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RefWorks: An Introduction
Thur, January 30th, 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! But if you are already a RefWorks user, this session will be a great refresher for you!

Space is limited, so please register here by January 29th.


Cochrane Systematic Reviews
Thur, Februay 13, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

Who is the Cochrane Collaboration and why should I care about their systematic reviews? This global network of researchers provides a place where vast amounts of evidence can be synthesized and effectively inform health care decisions. This workshop will provide an overview of the history and the structure of the organization, as well as introduce the users to searching the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Space is limited, so be sure to arrive promptly!


Beyond PubMed: Web of Science
Thur, Feb 27th, 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.

Web of Science will become your new best friend for research!

Sapce is limited, so please register here by February 26th.


Get Published: Tools for Managing Your Writing
Thur, March 13, 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!


Navigating My Bibliography in PubMed
Thur, March 27, 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.

Space is limited, so please register here by March 26th.


Amazing Abstracts & Professional Posters
Mon, April 7, 12-1pm OR 4:30-5:30pm
Sackler 510

Thinking of submitting an abstract and poster for the CTSI research day or the Charlton Lecture? Need to submit and abstract or poster for another research symposium in the near future? Brush up with tips and tricks for creating the best abstracts and posters you can by attending an HHSL workshop!

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Basic tenants of abstract creation and writing
  • Best Practices for poster content
  • Tips & tricks for poster design and layout

Space is limited to 12-15 people per session, so please register for ONE session here:


OVID Medline 101
Thur, April 10, 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!

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


Healthy People 2020: A Roadmap to Improving the Health of Americans
Thur, April 24, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

What would a healthier America look like in 10 years – and – how do we get there?

During this one-hour session, we will introduce you to the Healthy People 2020, the “science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.” Healthy People 2020 includes all aspects of health, including oral health and nutrition.

We will also introduce you to the Healthy People 2020 web site, which features a wealth of tools for learning about the health of Americans, including:

- Goals and objectives set for achieving a healthier America by 2020
- Baseline data for the health status of Americans
- Links to evidence-based interventions
- DATA2020, an “interactive data tool, allows users to explore the data and technical information related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives.”

Space is limited, so please register here by April 23rd.


So you think you want to do a Systematic Review?
Thur, May 8, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

If you are thinking about writing a systematic review or want to write your article in a systematic and thorough fashion, this overview is for you.

We will discuss the elements of a systematic review and whose protocol you could follow, the time line you should expect, how to keep yourself organized during the process, and what databases you could use.

Space is limited, so please register here by May 7th.


Introduction to Research Data Management
Wed, May 14

This session has two time options:
12-1pm Sackler 514
4-5pm Sackler 507

This workshop will define research data; present the need to manage/share/preserve data by learning funding agency requirements (e.g. NSF, NEH and HIH); and identify the value and importance of data management to the success of a research project.

Please plan to arrive early for a seat!


Types, Formats, and Stages of Data
Tues, May 20

This session has two time options:
12-1pm Sackler 114W
4-5pm Sackler 507

Data is typically considered in two broad categories: quantitative and qualitative. In the realm of quantitative data, ‘number’ and ‘data’ are not synonymous. The workshop will define research data, the range and stages of data and potential storage formats.

Please plan to arrive early for a seat!