SERVING LIFE documents an extraordinary hospice program in which hardened criminals care for dying fellow inmates. Narrated and executive produced by Academy Award®-winner Forest Whitaker, the film takes viewers inside Louisiana’s maximum security prison at Angola, where the average prison sentence is more than 90 years.
A discussion of the film will follow and be led by Professor Giovanna Chesler, Director, Film and Video Studies (FAVS), George Mason University.
For more information, please contact Maoria Kirker, mkirker @gmu.edu, 703-993-9059.
Arlington Campus Library is hosting its regular Library of Congress orientation and tour session on Friday, October 16, 2015. Join us to learn about conducting research at the Library of Congress with special guest instructor Darren Jones, a librarian at the Library of Congress.
Attendees will be able to get Library of Congress ID cards to access the Readers Room, learn about the research services available, and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Library. Registration is required; save your spot now!
For more information, please contact Beth Roszkowski, broszkow @ gmu.edu, 703-993-9864.
Library Life Hacks workshops explore methods that today's scholars use to manage, visualize, analyze, and interpret data. These "Boot Camps" on Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day) & Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day) offer several popular workshops together - attend one or all. Make it a full day of knowledge by attending the Lit Review How To sessions on the same days.
What is Data?
In this workshop we will define research data & data-related terms, learn common data formats, understand use agreements and restrictions, and identify library and campus services and resources related to data.
Data management refers to activities that support the long-term preservation, access, and use of data. In this short workshop, learn best practices for data management and discover the tools, people and resources GW Libraries can provide to help you.
GIS Data Basics
Come learn how you can integrate Geographic Information Systems into your research and discover the resources available at Gelman Library and beyond. This workshop will cover the basics of data discovery and display using ArcGIS software. Let it spark your cartographic imagination! Please note: this session takes place in Gelman Library, Room 300.
Uploading Your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD)
The writing is done. The citations have been cross checked. Your adviser has signed off. All that's left is to upload your electronic thesis or dissertation--but what does that really mean? This short workshop will introduce you to the interface for uploading your document and give you a heads up on what you will be asked during that process. Please bring your own computer.
All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219 except GIS Basics, which takes place in Gelman Library, Room 300. Kids off school for the day? Quiet and happily occupied offspring are welcome to attend.
Are you a graduate student working on a literature review for a thesis or dissertation? Get serious about your scholarship by attending these 30-minute workshops to learn tips that will save you time and sanity. Our "Boot Camps" on Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day) & Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day) offer several popular workshops together - attend one or all. Make it a full day of knowledge by attending the Library Life Hacks sessions on the same days.
The Basics: Mapping Your Research
What is a Literature Review, and what information do I need to begin one? Learn tips on how to begin your search, discover keywords, and narrow topics, and how to find the right databases and resources for your topic using GW Libraries’ tools.
Searching Beyond Gelman
How do you know what research is out there? How can you know what you don't know? Librarians will help you be sure with a comprehensive search of all published book literature using WorldCat. This workshop is best for disciplines that write books, especially the humanities and social sciences.
Once you've done all that research how do you keep track of it? Step away from the notecards and learn about online citation tools like Refworks, Zotero and Mendeley. Librarians will help you find the tool that is right for you and get you started using it.
How do you build on someone else's research? How do you find the research they used? Chase down those citations like a pro.
Staying Current in One's Field
Librarian Ann Brown will help you find out how to stay current in your field. You'll learn how to set up a journal table of contents alerts, search alerts, and identify key journals in your field.
All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219. Please bring your own computer. Kids off school? Quiet and happily occupied offspring are welcome.