New Touchscreen Collaboration Table in Geisel East Learning Commons

The Collaboration Table is designed for team learning and collaboration – it is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of media and working styles.  It allows physical movement around the table in addition to having multiple configurations for users sitting in different places.

The touchscreen embedded in the tabletop enables up to four users to simultaneously connect and interact individually or collectively, and the touch-based web browser includes a virtual keyboard so all users can simultaneously access the internet. There is also a vertically-mounted Media Screen for displaying content to the group–if you want to share what you’re doing in your own section of the table-embedded screen, just grab that section with your fingertip and swipe it onto the Media Screen.  Anything can be shared, and the Collaboration Table is designed to handle mixed media (e.g., PPT, Video, Images, PDF, Web). You can also share from your laptop via VGA, Thunderbolt, or HDMI cables.  You can even share files stored on your USB drives by plugging in to the table.  Users can annotate content with several tools, including colored lines, circles, squares, or text.

The table’s digital whiteboard mode allows users to sketch freehand with a finger or stylus to draw lines or shapes or enter text. Annotated slides can be saved to a USB flash drive or emailed directly from the table. This means fewer distractions and a more seamless group working experience – one that’s designed to optimize collaboration, rather than confound it.

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Reserve Group Study Rooms Online

Study Room graphicIt’s the last week of classes before finals week. Find and reserve group study rooms in the Geisel Library and Biomedical Library Buildings online.

Our study rooms are equipped with whiteboards, electricity, and those on the first and second floors of Geisel include flat screen monitors that laptops can connect to.  Many have beautiful views of campus and the surrounding landscape, as well as hydration stations with unlimited, filtered water in close proximity!

Research Help at Your Fingertips

Need last minute help with your course projects and research papers?

The UC San Diego Library offers expert research assistance online 24/7Texting Student Lib through our Ask a Librarian service.  We have specialized research librarians in every discipline that are available to assist you online or in-person.  You can even text message us for help.

Save time and energy – Ask a Librarian!

 

Finding Software on Campus Lab Computers

 

BLB Commons computer closeupLooking for specific software like MATLAB, SPSS, AutoCAD, or SolidWorks?

Search ACMS computers by software offerings at http://micros.ucsd.edu/softwareLookup/index.php?action=software

Select programs may also be available on your own personal device through  ACMS’ Virtual Lab client

Let us know if you can’t find what you need, or don’t have the right access. Leave a comment below or email us at LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu.

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Information Management Workshops in November

Upcoming workshops to help you manage your research:

Managing Citations
Nov 13 (Thurs), 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Geisel Lib Bldg Classroom 1
Register

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.

Refworks
Nov 19 (Wed), 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Biomed Lib Bldg Classroom 3
Register

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.

EndNote
Dec 4 (Thurs), 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Geisel Lib Bldg Classroom 1
Register

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.

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

Laptop Docking in Geisel 2nd Floor East

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Hook your laptop up to a second monitor and standard keyboard/mouse. It’ll make your long browsing and typing sessions much easier.

Contact lsptech@ucsd.edu for questions/comments

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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

New! Device Charging Stations

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!Phone Charge Stations

 

 

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

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