Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 10-29-2019
Citation Manager Workshops, Elections Guide, DigitalCommons@UMaine, Literature Review Workshop, Beyond “Fake News”
In this issue
- Citation Manager Workshops
- Hot Topics: Elections Guide
- Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons@UMaine
- Making the Most of Your Literature Review
- Beyond “fake news”: Digging into media literacy and cognitive bias
Featured Resource: Mintel Academic
Mintel publishes over 220 marketing reports in the US every year. Reports include data such as answers to consumer survey questions to identify key demographics or target markets; a comprehensive overview of the market size, including a five year forecast; and brand share, category trends, consumer attitudes and behaviors, and analysis on what’s working, what’s not working, and what’s coming next.
1. Citation Manager Workshops
Large research projects, especially theses and dissertations, involve extensive use of a variety of publications. It’s difficult to locate and organize these materials and their citations, and to represent these references in the required format. Citation managers can be a big help on this side of the research process. This semester, Fogler Library will host both general citation management workshops and workshops focused on specific citation managers.
Fall 2019 Citation Manager Workshops:
- Mendeley: Getting Started, October 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Attend via Zoom.
- Zotero: Getting Started, November 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Attend via Zoom.
- Mendeley: Getting Started, November 14, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Attend via Zoom.
2. Hot Topics: Elections Guide
Published by the Reference and Information Literacy Department at Fogler Library, the Hot Topics: Elections Guide provides useful information on voting in the United States. The guide includes background information on voting and voting trends as well as practical information about voting or registering to vote in the upcoming election. The guide also features helpful resources about local, state, and federal elections taking place this November.
3. Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons@UMaine
Last month, DigitalCommons@UMaine had 42,759 full-text downloads and 169 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 57,828. University of Maine scholarship was read by 2,528 institutions across 171 countries.
Fogler Library offers an online guide to DigitalCommons@UMaine, complete with video and step-by-step tutorials for creating an account and self-archiving in our institutional repository. Contact your Fogler Library subject specialist to learn more.
4. Making the Most of Your Literature Review
Thursday, October 31, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1
Join us for an interactive workshop that will address:
- how to strategically search for literature in the library, in Google Scholar, and beyond
- when to stop searching for literature and start writing
- how to stay on top of literature in your field
- how to organize your literature to save time
Not seeing what you hope to learn? Share any topics you’d like us to explore in the RSVP below.
5. Beyond “fake news”: Digging into media literacy and cognitive bias
Monday, November 4, 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1
In recent years, claims of “fake news,” bias, and misinformation have become so common that many people have not only become tired of the news, but some avoid it altogether. However, staying well-informed is more important than ever. How do we move beyond charges of “fake news” to determine the reliability of news content? And, how do our personal preferences play a role in our news diet? Being a more informed 21st-century citizen requires a critical approach to the media. Join Judith Rosenbaum, Associate Professor in Communication and Journalism, Alan Berry, PhD student in Communication and Journalism, and Jen Bonnet, Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian, for an interactive workshop where we will critically evaluate news production and consumption.