RUFFNER BOOK RETURN BIN REMOVED
Due to the renovation, the Ruffner Hall book return bin was removed. While there is no book return located in the CLIC, students are able to return books to the following libraries: Alderman, Clemons, Brown Science and Engineering, as well as additional locations that may be viewed on this map. The closest book return location is in the Physics library which is open Monday-Friday and is located on the third floor of the Physics Building which is just across the parking area south Ruffner Hall. The closest book return location is in the Physics library which is located on the third floor of the Physics Building just across the parking area south Ruffner Hall. The Physics library’s regular hours are Monday – Friday 9am-5pm. Hours for all libraries.
Once renovations are underway on January 11, 2013, knowing how to “walk around” Ruffner Hall will be imperative. Click on the map image to enlarge it so you can view the new paths around Ruffner Hall.
For example, until December 2013, the sidewalk between Ruffner Hall and Bonnycastle Drive (the Castle) will be closed. Pedestrians can use the McCormick Road or the Dell sidewalks to get to the Bonnycastle area.
A temporary route to the first floor of Bavaro Hall from McCormick Road will be installed at the southern end of Bavaro Hall.
The footbridge across Emmet will remain open; however pedestrians will have to get onto the footbridge from the sidewalk on the East side of Ruffner Hall (think Breneman Courtyard).
If you are off-Grounds and you are using PsycINFO, Ebsco, PubMed or other databases to import citations into RefWorks, you need to set up and use the UVaAnywhere VPN as opposed to relying on NetBadge to authenticate you. (You can still access databases through Netbadge, however, you can’t move them from a database into RefWorks unless you use UVaAnywhere VPN).
To install, go to the UVaAnywhere VPN web site. In the section,”Select the Service You Will Use, “select UVaAnywhere. The next section, “Select Your Operating System” will then appear. Select the appropriate one for you computer. In the next section, “Install Cisco AnyConnect Client,” follow the directions. NOTE: In the final section, there are 4 steps. If you do not have a current valid digital certificate installed on your computer, be sure to install one BEFORE you download the UVaAnywhere service. Once you have downloaded the UVaAnywhere service, you will see the UVaAnywhere icon, which is a LOCK, on your desktop. You will need to click on the icon to start up UVaAnywhere. Once UVaAnywhere is open, you can access a database, start your search, and download citations into RefWorks.
FREE WEBINAR FROM ELSEVIER
Research and Publication ethics – A webinar to help you understand the ethical boundaries in scientific research and publishing
Date: Thursday 31st January, 2013
Time: 9.00-10.00 EST (New York)
Scientific misconduct and breach of publishing ethics can take different shapes and forms, and can be committed knowingly or unknowingly.
Understanding the ethical boundaries in scientific research and publishing is a key step in making sure your work gets off to the best start.
We would like to invite you to join our free webinar on research and publication ethics, which will be hosted by leading experts in the field. Register.
The University Library has purchased Filmakers Library Online which provides searchable access to award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide. The most recent release provides 1,018 videos. In addition to being able to see the documentaries, viewers are able to read a print transcript alongside the video.
Faculty can show these documentaries in class whether the class is on-Grounds or off-Grounds. If the faculty member would like to link the documentary from within Collab, they should click on the Embed/Image link (located just above the video window in Filmaker’s Library) and paste that URL into the Collab resources site. Questions? Call the CLIC librarians at 434-982-2664.
On November 29, 2012, Dr. Brian Nosek, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, spoke at the Library’s scholarly communication brown bag lunch on the changing landscape and future of scholarly communication in the sciences.
You can listen to the podcast and learn his thoughts on open access journals and the future of scholarly publishing, grapple with the question of whether publication should be separated from the academic world’s reward system, and delve into other deep water discussions surrounding new models of scholarly publication and dispersion of research findings.
Dr. Nosek has already published in open access journals including these in Plos One. Note the number of citations to his articles is provided. The CLIC librarians found the impact factor for Plos One is 4.025 and the five year impact factor is 4.537. The Eigenfactor score is 0.50162 and the Article Influence Score is 1.798.
NEW BUSINESS MODEL FOR MOOC PROVIDERS
Jeffrey R. Young, writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, provides information on plans MOOC providers, Coursera and Udacity, have to charge employers seeking data about students taking MOOC sessions. This is one of several business models designed to bring in revenue discussed in this article. The article also touches on the viability of these revenue sources in the long term. Read the full article.
In this related article, “Get certified by online educator Coursera,” VentureBeat reporter, Ciara Byrne writes about Coursera’s announcement that it will offer students verified certificates of completion of some of its courses for a fee.
Question 1. How do you cite information from a web page using the APA citation format?
Answer 1. While the major source for how to cite information is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), the APA Style Blog is a great resource for teasing out answers to questions not readily apparent in the APA manual. For example, the blog post on “How to cite something you found on a website in APA style” should answer your question. If you needed more specific information about citing other web content, like a podcast, you can search the APA blog using a keyword search.
Question 2. I’m trying to find out if I need to include a page number in my citations. Some of my sources say yes and some don’t mention adding a page number. Where can I find that information?
For additional information take a look at this guide to APA in text citations found in the book, Research & Documentation Online, 5th Edition. Also, on the library guide developed for Higher Education, there is a section in the middle column labeled APA Style. There are additional links there that can help with APA style.
EASIER ONLINE READING
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has developed an easier way to use your Web browser to read articles in PubMed Central on your desktop, laptop, or tablet computer. PubReader breaks an article into multiple columns and pages to improve readability and navigation and can expand a page to whatever fits on your screen. When you adjust the font size or change the size of the browser window, page boundaries and columns are adjusted automatically adjusted. At the moment, PubMed Reader only works with most recent versions of some browsers on some platforms. Here’s a complete list.
CURRY FACULTY PUBLICATIONS
The Curry School Foundation office developed a list of selected books, book chapters, and articles published by Curry faculty during 2012. If you would like to access the full text of the journal articles in the list, use the library’s Journal Finder to determine if the library has obtained electronic access to the journal by typing the journal’s title into the second search box and following along until you get to the article’s full text.
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving your research data. See this week’s featured data information below.
NATION’S REPORT CARD NOW AVAILABLE
“The Nation’s Report Card: Vocabulary Results from the 2009 and 2011 NAEP Reading Assessments presents results for student performance on the systematic measure of vocabulary included in the 2009 and 2011 NAEP reading assessments.”
PIRLS 2011 HIGHLIGHTS REPORT
“This report from the National Center for Education Statistics summarizes the performance of U.S. fourth-grade students on the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study(PIRLS), comparing their scores with their peers internationally as well as documenting changes in reading achievement since 2001.”
TIMSS 2011 HIGHLIGHTS REPORT
“This report from the National Center for Education Statistics summarizes the performance of U.S. fourth- and eighth-grade students on the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), comparing their scores with their peers internationally as well as documenting changes in mathematics and science achievement since 1995.”