PubMed, RefWorks, EndNote Instruction

Spring 2007 Instruction Sessions…

Brought to you by the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library

  • These are all hands-on sessions in a PC lab
  • All are drop-in sessions; no advance sign up is required
  • Make sure you come to the correct room (see below)
  • Bring your UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

PubMed: March 20, 2007, 11AM – 12:30PM, 550C Moffitt Library

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database of citations and abstracts from nearly 5000 biomedical/health science journals published worldwide.  This class will cover using Limits, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), and other tools that will increase the precision of your PubMed searches.

RefWorks: April 6, 2007, 1 – 2:30PM, 350C Moffitt Library

UC Berkeley has a site license to RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic management tool.  With RefWorks, you can create a personal, searchable database of citations.  These citations may be formatted and merged into your Microsoft Word documents as footnotes or a custom bibliography.  Because it is web-based, you have access to your database from any computer with Internet access.  

RefWorks is an excellent tool for undergraduates and researchers who do not currently use another bibliographic manegement software (such as EndNote).  RefWorks is free for UCB staff, students, and faculty.  

EndNote X:  April 12, 2007, 11AM – 12:30PM, 450C Moffitt Library

EndNote automates the creation of bibliographies.  Scholarly publications have their own unique formatting requirements that govern the appearance of bibliographies and citations within the written document.  Using this tool, writers save countless hours of typing and interpreting style requirements by simply selecting a publication by name and generating a perfectly formatted document.

EndNote may be purchased at The Scholars' Workstation.  You do not need to have purchased EndNote in order to come to this class.