Libraries' Tuesday workshop series opens Jan. 31

University Libraries is offering free weekly workshops to faculty, staff, students and the public, Jan. 31 through April 24. Workshops are 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays on the first floor of Love Library South.

Presenters are library subject specialists who publish on a variety of information-related topics. To guarantee a seat, register at or through the "Learn at the Library" calendar on the library main page at

Schedule and topics in the series are:

Jan. 31 — "The Serial Set: A Primary Source for Every Topic," Charles Bernholz, professor and government documents librarian; Discover the U.S. Serial Set, primary source documents produced by and for Congressional committees that are significant to research in many disciplines. The Libraries' electronic access through Readex now means far greater access to historical materials from 1817-1994 than was possible before. Register at:

Feb. 7 — "Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Primary and Secondary Source," Kathy Johnson, professor and humanities librarian; Learn about the major print and electronic resources covering the period from 400 CE through 1700 CE, available through the University Libraries. Register at:

Feb. 14 — "PubMed and Medline in a Nutshell," Joan Konecky, associate professor and science librarian; Exploit the biomedical and life sciences literature more fully by learning about Automatic Term Mapping, MeSH (medical subject headings), Limits, Related Articles, and fulltext. Register at:

Feb. 21 — "Company Research for Job Seekers," Bob Bolin, associate professor and business librarian; Prepare for job interviews by researching company personnel, histories, structures, services, and products. Register at:

Feb. 28 — "Images: Finding and Using Sources From ArtStor to Creative Commons," Richard Graham, associate professor and media services librarian; Discover the myriad ways to locate and use images for research projects in all disciplines. Register at:

March 6 — "Better Google," Signe Boudreau, associate professor and reference coordinator; Learn search tips and tricks that can enhance Google searching and give you more control of your search results, including advanced searches, sidebar search options, iGoogle, and specialized Google searches. Register at:

March 13 — "Patent Searching for the Non-Specialist," Tracy Bicknell Holmes, professor and engineering librarian; Explore patents as a rich source of information on a wide variety of topics from chemistry to design to history, with a look at easy-to-use patent sources & search techniques. Register at:

March 20 — "Genealogy Research and University Libraries," Tom McFarland, staff development officer and genealogist; Gain an understanding of materials and collections within the University Libraries that will be useful to genealogical and historical research, with an emphasis on electronic resources and historical collections. Register at:

March 27 — "Google Books and Google Scholar," Signe Boudreau, associate professor and reference coordinator; Improve your use of Google Books and Google Scholar by using Scholar Preferences, advanced searching, alerts, and Google Scholar Citations. Register at:

April 3 — "SciFinder Scholar: The Chemistry Database Revealed," Kiyomi Deards, assistant professor and science librarian; Maximize your search experience with the best tips and tricks for using the premier chemical database, including setting alerts.
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April 10 at 10:30 a.m., Love Library ESC
"GIS and Maps: A Primer for Everyone," Adonna Fleming, associate professor and GIS/geosciences librarian; Learn about GIS, how GIS can be used in a variety of projects, the types of maps that go into making a GIS project, and where to find GIS data for Nebraska. A brief demonstration of the ESRI ArcMap software is included.
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April 17 — Leadership Resources," Judith Wolfe, associate professor and ALEC librarian; Select the best sources and develop the most successful search strategies for this multi-disciplinary topic for business, education, agriculture, sports, and more. Register at:

April 24 — Landscape Architecture," Kay Logan-Peters, professor and architecture librarian; Improve your research, and your garden, with a look at resources in landscape architecture and gardening for professionals and hobbyists. Register at:

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