HOW TO SIGN YOUR NAME
When you write journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, etc., always sign your name consistently to allow future researchers to locate your research scholarship.
It is both difficult and time consuming to locate articles written by an author who signs his or her name in various ways, for example, if an author has not signed his or her name consistently, you as a researcher will need to search library databases such as PsycINFO and ERIC using all of the variations the author used when signing his or her name. The same is true for searching Google Scholar or Google.
It will also be difficult for the author to track citations to his or her articles for annual reviews or promotion purposes if he or she has signed them inconsistently.
We would advocate that you follow one of the following conventions.
First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name
First initial, Middle Name, Last Name
Thomson Reuters who created the Web of Science/Web of Knowledge database, is now encouraging researchers to sign up for a free ResearcherID. What does it do?
ResearcherID assigns a unique number to an author which allows other researchers to easily distinguish, for example, John A. Smith at Harvard from John A. Smith at Princeton. See for yourself. Researcher ID is an index for accurate author information and publication lists within the Web of Science/Web of Knowledge database.
You can register for free.
Please pass the word and join us Thursday, April 1 at 2:00pm in the Alderman Library Electronic Classroom for the next Scholars’ Lab GIS Workshop: “Finding and Appending Spatial Data.”
Participants will learn the best places to find spatial data and how to append tabular data to existing spatial data layers. These techniques are especially useful for demographic analysis.
Date: Thursday, April 1
Location: Alderman Library Electronic Classroom
NATION'S REPORT CARD: READING On March 24 The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will release The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2009 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
A live webcast will stream the announcement of the results beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET. To view the event, visit http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard
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Presenter: Dr. Daniel McCaffrey, Ph.D.
When: 11:00 am - Noon, Friday, March 26
Location: The CLIC, 3rd Floor, Ruffner Hall
Topic: Findings From an Experiment to Evaluate the Efficacy of Cognitive Tutor Geometry"
QUIET STUDY AREA
Need a quiet place to study in the CLIC? We have the perfect spot for you. To access this room, enter the main doors of the CLIC, turn right and walk to the far wall. The door to the room will be on your right.
Title: Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education
URL: Click here to acces this book (you must be using Proxy or UVaAnywhere if you are off-Grounds).
NEW BOOK BY CURRY GRADS
Title: Research on Technology in Social Studies Education
Author: John Lee & Adam M. Friedman
Location: Alderman Library, LB 1584.L396
WORKSHOP: MEDLINE DATABASE
Our library colleagues in the Health Sciences Library invite you to attend their Library Training classes. The next offering is a session focused on "Establishing Alerts to stay Current with your Research. " Background: Many databases and journal publishers such as Web of Science/Web of Knowledge offer current awareness services to update you on newly published articles. This session will discuss strategies for keeping current on your research topics as well as obtaining newly published table of contents from the journal titles of your choice.
Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: Noon - 1:00pm
Place: Health Sciences Library