Category Archives: Library

Organize Better with Bibliographic Managers

If literature research is a part of your current workload, using bibliographic managers can save you time by simplifying how you organize sources, write papers and share reading lists with others. Over the past 20 years BibTeX has been the … Continue reading

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New Springer Web Site

Springer quietly relaunched their e-book platform this month, with the old gaudy orange interface soon going away.  Two primary ways to access material are by using the search box at the top and browsing by disciplines listed along the left … Continue reading

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New Engineering Research Guide

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to access online resources for engineering, check out the new research guide at http://guides.smu.edu/engineering.  This new site integrates all the prior research guides serving the engineering program, and adds new pages … Continue reading

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Harnessing Databases Seminar Slide Deck

We wrapped up our second and final session of “Harnessing Databases for Better Research” and most of our attendees wanted to get a copy of the slide deck we used.  Here’s the link: HarnessingDatabases_Fall2012 Next semester we’re planning more seminars … Continue reading

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Library Services – Interlibrary Loan

While we often boast of our 2+ million books and having access to thousands of journals at our fingertips, SMU libraries doesn’t have the budget or space to acquire everything. Interlibrary loan (ILL) is one of our workhorse services, giving … Continue reading

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New Seminar: Research Skills for Engineers

Introducing a new series of seminars designed to address the research needs of engineering graduate students. Harnessing Databases for Better Research October 31st from 10AM to 11:30 Room 314 – Caruth Building Specialized databases have moved beyond simply searching an … Continue reading

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IEEE Xplore Training Opportunities

If you want to improve your use of IEEE Xplore, here is news about upcoming online training sessions: IEEE is dedicated to bringing you the most cutting-edge technology information through the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Training webinars offer the opportunity … Continue reading

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Take Our Survey: Using Research Databases Seminar

An important difference between the undergraduate and graduate engineering student experience is the role of research.  Whether taking the thesis or non-thesis option, master-degree seeking students are expected to conduct research in the professional literature.  While Google is easy to … Continue reading

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Roving Librarians @ Lyle for Fall 2012

Each Tuesday from 2 to 3PM through the Fall semester, Melanie Golder and I will be visiting the Lyle School to provide students and faculty with research support.  Whether its a question about acquiring a book or help setting up … Continue reading

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New Research Guide: Physics

Research guides are great resource for quickly finding the best Internet sources, paid databases and library items on a given subject.  This week I’m launching the Physics Research Guide, and it includes links to arXive.org, CERN, IOPscience, and other physics … Continue reading

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