Classes & Workshops
Description of Classes

EndNote Introduction for Biological / Agricultural / Environmental Sciences Researchers

EndNote is a bibliographic management program which simplifies the process of generating bibliographies and reference lists. EndNote allows one to easily store, manage, and format references to any biological/agricultural/environmental science core style guide such as CSE, NLM, ACS, or APA or to any specific biological/agricultural/environmental journal style such as FASEB J, J Exp Biol, Plant Cell, J Agr Food Chem, or Front Ecol Environ. EndNote also helps you organize and easily retrieve publication PDFs.

This introductory class will cover: creating EndNote libraries; direct export of citations from biological/agricultural article databases; importing PDFs into EndNote; adding citations to your libraries; output styles; and Cite While You Write (using EndNote with Microsoft Word).

Questions? Contact Ruth Gustafson,

WedSep 173:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Avoid Plagiarism)

Learn principles of citing sources in MLA (Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychological Association) styles. Expand your understanding of paraphrases, summaries and quotations, and discover tools to help you create citations.

Questions? Please contact Melissa Browne at

WedOct 153:10pm-4:30pmLibrary Instruction Lab
TueOct 283:10pm-4:30pmLibrary Instruction Lab

Library Tour

Take a short tour of Shields Library to be at the top of your academic game. Find the best places to study, and where to go for research help. Tour highlights include the Reference Desks for research, the Reserve Desk for textbook check out, the 24 Hour Study Room and Group Study spaces.
MonSep 2912:00pm-1:00pmShields Library Lobby
TueSep 3012:00pm-1:00pmShields Library Lobby
WedOct 112:00pm-1:00pmShields Library Lobby
ThuOct 212:00pm-1:00pmShields Library Lobby
FriOct 312:00pm-1:00pmShields Library Lobby

Researching the Agricultural Literature

Learn how to search efficiently in the OvidSP version of the three core agricultural databases: CAB Abstracts, Agricola, and Food Sciences and Technology Abstracts. The unique scope and content of each database will be reviewed. Researchers in the farm animal (including veterinary), entomological (pest), fruit and vegetable crop, farming systems, food sciences and technology, viticulture and enology, and human nutrition areas will find these databases to be the most pertinent to their research needs. Relevant e-book collections will also be discussed.

Database searching strategies covered include: keyword, author and title searching; using the wildcard and common limits; and using the thesaurus, indexes, and search history features. Current awareness (update/alert) services, how to use UC-eLinks, and how to cross-search databases simultaneously will also be discussed. Learn about Journal Citation Reports which indicates the top journals in each discipline. A brief overview of data management tools from the UC Curation Center will be provided.

Questions? Contact Ruth Gustafson,

FriSep 1911:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister