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Library Workshop: EndNote For Beginners: Wednesday, April 20

End Note 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 20

1:00-2:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: You and Your Thesis: Wednesday, April 13

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.

Wednesday, April 13

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: SciFinder Web: Thursday, March 24

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

Thursday, March 24

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, March 23

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, March 23

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: You and Your Thesis: Wednesday, March 16

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.

Wednesday, March 16

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 9

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 9

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: SciFinder Scholar: Wednesday, February 2

SciFinder Scholar:

SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts Service) is a premier database for science and engineering.

In addition to chemistry and chemical engineering, it’s coverage extends to the chemical aspects of astronomy, biology, education, engineering, economics, geology, history, mathematics, medicine, and physics.

SciFinder’s 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.

Wednesday, February 2

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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


Library Workshop: Reaxys/DiscoveryGate/SciFinder Web: Thursday, December 2

Reaxys/DiscoveryGate/SciFinder Web

Reaxys:

The new web interface to Beilstein, Gmelin and Elsevier’s Patent Chemistry database.
It runs on both MACs and PCs and will replace both the Crossfire client software and DiscoveryGate access at the end of 2010.
Caltech will continue to have access to Beilstein and Gmelin thru all three interfaces until then.

DiscoveryGate:

A search/display interface to a multi-database collection that includes both Beilstein and Gmelin thru 2010.
It also includes numerous specialty databases (such as MDDR, Comprehensive Medicinal Chemistry, NCI database) that can be searched individually or as a group.

SciFinder Web:

The new web interface to SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts Service).
In addition to chemistry and chemical engineering, SciFinder’s coverage extends to the chemical aspects of biology, environmental engineering, geology, materials science, medicine, and physics.
It runs on both MACs and PCs and will replace the SciFinder Scholar client in June 2011.

Thursday, December 2

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: You and Your Thesis: Thursday, November 18

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.

Thursday, November 18

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: Life Sciences Information Resources: Thursday, November 11

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.

Thursday, November 11

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

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