We’re getting ready for a new academic year and have recently installed mobile device charging stations in the Geisel Library and Biomedical Library Buildings. Conveniently recharge your phone and other devices while you take a study break or are getting work done in 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.
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:
The campus-wide site license for ChemBioOffice/ChemDraw is funded by ACMS and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and administered by ACMS. Questions about the license or registration codes should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about SciFinder, contact Teri Vogel.
UCSD faculty, staff and students can now download the new ChemBioOffice 14. Among the enhancements, you can send your ChemDraw structure and reaction queries directly to SciFinder without having to copy/paste or import into the SciFinder structure editor. Instructions and technical information after the jump.
According to Reid Otsuji, a librarian with the UC San Diego Library’s Research Data Curation Program, UCSD researchers will find a number of enhancements with the latest version of the newly released Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool), including:
Data management plans that were created in the previous version of the DMPTool, said Otsuji, have been migrated to the new DMPTool v2. All UCSD users can continue to work on current data management plans, edit a previously created plan, or start a new one in the latest release of the DMPTool.
Bookmark and start using the new DMPTool to create or edit your data management plan: http://dmptool.org
For more information on the University of California’s DMPTool: http://dmp.cdlib.org
UCSD researchers who need assistance in using the DMPTool can contact the Library’s Research Data Curation Program at: Research-Data-Curation@ucsd.edu
The University of California and several partners have released an enhanced and much anticipated version of the Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool), a free tool that helps researchers and their institutions create effective data management plans required by the federal government.
“The DMPTool, whose development was led by the UC Curation Center (UC3) in Oakland, is a critical service to UC faculty and an essential component in the suite of data management tools provided to researchers by the UC San Diego Library, ” according to David Minor, Director of the Library’s Research Data Curation Program.
The DMPTool aids researchers with a critical component of research practice required by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF). Under the 2013 Office of Science and Technology Policy directive, this requirement will expand to nearly all federal agencies within the next year.“This innovative technology was created by a talented group of colleagues working together,” said Patricia Cruse, Director of the UC Curation Center (UC3). “This highlights the importance of collaboration in the success of complex projects such as this.”Read the UC press release in its entirety.
To learn more about using the DMPTool and the data management, curation and sharing services available to UCSD faculty and researchers, visit UCSD’s Research Data Curation Program (RDCP) website or email the RCDP for assistance in getting started with data management.
UCSD Research Data Curation Web site
UCSD Research Data Curation Email
Quick Tip: Look up course reserves on your mobile device without having to wait in line for a look-up station in the Library!
We offer a variety of free workshops designed to help you research more efficiently and effectively.
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!
The HathiTrust Digital Library contains over 4.7 million titles, many of which are full text viewable and downloadable volumes. For UC-affiliated users who login, 3.6 million fully viewable books and journal volumes published pre-1923, as well as later public domain books, are available. Some volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library are only available to search, but are not available as full text or for download.
To download PDFs from HathiTrust:
- Go to www.hathitrust.org.
- Click Login in the upper right. Select University of California, San Diego and click Continue.
- Choose Active Directory, then enter your username and password. You will be redirected to HathiTrust.
- Search the collection, with the Full text only box checked.
- Select the full view link next to the item in the search results.
- From the record view, select Download whole book (PDF) from the left column.
- If you did not login earlier, you will be prompted to do so at this point.
- Once your PDF is built, you can download it.
- At this time, you can only download the entire book or journal volume, rather than a single chapter or article. However, you can use Adobe Acrobat Pro or another PDF editor to delete the pages you don’t want.
Just a reminder that UC San Diego faculty, staff and students have access to ChemBioDraw (aka ChemDraw). This is a campus-wide license, funded by a joint contribution from ACMS and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
The Windows version includes ChemBioDraw as part of the larger ChemBioOffice Ultra suite (complete list of programs here). ChemBioDraw is available for Mac users. PerkinElmer offers a rich collection of training webinars, shorter video clips, and support resources.
To get ChemBioOffice/ChemBioDraw:
- Register with PerkinElmer (formerly CambridgeSoft), using your ucsd.edu email address.
- Once ACMS confirms your status, they will email you the instructions to download and activate the software. Please contact ACMS (email@example.com) if you have any questions. Note: the Library does not manage the registrations or downloads.
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