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Library Research Classes and Workshops

Submitted on March 15, 2017

The U of A Library is offering a variety of workshops this semester to enhance productivity and improve workflow. See descipriptions below:

EndNote Desktop

March 22, 2017, 2-4pm
March 29, 2017, 9-11am
April 14, 2017, 9- 11am
Health Sciences Library, Tucson Rm 2102a (computer lab)
Presented by Ahlam Saleh and Maribeth Slebodnik
Contact: saleh1@email.arizona.edu and slebodnik@email.arizona.edu

This training session will provide an introduction to the EndNote software program for the desktop. The workshop will provide attendees with an overview of the program and hands-on experience with the basic functions and tools. Please note that this training sessions is for beginners and that the training will be Windows platform based. Further information about EndNote is available on the following guide: http://libguides.library.arizona.edu/ahsl/endnote.

PubMed Basics
March 27, 2017, 1-2pm
April 19, 2017, 9:30-10:30am
Health Sciences Library, Tucson Rm 2102a (computer lab)
Presented by Yamila El-Khayat and Roberto Lopez
Contact: yme@email.arizona.edu

This workshop will provide an introduction to PubMed. Attendees will learn key skills including how to navigate PubMed, build a structured search, and use some of PubMed’s powerful features such as MyNCBI.

Know Your (Copy)Rights         
March 30, 2017, 12-1pm
Health Sciences Library, Tucson Rm 2141
Presented by Dan Lee
Contact: leed@email.arizona.edu

As an author you have a bundle of rights under copyright - until you assign them to someone else that is. Learn what you are signing away when you assign your rights to a publisher.

Open Access Hour
April 12, 2017, 12-1pm
Health Sciences Library, Tucson Rm 2141
Presented by: Dan Lee and Kimberly Chapman
Contact: leed@email.arizona.edu and kimberlychapman@email.arizona.edu

Have you heard about the UA Open Access Policy passed by Faculty Senate? Are you interested in learning more about the Open Access Publishing Fund for publishing in open access journals? Do you know if your publisher allows you to make your post-prints publically available?

Join Dan Lee and Kimberly Chapman to learn more about open access policies and opportunities for University of Arizona faculty, researchers and graduate students.

12:00 – 12:25 UA Open Access Policy Update
The Faculty Senate passed the UA Open Access Policy in April 2016. Learn how the policy works and how you can participate. We appreciate all the Health Sciences faculty who have contributed manuscripts this past year!

12:25 – 12:40 p.m.: UA Open Access Publishing Fund
Do you know about this fund sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Discovery and the University Libraries? Learn what the fund covers and how to apply for publication in open access journals.

12:40 – 1:00 p.m.: Does My Publisher Support Open Access?
Many journals allow authors to post an accepted version of articles on author websites and institutional repositories like the UA Campus Repository. Do you know what your publisher allows, and how it helps you reach more people with your publications? Learn how we can help!

3D Modeling and Printing for Beginners
Workshop & Open Lab
April 20, 2017, 2-4pm
Health Sciences Library, Tucson Rm 2102 (computer lab)
Presented by: Michelle Halla and Anna Streight
Contact: michellehalla@email.arizona.edu and streight@email.arizona.edu

We’ll provide an overview of the technologies involved with 3D printing and 3D modeling, then offer a hands-on workshop in which participants will learn how to use free software to create a 3D object, export the model, and submit it to the library’s 3D printing services.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic limits of 3D printing & identify appropriate design solutions
  • Compare different methods of creating 3D models
  • Create a 3D model that they can submit to 3D printing service

Potential, Possible, or Probable Predatory Open Access Publishers
April 26, 2017, 12-12:50
Health Sciences Library, Tucson Rm 2141
Presented by: Dan Lee
Contact: leed@email.arizona.edu

Have you ever been spammed by journals you’ve never heard of asking you to submit an article or even serve on their editorial board? Would you like to publish in an open access journal but you aren’t sure about the quality? Learn some tips on identifying deceptive journals and how to avoid them.