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Research Resources Forum 2014: About

About the 2014 RRF

The Northwestern University Library looks forward to supporting your graduate studies and research!   In 2014, we are pleased to announce several opportunities for incoming doctoral students to learn about our resources and services. We have customized several orientations for graduate students in humanities, social sciences, and some science disciplines, as outlined below.

For incoming doctoral students in humanities and social sciences disciplines, the University Library, in partnership with the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (WCAS), The School of Communication (SoC), The School of Education and Social Policy (SESP), the Bienen School of Music, and The Graduate School (TGS) will host a half-day program – the Research Resources Forum (RRF), on September 22. The purpose of the Forum is to introduce students to the vast array of resources and services available via the University Library, and to provide a solid working overview of those materials, tools, and techniques that are relevant to scholarly research.

On the 22nd, the day begins with continental breakfast in the Ver Steeg Faculty Lounge, on the third floor of the University Library. Breakfast will be followed by forum sessions in 45-minute blocks beginning at 9:00 a.m. As you look over the session topics you will see a wide range of choices. We welcome and encourage you to attend as many sessions as your schedule allows. At 12:40 p.m., students are invited to a box lunch. Immediately following lunch, there will be an opportunity to meet the Library’s Subject Specialists at an informal coffee. To register for the September 22 program, humanities and social sciences graduate students are asked to follow the registration procedure by clicking on the registration link.

Incoming doctoral students in Chemistry and the IBiS (Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences program) are invited to special, one hour programs in early September. The Chemistry session will be held on Wednesday September 10th at 9:30 am in Mudd Library. The IBiS session will be held on Friday September 19th at 10:30 am in Mudd Library. Subject specialists will be available at these sessions as well.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Harriet Lightman, the library coordinator for the RRF. We hope to see you on in September, and we welcome you to Northwestern University.


Sarah M. Pritchard

Dean of Libraries
Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian
Northwestern University