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Fall workshops

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The science and engineering libraries are holding a series of workshops during Welcome Week that can help you get the most out of freely available as well as Berkeley subscribed resources. Workshops include:

  • E-resources: go beyond Google to get the scholarly materials you need
  • Citation management and productivity tools: EndNote, Evernote, Mendeley, and more
  • GIS: an introduction to Geographic Information Systems and mapping tools
  • Data management: the best ways to create a data management plan, create, store, backup, and share your data

Check out the schedule on our Events Calendar. All workshops are drop-in – no registration required.

Fall workshops

Workshops image

The science and engineering libraries are holding a series of workshops during Welcome Week that can help you get the most out of freely available as well as Berkeley subscribed resources. Workshops include:

  • E-resources: go beyond Google to get the scholarly materials you need
  • Citation management and productivity tools: EndNote, Evernote, Mendeley, and more
  • GIS: an introduction to Geographic Information Systems and mapping tools
  • Data management: the best ways to create a data management plan, create, store, backup, and share your data

Check out the schedule on our Events Calendar. All workshops are drop-in – no registration required.

CRCnetBASE temporary access problem

We are currently experiencing problems with our access to CRCnetBASE ebooks. You may not be able to access these ebooks for the time being. The problem has been reported, and we will update this post when it is resolved.

OskiCat downtime on August 15

Due to system maintenance, OskiCat will be unavailable on Friday night (8/15) from approximately 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

New Library website

New Library Website

The new UC Berkeley Library website goes live on Tuesday, August 12. The website will remain at the same URL, http://lib.berkeley.edu. New features include faster and easier access to study room reservation systems and library locations and hours.

As part of the Library website redesign the Engineering Library website will also have an updated look. As of Tuesday, August 12, the new URL for the Engineering Library will be http://lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/engineering-library. Our old URLs will redirect you to the new website.

We encourage you to use the “Give us feedback” link to help us make the website better!

NCBI Discovery Workshop at UC Berkeley 9/17 and 9/18

The NCBI Discovery Workshop, four 2.5-hour hands-on training sessions emphasizing NCBI resources such as BLAST and Nucleotide, will be presented by Peter Cooper of the NCBI staff at UC Berkeley on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18, 2014:

  • Session 1: Navigating NCBI Molecular Data Through the Integrated Entrez System. Weds. Sept. 17, 9 am – 11:30 am
  • Session 2: NCBI Genomes, Assemblies and Annotation Products: Microbes to Human. Weds. Sept. 17, 1 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Session 3: Advanced NCBI BLAST. Thurs. Sept. 18, 9 am – 11:30 am
  • Session 4: Gene Expression Resources at NCBI. Thurs. Sept. 18, 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Participants may register for all or for selected sessions on the NCBI Discovery Workshop signup form.

The sessions will be held in a location on the UC Berkeley campus to be announced; please plan to bring your own laptop.

Event: NCBI Discovery Workshop presented by NCBI staff
Location: University of California, Berkeley (specific location TBA)
Date: Weds. Sept. 17 & Thurs. Sept. 18, 2014

Princeton Primers in Climate

Princeton Primers in Climate is a series of short, authoritative books that explain the state of the art in climate-science research. These primers reveal the physical workings of the global climate system with accessibility and detail. Princeton Primers in Climate is the ideal first place to turn to get the essential facts, presented with uncompromising clarity, and to begin further investigation–in the library or wherever your summer travels take you.

All seven titles are available at the Earth Sciences and Map Library in McCone Hall including: Paleoclimate; Climate and Ecosystems; Planetary Climates; Climate and the Oceans; the Cryosphere; Atmosphere, Clouds and Climate; and the Global Carbon Cycle. Four more titles are forthcoming.

Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry

“Understanding every living process-from physiology, to immunology, and genetics-is impossible without a grasp on the basic chemistry that provides its underpinning.  Each article in the work provides an up-to-date snapshot of a given biological chemistry topic, written by experts, as well as suggestions for further readings for students and researcher wishing to go into greater depth.”

Check out the 4-volume Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry, Second Edition.

Check out the BrowZine app

We now have access to BrowZine at UC Berkeley. BrowZine is a tablet application that lets you browse, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available from the UC Berkeley Library.

Features of BrowZine include:

  • Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals
  • Be alerted when new issues are published
  • Easily save to Zotero, Mendeley, Dropbox, and other services

To use BrowZine with licensed resources, you will also need to set up the campus VPN or use AirBears. Learn more about BrowZine from our guide and the Introduction to BrowZine video from Third Iron.

Data Management Planning Tool version 2 released

DMPTool2

A new version of the free Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool2) has been released by the California Digital Library (CDL) and its partners. DMPTool2 guides researchers through the process of creating data management plans to fulfill the requirements of funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The new version of the tool allows researchers to more easily:

  • collaborate and share with colleagues
  • get help and suggestions relating to the particular requirements of each funder
  • see additional data management resources that are specific to their institution.

For questions about the DMPTool2 or about other data management tools and services available to UC Berkeley researchers, please see our page on Scientific Data Services or contact data-consult@lists.berkeley.edu.

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