2/27 Workshop: EndNote Citation Management

Free workshop Friday, 2/27, from 12-1 p.m. in the Innovative Learning Studio of Renne Library.

EndNote is now available for free for MSU users. See how EndNote X7 makes formatting citations and managing bibliographies easy! Learn to search, import records, add notes, find articles, manage PDFs, and format papers using any one of thousands of citation styles. This workshop covers how to get EndNote, share references, and use both the desktop and online version.

Registration is recommended but not required. Walk-ins welcome as long as there is room. Bring your own laptop and install EndNote during the workshop.

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2/24 Workshop: Excel in Depth (Formulas and Functions)

Free workshop Tuesday, 2/24, from 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. in the Heathcote Classroom of Renne Library.

Learn more about formulas & functions in Excel. Topics to cover: referencing cells in formulas, relative vs. absolute references, using auto-fill with formulas, searching for functions, If-Then statements, and more.

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Database Trial: Statista

A trial of Statista is available through March 13, 2015. Statista is an online statistics portal integrating data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista provides access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and other areas of interest or markets. Statista’s data sources include market research reports, such as the Ipsos Affluent Survey published annually by Ipsos Media, Simmons National Consumer Studies and Consumer Insights from Scarborough Research, as well as trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. For more information visit: http://www.statista.com/.

Statista_LogoStatista is available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server: .  Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten Ostergaard, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, kirsten.ostergaard (at) montana.edu.

NPS maps the nation’s quietest places

Noise map from the National Park Service.

Sound map courtesy of the National Park Service.

The National Park Service has released a new map showing human-caused noise levels at parks across the nation. Yellowstone National Park shows up as one of the quietest parks, according to CityLab, which reported on the map presented at last week’s meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Jose, California. The map is based on 1.5 million hours of sound level measurements conducted by the agency’s Natural Sounds and Night Skies division.  In the coming months, the library’s Acoustic Atlas will be collaborating with the National Park Service to record sounds and sound-related stories from Yellowstone and surrounding areas.

View the map at Science magazine. 

Read an abstract of the presentation by the National Park Service.

 

New Database: AIAA Meeting Papers

aiaa_logoThe American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics publishes approximately 5,000 papers from AIAA Forums and supported conferences annually. Covering every aspect of aerospace, the Meeting Papers represent the complete source of recent research results and thinking from engineering and science to policy and standards. A complete archive, researchers have access to historical first papers published by the AIAA in 1963 through current year.

The AIAA Meeting Papers are available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server: .  Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten Ostergaard, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, kirsten.ostergaard (at) montana.edu

Tip of the Week: PDF printing

Let’s revisit an old (but very useful) tip. Many people can experience a delay when printing PDFs, but here are some hints to speeding up your printing process on the library network.

  • Download your PDF. Don’t print directly from a web browser or even from D2L. Download the PDF somewhere safe and easily accessible, like your flash drive or the Saved Documents folder on your computer.
  • Open your PDF download with Adobe, and when you get to your Print box, click “Advanced” and then “Print as Image.” This can often cut down on the time it takes to download your file to the print server.

Happy printing!

 

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2/10 Workshop: Presentation Tips and Q&A

Free workshop 2/10 from 1-2 pm in the Innovative Learning Studio of Renne Library.

Learn about library resources that support the creation and practice of your presentation! Come with questions about Prezi, PowerPoint, Publisher, iMovie, and other software (including Apple). We will also talk about library hardware available for your use.

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