Free Knovel Virtual Conference – October 15

The Knovel Virtual Conference is a FREE full-day event that will showcase how you can save time and get to the critical engineering answers you need faster.

Join Knovel on Oct. 15th for featured keynotes: “Success Strategies for Introverted Leaders” presented by Lisa Petrilli, CEO, C-Level Strategies and “Engineering in Sustainable Human Development: Challenges [...]

Do You Need Help Managing Your Lab Notebooks?

Can you decipher notebook entries from students who have left your lab? Can you piece together a project from notes taken three years ago? Do you know where the relevant raw data and aliquots are? Is it clear how the students analyzed their data?

Vessela Ensberg is a Data Curation Analyst at the UCLA Biomedical [...]

Tips for New Students

Welcome New Bruins! The UCLA Library has a lot of resources and services to offer you, whether you are a freshmen, transfer student, graduate student, or maybe a returning student who just wants to learn more about the UCLA Science and Engineering Library (SEL)!

Here are some tips and answers to frequently asked questions [...]

Summer Research Workshops at the UCLA Library

Research Workshops, Summer 2013 (check each workshop for library location information)

The UCLA Library offers researchers helpful workshops on a variety of topics. Unless otherwise noted, sessions are open; no advance registration is required.

ManyEyes Web-based Visualization (weekly drop-in session) Wednesdays, July 10 – September 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Turn your raw [...]

Data Visualization for the Web using Google Charts: Biomed Library Workshop 7/24 @ 12pm

Learn about the basics of data visualization and charts to present data sets on the web. We’ll cover the proper format to structure your data for use with common web tools and review some popular charting and visualization frameworks available, including Google Charts and Fusion tables. No prerequisites, but knowledge of basic web technologies like [...]

Research and Collaboration Tools: Biomedical Library Workshop 6/26 @ 12pm

You’ve got a work computer, a home computer, an iPad, an iPhone, and an Android. You’ve got collaborators on campus and across the world. You’ve got data from multiple different projects and you’re working on several papers. Feeling a little overwhelmed? Come learn about research and collaboration tools that will make your life [...]

Tuesday Tech Tip: Creating Topic Alerts in Web of Knowledge

Last week we covered setting up citation alerts in Web of Knowledge. Web of Knowledge also allows you to create a search alert to let you know when new articles are published on a specific topic.

To create a search alert, open any Web of Knowledge platform (this example is Web of Science). [...]

Tuesday Tech Tip: Creating Citation Alerts in Web of Knowledge

Citation alerts can be an important tool in tracking the growth of research related to an article. Web of Knowledge has a citation alert feature that can send you an email every time the article is cited by a new article.

To create a citation alert, search any Web of Knowledge database for the article [...]

Tuesday Tech Tip: Course Reserves

UCLA Library’s Course Reserves is a great way to allow students to check out books held in reserve at the libraries, link to ebooks and other electronic resources, and link to related class materials like the course website. Here’s how to get started:

Go to the UCLA Library Catalog.

Instead of using “Basic [...]

Writing a Successful Data Management Plan: Upcoming Workshop @ Biomed 4/24

You’ve thought carefully about how you’ll conduct your research. You’ve spent hours in the lab or the field gathering your data. But have you thought about how to best manage that data to make analysis easier, ensure that you don’t lose the results of all your hard work, and preserve your data for the [...]