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Spring 2007 Library Workshop Series

Spring 2007 Library Workshop Series

Spring 2007 Library Workshop Series


The Libraries at UCR offer hands-on workshops on a wide range of topics every quarter. These one-hour workshops are open to UCR students, staff, and faculty. Registration is encouraged, but not not required.  However, if too few people sign-up for a workshop, it might be cancelled.  

To request a workshop that is not listed, a library tour, or a general orientation, click here

If you are an instructor and would like to schedule an instruction session for your class, please complete the Instruction Request Form.  

Spring 2007 Workshops

Register for a Spring 2007 workshop.

Book Collecting Workshop
Wednesday, April 4, 10:10am
Rivera Library, Room 140
Instructor: Ken Furuta
This workshop is geared toward students interested in applying for the Student Book Collection Competition. Rules, guidelines, and tips will be discussed.

Beam Me Up Scotty!Searching the Universe of Books
Thursday, April 12, 1:10pm
Rivera Library, Room 140
Instructor: Krista Ivy
Would you like to be able to find materials in the library more efficiently? This workshop will teach you how to search Scotty as well as how to find books on the shelf. This workshop includes a scavenger hunt.

Google: Powersearching
Thursday, April 19, 11:10 am
Science Library, Room 122 
Instructor: Michele Potter
Google is an amazing tool and it just keeps getting better. Learn some tips and tricks for finding exactly what you want with Google, quickly and efficiently.  We will be looking at Google advanced searching, Google maps, Google Images, Google Books and Google Scholar.

Its a snap! Finding Images Using UCRs Visual Resources
April 19, 2:10pm
Rivera Library, Room 140
Instructor: Krista Ivy
Come learn about the Libraries' growing collection of databases which provide digital images.  Learn how to retrieve, download, and print from databases such as AMICA (Art Museum Image Consortium) Library, Calisphere, and the AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive.

Research Strategies for Graduate Students
Getting Information
(including search tips/tricks and cited reference searching); Keeping Up with the literature (how to get automatic updates); Managing and Including References in your Thesis (Endnote overview).
Thursday, April 26, 11:10am
Science Library, Room 122
Instructor:  Marty Nemeth

JSTOR and Beyond
Thursday, April 26, 1:10pm
Rivera Library, Room 140
Instructor:  Michael Yonezawa
There is more to library research than JSTOR! Learn how to find the information you need more efficiently by using subject-specific databases. At this workshop well discuss how to find the best resource for your topic amongst the hundreds of databases that UCR subscribes to. See you there!

Credible or Not? Evaluating Internet Resources
Thursday, April 26, 1:10 pm
Science Library, Room 122
Instructor:  Ying Shen
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
Friday, April 27, 11:10 am
Science Library, Room 122
Instructor:  Marie Bronoel
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.

Google Scholar: Tips and Tricks for Effective Searching
Thursday, May 3,1:10pm
Science Library, Room 122
Instructor:  Michele Potter
Come explore Google Scholar, the search tool from Google that is designed to specifically search for scholarly literature (journal articles, proceedings and reports).In this workshop we will introduce this tool, show some strategies to make it most effective for UCR research, go over some search hints and compare it to more traditional library databases for precision of searching and completeness of recall.

Key to the Life Sciences Literature
Tuesday, May 8,2:10pm
Science Library, Room 122
Instructor: Steve Mitchell
spend an hour to learn how to use three of the most important life sciences literature databases. Knowledge of BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, and Zoological Record is the key to finding research results on most any life science topic. Take a big step beyond Google and learn how to open up the life science literature for your studies and research.

Last Chance Research Clinic
Tuesday, May 22, 11:10am
Rivera Library, Room 140
Instructor: Krista Ivy
This workshop is for students seeking personalized help with research. Bring your paper topic and a librarian will help you find books, articles, and websites appropriate for your research topic. 

Citing Sources in the Sciences
Thursday, May 31, 1:10pm
Science Library, Room 122
Instructor: Michele Potter
A basic introduction to the most common forms of citation used in the Sciences, with some mention of other subject specific styles. If you are ever told to "Cite your sources, " or "include a bibliography" and aren't quite sure how, this workshop will be very valuable.  We will cover CSE (Council of Science Editors) style, APA style and Chicago style.

For more information, contact Krista Ivy, Rivera Library Workshop Coordinator at krista.ivy@ucr.edu or Geetha Yapa, Science Library Workshop Coordinator at geetha.yapa@ucr.edu.


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