IAPril Information Workshops 2008


Learn how to find and use information more effectively in these hands-on workshops. No advanced registration required. Light refreshments will be served at each session.

WHERE: 14N-132 (Digital Instruction Resource Center – DIRC)

WHEN: Fridays in April (and May), 12pm (noon)

April 11: Managing your references: Overview of EndNote, RefWorks and Zotero
Remlee Green, Mathew Willmott

Using citation management software to create and maintain a collection of references is becoming more common and important in today’s academic world. This session will focus on EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero, the three major options for bibliographic software at MIT.

April 18: Bioinformatics for Beginners
Amy Stout, Courtney Crummett

Class attendees will learn about the organization of key NCBI databases, understand the database record structure, and work with the BLAST search tool. The session is a hands-on practicum and an excellent starting point for people who are new to, or curious about bioinformatics research tools.

April 25: EndNote Basics
Peter Cohn, Anita Perkins

EndNote is a “personal bibliographic software” package which allows you to create and manage a database of bibliographic references.

May 2: Citation Surfing: Using Databases to Track Article Citations
Michael M Noga

Have your ever used the Web of Science to find citations? Have you used Google Scholar? Perhaps you have used citation links in journal articles. This session will explore the different ways you can use citation searching to identify literature on a subject.

Sponsored by the MIT Libraries.

Contact the Science Library for more information.