Beginning November 30, 2016, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will present the three-part Webinar series “Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: EDirect for PubMed”.
This series of workshops will introduce new users to the basics of using EDirect to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need. Over the course of three 90-minute sessions, students will learn how to use EDirect commands in a Unix environment to access PubMed, design custom output formats, create basic data pipelines to get data quickly and efficiently, and develop simple strategies for solving real-world PubMed data-gathering challenges. No prior Unix knowledge is required; novice users are welcome!
This series of classes involves hands-on demonstrations and exercises, and we encourage students to follow along. Before registering for these classes, we strongly recommend that you:
- Watch the first Insider’s Guide class “Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed,” or be familiar with the basic concepts of APIs and E-utilities
- Be familiar with structured XML data (basic syntax, elements, attributes, etc.)
- Have access to a Unix command-line environment on your computer. For more information, see our Installing EDirect page.
- Install the EDirect software. For more information, see our EDirect installation page.
Due to the nature of this class, registration will be limited to 50 students per offering.
Registration is currently open for the November/December 2016 series:
- Part 1: Getting PubMed Data: Wednesday, November 30, 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST
- Part 2: Extracting Data from XML: Wednesday, December 7, 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST
- Part 3: Building Practical Solutions: Wednesday, December 14, 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST
Students are expected to attend Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 in a single series.
To register, and for more information, visit: https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/classes.html#edirect-for-pubmed
On November 9th, NCBI staff will show health care professionals how to search PubMed for the most relevant and recent literature, explore specific clinical research areas, set up email alerts, and more.
Date and time: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Registration URL: http://bit.ly/2feyobc
After registering for the webinar, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. Any related materials will be accessible on the Webinars and Courses page; you can also learn about future webinars on this page.
Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students and the D’Angelo Law Library, this program will give Law students all of the basic Microsoft Office skills they will need during the school year, in summer employment, and as an attorney.
There is no charge for the program; Law students may attend the morning session, the afternoon session, or both. Lunch will be provided but you must bring your own laptop. The program will be applicable for both Mac and PC users.
It will be held Saturday, October 22, with Word training from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Excel & PowerPoint from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer period.
Law Students must register in advance for this program at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/microsoftofficetrainingRSVP. Please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19.
The Business and Economics Librarians at University of Chicago will be offering an orientation for new economics PhD students and an orientation for students in the College planning on studying economics this week.
The orientation for economics PhD students will be held at 4:30pm on Thursday, September 22 in room A-11. After an overview of library resources relevant to the field of economics, a tour will be held.
Econ 101, the orientation for students in the College, will be held at 11am on Friday, September 23 in room A-11. If you are majoring in economics, this is a can’t miss 60-minute session. Learn about all the services the Library can provide to aid your research, from accessing the major relevant newspapers and journals (think The Economist and The Wall Street Journal) to finding economics articles and papers. An introduction to some of the best sources for economics data will also be provided. The session will begin promptly on the hour.
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The Library offers a number of orientations, tours, and special programs during the first weeks of the quarter, tailored to graduate students in various programs, and College students and their families. Below are some of the upcoming orientation opportunities. Click on a session to view details.
Library Orientations for the College
Library Boot Camp
Photo by Jason Smith.
- September 21, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Regenstein Library, Room 122
- September 21, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Regenstein Library, Room 122
- September 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Regenstein Library, Room 122
- September 22, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Regenstein Library, Room 122
- September 22, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Regenstein Library, Room 122
- September 22, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Regenstein Library, Room 122
The John Crerar Library: Science Information You Want, Resources You Need
Library Reception for New Students and Families
Econ 101: An Introduction to Library Resources
Library Orientations for Graduate Students
Center for Latin American Studies Orientation
Orientation for Computational Social Sciences
English Department Orientation
Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) and Committee on International Relations (CIR) Library Orientation
- September 19, 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Regenstein Library, Room A-11
- September 19, 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Regenstein Library, Room A-11
- September 22, 9:00 am – 9:30 am, Regenstein Library, Room A-11
- September 22, 10:00 am – 10:30 am, Regenstein Library, Room A-11
- September 23, 9:00 am – 9:30 am, Regenstein Library, Room A-11
- September 23, 10:00 am – 10:30 am, Regenstein Library, Room A-11
- September 23, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Regenstein Library, Room A-11
- September 23, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Regenstein Library, Room A-11
- September 23, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Regenstein Library, Room A-11
- September 23, 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Regenstein Library, Room A-11
Romance Languages & Literature Orientation
For programs and departments other than those listed, please contact the appropriate subject specialist.
BrowZine is a tool for keeping up to date with your favorite journals. The Library has provided access to this tool to users of iOS devices for the past two years. We now offer access for Android devices as well as on your desktop using any web browser.
BrowZine works with publishers to make journal tables of contents accessible through the BrowZine app and web site. You can then access articles directly through the app, rather than going to the journal web site or a Library database. You can browse through journals by discipline and save up to 64 titles on your personal bookshelf. The iOS and Android apps display alerts when a new issue of a journal is available. You can download articles in the app and read them at any time, even when you aren’t online.
Try BrowZine through their web site, or download the app for your Android or iOS device.
Our guide to BrowZine has more information on using the app, including configuring it for off-campus use.