GeneEd

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the release of a new educational resource, GeneEd, http://geneed.nlm.nih.gov. Developed in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), as well as teachers and experts in genetics and genetic counseling, GeneEd is a safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 to learn genetics. GeneEd allows students and teachers to explore topics such as Cell Biology, DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Heredity/Inheritance Patterns, Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment, Genetic Conditions, Evolution, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, DNA Forensics, and Top Issues in Genetics.

Teachers can use the site to introduce topics, supplement existing materials, and provide a reliable source to students conducting research. The site links to categories such as research articles, animation, games, videos, interactive tutorials, and labs and experiments. 3D images, illustrations and text from NHGRI help to enrich the user experience by providing vivid imagery to reinforce genetic concepts. Text varies from easy-to-read to advanced reading levels, which makes this a versatile tool both in and out of the classroom. Specialty pages including “Teacher Resources” and “Labs and Experiments” highlight tools that teachers may find particularly helpful.  Other specialty pages such as Careers in Genetics and Highlights allow students to see what is new and noteworthy in the field of genetics, along with links to different careers related to the science of genetics.

Workshops @ Research Corner

Attend a 30-min workshop at the Research Corner located in WSL 107!

Mon, March 5th     Finding Books 12:15pm; Finding Articles and Citing Them 3:00pm

Tue, March 6th       Finding Books 10:15am; Finding Articles 11:30am

Wed, March 7th      Finding Books 11:30am; Finding Articles 2:00pm

Thur, March 8th       Finding Books 2:00pm

Fri, March 9th          Finding Books Noon

Mon, March 12nd          Finding Books 11:30am; Evaluating Websites 2:30pm

Tue, March 13rd            Finding Articles and Citing Them 11am; Finding Books Noon

Wed, March 14th          Evaluating Websites Noon; Finding Articles 2:30pm

Thur, March 15th          Finding Articles 12:30pm; Citing Sources 3:15pm

Fri, March 16th             Finding Government Documents 10:00am; Evaluating Websites 10:30am; Finding Books 12:30pm

Library Workshop This Week

Attend a 30-min workshop to enhance your research skills!

Location: Research Corner in the 1st floor of Library 

Mon, Oct 17th
How to Find Books 11 am

Tue, Oct 18th
Evaluating Web Sites: 10 am
Government Resources: 4 pm

Wed, Oct 19th
Legal Research: noon
Scholarly Articles: 3:30 pm
How to Find Books: 5pm

Thur, Oct 20th
How to Find Articls: 1 pm
Research for Com 108: 3 pm

Fri, Oct 21st
Finding Resources in the Library: 9:05 am