Archive for the ‘Tools’ Category

Importing Bibliographies into Endnote is Easier with HubMed Citation Finder

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Are you an Endnote user? Have you ever wished that you could import an existing bibliography into your library? HubMed, an alternative interface to PubMed, has a Citation Finder that allows bulk searching of formatted citations – making it easy to move a formatted bibliography from a PDF or Word file into an Endnote library. Here’s a step-by-step guide: (more…)

Electronic Lab Notebooks Workshop: June 25, 2014 in the Biomedical Library

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Next in the Data Wednesdays Series:

The “what’s”, “why’s” and “how’s” of Electronic Lab Notebooks

Your data are probably stored as digital files, while the information about your experiment is in your paper notebook. Have you wondered what it would be like to have everything stored together in an Electronic Lab Notebook? Have you wanted to try one or several out but did not have time?

Come to this Data Wednesday workshop on June 25th from noon to 1 P.M. to find out more about the structure and features of several popular ELN’s. The class will meet in the Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS).

Presented by Vessela Ensberg, Ph.D., Data Curation Analyst at the UCLA Biomedical Library. Please register to reserve your space.

Note: this workshop is not available by webinar.

Questions?  Email for more information.

Preparing NIH Applications Using Assist: A Workshop on 5/2/2014

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Next in the First Fridays Series:
Friday, May 2, 2014, noon-1 p.m.
Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS)

ASSIST – Application Submission System and Interface for Submission Tracking

This class will give an overview of the grant submission system that replaces paper applications for new collaborative grants to the National Institutes of Health. The system is to be used for P01, P20, P50, R24, U19, U24, G12, P30, P40, P41, P42, P51, P60, R28, U10, U41, U42, U45, U54, U56, UC7 and UM1 applications. Keeping track of paperwork, validation and status just got easier!

Presented by Vessela Ensberg, Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Data Curation Analyst at the UCLA Biomedical Library. Please register to reserve your space. Can’t join us in person? Sign up to attend via webinar.

Questions?  Email for more information.

PubMed Central Releases New ID Converter

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

PubMed Central (PMC) has just released an upgrade to the ID converter, now dubbed the PMCID – PMID -Manuscript ID – DOI Converter. This utility allows you to start with the unique identifier for an article that is in PMC, and find additional unique identifiers that may apply to the article. For further details, visit

<originally published on listserv by Alan Carr>

EndNote Basics Workshop

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Friday, October 4th, noon-1 p.m.
in the Biomedical Classroom (12-077 CHS)
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Part of the Biomedical Library’s First Fridays Series

This hands-on class covers everything you need to get started using EndNote: creating and adding references to an EndNote library, inserting citations into a Word document, and formatting a bibliography in your chosen journal style.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP here.

Organizing Your Research (and Your Life) with Evernote: a Workshop

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Get off to a productive start for the new academic year by joining us at the Biomedical Library to learn how to use Evernote to organize your research and your life!  This free software is available for PC and Mac.  Plus, with a web interface and apps for all major mobile devices, you can access your information wherever you are. We’ll help you get started with organizing your research, class and meeting notes, or pretty much any kind of information you want to save.  This session will cover:

  • creating and accessing documents from the desktop program, web interface, and mobile apps;
  • organizing your information with tags and notebooks;
  • converting your written notes or lab notebooks into digitized, searchable documents;
  • using the Web Clipper to save information from websites;
  • sharing documents with others (even if they don’t have an Evernote account).

Taught by Lisa Federer, Research Informationist at the UCLA Biomedical Library. Class meets in UCLA Biomedical Library Classroom, September 25, 2013, 12-1 pm.  Please RSVP to reserve your space.  Choose from one of three options for attending:

  • in person and use a library laptop
  • in person and bring your own laptop (must install Evernote software before workshop)
  • from anywhere via Elluminate webinar (must have web browser with updated Java and phone line to dial in for audio)

This workshop is the part of the Biomedical Library’s Data Wednesdays series.  Join us the fourth Wednesday of every month to learn about a topic related to research data management.

Questions?  Email for more information.




Web of Science and Altmetrics: a Workshop

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Friday, August 9th, noon-1 p.m.
in the Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS)
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Part of the Biomedical Library’s First Fridays Series

Want help setting up a researcher ID? Need to find your H-index or to know what an H-index is? Wouldn’t it be nice to have an alert sent to your email when someone cites your paper? Web of Science can help you manage and track your citations. We’ll be talking about Citation tracking, altmetrics, impact factors and ways to help you track your research impact.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP at

Introducing SimplyMap

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Ready to get mappin’?

The new, interactive tool, SimplyMap 2.0 has been licensed on behalf of the entire UCLA community by the Management Library. This web-based mapping program lets you create maps, tabular reports, and rank variables all on one screen. Variables can range from consumer healthcare expenditures to market segments of a chosen demographic. Data used for mapping or ranking can be taken from the 2010 and 2000 Censuses, or variables can be chosen by a specific year.

Location choice can range from the entire US to counties to block groups, and tab functions provide a convenient way to create and work with different maps and tables at the same time. The simple design makes it easy to choose and organize variables and locations, and the map feature has a Google Maps-like quality.

The Tabular Report function is good for comparing the same variable over time, in different regions, or multiple variables. For example, you can track the amount consumers spent on oral hygiene products of a chosen state, county, or zip code in a year, and can even look at future predictions. You can add as many locations, variables, and years as you want and export to an Excel file or email the tables when you’re done.

You can create an account to save your work, or use the link under the Sign In button to login as a guest. You cannot save work in SimplyMap as a guest, but you can export or email most creations.

To access SimplyMap, find it in the UCLA Library’s list of databases, or follow this link!

<submitted by Linda Kobashigawa>

BrowZine iPad Application Trial and Survey – ends April 30, 2013

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Have an iPad? Help the Library evaluate a new research tool that is being considered for possible subscription.

The libraries of the University of California are running a trial of a new technology called BrowZine, a tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s journals, all from your iPad. To facilitate your research, articles found in BrowZine can easily be sent to Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all your information together in one place.

To learn more, please take a look at this short (two minute) video.

If you’d like to trial this resource. please send an email to for more information. This trial ends April 30, 2013.

We would appreciate your feedback while we consider subscribing to this service. After trying BrowZine, please fill out this short survey.

<submitted by Rikke Ogawa>

EndNote Basics and EndNote Web Workshop, October 5th

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012