Research Smarter: Fall Workshops @ The Library

Fall quarter we’re hosting free workshops at the Library for UC San Diego students, faculty and staff. Taught by UCSD Student ComputerLibrarians, learn how to effectively use PowerPoint, research databases, search for patents, manage your research electronically, and more.

For workshop descriptions and to register, please visit:
http://libraries.ucsd.edu/services/instruction/workshops-at-the-library.html

Fall Workshops:

PowerPoint Basics
Thu, Oct 16, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Biomedical Library Building

PowerPoint Enhancements
Thu, Oct 23, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
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PubMed – Beyond the Essentials
Wed, Oct 29, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Biomedical Library Building

PowerPoint Posters
Thu, Oct 30, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Biomedical Library Building

Faculty CV Clinic
Thu, Oct 30, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Geisel Library Building, Classroom 1

Patents and Patent Searching
Tue, Nov 4, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Geisel Library Building, Classroom 1

PowerPoint Presentations
Thu, Nov 6, 12:00 – 2:00 pm              BLB Geisel Collage
Biomedical Library Building

Managing Citations
Thu, Nov 13, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Geisel Library Building, Classroom 1

RefWorks
Wed, Nov 19, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Biomedical Library Building

EndNote
Thu, Dec 4, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Geisel Library Building, Classroom 1

Special Event for New Graduate Students

The UC San Diego Library invites new graduate and professional students to attend an Open House on Thursday, October 16 Grad Students UCSDfrom 4-6 pm in the Geisel Library’s Seuss Room.

Mix and mingle with UCSD Subject Librarians, connect with graduate students, learn more about the myriad of Library resources available to support your studies, and enjoy refreshments.  Subject Librarians across disciplines will be available to answer questions, showcase resources from a wide range of disciplines, and highlight Library services particularly useful to graduate-level research.

Grad Student UCOPPlease sign up for this event at: http://tinyurl.com/ucsdgradopenhouse.

Note: This event is for new graduate and professional students only.

Contact Nancy Stimson, nstimson@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-6321,  with questions about the Open House.

Welcome! Get Started @ The Library

Students Instagram CollageOn behalf of everyone at the UC San Diego Library, welcome to campus for the Fall Quarter!

To help you get started, below is a list of our top ten things to know about the Library:

  1. The UC San Diego Library has two library buildings on campus – the Geisel Library and Biomedical Library Buildings. Each are located on opposite ends of Library Walk.
  2. Library Hours are online.
  3. The Geisel Library building is open 24/5 during the quarter and 24/7 during Finals Week.
  4. Course Reserves are course-related materials that your instructors have made available in the Library or online. Use the Course Reserves system to look them up.
  5. Find books in the library, computing labs, printers, etc. quickly using this handy webpage.
  6. Easily find research materials for your course assignments using our Course & Subject Guides.
  7. Reserve Study Rooms in Geisel and the Biomedical Library Buildings online.
  8. Have questions? Save time and Ask a Librarian. You can text message us, chat online 24/7 with a UC librarian, stop by in-person, phone or email us. We have subject librarian experts in every subject area that can help you with your course-work and research assignments.
  9. Use our mobile website, and see the availability of computers in every computing lab on campus.
  10. Stay Connected to the Library on your favorite social media!    Social Media Icons connect

Free Summer Workshops at The Library

This summer we’re offering an assortment of workshops taught by UC San Diego librarians. These workshops focus on research databases and tools that will help you find and organize information more effectively and efficiently.  ETS05.1

Workshops are free and open to UCSD students, staff, and faculty. The PubMed workshops are open to all. San Diego area health professionals may also attend the workshops space permitting.

View the full schedule of workshops, sign-up, and research smarter:

http://libraries.ucsd.edu/locations/bml/learn/workshops-at-bml.html

Insights from a UC San Diego Science Librarian

This month we had a chance to interview one of the UC San Diego Library’s expert science librarians, Deborah Kegel.DKonly2014

We asked Deborah five questions to learn more about her work, favorite research tip, what she’s reading, and what music she’s listening to right now.

1.  Describe what you do at the UC San Diego Library?

I’m the Librarian for Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, and the Physical Sciences & Engineering Reference Coordinator.

Working closely with the respective academic departments on campus, as well as faculty and students, my position is responsible for identifying and purchasing library materials and databases for these subject areas to support research, teaching and learning at UC San Diego. I also provide specialized research assistance in the Library, and online, and create unique webguides to help facilitate effective use of the myriad of research tools and library materials in these subject areas.

2.  What inspires you most about your job?

I most enjoy assisting students and faculty during the research process. It’s like being on the College Bowl team – you never know what someone will ask and you have to use your knowledge & experience to figure out where to look for the answer.  Teaching someone how to find the information is what I strive to do, so that, the next time, they’ll have acquired new knowledge and skills through the encounter that will enable them to research and find the information they are seeking more easily and quickly.

3.  Do you have a favorite research tip to share?

To locate the best, most-recent, and/or most accurate information, try a variety of resources, starting with the databases we recommend in your subject area. Often people think they can find the highest quality information in Google, but that’s usually not the case. Also, try searching in more than one of our specialized databases on your research topic and Ask a Librarian when you have questions. We can save you time and help you locate exactly what you need.

4.  What are you reading at the moment?

I’ve just finished Invisible Country: A Mystery by Annamaria Alfieri,  a fictional murder mystery set in 1860’s Paraguay. And, I was immersed in All the Light We Cannot See, a novel by Anthony Doerr that contains history, science, engineering and intrigue, all set in WWII France and Germany.

5.  What’s playing in your music library right now?

Emmylou Harris’ “Songs of the West”.  I’m also streaming classical and folk music available from the Classical Music Library.

Research Smarter: Spring Quarter Workshops @ The Library

We offer a variety of free workshops designed to help you research more efficiently and effectively.   ETS05

Spring quarter learn how to manage citations using RefWorks or Endnote, search for and find patents, maximize the power of Excel, and find research literature using the PubMed database.   Browse the full schedule and register for workshops online.

Try a workshop and research smarter with us!

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