March 2018 Classes by Miner Library

March 7, 2018

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

EndNote Basics
Date: Monday, March 12, 2018
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Register
RefWorks Basics
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Register

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.


Data Management Class Scheduled for April 19, 2018

March 6, 2018

Data Management: Planning and Best Practices

Many major funders, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention require a plan for managing data. A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a formal plan that outlines how the data, including both physical and digital, will be handled over the course of the research project and beyond.

This class will cover the practical tips and essentials of data management, including:

• Data management plans (tools, checklists)
• Methods for describing data
• Best practices for file naming
• Data storage and reuse
• Citing data

Please join us on Thursday, April 19, at 2 PM in SRB 1.412.

Please register here; space is limited.


On exhibit @Miner: “Portraits of Perseverance” by Charmaine Wheatley

March 1, 2018

Artist-in-Residence, Charmaine Wheatley, continues to challenge our hearts and minds in the second half of her residency with “Portraits of Perseverance.”

From January through June, 2017, Wheatley focused on the mental health community of Rochester. Since July, she has engaged the HIV populations of Rochester and Buffalo.

Wheatley’s technique is informal, charming, and spontaneous. Each portrait is a pocket-sized 4” x 7-3/8.” Fragments of her conversations with her subjects are integrated within the final piece. She uses watercolor, ink, gel pen, graphite, and gouache on paper.

Can we reconcile the impact of this monstrous pandemic with these playful and colorful portraits? That’s one of the challenges Wheatley hands us. The other challenge? Get rid of the stigma you may harbor.

“De-stigmatizing happens through humanizing,” says Wheatley. So each portrait sitting involves an open-hearted discussion about living with, or loving someone with, HIV/AIDS.

Portraits by Charmaine Wheatley

Wheatley’s artist-in-residency has several sponsors, including the Center for AIDS Research, the Department of Psychiatry, the Division of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, URBEST, the Office of the SMD Vice Dean for Research, the School of Nursing, as well as programmatic support from the Memorial Art Gallery, the Neuroscience Program, and the Department of Art and Art History.

For more information about the project, visit bit.ly/cwartistinresidence and www.artreducingstigma.com.

About the artist: Since graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Wheatley has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts; Arts Nova Scotia; and Arts Newfoundland Labrador. During her on-going artist residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, she sat in the “Living Room” with museum patrons and employees. An installation of 104 of these portraits is on the view at the museum. Recent related portrait work includes two artist residencies with senior centers in Brooklyn in 2016 (Krakus Senior Center in Greenpoint; and the Hope Gardens Community Center in Bushwick).

Edward G. Miner Library is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Posted by Susan Andersen


Getting the Most from EndNote – Annotating PDFs

January 5, 2018

In a previous post we covered how to import full text PDFs into your EndNote library.  Having the PDFs attached to your library makes it easier to quickly locate and read the text.

Did you know that you can make annotations on these PDFs?  This simple-to-use feature is another way you can use EndNote to make it easier to organize and use your research.

• Select the PDF from the tabs along the right-hand side of the page and click on the Open PDF button.

EndNote screen snap

• From the PDF viewing screen, you can select some basic annotation tools (highlight, underline, sticky note, and strike out).

• Using the sticky note option adds a small icon to the text. You can click on this to open a small window where you can write and view notes.

• You can also use the Find… field to locate and highlight a specific word or phrase within the PDF; use the Find Previous and Find Next to scroll the multiple instances of the desired word or phrase.

EndNote screen snap 2

• You can save your annotations by clicking on the Save icon on the left-hand side of the toolbar directly above the PDF.

• You can also print out the PDF and any added annotations by clicking on the Print icon.

EndNote screen snap 3

EndNote is a citation management tool that can help you organize your research and save valuable time creating your in-text citations and bibliographies.

To learn more about EndNote sign up for one of our classes or schedule a meeting with Daniel Castillo.


Here’s what you need to fight colds and flu this season

January 4, 2018

In case you missed the headlines, cold and flu season is officially upon us.

If you’ve been clipart sitting with a group of people in an auditorium or classroom recently, you know what we’re talking about. Sneezes, sniffles, and coughs are all around us!

Heck, we sure don’t want to get sick. Do you?

So, let’s take some precautions to stay healthy.

The resources listed below provide some key information on the common cold and flu, prevention, how to recognize symptoms, and what to do if you, unfortunately, get sick.

The Basics
MedlinePlus Flu
MedlinePlus Common Cold
MedlinePlus What to Ask Your Doctor 

Prevention
CDC Stop the Spread of Germs
Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Wash your hands

What happens if I get sick anyway? Figure out what you have: https://medlineplus.gov/magazine/issues/fall06/articles/fall06pg19.html
Common Cold: How to Treat at Home

Need a good laugh? Here’s a Hamilton inspired rap about the flu vaccination.

 


February 2018 classes by Miner Library

January 3, 2018

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

RefWorks Basics
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Register
EndNote Basics
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Register

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.


ORCID: An Introduction

January 2, 2018

What does ORCID stand for?

ORCID stands for Open Researcher & Contributor ID

How do I obtain an ORCID?

You can register for an ORCID via the ORCID Registration page.

Why should I obtain an ORCID?

ORCID provides a unique persistent digital identifier that allows researchers to distinguish themselves from every other researcher.  The ID offers a mechanism to distinguish individuals with common names, and are not affected by name changes, cultural differences in name order, inconsistent first-name abbreviations, or the use of different alphabets.

How can I associate publications with my ORCID?

Most scholarly publishers accept ORCID’s during manuscript submissions. If you give publishers permission to do so, they can automatically update your ORCID profile when the submitted article is published.

You may also import publications, patents, grants and other works into your record any time.

You will then be given several options for searching for, importing or uploading publications to your profile.

 

If you’d like more information about ORCID or other author identifiers, please use the following links:

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact your librarian for assistance.