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Classes and Instruction

Contact a Librarian listed below to arrange a library instruction session for your class or group. Classes can be customized to cover scientific research or assignments, address group research needs, or cover more general topics. Existing classes are mentioned below; others can be created.

See the Class Schedule Calendar for these and all other classes being offered by the UC Davis Libraries in the near future.

Classes and Instruction

NIH Public Access Policy - the basics and beyond
Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 12 noon to 1:30 pm, Clinical and Translational Science Center, Room 1444
This seminar is intended for NIH-funded investigators, as well as their co-authors and delegates, grant support staff, and scholars. We will review the process of how to ensure that the full-text manuscripts resulting from your NIH-supported research are publicly available on PubMed Central. The training will cover the following topics:
• the basics of the NIH PAP
• methods of tracking publications that cite a specific grant
• how to use My NCBI to add, modify and review awards
• how to add a delegate to your My NCBI account
• how to use the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) System to upload and approve manuscripts
• troubleshooting advice
Please register by sending an email to HS-NIHPAPhelp@ucdavis.edu
Questions? Please contact
Amy Studer acstuder@ucdavis.edu (916) 734‑0206
Using NCBI’s My Bibliography tool to manage your publications and monitor NIH Public Access Policy – Hands-on Workshop
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 12 noon to 1 pm, Clinical and Translational Science Center, Room 1444
This workshop is intended for biomedical researchers, their support staff, grant administrators, and biomedical authors who would like to create an online bibliography using the My Bibliography feature of My NCBI.
• Learn how to create a bibliography or publication collection that can be used as a source for NIH Biosketches and other CVs.
• Learn how to use My Bibliography to track and adjust the NIH Public Access compliance status of your publications (for NIH-funded investigators and their assigned delegates).

Bring along a laptop if you would like a hands-on learning experience.
Attendance prerequisite - you must have your own My NCBI account, or serve as a delegate for someone else.

Please register by sending an email to HS-NIHPAPhelp@ucdavis.edu
Exploring the new NIH biosketch format and using SciENcv – Hands-on Workshop
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 1:00 to 2:00 PM, Clinical and Translational Science Center, Room 1444
We will demonstrate how to use SciENcv and My Bibliography to create an NIH biosketch. A brief overview of ORCID (a unique digital identifier for researchers) will be included.

Please bring along a laptop if you would like a hands-on learning experience (highly recommended).
Attendance prerequisite - you must have your own My NCBI and My Bibliography accounts, and familiarity with using My Bibliography.

Please register by sending an email to HS-NIHPAPhelp@ucdavis.edu
Questions? Please contact
Amy Studer acstuder@ucdavis.edu (916) 734‑0206
Public Health Expert Searcher
Join us for this hands-on workshop and learn tricks for identifying hard-to-find resources in public health. After exploring PubMed Special Queries and MeSH, will move onto other relevant library databases, and publicly accessible resources. If you have a laptop, please bring it to class. Held in Carlson, Davis campus.
See our Description of Classes for scheduled sessions.
Questions? Need a different time? Please contact
Mary Wood mwwood@ucdavis.edu (530) 754‑9122
Veterinary Medicine: Finding and Managing the Literature
This session covers database selection, how to order an article, effective searching strategies, setting up automatic updates, and exporting to Endnote. If you have a laptop, please bring it to class. Held in Carlson, Davis campus.
See our Description of Classes for scheduled sessions.
Questions? Need a different time? Please contact
Mary Wood mwwood@ucdavis.edu (530) 754‑9122
EndNote in the Health Sciences District
Want to manage and use the literature you gather better? Sessions cover how to collect, store, organize, and retrieve articles with Endnote; how to create and format references for your own papers, posters or publications using the right style for the occasion (JAVMA, NEJM, Science, NLM Style, and thousands more); and how to attach and access the full text of those articles, and to keep personal notes about the articles you have read. Bring your laptop if possible. Held in Carlson, Davis campus.
See our Description of Classes for scheduled sessions.
Questions? Please contact
Deanna Johnson, deejohnson@ucdavis.edu, (530) 752‑3271
EndNote Quick Start @ Blaisdell Medical Library
Working on a research project? Discover how the magic of EndNote citation management software can save you time by collecting and organizing your research literature and adding references to your paper, using the style you need. Did you know that EndNote can effortlessly download many article pdfs for you? This class is intended for beginning EndNote users. Held at Blaisdell, Sacramento.
See our Description of Classes for scheduled sessions.
If possible, bring your laptop with EndNote x7 installed. See Endnote Instructions
Questions? Need a different date/time or advanced EndNote consultation? Problems with installing EndNote? Please contact
Amy Studer acstuder@ucdavis.edu (916) 734‑0206
EndNote Friday @ Blaisdell Medical Library
Hosted by librarians at Blaisdell Medical Library, these drop-in office hours provide an opportunity to learn new tricks, improve workflows, ask questions, solve problems, and share challenges and successes with others. Want to take your EndNote software use to a new level? Please join us for these informal sessions. Held at Blaisdell, Sacramento.
See our Description of Classes for scheduled sessions.
All sessions will be held in Collaboration Room 1106 at Blaisdell Medical Library in Sacramento
Questions? Need a different date/time? Please contact
Amy Studer acstuder@ucdavis.edu (916) 734‑0206
Searching Environmental Health Databases
Explore TOXNET and other environmental health-related databases, such as Hazardous Substances Data Bank and LiverTox. Workshop will focus on locating health-related environmental and toxicology data and literature references. If you have a laptop, please bring it to class. Held at Carlson, Davis campus.
See our Description of Classes for scheduled sessions.
Questions? Need a different time? Please contact
Mary Wood mwwood@ucdavis.edu (530) 754‑9122

Librarians

Contact for assistance

Bruce Abbott
Reference & Instruction Librarian
btabbott@ucdavis.edu — (916) 734‑3529
Amy Studer
Reference & Instruction Librarian
acstuder@ucdavis.edu — (916) 734‑0206
Deanna Johnson
Reference & Instruction Librarian
deejohnson@ucdavis.edu — (530) 752‑3271
Mary Wood
Reference & Instruction Librarian
mwwood@ucdavis.edu — (530) 754‑9122