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Call for Comment: Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

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The creation of a more inclusive Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources, & Public Health Library builds on research and teaching trends with access to emerging technologies in these disciplines, and aligns with the vision identified in the University Library Strategic Plan. (Photo by Cade Johnson for the University Library)

A Call for Comment, issued by the School of Public Health Dean Stefano Bertozzi, College of Natural Resources Dean J. Keith Gilless, College of Letters & Science’s Division of Biological Sciences Dean Michael Botchan, and University Librarian Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, encourages all interested parties to carefully read the proposed plan for the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library and the Marian Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library at UC Berkeley and to share comments and recommendations.

The comment period is open through Friday October 6, 2017. We invite you to submit comments via email to libraryforum@lists.berkeley.edu.

We are sharing the proposed reconfiguration of these two important libraries in the Life & Health Sciences Division of the University Library to better address current campus and research needs. Part of the classical core of the campus, the Valley Life Sciences Building is home to the Marian Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library, and the future home of the “Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library”.

Read the proposed plan.

Citation Management: Best Practice

Overview of the best citation management software tools to use for your documents, bibliographies, pdfs + more.
Drop-in, hands-on workshop.
Location: Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB
Date: Thursday, September 7
Time: 12 – 1 pm

No pre-registration is required; all are welcome.

Questions? Please contact Susan Koskinen, skoskine@berkeley.edu

Advanced PubMed workshop

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Want to make your searches for biomedical information more effective and efficient? The Library’s Life and Health Sciences Division is holding a hands-on workshop on advanced features of PubMed, including:

  • How to use filters to focus search results on specific article types, publication dates and more
  • How to add field tags to find articles by author, title, journal, and other criteria
  • How Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) can help you find additional relevant information
  • How to use My NCBI to save searches, set up alerts, and display results in your preferred format
  • How PubMed links to information in other NCBI resources

Location: Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB
Date: Tuesday, September 5, repeated Wednesday, September 6
Time: 12 – 1 pm

No pre-registration is required; all are welcome.

Questions? Please contact Elliott Smith at esmith@library.berkeley.edu

For additional workshops on NCBI bioinformatics tools, citation managers, searching Scopus, writing and collaboration tools, data visualization, productivity tools and techniques, and other topics, please see the Science Libraries Events Calendar.

NCBI bioinformatics tools: An introduction

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A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST:

  • Starting with a disease, syndrome, or process, identify the genes/proteins involved
  • Starting with an organism and a protein, find the protein sequence and gene coding region
  • Starting with a sequence, identify the gene/protein and source

The workshop will cover selecting the proper tools for your question, navigating through the interlinked NCBI databases, and saving your results. It will be offered twice:

  • Dates: Tuesday August 29 (add to bCal) and Wednesday August 30 (add to bCal)
  • Time: 12 – 1 pm
  • Location: Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

Open to all interested students and researchers; no registration is required.

Questions? Contact esmith@library.berkeley.edu

For additional workshops on citation managers, searching PubMed and Scopus, writing and collaboration tools, data visualization, productivity tools and techniques, and other topics, please see the Science Libraries Events Calendar.

Fall Workshops in the Sciences Libraries – Drop in and Learn!

This fall there is once again a packed schedule of drop-in workshops in the Science and Engineering Libraries! Topics include Citation Management, Literature Searching, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Data Management, Data Visualization, NCBI tools, LaTeX, and more. Please check the Science Libraries Events Calendar for times, dates, locations, and class descriptions.

Pop-up movie: My Love Affair with the Brain

Dr. Marian Diamond

Take a break in the Bioscience Library on Thursday, May 4, 12 Noon-1, watch, “My Love Affair with the Brain, The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond”.  See Dr. Diamond’s famous hat box and her life in science.

Cal Day at the Bioscience Library: Bears, bugs, dinosaurs, . . . and more!

Visit the Bioscience and Natural Resources Library on Cal Day, Saturday, April 22, 10am – 3pm. View the dinosaurs in the Valley Life Sciences Building and peruse the library’s collection of dinosaur books for all ages. Learn about library services and resources that are available to everyone. Items from the Life and Health Science libraries will be on display.

Date: April 22, 2017
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Location: Look for the table display near the Bioscience Library (2101 VLSB)

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Advanced PubMed workshop

PubMed logo

Want to make your searches for biomedical information more effective and efficient? The Library’s Life and Health Sciences Division is holding a hands-on workshop on advanced features of PubMed, including:

  • How to use filters to focus search results on specific article types, publication dates and more
  • How to add field tags to find articles by author, title, journal, and other criteria
  • How Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) can help you find additional relevant information
  • How to use My NCBI to save searches, set up alerts, and display results in your preferred format
  • How PubMed links to information in other NCBI resources

Location: Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB
Date: Wednesday April 12
Time: 12 – 1 pm

No pre-registration is required; all are welcome.

Questions? Please contact Elliott Smith at esmith@library.berkeley.edu

EndNote (X8): Workshop

EndNote (X8): Citation & Document Manager: Hands-on Workshop

Use EndNote to manage your documents, organize your citations, import from databases, add pdfs, insert footnotes into your Word docs, and format bibliographies in any style (for Windows and Mac).

This hands-on workshop will cover getting started, adding citations, get full text, insert footnotes and create bibliographies.
The Bioscience Library Training room is equipped with PCs and EndNote X8, you are welcome to bring your laptop.

Open to all interested students and researchers; no registration is required.
Add this workshop to my bCal
Questions? Contact skoskine@library.berkeley.edu

Date: Tuesday, April 4.
Time: 4 – 5pm
Location: Bioscience Library Training room, 2189 VLSB (inside the library).

ACS and RSC to require ORCIDs

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The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) recently signed the ORCID Open Letter. For published articles the two societies will now require ORCIDs (Open Researcher and Contributor IDs) for corresponding authors and will automatically collect and display the ORCIDs of all submitting authors. The RSC announcement states that coordination between the publishers, Crossref and ORCID will ensure that published works are properly attributed.

In adopting the ORCID system RSC and ACS join a number of other publishers and journals including eLife, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Science journals, Wiley, and Wellcome Open Research.

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