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EndNote for Nicholas School Professional Students

course-support-training-feed - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:00
Fri, Jan 23, 2015: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)

Save research and writing time by learning EndNote, a powerful citation management tool. In this class, you will learn how to automatically enter citations from databases into EndNote and then use EndNote to easily format your citations into bibliographies. Class time will also be spent on how to and when to cite and on ways to avoid plagiarism.

Presented by Michael Peper, Librarian for the Nicholas School and the Departments of Mathematics and Statistical Science


Prospects for Accountability in Latin America

Library News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:00
This will include speakers Kate Doyle, Jo Marie Burt and Diane Nelson. Free lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to emily.stewart@duke.edu by Wednesday, January 21st at 12 p.m. Kate Doyle is a Senior Analyst of U.S. policy in Latin America at the National Security Archive. She directs several major research projects, including the Guatemala Project, which collects declassified U.S. and Guatemalan government documents on the countries' shared history from 1954, and the Evidence Project, connectin

Open (aka Google) Refine

Library News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:00
Tue, Jan 20, 2015: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom) Open Refine (formerly Google Refine) is a tool for working with semi-structured datasets. It allows you to explore data, easily find facet patterns within data, enables simple detection of data inconsistencies, and offers quick clean-up and transformation options. Open Refine is an often intuitive but powerful tool for normalizing

Active Learning Roundtable

Library News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 19:00
Fri, Jan 16, 2015: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) The CIT’s Active Learning Roundtable is an ongoing opportunity for Duke faculty to meet and share ideas. Every three weeks, faculty from around the university are invited to bring ideas and examples of what works in their classroom. We will focus on a range of topics including brief activities suc

Reproducible Research Practices (Courtney Soderberg, Center for Open Science)

Edge Events - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 19:00
Fri, Jan 16, 2015: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

This workshop will begin with an overview of the current reproducibility crisis in science (ex. in AAAS and Economist) and a discussion of the the factors that contribute to low levels of reproducibility. We will give an overview of various research practices that scientists can implement in their workflows to increase the reproducibility of their research and tools that can help them make these changes. The emphasis will be on practical solutions.


SSRI~ Workshop: Endnote

Library News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:30
This workshop focuses on the basics of working with EndNote and Microsoft Word. We will create a new EndNote library, create references, import references from databases and import references from the Duke Library Catalog. The second section of the workshop involves putting EndNote reference in Microsoft Word, preparing in-text citations, reference lists and standalone bibliographies. Registration required; please click "More Information" below to access the registration form.

CIT Office Hours

Library News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 18:00
Thu, Jan 15, 2015: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be availa

Open House for The Edge

Edge Events - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 18:00
Wed, Jan 14, 2015: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Lounge

Help us celebrate the completion of The Ruppert Commons for Research + Technology + Collaboration (also known as "The Edge")!

Remarks at 1:30 p.m. by Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs.

  • Tour the new spaces, labs, and project rooms
  • Meet and mingle with library staff and The Edge support teams
  • Learn how The Edge can support your research and project work
  • Free giveaways
  • Enjoy refreshments by Parker and Otis

For more information, visit library.duke.edu/edge.


CIT Office Hours

Library News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 15:00
Wed, Jan 14, 2015: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be avai

SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to Survey Research

Library News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 20:00
This workshop is designed for researchers new to survey research who are considering using an original survey to collect data. The workshop begins with a discussion of the advantages and opportunities that surveys can offer, as well as when surveys are not appropriate or beneficial for research projects and a quick overview of some alternative methods of data collection. It then provides an overview of the entire survey research process, including theoretical development, mode choice, question

Fusion Tables - Simple Mapping and Charting

Library News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 18:00
Mon, Jan 12, 2015: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM See event description

Fusion Tables - Simple Mapping and Charting

Edge Events - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 18:00
Mon, Jan 12, 2015: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Break down the bariers surrounding your data:  combine tables, mark locations, shade regions, make charts and graphs, hosts and share with ease. This introduction to the features of Google Fusion Tables will provied an overview of many Fusion Table capabilities such as merging datasets, filtering and aggregating data, and visualizing data by creating online maps and graphs.  For certain tasks, it can serve as an alternative to using statistical software such as Stata or GIS software such as ArcGIS.  NOTE - This course does NOT provide computers- please bring a laptop to participate.


Laptop required to complete workshop.

CIT Office Hours

Library News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 18:00
Thu, Jan 8, 2015: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be availab

CIT Office Hours

Library News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:00
Wed, Jan 7, 2015: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be avail

CIT Office Hours

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Thu, Dec 18, 2014: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be availa

From Duke Research: Beautiful Images, Inspiring Research

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:05
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An eye-catching look back at the best research images of 2014 from around Duke

From Duke Research: Beautiful Images, Inspiring Research

Blogs Featured Posts - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:05
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An eye-catching look back at the best research images of 2014 from around Duke

CIT Office Hours

Library News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:00
Wed, Dec 17, 2014: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be avai

Tizhe Lizanguage bizof Lizovers: Carny Latin Reincarnated

Rubenstein Technical Services - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:58
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While I processed a collection of correspondence between two lovers, a handful of letters stuck out. Martha Simpson, then Martha Eleanor Booker, a young African American woman working on her teaching degree at Elizabeth City Teachers College, had a penchant for writing in code. Paul Simpson, her love interest, did not share the same inclination, but did indulge her in his responses. As I read through the letters, the code used in three of them piqued my curiosity. My search revealed that the code used seems to be a form of carnival Pig Latin, also known as Czarny, Z-Latin, or Carny (Hautzinger 30).

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Martha first sneaks in her secret code at the closing of a letter from January 10, 1951, with a little taunt, “Ha, ha, I bet you can’t read it.” Paul’s response to this letter, dated January 13, 1951, briefly acknowledges that he, indeed, could read her secret language with the opening line “Dizear Cizheré,” before continuing his letter unencumbered by the extra z’s.

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But Martha doesn’t give up.  She continues the code in a response from January 17, 1951, written half in this “z-language,” eventually switching back to conventional English.

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Martha’s next letter clearly was not on pink paper (did you catch that one?), but she did keep on with her code. The secret language was formed by inserting iz after the first consonant, and if there was no consonant present, beginning the word with biz. In linguistic circles, this is known as iz-infixation and has been linked to rap and hip-hop music. Examples include Frankie Smith’s 1981 hits Double Dutch Bus and Slang Thang (or Slizang Thizang), both of which boast the iz-infix in their lyrics. More recent examples include work by Snoop Dogg and Kanye West (Viau 1). But these letters come decades before the iz-infix made it big in music, and the question remains: Where did this secret language come from?

We think the answer is this: carnival slang. Published accounts of Carny go back to 1926 (Russell and Murray 401), well before Martha was writing to Paul. It was a language immersed in the subculture of the carnival, intended to distinguish between outsiders and the true Carnies, given the questionable legality of the carnival. Sarah Hautzinger describes it as a dialect that “rearranges English to make it unintelligible to the unenlightened ear” (32). In Czarny, “a Z-sound is inserted after the first consonant, and if the word begins with a vowel, before the vowel sound, in the first syllable only” (32). This certainly seems a lot like the iz-infixes found in the letters between Martha and Paul. Rumor has it that this carny talk found its way into popular culture years later.

Whether or not their secret language was descended from Z-Latin, the coded (and uncoded) correspondence between Martha and Paul D. Simpson provides an interesting read. Recently acquired by the Rubenstein, these roughly 300 letters detail the love, life, and struggles of a young African American couple on their way to becoming teachers.

For more information on the Martha and Paul D. Simpson Papers, check out the collection guide.

For further reading on Carny Latin and the iz-infix, see:

Hautzinger, Sarah. “Carnival Speech: Making the Jump.” Journal of American Culture, 13: 29–33, 1990. Web. 16 December 2014.

Russell, Carol L. and Thomas E. Murray. “The Life and Death of Carnie.” American Speech, Vol. 79 No. 4: 400-416, 2004. Web. 16 December 2014.

Viau, Joshua. “Introducing English [IZ]-Infixation: Snoop Dogg and bey-[IZ]-ond.” 2006 LSA Summer Meeting, 24 June 2006. Web.  16 December 2014.

Post contributed by Janice Hansen, a Ph.D. student in Germanic Languages &  Literature and Technical Services intern at The Rubenstein. 

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