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Library Workshops - Spring 2016

Please join us in the Dana Classroom for one or more of our spring 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 Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4488.

February

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, February 10, 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, February 17, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Going Gray: How to Find Gray Literature

Have you ever considered the importance of information found in non-traditional resources such as conference proceedings and government documents? The Gray Literature can provide valuable information not provided in published journal literature. This presentation will cover the what, why, when, and how to search the grey literature.

Instructors: Nancy Bianchi & Gary Atwood

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm

March

Introduction to EndNote

This beginning EndNote class 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

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
PubMed: Basics & 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, March 9, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Searching CINAHL

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: Alice Stokes

Wednesday, March 16, 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, March 23, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Ovid Medline

If you're looking for a Medline database platform that offers precision control over your search strategy and ready access to advanced search features, then come check out Medline searching using the OVID interface.

Instructor: Nancy Bianchi

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

April

How to Search Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature with many irresistible features along with some definite challenges. Come learn how to make Scholar an important tool in your clinical or research toolkit.

Instructor: Alice Stokes

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Introduction to EndNote

This beginning EndNote class 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

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
PubMed: Basics & 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: Fred Pond

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Searching CINAHL

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm

May

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, May 4, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Introduction to EndNote

This beginning EndNote class 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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Ovid Medline

If you're looking for a Medline database platform that offers precision control over your search strategy and ready access to advanced search features, then come check out Medline searching using the OVID interface.

Instructor: Nancy Bianchi

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
How to Search Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature with many irresistible features along with some definite challenges. Come learn how to make Scholar an important tool in your clinical or research toolkit.

Instructor: Gary Atwood

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm

June

Introduction to EndNote

This beginning EndNote class 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

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
PubMed: Basics & 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: Fred Pond

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Searching CINAHL

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: Alice Stokes

Wednesday, June 15, 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, June 22, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm
Introduction to EndNote

This beginning EndNote class 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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm

What else would you like to learn?

We can also 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 Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4488 for more information or to schedule a session.

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

  • Advanced MedLine
  • CINAHL
  • 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
  • Nursing Reference Center
  • Ovid MedLine
  • Poster Presentations
  • PsycINFO
  • PubMed
  • UpToDate
  • Web of Science

Questions? Please contact Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4488.

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