Library Instruction


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 Library Reference Desk.


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 the Library Reference Desk to set up an individual appointment or to set up a more formal briefing for your program or office staff.


Library Brown Bag: EndNote X7.7 Training session

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 1:00pm EST

Duration: 1.5 hours

Location: Online and in-person NOAA Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC#3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring (and online through ThomsonReuters)

Trainer: Donna Kirking, EndNote Trainer, ThomsonReuters

Class summary: This class will cover the basics of Using EndNote X7, including:

Creating an EndNote library, importing references using online search, searching for and removing duplicates, creating a journals term list, Cite While You Write in Microsoft Word and EndNote Sync and Library Sharing

Online access: To register for online access to this live group EndNote training session, please register individually using this link:

https://thomsonreuters.webex.com/thomsonreuters/k2/j.php?MTID=t76dab1a06f30e4a62f1c239a931594b9

Each attendee logging in will need to register in advance because each person receives a unique link to the class and only one person can use that link. If people will be meeting as a group in a conference room, only the person logging in needs to register.

You are also welcome to follow the presentation along with Librarian Judith in the Brown Bag area of the NOAA Central Library.

Download EndNote Product Keys for NOAA staff at: https://sites.google.com/a/noaa.gov/nites-endnote

Note: This training will not be archived by the library, but we will post the link to the EndNote recording in our library brown bag archives.


Library Brown Bag: Demo of EndNote X8 and the differences between EndNote X7 and X8

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 1:00pm EST

Duration: 1.5 hours

Location: Online and in-person NOAA Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC#3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring (and online through ThomsonReuters: Link TBA)

Trainer: Donna Kirking, EndNote Trainer, ThomsonReuters

Class summary: This class will demonstrate EndNote X8 and highlight the differences between EndNote X7 and X8


EndNote X7.7 (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 NOAA Google Sites EndNote page.

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 Library Reference Desk.

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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.


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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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 the Library Reference Desk.

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