The Bancroft Is Worth a Thousand Words: The Bancroft Library Pictorial Collection Past, Present, and Future

Saturday, October 3rd
120 Latimer, Pitzer Auditorium

Led by Jack von Euw, Curator of the Bancroft Library Pictorial Collection

Powerpoint presentation featuring highlights from the Pictorial Collection, as well as current and future collecting initiatives. The Pictorial Collection, consisting of eight million items, ranges from shipboard sketches and drawings from the early voyages of exploration to California and Alaska, major western American landscape paintings and photographs from mid 19th and early 20th centuries, and the recent donation of the San Francisco Examiner photography archive to photographs of the construction of the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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.