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Open Access Week and Fall 2021 Lunch & and Learn

Open Access Week events

Wednesday, October 27 from 11:00 am to 1 pm: The USI community is encuraged to drop by the University Center West event table on the first floor to talk about Open Access and grab some Open Access Swag as we celebrate Open Access Week.

30 minute sessions.

If you can't make it the session will be recorded for your viewing.

The staff of the David L. Rice Library invites the USI community to its virtual Lunch and Learn Workshop Series.

All sessions are at 12 noon central time zone.

Increase your scholarly presence with SOAR (Scholarly Open Access Repository) at USI: Thursday, October 28 at noon

Lean how to promote your reseach by showcasing your work in SOAR (Scholarly Open Access Repsository). We'll discuss SOAR and copyright. Zoom link to join the session.

Contact Peter Whiting, Scholarly Communication Librarian, for more information!

Have an idea for a Scholarly Communication event or topic? Let us know!

Past Lunch & Learn Events

Citation Managers

Learn all about the citation mangers that Rice library has to offer USI researchers: Zotero, EndNote and Mendeley.

Missed the even? Watch Citation Managers (access limited to USI faculty, staff and students)

Research Identity tools

Research identity is becoming increasingly important due to the ever-growing information ecosystem. Find out how to create profiles that can help  you track your publications, citations and the impact of your scholarship work. We will discuss Google Scholar profiles, Orcid ID and Web of Science profiles.

Recording of the session to be added soon.

Copyright and the classroom: an overview of copyright law and use in the classroom.

You'll feel more comfortable in the classroom when you understand how copyright applies to course materials. Come explore how to use freely available licensed, and copyrighted materials in instruction and on Blackboard. We'll discuss the prarcticla applications of fair use and other exceptions and limitations

Recording of this session to be available soon.

Fancy Tools and Fancy Hats

Come meet the library's new catalog and fUSIon search tool. In honor of our fancy new tools, we'll be donning fancy hats. Feel free to attend this session in your own fancy hat if you are so inclined!

Missed the event? Here's a brief overview of the new catalog and fUSIon.

decorativeWeb of Science 

Learn all about the Web of Science and how it can help you with your scholarly research.

Missed the event then watch the recording Web of Science lunch and learn 


Come learn the ins and outs of citation management with Zotero! We'll walk through the steps of account creation and software setup and provide an overview of how Zotero can streamline your scholarship.

When & Where: Online! Checkout these videos on:

Getting Full Text Faster

Are you a Google Scholar user? Have you been stymied getting your much-desired articles?  Come by this Lunch and Learn to find out how you can easily get those articles and others you may find on your research path.

Missed the event? Check out our Browser Extensions for Online Research Guide

Integrating Library Resources into Your Classes

Want to create a more supportive, engaging, and affordable learning experience for your students? Join us in the Education Center to learn how you can integrate library resources, service tools, and even librarians into your Blackboard course sites!

Missed the event? Watch Integrating Library Resources into Blackboard

Finding Data and Statistics

Need datasets, stats, or infographics? Pop by the Education Center to learn how to harness the data power of ICPSR and how the Statista database can provide a more approachable introduction to data and statistics for students.

Missed the event? Watch Finding Data and Statistics with Statista and ICPSR

Basics of Open Access

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. As a part of International Open Access Week, come hear about the various forms of open access publishing, its benefits, and tips for authors considering open access.

Missed the event? Watch Basics of Open Access.


Scholarly Open Access Repository at USI logoNow your scholarship can be made more discoverable and accessible when you decide to SOAR at USI. As a part of International Open Access Week, the Rice Library is pleased to launch the Scholarly Open Access Repository (SOAR) at USI. Come learn about this exciting new option for USI scholars.

Missed the event? Watch SOAR at USI.