Tuesday, September 29, 2009

EndNote version X3 for PC & Macs

The EndNote program version X3 is now available.

For Windows go to: F:\install\endnote and click the .msi file

For the Mac version go to:
F:\install\endnote\mac and click the dmg file

Monday, September 28, 2009

Banned Books Week (BBW)

From the American Library Association:
September 26−October 3, 2009

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Flu


"On the evening of Sept. 28, it became apparent that something was not just right with a few of the men, and upon examination of the entire company (150 men), about 15 of the fellows were sent to the hospital with the pleasing information that they had the 'flu'" by noon the following day twenty-three were hospitalized. "At the end of six days out of the entire Company all but fifteen or sixteen were sick."

"Until the first death in camp, our life in the hospital had its humorous sick as well as sober. For a few days we were able to enjoy our usual army jubilees, a birthday party. A cloak of gloom seemed to spread over the camp though when our first comrade passed away, and so it was until we were all out of quarentine once more. The loss of five of our comrades namely: Robert Small, Helmer and Levi Casper, Irwin Powell, and Joseph Nevill was a great blow to the Company."

The Pahasapa Quarterly. Dec 1918. pp 59-63. http://dlsd.sdln.net/u?/sdsmt,5224

The men who died were:
Robert Small
Ashton, Spink, SD
Radio
Son of George and Ida Small
B 29 Mar 1897 Ashton, SD
D Oct. 6, 1918 Rapid City, SD

Helmer Egedie Casper
Lake Preston, SD
Radio
Son of Chris and Mary Casper
B 16 Apr 1897 South Dakota
D Oct. 9, 1918 Rapid City, SD

Levi Casper
Lake Preston, SD
Radio
Son of Nels and Anna Casper
B 11 Mar 1897 South Dakota
D Oct 6, 1918 Rapid City, SD

Irwin Powell
Montrose, SD
Mining
Nearest relative: F. H. Powell of Rush City, Minn.
B 12 Jul 1896, Griswold, Iowa
D 15 Oct 1918 Rapid City, SD

Joseph Neville
Redfield, SD
Radio
Nearest relative: Wife Jessie Neville of Redfield, SD; son of George and Helen Neville
B 15 Jan 1896
D 13 Oct 1918 Rapid City, SD

Monday, September 14, 2009

New enhancements in SciFinder

Significant new enhancements are now available in SciFinder®! These enhancements include new search, analytical, and collaboration tools to help synthetic chemists and other scientists save time, increase productivity, and streamline their research process.

A direct link to a PDF file detailing these enhancements is at:
http://www.cas.org/ASSETS/88B542FC19B544C99BB77930C89B5998/
whatsnew.pdf



or go to http://www.cas.org/support/scifi/index.html and click on the "newest features in SciFinder" link

Knovel University Challenge

The Knovel University Challenge starts on 9/14/09 and is open to all universities with current subscriptions and trials to Knovel. You have until (midnight) December 1st to submit your answers and contact information (full name, school name, email address) via the contest widget available at www.info.knovel.com/challenge.
 
All entries with a total of at least 3 correct answers will be placed into a random drawing for one of (1) Kindle, (2) Nintendo Wiis, (4)  iPod Nanos and (6) iTunes Gift Cards. The drawing will take place on December 1st, 2009.
The Prizes will be awarded to entrants in the US, Canada, Asia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and all other regions. All winners must present correct answers to 3 quiz questions. All universities, domestic and international, are eligible to participate and win. For entries to be valid, and to qualify for prizes,  students must use Knovel to answer the questions.
Contest-within-the-contest
To reward outstanding participation, all universities with 100 correct entries or more are guaranteed entry into a contest-within-the-contest, ensuring one student participant with 3 correct answers will be the winner of an iPod Nano.

Winner Announcement
The winners will be contacted by Knovel Corporation via email. The correct answers and winners of the contest will also be announced and featured in K-News and on www.knovel.com. All entries and photos become Knovel Corporation’s property and will not be returned. Each participant consents to the use of his or her name and picture on the Knovel Web site for informational and/or promotional purposes, without compensation.
 
The Quiz Prizes are sponsored by Knovel Corporation (www.knovel.com).
 
Good luck!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Labor Day Hours

The library will be closed Saturday Sept. 5th and Sunday Sept. 6th in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. We will be open Monday Sept 7th from 4PM-12Mid.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

EndNote Anyone?

EndNote is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. It is made by Thomson Scientific. If you wanted to purchase the EndNote software it would cost $250.

The Board of Regents Libraries negotiated a contract with Thomson Scientific for the Web of Knowledge package. Included in this contract is the right to provide copies of the EndNote software to our students, faculty and staff at no charge to the user.
Do you use EndNote? Need an upgrade?


If you don’t use it, would you like to give it a try?

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Database of the day - Web of Knowledge

http://bit.ly/13Y2G2
Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.


* Navigate with cited reference searching and Author Finder
* Use the Analyze Tool to identify trends and patterns
* Backfiles available to 1992
* Access enhanced coverage of books and meeting abstracts

Your edition(s):

* Science Citation Index Expanded (1992-present)
* Social Sciences Citation Index (1992-present)
* Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1992-present)

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Journals for Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical and Biological Engineering cooperative ~ The SDSM&T Chemical and Biological Engineering Department has provided funding for online access to several specialized journals. These are available to all members of the campus community.

http://library.sdsmt.edu/cbe_journals.htm

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