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.

WedAug 123:00pm-4:30pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register
FriSep 411:30am-1:00pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register
MonSep 143:30pm-5:00pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register

Puzzled by the new PubMed? Exploring the changed interface and new features

On May 19th, 2020, PubMed was switched to a new interface which had been under design for more than a year. This has taken many by surprise and even Science magazine noted the following: “They redesigned PubMed: it hasn’t gone over well” https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/they-redesigned-pubmed-beloved-website-it-hasn-t-gone-over-well

This Zoom session will give an overview of the new Pubmed, what the new features are, how old features may have changed, and where you can find your favorite tools and resources you’ve always used in the “legacy” PubMed. Attendees will need to register to receive a quick survey on what questions you may have about the new PubMed and to receive the Zoom link for the class session.

Offered weekly in June and July, then bi-weekly in August and September 2020.

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

FriAug 283:30pm-5:00pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register
ThuSep 1012:00pm-1:30pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register
WedSep 234:30pm-6:00pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register

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.

WedAug 191:00pm-2:30pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register
ThuSep 311:30am-1:00pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register
WedSep 1612:00pm-1:30pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register

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

ThuAug 2012:00pm-1:30pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register
WedSep 94:00pm-5:30pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register
MonSep 213:30pm-5:00pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register

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. PLEASE NOTE: If you are not familiar with the New PubMed, consider taking the following class: Puzzled by the new PubMed? Exploring the changed interface and new features. Sign up at https://forms.library.ucdavis.edu/classes/descriptions.php#class249

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

WedSep 211:30am-1:00pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register
ThuSep 1712:00pm-1:30pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register

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

TueAug 254:00pm-5:30pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register
FriSep 1112:00pm-1:30pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register
TueSep 223:30pm-5:00pmTBD: A final location will be emailed to registered attendees.register