POSTERS SESSIONS HELD IN THE CLIC
The students in EDLF 7100, Contemporary Educational Issues, held two class poster sessions in the CLIC, May 3, 2011. In addition to food for the mind provided by the students' posters, Ed Council provided coffee and bagels for visitors to the sessions.
PUBGET FULL TEXT
The PubMed database is an indispensable tool for searching biomedical literature. At times, however, having more ingenious search options would be valuable. PubGet, a biomedicine search engine similar to PubMed, is one such search option.
"Each year, scientists spend about a half-billion minutes searching for biomedical literature/health sciences online. This is time they could better spend curing disease and building the future. Pubget's mission is to give them—you!—that time back," states staff. Enter a search, click the link, and the full text displays. Test drive Pubget today!
Our library colleagues in the Health Sciences Library invite you to attend their Online Class: Beyond PubMed
Date: Wednesday, May 25
Time: Noon - 1:00pm
Description: Do you wish you could:
If so, this class is for you. The Health Science librarians will review several free search tools designed to enhance your literature search experience.
- View the most relevant articles first?
- See who --or which institution-- has published on a topic?
- See search results grouped by concepts that are difficult to search, e.g. biological processes or cell components?
- Copy and paste an abstract into a search box to locate similar papers?
Note: Information for logging into the course will be provided upon registration.
2010 EDITION AVAILABLE
The Digest of Education Statistics' primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons.
The Digest of Education Statistics (NCES 2011-015) and the Mini-Digest (NCES 2011-016) are reports from the National Center for Education Statistics of the Institute of Education Sciences.
CLIC EXAM HOURS
Monday - Thursday: 8am-10pm
Friday: 8am- 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Exam hours for all UVa Libraries.
As Curry's graduates become alumni, they are entitled to many new benefits. They will have free access, after registering, to five research databases provided by the U.Va. Office of Engagement in partnership with the University Library.
In addition, they will continue to have access to their RefWorks accounts. However, access to full text will cease at the end of summer. If employed at a university or college, they would have access to the full text provided by that institution. That said, if they had attached the full text article to a citation, they would continue to have full text access to those articles.
For additional alumni benefits such as Alumni Career Services, learning and travel opportunities, or the alumni directory see the UVa Alumni Association web site.
Since 2009, Alec Landow has been the CLIC librarians' intrepid student assistant, shelving books, setting up the CLIC for research presentations, answering reference questions, and generally doing whatever needed to be done to make your library experience successful and pleasant. Happily for him and sadly for us, he is graduating this spring with a degree in Physics and a minor in Asian Studies. Fortunately, he will be conducting lab research here at UVa this summer and he will also continue working in the CLIC during that time period. We wish Alec all the best in the next chapter of his life!
OUR ABILITY TO LEARN
I often ask people especially noneducators, "how much of what you do in your job or profession did you learn in high school? in college? In the last five years? In the last month? How much of living and working today is significantly dependent on our ability to learn...."
--Educator and author DAVID WARLICK
Perhaps no area of higher education IT is evolving more rapidly than mobile computing. Because eighty-five percent of the higher education IT community EDUCAUSE surveyed said they need more information to advance their mobile computing initiatives', EDUCAUSE convened a Mobile Computing 5-Day Sprint, April 25–29. This was a free, pilot experience designed for the higher education community to engage in discussions on the many ways mobile technologies are altering higher education. The web seminars filled up within hours of the first announcement, but the sessions were recorded for folks who were unable to register in time. The Tuesday April 26 seminar on Teaching and Learning may be of the most interest to the Curry community.
LAST NEWSLETTER OF THE SEMESTER
The newsletter will return the first week of the summer session. Carole and Kay would like to thank everyone for making the CLIC an enjoyable and rewarding environment in which to work and for letting us get to know you
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