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Library Workshop Series - Spring 2006

Library Workshop Series - Spring 2006

Library Workshop Series - Spring 2006

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:

Tuesday, April 11
You be the Judge:
Rivera Library, Room 140, 2:00 pm  Instructor:  Gayatri Singh

Tuesday, May 9
Lights, Camera, Action!: Rivera Library, Room 140, 10:00 am  Instructor:  Gayatri Singh

Friday, May 12
JCR: Science Library, Room 122, 2:10 pm   Instructor:  Lizbeth Langston

Tuesday, May 16
Using Web of Knowledge Effectively: Science Library, Room 122, 1:10 pm  Instructor:  Marty Nemeth

Tuesday, May 16
EndNote Basics:
Rivera Library, Room 140, 3:00 pm  Instructor:  Sylvia Hu

Friday, May 19
Incorporating Research Into Your Paper:
Science Library, Room 122, 1:10 pm  Instructor:  Michele Potter

Thursday, May 25
Advanced EndNote - Customizing: Science Library, Room 122, 3:10 pm  Instructor:  Michele Potter

Friday, May 26
Credible or Not? Evaluating Internet Resources: Science Library, Room 122, 2:10 pm  Instructor:  Ying Shen

Thursday, June 8
Zoological Record - BIOSIS: Science Library, Room 122, 2:10 pm  Instructor:  Lizbeth Langston


Workshop Descriptions:

Advanced EndNote: Customizing EndNote to meet your needs Learn about some of the advanced features and functions of EndNote such as setting defaults and changing preferences. We will also work briefly with altering filters and connection files for importing from library databases and other sources. Finally we will look at editing reference styles for customized bibliographies. If you have any issues or questions you would specifically like to see addressed, email them to michelep@ucr.edu before the session and I will try to incorporate them.

Credible or Not? Evaluating Internet Resources: Train your mind to think critically, even suspiciously, by asking a series of questions that will help you decide how much a Web page can be trusted. Since virtually anyone can publish any type of information on the Web, you need to evaluate the information you gather to make sure it best supports your research. In this workshop you will learn key criteria you can use to evaluate the Internet resources.

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.

Incorporating Research Into Your Paper: After gathering appropriate research materials, the next step is to integrate them into a final research product. Get tips on weaving your research into your paper with quotes, summaries and paraphrased materials. Learn about citation styles and how to cite your sources.

JCR: JCR is a product which ranks journals based on their "impact" (a measure of citedness). Come learn how to use JCR to find the "impact factor" of your favorite journals.

Lights, Camera, Action!: This workshop is an introduction to three databases important in film and television studies. Come to this hands-on session and learn basic search strategies and features of the Film International Index, the International Film Archive Database, and the Film Literature Index. These databases include information like reviews, journal/magazine articles, and filmographies about all aspects of the industry including feature films, documentaries, and festivals.

Using Web of Knowledge Effectively: This class will introduce Web of Knowledge databases. Along with Web of Science, WoK contains Journal Citation Reports (New!), Zoological Record (New!) and Biosis (New interface!) Learn how these databases work together, how to create alerts, and download citations into EndNote.

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.

Zoological Record - BIOSIS: Zoological Record is the worldís most comprehensive bibliographic reference source for the zoological literature. It contains bibliographic citations to documents that have as its central focus the biology of animal. BIOSIS Previews is the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. Learn how these databases work together, how to create alerts, and download citations into EndNote.



















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