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  Events
  Library Classes
  Data Classes
  Multimedia Classes
  Software Classes
  Multiple Events
Thu - Nov 3
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Avoiding Plagiarism: Cite It Right!

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Nov 9
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Creating Visuals with Impact - Presentation Software (PowerPoint/Prezi)

This class is cancelled. Please email Heidi Lowe for more information or to meet with the instructor individually.

Graduate students are often called on to present their research. In this class, we cover the basics of creating visuals to accompany an oral presentation. This class will help you outline and plan your visuals. We will explore different software packages that could help you in creating a presentation, such as Powerpoint and Prezi.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Nov 9
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  Finding Statistics Fast

Do you need statistics on crime, health, energy, pollution, transportation, the economy, and more?  Join us as we explore the best of online government sources for statistics.  Detailed handouts will be provided.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Thu - Nov 10
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction to VantagePoint - Text Mining Software - Part I

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases. VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

This session will provide a high-level look at utilizing VantagePoint to ‘tech mine’ structured text databases (e.g. Web of Science) to generate useful Innovation Indicators.

No pre-registration required.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Thu - Nov 10
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists? Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process. Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Nov 11
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Open Access Mythbusting Brown Bag
Learn about the most common Open Access myths and debunk them in a brown bag format.
Fri - Nov 11
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Introduction to VantagePoint - Text Mining Software - Part II

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases. VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

This hands-on training session will cover:

  • Importing data into VantagePoint
  • Working with Lists
  • Working with simple Matrices for research profiling
  • Working with simple Maps for research profiling

No pre-registration required.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Fri - Nov 11
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  "Feel The Power Of The Dork Side"
Join Prof. Pete Ludovice as he presents part of his one man show “Feel the Power of the Dork Side, “ a humorous look at basic statistics in our data-driven World.  This show is scheduled for Nov. 16-19 at the New Orleans Fringe Festival.
Mon - Nov 14
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Basic Web Design

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

  • Set up a website and create multiple linked webpages
  • Modifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc.
  • Formatting text with html and basic CSS styles
  • Adding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rollovers
  • Creating tables
  • Adding internal and external hyperlinks
  • Adding video and audio files
  • Uploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Nov 14
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Nov 15
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Dreamweaver CS5: Basics

This workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website.

Please contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for the latest information or if you are interested in attending.

Thu - Nov 17
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Visual Representation of Data: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS!


This session will examine various variable types (nominal, ordinal, interval, continuous, temporal, spatial, etc.) and the best way to visually represent those types. Several Data Visualization software packages/programs will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Nov 17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  "Power Up or Melt Down: The Future of Nuclear Energy": A Blended Research @ The Library Panel Discussion

The nuclear energy debate has always been a heated one.  How safe is it?  What are the positive and negative environmental effects of nuclear energy when compared to other energy sources?  The disastrous events in the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan following an earthquake and tsunami have heightened concern over the safety of nuclear energy.  Join our panel of experts as they discuss the future of nuclear energy in a post-Fukushima world from both the technical and policy aspects.

Please join us for this timely panel discussion!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Thu - Nov 17
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  InDesign CS5 Essentials

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will create a basic business card or brochure & familiarize you with the interface.

Please contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for the latest information or if you are interested in attending.

Wed - Dec 7
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jan 18
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX: Technical & Scientific Documentation (INTRO SESSION)
Have you ever asked:
Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?

Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX.  The Advanced LaTeX classes assume a working knowledge of LaTeX and focus on advanced skills, including graphics.

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Thu - Jan 19
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Jan 24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Getting that Graduate Research Project Done!

Does your Graduate Research Project or Thesis seem overwhelming?  Come and learn the techniques that help project managers achieve their project goals.  This class will provide tips on planning, organizing, leading, and managing your project.  Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/getresearchdone.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Jan 24
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)
This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation
Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now
Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.
Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series
Wed - Jan 25
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Jan 26
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Create a poster with InDesign CS5

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will create a basic poster by adjusting text, images and color as well as familiarizing you with the interface. The student will leave with a completed poster.

Please contact Alison Valk for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Mon - Jan 30
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management
Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Tue - Jan 31
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Visual Representation of Data: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types and the best way to visually represent those types. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Feb 6
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Feb 6
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (such as GIL Catalog, INSPEC, and NTIS). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn for additional information or for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group. Most classes last an hour and a half to two hours.

Tue - Feb 7
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Feb 8
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Feb 8
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX: Technical & Scientific Documentation (INTRO SESSION)
Have you ever asked:
Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?

Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX.  The Advanced LaTeX classes assume a working knowledge of LaTeX and focus on advanced skills, including graphics.

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Thu - Feb 9
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Citation Searching: Using Articles You Know to Find Ones You Don't

Have you ever found a great article and wondered if someone else has used it in their research? Citation searching is the tool you need. It allows you to find articles that reference (or cite) a specific article. This can be a very useful tool, especially if regular searching isn't finding all you need.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Feb 13
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  What is the HathiTrust and what is it doing?

Please join us as we welcome Brandon Butler (ARL) and Peter Jaszi (National Federation of the Blind; Copyright Society of the U.S.A.) for a presentation and interactive discussion on the HathiTrust.

Last year the Authors Guild brought suit against the HathiTrust and several of its library members over the collection of digitized books that Hathi and it's partners hold as a result of the Google Books project. In addition to the existence of the Google scans, the Authors Guild raised concerns about a pilot program involving "orphan works." For libraries watching this suit, it is very important to answer some key questions: what is the HathiTrust and what is it doing? What are its legal arguments? What are the prospects for the case against it?

About the Speakers:

Brandon Butler is the Director of Public Policy Initiatives at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), a group of 126 major academic and research libraries in North America. His responsibilities there include analysis and advocacy regarding copyright, privacy and surveillance, free expression, and telecommunications. He also writes the ARL Policy Notes blog, http://policynotes.arl.org, and the @ARLpolicy twitter account. He earned BA's in English and philosophy from the University of Georgia, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Before working at ARL, he was an Associate in the Media and Information Technologies practice at the law firm Dow Lohnes PLLC in Washington, D.C.

Peter Jaszi is representing the National Federation of the Blind as intervenors in the Authors Guild v. HathiTrust lawsuit. He teaches domestic and international copyright law, directs the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic and writes about copyright history and theory. With Craig Joyce, Marshall Leaffer and Tyler Ochoa, he co-authors a standard copyright textbook, Copyright Law (Lexis, 8th ed., 2010). In 1994, Prof. Jaszi was a member of the Librarian of Congress’ Advisory Commission on Copyright Registration and Deposit, and in 1995 he was an organizer of the Digital Future Coalition. He is a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and a member of the editorial board of its journal. Since 2005, Prof. Jaszi has been working with Prof. Patricia Aufderheide of the American University’s Center for Social Media on projects designed to promote the understanding of fair use by documentary filmmakers and other creators (see http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/fair-use). Their book, Reclaiming Fair Use, was published this year by Chicago. In 2007, Professor Jaszi received the American Library Association’s L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award, and in 2009 the Intellectual Property Section of the District of Columbia Bar honored him as the year’s Champion of Intellectual Property.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please join us for this important program!

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Sponsored by the GT Library's Scholarly Communication Collaborative

Cathy Carpenter
Lori Critz (Co-Chair)
Chris Doty
Katie Gentilello
Marlee Givens
Patty Kenly
Susan Parham
Julie Speer (Co-Chair)
Karen Walton
Elizabeth Winter

Wed - Feb 15
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Dreamweaver CS5

This workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basics features, including a brief overview of HTML/CSS basics and their rolein this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Fri - Feb 17
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver CS5

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

  • Set up a website and create multiple linked webpages
  • Modifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc.
  • Formatting text with html and basic CSS styles
  • Adding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rollovers
  • Creating tables
  • Adding internal and external hyperlinks
  • Adding video and audio files
  • Uploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Feb 21
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management
Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Tue - Feb 21
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)
This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now
Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series
Wed - Feb 22
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Visual Representation of Data: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types and the best way to visually represent those types. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Feb 22
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Part 1 - Intellectual Property in Academia Seminar Series: Overview of Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) issue has become even more important especially in today's digital age. Common types of IP include patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. This seminar introduces students to various types of IP, focusing on the characteristics of each type, differences among them, and what protection applies to each. Examples and Q&A will be used to help students understand the differences and IP protection processes. Useful hand-outs will be included.

Please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IPSeminarReg

Please contact Lisha Li (lisha.li@library.gatech.edu) for more information.

See also: http://libguides.gatech.edu/patent_guide

Wed - Feb 22
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  Part 2 - Intellectual Property in Academia Seminar Series: Intro to Patent Search

Patents are a vital source of information on new innovations and emerging technologies. This seminar covers the basics of patent documentation, classification, and public web-based search tools, including U.S. patent and international patent resources. Through demos and hands-on practice, students will learn how to conduct a preliminary patent search using the 7-step strategies. Useful patent research tools, such as PubWest and CASSIS, will also be discussed as time permits.

Please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IPSeminarReg

Please contact Lisha Li (lisha.li@library.gatech.edu) for more information.

See also: http://libguides.gatech.edu/patent_guide

Thu - Feb 23
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Feb 27
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  Part 3 - Intellectual Property in Academia Seminar Series: Trademark Search Made Easy

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of these used to identify and distinguish the source of the goods and services of one party from the goods and services of others. A trademark helps one protect and brand one's business. This course is designed to teach students how to search for trademarks registered in the United States using the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS). The hands-on course will cover strategies for conducting a federal trademark search, and searching marks using trademark search tools, such as the trademark classification as well as the design search code.

Please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IPSeminarReg

Please contact Lisha Li (lisha.li@library.gatech.edu) for more information.

See also: http://libguides.gatech.edu/patent_guide

Tue - Feb 28
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Blended Research @ the Library Series: "Nanomedicine: Going Small for Big Results"
 Nanomedicine is an interdisciplinary field bringing together scientists from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Medicine, and Engineering who are synthesizing, stabilizing, and functionalizing nanoscale materials with those who are studying ways to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of human disease.  Researchers at Georgia Tech are using gold nanoparticles, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, fluorescent quantum dots, and carbon nanotubes to study ovarian cancer, circulating tumor cells,inflammatory bowel diseases, and targeted drug delivery.

Panel of Speakers:

Dr. Steven Hira - School of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Nazanin Masoodzadehgan - Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Prof. Yomi Oyelere - School of Chemistry & Biochemistry


Nanomedicine: Going Small for Big Results is the fourth panel in the Blended Research Series organized by the Faculty Engagement Department of the Georgia Tech Library.

Blended Research @ the Library is a panel discussion series focusing on multidisciplinary research. At each session faculty and graduate students from various departments present research in an area that crosses over several disciplines.


For additional information, see http://libguides.gatech.edu/nanomedicine

Questions?  Contact: Fed@library.gatech.edu
Tue - Feb 28
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Feb 28
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (such as GIL Catalog, INSPEC, and NTIS). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn for additional information or for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group. Most classes last an hour and a half to two hours.

Wed - Feb 29
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Introduction to VantagePoint - Text Mining Software - Part I
VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases.  VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

This session will provide a high-level look at utilizing VantagePoint to ‘tech mine’ structured text databases (e.g. Web of Science) to generate useful Innovation Indicators.
             Feb. 29        3:00  – 4:00 pm
             Apr. 12        11:00  – 12:00 pm
Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.
Thu - Mar 1
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Introduction to VantagePoint - Text Mining Software - Part II
VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases. VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.
This hands-on training session will cover:
  • Importing data into VantagePoint
  • Data Clean-up & Thesauri
  • Working with Lists
  • Working with simple Matrices
  • Working with simple Maps
      Mar.  1     11:00 am – 12:30 pm
      Apr. 13     1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.
Thu - Mar 1
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Where to Get Your Article Published

This session covers finding journals in your research area, determining how to select the best one to submit your article to, and how to find that journal's author guidelines.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Mar 2
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Create a Tri-fold Brochure with InDesign CS5

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic  production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will create a basic trifold brochure & familiarize you with the interface.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Fri - Mar 2
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Audio Technologies Poster Session
Students from Dr. Paulette Richards's "Technologies of Representation" course will present posters on audio technologies related to radio and telecommunications. 
Mon - Mar 5
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Audio Technologies Poster Session
Students from Dr. Paulette Richards's "Technologies of Representation" course will present posters on audio technologies related to radio and telecommunications. 
Tue - Mar 6
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Adobe Illustrator CS5

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing tool, commonly used by graphic designers. In this beginning workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce to handy features within the package, as we create a basic logo/label. Illustrator is a must have in your arsenal of software for professional looking results.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Thu - Mar 8
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Finding Data

Finding data is becoming an essential research skill.  This workshop will introduce the basics in finding data in your academic discipline.  Sources covered include the LexisNexis Statistical databases, science and engineering databases, government agencies, and intergovernmental (IGO) and nongovernmental (NGO) agencies.  Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/finddata.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Mar 8
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Mar 9
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Experimental Knowledge
ENGL studnets will present a series of posters on H.G. Wells's The Time Machine, R.L. Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Mon - Mar 12
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Mar 14
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Mar 14
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Productivity Tools for Graduate Students

Graduate students and researchers are bombarded every day with an overwhelming collection of information that they need to be able to synthesize and retrieve on demand. This class will introduce tools to improve the planning, organizing, leading, and managing of information. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/getresearchdone.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Mar 14
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management
Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Wed - Mar 14
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX: Technical & Scientific Documentation (ADVANCED SESSION)
CHANGE OF DATE FROM ORIGINAL SCHEDULE!!!!!  THE CLASS WILL NOW BE HELD ON 3/14/2012.

Have you ever asked:
Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?

Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX.  The Advanced LaTeX classes assume a working knowledge of LaTeX and focus on advanced skills, including graphics.

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Thu - Mar 15
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Mar 26
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Crash Course in CSS: Cascading Style Sheets

CSS: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used to describe the presentation semantics (the look and formatting) of a document written in a markup language. Its most common application is to style web pages written in HTML and XHTML. In this beginning session we will learn more about CSS and demonstrate how it can be applied to a basic webpage. This class is geared toward those already having a basic understanding of web design and HTML.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Tue - Mar 27
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver CS5

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

  • Set up a website and create multiple linked webpages
  • Modifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc.
  • Formatting text with html and basic CSS styles
  • Adding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rollovers
  • Creating tables
  • Adding internal and external hyperlinks
  • Adding video and audio files
  • Uploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Mar 28
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Citation Searching: Using Articles You Know to Find Ones You Don't

Have you ever found a great article and wondered if someone else has used it in their research? Citation searching is the tool you need. It allows you to find articles that reference (or cite) a specific article. This can be a very useful tool, especially if regular searching isn't finding all you need.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Mar 29
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Blended Research @ the Library Series: "Human Systems Interaction: Assisting with Technology"

Date:  Thursday March 29, 2012

Time:  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location:  Neely Lobby - GT Library, 1 West


How does technology assist you in your daily life? Join us and hear how faculty and graduate students at Georgia Tech are developing new ways for technology to assist people in the areas of musical technology, public transport, and mobility assistance.

Human Systems Interaction:  Assisting with Technology is the fifth panel in the Blended Research Series organized by the Faculty Engagement Department of the Georgia Tech Library.

Blended Research @ the Library is a panel discussion series focusing on multidisciplinary research. At each session faculty and graduate students from various departments present research in an area that crosses over several disciplines.

Panel of Speakers:

Kari Edison Watkins (Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Maysam Ghovanloo (Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Yonatan Sasson (masters student in Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology)


For more information: 

http://libguides.gatech.edu/humansystems


Contact: FED@library.gatech.edu

Thu - Mar 29
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Visual Representation of Data: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types and the best way to visually represent those types. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Apr 3
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Where to Get Your Article Published

This session covers finding journals in your research area, determining how to select the best one to submit your article to, and how to find that journal's author guidelines.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Apr 3
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Dreamweaver CS5: Basics

This workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML/CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Wed - Apr 4
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Apr 4
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX: Technical & Scientific Documentation (ADVANCED SESSION)
Have you ever asked:
Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?

Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX.  The Advanced LaTeX classes assume a working knowledge of LaTeX and focus on advanced skills, including graphics.

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Thu - Apr 5
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management
Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Tue - Apr 10
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Google SketchUp: Overview

SketchUp is a 3d modeling program developed by Google and designed for use in a wide spectrum of disciplines, from engineers to filmmakers & game developers. Come explore some of the many uses of this powerful tool, in this beginning level workshop.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Wed - Apr 11
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Apr 12
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction to VantagePoint - Text Mining Software - Part I
VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases.  VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

This session will provide a high-level look at utilizing VantagePoint to ‘tech mine’ structured text databases (e.g. Web of Science) to generate useful Innovation Indicators.
             Feb. 29        3:00  – 4:00 pm
             Apr. 12        11:00  – 12:00 pm
Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.
Fri - Apr 13
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Visual Representation of Data: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types and the best way to visually represent those types. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Apr 13
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Introduction to VantagePoint - Text Mining Software - Part II
VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases. VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.
This hands-on training session will cover:
  • Importing data into VantagePoint
  • Data Clean-up & Thesauri
  • Working with Lists
  • Working with simple Matrices
  • Working with simple Maps

      Mar.  1     11:00 am – 12:30 pm
      Apr. 13     1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.
Mon - Apr 16
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver CS5

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

  • Set up a website and create multiple linked webpages
  • Modifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc.
  • Formatting text with html and basic CSS styles
  • Adding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rollovers
  • Creating tables
  • Adding internal and external hyperlinks
  • Adding video and audio files
  • Uploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Apr 16
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Apr 18
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Photoshop CS5

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators, and regular people like you. Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines, and brochures  are often created or edited in Photoshop. In this workshop we experiment with various photoshop tools and will cover things such as: Liquify, blending images using layer mask, examples of portrait retouching and adjusting image brightness/contrast.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Thu - Apr 19
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Blended Research @ the Library Series: "Going Green: Sustainable Technologies"

There seems to be a greater awareness in society of a need to put less of a strain on our planet. Sustainable technologies can help to meet the ever increasing demand for energy while reducing the harmful effects men have placed on the environment. Join us and hear of few examples of how faculty and graduate students at Georgia Tech are developing green technologies including harvesting energy from solar vortices like dust-devils, capturing carbon dioxide to reduce the greenhouse effect, and developing effective public policy for energy use.


Panelists:
1.  Marilyn Brown; Professor; School of Public Policy
2.  Ryan Lively; PostDoc; School of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
3. Mark Simpson; Ph.D. student; Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering


 

Going Green: Sustainable Technologies is the sixth panel in the Blended Research Series organized by the Faculty Engagement Department of the Georgia Tech Library.

Blended Research @ the Library is a panel discussion series focusing on multidisciplinary research. At each session faculty and graduate students from various departments present research in an area that crosses over several disciplines.




For more information: http://libguides.gatech.edu/goinggreen or, Contact: FED@library.gatech.edu


Sat - Apr 21
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Inventing the Future 2012: A Seminar for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Researchers, Students & Professionals

Sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library, a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), and the Inventors Association of Georgia (IAG),  this seminar will cover America Invent Act (AIA), provisional patent applications, technology commercialization, business development and other related topics. An inventor spotlight event during the day will highlight a group of selected inventors with their invention models.

Whether you’re an inventor, entrepreneur, patents attorney, student, researcher or other interested individual, this seminar will provide you an opportunity to better understand the new patent law, to learn the tricks for filing a patent, to get better ideas how to move your invention forward, and to socialize and share information with the speakers as well as other participants. For those new to the process, you will learn the insights related to invention.

To be assured of a seat at the workshop, please REGISTER by Monday, April 9, 2012 at:
http://libguides.gatech.edu/inventfuture2012

Mon - Apr 23
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management
Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Wed - May 23
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - May 25
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Wed - May 30
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management
Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Thu - May 31
9:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Tue - Jun 5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jun 6
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)
This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now
Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series
Wed - Jun 6
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Citation Searching: Using Articles You Know to Find Ones You Don't
Have you ever found a great article and wondered if someone else has used it in their research?  Citation searching is the tool you need.  It allows you to find articles that reference (or cite) a specific article.  This can be a very useful tool, especially if regular searching isn’t finding all you need.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211, Email: william.baer@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Jun 7
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Using Presentation Creation Software (Powerpoint/Prezi)

Graduate students are often called on to present their research. In this class, we cover the basics of creating visuals to accompany an oral presentation. This class will help you outline and plan your visuals. We will explore different software packages that could help you in creating a presentation, such as Powerpoint and Prezi.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Jun 11
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Tue - Jun 12
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jun 13
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver CS5

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

Set up a website and create multiple linked webpagesModifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc.Formatting text with html and basic CSS stylesAdding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rolloversCreating tablesAdding internal and external hyperlinksAdding video and audio filesUploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jun 13
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Where to Get Your Article Published

This session covers finding journals in your research area, determining how to select the best one to submit your article to, and how to find that journal's author guidelines.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Jun 26
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jun 27
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Data Visualization: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types and the best way to visually represent those types. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Jun 29
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management
Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Tue - Jul 10
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)
This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now
Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series
Wed - Jul 11
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Jul 12
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Mon - Jul 16
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  FASET Registration
The Library will be busy this afternoon! The West Commons computer cluster will be closed for FASET registration but Library Service Desk will remain open.
Tue - Jul 17
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Finding Data

Finding data is becoming an essential research skill.  This workshop will introduce the basics in finding data in your academic discipline.  Sources covered include the LexisNexis Statistical databases, science and engineering databases, government agencies, and intergovernmental (IGO) and nongovernmental (NGO) agencies.  Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/finddata.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Jul 17
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Photoshop CS5 : Session I

Photoshop Basics Session I:

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite.
The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators,and regular people like you. Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines,and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop. In this workshop we experiment with various photoshop tools and will cover things such as : Liquify, blending images using layer mask, examples of portrait retouching and adjusting image brightness/contrast.

Please Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Wed - Jul 18
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Using Presentation Creation Software (Powerpoint/Prezi)

Graduate students are often called on to present their research. In this class, we cover the basics of creating visuals to accompany an oral presentation. This class will help you outline and plan your visuals. We will explore different software packages that could help you in creating a presentation, such as Powerpoint and Prezi.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jul 18
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jul 18
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  InDesign CS5

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will create a basic poster and familiarize you with the interface. Additionally, the instructor will provide InDesign templates for the students to take with them and practice.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Thu - Jul 19
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Jul 19
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management
Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Fri - Jul 20
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  FASET Registration
The Library will be busy this afternoon! The West Commons computer cluster will be closed for FASET registration but Library Service Desk will remain open.
Mon - Jul 23
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  FASET Registration
The Library will be busy this afternoon! The West Commons computer cluster will be closed for FASET registration but Library Service Desk will remain open.
Mon - Jul 23
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Intro to Dreamweaver CS5

This beginning workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. Working with Text, links ,images and background layouts are some of the basics covered.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Tue - Jul 24
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Adobe Illustrator CS5 : Session I

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing tool, commonly used by graphic designers. In this beginning workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce to handy features within the package, as we create a basic logo / label. Exercises may include things like: typing on a path, extrude and bevel, working with text, blending, scaling, adjusting gradients and experimenting with the new shape builder tool. Illustrator is a must have in your arsenal of software for professional looking results.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Wed - Jul 25
1:20 PM - 3:20 PM
  Student Views on TSPLOST
Two classes will present their work on Atlanta transportation. Students in Lauren Curtright's ENGL 1101 will present on the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) on which Georgia residents will vote on July 31, 2012. The students in Doris Bremm's ENGL 1101 (on Public Art) will present on their service-learning projects with Living Walls and Art on the BeltLine.
Thu - Jul 26
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Intro to Dreamweaver CS5

This beginning workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. Working with Text, links ,images and background layouts are some of the basics covered.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Tue - Jul 31
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Data Visualization: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types and the best way to visually represent those types. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Aug 6
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  FASET Registration
The Library will be busy this afternoon! The West Commons computer cluster will be closed for FASET registration but Library Service Desk will remain open.
Mon - Aug 13
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  FASET Registration
The Library will be busy this afternoon! The West Commons computer cluster will be closed for FASET registration but Library Service Desk will remain open.
Tue - Aug 14
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  FASET Registration
The Library will be busy this afternoon! The West Commons computer cluster will be closed for FASET registration but Library Service Desk will remain open.
Thu - Aug 16
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  FASET Registration
The Library will be busy this afternoon! The West Commons computer cluster will be closed for FASET registration but Library Service Desk will remain open.
Fri - Aug 31
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Sep 4
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  MATLAB: Data Analysis and Visualization for Scientists and Engineers

This workshop will introduce MATLAB's interactive tools and command-line functions. Special emphasis will be placed on MATLAB's data analysis and visualization capabilities. While everyone is welcome to join us for this hands-on training, examples will focus on engineering and scientific data.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Sep 4
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Crash Course Dreamweaver CS5

This beginning workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. Working with Text, links, images and background layouts are some of the basics covered.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Wed - Sep 5
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Sep 7
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Fri - Sep 7
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  InDesign CS5- Overview

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will familiarize you with the interface while going over some of the basic tools necessary to create a poster or brochure. Topics may include working with text, text wrap on images, document setup, alignment, and importing images and text. The instructor will provide students with templates for practice outside of class.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

 

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Tue - Sep 11
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.


Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Sep 13
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Data Visualization: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types, the best way to visually represent those types, and discuss best practices. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Sep 13
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  Company Information

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company.  We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Featured databases: Morningstar; Mergent Online; Hoover’s Company Profiles; Reference USA, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Fri - Sep 14
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Sep 14
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Photoshop CS5: Session I

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators,and regular people like you. Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines,and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop. In this workshop we experiment with various photoshop tools and will cover things such as: Liquify, blending images using layer mask, examples of portrait retouching and adjusting image brightness/contrast.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Mon - Sep 17
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX Training Sessions for Science & Engineering

Have you ever asked: “Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?” Then this class is for you!
LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. The LaTeX Training sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies.  

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz  (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Mon - Sep 17
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. Featured databases: ABI/Inform Complete; Business Source Complete; Business Abstracts with Full-Text; LexisNexis Academic; Mergent Online; Factiva; Passport GMID (new database); Reference USA and Viewswire.

Tue - Sep 18
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Sep 18
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. Featured databases: ABI/Inform Complete; Business Source Complete; Business Abstracts with Full-Text; LexisNexis Academic; Mergent Online; Factiva; Passport GMID (new database); Reference USA and Viewswire.

Wed - Sep 19
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Citation Searching: Using Articles You Know to Find Ones You Don't

Have you ever found a great article and wondered if someone else has used it in their research? Citation searching is the tool you need. It allows you to find articles that reference (or cite) a specific article. This can be a very useful tool, especially if regular searching isn’t finding all you need.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Sep 19
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver CS5

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

  • Setting up a website and create multiple linked webpages
  • Modifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc.
  • Formatting text with html and basic CSS styles
  • Adding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rollovers
  • Creating tables
  • Adding internal and external hyperlinks Adding video and audio files Uploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Sep 20
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Sep 20
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Crash Course Dreamweaver CS5

This beginning workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML/CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. Working with Text, links ,images and background layouts are some of the basics covered.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Fri - Sep 21
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  Company Information

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company.  We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Featured databases: MorningstarMergent OnlineHoover’s Company ProfilesReference USA, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Tue - Sep 25
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Productivity Tools for Graduate Students

Graduate students and researchers are bombarded every day with an overwhelming collection of information that they need to be able to synthesize and retrieve on demand. This class will introduce tools to improve the planning, organizing, leading, and managing of information. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/getresearchdone.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Sep 25
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
  Company Information

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company.  We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Featured databases: MorningstarMergent OnlineHoover’s Company ProfilesReference USA, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Tue - Sep 25
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Wed - Sep 26
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. Featured databases: ABI/Inform Complete; Business Source Complete; Business Abstracts with Full-Text; LexisNexis Academic; Mergent Online; Factiva; Passport GMID (new database); Reference USA and Viewswire.

Thu - Sep 27
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Finding Data

Finding data is becoming an essential research skill. This workshop will introduce the basics in finding data in your academic discipline. Sources covered include the LexisNexis Statistical databases, science and engineering databases, government agencies, and intergovernmental (IGO) and nongovernmental (NGO) agencies. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/finddata.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Sep 27
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Blended Research @ the Library: "Humanizing Machines: Robotics at Georgia Tech"

Humanizing Machines: Robotics at Georgia Tech

While we may not live in the robot-mediated world envisioned by previous generations, robots have replaced humans in many situations where size is a limiting factor and where extremely repetitive or dangerous tasks must be performed. Join us and find out what researchers at Georgia Tech are learning about moral reasoning and emotions in robots and how this relates to the ethical behavior of robots in war; collaborative exploration, mapping, and sensing by micro autonomous systems in terrestrial and aerial environments and how this can help first responders; and robot agility on complex terrestrial substrates and how this can lead to more effective search and rescue missions.

Humanizing Machines: Robotics at Georgia Tech is the seventh panel in the Blended Research @ the Library series organized by the Faculty Engagement Department of the Georgia Tech Library.

Blended Research @ the Library is a panel discussion series focusing on multidisciplinary research. At each session faculty and graduate students from various departments present research in an area that crosses over several disciplines.

Information about previous panels can be found here.

Fri - Sep 28
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Using Presentation Creation Software (Powerpoint/Prezi)

In this class, we cover the basics of creating visuals to accompany an oral presentation. We will explore different software packages, such as PowerPoint and Prezi. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/powerpoint-prezi

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Oct 2
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Adobe Illustrator CS5 : Session I

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing tool, commonly used by graphic designers. In this beginning workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce to handy features within the package, as we create a basic logo / label. Exercises may include things like: typing on a path, extrude and bevel, working with text, blending, scaling, adjusting gradients, live trace and experimenting with the new shape builder tool. Illustrator is a must have in your arsenal of software for professional looking results.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Wed - Oct 3
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 3
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Where to Get Your Article Published

This session covers finding journals in your research area, determining how to select the best one to submit your article to, and how to find that journal's author guidelines.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Oct 8
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Basic Web Page Design: WordPress

This hands-on class will cover the basics of launching a WordPress site. The WordPress Dashboard will be introduced as well as using themes, plug-ins and widgets.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Oct 8
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  InDesign CS5- Overview

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will familiarize you with the interface while going over some of the basic tools necessary to create a poster or brochure. Topics may include working with text, text wrap on images, document setup, alignment, and importing images and text . The instructor will provide students with templates for practice outside of class.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Tue - Oct 9
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. Featured databases: ABI/Inform Complete; Business Source Complete; Business Abstracts with Full-Text; LexisNexis Academic; Mergent Online; Factiva; Passport GMID (new database); Reference USA and Viewswire.

Tue - Oct 9
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 10
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
  Company Information

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company.  We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Featured databases: MorningstarMergent OnlineHoover’s Company ProfilesReference USA, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Wed - Oct 10
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Thu - Oct 11
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Oct 16
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 17
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Productivity Tools for Graduate Students

Graduate students and researchers are bombarded every day with an overwhelming collection of information that they need to be able to synthesize and retrieve on demand. This class will introduce tools to improve the planning, organizing, leading, and managing of information. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/getresearchdone.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 17
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Data Visualization: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types, the best way to visually represent those types, and discuss best practices. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Oct 18
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Crash Course Dreamweaver CS5

This beginning workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML/CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. Working with Text, links, images and background layouts are some of the basics covered.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Thu - Oct 18
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Manipulating Cells: Innovative Research at Georgia Tech

 

Current research at Georgia Tech involving the manipulation of cells and cellular components may hold the key to several notable advances. These innovations in protein engineering, neuroscience, and gene targeting and gene therapy increase the potential for research, industrial and medical applications.

Join us to find out how Georgia Tech researchers are:
• engineering nuclear hormone receptors to control the expression of genes in response to small molecule hormones,
• characterizing the molecular mechanisms involved in the repair of broken DNA to develop more effective and safe technologies of genome modification, and
• Investigating how neural groups encode information from the outside world and neural circuits balance plasticity and stability.

This session will feature the following panelists:
• Dr. Donald Doyle – Associate Professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
• Jonathan Newman – PhD Candidate; Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
• Dr. Francesca Storici – Assistant Professor, School of Biology

Manipulating Cells: Innovative Research at Georgia Tech is the eighth panel in the Blended Research @ the Library series organized by the Faculty Engagement Department of the Georgia Tech Library. Blended Research @ the Library is a panel discussion series focusing on multidisciplinary research. At each session faculty and graduate students from various departments present research in an area that crosses over several disciplines.

For more information, see http://libguides.gatech.edu/cells

Mon - Oct 22
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Google Sketch Up: Intro

SketchUp is a 3d modeling program developed by Google and designed for use by a wide spectrum of disciplines, from engineers to filmmakers & game developers. Come explore some of the many uses of this powerful tool, in this beginning level workshop.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Tue - Oct 23
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Oct 23
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Open Access Week 2012 - "Open Notebook Science: Transparency in Research"

For additional information: Open Access Week 2012

Date: October 23, 2012
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Klaus Advanced Computing Building, 1116 Seminar Room

This event is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited, so arrive early.

Jean-Claude Bradley

“... there is a URL to a laboratory notebook that is freely available and indexed on common search engines. It does not necessarily have to look like a paper notebook but it is essential that all of the information available to the researchers to make their conclusions is equally available to the rest of the world.”
  - Jean-Claude Bradley

ABSTRACT: This presentation will outline strategies for collecting, processing, and disseminating chemical information as Open Data. Bradley will discuss melting point and solubility datasets and models. In his talk, Bradley will show how Open Notebook Science can be used to maintain full provenance information between the original lab notebook pages and associated raw data up to the point of use. Specifically he will explain in detail the use of web services, allowing for data access and querying through a browser interface or Google Spreadsheets using Google App Scripts.

Tue - Oct 23
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. Featured databases: ABI/Inform Complete; Business Source Complete; Business Abstracts with Full-Text; LexisNexis Academic; Mergent Online; Factiva; Passport GMID (new database); Reference USA and Viewswire.

Wed - Oct 24
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Photoshop CS5: Session I

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators,and regular people like you. Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines,and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop. In this workshop we experiment with various photoshop tools and will cover things such as: Liquify, blending images using layer mask, examples of portrait retouching and adjusting image brightness/contrast.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Thu - Oct 25
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Citation Searching: Using Articles You Know to Find Ones You Don't

Have you ever found a great article and wondered if someone else has used it in their research? Citation searching is the tool you need. It allows you to find articles that reference (or cite) a specific article. This can be a very useful tool, especially if regular searching isn’t finding all you need.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Oct 26
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Using Presentation Creation Software (Powerpoint/Prezi)

In this class, we cover the basics of creating visuals to accompany an oral presentation. We will explore different software packages, such as PowerPoint and Prezi. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/powerpoint-prezi

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Oct 26
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. Featured databases: ABI/Inform Complete; Business Source Complete; Business Abstracts with Full-Text; LexisNexis Academic; Mergent Online; Factiva; Passport GMID (new database); Reference USA and Viewswire.

Fri - Oct 26
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver CS5

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

  • Setting up a website and create multiple linked webpages
  • Modifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc
  • Formatting text with html and basic CSS styles
  • Adding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rollovers
  • Creating tables Adding internal and external hyperlinks
  • Adding video and audio files
  • Uploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.


Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Oct 26
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  LaTeX Training Sessions for Science & Engineering

Have you ever asked: “Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?” Then this class is for you!

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. The LaTeX Training sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies.  

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz  (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Tue - Oct 30
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 31
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series