Program for the 2011 PDI

10:00 AM

Session Title:
International Travel by CSU Faculty & Employees - online registration, updates, FAQs
Presenters:
Sally Alexander
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
166 Library (CC1)
Description:
April 1, 2009 the Provost's Office changed the International travel approval process requiring all requests to get approval from the office of Risk Management & Insurance. Sept 1, 2009 the online registration system was launched. Session will cover online registration tips, updates, and some FAQs. Insurance Coverage questions answered.
Goals and Target Audience:
All CSU Faculty that travel internationally on CSU business. Administrative assistants or personnel tasked with travel approval processes.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Searching the Scientific Literature: Tips & Tricks for Non-Scientists
Presenters:
Allison Level,Michelle Wilde
Category:
Research
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
166 Library (CC1)
Description:
Scientific literature has its own vocabulary and tools for effective searching. Locating specific information on a topic can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack of thousands of journal articles. In this session we will provide information and hands-on examples of how to find an article from a scientific citation such as: Miranda R and Stone E 1993 Phys. Lett. A 178 105 or DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2008.0297. Attendees will learn strategies for selecting the appropriate databases in a given subject/topic area and time-saving tips for searching multiple databases at one time. We will also highlight online science encyclopedias and how they can provide the non-scientist with a vocabulary for searching the scientific literature.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals and targeted audience: The target audience is any non-scientist who needs to find scientific research information. The session goals are to provide information and time-saving strategies for locating scientific information in encyclopedias, databases, and from scientific journal citations.