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Old Journals, New Journals: Science Articles and Your Research In-Person

This workshop is a fun, illuminating Reading Week experience for any undergraduate or graduate student in the sciences. We will examine science journals from the 19th and early 20th centuries, primarily in physics, astronomy, and earth sciences, and investigate how the practices of yesterday led to the vast online environment of today and what the format changes mean for how you do your research.

Our hour will be equally divided between discovering secrets in old journals (25 minutes) and using specialized online databases (25 minutes), with some time for questions at the end. While the exact databases we look at will depend on who registers (please let me know your major or department!), you can expect them to include ones like the Web of Science, GeoRef, and the Astrophysics Data System. Come join a librarian as we dive a bit deeper into library research than is usually done in coursework.

This workshop will be held in person in the Seminar Room on the Lower Level of Marx Library.

Any student who participates in at least 3 library workshops during the fall 2022 semester will be eligible for a prize. Learn more about the Workshop Incentive Program.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Marx Science and Social Science Library
  Marx Science and Social Science Library  

Registration is required. There are 12 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Kayleigh Bohemier
Jennifer Snow