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Introduction to PubMed ONLINE workshop

PubMed is a biomedical database that includes citations from Medline, life sciences journals and online books. This session will provide an overview of searching within Pubmed, as well as covering some of the additional features including My NCBI account, saving and managing searches, and creating email alerts.

This session is offered online. Please see: How to Prepare for an Online Class

REGISTER HERE: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/2484 

Join us for online class on MEDLINE

MEDLINE: Introduction to searching on OvidSP

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 1:00PM – 2:00PM ONLINE

Join us for this ONLINE live workshop on searching MEDLINE. This workshop covers the development of a structured search strategy using tools and techniques related to subject headings, boolean logic, limits, and more It will also include tips for using the saved search strategies for managing searches when conducting systematic reviews.

Please see: How to Prepare for an Online Class

Click on the following link to join the class: http://ubc.wimba.com/launcher.cgi?room=MEDLINE_OvidSP

Instructor:  Charlotte Beck

Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports

Please join me online today for a class about Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports!

Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database that indexes over 10000 journals and offers powerful search options, including:

  • refining results by subject, author, source, year or country
  • tracking how often an article has been cited and the articles that have cited it
  • creating search alerts via email or RSS

Its companion tool, Journal Citation Reports can be used to find the impact factor of a journal to identify highly cited journals in a discipline.

Click on the following link to join the class: http://ubc.wimba.com/launcher.cgi?room=Web_of_Science

To avoid any technical problems, please see: How to Prepare for an Online Class

If you need help once the class has started, phone 604.822.4440.

Sally Taylor, Woodward Library.

Happy National Tree Day!

Canada is celebrating its very first National Tree Day on Wednesday, September 21st.

The UBC Faculty of Forestry is marking the day with an orienTREEing race and a tree film marathon. The film screening is open to forestry students, faculty, staff and other members of the community, and is being held in the Forest Sciences Centre from 9am to 5pm.

Don’t forget the fabulous forestry resources we have to offer at UBC Library!

Need help with researching a forestry topic? Contact the forestry librarians Katherine Miller or Sally Taylor, or for Wood Science, Eugene Barsky.

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Hlk'yah llnagaay (Windy Bay), Lyell Island by Sally Taylor


CINAHL and PsycInfo: Searching the Ebsco health databases

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 at 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Make your searches more efficient and effective!

Join us for this ONLINE live workshop on CINAHL, which is a key access to research literature for nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and other allied health professions, and on Psycinfo, a major index to psychosocial aspects of health, covers efficient and effective searching by using subject and keyword searching, boolean operators, managing the results, getting the full-text, and saving searches and creating alerts.

REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS HERE: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/2504


Datastream training

The David Lam Library is hosting two training sessions on Datastream on Thursday, September 22nd from 10:00a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Beginners) and 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m. (Advanced) in the David Lam Amphitheatre.

Datastream is an international and interdisciplinary database of business and economic time series, used by academics and journalists to find current and historical data in the areas of business, economics, finance, forestry, science and engineering, manufacturing, and land and food systems.

Datastream is currently available on standalone machines in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of Koerner Library, the David Lam Library and UBCO Library.

Please email christina.sylka@ubc.ca to confirm your attendance.

New taxa and electronic publishing

The Nomenclature Section of the International Botanical Congress has approved changes to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, including a new article in the Code that allows the names of new taxa to be accepted when they appear either in electronic journals and books or in traditional print materials. Previously new names were only considered valid when published in hard-copy print materials.

Other revisions to the Code include updating the title to the International Code of Nomenclature of Algae, Fungi, and Plants to reflect the inclusion of algae and fungi, and a change to the requirement for a Latin validating diagnosis or description to permit either English or Latin.

The changes which take place on January 1, 2012 are described in Outcomes of the 2011 Botanical Nomenclature Section at the XVIII International Botanical Congress, an article by Miller et al. in the latest issue of the Open Access journal PhytoKeys.

Open UBC: call for participation

Open UBC is held in conjunction with International Open Access Week, which encourages the academic community to come together to share and learn about open scholarship initiatives locally and worldwide.

Open UBC showcases a week of diverse events highlighting areas of open scholarship that UBC’s researchers, faculty, students and staff participate in. These events include discussion forums, lectures, seminars, workshops, and symposia on topical and timely issues from every discipline. We invite everyone to participate either by organizing events, highlighting events already coinciding with the Week, or attending the events to be scheduled.

All of these events are FREE and open to the public, students, faculty, staff and schools.

Call for Participation

Are you . . .

  • Developing new mechanisms to share your scholarship with a broader community?
  • Using or creating open datasets to further work within your discipline?
  • Creating freely-accessible resources to further your research or teaching?

If you are, we want to hear from you!

We invite UBC researchers, faculty, students, and staff to present papers, case studies, open source demonstrations, organize a panel discussion or conduct a workshop on any topic related to open scholarship. Suggested topics include but are not limited to: Open Access, Open Data, Open Education, Open Textbooks, Open Content, New models of scholarship, Scholarly Communication, Open access mandates, Open Source, Open Journals/books, OA Advocacy.

Send in a presentation submission at: http://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g1127 or by email to: ubc-oaweek@interchange.ubc.ca

Deadline for submission: Monday, October 3, 2011, 5:00pm.

For more information about the event, please see: http://scholcomm.ubc.ca/openubc

Web of Knowledge – New Interface/New Features

You may have noticed Web of Knowledge has a new look. UBC Library has 4 databases on this platform:

There are some excellent improvements with this interface change. For a quick update on the changes, see this 8 min. video: New Features Update

Upcoming workshop comparing Refworks, Mendeley, Zotero

RefWorks, Mendeley and Zotero enable you to import citations and create bibliographies for your scholarly work. Which tool you select depends on your needs. In this session, three UBC science librarians highlight the features of these popular reference management tools and open the floor for discussions and comparisons using hands-on examples. The workshop is intended for graduate students and faculty who enjoying sharing with other scholars in an open, interactive and hands-on atmosphere.

This workshop will be offered:

Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at 1:00PM – 2:30PM
To register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/2193