The UC Berkeley Science Libraries are sponsoring many RefWorks and EndNote classes this semester. A complete schedule with details and locations is available on the Science Libraries @ UC Berkeley web site. Here is a summary:
RefWorks: Sep 23, Sep 25, Oct 15, Nov 10
EndNote: Oct 2, Oct 13, Nov 6
RefWorks is a web-based tool that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. Web-based means you can access RefWorks from any computer with Internet access. Access to Refworks is provided by the UCB Library to UCB students, staff, and faculty.
EndNote automates the creation of bibliographies. Writers can save hours of typing and interpreting journal and other style requirements by simply selecting the publication or style by name and generating a prefectly formatted document. The EndNote support site includes new and updated import filters and output styles to download. UCB students, staff, and faculty may purchase EndNote at a substantial discount from Scholar's Workstation at the Cal Student Store.
Find help, tutorials, exercise sets, and more for RefWorks and EndNote on the Public Health Library web site.
On Monday, five major research universities - including the University of California, Berkeley - announced a new Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity. The universities have each pledged to develop "durable mechanisms for underwriting reasonable publication charges for articles written by its faculty and published in fee-based open-access journals..." Besides UC Berkeley, the other participating universities are Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, and MIT.
This compact further shows UC Berkeley's interest in open access, already expressed through our Berkeley Research Impact Initiative, a pilot program to "subsidize, in various degrees, fees charged to authors who select open access or paid access publication."
Originally posted on the Science and Engineering Libraries News blog.
New resources are now available on the Public Health Library's H1N1 Influenza web page:
EBSCO Publishing is making freely available information from DynaMed (a resource for clinicians), Nursing Reference Center, and Patient Education Reference Center on their Influenza Evidence-based Information Portal.
In addition, the Report to the President on U.S. Preparations for 2009 H1N1 Influenza (pdf) was recently released by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Flu) Resources and FAQs from UCB's University Health Services was also recently updated.
Stay informed and be ready!
ESRI, the makers of ArcGIS and many other GIS software products, have posted nearly 200 instructional and other videos on YouTube. Users can now view how-to information and demonstrations from anywhere without having to use the ESRI help file in the respective software.
Originally posted on the Earth Science and Maps Library News blog.
*Note: As of Aug. 2009, RefWorks has not yet created a filter specifically for OskiCat/UC Berkeley; please select UC Irvine as a filter in the meantime.