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Business, Media, and Legal Research with Nexis Uni

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 21 February 2018 7:30 AM
Business, Media, and Legal Research with Nexis Uni: A Workshop by Ball State University Libraries

Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business, and legal sources from LexisNexis--including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790--with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as alerts and saved searches, and a collaborative work space with shared folders and annotated documents. Attend this workshop to find out about all the possibilities!
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Info Table: Copyright & Fair Use

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 7:30 AM
Info Table: Copyright & Fair Use

Have you ever quoted from a novel in a research paper? Shared a video with a friend? Whether we know it or not, we are constantly taking advantage of "fair use," a part of copyright law that lets all of us use other people's creations in limited ways to support free speech and education.
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Reminder about Citation Management Workshops

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 16 February 2018 8:00 AM
If you missed our citation management workshops earlier this semester, no worries--we have several more sessions scheduled for Spring 2018! Learn more.

February Digital Scholarship Lab Feed--Next Week

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 15 February 2018 9:00 AM
Telling Your Story with Maps: How to Use and Create Multimedia Web Maps for Use in Instruction and Research

Ball State University Libraries and the Digital Scholarship Lab invite you to the February Digital Scholarship Lab Feed, which will feature a video conference presentation focused on Esri's Story Map technology by Joseph Kerski. Kerski, currently the Education Manager at Esri, has also served as a geographer and cartographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Geological Survey. The Digital Feed will focus on the advantages of using Esri's Story Map technology as both a teaching and research tool within an academic setting.

After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for access to the Story Maps application through the Ball State ArcGIS Online account and request online or one-on-one instruction for using Story Maps with the University Libraries' GIS Specialist, Angie Gibson.

Space is limited, so please R.S.V.P. to dsl@bsu.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19. A box lunch will be provided. Please indicate any special dietary needs you may have.

This event will be located on the first floor of Bracken Library at the Schwartz Digital Complex/Digital Scholarship Lab.

Event: DSL Digital Feed
Speaker: Joseph Kerski
Title: Telling Your Story with Story Maps: How to Use and Create Multimedia Web Maps for Use in Instruction and Research
Date/Time: Thursday, February 22, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Complex/Digital Scholarship Lab
R.S.V.P. to: dsl@bsu.edu


Angela S. Gibson, GISP
Ball State University Libraries
GIS Specialist

James J. Connolly
Director, Center for Middletown Studies
George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of History
Co-Director, Digital Scholarship Lab

Michael Szajewski
Ball State University Libraries
Assistant Dean for Digital Scholarship and Special Collections
Co-Director, Digital Scholarship Lab
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Graduate Student Workshop: Identifying Sources for Funding and Research

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 14 February 2018 7:30 AM
Identifying Sources for Funding and Research: Graduate Student Edition

Ball State University Libraries and the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) are combining forces to help graduate students find funding sources for 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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"Publishing as a Graduate Student" Workshop

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 12 February 2018 7:30 AM
Our popular Publishing as a Graduate Student workshop will be offered in-person (in Ball Communication room 129) or online. If you choose to attend the workshop online, you will receive instructions for accessing it approximately one week before the event. Learn more.

Creating an Online Portfolio with Google Sites for Students

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 08 February 2018 8:00 AM
Creating an Online Portfolio with Google Sites for Students

This workshop offered by Ball State University Libraries will help you learn the basics of Google Sites, a free tool for creating websites. You'll get an overview of the tools available in Google Sites that can help you create an effective online portfolio for your future endeavors.
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Citation Management Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 26 January 2018 7:30 AM
Join Ball State University Libraries for upcoming workshops all about citation management. We offer sessions on RefWorks as well as sessions on EndNote (for Mac or PC users). Register online for those that suit your interests and schedule.
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Friday Night Cardboard, Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Saturday, 09 September 2017 4:00 PM

Join Ball State University Libraries for Friday Night Cardboard on the third Friday of every month when Fall and Spring classes are in session, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Bracken Library’s lower level. Board, card, and word games from Educational Technology & Resources' collection 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.
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