Classes & Workshops
Description of Classes

Business Intelligence

Sources, tips, and tricks for conducting market research in the library: databases, web sites, portals; statistics, competitive intelligence, industry outlooks; company overviews; trade associations; press releases. No registration needed for this drop-in workshop. Questions? Contact Adam Siegel, or (530) 754-6828.

TueOct 1411:00am-12:00pmLibrary Instruction Lab
TueNov 411:00am-12:00pmLibrary Instruction Lab

Ecology | Library Research and Resources


Overview of library website and remote access to licensed library resources will be presented for new Ecology graduate students. Detailed searching in bibliographic databases and library resources appropriate to the nine Areas of Emphasis for GGE will be covered including review of Subject Guides for: Ecology and Conservation Biology; Environmental Sciences; Marine Biology; and Toxicology. Brief demos of creating Alerts/Updates and EndNote and Data Management Resources will be included.

TueSep 303:00pm-4:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
FriOct 33:00pm-4:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister


Use EndNote to store, manage, and format references in your writing. Class will cover: creating EndNote libraries, adding citations to your libraries, direct export of citations from article databases, output styles, and Cite While You Write (using EndNote with Microsoft Word).

Questions? Please contact Matt Conner, or 754-7348.

ThuOct 161:00pm-3:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
WedOct 2911:00am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
MonNov 1012:00pm-2:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
ThuDec 111:00pm-3:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

EndNote in the Health Sciences District

Want to better manage and use the literature you gather? Sessions cover how to collect, store, organize, and retrieve articles with EndNote; how to create and format references for your own papers, posters or publications using the right style for the occasion (JAVMA, NEJM, Science, NLM Style and thousands more); and how to attach and access the full text of those articles, and to keep personal notes about the articles you have read. Bring your laptop if possible.

Questions? Need a different date/time? Need a more advanced EndNote consultation? Contact Deanna Johnson,, (530)752-3271.

WedOct 12:00pm-3:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register
ThuOct 1612:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register
FriNov 141:00pm-2:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register
TueDec 164:00pm-5:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register

EndNote Introduction for Biological / Agricultural / Environmental Sciences Researchers

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 biological/agricultural/environmental science core style guide such as CSE, NLM, ACS, or APA or to any specific biological/agricultural/environmental journal style such as FASEB J, J Exp Biol, Plant Cell, J Agr Food Chem, or Front Ecol Environ. EndNote also helps you organize and easily retrieve publication PDFs.

This introductory class will cover: creating EndNote libraries; direct export of citations from biological/agricultural article databases; importing PDFs into EndNote; adding citations to your libraries; output styles; and Cite While You Write (using EndNote with Microsoft Word).

Questions? Contact Ruth Gustafson,

ThuOct 233:30pm-5:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
FriNov 2111:30am-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister
WedDec 173:30pm-5:00pmLibrary 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? Please contact Melissa Browne at

WedOct 153:10pm-4:30pmLibrary Instruction Lab
TueOct 283:10pm-4:30pmLibrary Instruction Lab

Library 101: Catalogs, Databases and Services

60 minutes is all you need for this hands-on introduction to finding books, research articles and other items at the UC Davis General Libraries. Learn about library privileges, services and how to discover print and digital materials in our collections. Catalog searching and an introduction to research databases will be covered. This basic orientation to the Library is suitable for any discipline and all your questions are welcomed.

Questions? Contact Lee Riggs at 754-8035 or

ThuNov 1312:00pm-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Lab
WedNov 1912:00pm-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Lab

Library Class for UC Davis Staff

Did you know that as UC Davis staff you have access to books, research journals, databases and other electronic items available through the University Library? Discover how to use our print materials and electronic resources, and get access from your office or home. Learn how to search our catalog and databases (a sample database will be demonstrated).

Questions? Contact Lee Riggs at or 754-8035.

TueNov 1812:00pm-1:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

Library Tour

Take a short tour of Shields Library to be at the top of your academic game. Find the best places to study, and where to go for research help. Tour highlights include the Reference Desks for research, the Reserve Desk for textbook check out, the 24 Hour Study Room and Group Study spaces.
TueSep 3012:00pm-1:00pmShields Library Lobby
WedOct 112:00pm-1:00pmShields Library Lobby
ThuOct 212:00pm-1:00pmShields Library Lobby
FriOct 312:00pm-1:00pmShields Library Lobby

Open(ing) WorldCat: Cracking Melvyl, Hacking Melvyl

Serious researchers know the importance of interlibrary loan and archives. Learn tips and tricks to more effectively use Melvyl (OpenWorldCat) to find out who has what, in what format, and how to get it. No registration needed for this drop-in workshop. Questions? Contact Adam Siegel, or(530)754-6828.

WedOct 111:00am-12:00pmLibrary Instruction Lab
MonOct 2711:00am-12:00pmLibrary Instruction Lab

Public Health Expert Searcher

Join us for this hands-on workshop and learn tricks for identifying hard-to-find resources in public health. After exploring PubMed Special Queries and MeSH, we will move onto other relevant library databases, and publicly accessible resources. If you have a laptop, please bring it to class.

Questions? Need a different time? Please contact Amy Studer:, (916) 734-0206.

ThuOct 1611:00am-12:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library, Collaboration Room 109 register

Searching Environmental Health Databases

Explore TOXNET and other environmental health-related databases, such as Hazardous Substances Data Bank and LiverTox. Workshop will focus on locating health-related environmental and toxicology data and literature references. If you have a laptop, please bring it to class.

Questions? Need a different time? Please contact Mary Wood, (530) 754‑9122.

TueOct 712:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register
FriDec 124:00pm-5:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register

The NIH Public Access Policy: What it Means for You and How to Ensure Compliance

In 2008, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that investigators funded by the NIH must submit a copy of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts to PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance of publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the date of publication. Failure to comply with the Public Access Policy will result in funding delays.

If you are involved with NIH-funded research in any capacity, consider attending this workshop to learn more about the NIH PAP and tools for meeting requirements.

Questions? Please contact Amy Studer, Health & Life Sciences Librarian, 916-734-0206,

WedOct 2912:00pm-1:30pm1041 Valley Hallregister

Veterinary Medicine Information: Finding and Managing the Literature

This session covers database selection, how to order an article, effective searching strategies, setting up automatic updates, and exporting to EndNote. If you have a laptop, please bring it to class.

Questions? Need a different time? Please contact Mary Wood,, (530) 754‑9122.

WedNov 512:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register