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Citation Manager Matchmaking

Fri, 2019-09-27 16:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

In this workshop, we’ll show what citation managers can do for you, from organizing pdfs to formatting bibliographies, and compare four major products: EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, and RefWorks. By the end of the session participants will be able to evaluate citation management tools and select those that best meet their needs. There will be lecture, demonstration, and time to install and explore the different citation managers with help from instructors.

Lunch will not be provided as part of this workshop, but feel free to bring your own.

Elena Feinstein is the Librarian for Biological Sciences and leads the natural sciences and engineering group in Duke University Libraries. She teaches information literacy and research skills, consults on research questions and projects, and helps manage the library's collection of journals, databases, books, and more. Elena's background includes research data management and K-12 science education.

Jodi Psoter is the Librarian for Chemistry and Statistical Science for Duke University Libraries. She teaches students, faculty, and staff how to make research more effective and the process more efficient using library resources. Jodi has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Library Science from Southern CT State University.

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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Low Maintenance Book Club reads "There There"

Thu, 2019-06-27 16:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

For the summer meeting of the Low Maintenance Book Club, we'll be discussing the 2019 Duke Summer Reads selection There There. It tells a powerful story of urban Native Americans confronting alcoholism, depression and unemployment amidst the historical backdrop of U.S. subjugation.

Copies of this book are available through the Duke Libraries (printonline and  e-audiobook) and from the Durham County Library (printlarge format print, ebook , e-audiobook and audiobook on CD).

We'll have light snacks (savory and sweet), and you're welcome to bring your lunch. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 

**Please note a change in meeting location: Bostock 121, the Murthy Digital Studio 

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Duke University Library's Low Maintenance Book Club

Tue, 2019-04-16 21:30
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

To close out the semester, we'll be discussing three selections from David Sedaris' newest collection of personal essays, Claypso:

  • “Why Aren’t You Laughing?”
  • “Now We Are Five”
  • “A Number of Reasons I’ve Been Depressed Lately”

Light refreshments will be served. Copies of this book are available for checkout from Duke University Libraries and Durham County Library. 

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Digital Scholar Lab - Demo + Discussion

Fri, 2019-02-15 14:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Digital Scholar Lab is a research platform for interacting with primary resource material, supporting the creation of custom content sets, analysis of that content using text analysis and visualization, and publishing of results. This workshop is an opportunity to show how this new database tool works with Gale’s collections and how it supports digital humanities methods of analysis. Participant feedback will help us to better assess the value of this tool for Duke instruction before we decide whether to purchase a subscription. In addition to gathering feedback on Digital Scholar Lab, this is an opportunity to hear and share approaches to introducing digital humanities in the classroom and to learn new ways we might innovate research and instruction at Duke.

The Libraries are currently running a trial of this tool, which will end January 31. Access to this tool is on-campus only, through the Database Trials page, (Note: You must login with a Google or Microsoft account in order to use this resource.) We encourage all participants to test Digital Scholar Lab ahead of the workshop, if possible, and to bring their own laptops to the workshop for more hands-on exploration. We will also have three desktop computers available on a first-come basis for anyone who would like to test this resource during the workshop.

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DUL's Low Maintenance Book Club: Love Between the Covers

Tue, 2019-02-12 22:30
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Have you ever fallen for a book? Want to shout your devotion from the rooftops, or *ahem* just share  it at a meeting? If so, join us for the February 12th Low Maintenance Book Club meeting to talk about your favorite reads from the past year and to get recommendations from others. If you tell us which books you’d like to talk about beforehand, we’ll try to have a library copy available for checkout at the meeting.  We’ll also have snacks and book-themed games to kick off the first meeting of the semester. We hope you’ll join us!

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Long Night Against Procrastination

Wed, 2018-12-05 00:00
Bostock Library - The Edge
West Campus

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—finals season, of course! We know you can hardly stand the wait for those magical days ahead, but the Long Night Against Procrastination can help make extra sure we’re all working at maximum productivity.

Spend an evening getting on top of everything you have to do—or just come and de-stress with our soothing activities, door prizes, and free coffee and snacks! However you want to approach it, we’re doing everything we can to make sure finals week is as simple and pain-free as possible.

Staff from the TWP Writing Studio and Duke Libraries will be on hand for help with writing and research. Chemistry and Computer Science tutors will also be available. Tutorial times:

  • Chem 101: 9-11pm
  • Chem 202: 7-11pm
  • CompSci 101: 7-11pm
  • CompSci 201: 7-9pm

Help us make the event green by bringing your own coffee mugs and water bottles, and let us help you ace finals week!

Sponsored by Duke University Libraries, the TWP Writing Studio, the Academic Resource Center, the Duke Student Wellness Center, and Duke Recreation and Physical Education.


Refreshments provided by Saladelia, Duke University Campus Club, and Friends of the Duke University Libraries.

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