Category Archives: Tips

Can you post your article on your profile?

Sometimes, but not always…  Elsevier has begun issuing take-down notices to Academia.edu for PDFs of Elsevier articles.  These articles were posted by researchers to their Academia.edu profiles, in accordance with the primary purpose of the site, which is “to share … Continue reading

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Interlibrary Loan Login Change

The ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan) server was upgraded on Monday, June 24.  One of the changes is the password required to log in.  You now log in to your  ILLiad account with your Active Directory (AD) password (instead of your Bluestem … Continue reading

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The Science of What We Do (and Don’t) Know About Data Visualization

Read the full story at HBR Blogs. Visualization is easy, right? After all, it’s just some colorful shapes and a few text labels. But things are more complex than they seem, largely due to the the ways we see and … Continue reading

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How to Build a Great Poster: Some Resources

Thank you to Merinda Hensley for a very useful session on building a great poster. If you were unable to attend the session, the webinar of the workshop is archived at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/330257351. Merinda has developed a LibGuide to support this … Continue reading

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A brief guide to University Library overdue notices

Here’s a brief guide to how the University Library notifies you about soon-to-be-due and overdue books. Reminders that a book will be due soon are e-mailed for items checked out from the Undergraduate Library and I-Share Libraries (more than likely … Continue reading

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Research Rights and Poster Tips Presentations for Institute Staff

Please join us for two upcoming sessions brought to you by the Prairie Research Institute Library and the University Library’s Scholarly Commons. Your Research Rights: Ownership Awareness to Maximize the Impact Presented by Sarah Shreeves, Scholarly Commons Coordinator, University Library … Continue reading

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Using RSS Feeds to Stay Current

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a way for content publishers to make news, blogs, and other content available to subscribers. For a more detailed explanation of RSS and how it works, check out RSS Made Simple from Common Craft. You … Continue reading

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Changing your default pickup location in the University Library’s online catalog

If you use the University’s Vu-Find interface, you probably tire of setting your pick-up location each time you place a request. Setting your preferred location is as easy as 1-2-3, as shown in the screenshot below. As always, if you … Continue reading

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Two Box Tips

The campus-wide Netfiles replacement, Box, has some useful features for file sharing and collaborative editing.  Here are two quick tips: To share files, create a folder in your box account, click the “invite people to upload or download files” radio … Continue reading

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Current awareness: setting up search alerts

Our online resources make it easier than ever to keep up with new research developments in your area of interest.   You can save searches and set up email alerts or RSS feeds from specific publisher sites, literature databases, and web … Continue reading

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