All About Endnote (Desktop Version), Monday, May 9, 4-5 PM

When: Monday, May 9, 2016 4:005:00 p.m.
Where: Crerar Library, Computer Classroom
5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL
Description: EndNote is a research management tool used to manage citations, PDFs, and create formatted bibliographies as you write your paper. In this workshop, learn how to use the desktop version of EndNote. Topics covered include: creating and managing citation libraries, importing citations from online databases and other sources, importing and managing PDFs and creating bibliographies. Registration is required.

Contact: John Crerar Library
773-702-7715
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Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=320
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance. For events on the Student Events Calendar, please contact ORCSA at (773) 702-8787.
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Physical Sciences Data Repositories

Guide to Data Repositories

The Library has put together a guide to data repositories  which includes a Physical Sciences Data Repositories guide http://guides.lib.uchicago.edu/psdrepositories.  Please feel free to suggest any additional repositories you are using to store your data or to find new data sets.  We are also interested in your knowledge about discipline specific metadata schema and would appreciate hearing from you about the schema you use most often in your research.

Kudos

Kudos: Kudos is a free service for researchers to increase readership and the impact of your research.  With the creation of your Kudos account and linking your author identifiers, like ORCID, you’ll be able to share your work and retrieve multiple metrics relating to your publications including page views, citations, full text downloads, and social media metrics (alternative (alt) metrics). You can sign up for your free account by visiting the site

Why manage your data?

Access Your Favorite Journal Articles Using Browzine

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Try BrowZine for the iPad during February

If you haven’t yet tried BrowZine yet, today would be a good day to check it out.  BrowZine is a service that allows you to browse, read and follow thousands of the library’s scholarly journals.  The Library has recently expanded its BrowZine subscription to include web access from your desktop computer as well as Android mobile devices, in addition to the original iOS mobile device apps. You can keep track of your favorite journals and discover new developments in your field wherever you are.

To learn more or to go ahead and start using BrowZine today, simply visit browzine.com or download the app from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon App Store.  There is also a BrowZine LibGuide with more information, an introductory video, and links to download the apps.

With BrowZine, you can:

– Browse and read journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles

– Use the durable linking capability of browzine.com to easily link to specific “shelves” in BrowZine from your courseware to help guide students to complete assignments, such as familiarizing themselves with journals in their field and writing a summary article or research paper about the material they find.

In the mobile app, you can create a personal experience as well:

– Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published

– Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more

UpToDate access issues

We have been experiencing some access issues with UpToDate (UTD) and working closely with the vendor to fix them.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  Here is a summary of the circumstances under which UTD does, and does not, work.

UpToDate does not currently work:

  • On a computer/laptop when using a non-proxied link (i.e. not a Library link to UTD).
  • On a mobile device via the UpToDate website, whether using a proxied link or signing in with a personal account.
  • The Log In / Register link (i.e. the personal account) does not currently work on a computer/laptop or a mobile device.

UpToDate does currently work:

  • On a computer/laptop using the Library’s proxied link:
    http://proxy.uchicago.edu/login?url=http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/h/uptodateIgnore the prominent message “Your clinical information system is not properly configured to integrate with UpToDate” and use the search box as usual.
  • On a mobile device via the UTD app.  If you do not already have the app, you cannot install it until the personal account feature is functional.

NOTE: The Library’s proxied link also works remotely; you will be prompted to sign in with a CNetID or UCHADID when not at the medical center or when off-campus.

 

Current Exhibits Shared Past, Shared Future: The Marine Biological Laboratory and the University of Chicago

Exhibit Location: The John Crerar Library, Atriumwhitman and MBL investigators

Exhibit Dates: April 19 – October 31, 2016

The recent affiliation between UChicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is the latest chapter in the long, intertwined history of the two institutions. Charles Otis Whitman, the first director of the MBL, also established biology at the University. Frank Lillie, Zoology chair, became the second director and remained president of the MBL corporation until 1942. Today, as the institutions draw closer, we highlight and celebrate our shared history.
Crerar exhibits website.

Hone your IT, media, and productivity skills with Lynda.com

University of Chicago researchers have access to Lynda.com, a leading provider of online courses covering business, media, and technology.  Researchers can choose from over 4,000 courses, all of which are broken up into short, easy to use videos.  Business courses cover LyndaLinkedin_blackeverything from leadership and marketing to product management, while media courses cover specific software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign, as well as general techniques for graphic design, video editing and more.  Technology courses cover a full range of software and skills, including Java, R, SPSS, data analysis and cyber security.  Course levels range from introductory to advanced and instructors are vetted industry experts.

In addition to courses, Lynda.com has created guides using a collection of short videos, articles and checklists, that provide a step by step process for starting a business and becoming a manager.  The Starting a Business guide covers everything from evaluating yourself and your business idea to establishing operations.  Lynda.com’s Weekly Series feature guarantees that content stays fresh.  The most recent video in the Marketing Tips weekly series discusses representing the keyword funnel through SEO.

Questions about how to leverage this powerful tool? Ask us on Twitter, Facebook, or through our reference services.

All About Endnote (Desktop Version), Thursday, April 21st, 12-1 PM

Location: Crerar Library Computer Classroom.

Endnote imageEndnote is a citation management tool.  With it you can keep track of your citations and pdfs and create formatted bibliographies as you write your paper.  In this workshop learn how to use the desktop version of EndNote.  Topics covered include creating and managing citation libraries, importing citations from online databases and other sources, importing and managing PDFs and creating footnotes and bibliographies. Registration is required.  Register for this section.

Managing Research Documents: workshop, Monday April 11 4-5PM

Location: Crerar Library Computer Classroom

Organizing and keeping track of research documents, whether pdfs, notes, images or other pieces of information, can be time consuming and difficult. Let us help you! This workshop will cover effective naming techniques for documents, citation and pdf management, note taking tools, alerts and feeds, and journal management apps. Registration required.

Crerar’s Systematic Review Service

Are you thinking of writing a systematic review?  Biomedical Librarians at Crerar can assist you and your team with various aspects of the review, such as:

  • Help formulate the research question
  • Conduct searches in multiple databases
  • Write search strategy portion of methods section

Take a look at our web page to determine the level of service that is right for your team: http://guides.lib.uchicago.edu/systematicreviewservice.  Contact biomed@lib.uchicago.edu to schedule an appointment.

Eckhart Library closed March 21-22

Eckhart Library will be closed Monday, March 21st and Tuesday, March 22nd due to a ceiling repair project.  We will reopen Wednesday, March 23rd at 12 PM.

 

Crerar Library Interim Circulation Hours

In addition to shortened building hours, Crerar Library circulation hours are reduced for the Spring Interim.

Sunday, March 20: Closed
Monday – Friday, March 21- 25: 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday, March 26: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, March 27: Noon-5:00pm

For other Libraries or Library departments, see http://hours.lib.uchicago.edu for a complete list.

Library spring interim hours, March 19 – 27

Beginning Saturday, March 19, the Library will have reduced building hours at all of its locations for the spring interim. Normal hours resume Monday, March 28.

Crerar Library
Sunday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

D’Angelo Law Library Circulation
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday, March 20, Closed
Sunday, March 27, noon – 9:00 p.m.

Eckhart Library
Monday – Friday noon – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Closed

Mansueto Library
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sunday, March 20, 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sunday, March 27, 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.

Regenstein Library
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 20, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 27, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Regenstein All-Night Study
Closed until March 29 at 1:00 a.m.

SSA Library
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Closed

For a complete list of hours for all locations and departments, see hours.lib.uchicago.edu.

Search for WGS Sequences using Stand-alone BLAST

It is now much easier to search WGS (Whole Genome Shotgun) with stand-alone BLAST on your own computer. New tools from the NCBI allow you to BLAST just the WGS projects you are interested in. You can also search a taxonomic subset of WGS (e.g., all human or all bacterial sequences). These new tools for WGS make the existing search mechanism obsolete.

As of August 5, 2016, the current single WGS BLAST database will be retired from the NCBI FTP site and BLAST server. We suggest moving to the new tools as soon as possible.

Read more at ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/WGS_TOOLS/README_BLASTWGS.txt.

This announcement is from NCBI News.

How to use copyrighted images (Hint: fair use can help!)

To celebrate Fair Use Week, the Library invited Bridget Madden of the University of Chicago’s Visual Resources Center to contribute this post about the fair use of images.

Fair Use icon: A scale showing a copyright symbol and mortarboard in balance

© 2008 Michael Brewer & ALA Office of Information Technology Policy, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

The Visual Resources Center (VRC) is one of many places on campus that helps to advise faculty, instructors, and students on issues pertaining to copyright and fair use on campus: our specialty concerns the fair use of images. The VRC cannot make permissions requests or make final decisions regarding fair use, but we can provide advice and guidance. We use the four factors of fair use, published best practices guidelines, and several digital tools to help discuss the appropriate next steps.

For classroom use and academic assignments, we typically recommend embracing fair use to the fullest. For publishing images in books and journal articles, our conversation typically goes through the following questions and relevant tools:

If the image is in the public domain, you may use it however you want. If the image is under copyright, consider the following questions:

  • How will you use the image? Based on the four factors of fair use, is your use fair, or do rights need to be cleared?
  • What rights need to be cleared? Consider the underlying rights of the work in question and the copyright status of the reproduction.
  • Who owns the copyright?
    • ARS, VAGA, and artists’ estates and foundations are good places to start if the artist is no longer alive.
  • How to approach the copyright holder? Is there a form on their website or do you need to draft a letter?
  • Do you already have a publication quality image? Most publishers are looking for an image that is at least 300 DPI. Can the VRC scan one for you out of a book, or will you need to purchase one from the repository or rights owner?

We invite you to get in touch with the VRC  at visualresources@uchicago.edu if you have any questions related to image use and copyright.

NCBI Webinar: Resources for Cancer Research, Wed., March 2, 2016

This workshop provides an overview of NCBI molecular resources for cancer researchers. In the first part of the Webinar you will learn to more effectively use the Entrez text-based search system and the BLAST sequence similarity search tool to find data relevant to cancer research including sequence, variation, gene and expression information. The second part of the presentation will focus on accessing large-scale genomics datasets. You will learn how to search for, access and download DNA-seq, RNA-seq, Epigenomics and Metagenomics datasets and how to access the tools and APIs at NCBI that can be used to extract relevant subsets of that data for cancer research.

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm CST
Register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3717666889216708353

After the live presentation, the Webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. Any related materials will be accessible on the NCBI Webinars and Courses homepage: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/home/coursesandwebinars.shtml where you can also find information about future Webinars.

Above information from: NLM Tech Bull. 2016 Jan-Feb;(408):b7.

All About Endnote (Desktop Version), Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 4-5 PM

Endnote imageLocation: Crerar Library Computer Classroom.

Endnote is a citation management tool.  With it you can manage your citations and pdfs and create formatted bibliographies as you write your paper.  In this workshop learn how to use the desktop version of EndNote.  Topics covered include creating and managing citation libraries, importing citations from online databases and other sources, importing and managing PDFs and creating footnotes and bibliographies. Registration is required.  Register for this section.

Exhibits Under Your Feet, Chicago’s Water, Freight, Subway and Storm Tunnels – new web exhibit

cover of bookAn archived web exhibit of the 2006 Crerar exhibit Under Your Feet, Chicago’s Water, Freight, Subway and Storm Tunnels is now available.  The physical exhibit was shown in the atrium of Crerar Library from February 14, 2006 to March 31, 2006.

Exhibit Description: Below the surface of downtown Chicago is a fascinating and complex underground maze of tunnels. Chicago has been able to use these tunnels to solve various infrastructure problems, thanks to an easily excavated layer of blue clay underlying the city.Dug at different depths and stretching for miles, they were designed to move water, freight and people throughout the city. Under Your Feet explores the system—from the first water tunnels completed in 1867, to the now defunct freight tunnels of the early 1900’s, to the subway system we use today, to the Deep Tunnel project and storm tunnels of the future.

MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 18: D’Angelo Law, Eckhart, and SSA closed, other campus libraries remain open

On Monday, January 18, D’Angelo Law, Eckhart, and SSA libraries will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

Crerar, Mansueto, and Regenstein libraries will be open during their regular building hours. The All-Night Study Space on the 1st Floor of Regenstein will also remain open.

NCBI Minute Webinars

NCBI provides series of 5-15 minute webinars that introduce new NCBI tools or provide quick tips for using popular resources.  View them on the NCBI YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH-TjWpFfWrv-ezUBX2b53vNnDp6Dnd7P

Feature Story ProductivityU: Be more efficient with the Library’s help

Librarian Consultation

Experts will be on hand to guide you to the best productivity tools. (Photo by Jason Smith)

Now that you’ve had one quarter of the academic year under your belt, it’s time to reflect on your productivity pitfalls and add new tools to help you overcome these obstacles. On January 15 from noon to five, the University of Chicago Library is holding an inaugural ‘Productivity Unconference,’ where students, librarians, and technologists will be invited to meet to share tips, tricks, and tools to be a more efficient and productive researcher, student, and academic professional. The unconference will have time for consultations, workshops, and presentations on tools like citation managers, social bookmarking apps, and cloud storage as well as tips to stay efficient and productive during the busy academic quarter.

Everyone across campus including students, faculty, and staff are invited to meet with experienced ‘productivity experts’ from across campus to:

  • Learn how to use free web tools such as Evernote, Box, and Google Apps to superpower productivity
  • Practice new strategies in time management
  • Discover innovative ways to stay in-the-know
  • Manage research documents such as course readings, book chapters, and paper drafts
  • Ensure security online and in research documents

Schedule of Events
January 15, Noon – 5:00 PM
Regenstein, Room 122

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Productivity & Project Management Consultations
Members of the University of Chicago community can sign up for 15-minute consultations with librarians, academic technologists, and tech experts to learn about key productivity tools and strategies.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Productivity Tools & Strategies Lightning Talks
Participants present proposed lighting talks on their favorite project management/productivity tools or strategies. The Lightning talks blocked at 5 minutes apiece, and will give an opportunity for peer sharing and presentation skills.

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Productivity & Project Management Consultations & Productivity “In”
Participants can meet with consultants on key productivity tools & strategies. This time also serves as a place for students to have a “productivity-in,” where students can get to work planning and organizing course readings, assignments, and extracurricular duties for the quarter.

Sign up for a consultation today!

Interested in presenting a lightning talk? Fill out a lightning talk proposal.

Don’t want to commit? Feel free to drop in during the event, grab a snack provided by the library, and chat with other people across campus to learn some new tools and share your strategies on staying productive.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in a Library workshop or training session should contact Kaitlin Springmier at 773-702-0229.

Quarter loans due January 8 – please return or renew

Quarter loans borrowed or renewed before December 14 are due Friday, January 8.

Items may be renewed via My Account or returned to any campus library.

Items that have been renewed 3 times must be returned and checked out again if you wish to keep them.  This limit does not apply to students in Ph.D. or J.S.D. programs.

Star Wars Library Guide

Books on Star Wars

Some items from the Library’s collections about Star Wars. Photo by Rebecca Starkey.

Are finals getting you down? Don’t succumb to the Dark Side. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens during interim, so take a break and learn about some of the Library’s collections about Star Wars!

The Library has created a Star Wars Library Guide which highlights resources on the films and the phenomena–all available at our campus libraries or online collections.

Remember, the Force is strong within you! Good luck!

 

Extended Library hours December 4 – 6

To support students preparing for finals, Crerar, Mansueto and Regenstein will extend weekend building hours during reading period and finals week.

Mansueto will be open Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 until 12:45 a.m. Crerar and Regenstein will be open these days until 1 a.m.

The Regenstein 1st floor all-night study space will be open 24 hours from Monday, November 30 until the end of finals on Friday, December 11.

For a full list of library hours, see http://hours.lib.uchicago.edu.

Computer Science Instructional Laboratory (CSIL) at Crerar

The Computer Science Instructional Laboratory (CSIL) at Crerar

The Crerar Library showcases new computer labs at the University of Chicago September 26, 2013. (Photo by Jason Smith)

CSIL  (Photo by Jason Smith)

Looking for statistical software tools like Stata, R or MATLAB?  Want to do some geographical data visualization with ArcGIS? Need to do coding in Java or Python?  Edit some photos with Adobe Photoshop or create a soundtrack Edit Edit date and timeusing Audacity?  You can do all that and more in the John Crerar Library.  Using either computer workstations provided by the Library or by the Computer Science Instructional Laboratory (CSIL, pronounced “see-sill”) you can access a plethora of software applications.

The Library’s Windows workstations have Microsoft Office products and a variety of web browsers, as well as a desktop shortcut to the IT Services vLab.  Click on the icon, and login in using your cNetID and password and you can access a broad range of software utilities, including R, MATLAB, and Stata.  For a full list of the software options, visit https://answers.uchicago.edu/page.php?id=19919.

CSIL computers include Mac and Linux machines (Linux machines require a separate computer science account), and offer a broad array of software development and engineering tools, multimedia applications, and image processing applications.  CSIL tutors are available to assist with any questions.  During the academic year, the facility is open all hours that the Crerar Library is open.  There are twelve Mac workstations located outside the CSIL classrooms; workstations inside the classrooms are available for use when not in use for a class.  For a full list of software and hardware resources offered by CSIL, as well as more information on hours, contacts, and policies, visit https://csil.cs.uchicago.edu/facilities.shtml.

Library offers guides for data management and author identifiers

Data Management

The Library has created a guide to help researchers with Data Management issues such as how to write a Data Management Plan (DMP) and Data Repository and Storage Options available.

Why manage your data?

Many funding agencies such as the NSF now require that researchers write a data management plan in order to receive funding. Preserving your data also ensures it will be available in the long term. In addition documenting and managing your data saves you time because it will be easier to use in an organized and understandable form. Putting your data in a repository and letting the repository handle any requests about it also saves you time that you can focus on your own research.

Author Identifiers

We also offer a guide to creating and using Author identifiers, including ORCID IDs. Creating an ORCID ID gives you a persistent, unique numeric identifier that links together all of your research work, including any name changes over the course of your career. It distinguishes you from others with the same name and ensures that your work is attributed to you. It also makes it easy for others to locate all of your research, since it is all linked by an identifier.