AERA Dissertation Grants. AERA provides
dissertation support for advanced doctoral
students to undertake doctoral dissertations using data from the large-scale national or international
data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and other federal agencies. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. The selection process is competitive. The application deadline is January 10, 2011. For detailed information, click here.
SPRING SEMESTER COURSE RESERVES
For those of you needing materials placed on reserve in the CLIC, please use the online request form to make your requests. Items on reserve in the CLIC may not be checked out. Should you need your materials available for check out, select Clemons Library instead of the CLIC as the location for your reserve materials.
HOLIDAY HOURS IN THE CLIC
Bavaro and Ruffner Hall will be on card swipe access only for Curry Students, Faculty and Staff effective 6:00 PM on Wednesday, December 23rd through 7:00 AM on Monday January, 3rd. Please note that the University will be open Tuesday December 28th through Thursday December 30th. Ruffner and Bavaro will remain on Curry card swipe only. On the days that Ruffner is open, the CLIC will be open from 8am until 5pm and one of the librarians will be available to assist you during that time.
'TIL NEXT YEAR!
This will be the last Education Services newsletter of 2010. Your librarians would like to wish all of you a safe journey on your travels and a very wonderful holiday season. We look forward to seeing you in 2011.
In this 4 minute video Hans Rosling examines the correlation between income growth and life expectancy in 200 countries over the last 200 hundred years in an amazing animation. Take a look, you may want to try to visualize your data to get maximum distribution and understanding!
The CLIC librarians would like to share with you some of the many contributions Dave Drucker (ddu2) made to scholarship, teaching and research. In the early 1990's Betsy Anthony was the Director of the Education Library. She and Dave initiated installing cables into the ceiling throughout Ruffner so the library could offer database searching in faculty offices via cd-roms. Curry was the first UVa school to have this new service. When the internet came into being and databases moved online, Dave was back. This time, he installed ethernet cables. Years later, Dave was back to installed wireless access. Now, we all could be scholars at any time of the day or night! In addition to being committed to information access, Dave was the point man for those times when technology reared its ugly head and would not work. Dave saved many class presentations. Sometimes he plugged in a computer cord that someone forgot to plug in, sometimes he had to perform elegant workaround solutions for misbehaving projectors and sometimes, he had to unplug us with his laughter. This immediately downsized the problem and underscored all was not lost as the teacher, content, and students were more important than the technology for learning. And we would be remiss not to create a lasting memory of the many students Dave helped. He volunteered to be the Curry person who would keep up with the students who embrace technology and continue to change the world into a more connected and more caring environment. Dave inspired us all to do our best. He loved libraries and schools and most of all he loved all of us.
We are excited to announce that you can now search the Web Of Science databases and download your results to RefWorks!
Look for this icon after you select the citations you want to export from the following WOS databases:
- Web of Science Search by author, keyword, journal name (be sure when searching by author to enter the authors Last name, first INITIAL (do NOT enter their first name), second INITIAL (if there is one. And remember, you may need to search using all variations such as
the following. The good news is you can use
- Cited Reference Search
IN OTHER LIBRARIES
There are many useful handbooks in the UVa libraries on-Grounds as well as in the Cloud (e-books). The links below can lead you to books in which the word "HANDBOOK" is a subject. Once you click on the link, you can narrow down the number by using the facets on the left. For example: 1) year published, 2)author subject 3) call number, 4) subject (list filters by number of books on subject X as opposed to alphabetical filing, so look carefully at all options), etc.
Biology Psychology Library
The Cloud (internet ebook)
The Cloud (internet ebooks with LB call number)
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