Winter Break Library Workshops for Faculty

Introduction to Citation Management

This workshop will present an introduction to citation (or reference) managers that can help to organize, create, and format bibliographies and in-text citations.  We will introduce and compare two tools, EndNote and Zotero, and help you to choose which software might best meet your needs and those of your students.  At the end of the workshop, we will provide individual assistance for downloading and installing the tool of your choice onto your laptop.

Thursday, January 9, 11:00-Noon, Electronic Classroom, H-L Library, lower level.

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Zotero 101

Zotero can automatically create, manage, and capture citation information and documents “right where you do your work,” in your web browser.  With Zotero you can also easily create bibliographies, references, and citations.  In this hour-long workshop you will learn to create citations and import citation information from web pages and from online indexes and databases, to organize your research resources, and to insert citations directly into your documents.

Monday, January 13, 10-11 a.m., Electronic Classroom, H-L Library, lower level.

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EndNote 101

EndNote is citation management software that allows you to maintain a “personal library” of references and citations and to manage large libraries of documents. In this hour-long workshop you will learn to create citations and import citation information from online indexes and databases, to organize your research resources, and to insert citations directly into your documents.

Wednesday, January 15, 10-11 a.m., Electronic Classroom, H-L Library, lower level.

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Getting the Most from Scopus

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, providing coverage of journal articles, book series, trade publications and conference papers in all disciplines. This session will help you make the most of the Library’s newest database and replacement for Web of Science. We will demonstrate useful search techniques and “smart tools” such as creating alerts for new issues of your most-used journals or when your articles are cited and using Scopus journal ranking to identify the best fit for your manuscript submissions.

Tuesday, January 7, 10-10:45 a.m., Electronic Classroom, H-L Library, lower level.

Wednesday, January 15, 1:30-2:15 p.m., Electronic Classroom, H-L Library, lower level.

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought Lecture Series

Join us for another Food For Thought,
the Bowdoin Student Government/Library student lecture series

Monday, December 9th at 9:00pm in the Nixon Lounge on the 3rd floor of H-L Library.

Oriana Farnham, ’15: “Story of My Life: An Inside Look at the One Direction Fan-girl Phenomenon”

Alexi Robbins, ’14: “Design: Totally Made up and Mostly Useless”

Food and Refreshments Provided

See you there!

Citation Drop-In Clinics: It’s Stylin’ Time

You finished the research for your project or paper, read many articles, books, documents, viewed countless videos, web pages and images, and written your paper.  “It’s Stylin’ Time,” time to document your sources and create your citations.  References? In-text? Bibliography? Works cited? Reference lists? Footnotes? Endnotes?  Whatever you call it….We’re here to help.

The Hawthorne Longfellow Library will host Citation Drop-In Clinics beginning the week of May 5th at the H-L Reference Desk. Librarians will provide dedicated assistance with creating citations for print, electronic, images, blogs, and many other sources, in a variety of citation styles, including MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian. EndNote and Zotero assistance will also be available at the clinics.

Citation Drop-In Clinics at the HL Reference Desk:

Monday, May 5th, 8:00-9:00PM
Wednesday, May 7th, 3:00-4:00PM
Thursday, May 8th, 4:00-5:00PM

Not able to drop-in during for our scheduled citation clinics?  Citation help is always available at the H-L Reference Desk, or contact us via email, chat, or schedule an appointment through Ask Us.  24/7 citation assistance is also available on our webpage at: http://library.bowdoin.edu/help/citationguides-by-subject.shtml

“The Place Show” – The New Ramp Gallery Exhibit

The Place Show

  • Does understanding of place affect the work we make?
  • When creating a work are we reflecting on a place we are inspired by?
  • Does the space where we create work indirectly or directly influence our process and outcomes?
  • Is your understanding of place metaphoric, for example a “place or time in your life”?
  • What does “place” mean to you?

 

 

For this exhibit, curator James Boeding ’14, solicited submissions from peers across campus in response to the theme of “place.” The resulting installation, juxtaposes text and image in an easy and balanced manner.

Please join us in the Ramp Gallery, a student-curated venue on the lower level
of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library,
to celebrate the artists and the results of this collaboration.

Food For Thought November 18

Food for Thought Lecture Series

Join us for another Food For Thought,
the Bowdoin Student Government/Library student lecture series

Monday, November 18th at 9:00pm in the Nixon Lounge on the 3rd floor of H-L Library.

Clare Stansberry, ’14: “Welcome to the Mesosoic: Imagining Dinosaurs in Their Natural Habitat”

Jacob Reiben, ’17: “Life Without Brakes: BMX and Extreme Sports Culture in Brooklyn”

Food and Refreshments Provided

See you there!

Food for Thought

Food for Thought Lecture Series

Join us for Food For Thought,
the Bowdoin Student Government/Library student lecture series

Monday, November 4th at 9:00pm in the Nixon Lounge on the 3rd floor of H-L Library.

Chrissy Hayes, ’14: “Headscarves and Beekeeping”

Emma Johnson, ’14: “Polishing the Jewel of Africa: Government and Public Education in Botswana Today”

Food and Refreshments Provided

See you there!

Artist’s reception for Jack Mensik (2014), “90 Miles”

90 Miles

90 Miles

Thursday, October 17th , 4:30pm-6pm
The Ramp Gallery in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library

The show, “90 Miles” is a photo exhibition complimented by Jack’s written observations about culture and the political climate in contemporary Cuba. Jack will lead a gallery discussion during the reception.

“90 miles across those waters lies a world that is very different from the one Cubans have known all their lives. The US is truly so close yet so far away. Cubans keep up with American pop music by tuning into American radio stations. I would sit on the Malecón at night and wonder if I could see the lights from Key West.”

See video of Jack discussing the photos Capitolo, Malecon, and 90 Miles.

The Ramp Gallery, located underground in the space between H-L and Hubbard Stacks, will be available for exhibitions of student work from all disciplines: photography, fiber arts, science poster presentations, etc. Work completed for classes or independently are both welcome.

Interested in exhibiting your work in the gallery? Email a brief proposal to The Ramp Gallery at rampgallery@bowdoin.edu.

New Library Database Content: Nineteenth Century Collections Online

 Just in time for your summer research, some fascinating new content has been added to the Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) database:

Photography: the World Through the Lens assembles collections of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe.

Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925 covers every aspect of nineteenth-century science: electricity and electromagnetism, mathematics and engineering, astronomy and astrophysics, color theory and the theory of natural selection, geology and mineralogy, chemistry and medicine. This period was also considered the last great age of discovery, as explorers charted the interiors of the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

Women: Transnational Networks focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early-twentieth century, all through a transnational perspective. The collection contains deep information on European and North American movements, but also expands its scope to include collections from other regions.

Happy summer (researching)!

Meet Some Therapy Dogs

bernie

I’m Too Sexy For My Fur!

Meet me outside the H-L Library for a snuggle!

Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00pm

Meet some therapy dogs and de-stress from exams

Meet Our Pals!

pals

Dogs are “courtesy of” Casco Bay Dog Training Club
www.cascobaydogtraining.com and Positively Best Friends! Dog Training LLC
www.positivelybestfriends.com … To learn more about both organizations, visit their websites

Stress Relief Activities During Finals

Stress Relief Activities During Finals

Sponsored by Peer Health and Active Minds

Yoga

Monday, May 13th
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nixon Lounge in H-L

Stress-Busting Activities

Monday, May 13th
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Floor of H-L and Hatch

Stress-relief games, coloring books, chalk, hula hoops,
jump ropes and more!

Refreshments Provided by the Library

Monday, May 13th through Friday, May 17th
9:00 p.m. to closing

Chandler Room, first floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library and
Circulation area, Hatch Science Library
Coffee and tea will be available as well as cookies, brownies, or muffins
(the choices will rotate throughout the week).