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Engineering Library Xpress Classes

Fall 2015

The Engineering Library is offering 30 minutes classes every Thursday at 2:30 pm. Classes will take place in the Library Multipurpose Room (2001C SC) and are open to everyone.

September 3 – Protein Database: 3-D Protein Structures

The Protein database is a collection of sequences from several sources, including translations from annotated coding regions in GenBank, RefSeq and TPA, as well as records from SwissProt, PIR, PRF, and PDB. Protein sequences are the fundamental determinants of biological structure and function. Taught by Chris Childs, Health Sciences Education and Outreach Librarian, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

September 10 – Chemical Compound Data

The one stop for chemical compound information!! Taught by Sara Schieb, Sciences Education and Outreach Librarian, Sciences Library.

September 17 – Web of Science: Multidisciplinary Citation Database

Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 150,000 conference proceedings. You will find current and retrospective coverage back to 1898 in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Taught by Sara Scheib, Science Education and Outreach Library, Science Library.

September 24 – Endnote Basic 

Introduction to an online citation management system that is free for everyone at the University of Iowa. It helps you to manage all your references for a paper (or many papers) as well as create the incite citations and bibliographies in a wide variety of formatting styles. Taught by Liz Kiscaden, Head of Hardin Library Services, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.
The web version of Endnote Basic will be taught: not the full client version!

October 1 – Company Information

Want to know more about the companies you will be talking to at the Career Fair on the 3rd? This class will teach you how to use several different databases to learn how to find company information and data. Taught by Willow Fuchs, Business Reference & Instruction Librarian, Marvin A. Pomerantz Business Library.

October 8 – Standards: Guides and Regulations for Building and Evaluating Resources

Introduction to standards and specifications. Learn how to access a wide variety of standards including ASTM, ISO, ADA, NFPA (Fluid), and the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. Featuring a new database, TechStreet, to gain electronic access to these standards and more. Taught by Kari Kozak, Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library.

October 15 – Endnote Basic

Introduction to an online citation management system that is free for everyone at the University of Iowa. It helps you to manage all your references for a paper (or many papers) as well as create the incite citations and bibliographies in a wide variety of formatting styles. Taught by Steve Ostrem, Research & Instruction Librarian, Main Library.
The web version of Endnote Basic will be taught: not the full client version!

TUESDAY (October 20) – Open Access

What can you get for free? Learn basics of Open Access and how it helps authors retain intellectual property rights. Taught by Karen Fischer, Collection Analysis Librarian, Main Library.

October 22 – Learn Patent Searching

Basic introduction to what is a patent and how to complete patents searches. Patents provide inventor exclusive rights to products they produce and also give great detailed information on certain products and methods. Taught by Kari Kozak, Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library.

October 29 – Writing Data Management Plans

Introduction to an online tool called DMPTool to create data management plans that meet funding agencies’ requirements. Key elements of a data management plan and a demonstration on how to use the DMPTool will be covered. Taught by Qianjin (Marina) Zhang, Engineering & Informatics Librarian, Lichtenberger Engineering Library.

November 5 – Inside PubMed

PubMed contains over 19 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Taught by Liz Kiscaden, Head of Hardin Library Services, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

November 12 – Mendeley

Introduction to an online citation management system that is free for everyone! It helps you to manage all your references for a paper (or many papers) as well as create the incite citations and bibliographies in a wide variety of formatting styles. Taught by Kari Kozak, Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library.

November 19 – Compendex: Everything Engineering 

Compendex is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines. It includes millions of bibliographic citations and abstracts from thousands of engineering journals and conference proceedings. When combined with the Engineering Index Backfile (1884 – 1969), Compendex covers 120 years of core engineering literature. Taught by Kari Kozak, Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library.