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Workshops at The Library

Please Note
  • All instructional workshops are open to UC San Diego students, staff, and faculty. San Diego area health professionals may also attend the workshops space permitting. PubMed workshops are open to everyone.
  • Individual / group consultations and customized workshops on these or other topics are also available. Contact us to request a consultation.
  • Laptops welcome - we have room in our classrooms for you to bring your own wireless-equipped laptop if you prefer to use your own equipment. 
  • Registration: Click the register link by the workshop you wish to attend and fill out the form. If you have questions or comments, you can e-mail Karen Heskett.
  • Be sure to note the location of the workshop - they may be at either Geisel Library or WongAvery Library.
  • Instructors can request library instruction

Please register at least 24 hours in advance. Workshops may be cancelled due to insufficient registration. Registrants will be notified if a workshop is cancelled.


Search Series - Library Databases and Search Tools


PubMed: the Essentials - the New Interface

This hands-on workshop focuses on what every user needs to know about  PubMed, whether doing a search for a specific author or topic using keywords. Learn to focus your results with limits, become familiar with the features of the advanced search screen, and know how to use UC E-Links to easily get to full text articles. We are happy to do a session that works for your or your office's schedule.


Conducted Online 
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PubMed: Beyond the Essentials - the New Interface

Move beyond the basics to refine and expand your searching skills. Learn about MeSH terms and how to use them in a search. Use MyNCBI and its numerous tools to keep you updated and to customize PubMed for your most frequent types of searches. A helpful session for the frequent searcher.  We are happy to do a session that works for your or your office's schedule.

Conducted Online
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Information Management Series


Managing Citations: Which Tool to Use?

This 60 minute session will provide an introduction to a variety of tools for managing papers and citations including EndNote & EndNote Online, Zotero, Mendeley and will discuss how to choose the tool that's right for you.  We are happy to do a session that works for your or your office's schedule.

Conducted Online
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Zotero

Zotero is an easy to use citation manager with an itunes-like interface. Grab web pages, books from Amazon, or citations from a database (or even Roger). You can save PDFs or screenshots of webpages, organize your collection of resources, and add notes to your library. Very student friendly yet robust enough to work for researchers and faculty.  A one hour session.  We are happy to do a session that works for your or your office's schedule.

Conducted Online
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EndNote Online

The online version of EndNote is available for free. Come learn how to insert citations to your online library and then use them when writing a paper. Users of the desktop version can also synch their online and desktop library, come learn how the online version extends your options.

Request a consult for yourself or a group. 

Mendeley

Writing a research paper and need to manage your references? Or, have PDFs you want to organize? Mendeley is another of the free resources that offers tools for making these tasks a little bit easier. This hands-on workshop covers both Mendeley desktop & online tools, including Mendelely groups and using the citations tools in Word. Come learn the secret options that Mendeley has hidden in their program.

Request a consult for yourself or a group. 

EndNote Desktop

Writing a research paper and need to manage your references? Using EndNote already, but want to learn about its "power" features (e.g., Connect, "Cite While You Write," etc.)? Take this 1.5 hour workshop to learn to build your own EndNote reference library and work with Word to write your paper and seamlessly create bibliographies. We are happy to do a session that works for your or your office's schedule.  Check out our online guide.  

Conducted Online
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Data Series - 2022 Carpentries Bootcamp


Introduction to Python, Unix Shell, & Git (in person workshop)

A 4-Day in-person Carpentries Bootcamp workshop aims to teach participants basic concepts, skills, and tools for Python in Jupyter Notebook, an introduction to the Unix Shell, and Version Control with Git. This workshop is designed for researchers and enables non-experts to develop computing skills for research analysis.  For more details on topics covered, see the registration page. This is a free workshop.

Who can participate?
The workshop is open to all UCSD students, staff, and faculty.  Registration will be limited to 22 participants for this in-person workshop.
  • Geisel Library, Events Room (1st floor on the East side)


Rescheduled to October, TBD
Geisel Library Events Rm (G1E)
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Introduction to R, Unix Shell & Git (virtual workshop)

Introductory lessons for working in the Unix Shell and using R programming language in RStudio
A 4-Day Carpentries Bootcamp workshop that aims to teach participants basic concepts, skills, and tools for R in RStudio, an introduction to the Unix Shell, and Version Control with Git. This workshop is designed for researchers and enables non-experts to develop computing skills for research analysis.  For more details on topics covered, see the registration page. This is a free workshop.

Who can participate?
The workshop is open to all UCSD students, staff, and faculty.  
  • Conducted over Zoom (register to get the Zoom link)


Upcoming October dates, TBD
Virtual via Zoom
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