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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: Web of Science: Wednesday, October 23, 2:00pm

Web of Science

This session will provide a wide variety of strategies for searching Web of Science including topic, & author searching, retrieving citing articles, linking to full-text, exporting records directly into EndNote or the new Web EndNote, and creating search and citation alerts.

Wednesday, October 23

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: Reaxys: Wednesday, March 20, 2:00pm

Reaxys

The new combined web interface to Beilstein, Gmelin and Elseviers Patent Chemistry database.
It runs on both MACs and PCs and replaced both the Crossfire client software and DiscoveryGate access at the end of 2010.

Beilstein is based on Beilsteins Handbuch der Organischen Chemie (1771-1980) and selected organic chemistry journal articles beginning in 1981.
Gmelin is based on Gmelins Handbuch der Anorganischen Chemie (1771-1994) and selected inorganic/organometallic chemistry journal articles since 1995.
The Patent Chemistry Database is limited to English-language US(1976+), WO(1978+) & EP(1978+) patents, with “organic chemistry” IPC codes:

Reaxys  content and format coverage (journal articles & patents) will be reviewed and search techniques for topics, chemical substances and reactions will be displayed.
We will also briefly compare and contrast Reaxys with other important databases: Combined Chemical Dictionary, SciFinder, Web of Science, and PubMed.

An extensive description of the Reaxys database is available: http://library.caltech.edu/learning/classhandouts/Reaxys2010.pdf

Wednesday, March 20

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

 

Library Workshop: EndNote For Beginners: Wednesday, October 17, 2:00pm

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, October 17

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: SciFinder: Not Just For Chemists: Tuesday, June 26, 2:00pm

SciFinder:  Not Just For Chemists

SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts Service) is a premier database for science and engineering.
In addition to chemistry and chemical engineering, SciFinder coverage extends to the chemical aspects of biology, environmental engineering, geology, materials science, medicine, and physics.

SciFinder content and format coverage (journal articles, patents, theses, etc.) will be reviewed and search techniques for topics, chemical substances and reactions will be displayed.
We will also briefly compare and contrast SFS with other important databases: Combined Chemical Dictionary, Reaxys (Beilstein/Gmelin), Web of Science, and PubMed.

An extensive description of the SciFinder (web) database is available:  http://library.caltech.edu/learning/classhandouts/scifinderwebhandout.pdf

 

Tuesday, June 26

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: Web of Knowledge/Web of Science: Thursday, August 11

Web of Knowledge/Web of Science

This session will provide a wide variety of strategies for searching Web of Science including topic, & author searching, retrieving citing articles, linking to full-text, exporting records directly into EndNote or the new Web EndNote, and creating search and citation alerts.

Thursday, August 11

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: SciFinder Web: Tuesday, June 21

SciFinder Web

SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts Service) is a premier database for science and engineering.
In addition to chemistry and chemical engineering, SciFinder coverage extends to the chemical aspects of biology, environmental engineering, geology, materials science, medicine, and physics.
SciFinder runs on both MACs and PCs and will replace the SciFinder Scholar client software in June 2011.

SciFinder content and format coverage (journal articles, patents, theses, etc.) will be reviewed and search techniques for topics, chemical substances and reactions will be displayed.
We will also briefly compare and contrast SFS with other important databases: Combined Chemical Dictionary, Reaxys (Beilstein/Gmelin), Web of Science, and PubMed.

An extensive description of the SciFinder (web) database is available:  http://library.caltech.edu/learning/classhandouts/scifinderwebhandout.pdf

Tuesday, June 21

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

 

Library Workshop: CODA: If you publish, you need CaltechAUTHORS: Wednesday, May 18

CODA: If you publish, you need CaltechAUTHORS

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, May 18

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

 

Library Workshop: SciFinder Web: Wednesday, May 4

SciFinder Web

SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts Service) is a premier database for science and engineering.
In addition to chemistry and chemical engineering, SciFinder coverage extends to the chemical aspects of biology, environmental engineering, geology, materials science, medicine, and physics.
SciFinder runs on both MACs and PCs and will replace the SciFinder Scholar client software in June 2011.

SciFinder content and format coverage (journal articles, patents, theses, etc.) will be reviewed and search techniques for topics, chemical substances and reactions will be displayed.
We will also briefly compare and contrast SFS with other important databases: Combined Chemical Dictionary, Reaxys (Beilstein/Gmelin), Web of Science, and PubMed.

An extensive description of the SciFinder (web) database is available:  http://library.caltech.edu/learning/classhandouts/scifinderwebhandout.pdf

Wednesday, May 4

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

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