Workshops at The Library: Summer 2014


Please note:

  • All instructional workshops are open to UCSD students, staff, and faculty. San Diego area health professionals may also attend the workshops space permitting. PubMed workshops are open to everyone. There is no charge for the workshops.
  • Individual / group consultations and customized workshops on these or other topics are also available. Contact Karen Heskett to request a consultation.
  • Laptops welcome - we have room in our classroom at the Biomedical Library Building for you to bring your own wireless-equipped laptop if you prefer to use your own equipment. Please read our tip sheet before coming to your class to make sure you get the most out of it.
  • Registration:  ** New process **  Click the register link by the workshop you wish to attend and fill out the form.  If you have questions or comments, you can e-mail Karen Heskett.
Please register at least 24 hours in advance. Workshops may be cancelled due to insufficient registration. Registrants will be notified if a workshop is cancelled.

Workshop Descriptions

Please note that classes will take place in both the Biomedical Library Building & the Geisel Library, so be sure to go to the correct location. 
-

Search Series - Library Databases and Search Tools

-

PubMed Essentials

This hands-on workshop focuses on what every user needs to know about PubMed, whether doing a search for a specific author or topic using keywords. Learn to focus your results with limits, become familiar with the features of the advanced search screen, and know how to use UC E-Links to easily get to full text articles

August 6 (Wed),
Biomed Lib Bldg, Classroom 3
11:00 - 12:30 pm
Register

PubMed: Beyond the Essentials

Move beyond the basics to refine and expand your searching skills. Learn about MeSH terms and how to use them in a search. Use MyNCBI and its numerous tools to keep you updated and to customize PubMed for your most frequent types of searches. Great for the frequent searcher.

August 20 (Wed),
Biomed Lib Bldg, Classroom 3
11:00 - 12:30 pm
Register

Patents & Patent Searching

Patents are critically important in protecting intellectual property and companies are investing fortunes in them to safeguard their inventions. It is estimated that between 2010 and 2012 in the smartphone industry alone, over $20 billion was spent on patent purchases and litigation. Without the protection afforded by patent coverage, technological innovation would dry up.

In this class, you will learn how patents protect your intellectual property and what rights they confer, what to expect in the patent application process, how to read and interpret patent documents, and why international patents matter. Learn how you can work with the UCSD Technology Transfer Office to manage and protect your inventions. Finally, learn about free web search engines you can use to discover if your invention has already been patented. Even if you don't have an invention on the drawing board, this class will give you valuable insight into how patents work.

August 19 (Tues),
Geisel Lib Classroom 1
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Register
-

Information Management Series

-

EndNote

Writing a research paper and need to manage your references? Using EndNote already, but want to learn about its "power" features (e.g., Connect, "Cite While You Write," etc.)? Take this workshop to learn to build your own EndNote reference library and work with Word to write your paper and seamlessly create bibliographies. Note: We use examples from life sciences databases, but attendees from other departments are welcome.

Sept 3 (Wed),
Biomed Lib Bldg Classroom 3
11:00 - 12:30 am
Register

-