March 2006 Archives

Using RefWorks: RefWorks 2

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal databases by importing references from text files or online databases. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.

In RefWorks 1 you will learn the basics of RefWorks for creating a database and importing records. In RefWorks 2 you'll learn how to use the records in your database to create notes and bibliographies for your papers.

Thursday, March 23, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

General introduction to GIS and the resources available on campus including software, online course access and more. To reserve space in this workshop, please email or phone the Libraries GIS Specialist, Warren Roberts [gis.support@libraries.claremont.edu, (909) 607-0405].

Monday, March 20, 8:30 a.m. - noon

Using RefWorks: RefWorks 1

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal databases by importing references from text files or online databases. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.

In RefWorks 1 you will learn the basics of RefWorks for creating a database and importing records. In RefWorks 2 you'll learn how to use the records in your database to create notes and bibliographies for your papers.

Tuesday , March 16, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Year One at Harvey Mudd College

Remember and celebrate the founding of Harvey Mudd College. HMC was chartered in 1955 and matriculated its first class in 1957. Photographs, yearbooks, and other material from the archives will be on view.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Special Collections at (909) 607-3977 (campus ext. 73977) or email spcoll@libraries.claremont.edu. For more information about how HMC is marking its 50th anniversary, see the College's 50 Years web site.

Honnold Library, 2nd Floor
March 13 – May 19, 2006

Using the Web for Research

Learn to use databases, online library catalogs, and web sites that best fit your research needs. Learn basic search commands to effectively locate relevant information and to achieve a balance between finding too much and not finding enough. Evaluate key elements within your search results to determine appropriateness in your research.

Thursday, March 9, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Finding the Articles You Need

Learn to use library databases to search for articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers and to find full text when it's available. Discover how to get articles you need when the library doesn't own the journals they're in.

Monday, March 6, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Research in Mathematics

Writing a senior thesis? Have a paper due in a math class? Just want to know what Claremont offers in regards to research in math? Come find out! Bring your topic and join the math librarian for an open session on doing research in mathematics at Claremont.

Monday, 3/6, 11:00 a.m.-noon

Alfred Cramer, Associate Professor of Music, Pomona College.

Innovative stenography systems of the 1830s used the variable thickness of line that was so important in the cursive handwriting of the time to signify differences in phonemes. These systems and their descendants became the dominant shorthand systems in England, America, and Central and Eastern Europe for the rest of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, even as stenography moved from being an intellectual hobby to being a professional tool of secretaries and court reporters. Music and stenography both involve the writing of sound, and stenographical systems (especially since 1830) put the phonemes of speech into "scales" that vaguely recall musical scales. Alfred Cramer, Associate Professor of Music at Pomona College, a scholar interested in the analogies among spoken language, music, and writing, will compare two ways of "writing sound" and the way "writing sound" can also be reversed into "the sound of writing," an interpretation lending historical substance to Richard Wagner's quote that he heard "penstrokes" behind music.

Wednesday, March 1st, 4:15 p.m.

Movies That Ape Other Movies

King Kong, Planet of the Apes, Mighty Joe Young - what do these movies have in common? Apes, yes, but each has a remake (or remakes) that has "aped" an earlier version. Hollywood loves doing remakes: "Movies That Ape Other Movies." Sometimes a remake is made to take advantage of new developments in technology, making it possible to depict stories with an impact and immediacy not possible in an earlier version. Sometimes it is simply to retell tales in new ways for new generations. Sometimes a remake gets it right (e.g. Kong 2005) but all too often a remake just makes you wonder what everyone involved was thinking (e.g. Kong 1976). This exhibit showcases not only specimens of simian cinema but remakes of all species, including comedies, science fiction, and horror.

We are also featuring an exhibit of "Staff Picks," films our library staff members find particularly enjoyable. The motion pictures are represented by quotes and capsule reviews, as well as DVD cases, soundtrack album covers, and books about the films.

Read the essay that accompanies the exhibit.

Honnold Library, 2nd Floor
March 1 - April 17, 2006

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