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June Workshops tackle vital resources and databases

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Dana Medical Library provides workshops focusing on important resources and databases each Wednesday throughout the month. Come check them out!

Introduction to EndNote

June 1, Noon – 1:00 pm: This beginning EndNote workshop will get you started with using this powerful reference management software. You’ll learn how easy it is to export citations from popular online databases and automatically insert them into your paper or manuscript. Instructor: Frances Delwiche, MLIS

PubMed: Basics & Beyond

June 8, Noon – 1:00 pm: Are your PubMed skills a little rusty? Come to this workshop and brush up on the basics such as using limits and MeSH headings to zero in on the results you need. We’ll move beyond the basics by answering whatever questions you have so come prepared to share! Instructor: Alice Stokes, MLIS

Searching CINAHL

June 15, Noon – 1:00 pm: This workshop will cover how to find high quality nursing and allied health information in CINAHL. In it, we’ll cover topics like advanced searching, how to use subject headings in your search, and how to fine-tune your results. Instructor: Fred Pond, MLS

Searching for Systematic Reviews

June 22, Noon – 1:00 pm: Systematic reviews summarize, appraise, and interpret evidence from healthcare research, primarily from journal articles. They can be the most efficient way to bring the results of clinical research into clinical decision making. This workshop will explore databases and methodologies for locating high-quality systematic reviews. Instructor: Donna O’Malley, MLS

Introduction to EndNote

June 29, Noon – 1:00 pm: This beginning EndNote workshop will get you started with using this powerful reference management software. You’ll learn how easy it is to export citations from popular online databases and automatically insert them into your paper or manuscript. Instructor: Gary Atwood, MSLIS

Workshops are open to all UVM and University of Vermont Medical Center students, staff, and faculty. Unless otherwise noted, preregistration is not required for library workshops. Questions about any of our workshops? Not affiliated with UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center? Please contact Gary Atwood at (802) 656-4488.

NLM Exhibit on the History of Drugs and Addiction now open at Dana

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Through June 11th, The Dana Medical Library is hosting the National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibition Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions. Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. While some remain socially acceptable, others are outlawed because of their toxic, and intoxicating, characteristics. These classifications have shifted at different times in history, and will continue to change. The transformation of a particular drug, from an acceptable indulgence to a bad habit, or vice versa, is closely tied to the intentions of those endorsing its use, and their status in society. This exhibition explores some of the factors that have shaped the changing definition of some of our most potent drugs, from medical miracle to social menace.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. For more information, contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.