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RefWorks and EndNote classes for Fall '09

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 Events calendar of the Science Libraries @ UC Berkeley web site. Here is a summary:

RefWorks: Oct 15, Nov 10 

EndNote: Oct 2, Oct 6, Oct 13, Nov 6

RefWorks is a web-based tool that allows users to create their own personal database by importing refworks gifreferences 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 endnote gifjournal 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 and information on RefWorks, EndNote, and more on the Science Libraries' Managing Citations and Documents web site.

Adapted from a post that originally appeared in Sheldon Margen Public Health Library News.

Oct 01, 2009 | Categories: Workshops | bquigley

ProQuest and CSA downtime on September 26-27

ProQuest and CSA databases will be unavailable due to platform maintenance this weekend for approximately 15 hours starting at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26.

Sep 23, 2009 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | jbolstad

Current Melvyl downtime and more on September 27

The following resources will be unavailable due to system maintenance on Sunday, September 27 from 12:01 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    * Current Melvyl Catalog
    * UC-eLinks
    * Request (Interlibrary Loan)
    * My ILL Requests
    * OpenURL and PID servers

During this time, the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot will be available, but features such as Request, UC-eLinks and OpenURL services may not function.

Sep 23, 2009 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | jbolstad

Research Universities reach out to the public with news

Thirty-five research institutions, all members of the prestigious Association of American Universities, are posting university-produced news articles about their activities on a new web site, Items include news and latest discoveries in science, engineering, society, health, and the environment. UC Berkeley is one of the participating universities.

Adapted from a post that originally appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Sep 17, 2009 | Categories: Scholarly Communication | jbolstad

National Technical Reports Library

UC Berkeley, in conjunction with four other UC campuses, is now providing access to the National Technical Reports Library (NTRL). NTRL is a searchable index of over 2 million reports from the National Technical Information Service, which archives technical reports from U.S. government agencies such as the Departments of Defense, Energy, Transportation, Health and Human Services, and the Environmental Protection Agency, among others. Easy access to full text (in PDF) is available for over 500,000 reports. NTRL is searchable by keyword or by report number. 


NTRL will replace Berkeley's current subscription to the NTIS database through CSA. Other technical reports databases can also be found through the Engineering Library's guide to technical reports.

Sep 15, 2009 | Categories: News & Events, New Resources | lngo

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