Monday, April 23, 2007

Keep Your Research Skills Sharp with Scopus Tutorials

Did you know that the Scopus database now offers an interactive tutorial series?

Helpful topics include how to search for an article, how to save a search, and how to set up alerts to let you know when your paper is cited.

Check them all out at:

Monday, April 16, 2007

From the ResourceShelf: Intellectual Property, the World Tour

Once again from the good people at ResourceShelf: international intellectual property resources.

Oh, and by the way, if you have any good resources you'd like us to share with the Stevens Community, feel free to drop us an e-mail.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

From the ResourseShelf... 2007 Global Calendars!

ResourceShelf, a lovely blog that aims to share useful, cool and often quirky resources found by researchers and librarians, has a great post listing lots and lots of calendars of upcoming events.

Among those listed are the global election calendar, world events calendar, international sports calendar, NASA space calendar and the global trade show calendar.

They update the list on a regular basis, so you may want to bookmark...

Monday, April 2, 2007

Creating the Perfect Password

Some of us here at the library were just discussing (read: complaining about) websites' rules for creating a password. It seems that every time we create an account somewhere new, there is a longer list of requirements... For example, I recently visited a site that required your password to be a minimum of 8 characters, containing at least 2 numbers (which could not be at the beginning or end) and at least one capital letter. It just seemed a bit ridiculous and overly-complicated, until I came across this article.

As more and more personal information goes online, this serves as a good little reminder that though we may be becoming more comfortable putting ourselves out there into the virtual world, we still need to remember to proceed with some caution.