Women’s History Month Resources

The Library has access to many electronic primary and secondary women clip artresources for research on women’s history. Here are some noteworthy sources:

Food for Thought

Food for Thought Lecture Series

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

Monday, February 24th at 9:00pm in the Nixon Lounge on the 3rd floor of H-L Library.

Abigail Geringer ’14 and Andi Noble ’15: “The 307 (Wyoming): More than Just Jackson Hole”

Emma Patterson ’16: “On Aphrodisiacs”

Food and Refreshments Provided

See you there!

Food For Thought

Food for Thought Lecture Series

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

Monday, February 10th at 9:00pm in the Nixon Lounge on the 3rd floor of H-L Library.

Sebastian Bamba ’14: “BEYONCÉ: ’nuff said”

William Tucker ’14: “For the Love of the Game: love, baseball, and loving baseball”

Food and Refreshments Provided

See you there!

Library’s Search Box Changing

Library Search BoxIn response to faculty and student feedback, we plan to make changes to the search box on the Library’s web site simultaneous with the launch of new CBBcat.  The Catalogs search tab will become the first tab listed with options to search CBBCat (default), NExpress or MaineCat.  OneSearch will move to the second tab position.

Please direct questions or comments to Judy Montgomery, jmontgom@bowdoin.edu, x3749.

On This Day in Civil War History

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As part of the campus sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War, the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives presented a blog as a daily reminder of what occurred 150 years ago.  The posts derive from among the historical resources in Special Collections:  a passage from a letter to a soldier; a soldier’s diary entry; a note of condolence; a daily surgeon’s morning report; an account of activities on the home front.

The year-long project has concluded but you can still view all of the posts.

For more information, please visit the Special Collections & Archives site.

New Interdisciplinary Citation Database: Scopus

scopusThe Library now provides access to Scopus — an enormous, interdisciplinary citation database in the sciences, social sciences and some humanities.  What makes Scopus especially powerful is that the articles resulting from a search include links to other works that have cited those articles.   Faculty can search their own publications and quickly see who has cited their work within the Scopus database.  And there are many more features to enhance your research!

The Library is offering two training sessions to introduce you to Scopus: Tuesday, January 7, 10-10:45 OR Wednesday, January 15, 1:30-2:15 in the Electronic Classroom, H-L Library.
Click here for more information and to register.

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.

For more information and to register

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.

For more information and to register

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.

For more information and to register

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.

For more information and to register

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