OpenRefine Workshop on October 31

UC Libraries is pleased to offer a new data science workshop this fall on OpenRefine. Join us in 850D Baldwin Hall (CEAS Library classroom) on Tuesday, October 31 from 10:00am – 12:00pm.  Register here (Central Login required).

OpenRefine,, is a free, powerful, and easy-to-use tool for cleaning up and transforming datasets in order to prepare them for analysis and sharing. In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage OpenRefine’s interface and scripting language for basic data exploration and bulk transformations. No prior knowledge necessary.  Please bring your own laptop for the hands-on exercises.

Contact Ted Baldwin with questions, .

Patent Searching Workshops in February

UC Libraries is pleased to present a NEW workshop on Patents and Patent SearchingJoin us in 475 Langsam Library.

US Pat 725,069: Body Attachable Sunshade

Instructor: Dylan Shields, PhD Candidate in Chemistry & Grad Assistant in the Chemistry-Biology Library,

Description: A general introduction to patents and patent databases. Learn the basics components of patent documents and the various types of patents. Through hands-on examples, learn techniques for searching in some major patent information databases. Workshop materials can be perused at  The workshop will be taught multiple times in February (same content each time).

To Register: log in with your UC Central Login at the links below.

Help with Software: ChemDraw, Gaussian, Spartan, MestreNova

The Chemistry-Biology Library Info Commons includes a number of specialized software applications at each workstation, for drawing chemical structures, molecular modelling, as well as data analysis.  Specifically, the software suite includes Chemdraw Prime, Gaussian/Gaussian View, Spartan, MestreNova, Mathematica, and UnscramblerX.

ChemBio Library softwareTo help you use this software, Chem-Bio Library Graduate Assistant Dylan Shields maintains guides with basic information and helpful tutorials for these programs:

For in-person help, please see Dylan during his usual working hours: Mon 9-1, Tue 11-3, Wed 9-1.

Mendeley Workshops in October

mendeleyIn October, the Chemistry-Biology Library is pleased to present hands-on workshops on Mendeley.

Mendeley is a free citation & collaboration tool for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online.

Topics will include: Installation, Inputting & organizing citations, Generating citations & bibliographies, Changing citation styles, and Creating groups and sharing references.  Find more information at bring your own laptop.

Join us for one of three workshop times.
Register online at  

  • October 3, 2016 (Mon), 11 am – 12 pm — 475 Langsam Library
  • October 5, 2016 (Wed), 9 – 10 am — 475 Langsam Library
  • October 11, 2016 (Tue), 11 am – 12 pm — 462 Langsam Library

All workshops will be taught by Dylan Shields, Graduate Assistant for the Chemistry-Biology Library.

Mendeley Guide & Workshops

Mendeley graphicsIn the Fall, the Chem-Bio Library held two Mendeley workshop in the Chem-Bio Library’s Collaborative Zone (503 Rieveschl Hall) , making use of the library’s new wireless displays. The workshop covered: Mendeley installation, inputting & organizing citations, generating citations & bibliographies, installing citation styles, and creating groups and sharing references.

Check out the library’s Mendeley guide to get more information on Mendeley and the workshop’s materials:


Future Workshop Topics for Graduate Students 

What are some workshops topics that you would like the Chem-Bio Library to consider developing for the future? These could include information tools, resources/software offered in the library, data management, electronic notebooks, and possibly other information & technology topics.

Let us know at the below survey!

11/13: UC Libraries & IT@UC Host Ohio Supercomputer Center workshops


UC Libraries and IT@UC Research and Development are pleased to present a 1-hour workshop that will provide an introduction on the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) resources and how to use them.

The workshop will be offered Friday, Nov. 13, on both UC’s East and West campuses, at the following times and locations:

Topics include:

  • What is OSC?
  • How can OSC help you?
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) concepts
  • Introduction to OSC’s HPC services
  • How to get access
  • Governance; how you can participate
  • Environment (operating system, connection methods, etc.)
  • Introduction to non-interactive computing
  • Data storage services
  • Scientific applications

This workshop is open to anyone who might be interested in learning about OSC resources. To register for a workshop, visit .

Contact Jane E. Combs, IT@UC Research & Development director, at with questions.

Wireless displays for collaboration @ Chem-Bio Library

Picture of display monitor
Chem-Bio Library wireless display monitors

The Chemistry-Biology Library, 503 Rieveschl Hall, now has two large display screens available for wireless projection and group collaboration.  These are on the upper level of the library, near the historic electron microscope.

Using a touch panel on the wall, choose from two options to project from your personal device:

  • Apple TV – MAC, iOS devices
  • AirMedia – PC, Android, MAC, iOS devices (does notsupport streaming video)

New wireless display for collaboration, CEAS Library

Wireless display monitor
Wireless display monitor in Baldwin 850F study room

The CEAS Library, 850 Baldwin Hall, now has a large display screen available for wireless projection in group study room 850F.  Using a touch panel, choose from several options to project from your personal device:

  • Apple TV – MAC, iOS devices
  • AirMedia – PC, Android, MAC, iOS devices (does not support streaming video)
  • Miracast – Android, PC devices (does support streaming video)

Study room 850F seats up to 3 people comfortably, and it can be reserved in advance.  Enjoy!

American Institute of Physics (AIP) e-journals active

E-journals hosted on the American Institute of Physics’ Scitation platform, including titles from AIP and other professional societies related to physics, are once again active.

See the full list of subscribed titles and years of coverage.  Access these titles at

With this new local subscription, UC researchers can now access the full package of AIP journals and conference proceedings, including new-to-UC titles such as Biomicrofluidics.  UC users also have access to selected journal titles from other societies, such as Medical Physics and journals of the Acoustical Society of America and AAPT.

Contact Ted Baldwin with questions: or 513-556-4211.