Classes & Workshops
Description of Classes

Using the Library: Finding Articles and Journals Online

Having a hard time finding the article you want? Is it available in electronic form in one of our full-text sources? This class will guide you through the process of identifying appropriate databases and electronic journals available through the Library web site.
TueAug 121:00pm-3:30pmLibrary Instruction LabNUT 102a

Cool Library Tools For BioAg Lab Staff

Learn about the following key resources/search tactics for lab staff: Major life science methods/protocols resources; automatic updates of your specialized research topics with library literature database results sent via weekly/monthly e-mails; locating journal impact factors or rankings to help determine which journals your lab should publish in; tool to apply co-citation analysis to cited references; how to collaborate in your lab in the use of Endnote Web; preview e-books from an ever-widening range of publishers and aggregators; locate core computer tech e-books to help with your running the lab website, making computer fixes, or writing code for your research group; UC-eLinks tool for linking & Copyright rules which apply to downloading PDFs of published articles and posting to UC Davis internal/external websites. 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, ragustafson@lib.ucdavis.edu.

ThuJul 3111:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
MonAug 253:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
FriSep 1211:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

EndNote

Use EndNote to store, manage, and format references in your writing. Class will cover: creating EndNote libraries, adding citations to your libraries, direct export of citations from article databases, output styles, and Cite While You Write (using EndNote with Microsoft Word).

Questions? Please contact Matt Conner, mconner@lib.ucdavis.edu or 754-7348.

ThuAug 711:00am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
WedAug 2012:00pm-2:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
TueSep 211:00am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

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, ragustafson@lib.ucdavis.edu.

TueAug 193:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
FriSep 511:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
WedSep 173:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

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, ragustafson@lib.ucdavis.edu.

MonAug 43:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
WedSep 311:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

Researching the Animal Sciences/Wildlife Biology Literature

Dependent on the subject interests of attendees, bibliographic databases and library resources from the appropriate animal-related Subject Guides will be presented. Potential Subject Guides to be covered are: Animal Sciences, Entomology, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Marine Biology. Relevant e-book collections will also be discussed.

Database searching strategies covered include: topic/keyword, title and author searching; using the wildcard and limits; and using the thesaurus, index, and search history features. Current awareness (update/alert) services, citation searching, and how to use UC-eLinks 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, ragustafson@lib.ucdavis.edu.

WedAug 63:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
MonSep 811:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

Researching the Biological Literature: BIOSIS Previews and PubMed Databases

BIOSIS Previews and PubMed are general databases for nearly all biological topics and are especially important for the molecular and cellular sciences. Relevant e-book collections will also be discussed. Database searching strategies covered include: topic/keyword, title and author searching; using the wildcard and limits; and using the thesaurus/MeSH terms, and search history features. Current awareness (update/alert) services, citation searching, and how to use UC-eLinks 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, ragustafson@lib.ucdavis.edu.

WedJul 3011:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
FriAug 223:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
ThuSep 1111:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

Researching the Ecological/Environmental Sciences Literature

Dependent on the subject interests of attendees, bibliographic databases and library resources from the appropriate ecological/environmental sciences related Subject Guides will be presented. Potential Subject Guides to be covered are: Ecology and Conservation Biology; Environmental Sciences; Marine Biology; and Toxicology.

Database searching strategies covered include: topic/keyword, title and author searching; using the wildcard and limits; and using the thesaurus, index, and search history features. Current awareness or update/alert services and how to use UC-eLinks 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, ragustafson@lib.ucdavis.edu.

FriAug 1511:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
WedSep 103:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister