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Registration is not required, but highly suggested in order to reserve your space if it happens to be a popular topic.

Workshop Descriptions

Citation Management Tools: An Overview
Wed September 9: REGISTER
Thurs September 10: REGISTER

Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Citation management tools help you manage the research process. These tools allow you to store and organize references, as well as automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation styles, such as APA and AMA. They store PDFs, allow you to share references with others, and so much more! Learn about your options among four major citation managers: RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley. This workshop will provide an overview of these tools to inform your decisions on which tool is best for you.


PubMed: The Basics
Wed September 16: REGISTER
Thurs September 17: REGISTER

Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

This workshop will introduce you to the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database. We will review: 

  • the structure of the PubMed database
  • planning and executing a search strategy 
  • narrowing down search results 
  • finding full-text
  • exporting citations into citation management programs, such as EndNote and RefWorks

Point-of-Care/ Mobile Resources
Wed September 23: REGISTER
Thurs September 24: REGISTER

Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

This workshop introduces you to free point-of-care and health science mobile apps available to the Tufts University community. Demos will be given on features of various apps and attendees will be given information on how to get started with installing apps to their mobile device.


Web of Science and Scopus
Wed September 30: REGISTER
Thurs October 1: REGISTER

Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Think you can find all the literature you’ll ever need in PubMed/MEDLINE? Think again. Web of Science and Scopus index journal articles, conference proceedings and books in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. These databases can be used to search for literature for interdisciplinary or basic science topics. Web of Science and Scopus also provide citation metrics, such as the number of times an article has been cited, and allow you to create citation reports for an author or set of articles. In this session, you will learn how to construct a search, filter your results, export references to a citation manager, and create a citation report in each of these databases.


EndNote: The Basics
Wed October 7: REGISTER
Thurs October 8: REGISTER

Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

This one-hour session will introduce you to the basics of using the EndNote citation management program. EndNote allows you to create a personal database of references and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. This session is for absolute beginners - no previous experience is required!
This workshop will cover the basic functions of EndNote, including:

  • Collecting citations from research databases, such as PubMed, Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar  
  • Creating references from PDF files 
  • Selecting citation styles (such as APA and JAMA) and creating bibliographies 
  • Using Cite-While-You-Write to create in-text citations

Research BaSiCSsss for D’18
Wed October 14: REGISTER
Thurs October 15: REGISTER

Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510


Journal spam, journal scam: Is this where I should publish? (Open Access Week Event)
Wed October 21: REGISTER

Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

This workshop will help participants identify predatory publishers, that is, publishers who do not provide proper editorial and publishing services and often exploit the "author pays" business model used by many open access journals.  Case studies and a guide for assessing publishers will be explored.


Tufts Faculty Research Study Results (Open Access Week Event)
Thur October 22: REGISTER

Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Come hear about the results of a faculty research survey Tufts libraries conducted this past summer and how it will inform library services for the future. As academic research is changing and expanding beyond the traditional article and book, scholarly publishing is changing as well. New business models, new mandates, and the wide use of social media are just a few examples of the new landscape. In light of this, Tufts libraries interviewed a cross section of faculty at different stages in their careers to learn how these changes are affecting their research and their approach to publishing - all with the goal of helping develop library services that enable the open dissemination of Tufts scholarship.


Research BaSiCSsss: Literature Search Skills for D’17
Wed October 28: REGISTER
Thurs October 29: REGISTER

Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Refresh your library skills with this workshop designed to help tackle the literature search required of Third Year students as part of the Spiral Seminar Series. We will review how to construct good research questions, create PICO, search the literature for evidence, and more. Bring your BaSiCSsss cases!


Using Images
Wed November 4: REGISTER
Thurs November 5: REGISTER

Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510


Research BaSiCSsss for D’18
Wed November 11: REGISTER

Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510


Research BaSiCSsss: Literature Search Skills for D’17
Thurs November 12: REGISTER

Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Refresh your library skills with this workshop designed to help tackle the literature search required of Third Year students as part of the Spiral Seminar Series. We will review how to construct good research questions, create PICO, search the literature for evidence, and more. Bring your BaSiCSsss cases!


PubMed: The Basics
Wed November 18: REGISTER
Thurs November 19: REGISTER

Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

This workshop will introduce you to the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database. We will review: 

  • the structure of the PubMed database
  • planning and executing a search strategy 
  • narrowing down search results 
  • finding full-text
  • exporting citations into citation management programs, such as EndNote and RefWorks

EndNote: The Basics
Wed December 2: REGISTER
Thurs December 3: REGISTER

Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

This one-hour session will introduce you to the basics of using the EndNote citation management program. EndNote allows you to create a personal database of references and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. This session is for absolute beginners - no previous experience is required!

This workshop will cover the basic functions of EndNote, including:

·         Collecting citations from research databases, such as PubMed, Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar  

·         Creating references from PDF files 

·         Selecting citation styles (such as APA and JAMA) and creating bibliographies 

·         Using Cite-While-You-Write to create in-text citations