Archive for June, 2006

Online Backfiles of Historical Newspapers Now Available!

Posted June 30th, 2006 by Katherine McNeill

The MIT Libraries have recently acquired online historical backfiles of three newspapers: the Boston Globe (1872-1922), the Wall Street Journal (1889-1987), and the Washington Post (1877-1988). Like the New York Times historical archive, these newspapers are fully searchable and articles are displayed as PDF files. An additional year of each newspaper will be added each year. The historical newspapers are available in Vera or via their shortcut URLs:

Summer workshops offered

Posted June 29th, 2006 by Remlee Green

JulyAP Information Workshops

Learn how to find and use information more effectively in these hands-on workshops. It’s like IAP, only warmer!

WHEN: Every Friday in July, 12 Noon – 1 pm

WHERE: 14N-132 (Digital Instruction Resource Center – DIRC)

7/7 EndNote Basics
EndNote helps you to create databases of bibliographic references that you can cite in your manuscripts. EndNote allows you to search, retrieve relevant citations, and build your bibliography, all within one program. Give it a try in this hands-on session!

7/14 Citation Searching Survey
Eugene Garfield outlined the concept of citation indexing in an article in Science Magazine 50 years ago. We will explore different methods of citation indexing, starting with the Web of Science.

7/21 RefWorks Basics
RefWorks is a web-based resource designed to help you to organize references and create a bibliography. RefWorks allows you to search, retrieve relevant citations, and build your bibliography. It allows users to create individual or group accounts, and makes it easy to write papers, or post your results to web pages. This session will be a hands-on practicum.

7/28 Publishing Choices for MIT Grads and Postdocs
Publishing your research is an important rite of passage for a new researcher and an essential part of being a scientist. This session will guide you through some of the lesser-known but critical choices you’ll face in your first forays into publishing: where and how to publish to get exposure and credit for your work, and what you can do to retain your copyright as an author.

Feel free to bring your lunch! Drinks and dessert will be provided.

Donald Hall named Poet Laureate

Posted June 22nd, 2006 by Jim Eggleston

To find one of the many collections of poetry or essays by Donald Hall in the Humanities Library, check him in Barton. Read about Hall at the Library of Congress , or find more information about him as a poet in one of our
Gale Literary Databases. (You’ll need certificates to get access.)

Sculpture of Parker W. Hirtle ’51

Posted June 20th, 2006 by MIT Libraries

An exhibition of wood carvings by Parker W. Hirtle (’51) is at Rotch Library (7-238). The exhibit continues through June.

MIT Libraries donate computers to Kenya project

Posted June 19th, 2006 by Heather Denny

With the help of a donation of 12 used computers from the MIT Libraries, graduating MIT senior Eric Mibuari established a computer center in his hometown of Laare, Kenya. Read the full Tech Talk article: Kenyan grad shares what he’s learned

Summer hours for the MIT Libraries

Posted June 16th, 2006 by Darcy Duke

clockCheck out the summer hours for the various libraries across campus.

Institute Archivist and Dean of Admissions to narrate Commencement webcast

Posted June 8th, 2006 by Lois Beattie

A live webcast of Commencement on Friday, June 9, will be broadcast beginning at 8:20 a.m. Tom Rosko, Head of the Institute Archives & Special Collections, will share the microphone with Dean of Admissions Marilee Jones to bring the festivities to life on your computer screen and add some historical context.