Workshops at The Library: Spring 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 classrooms 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

All workshops are at the Biomedical Library Building's Computer Classroom unless otherwise noted
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Search Series - Library Databases and Search Tools

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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

April 17 (Thurs),
3:00 - 4:30 pm
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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.

May 1 (Thurs),
10:30 - 12:00 pm
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Patent & Patent Searching

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.

May 8 (Thurs),
10:00 - 12:00 pm
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Information Management Series

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Managing Citations

This session will provide an introduction to a variety of tools for managing papers and citations including EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley and discuss how to choose the tool that's right for you.

April 16 (Wed),
12:00 - 1:00 am
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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.

April 23 (Wed),
10:00 - 11:30 am
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RefWorks

Learn how to organize your references and instantly format your research papers, articles, and other publications using APA, NLM and hundreds of other writing styles. You'll also learn how to download references using your favorite research databases and library catalogs. Collaborate with other authors via the RefShare tool.

May 7 (Wed),
10:30 - 12:00 pm
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Learning Commons Series

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Excel Series

This series of two hands-on workshop focuses on Getting the Most from Excel and Discovering the Underlying Power of Excel. Gain a firm foundation of using Excel and learn a few new tricks that you never knew Excel could do. Come learn some new ways to make Excel work for you.

Excel 101: Getting the Most from Excel 

This workshop provides a firm grounding in Excel basics; covers the Excel environment, formulas, views, printing, and spreadsheet organization. Helps you calculate spreadsheets quickly and easily, specify complex print routines, and efficiently manipulate spreadsheets and their contents..

April 30 (Wed),
1:00 - 3:00 pm
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Excel 201:  Discovering the Underlying Power of Excel 

This workshop assumes that you have either taken the basic Excel workshop or that you are familiar with the basic Excel functions. Here we broaden your knowledge of Excel including charts & graphs, setting styles & themes, changing cell values, special pasting, and auto sorting.

May 7 (Wed),
1:00 - 3:00 pm
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