Richmond Instruction: Google, Google Scholar, Google Books, WorldCat Hands-On class (New!)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 10-11:30am
Computer Training Room P-1246, Building P
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA


RSVP by Tuesday, August 8th to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.

Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.


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.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 16 participants. A waiting list will be created, if appropriate, for an additional class.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

Did you know:

* You can limit your Google search to a particular domain (eg, .gov or .org) or even to a particular website (eg,

* What is and is not included in different Google search products?

* You can import citations directly from Google Scholar into EndNote?

* You can perform cited reference searching in Google Scholar?

* You can create a profile in Google Scholar, and save citations there?

* Google Books allows you to read or preview books online?

* WorldCat lets you search for books and more in over 10,000 libraries?

If you’ve answered “No” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Google, Google Scholar, Google Books, WorldCat Hands-On class! By popular demand, this class is now HANDS-ON in a computer lab, so you can follow along and explore the websites we visit in class.

Topics covered will include:

1. Google search products: what’s in them?

2. Search tips

3. Setting preferences

4. Creating a profile in Google Scholar

5. Advanced search and cited reference searching

6. Shortcomings of using Google for research

7. How Google Books and WorldCat link to each other

Class Objective:
After this class, you will be able to perform more effective Internet searches, and will better understand the results that you retrieve. In addition, this class will provide you with helpful tips to efficiently search for articles and books.

These hands-on training sessions are free to CDPH staff. A certificate of completion will be available for those who attend the class.

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online here.