Web of Science Meets Google Scholar

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Web of Science now provides access to its resources through collaboration with Google Scholar. This collaboration allows Google Scholar users to connect to the Web of Science’s core collection using citation connections. Contact our staff or your subject librarian if you have additional questions.

The links from Google Scholar to Web of Science only appear for subscribers, so off-campus patrons should use our Google Scholar link, or take advantage of our proxy bookmarklet.

Learn more about off campus access here.
Learn more about Web of Science:
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Zotero 4.0 Launches. Easy, free, citation management.

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What is Zotero?

It’s easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and best of all it’s free and open source. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. It can save you time and help keep you organized.

Pendergrass library supports Zotero. To learn more visit our guide here.

What’s new in Zotero 4.0?

  • Automatic Journal Abbreviations
  • Colored Tags
  • On-Demand File Syncing
  • Automatic Style Updating
  • Detailed Download Display

To learn more visit the update page.

Existing Feature Highlights:

  • Easy to learn Itunes-like interface
  • Automatically capture citations
  • Remotely back up and sync your library
  • Store PDFs, images, and web pages
  • Cite from within Word and OpenOffice
  • Take rich-text notes in any language
  • Wide variety of import/export options
  • Free, open source, and extensible
  • Collaborate with group libraries



Big Orange Adventure –@ Hodges — a scavenger hunt to benefit the libraries

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BigOadventureThe UT Graduate Student Senate will host a scavenger hunt, dubbed “The Big Orange Adventure,” to benefit the UT Libraries. The race will take place Saturday, April 5, 2014, on the UT campus. Check-in is at 9 a.m. at the outdoor amphitheater between Hodges Library and the Humanities Building, and the hunt begins promptly at 10 a.m. This event is open to the public.

For several decades, the Graduate Student Senate has sponsored the Love Your Libraries 5K to benefit the libraries. Profits from the race are donated to the library to help provide De-Stress For Success activities during Finals Week. This year, the format of the race has changed to a scavenger hunt.

Teams of 4 to 6 members will race around campus, searching for clues and completing tasks in order to figure out the location of the finish line. Whichever team completes the scavenger hunt first, wins. At the start of the race, participants will receive race packets, which will include a map, the rules of the race, and a list of items around campus that can be photographed and posted to social media for the #hashtag wars.

Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the first, second, and third place finishers and to the team that posts the most #hashtag items. Costumes are encouraged, and there will be prizes awarded to the Best Theme Costume and Best UT Themed Costume.

Registration is $10 until April 1 and $15 thereafter. T-shirts are guaranteed to participants who register by March 24. Register and read more at the Graduate Student Senate website.






Information Is Our Game: Meet Chris Eaker

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    BIG IDEAS demand reliable information. The University Libraries supports scholarship, research, and learning at UT by acquiring, organizing, preserving, and facilitating access to the world’s knowledge. The wide-ranging expertise of our librarians might surprise you.

    This semester we begin a series of profiles of UT Knoxville librarians. Watch for a new profile each week.

As Data Curation Librarian, Chris Eaker supports UT researchers in the search for external funding. Chris helps faculty formulate the data management plans required by many grant-funding agencies. He can help researchers plan for data preservation, access, and sharing. He is knowledgeable about existing data repositories serving the various academic disciplines and can help faculty discover relevant existing data sets as well as making UT researchers’ own data more widely available for use by other researchers.

He is available to serve as a member of grant teams and invites researchers to contact him early in the proposal preparation process. He welcomes opportunities to help faculty include data stewardship in their teaching.

Chris is vice-chair of the DataONE Users Group. DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth) is a National Science Foundation-funded project to archive environmental data produced by scientists around the world.

Chris is also the Learning, Research, and Collections Librarian for Architecture and Design, providing research consultations, information literacy instruction, and collection development in those disciplines.

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in information science from UT. Chris has almost ten years’ experience as a practicing civil engineer and specialized training in data curation.




Information Is Our Game: Meet Peter Fernandez

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    BIG IDEAS demand reliable information. The University Libraries supports scholarship, research, and learning at UT by acquiring, organizing, preserving, and facilitating access to the world’s knowledge. The wide-ranging expertise of our librarians might surprise you.

    This semester we begin a series of profiles of UT Knoxville librarians. Watch for a new profile each week.

As Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Librarian, Peter Fernandez provides instruction and research assistance to undergraduate and graduate students, and serves the research needs of faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR). He and other staff at the Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library are available to help at any step in the research process.

Peter works closely with CASNR departments to develop collections that meet the curricular and research needs of faculty and students. He is also the Libraries’ liaison to UT Extension agencies and UT AgResearch centers throughout the state.

Peter’s research interests include the effect of technology on patrons’ interactions with libraries, particularly the ethical implications of such technologically mediated exchanges. He publishes widely on social networking and privacy, copyright and open access publishing, and open-source technology. Peter is a vocal proponent of open-source citation management tools: he’ll teach anyone within earshot to use Zotero!

Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the New College of Florida and the master’s in library and information science from the University of South Florida. Peter is an active member of the United States Agricultural Information Network, currently serving a two-year term as director.




EndNote classes, March 4 & 13 @Hodges: manage your references

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Want to get control of your citations? Consider attending a hands-on class to learn how to use EndNote, a citation management tool. The following EndNote classes are open to UT students, faculty, and staff.

Collaborating with EndNote and EndNote Online
Tuesday, March 4

  • 2:00-3:00 p.m. 211 Hodges Library

Register by sending a message to endnote@utk.edu. Learn how to use EndNote collaboratively. Share references and combine manuscript drafts, using either EndNote desktop  or EndNote Online. Presumes basic familiarity with EndNote desktop version.

Introduction to Endnote
Thursday, March 13

  • 3:30-5:00 p.m.  211 Hodges Library

Register by sending a message to endnote@utk.edu. Discover how you can capture and organize citations from database searches, attach full-text PDFs, and insert citations formatted in the style of your choice into Microsoft Word documents.

Some instruction is helpful to master EndNote basic features. More help is available in our library research guide (http://libguides.utk.edu/endnote) and through webinars (http://endnote.com/training).

EndNote is free to students, faculty, and staff.* Download EndNote at http://libguides.utk.edu/endnote.

To arrange class instruction for a group of seven or more people, email endnote@utk.edu.

Classes can be taught at Pendergrass library as well. To learn more about Endnote, contact Peter Fernandez or Ann Viera at Pendergrass library.

Looking for an Endnote Alternative? UT libraries also supports Zotero!

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*EndNote is provided by a license from the Office of Information Technology to UT Knoxville, UT Memphis, and UT Space Institute.




Posters starring UT students are free for the taking

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collage2Sydney2Our latest READ posters — the ones starring UT students — are printed and ready for pick-up at Hodges (Melrose entrance), Pendergrass AgVetMed, and the Music libraries. Posters are free for the taking.

Our READ posters, modeled on the American Library Association’s longstanding national campaign, picture campus celebrities reading from a favorite book. After featuring Smokey, the Volunteer, professor William Bass, and the Black Lillies band, the Libraries held a contest to select a student to star in our next READ poster. More than 100 students dropped by the library to pose for our photographer. Then everyone was invited to “like” their favorite on our Facebook gallery of contestants.

Sydney McNeill, a pre-pharmacy major from Dyersburg, Tennessee, received the most votes and earned her own poster. We’ve also printed a collage of all the runners-up.

Get your copies before they disappear!




Libraries will host STEM symposium for high school students, March 29

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The University of Tennessee Libraries is hosting the second annual Big Orange STEM Symposium (B.O.S.S.): High School Outreach, Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the John C. Hodges Library on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus.

The symposium is aimed at high school students who are interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. High school students at all levels are invited to participate.

The symposium brings together STEM-related departments and centers from across the UT Knoxville campus and the Knoxville community to provide high school students with a learning experience that includes guidance in career exploration and planning from a UT Career Services counselor. The symposium will allow students to explore STEM fields in a holistic way, giving them a taste of various disciplines so they will be more informed and better prepared to decide which area they would like to study.

Two panel discussions — one featuring current undergraduate students and another with STEM professors — will offer insights into the university experience and how to succeed in STEM studies. Students also will have the opportunity to meet researchers working in STEM fields. In breakout sessions, they will learn about strategies and techniques for doing undergraduate research through exposure to the scientific process, resources, and technologies. At a STEM Fair, they can learn about STEM organizations in our region and unique opportunities at UT Knoxville.

Representatives from the Knoxville community include Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Texas Instruments, Biology in a Box, and Dade Moeller. The UT departments of math, soil science, geography, chemistry, and medicine also will participate.

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For more information about the symposium and registration, please visit the website at http://s.lib.utk.edu/boss2014. Free lunch and goody bags will be provided for attendees who register before March 21, 2014. On-site registration will be available.




Need access to research? OA button and librarians can help!

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Trying to access an article online only to find out that you don’t have access?

Your first step should be to contact us! With tools like the library proxy bookmarklet, scan on demand, and interlibrary services we can get you access to almost anything!

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The Open Access button also launched recently, aimed at making systematic changes by capturing moments when you attempt to access material and are unable to get access.

It is a browser based bookmarklet created by students to make visible their frustration when they hit barrier’s to information. It records the website address, the researcher’s location, the digital object identifier etc… and gives the option to share the experience on social media.

For more information:

http://www.openaccessbutton.org/
http://blogs.plos.org/thestudentblog/2013/08/20/if-someone-hits-a-paywall-in-the-forest-does-it-make-a-sound-the-open-access-button/