|September 13, 2012||Vol. 6, No. 7|
This class will focus on setting up the defaults in the software, downloading citations into RefWorks from databases, Google Scholar and the online catalog; creating a bibliography in APA style; and accessing the full text journal articles you import into your RefWorks folders. Attendees are encouraged to open a RefWorks account before you arrive. Be sure to use your U.Va. email address and computing ID when setting up your account.
The formula, outlined on Wednesday in the journal Nature, is intended to improve upon the h-index—a tally of a researcher’s publications and citations—by adding a few more numerical measures of a scientist’s publishing history to allow for predictions of future success.
Nancy Kechner will be holding office hours in the CLIC on Wednesdays from 1pm-5pm during the Fall semester. Nancy enjoys working with Excel, NVivo, SPSS, and all things data. She will be hosting several upcoming data workshops that we will promote in the newsletter, so stayed tuned!
You can set up an appointment by calling 434.924.0911, dropping by her desk in the CLIC (immediately to the right when you enter the CLIC), or by stopping by her office in Alderman Library's Scholars' Lab.
TOPIC: Getting Your Data on a Map
FREE CULTURAL DATASET
"The massive dataset is the descriptive information about Europe’s digitized treasures. For the first time, the metadata is released under the Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain Dedication, meaning that anyone can use the data for any purpose - creative, educational, commercial - with no restrictions. This release, which is by far the largest one-time dedication of cultural data to the public domain using CC0 offers a new boost to the digital economy, providing electronic entrepreneurs with opportunities to create innovative apps and games for tablets and smart phones and to create new web services and portals." From the 9/12/2012 press release.
The CLIC has a collection of 375 handbooks focusing on education, psychology and other relateed disciplines. While the handbooks cannot be checked out of the CLIC, students can scan chapters in the CLIC for free using the digital sender or pay to copy a chapter using the CLIC's printer. Faculty can use LEO to request a digitial copy of a chapter from a handbook..
There are also handbooks in other U.Va. libraries so you can check VIRGO to see which ones are in the collection, where they are located, and if they can be checked out of the library. In addition, the Library has purchased some handbooks online and they will also be in VIRGO. Search by title or keyword. While not all books with the word HANDBOOK in the title of the book are research oriented handbooks, many will be. And, of course, you can check with the CLIC librarians for help locating a handbook on your topic of interest.
THE GOOD OLD APP
The Good Old App, the Official Virginia mobile app, has something for everyone - students, faculty and staff, prospective students, alumni, parents, friends and fans.
The app features links to the library, events, calendar, news, Hoos buses, Cav Daily, songs, media, alerts, etc.
SCHOOL HOUSE B&BS FOR EDUCATORS
Teachers don't have to leave the schoolhouse any more when vacationing. This USA Today article provides descriptions and contact information on ten former schoolhouses that are now available as vacation rentals. The little red schoolhouse pictured above is located in Massachusetts. It is the oldest one room school house in New England and is listed as a U.S. National Historic Place. Hoo knew!