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Check out these upcoming Library Classes

The University of Texas Libraries offer free, drop-in Library Classes on a variety of topics related to research, plagiarism, and cool new online tools that can you access and organize information on the web.  You don’t need to pre-register for these workshops — just stop by and join us!

Here’s a sampling of upcoming Library Classes:

Monday, February 2
Class: Search the Library Catalog
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: PCL 1.124
Learn how to search the Library Catalog to find books, DVDs, CDs, journals and more in all the campus libraries, as well as how to renew and recall items, save searches and use other “my account” features.
Monday, February 2
Class: Introduction to the UT Libraries
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: PCL 1.124
Learn about the libraries on campus, and the services and research resources available to you.  This class, designed for new users of the UT Libraries, includes a brief introduction to the Library Catalog and article databases.
Tuesday, February 3
Class: Zotero – Manage Citations
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: PCL 1.124
Learn how to use this free, web-based tool to collect, manage and cite your sources.
Tuesday, February 3
Class: Get Started with Bloglines and Google Reader
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: PCL 1.124
Drowning in a sea of information? Bloglines and Google Reader are two tools to help you stay current with blogs and other news sources on the Web. 30 minute class followed by a 30 minute lab.
Wednesday, February 4
Class: Get Started with Google Docs
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: PCL 1.124
Learn how to use Google Docs to share and collaboratively create documents, spreadsheets and slide presentations online. 30 minute class followed by a 30 minute lab.
Wednesday, February 4
Class: Be a Google Super Searcher II
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Location: PCL 1.124
This class provides a more in-depth exploration of new Web searching technologies.  Learn more about GoogleScholar, Google Language Tools, and Google Maps. Find out how to personalize Google and set up search alerts.

For a complete list of classes, visit the full Library Classes schedule.

Have an idea for a new class?  Let us know in the comments!

Google Books in the Library Catalog

The Library Catalog will now provide a preview window for titles that can be found in Google Books, include titles in the public domain that display a full view of the text.

Here’s an example:

http://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/record=b4351081

Google Books allows you to search the complete texts of books provided by publishers and libraries. Depending on a few factors, Google displays everything from a few short excerpts to the entire book.

When viewing a title in Google Books, use the “Find this book in a library” link to connect back to the Library Catalog and locate the book in the University of Texas Libraries.

More information about Google Books can be found at:

http://books.google.com/googlebooks/about.html

Interested in learning more about Google Books and Google Scholar? Check out our Google Supersearcher classes! These classes are free, drop-in workshops that provide an introduction to these new research tools.

Monday, September 29
Class: Be a Google Super Searcher I
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Location: PCL 1.124
Instructor: AJ Johnson
Want to get the most out of the Web? Learn Google search tricks, how to become an advanced web searcher, and how to evaluate web sites. Find out how to use specialized searches such as Google Scholar and Google Books with library resources.

Tuesday, October 7
Class: Be a Google Super Searcher II
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Location: PCL 1.124
Instructor: AJ Johnson
This class provides a more in-depth exploration of new Web searching technologies. Learn more about Google Scholar, Google Language Tools, and Google Maps. Find out how to personalize Google and set up search alerts.