Thursday, July 12, 2007

Google Scholar Preferences

Users of Google Scholar will be pleased to note that retrieval can include a link to Find It at UW Madison. If you are using Google Scholar from an on-campus location, following the Find It at UW Madison link will map you to local holdings for the particular article—either in full-text online or as available in print from campus libraries.

If you are using Google Scholar from off-campus, select Scholar Preferences from the Google Scholar search page, and search for the name of your library in the Library Links section (for example, enter UW Madison).
Check boxes for your campus library system and Open WorldCat “Library Search”.

You can also select your preferred Bibliography Manager (EndNote, RefWorks, etc.). Once selected, links will appear with your retrieval to enable you to import citations into that manager.

Click Save Preferences in order to generate an active Find It and import links.

Do note that selecting a link to a full-text article from off-campus will require you to login with your UW Madison NetId. For information regarding remote access, see:

Steenbock Workshops for July 17 (Publishing Your Research Article and Managing Citations with EndNote)

Steenbock Library will host two workshops on July 17. No registration is necessary in order to attend and all workshops are free to students, faculty and staff. Check the sign near the library’s front entrance for room location.

Publishing Your Research Article in the Sciences and Social Sciences
Tuesday, July 17 (10:00-11:15)

Designed for graduate students and newer faculty in the sciences and social sciences, this workshop introduces library resources to help you prepare your research article for publication, find appropriate journals for submission, and manage your rights when signing a contract with a publisher. Join your colleagues to share ideas and to discuss the issues you face as an emerging academic author.

Managing Your Citations with EndNote/EndNote Web
Tuesday, July 17 (11:30-1:00)

This workshop covers the basic features of using EndNote Web and/or Endnote Desktop version, including organizing, searching and sorting records, importing records electronically from MadCat, journal article databases, and Web pages, and preparing bibliographies with a word processor (Cite while you Write).

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Chemistry Database Workshops (SciFinder Scholar and Beilstein/Gmelin)

The Chemistry Library will host two workshops exploring databases for researching chemical literature and structure/property data.

SciFinder Scholar: Searching the Chemical Literature
Tuesday, July 10 (12:00-1:00 PM)
Chemistry Library, Room 2361 (Chemistry Building, 1101 University Avenue)

Workshop provides an overview of SciFinder Scholar and its search features, including structure, substructure, reaction, and research topic. Use of the ANALYZE/REFINE feature for improving retrieval, remote access, and downloading for citation management will also be covered.

Beilstein/Gmelin Crossfire: Searching for Organic, Inorganic and Organometallic Compound Information
Tuesday, July 31 (12:00-1:00 PM)
Chemistry Library, Room 2361 (Chemistry Building, 1101 University Avenue)

Workshop provides an overview of Beilstein/Gmelin Crossfire databases and search features, including structure, substructure, and property data. Modifying record display, combined structure and fact editor searching, exporting, and client availability will be discussed.

Workshops are free to attend (no registration necessary) and hands-on practice is incorporated into each session.