About the Research Resources Forum (RRF) 2013 - Sciences

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The Northwestern University Library looks forward to supporting your graduate studies and research!  In 2013, we are pleased to announce several opportunities for incoming doctoral students to learn about our resources and services.   We have customized several orientations for graduate students in humanities, social sciences, and some science disciplines, as outlined below.

Incoming doctoral students in Chemistry and the IBiS (Interdepartmental Biological Sciences program) are invited to special, one hour programs on September 5 (Chemistry, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.) and September 19 (IBiS, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.). Subject specialists will be available at these sessions.
 
For incoming doctoral students in humanities and social sciences disciplines, the University Library, in partnership with the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (WCAS),  The School of Communication (SoC), The School of Education and Social Policy (SESP),  the Bienen School of Music, and The Graduate School (TGS) will host a half-day program – the Research Resources Forum (RRF), on September 23. The purpose of the Forum is to introduce students to the vast array of resources available via the University Library, and to provide a solid working overview of those materials, tools, and techniques that are relevant to scholarly research.
 
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Harriet Lightman, the library coordinator for the RRF. We hope to see you on in September, and we welcome you to Northwestern University.
 
Sincerely,
Sarah M. Pritchard
Dean of Libraries
Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian
Northwestern University

Establishing Your Northwestern Research Workflow: Library Support for the Biological Sciences
Thursday, September 19, 1-2 PM.
Seeley G. Mudd Library, Room 231
 
Steven Adams, Life Sciences Librarian
Cunera Buys, E-Science Librarian

Starting graduate school at a new institution means getting used to a new set of resources to assist you in conducting research. The Northwestern University Library has vast electronic and print collections and a plethora of tools and services to help you establish your new research workflow. In this short workshop we will cover NU library basics such as requesting books and articles and accessing e-journals from off campus. We will also introduce you to tools for literature searching, organizing your personal library, preparing manuscripts for publication, sharing articles with your research group, and managing your research data.
 
Registration information will be sent directly to students from the Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Graduate Program.
Light refreshments will be served.
 
Establishing Your Northwestern Research Workflow: Library Support for Chemistry
Thursday, September 5, 1-2 PM.
Seeley G. Mudd Library, Room 231
 
Cunera Buys, E-Science Librarian and Acting Chemistry Liaison
Steven Adams, Life Sciences Librarian

Starting graduate school at a new institution means getting used to a new set of resources to assist you in conducting research. The Northwestern University Library has vast electronic and print collections and a plethora of tools and services to help you establish your new research workflow. In this short workshop we will cover NU library basics such as requesting books and articles and accessing e-journals from off campus. We will also introduce you to tools for literature searching, organizing your personal library, preparing manuscripts for publication, sharing articles with your research group, and managing your research data.
 
Registration information will be sent directly to students from the Chemistry Graduate Program.
Light refreshments will be served.

Instructors
Steve Adams, Life Sciences Librarian and Liaison for Environmental Studies
Cunera Buys, E-Science Librarian

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Garton at s-garton@northwestern.edu. There are other resources available to learn about the library and other parts of the university.