Just Tell Me What I Need to Know!!

Start the year off by learning the Top 10 things you need to know about the UCSD Libraries, like:

• Where to start your research
• How to get full-text journals online
• The best places for you to study on campus

One student recently commented, “This session was awesome. Every UCSD student should take the time to learn about what the library offers.”

No registration is required – just show up!

@ Geisel Library
• Jan 6 (Tues): 9-10 & 2-3 & 3-4
• Jan 7 (Wed): 11-12 Noon
• Jan 8 (Thurs): 9-10 & 10-11
• Jan 9 (Fri): 10-11 & 11-12 Noon

@ Biomedical Library (corner of Gilman & Osler)
• Jan 14 (Wed): 12:15-1
• Jan 15 (Thurs): 12:45-1:30
• Jan 16 (Fri): 10-10:45
• Jan 20 (Tues): 12:45-1:30
• Jan 21 (Wed): 12:15-1

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Welcome Week @ S&E

Want to tour the S&E Library or learn more about our services and resources?  We have tours and workshops scheduled all week:

  • No advanced signup required. Just show up at one of the times.
  • Tours meet at entrance to Science & Engineering Library, in the East Wing of Geisel Library.
  • Workshops are in the Science & Engineering Library Instruction Room, Room 2093

Science and Engineering Library Tours 

Come in for a tour and learn where to find books, computers, study areas, power for your laptop, the reference desk candy dish, friendly help, and much more. Join us for refreshments and conversation at the end of the tour.

  • Mon 9/22, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Tue 9/23, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Wed 9/24, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Thurs 9/25, 4:00-5:00pm

There’s a Science & Engineering Library??!!

Yes! Come to this brief workshop/tour for an introduction to your Science & Engineering Library. In the hands-on workshop portion, we’ll cover important information like renewing books online and accessing electronic resources from off-campus. The tour will give you the lay of the land in the S&E Library. Afterwards, stay for refreshments. (For new and returning students at all levels.) 

  • Mon 9/22, 10:00-11:00am
  • Tue 9/23, 10:00-11:00am
  • Wed 9/24, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Thurs 9/25, 2:00-3:00pm

Jump Start Your Chemistry Research

In this hands-on workshop Chemistry Librarian Teri Vogel will introduce you to the key information resources for Chemistry, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering research, including: SciFinder Scholar, Web of Science, and Compendex as well as e-book collections like Knovel and CRCnetBASE. From selecting the best databases to getting the books, articles and data you need—we’ll cover it all. (For new researchers, as well as experienced faculty, staff and graduate researchers who want a refresher.)

  • Mon 9/22, 2:00-3:30pm
  • Wed 9/24, 10:00-11:30am

Jump Start Your Engineering Research

Come to this hands-on workshop where Engineering Librarian Dave Schmitt will get you started with the best information resources for Engineering researchers: article databases like Compendex, Inspec, Engineered Materials Abstracts, and electronic resources like ENGnetBASE, Knovel…and MORE! (For new researchers, as well as experienced faculty, staff and graduate researchers who want a refresher.)

  • Tue 9/23, 2:00-3:30pm
  • Thurs 9/25, 10:00-11:30am

Jump Start Your Physics Research

In this hands-on workshop, Physics Librarian Mary Linn Bergstrom will help you explore the library resources to help with your physics research, including premier databases like Inspec, Web of Science and arXiv, plus e-book collections like Knovel, and more. (For new researchers, as well as experienced faculty, staff and graduate researchers who want a refresher.)

  • Fri 9/26, 10:00-11:30am
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NIH Public Access Policy – Website, Workshops

As of April 7, 2008, researchers receiving grant money from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will now have to submit copies of their resulting research papers to PubMed Central (PMC) when their papers are accepted for publication in a journal. PMC will then make these papers freely available to the public no later than 12 months after publication.

The Biomedical Library has created a website that clarifies and summarizes the policy to assist UCSD, NIH-funded researchers at UCSD with the practical steps they need to take to comply with the new requirements. They will also offer some sessions in April to help you get up-to-date on these changes.

For more information or questions about the NIH policy, contact Nancy Stimson at (858) 534-6321 or nstimson@ucsd.edu.

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SciFinder Scholar Workshop, 2/12

Accessing Chemistry and Beyond with SciFinder Scholar 2007
Feb 12 (Tu), 2pm-3:30pm
Science & Engineering Library Instruction Room
REGISTER HERE, as space is limited. Laptops will not be helpful for this workshop.

The core index to the chemical literature with 27 million journal article and patent references, SciFinder Scholar is an essential research tool for chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, physics, environmental science and more. Through SciFinder Scholar, you can also get the CAS Registry (searchable by name, number, structure/substructure) and CASREACT (14 million reactions).

This workshop will cover:

  • Software setup, remote access and other “quirks” to using SciFinder
  • Topic, name, CAS-RN and structure searching
  • Modifying and refining your search results
  • What’s new in the 2007 version
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EndNote Workshop, 2/5

Getting Started with EndNote
Feb 5 (Tu), 11am-12:30pm
Science & Engineering Library Instruction Room
REGISTER HERE, as space is limited.

This hands-on workshop will help you get started with EndNote, including:

  • The basics of the EndNote interface
  • Creating libraries and adding references from the science & engineering databases
  • Managing and organizing references
  • Output styles and creating a formatted bibliography

Cite While You Write, the tool to insert and format references within a paper, will be demonstrated (hands-on activity if time permits).

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WINTER 2008 WORKSHOPS

Our Winter 2008 Workshop schedule is up, along with the registration form. This quarter’s offerings:

  • Getting Started with EndNote
    Feb 5 (Tu), 11am-12:30pm
  • Finding Patents
    2 Sessions: Feb 7 (Th), 10am-11:30am OR Mar 4 (Tu), 5pm-6:30pm
  • Accessing Chemistry and Beyond with SciFinder Scholar 2007
    Feb 12 (Tu), 2pm-3:30pm
  • Physical & Chemical Property Data: Resources, Tips & Tricks
    Feb 20 (W), 11am-12:30pm

Please contact Susan Shepherd or Teri Vogel if you have any questions about these workshops.

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Faculty CV Clinic – Nov. 29

Thursday, Nov. 29, 10:00-11:30 am

Intended for: UCSD administrative and faculty assistants in the physical sciences and engineering who are responsible for updating faculty CVs and biographies.

Learn ways to find out when and where your faculty is publishing, and who is citing their papers. By setting up author alerts in article databases available through the UCSD Libraries, you can be notified every time a new paper by your faculty is published. You can even find out how many times their papers have been cited by other authors.

Topics covered include:

* The Web of Science Database – what is it?
* Discover other article databases appropriate to your discipline
* How to set up author alerts (be notified by email every time your faculty publishes a new paper)
* How to do a cited reference search (find out what other scholars are citing your faculty’s papers)
* How to find out a journal’s “Impact Factor”, or the measure of its importance relative to other journals in the same field

Register at Staff Enrollment

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Physics Research Workshop (10/26)

The “Jump Start Your Physics Research” workshops for Oct 26 have been canceled due to the campus closing this week. We’ll contact participants about rescheduling.

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S&E Library Workshops

The S&E Library workshop calendar, with descriptions and registration form, is now online. We have our very popular Patents workshop, plus some new workshops: Jump Start Your Engineering Research and Jump Start Your Physics Research.

If you are interested in RefWorks, EndNote or EndNote Web, the Biomedical Library is offering workshops on all of these (the Oct 11 EndNote Web workshop will be taught at S&E). If these dates and times don’t work for you, please contact Teri Vogel to schedule an individual consultation.

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Welcome Week at S&E

Here’s what’s happening at the Science & Engineering Library during Welcome Week.

The S&E Library is in the east wing of Geisel Library (through the main gate, then take 2 right turns). No registration is required for any of these activities.

There’s a Science & Engineering Library??!! – S&E Library Instruction Room
(For new and returning students at all levels)

Monday, Sept 24 – 10:00-11:00am
Tuesday, Sept 25 – 10:00-11:00am
Wednesday, Sept 26 – 2:00-3:00pm
Thursday, Sept 27 – 2:00-3:00pm

Yes! Come to this brief workshop/tour for an introduction to your Science & Engineering Library. In the hands-on workshop portion, you’ll learn what’s different about an academic science library and have a chance to try out some of our electronic resources. The tour will give you the lay of the land in the S&E Library. After the tour, stay for refreshments.

Jump Start Your Chemistry Research – S&E Library Instruction Room
(For new researchers, as well as experienced faculty, staff and graduate researchers who want a refresher)

Monday, Sept 24 – 1:30-3:00pm
Wednesday, Sept 26 – 9:30-11:00am

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the rich collection of electronic and print resources available at UCSD for your chemistry & chemical engineering research, including: SciFinder Scholar, Web of Science, Compendex and Beilstein/Gmelin. From selecting the best databases to getting the desired books, articles and data–we’ll cover it all.

Jump Start Your Engineering Research – S&E Library Instruction Room
(For new researchers, as well as experienced faculty, staff and graduate researchers who want a refresher)

Tuesday, Sept 25 – 1:30-3:00pm
Thursday, Sept 27 – 9:30-11:00am

Come to this hands-on workshop to learn about the wealth of library information resources for Engineering researchers: article databases like Compendex, Inspec, Engineered Materials Abstracts, and electronic resources like ENGnetBASE, Knovel…and MORE!

Science and Engineering Library Tours - S&E Library Entrance

Monday, Sept 24 – 4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, Sept 25 – 4:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, Sept 26 – 4:00-5:00pm
Thursday, Sept 27 – 4:00-5:00pm

Come in for a tour and learn where to find books, computers, study areas, power for your laptop, Legos and puzzles, friendly help, and much more. Join us for refreshments and conversation at the end of the tour.

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