WEB OF SCIENCE DATABASE
Whether you are trying to find out who cited an article or you are trying to find additional journal articles for your research, the Web of Science (WOS) database could be your “go to” solution. The publisher, Thomson Reuters announced Friday the database interface has been updated to make searching more intuitive. Try it and tell us, the CLIC librarians, what you think.
If you would like more information or training on using the new interface, Thomson Reuters has a series of online tutorials to help you out. Thomson Reuters is also offering live tutorials until January 23rd. You can also contact the CLIC librarians and schedule a consult.
The CASTL faculty and students are hosting a Works in Progress (WIP) meeting and hope you will attend to offer your feedback and become more familiar with the who, what, and why of WIP meetings.
WHAT: A Works in Progress Meeting
TOPIC: Understanding Differences in Students’ Environmental Science Performance and Attitudes in Canada, Mexico, and the United States
PRESENTER: Dr. Eileen Merritt
LOCATION: 350 Old Ivy Way, Suite. 100 (FREE PARKING)
TIME: Friday January 17, 2014, 2:00-3:00 pm EST
ABSTRACT: In this Works In Progress discussion session, Dr. Merrit will present her plan for an AERA research grant analyzing data from PISA 2006. The study seeks to understand factors that contribute to students’ sense of responsibility for sustainable development as well as their environmental science performance. She hopes you will provide feedback on her research questions and analytic plan.
AUTHOR PUBLISHING AGREEMENTS
Journal publishers supply web pages that outline the process that your article goes through once it has been accepted for one of their journals. There, you can find out what they do with your article as it goes through the production process, and often a FAQ section. The CLIC librarians took a look at the publisher website for Taylor and Francis (T&F) who publish many education related journals. Read the Taylor and Francis author agreement information here. Be sure to note the entry that states if you find the author agreement problematic, to contact the Production Editor of T&F. This is a smart advice for all authors to heed no matter who the publisher is. For example, if you read the section on the publisher’s site and you couldn’t find any content that addresses whether or not you can link from your CV or webpage to the published copy of your published article, contact the Production Editor (or other designate) to find out.
Did you know that doctoral students own the copyright to their dissertations? To learn more about your rights as doctoral students concerning copyright and intellectual property rights, check out the Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students that was recently updated by UVa’s Madelyn Wessel, General Counsel’s Office, and Anne Houston, University Libraries.
You can now make good on that New Year’s resolution to learn a new language. The Library recently subscribed to Mango an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more. Amusez-vous!
Title: Handbook of Mobile Learning
Location: CLIC Handbook Area: LB 1044.84 .H36 2013
Table of Contents
Overview: “This handbook provides a comprehensive compendium of research in all aspects of mobile learning. It provides the first authoritative account of the theory and research that underlies mobile learning, while also exemplifying models of current and future practice.” — publisher
Title: Handbook of Response to Intervention in Early Childhood
Location: CLIC Handbook Area: LB 1139.25 .H347 2013
Table of contents
Overview: “This handbook illustrates how Response to Intervention (RTI) can be applied in early childhood settings. This handbook is a complete resource on what is known about using RTI to promote all young children’s school and social success.” — publisher
APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE
The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institutes are free and open to K-12 educators as well as home schooling parents. The five-day institutes provide educators with tools and resources to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classrooms.
There are three separate Institute sessions being held this summer: June 9-13, July 7-11, and July 21-25. Institute applications are due Monday, March 24th. Go here for additional information and the Institute application.
NEW LIB GUIDES FORMAT COMING
Starting next week, the CLIC librarians will be rolling out a new format for our popular Lib Guides. We won’t be changing the URLs, but you will notice a new look. No longer will you need to scroll to find your favorite section of your favorite guide. Just click on the tab at the top of the page (the beige area on the guide) for the section you want, and it will show up in the area below the tabs. Be sure to let us know what you think about the new format by using the feedback form on the Home page of each guide.
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.
Need help finding data for your research project? During the spring semester, Summer Durrant, Data & Geographical Information Librarian, will hold open office hours in the CLIC on Mondays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Stop by to learn more about data sources available to you. Summer also serves as U.Va.’s Official Representative to the data repository ICPSR and can answer questions on finding, downloading, and citing datasets in the repository. Summer maintains this Library Research Guide to Data and Statistics Resources and Services.
The CLIC librarians asked Summer about the types of questions she typically helps students and faculty with during research consultations. She gave us two examples. The first involved a faculty member who needed social and economic data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Using the online tool, Social Explorer, Summer showed the researcher how to create a custom table and download the data to CSV for use in a statistical software program. In her second example, Summer helped a doctoral student identify data sets that contained specific variables. After consulting the data documentation, Summer was able to help the student select the data set that best met her research needs. The CLIC librarians will add that Summer can also help with an important part of the research process: figuring out if the data you hope to find does indeed exist or has yet to be created. Give her a shout, and arrange a consultation! You can contact Summer to set up a consult at email@example.com
FELLOWSHIPS IN DATA CURATION AVAILABLE
The CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences is an expansion of the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Academic Libraries. CLIR/DLF Data Curation Fellowships will provide recent Ph.D.s with professional development, education, and training opportunities in data curation for the sciences and social sciences. Recent Ph.D.s from any social science or science discipline are encouraged to apply, so long as they meet the eligibility criteria for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
Each fellowship is a two-year appointment, with a commensurate salary, plus benefits, and yearly travel and research stipends.
Questions about the application process or the program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topic: Using LaTeX, Part 1
When: Alderman Library, Room 421 (E-classroom)
Location: Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Description: Ever have trouble writing a research paper containing mathematical equations, figures and/or tables in word processor? Learning how to use LaTeX can save you time in the future. LaTeX is a compiled typesetting language that allows researchers to produce professional looking articles, reports, even books, presentations, letters, and other kinds of documents. It is unlike your average word processor, as one has to type commands in code to format the document and then compile the file in order to see the final result. In this workshop, we will guide you through the template of the basic structure of a research paper (title page, abstract, body, and references), including writing basic mathematical equations and inserting figures. To follow along, install MiKTeX (http://miktex.org/download) on your computer. Presenter: Caitlin Steiner REGISTER
Title: Statistics for Dummies
Overview: Stymied by statistics? Have no fear, this friendly ebook offers clear, practical explanations of statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations, with lots of examples that show you how these concepts apply to your everyday life.
Title: R for Dummies
Overview: Whether you’re just starting out with statistical analysis or are a procedural programming pro, R For Dummies is the ebook you should consider using to get the most out of R. This easy-to-follow guide explains how to use R for data processing and statistical analysis, and then, shows you how to present your data using compelling and informative graphics.
NEW LONGITUDINAL STUDY REPORT
This report, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A First Look at 2002 High School Sophomores 10 Years Later, introduces findings from the third, and final, follow-up survey of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002). The survey data was collected in the summer and fall of 2012 when most sample members were 25-26 years old.
The analyses examine students’ educational attainment; students’ financial aid received and subsequent debt; income and financial indicators; initial workforce experiences; and civic engagement.
This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.
The newsletter is intended to support faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.