Workshops at The Library

Please note:

  • All instructional workshops are open to UCSD students, staff, and faculty. San Diego area health professionals may also attend the workshops space permitting. PubMed workshops are open to everyone.
  • Individual / group consultations and customized workshops on these or other topics are also available. Contact Karen Heskett to request a consultation.
  • Laptops welcome - we have room in our classrooms for you to bring your own wireless-equipped laptop if you prefer to use your own equipment.
  • Registration: Click the register link by the workshop you wish to attend and fill out the form. If you have questions or comments, you can e-mail Karen Heskett.

Please register at least 24 hours in advance. Workshops may be cancelled due to insufficient registration. Registrants will be notified if a workshop is cancelled.

Workshop Descriptions

Please note that classes will take place in both the Biomedical Library Building & the Geisel Library as well as outside of the library. Be sure to go to the correct location!

Search Series - Library Databases and Search Tools

Reaxys for Chemical Substance and Reaction Searching

Reaxys is a core database for information about chemical substances and reactions, and it is a complement to SciFinder for comprehensive searching. Scott Newman from Elsevier will be here to introduce the new, more user-friendly Reaxys 2.0 interface. The current Reaxys will be retired this fall. This workshop is for UC San Diego faculty, staff and students only. A email address is required.

August 8 (Tue),
Biomed Lib Bldg, Classroom 3
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Scott Newman from Elsevier will be here to provide training on the Embase database. Embase is the perfect complement to PubMed, covering around 3,500 journals from 100 countries. Subjects covered include all disciplines of medicine and biomedical science with particular strengths in the fields of drug research, pharmacology and toxicology. It also includes substantial coverage of Allied Health subjects.

This database is a key resource for systematic reviews, particularly ones involving drug therapy.

Aug 8 (Tue),
Biomed Lib Bldg, Classroom 3
2:00 - 3:30 pm