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Fall 2002 Workshops: Sharpen Your Searching Skills Using IEEE Xplore

IEEE Xplore is a collaboration between the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in the US and the Institute of Electronic Engineers (IEE) in the UK. It covers more than 30% of the world's literature in electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, information science, materials science, physical sciences and biomedical engineering. IEEE Xplore also offers information on the history and management of technology and computing, technology and society, intellectual property, engineering management, and related business topics. The IEEE Xplore database allows for full text access to over 120 journals, over 350 conference proceedings and 875 IEEE standards from more than 36 not-for-profit IEEE societies and IEE. There are currently over 730,000 articles in IEEE Xplore with content back to 1988.

Ruth Wolfish, a professional trainer from IEEE, will lead workshops for faculty and students on how to use this resource most effectively. These free workshops will be held:


Thursday October 3, 2002
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Paul Robeson Library
Electronic Classroom, lower level


Tuesday October 1, 2002
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Library of Science and Medicine, Busch Campus
Electronic Classroom, 3rd Floor

Wednesday October 2, 2002
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Archibald S. Alexander Library, College Ave. Campus
Teleconference Lecture Hall, Scholarly Communications Center, 4th floor


Wednesday October 2, 2002
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
John Cotton Dana Library, Electronic Classroom, lower level

Seating is limited and a minimum of 20 attendees is requested for each session. To register, please call Libraries Administration at 732/932-7505 or send email to

The Libraries acquired IEEE Xplore through the generous support of the Reinvest in Rutgers program. Securing these resources was another step in fulfilling A Bridge To The Future: The Rutgers Digital Library Initiative, the Libraries long-range plan. Users may access IEEE Xplore from the front page of the Libraries website ( through Library Catalog or from the Indexes & Databases Web page.

Posted September 11, 2002