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Library Workshop Series - Fall 2005

Library Workshop Series - Fall 2005

Library Workshop Series - Fall 2005

The following one hour workshops are available at the UCR libraries.  To reserve your place and help us plan, we encourage you to register on the class signup sheet.

Dates and Locations:

Friday, October 28
Science Databases 1-2-3:  Science Library, Room 122, 10:00 am

Tuesday, November 1
You be the Judge:
  Rivera Library, Room 140, 10:00 am

Wednesday, November 2
MLA International Bibliography:
  Rivera Library, Room 140, 2:00 pm

Thursday, November 3
EndNote Basics:  Rivera Libary, Room 140, 2:00 pm

Wednesday, November 16
Finding Highly Cited Journals Using Journal Citation Reports Online:  Rivera Library, Room 140, 11:00 am

Friday, November 18
You be the Judge:  Rivera Library, Room 140,  1:00 pm

Friday, November 18
New in the Life Sciences:  Zoological Record & Biosis on Web of Knowledge:  Science Library, Room 122, 3:00 pm

Tuesday, November 22
Discover Rivera Library: Rivera Library, Room 140, 3:00 pm

Thursday, December 1
Your Library Online:  Rivera Library, Room 140,  2:00 pm

Friday, December 2
Cross-search or cross-eyed?  Using Web of Knowledge Efficiently:  Science Library, Room 122, 3:00 pm

Workshop Descriptions:

Science Databases 1-2-3:
This workshop is an introduction to databases important in the physical and life sciences such as Web of Science, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, and GeoRef. Learn basic search strategies and features common to all these databases. Science Databases 1-2-3 is designed for new graduate students, postdocs, the faculty, and those who would like a refresher.

You be the Judge:  More and more information is being published on the web, from scholarly articles and newspapers to commercial enterprises, personal pages, and web blogs. Learn how to identify authoritative, trustworthy, and relevant websites when searching for information on the Internet.

MLA International Bibliography:  This workshop will introduce Illumina, the new interface for the MLA International Bibliography. Learn how to search effectively and efficiently for articles, book chapters, and disserations in literature, linguistics, film, and folklore.

EndNote Basics:  Learn how to import citations and create bibliographies using the bibliographic management software, Endnote. This introductory workshop will also discuss how to search library databases using Endnote.

Finding Highliy Cited Journals Using Journal Citation Reports Online:  Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is an online database that provides a way to determine the relative importance of journals within their disciplines. The Science edition of JCR covers over 5,700 journals, and the Social Sciences edition covers over 1,800 journals (the Humanities are not covered yet through JCR). For many years the only way to get access to JCR was to come to the library and use the CD-ROM version of the database. Now, an online version enables you to search JCR from any campus web address, and from off-campus via a remote access server. In this workshop you will learn how JCR can be used to identify the journals that are the largest, most cited, highest impact or “hottest” in a particular field.

New in the Life Sciences:  Zoological Record & Biosis on Web of Knowledge:  Come learn about the top two life sciences databases, Biosis and Zoological Record. This class will offer hands-on opportunity to discover the features, the overlaps, and the differences between the databases.

Your Library Online: Research begins with navigating your Library, on campus and online. Get introduced to the resources and services available through the Library Web. Learn its structure, strategies for use, and discover the next steps in developing your search skills. Find out how to connect from home!

Cross-search or cross-eyed?  Using Web of Knowledge Efficiently:  In this class I will introduce Web of Knowledge databases. Along with Web of Science WoK contains Journal Citation Reports (New!), Zoological Record (New!) and Biosis (New interface!) Test how these databases work together, create alerts, and download citations into EndNote.


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