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

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, djohnson@lib.ucdavis.edu, (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, ragustafson@lib.ucdavis.edu.

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 mabrowne@ucdavis.edu.

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

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.
MonSep 2912:00pm-1:00pmShields Library Lobby
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.
WedOct 111:00am-12:00pmLibrary Instruction Lab
MonOct 2711:00am-12:00pmLibrary Instruction Lab

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, mwwood@ucdavis.edu (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

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, mwwood@ucdavis.edu, (530) 754‑9122.

MonSep 294:00pm-5:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register
WedNov 512:00pm-1:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register