Drop-in Classes, Workshops and Tours

Description of Classes

#LibrarianLuncheon Freestyle

Let's talk about you. What projects are you working on? Let's see if we can find the right library tools for your research to make your life easier.

Who should attend? Anyone interested in learning more about library resources that may pertain to their research.

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

WedMay 112:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register

#LibrarianLuncheon Impact Factors and Bibliometrics

Interested in publishing and trying to identify a journal to publish in? Trying to see if your published article will be the next "gold standard"? Want to know what institution or which country is doing the most research on a particular topic? Impact metrics may be of use to you. We'll review different resources to evaluate the impact of journals, articles, authors, and countries in research output and use. Bring your laptop and questions.

Who should attend? Anyone interested in learning more about impact metrics in scholarly publishing.

(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

WedMay 812:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register

#LibrarianLuncheon Clinical and Point of Care tools in Veterinary Medicine

We'll discuss great tools and strategies for retrieving important information resources in clinical practice. Points of emphasis will be VetStream as a point of care resource and many Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM) tools that can answer many specific clinical questions. This is a short session during lunch time, so please bring a laptop and lunch so we can discuss.

Who should attend? Anyone interested in learning more about Point of Care tools and EBVM in veterinary medicine.

Questions? Please contact Erik Fausak, edfausak@ucdavis.edu or (530) 752‑6204

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

WedMay 1512:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register

#LibrarianLuncheon Top Gun Veterinary Databases

Want help accessing the online and print published literature in the fields of Veterinary Medicine and Medicine? Learn the ins and outs of using online textbooks, advanced PubMed, CAB Abstracts, Scopus and Google Scholar; accessing or ordering articles and books via UCD-eLinks; remotely accessing online materials; and setting up alerting services in the databases to help keep up with your interests. Sources will be covered based on the interests of attendees. Bring a laptop.

Who should attend? anyone interested in improving veterinary and medical literature search strategies.

(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

WedApr 2412:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Libraryregister
WedMay 2212:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register

#LibrarianLuncheon Which Citation Management Software Fits Me Best? An overview of EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero

Are you performing a literature search in any of the UC Davis Library's databases? Want to use citation software to manage the literature you gather? Discover your options in how to organize these resources by understanding the capabilities (and limitations) of the more established citation management programs: EndNote, F1000, Mendeley, and Zotero.

Who should attend? Anyone interested in using citation management software and not sure what to pick.

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

Questions? Need a different date/time? Please contact Erik Fausak at edfausak@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-6204

WedMay 2912:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register

#maptimeDavis Career Discussion

A panel of people working in various geospatial careers will discuss finding, applying, and planning for jobs.

Questions? Please contact Michele Tobias at mmtobias@ucdavis.edu

TueMay 281:00pm-3:00pmDSI Classroomregister

#maptimeDavis Drone Images

This workshop will discuss software options and methods for processing or using drone and other low-altitude remote sensing images and provide a hand-on demonstration.

Michele Tobias Please contact Michele Tobias at mmtobias@ucdavis.edu

TueMay 71:00pm-3:00pmDSI Classroomregister

#maptimeDavis Getting Started with ArcGIS Pro

Attendees will be introduced to using ESRI's ArcGIS Pro software for making maps and analyzing spatial data.

Questions? Please contact Michele Tobias at mmtobias@ucdavis.edu

TueMay 211:00pm-3:00pmDSI ClassroomregisterThis workshop will be held in the 1014 Wickson Computer Lab

#maptimeDavis Historical Mapping

This workshop will introduce attendees to mapping with historical data.

Questions? Please contact Michele Tobias at mmtobias@ucdavis.edu

TueMay 141:00pm-3:00pmDSI Classroomregister

#maptimeDavis Python for ArcGIS

Attendees will learn about using Python to program for ESRI's ArcGIS suite of software.

Questions? Please contact Michele Tobias at mmtobias@ucdavis.edu

TueJun 41:00pm-3:00pmDSI Classroomregister

#maptimeDavis QGIS

Learn to view, manage, and analyze spatial data in QGIS.

Michele Tobias Please contact Michele Tobias at mmtobias@ucdavis.edu

TueApr 301:00pm-3:00pmDSI Classroomregister

#maptimeDavis: R for Geospatial Data

Participants will learn about using the R programming language for working with spatial data.

TueApr 231:00pm-3:00pmDSI Classroomregister

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.

TueApr 233:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
WedMay 2211:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
MonJun 103:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
FriJul 1211:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
ThuAug 223:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
WedSep 1111:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
FriSep 2711:30am-1:00pmLibrary 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

FriApr 192:10pm-3:30pmLibrary Instruction Labregister