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Hirsh Library Tips & Tricks: Orienting Yourself to our Tools and Resources
Thur, Sept 11, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Come help us kick-off our semester of Open Workshops with treats and a tour of the online resources we have available to you! We will also cover FAQs about online access, troubleshooting when it seems like you can’t get an article, and other services we provide. Space is limited and snacks will be provided first come, first served. See you there!

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Citation Management Tools: An Overview
Thur, Sept 18, Noon-1:00pm

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.

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Professional Portfolio Tools: Impact Factors, H-Index and Altmetrics, oh my!
Thur, Sept 25, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Come learn how to measure your professional impact using the tools available from the Hirsh Library. We will discuss the background and controversy of Impact Factors, how to use Web of Science to calculate your H-Index, and introduce you to the world of Altmetrics. Please note that the library has no contact with promotions committees or knows of specific requirements.

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Beyond PubMed: Exploring Web of Science
Thur, Oct 2, 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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"But I Found it Online!” Proper Use and Attribution of Images for Papers, Posters, and Presentations
Thur, Oct 9, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Are you confused by the rules surrounding use of figures and images you find online and in other publications in your own work? Did you even know there ARE rules governing reuse and republication? This workshop will help you navigate the tricky world of copyright, licensing, and intellectual property, and provide an introduction to the world of Creative Commons and the Public Domain.

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EndNote: An Introduction
Thur, Oct 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 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 and figures with captions

This session is for absolute beginners - no previous experience is required! Registration is limited to 12.

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Present Beautifully: Free Tools for Presentations and Posters
Thur, Oct 23, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Learn how to quickly create eye-catching presentations with Prezi, and Haiku Deck. Explore some of the best features that these tools have to offer. Please bring an iPad or laptop and your keen interest to present beautifully to the workshop!

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Zotero: The “Other” Citation Management Tool
Thur, Nov 6, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Learn about Zotero, the free, robust open-source alternative to RefWorks and EndNote. It’s a citation management tool that can help you shave time off of your research or writing projects through its automated organization and management capabilities. Learn about its compelling features such as word processor integration, syncing your libraries with multiple devices, and much more! Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops, register for a Zotero account, and follow along in this interactive workshop.

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Powerpoint: Make it Work for You
Thur, Nov 13, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

New to PowerPoint? Looking to make an impression with your next presentation? This workshop can help you get started. We’ll focus on the basics: creating slides, adding text, tweaking design, and enhancing transitions.

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Navigating My Bibliography for NIH Public Access Policy Compliance
Thur, Nov 20, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Since 2008, peer-reviewed manuscripts resulting from National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored research must be made available to the public via PubMed Central. Join Kara Charmanski, HNRCA Grants Management Administrator, and Judy Rabinowitz, Research and Instruction Librarian at HHSL, to learn how to report manuscripts to NIH using MyBibliography in conjunction with eRA Commons.

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Ovid Medline: Searching for Evidence & Tailoring Feeds
Thur, Dec 4, 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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Managing your Research Data: Best Practices for Filing and Storing
Thur, Dec 18, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Are your data file names enigmatic; your folder and organization structure unfathomable? Is your storage scattered and unprotected? Join the Hirsh Library as we present some management best practices for naming, organizing, storing and securing your valuable data. We will also touch on some FAQs about storage types and security concerns.

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