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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

Research BaSiCSsss: Literature Search Skills for Dí16
Thur, January 15, 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!

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Ovid: Searching for Evidence and Creating Alerts
Thur, January 22, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

After a brief tour of Ovid's search features, we will explore the links from OvidMedline to its EBM files and its ways of limiting retrieval to articles with evidence. We will each make a personal account and set up a literature alert on a topic of interest to us. Bring your questions about Ovid's mechanics so we can address them.

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PubMed: the Basics
Thur, January 29, 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

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Get that stat! Intro to Major Health Data Sources
Thur, February 5, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

This workshop will discuss how and where to locate health data for the United States and the world. Major data sources will be introduced for topics such as vital statistics, risk surveillance, medical expenditure, frequency of procedures, as well as data for specific populations.

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Research BaSiCSsss: Literature Search Skills for Dí16
Thur, February 12, 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!

REGISTER HERE


Web of Science
Thur, February 19, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Cross disciplinary subject? Not sure of where to go after you search PubMed? Have you written an article and want to know who has quoted you? This workshop is for you! We will learn how to construct a keyword search; show how finding one good article on a topic can lead to other articles on the same thing; and find out who is also working on your topic of interest. It will become your new best friend for research!

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EndNote
Thur, February 26, 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

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Systematic Reviews: Laying the Groundwork
Thur, March 5, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Thinking about writing a systematic review? Curious about what the process entails? Not sure what a systematic review is? Come to this workshop to learn about systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and other types of high-level research reviews. We will discuss topics such as the elements of a systematic review, protocols, resources, timelines, and suggested databases.

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Research BaSiCSsss: Literature Search Skills for Dí16
Thur, March 12, 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!

REGISTER HERE


Thursday, March 19, 2015 - Getting Materials and Resources Beyond Hirsh Library
Thur, March 19, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Need an article, book, thesis, DVD, or other materials that we don't seem to have right here at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library?  Come learn about how to request these items through our interlibrary loan service and also gain some tips on sussing out the elusive, such as conference proceedings, ahead-of-print articles, and dissertations.

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RefWorks
Thur, March 26, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Want to streamline your research with your writing? Interested in tools to help manage your citations and bibliographies? This one-hour session will introduce you to RefWorks, an online citation management program. RefWorks allows you to create a personal database of references and generate bibliographies in a variety of formats.

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

  • how to set up an account 
  • importing citations from research databases, such as PubMed and Google Scholar 
  • formatting bibliographies in styles, such as APA and JAMA

This session is for absolute beginners - no previous experience is required

REGISTER HERE


Research BaSiCSsss: Literature Search Skills for Dí16
Thur, April 2, 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!

REGISTER HERE


Get Published: Tools for Managing Your Writing
Thur, April 9, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

In this workshop you will learn how to use library resources and tools to manage your writing from conception to publication. Resources covered include:

  • making effective use of citation management tools
  • databases to find journal impact factors
  • suggested apps, guidelines, and tips to keep track of your research

Space is limited, so be sure to arrive on time for a seat!

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EndNote
Thur, April 16, 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

REGISTER HERE


Journal spam, journal scam: Is this where I should publish?
Thur, April 23, 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.

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OVID Medline 101
Thur, April 30, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Searching the medical literature more precisely can save you time and energy. Come spend 45 minutes exploring and searching Ovid’s MEDLINE database. In this hands-on class, we’ll focus on:

  • Formulating and performing a subject search
  • Applying basic filters
  • Accessing full text articles
  • Sending lists of results to yourself

This is a class designed for users new to Ovid – PubMed users welcome!

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