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@ Gerstein
electronic resources newsletter from the Gerstein Science Information Centre

Volume 5, Issue 2 / January 2004      
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1. New digital resources for medicine
2. Trial: SkolarMD
3. Global books in Print and Ulrich's Periodical Directory
4. Encyclopedia of Chromatography now available
5. MEDLINE/PubMed appointments always available at Gerstein
6. Database classes at Gerstein for January & February announced
6. January and February database classes at Gerstein

The new schedule of database classes at Gerstein starts on January 8th and is now open for registration.

Highlights include 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.

To register:
See the complete list
See the January schedule
See the February schedule
Or navigate to the listings via Classes & Tours on the Gerstein homepage http://www.library.utoronto.ca/gerstein/

Current offerings are:

Citation Management Using Refworks
Thursday, January 8, 12:10-1:30 pm

Citation Searching
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

EndNote Basics for Scientists
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

Keeping Up-to-Date
Find out how to bring new scientific literature, funding opportunities and websites to your desktop. This session will cover the library’s 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, and researchers.
Wednesday, January 21, 4:10-5:30 pm

MEDLINE – 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

Online Engineering Resources
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 desktop.
Thursday, January 15, 9:30-11:30 am
Wednesday, January 28, 9:30-11:30 am

PubMed Explained
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

Reference Manager, Basic
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 Don’t 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




@ Gerstein is a publication for the health and life sciences community at the University of Toronto. It is intended to keep readers informed of new electronic resources which are available to them; with volume 5 number 1, it replaces the former Life Science Resources News and the Electronic Information Update for the Health Sciences.

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