Archive for the 'Library Classes' Category

Library Workshop: CODA: If You Publish, You Need CaltechAUTHORS : Wednesday, October 29, 3:00pm

Do you know what rights you retain to use and distribute your own publications?
Would you like to increase the visibility of your publications?
CaltechAUTHORS (http://authors.library.caltech.edu/) is part of CODA, Caltech’s Institutional Repository, and provides free access to articles written by, with, or in close association with Caltech professorial faculty. This class will cover how author postprints (author-formatted, post-peer reviewed and copy edited) can be quickly and easily uploaded and made available to a global audience.

Wednesday, October 29

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: EndNote For Beginners: Thursday, October 23, 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.

Thursday, October 23

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, October 14, 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?
This class will give a brief overview of techniques useful in the production and publication of Caltech electronic theses, including tips on formatting and submitting, and will touch on intellectual property considerations and access.

Tuesday, October 14

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: Overview of Library Resources: Wednesday, October 8, 2:00pm

Overview of Library Resources

This class will give a quick overview of Library services, collections, and databases. We’ll talk about Docuserve, CODA, finding print and ejournals, our locations and Open Access. Whether you’re new to campus or have been here for years this class will help you make use of all that the Library has to offer.

Wednesday, October 8

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: Patents: Tuesday, July 29, 3:00pm

Patents

Hannah Dvorak-Carbone, from the Office of Technology Transfer, will present a review of the patenting process, including changes introduced by the America Invents Act of 2013. This will be followed by a Caltech Librarian presenting a brief overview of patent searching, locating English language patent equivalents, legal status issues, and current awareness techniques.

Tuesday, July 29

3:00-4:30pm

Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)

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

Library Workshop: Life Sciences Information Resources: Wednesday, July 9, 3:00pm

Life Sciences Information Resources

This class will cover the basics of finding biology, biochemical, and other life science-related resources. PubMed and the NCBI interface, Web of Science, and other bio-related databases (including SciFinder and Reaxys) will be introduced, including general search strategies for finding articles and automatic notifications of new publications.

Wednesday, July 9

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Lab 326

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

Library Workshop: Chemical Information Resources: Tuesday, July 1, 3:00pm

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.

Tuesday, July 1

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Lab 326

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

Library Workshop: Crystallography Resources: Wednesday, June 25, 3:00pm

Crystallography Resources

This session will introduce several crystallographic resources and databases available at Caltech. Larry Henling, MPS (Staff Crystallographer) will provide an introduction to using the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), and along with Dr. Michael Takase (X-Ray Facility Director) will answer any questions about the CSD and using the facility. Examples of finding crystallographic data in both specialty databases (such as the ICSD) and general chemistry databases (such as SciFinder) will be also covered.

Wednesday, June 25

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: 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

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