Tuesday, March 31, 2009

GeoPDF Workshop on 4/03

Sharing Spatially with GeoPDFs

Using data and aerial imagery of a Stony Brook University campus (e.g., Stony Brook, Southampton or Manhattan) learn how to:

  • Manipulate layers, attach files, add comments, apply stamps

  • Search and display object attributes, and zoom to coordinates

  • Measure distances and change geographic projections

  • Hyperlink GeoPDF objects with other PDF documents, such as floor plans or text
Friday, April 3 @ 12 PM (2 hours)
Classroom A, 1st Floor, Melville Library
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Monday, March 30, 2009

3/30 Workshop - Everything Everywhere: an introduction to WorldCat

Workshop Monday, March 30, 5:30pm, Class A
Everything Everywhere: an Introduction to WorldCat
  • Search thousands of libraries worldwide
  • Request items via Interlibrary loan
  • Create and share resource lists
Everything Everywhere: an introduction to WorldCat
View more presentations from Darren Chase.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Google Earth Workshop on 3/25

In this workshop, learn how to:

  • Use the Google Earth user interface and the standard layers

  • Locate and use third-party geographic data in Google Earth

  • Create your own map features in the form of points, paths, polygons, and overlays

  • Add information to your map features such as text, hyperlinks, and photographs

  • Manipulate simple examples of Keyhole Markup Language (KML)
Wednesday, March 25 @ 1 PM (2 hours)
Classroom A, 1st Floor, Melville Library

Register @ http://www.stonybrook.edu/library/services/instruction/workshops.htm.

Advanced EndNote Workshop on 3/24

Managing Your Research Using Endnote: Advanced Endnote

For those who are using EndNote already, but have specific questions, or want to learn how to take advantage of ALL the advanced features and customization options. EndNote Advanced offers:

  • Customize filters and output styles

  • Attaching PDF documents, objects and images

  • Footnotes and figure numbering

  • Creating term lists and a traveling library
Tuesday, March 24 @ 1 PM (1.5 hours)
Classroom A, 1st Floor, Melville Library

Register @ http://www.stonybrook.edu/library/services/instruction/workshops.htm.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Turn Your Learn On: Web Multimedia for Researchers

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1:00pm, Class A
Register @ http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/training/libclasses.nsf/youtube

Sure YouTube is a lot of fun, but have you ever used it for a class presentation or research project? For news (http://nytimes.com/pages/multimedia/), the arts (http://www.artmuseum.net/w2vr/contents.html), sciences (http://www.sciencemag.org/multimedia/) and everything in between (http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/index.php) there are riches of multimedia content available online. Tap into this wealth of resources to include multimedia in your research and classwork. In this workshop learn:

  • How to search for multimedia content online -- including images, video and audio

  • How to cite online multimedia in your research

  • How to insert multimedia in a presentation and on Blackboard

  • Web tools for organizing and sharing media content


All Media

alltheweb Multimedia (http://www.multimedia.alltheweb.com/ )

CC Search (http://search.creativecommons.org/ )


AltaVista Audio (http://www.altavista.com/audio/default )

Woonz (http://woonz.com/ )

Yahoo! Audio (http://audio.search.yahoo.com/ )


Clusty (http://images.clusty.com/ )

Google (http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en )

Yahoo! (http://images.search.yahoo.com/)


Google Video (http://video.google.com/ )

Yahoo! Video (http://video.search.yahoo.com/ )


American Memory (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html) from the Library of Congress; historical multimedia digital collections covering all of America’s history

ibiblio (http://www.ibiblio.org/ ) consortium of myriad digital collections, including excellent video and audio

Internet Archive (http://archive.org ) cornucopia of multimedia content, including the exceptional Prelinger Film Archives

iTunes U (http://www.apple.com/education/itunesu_mobilelearning/itunesu.html) works through iTunes – must have iTunes installed on your computer; online educational multimedia podcasts


How To

5min Life Videopedia (http://www.5min.com/)
Expert Village
Sutree (http://www.sutree.com/)
ViewDo (http://www.viewdo.com/)
VideoJug (http://www.videojug.com/)


blip.tv (http://blip.tv/ ) video blogging and podcasting community for user-created content

Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/ ) image and video sharing social network

OurMedia (http://www.ourmedia.org/ ) user-created, grassroots media

Vidpedia (http://www.vidipedia.org/) a "Wikipedia" of video content; "free video encyclopedia anyone can edit"

Vimeo (http://www.vimeo.com/ ) user-created video sharing; favored by video artists for its high-quality video files

YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/ ) a popular, free video sharing site

Teaching & Learning

MERLOT (http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm) Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

SciVee.tv (http://www.scivee.tv/) science teaching, learning and research media

TeacherTube (http://www.teachertube.com/) the "YouTube" of teaching and instruction (mostly K-12)


APA, Chicago, MLA, Turabian (www.proquestk12.com/pic/pdfs/ProQuest_Citation_Guide.pdf) excellent citation examples from the online database ProQuest

MLA Style (http://lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/mla.html#online ) from the Media Resources Center, Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley

MLA Style via the Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley:

Author's Last Name, First Name OR Corporate/Institutional Author Name (if known)

Title of Document or File

Document date OR date of last revision

Medium (e.g. Online video clip)

Title of larger web site in which clip is located

Name of hosting library or agency (if appropriate).

Access Date

URL (web address)


Lucasfilm, Ltd. "Star Wars Trailer." 05 November 1999. Online video clip. Star Wars Official Site. Accessed on 02 April 2008. <http://starwars.com/episode-i/news/trailer/ >

"Daughter Turns Dad In." CNN Video. Online video clip. CNN.com Accessed on 04 April 2008. <http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2008/04/02/dnt.oh.drunk.driver.dad.wnwo >

Shimabukuro, Jake. "Ukulele weeps by Jake Shimabukuro." 04 April 2008. Online video clip. YouTube. Accessed on 22 April 2006. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k >

Society of Spectacle. Dir. Guy Debord. 1973. Online video clip. Ubuweb.com. Accessed on 09 October 2007. <http://www.ubu.com/film/debord_spectacle.html >


SlideShare (http://www.slideshare.com/) share PowerPoint and Keynote presentations online


Delicious (http://www.delicious.com/) social link sharing site; effective for collecting, organizing and sharing links to multimedia content online

Flock Browser (http://flock.com/) social web browser and tool for collecting and sharing multimedia content

FriendFeed (http://friendfeed.com/) your own clearinghouse for content feeds from your various social networks, as well as your friends and colleagues

Google Shared Stuff (http://www.google.com/s2/sharing/stuff) organize and share with friends & colleagues web "stuff" -- links to content and more


Fast Video Downloader (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3590) a Firefox add-on that allows you to download YouTube & other video content

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Citation Data Workshop on 3/16

Citation Data: H-Index, Impact Factors and Citation Alerts

In this workshop, learn how to:
  • Search your H-index, a measure of scientific productivity and impact

  • Find journal impact factors and what that number represents

  • Set up citation alerts and find cited reference data using the Web of Science

Monday, Mar. 16 @ 1:30 PM

Classroom A, 1st Floor, Melville Library

Register @ http://www.stonybrook.edu/library/services/instruction/workshops.htm.

Library Research Skills Workshop on 3/12

You have a 15 page paper due and don’t know where to begin. In this workshop, learn how to:

  • Get started doing research

  • Narrow your topic
  • Where to look for information (books, articles, and websites

  • Use subject headings and keywords

  • Evaluate sources and create a bibliography
Thursday, March 12 @ 1 PM
Classroom A, 1st Floor, Melville Library

Register @

Monday, March 09, 2009

Melville Library Author Series: The Modern Russian Theater

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 at 12:45 p.m.

Melville Library Author Series: The Modern Russian Theater: A Literary and Cultural History featuring Nicholas Rzhevsky, Professor and Chair, Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Program: This comprehensive and original survey of Russian theater in the 20 th and 21 st centuries encompasses the major productions of directors that drew from Russian and world literature. It is the result of more than two decades of research and the author's professional experience working with the Russian director Yuri Liubimov. The book traces the transformation of literary works into the brilliant stagecraft that characterizes Russian theater.

Location: Javits Room (2nd floor of the Melville Library)

Sponsor: University Libraries.

Stony Brook University Special Collections and University Archives Events

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Group Work on the Web Workshop on 3/10

Beyond Blackboard: Web Tools for Group Work

Group work is a fact of Stony Brook University life. Beyond Blackboard there are other collaborative Web tools and networks for enhancing group work, sharing content and managing projects. In this workshop learn:

  • How to create and manage groups on the Web using wikis, blogs and more

  • Tips and tools for online group work

  • How to share online content and research, including using Google Docs

  • Using collaborative networks for scholarship

  • Where researchers and scholars share links and build communities online, including Connotea and LinkedIn

Tuesday, March 10 @ 11:30 AM

Register @ http://www.stonybrook.edu/library/services/instruction/workshops.htm.

Historical Research Workshop on 3/9

Using the Internet for Historical Research

More and more valuable historical information can now be found on the internet, especially primary source material being digitized by libraries and research institutions around the world. This workshop will highlight some of the most interesting web sites and web tools, and discuss search methods to help you find quality historical information online. Learn about:

  • Domain Searches and Other Advanced Searching

  • Google Books and other Online Book Collections

  • History Web Sites

  • Major Digital and Audio/Visual Collections

  • Library Resource Pages

  • Creating a Google Custom Search

  • Wikipedia as a way of finding Online Resources

Monday, March 9 @ 1 PM

Register @ http://www.stonybrook.edu/library/services/instruction/workshops.htm.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Winter Storm Library Hours

Due to the ongoing winter storm, the Melville Library will be open on Monday, March 2, as follows:

  • North Reading Room 9:00am - 10:00pm
  • Circulation 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Interlibrary Loan 9:00am - 12:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Also, the following library branches will be open:
  • Chemistry 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Math/Physics 9:00am -12:00pm, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Central Reading Room, MASIC and the Music Library are closed. Please check later today for updates and possible evening hours; we will try to keep the North Reading Room open as late as possible.