Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Library YouTube Channel

The library has created a YouTube channel for all of our videos and online tutorials. Check them out here: http://www.youtube.com/user/stevenslibrary and let us know in the comments if there's anything you'd like us to cover in future screencasts! (Professors, you can also contact us at library [at] stevens [dot] edu to let us know if you'd like us to create a customized tutorial for your class or subject area.)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall Workshops

The Dangers and Advantages of Social Media (part of the Graduate Student Affairs Professional Development Series)

This presentation covers how to use social media in a positive fashion while avoiding common negative branding downfalls, and will be relevant to graduate students, club leaders, staff, and faculty.

Thursday, Sept. 23rd, 4 - 5 p.m. (Fielding Room, Howe Center)


Utilizing Library Resources & a discussion about Plagiarism (part of the Graduate Student Affairs Professional Development Series)

Thursday, Sept. 30th, 4 - 5 p.m. (Fielding Room, Howe Center)


Searching the Deep Web

Tuesday, Oct. 19th, 4 - 5 p.m. (Library Research Training Room 204)


Thesis and Ph.D. Dissertation Formatting and Submission (part of the Graduate Student Affairs Professional Development Series)

Thursday, Oct. 21st, 4 - 5 p.m (Fielding Room, Howe Center)


Using RefWorks

Learn how to use this online tool to manage, sort, and create citations and bibliographies from your research resources. This really is an incredibly useful tool if you are working on your thesis or dissertation, or doing research for a book or article.

Tuesday, Oct. 26th, 4 - 5 p.m. (Library Research Training Room 204)


Utilizing Library Resources from Off Campus: a Wimba live presentation

Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 4 - 5 p.m. (Online via Wimba)
Please send an email to linda.beninghove@stevens.edu if you would like to participate.


Utilizing Library Resources: Research for final papers & projects

Tuesday, Nov. 16th, 4 - 5 p.m. (Library Research Training Room 204)
Learn research tips and tricks for finding scholarly and professional articles & books to support your final papers and projects. We will also discuss citing sources. If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact linda.beninghove@stevens.edu


Using library research tools from off-campus (live online via eLearn)

Thursday, Nov. 18th, 4 - 5 p.m. (live online via eLearn)
Please send an email to linda.beninghove@stevens.edu if you would like to participate. You will receive an email with a link to the online classroom.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

JSTOR & RefWorks now available!

The library is happy to announce two new online tools for your research: JSTOR and Refworks.

JSTOR is a multi-disciplinary full-text database of scholarly journals, and will be especially helpful for those doing research in the humanities and social sciences. For more information on JSTOR, see: http://about.jstor.org/

RefWorks is an online citation manager, which allows you to export,
sort, edit and share references from many online sources, as well as create bibliographies in a variety of formats, all from a web-based portal. (Note: to use this tool, you will have to sign up for an individual account.) For more information on RefWorks, see: http://www.refworks-cos.com/about/

Off-campus users must access JSTOR and RefWorks through the library's online resources list, or use the following links:

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Springer Materials Free Trial

Now till Oct 29th, the library has trial access to the Springer Materials, the world's largest resource for physical & chemical data in materials science.

The details:
  • Based on Landolt-Börnstein, the unique and top-quality data collection in all areas of physical sciences and engineering
  • Includes 165,000 substances and material systems, 3,000 properties and 1,000,000 literature citations.
  • User friendly one-stop web platform
  • International experts scan the primary literature in more than 1000 peer-reviewed journals and evaluate and pre-select the most reliable and scientifically acknowledged data.
  • Researchers save time as they do not need to scan and assess primary literature themselves.
The link:

Find it on our Online Resource List

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hoboken public library welcomes students, faculty & staff

Did you know that as a Stevens student or faculty member you are eligible for a Hoboken Public Library card?

Hoboken Public Library, located on the corner of 5th Street and Park Avenue (across from Church Square Park), is a great place to check out popular reading, as well as video games, dvds, e-books and audiobooks.

Want to learn a foreign language or improve your English skills? Check out their Mango Languages collection!

HPL also hosts great lectures, workshops, movie viewings, book discussions and more! For a list of their upcoming events, see: http://hoboken.bccls.org/html/Events_adult.htm

For more information on how to apply for a card, click here, or check out the HPL website.