Author Archives: Shirley Zhao

Tools for Annotating Your PDFs!

Welcome to the new year! An important part of “doing research” is reading the literature to learn what others in the field have already done. It’s easy to read the paper and then forget what you’ve just read. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to take notes in (aka annotate) your PDFs? Well, you [...] Continue reading

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Write Your CV in LaTeX!

Today I’m going to convince you to write your CV or resume in . If you are not familiar with LaTeX, this is a great way to dig into learning it! Open up your favorite TeX editor. I use TeXnicCenter (Windows), TeXworks (Mac/Windows/Linux), and Kile (Linux), but there’s lots of them out there. What I [...] Continue reading

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December 3rd Debriefing from Kresge Library

There are lots of interesting events and science-related news in the media lately. Here’s just a small snapshot: Events Gear Up! is taking place in MacLean (12/3) and the Life Sciences Center (12/5) this week: more info AGU Fall Meeting (12/3-12/6) is live streaming some of their key sessions: more info Tree Lighting on the [...] Continue reading

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Bibliometrics and Author Disambiguation Tools

This past weekend I attended an unconference of science, technology, and engineering librarians, called STELLA. The idea behind an unconference is that the participants set the agenda on the day(s) of the meeting(s). I attended 4 very lively sessions over two days. Here are a few highlights from the Bibliometrics and Author Disambiguation session. The [...] Continue reading

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Resource Highlight: Inspec

Have you ever wondered what other databases are out there that could be useful for your literature searches? Well check this one out! Inspec® is a comprehensive index to literature in physics, electrical/electronic technology, computing, control engineering and information technology produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. It is available in several different forms [...] Continue reading

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Pressure of Light Symposium Exhibit at Rauner Library

“On October 5-6, Dartmouth will be hosting the Pressure of Light Symposium celebrating the Wilder Physical Laboratory designation as an American Physical Society Historic Site honoring the first precise measurements of the radiation pressure of light on a macroscopic body by E.F. Nichols and G.F. Hull in 1901-1903. In conjunction with the event, Rauner Library [...] Continue reading

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New Exhibit: Photographs by Lane Wilder

Welcome to a fresh new fall term! When you come for a visit to Kresge, be sure to see our newest art exhibit! Featuring photographer Lane Wilder’s extraordinary botanical close-ups and more! While you contemplate and dive into the beauty of these photos, consider submitting your own photos to our next “Community of Scientists” slideshow! [...] Continue reading

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Our Community of Scientists

Kresge Library is celebrating the accomplishments and activities of the various physical, mathematical, and computer sciences departments that we serve on campus. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed their photos for this presentation. If you have photos to share for our next slideshow, please send them to us! We look forward to another [...] Continue reading

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What’s a MOOC?

Thirsty for knowledge and can’t get enough? Consider a MOOC! But what’s a MOOC?, you say. It stands for massive open online course and you may have already heard of some places that offer them. For example: Still not sure? Here’s an interesting article and a video that might help explain it: But what if [...] Continue reading

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Fundamental Physics Prize

Nine scientists have been awarded $3 million each for “advances in delving into the deepest mysteries of physics and the universe.” The Fundamental Physics Prize, established by Yuri Milner, may be split among multiple winners, and a researcher will be able to win more than once. There is also a $100,000 prize (New Horizons in [...] Continue reading

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