The new schedule
of database classes at Gerstein starts on January
8th and is now open for registration.
MEDLINE® Beyond the Basics; PubMed® Explained;
Reference Manager; EndNote; Citation Searching; Web
Search Alert. The list of classes of interest to readers
of this newsletter is included below.
See the complete
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Or navigate to the listings via Classes & Tours
on the Gerstein homepage http://www.library.utoronto.ca/gerstein/
Current offerings are:
Thursday, January 8, 12:10-1:30 pm
This session will explore the relationships between
journal articles and find who has cited whom using
the citation retrieval features of the Web of Science/Web
of Knowledge. Using the Journal Citation Reports,
the impact factor of journals in specific fields will
also be discussed.
Tuesday, February 10, 4:10-5:30 pm
Learn how to effectively use EndNote: inputting and
editing different types of references, importing references
from databases such as OVID and Web of Science, adding
citations to a Word document, formatting a bibliography
and using different styles.
Thursday, February 12, 10:10-12:00 noon
Thursday, February 26, 2:10-4:00
Find out how to bring new scientific literature, funding
opportunities and websites to your desktop. This session
will cover the librarys my.alerts
service as well as several other less well-known current
awareness services for the scientific community. Of
particular interest to faculty, graduate students,
Wednesday, January 21, 4:10-5:30 pm
Beyond the Basics
This session is for those who wish to move to a more
powerful command of this essential biomedical database.
Advanced features, tips and tricks, and some discussion
of when to use other versions of MEDLINE will be covered.
Prerequisite: Good familiarity with Ovid MEDLINE.
Thursday, January 22, 5:30-6:30 pm
Discover electronic journals and indexes, patent sources
and full text sites to complement the extensive print
collections available to the U of T Engineering community.
Learn how to access this virtual library from your
Thursday, January 15, 9:30-11:30 am
Wednesday, January 28, 9:30-11:30 am
Come and explore PubMed, an alternative to Ovid MEDLINE.
This database is a wonderful search engine, but do
you know what it is really doing? Techniques for using
it, things to consider when deciding to use it and
other significant features including LinkOut, Citation
matchers, etc. will be presented.
Wednesday, February 11, 12:10-1:00 pm
This session will cover the basic features of Reference
Manager 10 for new users, from a variety of methods
of adding references to editing and outputting references
in a variety of formats.
Monday, February 2, 9:30-11:30
Web Search Alert: What You Dont
know about Search Engines can Hurt You!
Is Google your favorite search engine? Do you use
meta-search engines and other advanced keyword search
tools to make light work of your web searching? If
so, you don't know what you're missing! Become a more
aware consumer of Internet search services by learning
the ways that search engines deliver search results.
Apply the skills you learn to any new search tool
that you encounter. PLUS, learn about the "invisible
web": the hundreds of millions of web pages that
search engines don't index, and some great tools for
finding them. This session is not for beginners, but
for those who already have a list of "favorite"
web search engines and meta-engines.
Wednesday, January 21, 2:10-3:30 pm