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Research Workshops – Winter 2013

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

The UCLA Library offers researchers helpful workshops on a variety of topics. The Winter 2013 schedule is listed below and online at:

Most sessions are open with no advance registration required, but those sessions marked with an asterisk* do require advance online registration; see links to registration for each workshop below. All workshops will be held in the Research Library; see each entry for specific locations.

EndNote (sixty minutes)

This session offers a basic overview of the purpose, uses, and features of EndNote, a software program that helps researchers manage references and produce bibliographies for projects large and small.

Taught by Gabriella Gray, librarian for education and applied linguistics.

Meet in the East Classroom, room 21536.

• Wednesday, January 16, 2 p.m.

• Tuesday, January 29, 3 p.m.

*How to Formulate Your Research Question (two hours)

Wednesday, January 23, 3 p.m.

This workshop covers how to move from your own interests to a topic, determine a possible research question, and make a case for the significance of that question. You’ll also learn the components of a strong argument and where to start searching for evidence.

Taught by Kelly E. Miller, director of UCLA Library Teaching and Learning Services and Head of the College Library.

Meet in the Research Commons Digital Cultural Heritage Lab. Space is limited, and online registration is required:


Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes and honors excellence in undergraduate research at UCLA. If you are a current UCLA undergraduate student and can answer “yes” to the questions below, your project may be just what the selection committee is looking for!

  • Did you use the UCLA Library collections for a research project or paper you completed for a course?
  • Were there library resources that you came to know well and to appreciate because of your research?
  • Did your skills as a researcher grow because of your use of library collections?
  • Did pursuing your research using library collections and services help you to increase the scope, depth, and significance of what you learned?

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the 2012 prize is Wednesday, March 28.

Prize Categories and Amounts

The following four cash prizes will be awarded:

  • Best in the Lower Division – $650
  • Best in the Upper Division – $650
  • Best Research using Library Special Collections – $350
  • Best Research using Library resources related to Los Angeles – $350
Click here for the application procedure.
Click here for the FAQ’s.

Luskin Lecture Series

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Charles Ogletree

Thursday, February 16, 2012
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Off Campus – Location

The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is pleased to announce the launch of the Luskin Lecture Series, designed to enhance public discourse on the most pressing issues of the day. This quarterly series will feature renowned thought leaders who are changing the way our country thinks about and addresses its most formidable public policy challenges.

The inaugural lecture is scheduled for February 16, where Harvard scholar and one of the country’s most prominent legal theorists Charles J. Ogletree will address race and the criminal justice system. He will present and discuss the challenges that face our justice system and its attempt to deliver equal treatment to all our citizens. Join scholars, community leaders, and alumni for an experience designed to enhance public discourse on the most pressing issues of today as we also recognize Black History Month.

6:00 pm RECEPTION Live music, hors d’oeuvres and wine, and exclusive access to the museum’s exhibits

7:00 pm LECTURE

Location: California African American Museum
600 State Drive – Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Free and open to the public.

Click here for the Luskin Lecture Series website.

Give me my Ebook!

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Just read in the daily bruin that text books are going to be available electronically. Well, about time!

As the cost of publishing keeps rising, tuition going up, and student fees on top of all that,
buying a book from Amazon or Ackerman is sometimes a decision
to eat or read to a student.

I guess we all were waiting to see what Apple would do, and now that they are on board,
others are ready to join.

The California textbook company Chegg said they are ready to put books online to be bought or rented.
Chegg has already digitized nearly 40, 000 books that students can highlight, comment, and take notes of what they read.
Electronic textbooks are the future for two reasons: price and convenience. Prices of print books is sky high and lugging
around two or three textbooks for your classes is a heavy burden compared to throwing your iPad or smart phone into your back pack.

Save me the future back pain.

If you don’t believe me, click here, to read the article by Jake Greenberg, courtesy of the Daily Bruin.

College Library Reference Exhibit – The Global Environment

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012


Students enrolled in course GE 1ABC – The Global Environment can find research topic ideas in the College Library Reference resource exhibit
on the second floor of the Powell Library Building near the reference desk.

Stop by and take look and/or ask for assistance from the reference desk staff.

We look forward to seeing you!


Cuff, David J. The Oxford Companion to Global Change. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Print.

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage Publications, 2007. Print.

Encyclopedia of Geography. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage Publications, 2010. Print.

Encyclopedia of Global Change: Environmental Change and Human Society. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change. Los Angeles, Calif: SAGE, 2008. Print.

Europa Publications Limited. The Environment Encyclopedia and Directory. London: Europa Publications, 1994. Print.

Grzimek, Bernhard, American Zoo and Aquarium Association, and Gale Group. Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia. Detroit: Gale. Print.

Grzimek, Bernhard, and American Zoo and Aquarium Association. Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Print.

Sage Publications, inc. Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change. Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE Publications, 2008. Print.

Schreurs, Miranda A. Historical Dictionary of the Green Movement. 2nd ed. Lanham, Md: The Scarecrow Press, 2007. Print. Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements no. 80.

The Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change: A Complete Visual Guide. Berkeley; Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2010. Print.

The Oxford Companion to Global Change. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.

Happy New Year!

Monday, January 9th, 2012

The College Library staff welcomes you back to Campus!

We look forward to helping you this year!




The SPIE Digital Library

Friday, July 16th, 2010

The SPIE Digital Library

The SPIE Digital Library contains the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research and provides user-friendly tools for researchers to optimize their valuable time.  Content covering the broadest range of applied optics and photonics science and engineering papers anywhere. Technologies span applications from imaging, sensors, biomedicine, manufacturing, and energy to nanotechnology, communications, entertainment, and electronics.

Engineers and scientists in academic, corporate, and government laboratories depend on the SPIE Digital Library for the critical knowledge they need to stay current and competitive. Over 40,000 SPIE papers are cited in more than 20,000 high-technology patents registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Thousands more appear in the international patent literature. The SPIE Digital Library is both a rich technical archive and a go-to resource for state-of-the-art research.

Century of Social Sciences

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Century of Social SciencesCentury of Social SciencesTM delivers comprehensive backfile and cited reference data from 1900 to 1955. Combined with existing Web of Science backfiles, this carefully selected and evaluated collection delivers to users the most influential scientific research information from the 20th century.

The world itself changed dramatically during the first half of the 20th Century, and the published research during this period of time is reflective of these great changes. The ability to search this information in one place, across many disciplines of the social sciences, following paths forward and backward in time through cited reference navigation, and with links to archival full text makes for a simply invaluable resource for academic study at all levels.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences VIII Current

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010


The Arts & Sciences VIII Collection will broaden JSTOR’s coverage of core humanities disciplines including history, language & literature, art & art history, and education. Included in this set will be a group of rare 19th and early 20th century American Art periodicals digitized as part of a special project undertaken with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. With a minimum of 140 titles by its completion in 2011, this collection will also include journals in philosophy, classical studies, and music.

IEEE – Wiley e-Books Library

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

IEEE – Wiley e-Books Library includes all IEEE-Wiley titles for the current year plus the complete backlist of more than IEEE400 titles delivered on the IEEE Xplore platform. The collection spans bioengineering, power & energy and communication technologies among other growing areas of research.