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Library Workshops - Fall 2016

Please join us in the Dana Classroom for one or more of our fall workshops. 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 Frances Delwiche at frances.delwiche@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4423.

Systematic Reviews Workshop Miniseries

This fall, the Dana Medical Library is offering a 3-part workshop miniseries on Systematic Reviews. See the full schedule below for the full descriptions.

  1. Introduction to Systematic Reviews (September 28)
  2. Searching for Systematic Reviews (October 5)
  3. Finding Gray Literature (October 12)

Come to one or all. No special registration is needed.

Library Workshops


Navigating UVM Libraries Resources

New to UVM or returning to research after a break? Learn about library services, and available databases and journals, and how to find full-text articles and access library materials from off-campus.

Instructor: Alice Stokes

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Searching the Biomedical Journal Literature through MEDLINE

Learn to effectively and efficiently search the MEDLINE database to support patient care, research, and education. This workshop will focus on searching Ovid or PubMed, the two most popular MEDLINE interfaces at Dana Medical Library.

Instructor: Nancy Bianchi

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Basics of EndNote

Learn the basics of EndNote to collect and manage references, and to insert them into a manuscript. If you would like to attend an EndNote workshop, but cannot make this date, contact Frances Delwiche (frances.delwiche@uvm.edu) for other options.

Instructor: Frances Delwiche

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Systematic Reviews

This workshop will contrast the rigorous methodology used to produce systematic reviews with other approaches to reviewing the literature. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin constructing their own systematic review protocol, enabling them to both evaluate systematic reviews, and participate in authoring a systematic review.

Instructors: Donna O'Malley & Gary Atwood

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm


Searching for Systematic Reviews

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Finding Gray Literature

The gray literature, including resources such as conference proceedings, technical reports, and government documents, can provide valuable information that isn't found in the published journal literature. This presentation will cover the what, why, when, and how to search the gray literature.

Instructors: Nancy Bianchi & Gary Atwood

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Personal Information Management: Best Practices

How do you organize all the information you collect for your research, work and personal life? Do you wish there were ways to manage that information more efficiently? This workshop will explore the concepts of Personal Information Management (PIM), and offer concrete tips for optimum productivity and effective management of all your information.

Instructor: Laura Haines

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Basics of EndNote

Learn the basics of EndNote to collect and manage references, and to insert them into a manuscript. If you would like to attend an EndNote workshop, but cannot make this date, contact Frances Delwiche (frances.delwiche@uvm.edu) for other options.

Instructor: Frances Delwiche

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm


Personal Information Management: Tools

Managing all of the information you collect for research, work and home can be overwhelming. This workshop will provide an overview of various personal information management tools to help, and offer basic instruction in OneNote and Evernote.

Instructor: Laura Haines

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
UVM's Institutional Repository in the Lifecycle of Scholarship

From undergraduate theses, to grant reports, to journal articles of value to a variety of communities, UVM's institutional repository hosts a range of scholarly publications authored by UVM's faculty and students. Come see how your work could benefit from inclusion in ScholarWorks @ UVM.

Instructor: Donna O'Malley

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
PubMed: Basics and Beyond

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
EndNote Tips & Tricks

In this workshop, we'll explore some of the more sophisticated features of this powerful reference management software.

Instructor: Gary Atwood

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm

What else would you like to learn?

We can custom design a workshop for you, your class, or for your workgroup. Workshops can be held in the Library or in another location that's more convenient for you. Please contact Frances Delwiche at frances.delwiche@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4423 for more information or to schedule a session.

Workshops on these topics are readily available, and you can request any combination of topics:

  • Advanced MEDLINE
  • Citation and E-Journal Troubleshooting
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Consumer Health on the Web
  • DynaMed
  • EndNote
  • Evidence-Based Practice (EBM) Tools
  • Google / Google Scholar
  • Keeping Up with the Literature
  • Medical Images
  • Navigating the Virtual Library
  • Ovid MEDLINE
  • Poster Presentations
  • PsycINFO
  • PubMed
  • UpToDate
  • Web of Science

Questions? Please contact Frances Delwiche at frances.delwiche@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4423.

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