Cell Phone Chronicles – Take a Tour

February 12, 2015 at 7:32 pm | Posted in classes, events, news | Comments Off on Cell Phone Chronicles – Take a Tour

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Have you seen the car commercial featuring Marty Cooper’s early cellphone technology?  Would you like to see and hear more about the earlymobile phones, the beepers, the satellite phones and examine the technological progress of the cell phone?  Galvin Library is currently hosting a collection of mobile phones on display on the upper level, and the collection’s owner, Dennis Roberson,  Vice Provost for Research at IIT and Former Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer at Motorola, will lead tour attendees through the collection, explaining the technology, the prototypes (some were made in runs of a dozen or fewer), and describing the relationship between Illinois Tech and Motorola.

Tours will meet on the upper level of Galvin Library at 12:45 and last approximately 45 minutes plus time for questions. Space is limited to 25 so RSVP and save your place now!

RSVP for Friday, February 20th 12:45-1:40 pm

RSVP for Monday, March 2nd 12:45-1:40pm

These times don’t fit your schedule? Stop by and check out the display for yourself.

New Student Library Tours

August 14, 2014 at 1:12 am | Posted in classes, instruction, news, workshops | Comments Off on New Student Library Tours

The first few weeks of the semester is one of the busiest times of the year, especially for new students.  You will be getting lots of homework, meeting new friends, and exploring Chicago.  Galvin Library has services that can help students work more efficiently, and there are great spaces for groups and quiet study.  We are giving tours and teaching the basics of using the library, so come by and learn about the library and the services offered.  The Cherry Conference Room is located on Galvin Library’s lower level.  Tours will be offered during the following times:

Library Tour for New Students:

  • Thursday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. Tour lasts less than 30 minutes. Location: Lobby

Library Fundamentals for New International Students: 

  • Friday, August 22 at 11:30 a.m. Session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Location: Cherry Conference Room
  • Friday, August 22 at 1:00 p.m. Session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Location: Cherry Conference Room
  • Friday, August 22 at 3:00 p.m. 中文 Session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Location: Cherry Conference Room
    *Note : the 3:00 p.m. session is in Mandarin Chinese

These classes are popular and packed with information. Show up on time (or earlier) so you don’t miss anything! Questions?  Email us here.

Library Orientation for New Students

August 23, 2012 at 12:13 am | Posted in classes, instruction | Comments Off on Library Orientation for New Students

Are you a new student at IIT?  Learn how to use the library with our Librarian Yi Han.  She will tell you everything you need to know that can get you started including:

  • how to search and find books in our library
  • how to use interlibrary loan and borrow from other libraries
  • how to reserve a study room
  • where to find articles

The library orientation will be offered two times, Tuesday August 28th and Wednesday August 29th from 12:50 pm to 1:20 pm.  Meet in the Library Learning Center, which is located in Galvin Library on the lower level, just past the circulation desk.  Library Map  Let us know you are coming by registering at http://tiny.cc/74kgjw  Registering is useful for our preparation, but is not required.

Galvin Library offers classes throughout the year on using library resources.  See our blog post on how to add the Galvin Library calendar of classes and events to your list of Google calendars.  Remember you can always get help, any time with any question, by contacting us through email, phone, IM or just stop by the Research Help Office, located on the upper level at the top of the main stairwell.

Avoiding Plagiarism: What Do I Need to Cite?

April 11, 2012 at 3:24 am | Posted in Ask a Librarian, classes | Comments Off on Avoiding Plagiarism: What Do I Need to Cite?

Attend a session on Thursday, April 19th from 3:15pm to 3:50pm at Galvin Library in the Library Learning Center located on the lower level to learn more about citations and plagiarism.

Sign up here

1. Which of the following is considered plagiarism? (Choose all that apply)

  • A. Change a few words in a sentence and use it as your own
  • B. Quote a sentence or phrase with a citation
  • C. Piece together ideas from more than one source without citing them
  • D. Submit a paper you bought online
  • E. Use someone else’s ideas in your paper

2. Which of the following is never part of a citation? (Choose all that apply)

  • A. Author’s last name
  • B. Title of the article or book
  • C. Title of the journal
  • D. Author’s date of birth
  • E. Page numbers

What kind of information do you need to cite? What don’t you need to cite? How do professors check plagiarism?

Do you know answers to these questions?  If not, then this class is perfect for you.  In this class, we will use real-world examples to answer all these questions.  Bring your own questions about plagiarism if you have any.

Questions about this session? Ask a librarian 

Smart Searching Doesn’t Have to be Hard

April 13, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Posted in classes, instruction | Comments Off on Smart Searching Doesn’t Have to be Hard

On Wednesday, March 23rd, we had a class on how to search smarter, not harder. Because these skills are so important, there is now have a Research Guide for searching smart! Check out the Search Smart -Not Hard guide here.

There are lots of ways to get to what you need without all the irritation – you just have to know them! This guide will explain:

    The differences between your various library accounts
    Linking Google Scholar to IIT
    Galvin-specific Firefox plugins
    And much more!

We also have tons of other Research Guides covering all the major disciplines and research topics. And if that isn’t enough, you are always welcome to ask us questions.

Avoiding Plagiarism Class April 15

April 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Posted in classes, instruction | Comments Off on Avoiding Plagiarism Class April 15

30 Minutes to Success: Library Research Series for International Students

The library is hosting a series of 30 minute classes in March and April to help international students do library research smarter and faster. These short classes are designed to build your research skills just in time for your final assignments! Each class is taught by our international student services librarian, Yi Han. Yi completed her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science in the United States, so not only is she an expert researcher but she also has tons of personal experience as a former international student.

Next training session:

Part 3: Avoiding Plagiarism: What do I Need to Cite?
Friday, April 15th 1:00pm to 1:30pm in Galvin Library’s Library Learning Center
Sign up here

    • What is plagiarism?
    • How do I know if I plagiarized?
    • How do professors check plagiarism?
    • What kind of information do I need to cite? What don’t I need to cite?

If you have these questions when you do research papers, or if you want to learn how to avoid plagiarism, please come to the library’s Avoiding Plagiarism class. In this class, we will use real-world examples to answer all these questions. Bring your own questions about plagiarism if you have any.

Previous sessions:

Part 1: Free Internet vs. Library Database: Which is the Best for Me?

Missed it? Click here to see a summary of what was taught.

Part 2: Database Search Training Session: Advanced Search Techniques
Missed it? Click here to see a summary of what was taught.

Email Yi at yhan27@iit.edu with any questions.

Painless Psych Literature Reviews

March 7, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Posted in classes, instruction | Comments Off on Painless Psych Literature Reviews

Painless Psych Literature Reviews
Monday, March 21st from 1:00 to 1:45 or
Tuesday, March 22nd from 1:00 to 1:45
Meets in Galvin Library’s Library Learning Center

Get some research therapy with the Psychology librarian, Jannelle Ruswick. She’ll cover the most common points of confusion and frustration psych students encounter during library research. Topics will include:

    • Outsmarting the databases – “I need information about AIDS, not the word ‘aids’.”
    • Searching two (or more) databases at once – especially important for I/O students.
    • Getting all the PDFs of articles regardless of where they are hiding – some hide really well.
    • Setting up Google Scholar so it works correctly from home – one step changes everything.

This workshop is for all levels of Psych students; even the veterans will benefit. Each day will cover the same information, so you don’t need to come to both. Your time is precious – stop wasting it with bad searches!

Let her know which day you plan on attending here.

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