CEAS LIBRARY CALENDAR OF WORKSHOPS
Spring Semester 2015
Top 10 Data Management Tips -- Managing your data has many benefits. And more and more funding agencies are requiring it. Learn how to save time and increase your research efficiency as well as preserve your data and facilitate new discoveries with these top 10 data management tips. Learn about open source tools like DMPtool, best file formats, data back-up and storage options, and what UC libraries can offer researchers to support data management best practices. To register, go to: http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/ and locate this workshop.
Maximizing Your Research Impact Factor: It’s Personal too -- Learn tools and tips to maximize your personal research impact factor and understand the difference between journal impact factors and your own. Maximizing your personal research impact can help you in your career especially when you come up for promotion and tenure. In this workshop, we will discuss the journal impact factor, researcher impact factor. We will explore how publishers measure a publication’s impact factor and a researcher’s through indexes such Eigen-factors and H-index and social media. To register, go to: http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/ and locate this workshop.
Reaxys & SciFinder Basics: Substance & Property Search -- Reaxys & Scifinder are search tools designed to retrieve chemical reactions, substance data, literature references, and other related information. These databases cover all aspects of chemistry and life sciences, including biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, medicine, and related disciplines. This workshop introduces several ways to search for information, including chemical structure, formula, and physical property parameters. Please register for your own account on each system before attending the workshops. Information on creating accounts can be found at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/reaxys and http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/scifinder. To register, go to: http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/ and locate this workshop.
Reaxys & Scifinder Advanced: Search Reactions & Plan your Synthesis -- Gain hands-on experience with advanced search techniques in the Reaxys & Scifinder search tools. Topics: 1) drawing tools for chemical reaction searching, 2) Creating alerts (e.g.: Keep-Me-Posted in Scifinder) and email notifications, 3) Using Reaxys & SciFinder to plan a synthesis project and share it with colleagues. Note: If you are not familiar with drawing tools, you are encouraged to attend the “Reaxys & SciFinder Basic” workshop or to review the related database guides: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/reaxys and http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/scifinder. To register, go to: http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/ and locate this workshop.
Citing & Collaboration Tools: Mendeley & ACS ChemWorx -- Learn about Mendeley & ChemWorx, two citation & collaboration tools designed for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. As available as both desktop and web-based versions, these tools help you establish access groups and communicate within these groups. Topics: 1) Install of ChemWorx & Mendeley, 2) Input & organize your citations, 3) Add bookmarks to your web browser, 4) Generate citations & bibliography. Related information: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/mendeley and http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/chemworx. To register, go to: http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/ and locate this workshop.
Screencasting -- An introduction to Screencast-O-Matic and Jing, two basic applications for screencasting (screen recording). Learn how to create a video (with narration) that records anything you do on a computer screen: navigating a website, demonstrating software, etc. Screencasting is a simple way to create brief “how-to” videos, provide feedback on student assignments, and more. If you have your own laptop, please bring it to the workshop. Note: these applications do not run on an iPad. Supplemental guide for this workshop: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/screencast . To register, go to: http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/ and locate this workshop.
LaTeX 101 -- LaTeX is an open source document preparation system widely used in Engineering, Mathematics, natural sciences and other disciplines. Using LaTeX, you can write articles and reports faster and easier than by using word processors such as MS Word especially when using mathematical symbols, equations and when generating bibliographies. This introductory workshop is aimed at getting familiar with the bare bones features of LaTeX and will include a brief introduction to tools such as BiBTeX. For supplemental instructional materials for this workshop, click here. Registration is required for this workshop. To register, go to http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/ and locate this workshop.
Introduction to Python -- Come and learn this widely used, general purpose, high-level programming language. Python is often used as a scripting language for applications such as data processing, parsing and web services. This workshop will cover the basics of Python, including variables and data types, arrays, dictionaries, operators, conditions, loops, and functions. The focus will be on the hands-on exercises to help provide a better understanding of Python to the attendees. No programming experience is necessary. Beginners are encouraged to attend. For supplemental information on this workshop, click here. If you have your own laptop, please bring it to the workshop. Registration is required for this workshop. To register, go to http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/ and locate this workshop.
RefWorks for Engineers -- Learn how to use this bibliographic management tool to create and manage citations retrieved while conducting your literature reviews. More information, click here.
CALL 556-1550 or 556-1452 for further information on the workshops.
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