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Swain Library workshops

Swain Library workshops

The Swain Library offers workshops to help support chemistry and chemical engineering information needs on campus. All sessions are open to current students, faculty, and staff at Stanford. Workshops are held in the training area at the back of the Swain Library and include hands-on practice time.

Advanced registration required.  Registration closes one day before a workshop is held.    Please click here to see a list of all workshops being taught at the Science and Engineering Libraries during Fall Quarter.

xSearch

Description: xSearch allows you to search up to 250+ resources at one time. Resources include full-text searching of ebooks and ejournals, databases, patents, dissertations, news, datasets, streaming media, plus more.  Learn search tips, how to set up alerts, and how create your own customized search engine.  Dates: Friday, September 26, 2014, from 2:00-3:00pm and Wednesday, October 1, 2014, from 6:00-7:00pm.  Location: Swain Library.  Instructor: Grace Baysinger, Swain Librarian.

  Web of Science

Description: The Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database that includes over 12,000 journals. This session will cover searching authors, subjects, and cited references; refining and analyzing results; and exporting search results into a reference manager.  Date: Monday, September 29, 2014, from 2:00-3:00pm and Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 5:00-6:00pm.  Location: Swain Library.  Instructor: Grace Baysinger, Swain Librarian.

  SciFinder

Description: SciFinder includes many powerful tools you can use to find information on your topic.  Learn how to use these tools find review papers, the most cited papers, key authors and organizations, and related research on your topic.  SciFinder also has twice as many chemical structures and reactions as any other database.  Learn advanced strategies for locating substances and reactions of interest.  Also includes finding physical properties, commercial suppliers, and regulatory information for substances.  Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 5:00-6:30pm and Monday, October 13, 2014, from 5:00-6:30pm.  Location: Swain Library.  Instructor: Grace Baysinger, Swain Librarian.

  Reaxys Xcelerate

Description: Reaxys Xcelerate contains information on organic, inorganic, and organometallic substances, their properties, and their reactions.  Learn methods you can use to search this database effectively and efficiently.  Date: Friday, October 10, 2014, from 2:00-3:30pm and Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 5:30-7:00pm.  Location: Swain Library.  Instructor: Grace Baysinger, Swain Librarian.

Finding ebooks in the digital stacks

Description: Learn about key collections, discovery tools, and search strategies for finding ebooks. Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 5:00-6:00pm and Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 6:00-7:00pm.  Location: Swain Library.  Instructor: Grace Baysinger, Swain Librarian.

  All you wanted to know about journals but were afraid to ask

Description: Learn how to find online and print journals, services and features available for online articles, tools and strategies for finding content published in journals, and factors to consider when selecting a journal  for publishing your articles.  Date: Friday, October 17, 2014, from 2:00-3:00pm and Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 5:00-6:00pm.  Location: Swain Library.  Instructor: Grace Baysinger, Swain Librarian.

  Keep current with new research

Description: Learn about tools and methods you can use to help you stay up-to-date in research areas of interest.  Date: Monday, November 3, 2014, from 6:00-7:00pm and Friday, November 7, 2014, from 2:00-3:00pm.  Location: Swain Library.  Instructor: Grace Baysinger, Swain Librarian.

Introduction to patent searching

Description: Get a brief overview of patents and why they are important. Learn about what databases include patents, common search methods, and how to locate the full-text for a patent.  Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014, from 5:30-6:30pm and Friday, November 14, 2014, from 2:00-3:00pm.  Location: Swain Library.  Instructor: Grace Baysinger, Swain Librarian.

Grant resources

Description: Learn about resources for finding funding, what federally funded projects are currently underway, and ways to locate funding sources for published articles.  Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, from 6:00-7:00pm and Friday, November 21, 2014, from 2:00-3:00pm.  Location: Swain Library.  Instructor: Grace Baysinger, Swain Librarian.