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Data Information Literacy - video and content

Find data information literacy presentations, exercises and discussions in data management and curation. Browse the contents of 2013 Data Information Literacy Symposium:

For futher information check the Data Information Project website.

EndNote, Dorothy Hill Engineering & Sciences Library

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EndNote workshops, Semester 1, 2014 in the Dorothy Hill Engineering & Sciences Library, Hawken Bldg 50 eZone:

  • Tuesday February 4, 1:30 - 3:30pm
  • Thursday April 10,1:30 - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday May 14, 9:30 - 11:30am

Book here

These 2 hour workshops cover setting up an EndNote library and importing references from the databases you use e.g. Web of Science. Working with EndNote and Word. Please email us if you have any queries.

Discover Astronomy Image Explorer

Astronomy Image Explorer (AIE) provides quick and easy access to thousands of images, illustrations, graphs, charts and videos appearing in the Astrononical journal, Astrophysical journal, Astrophysical journal letters and Astrophysical journal supplement series, published for the AAS by the IOP. The site is available free to all.


Searches for author, journal, citation, format and keywords can be done. Convenient tools are available to generation PowerPoint slides, download high-resolution images and obtain permissions and reuse information, or view the image in the context of the originally published research. Images are added as journals are published.

Google Scholar - My Library

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Google ScholarGoogle Scholar has launched a My Library option to save search results. You will notice a new 'Save' icon under the citation details on a search results screen. Click on 'Save' items will be saved to My Library. You need to be logged on to save search results. Click on the 'Cite' icon to export items to EndNote.

The next time you login your saved search items will still be available.

"Mapping Our World" at the National Library of Australia … and maps in the UQ Library

The National Library of Australia has recently launched a new exhibition, Mapping Out World : Terra Incognita to Australia which provides a never before seen glimpse into the world's cartographic history.

Highlights of the exhibition include the magnificent Fra Mauro Map of the World; the remarkable Boke of Idrography presented to Henry VIII; an intricate world map by the Benedictine monk Andreas Walsperger (1448); a fifteenth-century Ptolemy manuscript; magnificent and controversial 'Dieppe' charts; one of only four surviving copies of Mercator's groundbreaking 1569 projection, and original manuscript charts by Pacific navigators including Louis de Freycinet, James Cook and Matthew Flinders.

The National Library of Australia has a map collection of over 600,000 maps from early European charts to current mapping of Australia.

Just like the National Library of Australia, the University of Queensland Library also has a map collection. Though not as large as the National Library's, UQ Library's map collection still contains well over 34,000 cartographic items held across its 15 branches. UQ Library's map collection includes series of topographic, geophysical, geological, mineralogical and cadastral maps, general reference maps and atlases.

How do you find the map that you need for your research and study? There is a handy Maps "How-to" guide available from the UQ Library which explains exactly how you can best track down the map you need.

Managing your research data - workshop

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Managing research data effectively has become an important part of researchers' responsibilities. The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research stresses the importance of good stewardship of research data.

A one hour Research Data Management workshop will be held:

  • Date: Tuesday 22 October
  • Time: 10-11am
  • Location: Dorothy Hill Engineering and Sciences Library, eZone training room
  • Book online

The workshop will cover: Why manage research data? Creating a research data plan, tools to discover data, citing data, data storage and making your data visible using UQ eSpace.

Please email us if any queries.

Environment section now in JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments.

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, which is subscribed to by the library, has announced a new section, JoVE Environment.

"JoVE Environment is a multidisciplinary section devoted to the publication of research methods employed in environmental science and green technologies. JoVE Environment will feature experimental techniques and approaches aimed at understanding the earth, protecting natural resources, and creating a more sustainable and environmentally-conscious planet. And as with all of JoVE, all video articles are peer-reviewed."

EndNote in the DH Engineering & Sciences Library

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EndNote at the Dorothy Hill Engineering & Sciences Library, Hawken Bldg 50 eZone

  • Thursday September 26, 2013, 10am -12noon
  • Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Thursday November 21, 2013, 10am - 12noon

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Book here

These 2 hour workshops cover setting up an EndNote library and importing references from the databases you use e.g. Web of Science. Working with EndNote and Word. Please email us if you have any queries.

Final 2013 classes -- Endnote for Life and Health Sciences

Find out how to set up your own EndNote library and how to import records from searching databases or the library catalogue and use EndNote with your word processor to write papers and bibliographies.

Online Self-teaching tutorials also available.

Class Content:

At the end of this session class participants will be able to:

set up a new reference library
download references from databases
attach PDFs of journal articles to an EndNote record
search, sort and group within the library
choose an appropriate citation style to use with EndNote
use EndNote with Word to insert citations and create a bibliography

This class is delivered in one session but covers the same information as EndNote Part 1 and EndNote Part 2.

We suggest that you bring a USB for use in classes.
You will need to use your UQ username and password to access resources required in this class.
Due to the nature of the class, latecomers are not admitted.

Usual Duration: 3 hours
Prerequisite:

You should be able to:

Search the Library catalogue and save search results.
Find articles and save the information from a database.
Work with a word document

Class Schedule
When: Tuesday October 1, 2013, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: St Lucia - Biological Sciences Library, Biological Sciences eZone 1

When: Wednesday October 30, 2013, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: St Lucia - Biological Sciences Library, Biological Sciences eZone 1

When: Monday December 2, 2013, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: St Lucia - Biological Sciences Library, Biological Sciences eZone 1

Knovel - Looking for a specific material or property?

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Have you tried Knovel's new platform? Knovel is an ebook collection of key engineering reference books providing access to technical information with specialized search tools.

  • With Knovel you can analyze data, interact with live tables, graphs and equations, visualize results, plot points along curves and export images and data into Excel and other engineering applications.
  • Use the new Data Search query builder to search by material or substance name, by property, or using a combination. Drag and drop properties into the query builder and use numeric operators and boolean strings to run a search.

Find out more: watch the video - search tips