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Library Workshop: EndNote For Beginners: Wednesday, April 30, 3:00pm

EndNote For Beginners

Are you writing a research paper or ready to start your thesis? Want an easy way to store, manage and search for bibliographic references? EndNote for Beginners may be just the quick start session you need. Learn what EndNote is and the basics of how it can work for you to organize the articles you’re reading and create bibliographies within a word processing document.  We’ll cover how to get your references into EndNote and what to do with them once they’re there.

Wednesday, April 30

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: You and Your Thesis: Tuesday, April 22, 3:00pm

You and Your Thesis

Are you working on your thesis? Did you know that electronic copies of theses must be submitted? Are you aware of the formatting requirements for theses? You are encouraged to attend a brief overview of techniques useful in the production and publication of Caltech electronic theses. The session will include tips on formatting and submitting, and will touch on intellectual property considerations and access.

Tuesday, April 22

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: Introduction to CaltechTHESIS for Staff: Tuesday, April 15, 3:00pm

Introduction to CaltechTHESES for Staff

Do you work with graduate students who are working on their thesis?  Did you know that electronic copies of theses must be submitted to CaltechTHESIS as part of the PhD graduation requirement?  How often do you get questions about formatting, printing, or binding theses?  Do you maintain web pages that include information about theses?  This class is geared toward option coordinators or other Caltech staff who work with graduate students or their theses, but is open to anyone interested on campus.   We will give you an overview of the CaltechTHESIS database (http://thesis.library.caltech.edu), brief you on the steps the students need to take to deposit their thesis, and touch on intellectual property considerations and access.  We will also give you tips on using the information in the database to populate your web page more effectively.

Tuesday, April 15

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Room 218

Register:  http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: CODA: If You Publish, You Need CaltechAUTHORS : Wednesday, April 2, 3:00pm

CaltechAUTHORS (http://authors.library.caltech.edu/) is an institutional repository providing free access to articles written by, with, or in close association with Caltech professorial faculty. Come and see how quickly and easily author postprints (author-formatted, post-peer review and copy-edited) can be uploaded and made easily retrievable by a global audience.

Wednesday, April 2

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: Patents: Tuesday, March 25, 2:00pm

Patents

Hannah Dvorak-Carbone (Office of Technology Transfer) will present a review of the patenting process. This will be followed by a quick review of patent searching, locating English language patent equivalents, legal status issues, and current awareness techniques by Dana Roth and ample time for questions. For the first time in its history, the U.S. will have a ‘first to file’ patent system, replacing the ‘first to invent’ system, when the America Invents Act came into full force on March 16, 2013. What does this mean for you and for Caltech?

Tuesday, March 25

2:00-3:30pm

Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: Life Sciences Information Resources: Wednesday, March 12, 2:00pm

Life Sciences Information Resources

Covers various bibliographic databases to consider for interdisciplinary information retrieval related to life sciences, as well as options for automatically updating yourself on new literature on your topic, use of subheadings in PubMed/Medline, and other database functions and features.

Wednesday, March 12

2:00-3:30pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Lab 326

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: Crystallographic Databases: Wednesday, February 26, 2:00pm

Crystallographic Databases

Illustrative examples of searching for online crystal structure data are presented, including Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD), Mineralogy Database, ASM Alloy Phase Diagrams Center, Reaxys (Beilstein/Gremlin), SciFinder, and more.

Wednesday, February 26

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: Business Resources: Wednesday, February 19, 2:00pm

Business Resources

This class will focus on business research strategies and methods for finding information on companies and industries.

Why you should take this class:

  • You are starting to apply for jobs and wonder what companies you might like to work for.
  • You have a job interview and want to find out more about a company and its industry.
  • You are planning to start your own business and want to do background research on the industry and companies within the industry.

Wednesday, February 19

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: CaltechTHESIS for Staff: Wednesday, February 5, 2:00pm

Introduction to CaltechTHESIS for Staff

Do you work with graduate students who are working on their thesis?  Did you know that electronic copies of theses must be submitted to CaltechTHESIS as part of the PhD graduation requirement?  How often do you get questions about formatting, printing, or binding theses?  Do you maintain web pages that include information about theses?  This class is geared toward option coordinators or other Caltech staff who work with graduate students or their theses, but is open to anyone interested on campus.   We will give you an overview of the CaltechTHESIS database (http://thesis.library.caltech.edu), brief you on the steps the students need to take to deposit their thesis, and touch on intellectual property considerations and access.  We will also give you tips on using the information in the database to populate your web page more effectively.

Wednesday, February 5

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: Chemical Information Resources: Wednesday, January 29, 2:00pm

Chemical Information Resources

This class will provide a brief introduction to the resources available here at Caltech for chemical sciences research. General library services, specialized databases (including SciFinder and Reaxys) and reference materials will be covered.
Please feel free to bring your own laptop to follow along with the demonstrations.

Wednesday, January 29

2:00-3:30pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Lab 326

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

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