Classes & Workshops
Description of Classes

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.

FriDec 1611:00am-12:30pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
MonJan 91:30pm-3:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

EndNote Friday @ Blaisdell Medical Library (Sacramento Campus)

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.

Questions? Need a different date/time? Contact: Amy Studer, acstuder@ucdavis.edu, 916-734-0206.

FriDec 1612:00pm-1:00pmBlaisdell Library Collaboration Room 1106

EndNote Friday @ Carlson Health Sciences Library

Hosted by librarians at Carlson Health Sciences 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 Carlson, Health Sciences District, Davis campus.

All sessions will be held in Room 128 at Carlson Health Sciences Library, Health Sciences District, Davis campus.

Questions? Need a different date/time? Please contact Deanna Johnson, deejohnson@ucdavis.edu, (530) 752‑3271.

FriJan 1312:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128
FriJan 2012:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128
FriJan 2712:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128
FriFeb 312:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128
FriFeb 1012:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128
FriFeb 1712:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128
FriMar 312:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128
FriMar 1012:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128

EndNote Getting Started @ Carlson Health Sciences Library

Working on a paper or research project? Discover how EndNote citation management software can help collect, store, and organize your research literature, and then add them to your own papers or publications using the right style for the occasion. EndNote can also download many article PDFs for you, and lets you add personal notes right on those PDFs. This class is intended for beginning EndNote users. Held at Carlson, Davis campus.

If possible, bring your laptop with EndNote x7 or x8 installed. Check here for download help: https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/research/endnote/

Questions? Need a different date/time or advanced EndNote consultation? Problems with installing EndNote? Please contact Deanna Johnson, deejohnson@ucdavis.edu, (530) 752‑3271.

FriJan 62:00pm-3:30pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register
TueJan 313:30pm-5:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register
ThuFeb 2312:00pm-1:30pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register

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@ucdavis.edu.

WedDec 1411:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
ThuJan 53:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

EndNote Quick Start @ Blaisdell Medical Library (Sacramento Campus)

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.

If possible, bring your laptop with EndNote x7.5 installed. For instructions: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/research/endnote/

Questions? Need a different date/time or advanced EndNote consultation? Problems with installing EndNote? Contact: Amy Studer, acstuder@ucdavis.edu, 916-734-0206.

Directions for Education Building, Room 3205, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medschool/maps_directions/

ThuDec 222:00pm-3:30pmEducation Building, Room 3205register

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 mabrowne@ucdavis.edu.

ThuJan 191:10pm-2:30pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
MonJan 232:10pm-3:30pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
TueJan 313:10pm-4:30pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

Researching the Agricultural Literature

Learn how to search efficiently in the Ovid version of the three core agricultural databases: CAB Abstracts, Agricola, and Food Sciences and Technology Abstracts. 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. 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@ucdavis.edu.

ThuDec 151:00pm-2:30pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
WedJan 113:30pm-5:00pmLibrary 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@ucdavis.edu.

MonDec 1212:00pm-1:30pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
FriJan 62:00pm-3:30pmLibrary Instruction Labregister