This tutorial will discuss how to read a scientific article, how to find the main points of the article, and how to take effective notes.
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Master and Commander and the series of nautical historical novels by Patrick O’Brian was the topic for this installment of “Read This Book!” brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries. In this episode, host Lisa Von Drasek, talks with the Libraries’ Jan Fransen about the series — which focuses on Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin — and the very active community of readers. Books discussed Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian A Sea of Words by Dean King Patrick O’Brian’s Navy About Lisa Von Drasek and Jan Fransen Lisa Von Drasek is the Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Jan Fransen is the Service Lead for Researcher and Discovery Systems at the University of Minnesota Libraries. About Read This Book! Read This Book! is a video podcast produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries. It is available on YouTube and iTunes.
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Minnesota was put on the map for its innovative technology by one-time giants like Control Data and Engineering Research Associates of Remington Rand. While those companies are now but a memory, their histories are preserved in the archives of the Charles Babbage Institute.
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Writer Kate DiCamillo and Lisa Von Drasek have a conversation about young adults and readting. Von Drasek is the head of the Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. The video was produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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Les Klinger discusses how he became interested in Sherlock Holmes, how he became a consultant for the Robert Downey, Jr. movies, the "New Sherlockians," and more. Klinger's interview was conducted at the University of Minnesota during the "Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Place" conference Aug. 9-11, 2013.
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This tutorial will help you to - identify the differences between Google and Google Scholar - understand how to access University of Minnesota Libraries-licensed materials through Google Scholar’s “Library Links” - and search more effectively using Google Scholar’s advanced features and settings
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The University of Minnesota Libraries has a state-of-the-art building to preserve one of the largest archives in North America that includes stunning and unique materials for use by everyone -- scholars, students, researchers, and the public. Learn more about our extraordinary collections, people, and services by watching this video.
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Ralph Rapson, former dean of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture (1954-1984), was the designer of iconic Twin Cities buildings -- such as the original Guthrie Theater, Cedar Square West, and the Rarig Center for the Performing Arts. Still a practicing architect when he died in 2008 at the age of 93, Rapson’s modernist style influenced generations of architects. This exhibit is a retrospective of his many building and furniture designs.
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The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries present an evening with American author, humorist, musician, and radio personality Garrison Keillor. (May 10, 2011 at McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota)
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In this installment of Read This Book!, Maggie Ragnow discusses books about Pirates -- just in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is Sept. 19, 2015. The books include "A General History of the Pryates," by Daniel Defoe, and "Bucaniers of America," by Alonso de Bonne-Maison. Ragnow is the Curator of the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota. Check out more about pirates at https://www.lib.umn.edu/bell/pirates
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The University of Minnesota Libraries has completed digitization of more than 4,500 historical aerial photos of Minneapolis, as part of a collaborative effort with the City of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Historical Society. All of the large-scale, detailed aerial photos, dating back to 1938, are freely available for viewing by the public at www.lib.umn.edu/apps/mhapo/index.html#mpls. The Minneapolis photos were added to the Libraries’ existing Minnesota Historical Aerial Photographs Online collection, which includes more than 121,000 aerial photographs from around the state that date back to 1923.
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Learn how to use subject headings in Ovid Medline
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The Collection Management and Preservation Department at the University of Minnesota Libraries saves and preserves books for future scholars.
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Joseph Ellis: 'The Second Founding: Four Men Who Created a Country' was presented September 28, 2016 at the University of Minnesota's Ted Mann Concert Hall. Ellis, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783–1789, discussed one of the most crucial periods in American history — the years between the end of the Revolution and the formation of the federal government — and the men most responsible for the creation of the United States: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison. The event, attended by nearly 700 people, was sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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University of Minnesota Libraries exhibit features scenic sketches from early theatre, vaudeville era.
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A brief overview of the "Green" and "Gold" paths to open access. Created for librarian training at the University of Minnesota, but maybe of interest to others getting started learning about open access. Creative Commons image credits: Bamboo Bokeh BY-NC-ND Steve Webel - http://www.flickr.com/photos/webel/556746420 Hidden Tiger? BY-NC-ND Steve Webel - http://www.flickr.com/photos/webel/560591668 Gold? BY-NC Daniel Y. Go - http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielygo/7104610273 Intent (liger) BY-NC-SA Fuzzybutt - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuzzybutt/4638457152 Gold 4 BY-NC-ND Strivingtoagoal - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeff-o-matic/2056324292 Lets play colors baby BY-NC-ND Pison Jaujip - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pisonjaujip/6684525051
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Will Shortz, the New York Times and National Public Radio puzzle master, thrilled nearly 700 people September 12, 2013 at Ted Mann Concert Hall on the University of Minnesota campus. He talked about the history of crossword puzzles, his favorite puzzles, and more before taking questions from the audience. Shortz finished up by leading a "Beat the Champ" puzzle contest that involved dozens of willing audience members. The event was sponsored by the Friends ... of the University of Minnesota Libraries. For more about this wonderful event, see a specially created puzzle "Crosswords with Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries" and, after solving it, click on the More reading. These can be found at http://www.chem.umn.edu/groups/baranygp/puzzles/.
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Kaia Sievert, University of Minnesota Libraries, discusses books that are being turned into movies, in this episode of "Read This Book!" The books recommended by Sievert include: “Gone Girl” By Gillian Flynn “In the Heart of the Sea” By Nathaniel Philbrick “The Hobbit” By J.R.R. Tolkien “The Jungle Book” By Rudyard Kipling “Unbroken” By Laura Hillenbrand
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American history at your fingertips: How Minnesota contibutes to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The DPLA is a groundbreaking project that, for the first time, will make many of our nation's significant digital collections searchable and accessible to the public from a single site. It will aggregate millions of digital artifacts from local archives, libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions across America and deliver them to students, teachers, scholars, and the public via a powerful search interface.
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To celebrate the opening of the University of Minnesota Libraries exhibit, "The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter," a number of prominent Minnesotans read excerpts from the iconic children's book, "Goodnight Moon." They include: Josie Johnson, University of Minnesota Regent Emeritus and Civil Rights Leader; Soprano Maria Jette; Chan Poling, musician and composer; Alan Page, retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and NFL Hall-of-Famer; Actor Bradley Greenwald; Dudley Riggs, improvisational comedian and founder of the Brave New Workshop; RT Rybak, former Minneapolis Mayor and CEO/President of the Minneapolis Foundation; Karen Kaler, University of Minnesota First Lady; Tony Ross, principal cellist, Minnesota Orchestra; and Simran Mishra, president of the Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota. "Schumann Lullaby" performed by Tony Ross.
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Sally Wingert wanted to learn how to wear her hair to play Gertrude in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet." So, she visited the Guthrie Theater archives in the caverns at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She found what she was looking for -- a costume bible from the Guthrie's 1963 production, starring Jessica Tandy. Now, she's asking for your help in restoring and preserving these costume bibles. Give now at: http://www.razoo.com/story/Guthrie-Costume-Bibles
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Dr. Jon Hallberg, associate professor of family medicine at the University of Minnesota, talks about the value and need for health professionals and students to have access to the Minnesota Electronic Health Library.
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Science Librarian Megan Kocher discusses cookbooks in this episode of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries. The books are: "Edible Twin Cities: The Cookbook," by Angelo Gentile; "Minnesota's Farmers Market Cookbook," by Tricia Cornell and Paul Markert; "Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook," by Beth Dooley; "Original Local," by Heid E. Erdrich; and "The New Midwestern Table," by Amy Thielen. Each of the books are part of the University of Minnesota's Kirschner Cookbooks Collection. Kocher is the curator for this collection.
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Craig Packer presented "Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns" September 30, 2015 at the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries event at Coffman Memorial Union. Packer, a celebrated lion researcher and conservationist discussed the complex, tooth-and-claw worlds of lion conservation and behavior. Packer is Distinguished McKnight Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota and the Director of the Lion Research Center and co-founder of Savannahs Forever, Tanzania.
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Jan Fransen discusses Betsy-Tacy, the beloved set of semi-autobiographical books set in Minnesota by author Maud Hart Lovelace, on this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Fransen reads from a copy of the original Betsy-Tacy (1940) that her mother read to her when she was a child. Fransen and host Lisa Von Drasek also discuss The Betsy-Tacy Companion: A Biography of Maud Hart Lovelace (1995), written by Sharla Scannell Whalen. Fransen and Von Drasek also discuss the dedicated community of Betsy-Tacy readers, such as the Betsy-Tacy Society. Fransen is the Service Lead for Researcher Information and Discovery Systems with the University of Minnesota Libraries. Lisa Von Drasek is the Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Read This Book! is a video podcast produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries. It is available on YouTube and iTunes.
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The Undergraduate Research Symposium — an annual research fair at the University of Minnesota — gives all UMN undergraduate researchers a chance to share their research, and scholarly and creative projects with the University community. The 2018 symposium was held April 20 in the Northrop Atrium. Watch and listen as six students provide overviews of their projects and discuss the importance of library resources.
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The University of Minnesota Libraries provided its staff with a day and a half workshop on preserving its special collections following a possible natural disaster. The workshop included a hands-on salvage training under a flood scenario at Elmer L. Andersen Library. Julie Page, co-coordinator of the California Preservation Program and the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service, led the workshop. Mary Miller, who leads the University of Minnesota Libraries preservation and collections management program, organized the workshop.
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Academic libraries have always held special places at universities — they are the foundation of scholarship, the spark that leads to discovery, the keepers of rare and valuable primary source materials. In today’s digital age, libraries are even more vital. Watch and see all that we do to advance knowledge and enrich the lives of our students, our faculty, and a global community of scholars. Driven. The Campaign for the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of "The Lincoln Myth," "The King's Deception," "The Columbus Affair," "The Jefferson Key," "The Templar Legacy," "The Romanov Prophecy," "The Amber Room," and many more. History lies at the heart of every Berry novel. It's his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation.
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Lisa Von Drasek recommends informational books from National Geographic in Part 1 of our 2018 Summer Reading recommendations on Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries. The books are: Almanac 2019, Brain Games, Extreme Records, and Explore My World: Lions. Von Drasek is host of Read This Book! and the curator of the University of Minnesota's Children's Literature Research Collections. She also writes a blog on children's books called The Blue Ox Review.
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In 1974, author James Lenfestey came upon the book Cold Mountain: 100 Poems of the T'ang Dynasty Poet Han-shan. The result 33 years later is his collection of poems inspired by the form and sensibility of that 1,200-year-old Chinese hermit poet, yet brimming with his own humor. Lenfestey will read from A Cartload of Scrolls: 100 Poems in the Manner of the T'ang Dynasty Hermit Poet Han-Shan and will also show a short film of his pilgrimage to China where he paid homage to Han-Shan at his hermit cave. (April 13, 2010 at Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota) **** The Pankake Poetry Series was founded in honor of librarian Marcia Pankake, whose love of poetry was demonstrated in the countless readings and poetry events she hosted at the University of Minnesota Libraries until her retirement in 2007.
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Hear about the experiences of two UMN Grand Challenges Research teams as they spent four days conducting research with a team of University of Minnesota librarians. It's all part of the U of M Libraries' Research Sprints program.
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In this episode of Read This Book!, Lisa Von Drasek reviews the top Picture Books published in the last year. They include: “This Book Just Ate My Dog," by Richard Byrne; “Thank You Octupus,” by Darren Farrell; “Shh! We Have a Plan,” by Chris Haughton; and “Edda,” by Adam Auerbach. Von Drasek is the Curator for the Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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