Giovatto Library Research Clinics

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If you have a research paper, but don’t know what do, FDU librarians are here to help!

Tuesdays at noon @ Giovatto Library

October 11 – Library Basics – Pat (Starts at 12:30)

October 18 – Science Research Clinic — Mitch

October 25 – Nursing Research Clinic — Kathy

November 1 – Literature and Humanities Research Clinic — Paul

November 8 – History and Political Science Research Clinic — Dirk

November 15 – Communications and Technology Research Clinic – Mike


November 29 – Endnotes Clinic – Dirk, Paul, and Mike


Meet your Librarian @ the Reference Desk!

For further information, call ext. 2278 or email

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See how research using your library’s databases just got easier.


Training Session:

Wednesday, June 15th at 2 p.m.

College at Florham Library, lower level classroom


The new ProQuest platform unifies relevant, authoritative content into a single framework—to give you lightning-fast results across databases from ProQuest and beyond.

Platform Highlights

What is EndNote? How Do I Use It?

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Thomson Reuters EndNote® is a software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies on the Windows desktop. Using this product, writers save countless hours of typing and interpreting style requirements when creating bibliographies for curricula vitae, thesis/dissertations, grant proposals, term papers and other publications.

You are invited to a free training session by an EndNote trainer:

Monday, May 2nd at 3:30 p.m. 

College at Florham Library’s lower level classroom

Workshops on Citation Styles

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 Workshops on Citation Styles

Available in the College at Florham Library


What:        APA/MLA Workshops

Where:      Library Classroom, lower level of the Library

When:       Tuesday, November 16, 2010

                     APA at 9:30-11:00 A.M.

                     MLA at 2:30-4:00 P.M.


                 Thursday, November 18, 2010

                     MLA at 9:30-11:00 A.M.

                     APA at 2:00-3:30 P.M


Register:    send your name to

                 Must register by 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 15th                                                                     

                 SPACE IS LIMITED to 25 for each session.              


Library Orientation at Weiner — New Date Added!

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lissWhere are my textbooks?

Do you have a quiet place to study?

How do I find three journal articles?

Where did my professor put his book in the library?

How many libraries does FDU have?

Should I use Wikipedia?

Are you new to FDU? Welcome! All these questions are valid. Please come for a library orientation. If you have any questions, please contact librarian Michael Liss at 201-692-2654 or e-mail him at if interested.

Library Orientation

Friday, January 29th @ 1pm

2nd floor Weiner Library

Library Workshop Scheduled in the Metro Writing Studio

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On Wednesday, September 30, 2:30–4 p.m., at the Metro Writing Studio; a workshop titled — “Beyond Wikipedia: Doing Real Research,” will be presented by Kathleen Stein-Smith, associate University librarian and director, public services, Weiner Library (Metro).

Research Simplified Using EndNote

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This is the PowerPoint presentation for Friday’s workshop:

Faculty Research Simplified: EndNote Workshop

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Date: Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Time: 10 to 11 am

Location: Metro Writing Studio, Weiner Library

At this faculty-only workshop, Denise O’Shea, the University’s Systems Librarian, will reveal how to use EndNote (a powerful software program on all faculty laptops) for organizing, managing, and citing the information gathered during research. Learn how EndNote can do the work of formatting papers and bibliographies for you—and can even reformat your work for publication according to the various citation styles required by different journals. For more EndNote info go to:

No registration is required to attend.

Having Problems Installing EndNote?

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The University has a site license for EndNote.This means that all FDU faculty, staff and students may install EndNote for use at home and in the office. If, while installing the program, it asks for a product key, the extraction hasn’t worked properly; delete the .zip file and start over.

It is also possible that Endnote is prompting you for a product key because you are trying to install the program from within the zip file that you have downloaded. To install Endnote, you will need to extract all the files out of your zipped folder first.

How do I Install EndNote at Home?

Go to,, and select the appropriate link (faculty/staff or student)
Enter in your FDU WebMail account details
Select EndNote X1 for Windows link
At the File Download window choose the Save option
Take note of the location and click on the Save button
A Zip file will then be downloaded to your computer.
Once the download has completed, locate the Zip file on your computer, as you will need to extract the files first before you can commence installation. To do this, right click on the zip file and choose the Extract all option
Choose the Next option to start the extraction process. Then, select the Finish option to view files.

To commence installation, ensure that all other programs are closed.
Double click on: ENX1Inst.msi to start installation.
Note if a previous installation of EndNote is found in the same folder, you will be given the option to either back up or overwrite the older files. If you back up files, they are placed in a Backup folder in the installation folder.
Accept the Next prompt tp initiate the installation process.
At Select Installation Type: We recommend that you select Complete to make sure you install all options
At Select Destination: By default, EndNote is installed in the C:\Program Files\EndNote X1 folder. You can use the Browse button to change the folder selection if you wish.
Select the Finish option to close the installation program, or click Run to start EndNote.

For more information on EndNote, visit

Spring 2009 Workshops in the Metro Writing Studio

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Introduction to APA Format February 10th (Tu) 3:30pm-5:00pm Weiner Library Auditorium
Kyoko Waseda-Hida will cover the basics of APA formatting, commonly used to cite sources in academic writing, and guide students through practice exercises. An advanced APA workshop will be offered on March 31st (see below).

Casual Conversation in English February 18th (W) 3:00pm-4:00pm Metro Writing Studio
FDU students and staff who are non-native speakers of English are invited to practice their spoken English skills. Jeanette Adams will facilitate informal, group discussion; assist with pronunciation; and answer questions about colloquial English.

How to Write a Master’s Thesis February 25th (W) 4:00pm-5:00pm Metro Writing Studio
Paul Caruso will guide you through the steps…

Casual Conversation in English March 4th (W) 3:00pm-4:00pm Metro Writing Studio
FDU students and staff who are non-native speakers of English are invited to practice their spoken English skills. Jeanette Adams will facilitate informal, group discussion; assist with pronunciation; and answer questions about colloquial English.

Beyond Wikipedia: Doing Real Research March 11th (W) 4:00pm-5:00pm Metro Writing Studio
Kathleen Stein-Smith, Weiner Librarian, will take us online to show us a variety of databases, search engines, and resources for doing the type of academic research required in your courses. Read the rest of this entry »

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