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Sign up for Library Summer Institute 2007 Workshops

Sign up for Library Summer Institute 2007 Workshops

Sign up for Library Summer Institute 2007 Workshops


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 required.  However, if too few people sign-up for a workshop, it might be cancelled.  

Library Summer Institute 2007 Workshops

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Credible or Not? Evaluating Internet Resources
Tuesday, July 31, 1:10pm
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
Thursday, August 9, 1:10pm
Friday, August 24, 1:10pm

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.

JCR - Impact Factors

Thursday, August 23, 12:10pm
Science Library, Room 122
Instructor:  Lizbeth Langston
Get a picture of a researcher's work as reflected in the ISI databases Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports.  We will learn how to gather data on authors, articles, and journals.  How should we use this data to evaluate impact and quality? 

SciFinder Scholar: Tips and tricks for effective searching
Wednesday, September 12, 11:10am
Science Library, Room 122
Instructor: Julie Mason
Learn how to easily navigate through SciFinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts) and pick up tips on searching for structures, reactions, and property data.  Additional features such as creating histograms and table of contents browsing will also be introduced. 

Google Scholar
Thursday, September 13, 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 Science Literature
Wednesday, September 19 1:10pm
Thursday, September 20 10:10am
Tuesday, September 25, 2:10pm
Wednesday, September 26, 10:10am
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.

For more information, Science Library Workshop Coordinator at geetha.yapa@ucr.edu.




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