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Purpose

The NOAA Central Library's Library Instruction Program is designed to help you understand how to best use the resources provided by the library. We realize that many of the tools we provide access to are not intuitive and the most effective ways of using them are not always obvious. We offer a number of services to help you get the most out of our resources.

If you have any questions or comments about the Library Instruction Program, contact Mary Lou Cumberpatch.

 

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Library Instruction Sessions

Discover the best ways to navigate the libraries' web sites, how to search databases, access e-journals, set up email alerts, develop an Endnote database, tour our special collections, and more. Contact Mary Lou Cumberpatch to set up an individual appointment or to set up a more formal briefing for your program or office staff.

 

Upcoming Sessions

Web of Science


Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 1:30-3:00 PM EDT

Trainer: Doug Nguyen, Trainer, ThomsonReuters

Abstract: Web of Science is a core resource for NOAA researchers and staff. Web of Science indexes the world's major peer-reviewed journal literature, provides links to citing AND cited articles, and allows researchers to calculate the h-index for their publications. Web of Science is available NOAA-wide from your NOAA Library.

Registration:Fifteen minutes before the webinar begins, go to registration form. Enter your name and email address. Enter the session password: training. Click "Join Now". Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Advanced EndNote and Q&A for NOAA


Date:Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 1:30-3:00 PM EDT

Trainer: Donna Kirking, EndNote Trainer, ThomsonReuters

Abstract: More advanced features of EndNote and plenty of time for Q & A. EndNote X7 is available from your IT Help Desk.

Registration: Please go to the registration page to register for this seminar. After you have completed the form, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

EndNote FastStart


Date: Monday, June 16, 2014 from 3:00-4:00 PM EDT

Trainer: Donna Kirking, EndNote Trainer, ThomsonReuters

Abstract: EndNote X7 (http://www.endnote.com) allows you to search online bibliographic databases, organize references, images and PDFs, and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly. Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or inserting citations into papers manually, do it the easy way, by using EndNote! Available NOAA-wide from your IT Help Desk.

Registration: Please go to the registration page to register for this seminar. After you have completed the form, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

The Next Generation of Legal Research


Date:Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Trainer: Karen DeLong (LexisNexis Group-HBE), Chris Vestal (LexisNexis Group-HBE), Mary Lou Cumberpatch, NOAA Central Library

Abstract:This session will enable you to:

  • Zero in on results you need with powerful, easy-to-use filters.
  • Save documents, selected text, searches, Web links and much more, to Work Folders you manage.
  • Count on fast access to search history, alerts, folders, etc. from the My Workspace carousel or from the navigation bar
  • Get visual analysis of case history with Shepard's Graphical; spot negative treatment and splits of authority in seconds.
  • Lexis is available from your NOAA Library.
  • For remote access via webinar, please fill out the registration form a few minutes before the meeting is scheduled to begin. The Meeting Number is 742656968; the Passcode is brownbag. For audio in the US and Canada, dial 866-833-7307. The participant passcode is 8986360.

    Exploring Labor and Employment Law


    Date:Tue Jun 24, 2014 2pm - 3pm (EDT)

    Trainer: Karen DeLong (LexisNexis Group-HBE), Chris Vestal (LexisNexis Group-HBE), Mary Lou Cumberpatch, NOAA Central Library

    Abstract:Description: This session will enable you to:

  • Use advanced search techniques in case law, FLRA, and MSPB decisions
  • Limit your search to specific sections of documents to retrieve more relevant results
  • Quickly search in secondary content dealing with labor and employment law
  • Creating custom groups of databases to search in simultaneously
  • Lexis is Available NOAA-wide from your NOAA Library.
  • For remote access via webinar, please fill out the registration form a few minutes before the meeting is scheduled to begin. The Meeting Number is 742656968; the Passcode is brownbag. For audio in the US and Canada, dial 866-833-7307. The participant passcode is 8986360.

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    Online Tutorials

    We provide access to a number of databases to help you find scientific, technical, and legal information. We also provide access to citation software that helps you keep track of and create citations to the articles, web resources, books, and reports that you find.

    In order to help you make the most of these materials, we also provide access to online tutorials on the following tools available to you through library subscriptions.

     

    Databases

    Proquest Databases

    Proquest is a platform of databases that allows you to search for journal articles and conference proceedings in the aquatic, biological, environmental, meteorological, and toxicological sciences. The databases accessible through Proquest for NOAA staff include Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), COS Conference Proceedings, Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA) and Water Resources Abstracts.

     

    LexisNexis

    LexisNexis includes major newspapers, law journals, legislative histories, international news, intellectual property records, industry and market reports, and more. Available to all NOAA staff nationwide at lexisnexis.com via user id and password. Contact your NOAA Library for more information. If you are a patron of the NOAA Central Library, contact the Reference Desk. For a list of NOAA libraries click here.

     

    ISI Web of Science

    ISI Web of Science is a collection of databases indexing thousands of leading journals in the sciences. The database also tracks the web of citations between articles, allowing you to view both the articles cited by a particular article and the articles that cite that article. Our current subscription allows access to journals from 1984 to the present.

    • The Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded - Training Page offers links to online tutorials, quick reference cards, and more.

     

    Westlaw

    Westlaw is a specialized database of primary law, legal analysis and litigation materials.

     

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    EndNote X7 (desktop and web)

    NOAA has a site-wide license for the bibliographic management tool Endnote. This tool helps you keep track of and create citations to the sources you use and create bibliographies.

    Information on how to download is on the NOAAA Google Sites EndNote page.

    To download ENDNOTE X7, please contact your Line Office Rep:

    Extensive training resources are available on the Endnote website

    Endnote Web accounts can be set up using the User Registration page. Note you must be using your NOAA computer to create an authenticated log-in.

    For more information and "at your desktop" tutorials, contact Mary Lou Cumberpatch.

     

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    Library Tours

    Come join us for a tour of the library and our Special Collections Room, which holds such unique items as a collection of Civil War era maps and charts created by the Coast and Geodetic Survey, a 1485 Latin Transcription of Hippocrates' work on climate and human health, and more.

    To set up an individual or group tour of the library, contact Mary Lou Cumberpatch.

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