Drop-in Classes, Workshops and Tours

Description of Classes

Cool Library Tools For BioAg Lab Staff

Learn about the following key resources/search tactics for lab staff: Major life science methods/protocols resources; automatic updates of your specialized research topics with library literature database results sent via weekly/monthly e-mails; locating journal impact factors or rankings to help determine which journals your lab should publish in; tool to apply co-citation analysis to cited references; how to collaborate in your lab in the use of EndNote; preview e-books from an ever-widening range of publishers and aggregators; locate core computer tech e-books to help with your running the lab website, making computer fixes, or writing code for your research group; UCD-eLinks tool for linking. Learn about Journal Citation Reports which indicates the top journals in each discipline. A brief overview of data management tools from the UC Curation Center will be provided.

Questions? Contact Ruth Gustafson, ragustafson@lib.ucdavis.edu.

ThuSep 273:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

Researching the Agricultural Literature

Learn how to search efficiently in the Ovid version of the three core agricultural databases: CAB Abstracts, Agricola, and Food Sciences and Technology Abstracts. Researchers in the farm animal (including veterinary), entomological (pest), fruit and vegetable crop, farming systems, food sciences and technology, viticulture and enology, and human nutrition areas will find these databases to be the most pertinent to their research needs. Database searching strategies covered include: keyword, author and title searching; using the wildcard and common limits; and using the thesaurus, indexes, and search history features. Current awareness (update/alert) services, how to use UCD-eLinks, and how to cross-search databases simultaneously will also be discussed. Learn about Journal Citation Reports which indicates the top journals in each discipline. A brief overview of data management tools from the UC Curation Center will be provided.

Questions? Contact Ruth Gustafson, ragustafson@ucdavis.edu.

ThuAug 163:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
TueSep 113:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

Researching the Animal Sciences/Wildlife Biology Literature

Dependent on the subject interests of attendees, bibliographic databases and library resources from the appropriate animal-related Subject Guides will be presented. Potential Subject Guides to be covered are: Animal Sciences/Wildlife Biology, Entomology and Nematology, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Marine Biology and Oceanography. Relevant e-book collections will also be discussed.

Database searching strategies covered include: topic/keyword, title and author searching; using the wildcard and limits; and using the thesaurus, index, and search history features. Current awareness (update/alert) services, citation searching, and how to use UCD-eLinks will also be discussed. Learn about Journal Citation Reports which indicates the top journals in each discipline. A brief overview of data management tools from the UC Curation Center will be provided.

Questions? Please contact Ruth Gustafson at ragustafson@ucdavis.edu

TueSep 183:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

Researching the Biological Literature: BIOSIS Previews and PubMed Databases

BIOSIS Previews and PubMed are general databases for nearly all biological topics and are especially important for the molecular and cellular sciences. Relevant e-book collections will also be discussed. Database searching strategies covered include: topic/keyword, title and author searching; using the wildcard and limits; and using the thesaurus/MeSH terms, and search history features. Current awareness (update/alert) services, citation searching, and how to use UCD-eLinks or UC-eLinks will also be discussed. Learn about Journal Citation Reports which indicates the top journals in each discipline. A brief overview of data management tools from the UC Curation Center will be provided.

Questions? Contact Ruth Gustafson, ragustafson@ucdavis.edu

MonAug 203:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
ThuSep 133:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

Researching the Ecological Sciences Literature

Dependent on the subject interests of attendees, bibliographic databases and library resources from the appropriate ecological related Subject Guides will be presented. Potential Subject Guides to be covered are: Ecology and Conservation Biology; Fisheries and Aquaculture; Marine Biology and Oceanography.

Database searching strategies covered include: topic/keyword, title and author searching; using the wildcard and limits; and using the thesaurus, index, and search history features. Current awareness or update/alert services and how to use UCD-eLinks will also be discussed. Learn about Journal Citation Reports which indicates the top journals in each discipline. A brief overview of data management tools from the UC Curation Center will be provided.

Questions? Contact Ruth Gustafson, ragustafson@ucdavis.edu

ThuAug 233:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

Summer Library Tour

Summer moves fast at UC Davis! Take a short tour of Shields Library to be at the top of your academic game. Find the best places to study, and where to go for research help. Tour highlights include the Research Consult Desk for research help, the Circulation Desk for book loans and textbook check out, the 24 Hour Study Room and Group Study spaces. Perfect for anyone new to campus or who wants a refresher on Library services and resources. Plus the best air conditioning in Davis! Meet by the main stair case. Drop-ins welcome!

Questions? Please contact lee Riggs at lwriggs@ucdavis.edu or 530-754-8035

WedAug 1512:00pm-1:00pmShields Library Lobbyregister