Engineering Library Xpress Classes

The Engineering Library is offering 15 minutes classes (unless noted) every Wednesday at 2:30 pm.  They will take place in the Library Computer Classroom (2001C SC) and are open to everyone.

The schedule:

January 29th – 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 5th  – Web of Science:  Multidisciplinary citation database  (30 minutes)

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

February 12thScifinder:  One Stop Shop for Chemistry Information (30 minutes)

Overview of Scifinder.  SciFinder gives you instant access to the world’s largest curated collection of information on chemistry and related research produced by Chemical Abstract Service – a division of the American Chemical Society. Taught by Sara Schieb (Sciences Education and Outreach Librarian, Sciences Library)

February 19th - Compendex:  Everything Engineering

Overview of Compendex.  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 well over 120 years of core engineering literature. Taught by Kari Kozak (Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library)

February 26thStandards: 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 US 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 5th – Endnote Basic (30 minutes)  

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 Amy Blevins (Clinical Education Librarian, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)

The web version of Endnote Basic will be taught not the full client version!

March 26thProtein Database:  3-D Protein structures

Taught by Chris Childs (Health Sciences Education and Outreach Librarian, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)

April 2ndRefWorks & WriteNCite (30 minutes)

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 Kari Kozak (Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library)

April 9th  – Inside PubMed

Introduction to PubMed.  This database contains over 19 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.  Taught by Xiaomei Gu (Health Sciences Clinical Education Librarian, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)

April 16th – Keeping up with Your Research: Alerts and Notifications

Learn to set up alerts and notifications on some of your favorite databases and library resources so that you can keep up to date on the latest information in your area of research.  Taught by Kari Kozak (Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library).

April 30th – Endnote Basic (30 minutes)  

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 Amy Blevins (Clinical Education Librarian, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)

The web version of Endnote Basic will be taught not the full client version!