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Seminar: Submitting your Dissertation, Thesis, or Report

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Students planning on finishing a dissertation, thesis, or report in spring 2014 or summer 2014 are invited a seminar designed to help students understand the submission process and answer questions about it. Faculty and staff who assist students with submissions are also welcome to attend.

  • When: January 23, 2014 at 4:05 – 4:55 pm
  • Who: Students defending in the spring or summer; faculty and staff who assist students with submission
  • Where: Please register online for the event and receive the location. The seminar will be available online as well as on campus.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation with the location and a reminder of the date and time, or information on how to join us online.

If you are unable to join us, this seminar will be taped and available online after the event.

Information on submitting, formatting, and more can be found online for dissertations and theses or reports.

New theses available in the Library

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

The Graduate School is pleased to announce new theses are now available in the J.R. van Pelt and Opie Library from the following programs:

  • Applied Ecology
  • Applied Natural Resource Economics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Forest Ecology and Management
  • Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Industrial Archaeology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering

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New Dissertations Available in the Library

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

The Graduate School is pleased to announce new dissertations are now available in the J.R. van Pelt and Opie Library from the following programs:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Forest Science
  • Geology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

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The Van Pelt and Opie Library Announces Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech.

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech offers the campus a digital repository for worldwide access to its research, scholarship and other academic works created by members of the Michigan Tech community.

Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech has the capacity to provide and preserve access to all types of documents and publications–from articles and reports to books, journals and other creative works. Tools are also provided to manage the publication process, including peer review. Organization can be by college, department or even individual scholar. Access can be open globally, controlled by ISO login or unique passwords when desirable.
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Thanksgiving break and computer maintenance

Monday, November 18th, 2013

The University is closed on Thursday,  November 28th and Friday, November 29th.  When the University is closed, the “two week” rule for submitting drafts is relaxed to the next available business day.  The Graduate School does not expect students to submit drafts to the committee or the Graduate School when the University is closed (but the Pre-defense form will still calculate these dates as the “due” dates).

  • Students scheduling a defense on December 12th or 13th may submit the draft no later than 4pm on Monday, December 2nd.
  • Of course, submitting earlier is always fine.

Additionally, the University is scheduling campus wide home directory maintenance from Thursday Nov. 28, 7 p.m., through Sunday Dec. 1, 11 p.m. During this time:

  • No one will be able to use a campus computer (like one in the Library, or an office)
  • No one will be able to access their campus home directory or the Multidrive
  • Everyone will be able to use the wireless network on campus with a personal laptop
  • Everyone will be able to log into Canvas or other campus sites (like MyMichiganTech.mtu.edu)

To track progress during the upgrade please visit http://status.it.mtu.edu.

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, about the planned upgrade, please call the User Services help desk at 487-1111 or email it-help@mtu.edu for assistance.

New Dissertations in the Library

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

The Graduate School is pleased to announce new dissertations are now available in the J.R. van Pelt and Opie Library from the following programs:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Forest Science
  • Geophysics
  • Industrial Heritage and Archaeology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

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New Theses in the Library

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The Graduate School is pleased to announce new theses are now available in the J.R. van Pelt and Opie Library from the following programs:

  • Applied Ecology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Forest Ecology and Management
  • Forestry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

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Introducing MyMichiganTech

Friday, September 27th, 2013

MyMichiganTech is a personalized website that will allow students to quickly and easily see their current student status. You will also be able to get direct access to Gmail, Canvas, banweb and more from MyMichiganTech – think of this as the first place to go every morning! The Graduate School is pleased to introduce it to you and looks forward to receiving your feedback on how we can improve it in the future.

Navigate to MyMichiganTech.mtu.edu and log in with your Username and ISO Password (just like Canvas, e-mail, or any other campus service)

Picture of MMT log in

The login screen for MyMichiganTech

The homepage has news, events, and weather. Click on the “Current Students” tab (outlined in a red box below) to show information about your current status. Depending on the services you use at the University, such as financial aid, or campus housing, different options will appear.

MyMichiganTech welcome screen.

MyMichiganTech welcome screen.

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Additional EndNote Workshop scheduled for Sept 30

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Due to the strong interest in the event, the Van Pelt and Opie Library has scheduled a second ‘EndNote Basics 1’ workshop to be held on Monday, Sept. 30, from 5-6pm.

We would also like to remind those interested that seating is still available for the ‘Advanced Topics’ session scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3.

Seating is limited and registration is required.  To register please visit: EndNote LibGuide.

EndNote Basic I – Monday, September 30 from 5-6pm, Library room 242

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is offering a one hour introductory workshop on creating and managing references using the citation software, EndNote.  EndNote allows you to easily collect, organize and use your research references.  No prior knowledge of EndNote is necessary.

In this workshop participants will learn how to:

  • Construct an EndNote Library in order to effectively organize references
  • Create custom and smart groups to efficiently manage references

Note:  Our sessions use EndNote X7 on PCs.  Laptop users are encouraged to update their versions of EndNote prior to the session.  See the Library’s EndNote Download page.

EndNote Workshops Sponsored by Library

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is offering EndNote workshops on September 26 and October 3 2013.  EndNote is a citation management software that helps you to easily create and manage bibliographic information and incorporate references into your writing. In other words, EndNote streamlines the research and reporting process.

To register please visit: EndNote LibGuide. Seating for these workshops is limited, and registration is required.

EndNote Basic I – Thursday, September 26 @ 5pm, Library 242

One hour introductory workshop on creating and managing references using the citation software, EndNote.  EndNote allows you to easily collect, organize and use your research references.  No prior knowledge of EndNote is necessary.

In this workshop participants will learn how to:

  • Construct an EndNote Library in order to effectively organize references
  • Create custom and smart groups to efficiently manage references

EndNote Basic II – Thursday, September 26 @ 6:15pm, Library 242

One hour EndNote Workshop on how to incorporate your EndNote Library citations into a written document (MS Word).  Attendance of the EndNote Basic I workshop, or prior knowledge of building and managing an EndNote library, is recommended.

In this workshop participants will learn how to:

  • Successfully incorporate EndNote Library references into their writing process (MS Word)
  • Locate, identify and import specialized output styles

Using EndNote – Advanced Topics – Thursday, October 3 @ 5pm, Library 242

Kristen Faeth, Customer Education Product Training Specialist at Thomson Reuters, will conduct this advanced Endnote workshop.  Light food and beverages will be provided.

This workshop will cover the new features in EndNote X7 as well as ways to use your synced EndNote Basic library online.  EndNote X7 allows you to easily search hundreds of online resources to collect references and PDFs or automatically import PDFs from your computer.  Prior knowledge of, or attendance of, the EndNote Basic I & II workshops is recommended.

In this workshop participants will learn how to:

  • Create bibliographies with subheadings and utilize new output styles.
  • Attach charts, tables and equations as figures to be cited in your work.
  • Sync your EndNote library with your online library to share groups of references with other EndNote users and access file attachments from anywhere.
  • Easily cite references in your own work using the Cite-While-You-Write plug-in for Microsoft Word.

Note:  Our sessions use EndNote X7 on PCs.  Laptop users are encouraged to update their versions of EndNote prior to the session.  See the Library’s EndNote Download page.

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