On September 13th, nearly 400 graduate students of the School of Mechanical Engineering participated in the “In-depth Excavation and Utilization of Library Resources” special lecture in the conference room on the eighth floor of the main library. The lecture was jointly organized by the library and the graduate student union of the School of Mechanical Engineering. Librarian Huang Qinling of the Mechanical Dynamics department served as the keynote speaker. Li Wei, deputy director of the Graduate Ideological and Political Education Office of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Yu Kaihang, chairman of the graduate student union, and vice chairman of the graduate student union Zhang Jiaohua attended the event.
The annual “In-depth Excavation and Utilization of Library Resources” seminar is designed regularly to help freshmen to understand the layout of the library as soon as possible and better know the resources of the library, which will comprehensively improve the information literacy of students and expand the channels and techniques of information retrieval for freshmen so as to help them integrate into scientific research faster and cultivate their innovative thinking and comprehensive capability.
The event started at 9:30 in the morning. Huang Qinling firstly introduced the resources and services of the library, and comprehensively reviewed the main databases, document sources, network resources, and system tools covering the mechanical dynamics, and showed some tips for use. For the electronic resource search methods in which the students are more interested, she also introduced the search methods of databases including SCIE, EI as well as the tracking methods of citations, and performed field demonstrations. The students devoted themselves to listening and conscientiously recording and deepened their understanding of the use of library electronic resources. During the period of mutual questions, the students were active and Huang Qinling elaborated on the issues that the students are attracted, from which everyone benefited a lot.
As the Chinese saying goes, "a handy tool makes a handy man." This "In-depth Excavation and Utilization of Library Resources" seminar was informative and fantastic, which received extensive attention from graduate students. Students were enthusiastic and actively participated in information retrieval. With a more comprehensive understanding, they have prepared with a solid foundation for future scientific research. In the future, library Mechanical Dynamics service team will continue to join the graduate student union of the School of Mechanical Engineering to provide teachers and students with more useful and practical activities.