The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Library (NAL) recently introduced a new search engine for published research from the USDA, PubAg. PubAg is free to the public and designed to be easy to use.
PubAg provides full-text access to more than 40,000 scientific journal articles by USDA researchers, mostly from 1997 to 2014. It also indexes and searches citations of more than 300,000 peer-reviewed articles relevant to the agricultural sciences, with thousands more to be added in the next year. Similar to PubMed, PubAg utilizes special subject headings that are assigned to articles to enhance the search process.
Topics covered in PubAg include nutrition, food safety, food quality, animal and crop production and protection, natural resources, sustainable agricultural systems, rural development, agricultural economic and policy issues, agricultural imports and exports, agricultural statistics, and extension education. Since there are only journal articles in PubAg, use NAL's other database, AGRICOLA, if you are looking for reports, books, and other material on these topics in addition to articles.
You won't see UC-eLinks in PubAg, so if you find a citation in that doesn't include full text, use the Citation Linker to see if full text is available at UC Berkeley.
Drop into the Bioscience Library Training room for a hands-on introduction or tune-up your citation management skills.
Download from indexes, create bibliographies, enter footnotes and save pdfs in citation management- Refworks and Endnote (own your program, 30 day trial).
The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs or bring your own laptop.
Monday, February 2, 3-4pm.
Alexander Kaplun from BIOBASE will be presenting hands-on training workshops on Proteome and HGMD:
The workshops are open to all interested researchers, and no pre-registration is necessary.
BIOBASE Proteome includes tools for gene set analysis and pathway visualization, allowing scientists to quickly find answers to questions relevant to their research and to analyze high throughput data. Workshop participants will learn to:
BIOBASE HGMD provides data on human inherited disease mutations, enabling quick access to both single mutation queries and advanced search applications.
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The NCBI Discovery Workshops, 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.
Wednesday, September 17:
Session 1: Navigating NCBI Molecular Data Through the Integrated Entrez System. 9 am - 11:30 am
Session 2: NCBI Genomes, Assemblies and Annotation Products: Microbes to Human. 1 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday, September 18:
Session 3: Advanced NCBI BLAST. 9 am - 11:30 am
Session 4: Gene Expression Resources at NCBI. 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: Bioscience Library Training Room #2101, University of California, Berkeley
Date: Weds. Sept. 17 & Thurs. Sept. 18, 2014