Library research classes & workshops

Mar 10, 2017

SciENcv for NIH biosketches

April 25, 2017, 9-10 am (for Support Professonals/Administrative staff)
April 27, 2017, 2-3 pm (for Researchers)
May 9, 2017, 9-10 am (for Researchers)
May 11, 2017, 1-2 pm (for Support Professionals/Administrative staff)
Health Sciences Library, Tucson Rm 2102 (computer lab)
Presented by Ahlam Saleh, Research Librarian
Contact: or 520-626-5450

Come to this workshop to learn more about the NCBI tool, Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae  (SciENcv). There will first be a demonstration of the tool and then time allowed for working on biosketches.
Please bring your eRA Commons or NCBI account information and a biosketch or current CV.
To register, please send an email to Ahlam Saleh at and indicate which session you plan to attend.
For the Support Professionals/Administrative staff, delegate account access must be secured. Details on how to get this will be provided upon registration.
If you are unable to make it to one of the sessions, a video tutorial is available at :

EndNote Desktop

March 22, 2017, 2-4pm
March 29, 2017, 9-11am
April 14, 2017, 9-11am
May 10, 2017, 2-4pm
Health Sciences Library, Tucson Rm 2102a (computer lab)
Presented by Ahlam Saleh and Maribeth Slebodnik
Contact: and

This training session will provide an introduction to the EndNote software program for the desktop. The workshop will provide attendees with an overview of the program and hands-on experience with the basic functions and tools. Please note that this training sessions is for beginners and that the training will be Windows platform based. Further information about EndNote is available on the following guide:

PubMed Basics
March 27, 2017, 1-2pm
April 19, 2017, 9:30-10:30am
Health Sciences Library, Tucson Rm 2102a (computer lab)
Presented by Yamila El-Khayat and Roberto Lopez

This workshop will provide an introduction to PubMed. Attendees will learn key skills including how to navigate PubMed, build a structured search, and use some of PubMed’s powerful features such as My NCBI.

Know Your (Copy)Rights         
March 30, 2017, 12-1pm
Health Sciences Library, Tucson Rm 2141
Presented by Dan Lee

As an author you have a bundle of rights under copyright - until you assign them to someone else that is. Learn what you are signing away when you assign your rights to a publisher.

Open Access Hour
April 12, 2017, 12-1pm
Health Sciences Library, Tucson Rm 2141
Presented by: Dan Lee and Kimberly Chapman
Contact: and

Have you heard about the UA Open Access Policy passed by Faculty Senate? Are you interested in learning more about the Open Access Publishing Fund for publishing in open access journals? Do you know if your publisher allows you to make your post-prints publically available?

Join Dan Lee and Kimberly Chapman to learn more about open access policies and opportunities for University of Arizona faculty, researchers and graduate students.

12:00 – 12:25 UA Open Access Policy Update
The Faculty Senate passed the UA Open Access Policy in April 2016. Learn how the policy works and how you can participate. We appreciate all the Health Sciences faculty who have contributed manuscripts this past year!

12:25 – 12:40 p.m.: UA Open Access Publishing Fund
Do you know about this fund sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Discovery and the University Libraries? Learn what the fund covers and how to apply for publication in open access journals.

12:40 – 1:00 p.m.: Does My Publisher Support Open Access?
Many journals allow authors to post an accepted version of articles on author websites and institutional repositories like the UA Campus Repository. Do you know what your publisher allows, and how it helps you reach more people with your publications? Learn how we can help!

3D Modeling and Printing for Beginners
Workshop & Open Lab
April 20, 2017, 2-4pm
Health Sciences Library, Tucson Rm 2102 (computer lab)
Presented by: Michelle Halla and Anna Streight
Contact: and

We’ll provide an overview of the technologies involved with 3D printing and 3D modeling, then offer a hands-on workshop in which participants will learn how to use free software to create a 3D object, export the model, and submit it to the library’s 3D printing services.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic limits of 3D printing & identify appropriate design solutions
  • Compare different methods of creating 3D models
  • Create a 3D model that they can submit to 3D printing service

Potential, Possible, or Probable Predatory Open Access Publishers
April 26, 2017, 12-12:50
Health Sciences Library, Tucson Rm 2141
Presented by: Dan Lee

Have you ever been spammed by journals you’ve never heard of asking you to submit an article or even serve on their editorial board? Would you like to publish in an open access journal but you aren’t sure about the quality? Learn some tips on identifying deceptive journals and how to avoid them.

Last updated Mar 20, 2018 by cdstewart