WHO CITED THIS ARTICLE?
Do you want to know who cited an article you or another person wrote? If so, the Web of Science database’s Cited Reference Search is a great tool for you to use! You can discover who’s citing your research and extrapolate from that the impact your work is having on other researchers in the world. Also, through a cited reference search, you can discover how a known idea or innovation has been confirmed, applied, improved, extended, or corrected. Web of Science (WOS) is one of the few databases that can do this type of searching. To access the Cited Reference search interface, go to the Web of Science database and look for the Basic Search section (see image below), click on the down arrow to the right of Basic Search and select Cited Reference Search.
For more information and training on WOS Cited Reference searching, use the WOS training videos on Cited Reference searching. You may also request a tutorial session with one of the CLIC librarians.
WORKS IN PROGRESS MEETING
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.
TOPIC: Developing an Instructional Model for Integrating Engineering Design in K-12 Science Classrooms
PRESENTER: Dr. Vivien M. Chabalengula
LOCATION: 350 Old Ivy Way, Suite. 100 (FREE PARKING) (map)
TIME: Friday January 31, 2014, 2:00-3:00 pm EST
ABSTRACT: Dr. Chabalengula is currently conducting a study on developing an instructional model for integrating engineering in k-12 science classrooms. So far, literature shows that there is no instructional model which can be used by teachers to design and teach science and engineering integrated lessons (Bamberger et al, 2013; Daugherty, 2012). In this WIP, Dr. Chabalengula is seeking input on how she can come up with a valid “universal” instructional model which can explicitly help teachers plan for science lessons that integrate engineering design. In these initial stages, Dr. Chabalengula is reviewing the existing K-12 science and engineering programs’ activities, delivery modes and assessments to: establish the extent to which they address the state standards; and determine the type/level of engineering integration in K-12 science.
CURRY WENT TO DATA BOOTCAMP!
Five Virginia institutions, Virginia Tech, James Madison, Old Dominion, George Mason, and the University of Virginia sponsored a Data Management Bootcamp January 8-10, 2014. Curry doctoral students filled 10 of the 48 slots designated for attendees from UVa. Go Curry!
Topics included: Understanding Research Data, Organizing Data, File Formats and Transformation, Documentation and Metadata, Storage and Security, Data Protection, Rights and Access, and Preservation, Sharing and Licensing.
A collaborative event that featured experts from across the state, the two-day data bootcamp allowed students to hear from, question, and network with other graduate students and data management professionals. Data management is an important topic for researchers and scholars across domains, especially as funding agencies increasingly require submission of data management plans with grant proposals.
If you need assistance managing your data, contact the Data Management team.
DEAN OF LIBRARIES REAPPOINTED
The University of Virginia has reappointed University Librarian and Dean of Libraries Karin Wittenborg to another five-year term. Wittenborg has led the U.Va. Library since 1993, and during that time the library has become known worldwide for its creative and energetic staff, innovative services, distinctive collections and global collaborations that support digital scholarship and preservation.
“The University is indeed fortunate to have had the extraordinary leadership of Karin Wittenborg for the last 20 years,” Executive Vice President and Provost John D. Simon said. “She is an innovator, a visionary and an exemplary leader who has the courage to embrace change. She has made the U.Va. Library nationally known for its superb staff and services, and she runs a large and complex operation with cost-effectiveness and creativity. I look forward to seeing what the library achieves in the next five years.” more..
DISSERTATION WORKSHOP LINK
If you were unable to attend either of the Submitting Your Dissertation into Libra workshops delivered by Ellen Ramsey, we hope you may find this link to the workshop slides and the audio helpful. You may also consider this submission procedure and FAQ to also be useful. If you have questions about this dissertation submission process, please contact Ellen Ramsey, Institutional Repository Services Librarian or your CLIC librarians.
EBOOKS IN THE LIBRARY’S COLLECTION
Faculty who list ebooks on their syllabi have asked the CLIC librarians if access to a given title is restricted to a specified number of simultaneous users. In most cases, the answer is access is not restricted.
The Library maintains an Ebook LibGuide which has a handy chart outlining this information. If you want to verify which URL should be used so that students can access online books from both on and off-Grounds, or if you have additional questions about ebooks, please contact the CLIC librarians. We’re here to help you!
Overview: “This book provides an overview of the field of early childhood education as well as ancillary issues that permeate the field.” – publisher
Title: Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring (ONLINE)
Location: CLIC Handbook Area: BF 637 .P36 W535 2013
Table of Contents
Overview: “A state-of-the-art reference, drawing on key contemporary research to provide an in-depth, international, and competencies-based approach to the psychology of coaching and mentoring.” – publisher
Title: Educational Technology, Teacher Knowledge, and Classroom Impact: A Research Handbook on Frameworks and Approaches (ONLINE) 2012
Overview: Recent technological innovation has altered the way educators approach teaching and learning. These new technologies provide countless advantages in the classroom; however, we are not yet clear on how they should be implemented. The pedagogical value of specific technology tools and the cumulative effects of technology exposure over time on student learning are two areas that need to be explored in order to better determine the effectiveness of technology as a teaching tool. –publisher
Title: The Routledge International Handbook of Learning
Location: CLIC Handbook Area: LB 1060 .R68 2012
Table of Contents
Overview: This handbook presents an overview of contemporary research into learning, providing a multi-disciplinary analysis of learning. It brings together a diverse range of specialties with chapters written by leading scholars throughout the world from a wide variety of different approaches. — publisher
ALA 2014 AWARD WINNERS
This week the American Library Association announced its 2014 Youth Media Award winners. While most people are familiar with the Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King book awards, ALA presents many more awards and they reflect the increasing diversity of topics and media, both print and electronic, for children and young adult books. These award winning print titles will be available later this spring in the Children’s Book Collection housed on the first floor of Clemons Library.
To learn more about the various ALA Youth Media Awards and view the winners, both past and present, check out these links:
1.) Alex Awards, 2) May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, 3) Andrew Carnegie Medal, 4) Mildred L. Batchelder Award, 5) Pura Belpré Awards, 6) Randolph Caldecott Medal, 7) Margaret A. Edwards Award, 8) Theodore Seuss Geisel Award, 9) Coretta Scott King Book Awards, 10) Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award for New Talent, 11) Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, 12) William C. Morris Award, 13) John Newbery Medal, 14) Odyssey Award, 15) Michael L. Printz Award, 16) Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 17) Schneider Family Book Award, 18) Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award, 19) YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.
You are probably aware that the Rotunda is closing for a two year renovation starting after final exercises this spring. It is scheduled to be reopened in time for graduation exercises in 2016. The University created a short video explaining the importance of the Rotunda to the University and its renovation plans. Interestingly, the Rotunda was the original library and many classes were held in the space. Jefferson considered the Rotunda to be the “heart” of his planned university. With the completion of the renovations, there are plans to to make this World Heritage site once again the “heart” of the University by having classes held in the Rotunda along with other activities. Note: Guy Wilson, one of the narrators of this video is the Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History and the spouse of Curry’s own Ellie Wilson.
SUMMER SEMINAR APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
The Library of Congress’ annual Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Seminars are free and open to K-12 educators as well as home schooling parents. This year there is one five-day summer seminar, July 14-18, with a focus on integrating primary sources in the science content area. More information and the seminar application can be found at the Library of Congress website. Seminar applications are due Monday, March 24th.
TEACHING RESOURCE CENTER CHANGES
The Teaching Resource Center is making some changes. They have a newly redesigned website, but the URL is staying the same so you won’t need to change your bookmarks! However, their old listserv is going away. If you want to continue receiving updates about upcoming TRC events, you will need to join the new TRC listserv using the form located at the bottom of the main TRC page.
CALL 911 FOR MATH HELP?
A 911 dispatcher had an unusual call when Johnny ran into problems with his math questions. The kid is insistent that he needs help and the thoughtful man obliges until….
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.
WORKSHOPS NEXT WEEK
StatLab is offering two workshops next week.
Topic: Getting Started with R Graphics
When: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 2:00PM–3:30PM
Location: Brown Science and Engineering Library, Room 133
Description: The R statistical package includes powerful facilities for creating publication-quality graphics. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of creating graphics using base R functions and the ggplot2 package. We will provide numerous recipes for creating graphics and suggest strategies for planning and creating your own custom graphics. This workshop is intended for R users at the beginner-to-intermediate level who know how to import data into R and do basic data manipulations.
Presenter: Clay Ford CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Topic: Using LaTeX, Part 2
When: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Alderman Library, Room 421
Description: Picking up where Using LaTeX Part I left off, this workshop will teach you how to create tables, add bullets, and write more complex mathematical equations. More detailed commands for formatting will also be introduced such as fonts formats and coloring. And if time permits, how to include other program code and output, such as R, into the document. For this workshop, you must already be familiar with LaTeX, or have attended or be knowledgeable of the material from Using LaTeX, Part I.
Presenter: Caitlin Steiner CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
POLICY WORKING PAPERS
The Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) database, OECD iLibrary includes OECD Education Working Papers on a variety of topics of interest to students and faculty who want to bring good data to the policy table includes 1) A Literature Review of School Practices to Overcome School Failure, 2) Sparking Innovation in STEM Education with Technology and Collaboration, 3) The Policy Impact of PISA. and 4) innovative Research-Based Approaches to Learning and Teaching.
OECD iLibrary – 1998-present
Full text (in PDF format) of all books, reports, periodicals, and statistical databases published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
DATA PROTECTION AT UVA
Do you know the University of Virginia’s policies with regard to data protection and security? If not, you should check out the Information Security web page on data protection standards and the Electronic Storage of Highly Sensitive Data policies web page. That way you can be sure you are in compliance with the information security polices at UVa.
TOPIC: Making Your First Map with ArcGIS
TIME: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
DATE: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION: Here’s your chance to get started with geographic information systems software in a friendly, jargon-free environment. This workshop introduces the skills you need to make your own maps. Along the way you’ll get a taste of Earth’s most popular GIS software (ArcGIS) and a gentle introduction to cartography. You’ll leave with your own cartographic masterpieces and tips for learning more in your pursuit of mappiness at UVa.
Overview:The workshop above begins the popular GIS Workshop Series. There are 10 workshops scheduled for Spring 2014. All of the workshops assume the attendees have no previous experience using GIS and the sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. All of the workshops are free and open to the UVa and Charlottesville communities.
Presenters: Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston
ONLINE INSTRUCTION FOR DATA USE
“School of Data’s mission is to teach people how to gain powerful insights and create compelling stories using data. To that end, School of Data provides instruction. All of their online materials are free and built by their community. The materials are released under a CC-BY-SA license so that anyone can use, reuse and redistribute them.”
You can either take a course, which provides video instruction for the newest beginner to the very advanced user of data, or you can go on a Data Expedition. With a Data Expedition individuals are grouped into a team and provided a challenge. The participants work with real data and learn by doing. There are also other resources available on the website along with opportunities to serve as a mentor or teacher.
The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance recently released the State Implementation of Education Reforms Promoted Under the Recovery Act report. This report, based on surveys completed by all 50 SEAs and the District of Columbia (DC) during spring 2011, examines which states were implementing the key education reform strategies promoted by the Recovery Act in 2010-11, the extent to which implementation reflected progress since Recovery Act funds were first available, and states’ challenges with implementation.
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.