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"Literary Lives" Workshop from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 29 September 2016 12:00 PM
In Their Own Words: Manuscripts, Letters, and Other Primary Sources about Literary Lives

Authors, poets, and playwrights are known for their writing, but not all of them leave behind a handy autobiography or memoir. However, you can still read their own reflections on their lives and times. Come to this workshop to find out how you can find published collections of journals, diaries, and letters, and collections of manuscripts and other personal papers at Ball State University Libraries and elsewhere. Sign up online at the link below, and join us next week!

Wednesday, October 5
2:00-2:50 p.m.
Bracken Library room 225
Register online
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Faculty Workshop: "Identifying Sources for Funding and Research"

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 29 September 2016 7:30 AM
Identifying Sources for Funding and Research: Faculty Edition

Ball State University Libraries and the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) are combining forces to help you find funding for your research and creative work. Jessie Roark, Outreach and Education Coordinator, will give a tutorial on COS Pivot, the largest funding opportunity and researcher expertise database, as well as other resources SPA has to offer. Brenda Yates Habich, Information Services Librarian, will share strategies for using Web of Science, a powerful database helpful in crafting necessary research in preparing literature reviews for grant proposals.
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"Current Contents Connect" Workshop from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2016 7:30 AM
Current Contents Connect: Research Trends, Table of Contents, and More

This workshop will provide an overview of Current Contents Connect, a database that allows users to track trends and discover new areas of study. CCC offers abstracts and bibliographic information for many scholarly journals. You will also have access to the tables of contents for top-ranked journals across the breadth of disciplines that are indexed in Web of Science. CCC functions seamlessly with Web of Science to connect users to key citations and analytics data for their research.
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Reminder about Upcoming EndNote Workshops

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 19 September 2016 2:00 PM
Getting Started with EndNote (Mac or PC)
Need to manage lots of citations? EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA. If you are affiliated with Ball State University you may download a copy from the Ball State University Software and Services Download Site (Ball State username and password required). Feel free to download the software and bring your laptop to the session. If you prefer, there will be someone available to assist you with downloading the appropriate software at the session. Choose between four sessions, all taking place in Bracken Library room 225:

Wednesday, September 21, 10:00-10:50 a.m. - Register online
Thursday, September 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Register online
Monday, October 3, 10:00-10:50 a.m. - Register online
Tuesday, October 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Register online
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Graduate-Level Research Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 12 September 2016 8:00 AM
If you missed last week's Thesis Research: Getting Started workshop, don't worry; Ball State University Libraries are offering more sessions in September and October, plus several other workshops for graduate-level research. Register below for the sessions that suit your interests and schedule. Learn more.

"IEEE Xplore Digital Library" Workshops

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 09 September 2016 8:00 AM
Ball State University Libraries recently acquired the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. This database contains almost one-third of the world's current literature in electrical engineering, communications, and computer science, as well as conference proceedings and IEEE standards. Our upcoming workshop will demonstrate how to access and navigate the IEEE Xplore Digital Library's interface and efficiently retrieve relevant sources from its immense collection. Choose between any of the following sessions taking place in September and October. All sessions will take place in Bracken Library room 225. Learn more.

Friday Night Cardboard Returns to Bracken Library

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 07 September 2016 12:00 PM
Join Ball State University Libraries for Friday Night Cardboard on the third Friday of every month, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., when Fall and Spring classes are in session on Bracken Library's lower level. Board, card, and word games from Educational Technology & Resources' growing collections will be available to play, including modern board games like Dominion, Ticket to Ride, and Settlers of Catan, and family classics like Monopoly, Scrabble, and Uno. Participants are also welcome to bring a game of their own to share.

Advance registration is not required. Just show up, and bring your friends!

Friday Night Cardboard will take place on the following dates during the 2016-2017 school year, so mark your calendars:

September 16, 2016
October 21, 2016
November 18, 2016
January 20, 2017
February 17, 2017
March 17, 2017
April 21, 2017
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Library Workshops for Future K-12 Teachers

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 05 September 2016 12:00 PM
Ball State University Libraries are offering a new series of workshops all about library resources and skills for future K-12 teachers! Register online for the sessions that suit your interests and schedule. Learn more.

"Thesis Research: Getting Started" Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 02 September 2016 7:30 AM
Ball State University Libraries' popular "Thesis Research: Getting Started" workshop is packed with information about the research process to help you get your thesis project off the ground. Learn about research tools and strategies that will help you gather sources for your literature review. You'll learn how to get the most out of databases such as Dissertations & Theses, WorldCat, and Web of Science (which covers science, social sciences, and humanities content).

We are offering two on-campus sessions in Bracken Library room 225 in September, plus a third session in October that can be attended either in person (in Ball Communications room 129) or remotely (once you are registered, we will send you instructions for access). This workshop will provide you an opportunity to ask questions regardless of your location.
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