Upcoming workshops: SciFinder, Reaxys, Mendeley & ChemWorx

workshopsGeethika Weragoda, Graduate Assistant at the Chemistry-Biology and Chemistry PhD student, will present several workshops in Langsam Library classroom 475 in the coming weeks.

Learn about using SciFinder & Reaxys for research in chemistry and related sciences, and about collaborating/managing citations with Mendeley & ChemWorx.  Each workshop will be offered twice.

Note: later this semester, we will also present workshops on LaTeX, RefWorks, Python scripting, and Screencasting.  Current schedule at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ceasworkshopsspring2015.

Please register for these workshops at http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/home.aspx.


Reaxys & SciFinder Basics: Substance & Property Searching
Wednesday  01/21/2015               10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Monday  02/02/2015                    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Reaxys & Scifinder are search tools designed to retrieve chemical reactions, substance data, literature references, and other related information. These databases cover all aspects of chemistry and life sciences, including biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, medicine, and related disciplines. This workshop introduces several ways to search for information, including chemical structure, formula, and physical property parameters. Please register for your own account on each system before attending the workshops. Information on creating accounts can be found at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/reaxys and http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/scifinder.

Reaxys & Scifinder Advanced: Search Reactions & Plan your Synthesis
Monday  01/26/2015      01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Tuesday  02/03/2015      09:00 AM — 10:00 AM

Gain hands-on experience with advanced search techniques in the Reaxys & Scifinder search tools. Topics: 1) drawing tools for chemical reaction searching, 2) Creating alerts (e.g.: Keep-Me-Posted in Scifinder) and email notifications, 3) Using Reaxys & SciFinder to plan a synthesis project and share it with colleagues.  Note: If you are not familiar with drawing tools, you are encouraged to attend the “Reaxys & SciFinder Basic” workshop or to review the related database guides: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/reaxys and http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/scifinder.


Citing & Collaboration Tools: Mendeley & ACS ChemWorx

Tuesday  01/27/2015                      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Wednesday  02/11/2015               10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Learn about Mendeley & ChemWorx, two citation & collaboration tools designed for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. As available as both desktop and web-based versions, these tools help you establish access groups and communicate within these groups. Topics: 1) Install of ChemWorx & Mendeley, 2) Input & organize your citations, 3) Add bookmarks to your web browser, 4) Generate citations & bibliography.  Related information: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/mendeley and http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/chemworx.

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