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Engineering Library Xpress Classes

Spring 2015

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

January 29 – 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.

February 5 – 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.

February 12 – 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!

February 19 – 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.

February 26 – 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.

March 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.

March 12 – 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.

March 26 – 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!

April 2 – Chemical Compound Data

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

April 9 – 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.

April 16 – Data Management

Introduction to an online tool called DMPTool to create data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements, data lifecycle, main components of a data management plan, as well as a real example of a data management plan that meets NSF engineering requirements. Taught by Qianjin (Marina) Zhang, Engineering & Informatics Librarian, Lichtenberger Engineering Library.

April 23 – 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.