Drop-in Classes, Workshops and Tours

Description of Classes

Data Carpentry

This workshop follows the Data Carpentry curriculum found online at https://datacarpentry.org

Questions? Please contact Michele Tobias at mmtobias@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-7532

ThuJan 39:00am-4:00pmDSI Classroom[full]This is a 2-day workshop starting on the date listed and continuing to the next day at the same time. Waitlist sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6yRdSPgx70Bt5lPHwUq4QXrjlEoiZ8_ncs66dKlz3oyPlag/viewform?usp=sf_link


Use EndNote to store, manage, and format references in your writing. Class will cover: creating EndNote libraries, adding citations to your libraries, direct export of citations from article databases, output styles, and Cite While You Write (using EndNote with Microsoft Word).

Questions? Please contact Matt Conner at mconner@ucdavis.edu or 530-754-7348

ThuDec 1311:00am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

EndNote Introduction for Science Researchers

PLEASE NOTE: EndNote is no longer licensed campus-wide. Many campus departments have decided to continue with EndNote so you should check with your departmental IT contact before signing up for this class.

EndNote is a bibliographic management program which simplifies the process of generating bibliographies and reference lists. EndNote allows one to easily store, manage, and format references to any core science style guide such as ACS, APA, CSE, IEEE, NLM or to any specific journal style such as FASEB J, Front Ecol Environ, IEEE Access, J Agr Food Chem, J Exp Biol, Plant Cell, PLoS One, Science. EndNote also helps you store, organize, and easily retrieve publication PDFs.

This introductory class will cover: creating EndNote libraries; direct export of citations from science databases; adding PDFs to your EndNote Library; output styles; and Cite While You Write (using EndNote with Microsoft Word).

Questions? Please contact Ruth Gustafson at ragustafson@ucdavis.edu or Melinda M. Livas at mmlivas@ucdavis.edu.

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

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Avoid Plagiarism)

Learn principles of citing sources in MLA (Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychological Association) styles. Expand your understanding of paraphrases, summaries and quotations, and discover tools to help you create citations.

Questions for the Academic Assistance and Tutoring Center? Please contact Kevin Sitz, kwsitz@ucdavis.edu.

Questions for the Library? Please contact Melissa Browne at mabrowne@ucdavis.edu

WedJan 232:10pm-3:30pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
MonJan 283:10pm-4:30pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
WedFeb 1310:00am-11:20amLibrary Instruction Labregister

Zoological Record database: Make the Switch!

COMING SOON: New search interface for Zoological Record! Our ProQuest access to the Zoological Record database will cease after 2018. As of 12/12/18, the UCD Library has trial access to the new Web of Science version through 1/10/19. This will become the only platform for Zoological Record in 2019. Learn how to transition any saved searches and updates/alerts from the ProQuest to Web of Science platform. Find out the differences between the two versions of Zoological Record and the new things you can do on the Web of Science platform.

Zoological Record is the primary literature database for wildlife researchers. Covering literature from 1864, it is the world’s oldest continuing database of animal biology. Comprehensive coverage of zoology; including behavior, conservation and environmental science, ecology, evolution, genetics, habitat, marine and freshwater biology, nutrition, parasitology and disease, reproduction, taxonomy and systematics, veterinary studies, zoogeography and fossil records. Especially strong in new species reports and field studies.

Can't make these sessions? Please contact Ruth Gustafson at ragustafson@ucdavis.edu

ThuDec 131:30pm-2:30pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
FriDec 144:00pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
MonDec 173:00pm-4:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
TueDec 1810:30am-11:30amLibrary Instruction Labregister

Zotero for Lunch: Using Zotero with UC Davis Veterinary, Medical and Public Health Databases

Are you performing a literature search in any of UC Davis Library's databases? Want to use citation management software to manage the heaps of literature you gather? Discover how to export citations from your favorite sources into Zotero, to attach and access the full-text of those articles, and to create and format references for your own publications. Bring your laptop.

Who should attend? Anyone interested in using Zotero to manage literature.

(This is a brief lunch time session, so please bring your lunch!)

Questions? Please contact Erik Fausak at edfausak@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-6204

WedDec 1912:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Libraryregister