Managing Citations with EndNote and RefWorks: Oct. 12 class

Managing Citations with EndNote and RefWorks

Tuesday, Oct. 12 2010
130-3pm
450C Moffitt Library (bring your Cal ID to enter Moffitt)

  • EndNote automates the creation of bibliographies. Save hours of typing by simply selecting the publication or style by name and generating a perfectly formatted document. EndNote currently offers over 4500 styles. EndNote allows you to store PDFs and other files in your database. EndNote is available for a substantial student discount.
  • RefWorks is a web-based tool that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. 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.

In this class, we will cover the basics of using each: adding citations to your database, using EndNote and RefWorks with Microsoft Word to create reference lists and bibliographies, and more.


The new PBS-TV series “Great Libraries of the World”: An episode featuring The Bancroft Library

11am on Sunday, 10/3
Station KRCB, 91FM/TV22

This documentary, on the seismic renovation of The Bancroft Library, was produced by long-time Bancroft friend and supporter Chet Grycz as one of the first programs for his series on Great Libraries of the World.

Bancroft staff cooperated closely with Chet and his production term from the time we moved out of Bancroft to Allston Way in 2005 until we moved back into the splendid new building in 2008.


October 13th Richmond Instruction Session: Reference Manager 12 Hands on

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RSVP by Monday, October 11, 2010 to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
Limit of 16 participants.
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* Do you have the Reference Manager program but are not sure what it can do for you?

* Are you already using Reference Manager and have some burning questions?

* Are you interested in a hands-on session so you can learn and practice using Reference Manager?

* Do you write journal articles or reports where you need to cite literature you’ve read or referenced?

If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Reference Manager 12 Hands On class! (Users of other versions of Reference Manager are welcome to attend).

Topics covered will include:
1. What is Reference Manager and why it’s useful
2. How to get PubMed and other citations into Reference Manager
3. The Reference Manager database: display, navigation, etc.
4. How to use “Cite While You Write” with Microsoft Word
5. How to get help

Class: Reference Manager 12 Hands On
When: Wednesday October 13, 10:30am-12pm
Where: CDPH Richmond Campus, Building P, Room 1246 
(Computer Training Room)

Audience:
This class is intended for CDPH staff who may have a basic understanding of the Reference Manager 12 software program but don’t know how to use its features. The Reference Manager 12 software will not be distributed at this class; in order for you to use this software for your work, your CDPH unit must purchase or already own a copy. 

Please note: This class is limited to 16 participants. A waiting list will be created if necessary for an additional class.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday October 11th to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu, or (510) 642-2510.

NON-BUILDING P OCCUPANTS: Please make sure to register so your name will be on the class participant list given to the Building P Security Desk for entry into Building P.

These hands on training sessions are free to CDPH employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.


October 27th Sacramento Instruction Session: EndNote X4 Advanced Hands on

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RSVP by Monday, October 25, 2010 to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
Limit of 11 participants.
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* Are you already using EndNote and have some burning questions?

* Do you write journal articles and want to learn about a tool that helps
you prepare manuscripts for submission to various journal publishers?

* Do you want to learn how to create or modify existing output styles?

* Want to learn how to add and format figures and tables to your
Word document Using EndNote?

* Are you interested in a hands-on session so you can practice using
advanced features of EndNote?

If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s EndNote X4 Advanced Hands On class! This class will be held at 1500 Capitol Ave, Computer Training Room 72.169.

Topics covered will include:
1. Creating Smart Groups
2. Adding/Modifying Output Styles
3. Creating and Using Bibliographies: Individual and Subject
4. Advanced Features of Cite-While-You-Write (templates, figures, tables)
5. How to get help

In addition, we have scheduled the Computer Training Room for an additional 30 minutes to allow time for an EndNote “clinic.” Bring your EndNote questions/problems, and we can use this additional time to work them out.

Class: EndNote X4 Advanced Hands On
When: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 10:30-12pm, **plus optional EndNote “clinic” until 12:30pm
Where: 1500 Capitol Ave, Computer Training Room 72.169

Audience:
This class is intended for CDPH staff who are already using the EndNote software program, and who wish to learn more advanced features (see class description above). Users of any version of EndNote are welcome to attend. The EndNote X4 software will not be distributed at this class; in order for you to use this software for your work, you or your CDPH unit must purchase or already own it.

Prerequisite:
It is recommended that you have already attended the EndNote X4 Basics Hands On class, or are familiar with the basics of using EndNote. Basic EndNote material will not be covered in the Oct. 27 session.

Please note: This class is limited to 11 participants.  A waiting list will be created if necessary for an additional class.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, October 25th to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

These hands on training sessions are free to CDPH employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.

Hope to see you there!


WISER for BlackBerry (NLM)

WISER for BlackBerry is available for downloading from the WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) web site. Please note that WISER for BlackBerry requires an active Internet connection. Access it at:

http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/downloads_blackberry.html?email

Features are:
— Quick online access to WISER’s full database of chemical, biological, and radiological substances
— Easy access to WISER’s help identify capability and full suite of tools

Coming soon to WISER:
— WISER 4.4, with data updates to all platforms and the new chemical reactivity feature to the WISER for Windows platform
— Updates and enhancements to WISER for iPhone/iPod touch


Drug Industry Document Archive (UCSF)

“The Drug Industry Document Archive (DIDA) contains thousands of documents and resources about pharmaceutical industry clinical trials, publication of study results, pricing, marketing, relations with physicians and involvement in continuing medical education. Most of these previously secret internal documents were made public as a result of lawsuits against a number of pharmaceutical companies including: Merck & Co., Parke-Davis, Warner-Lambert, Wyeth, and Pfizer.” It is linked from our Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Resources web page at:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/drugs.html


PLoS Medicine

Adriane Fugh Berman of Georgetown University in D.C. examined the Wyeth Ghostwriting Archive – a collection of documents uncovered during recent litigation brought against Wyeth (now owned by Pfizer) by thousands of women who developed breast cancer while taking hormones manufactured by the company. PLoS Medicine and The New York Times intervened in this litigation, which resulted in 1500 documents being unsealed and thus available for scrutiny by the public, journalists, and academics.

This is the first academic analysis of the documents. Dr Fugh Berman found that Wyeth worked with a medical communication company called DesignWrite to produce ghostwritten reviews and commentaries that were then placed in medical journals and journal supplements to over-promote the benefits and downplay the harms of their menopausal hormone therapy. The article is at:

http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000335


New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available:

1. The Praeger handbook of occupational and environmental medicine. By Tee L. Guidotti. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2010. Call number: RC963.32.G85 2010.

2. Evaluating occupational health and safety research programs: framework and next steps. By National Research Council (U.S.). Committee for the Review of NIOSH Research Programs, et al. Washington : National Academies Press, 2009. T55.25.E93 2009.

3. Environment, health, and sustainable development. By Mostafa Kamal Tolba, et al. Toronto: Hogrefe, 2010. Call number: RA565.E67 2010.

4. Derivation and use of environmental quality and human health standards for chemical substances in water and soil. By Mark Crane, et al. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2010. Call number: TD370.D47 2010.

5. Air pollution: health and environmental impacts. By B.R. Gurjar, et al. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2010. Call number: RA576.A49 2010.

Please note that these books are only a small selection of what is newly available. If you are interested in checking out any book(s), submit a request using our online form below and we will mail the book(s) to you.

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/cdph/BookReq.html

You may also log into your web portal account to request the book(s) at: http://publ.lib.berkeley.edu

If you do not currently possess a UC Berkeley library card, you will need to apply for one before we can check out a book to you. The application form is at:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/cdph/libcardappl.html