TML News and Notes: February 2008
This webcast features the keynote lecture of the 29th Annual UNC School of Public Health Minority Health Conference on "The Impact of Poverty, Culture, and Environment on Minority Health". This program will include a live call-in question-and-answer session with Dr.Krieger, moderated by Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; advance registration encouraged. Print the Flyer
Date: Friday February 29, 2008
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 2-010
Register Online at http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/training/course_detail.asp?ID=5609
For more information, contact Shannon Jones at 828-0626
This program is sponsored by the VCU Libraries and the VCU Center on Health Disparities.
Need help finding articles for your research paper? Do you want to learn more about creating bibliographies using RefWorks and searching specialized sources for grant funding or biotechnology information? Join your librarian for office hours in Room 350 at 12:00PM and get individual assistance with your information questions.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
For more information, contact Virginia Stone, Library Liaison for the School of Pharmacy, at 828-1881
TML Librarians have set up folders in RefShare, the shared area of RefWorks. These folders allow you to search and link to materials listed in some Resource Guides provided by VCU Libraries. You can export citations of interest to your RefWorks account. These guides will link you to VCU Libraries books, journals, and databases, as well as useful web sites on your topic.
The following Guides are now available in RefShare:
Cultural Competence/Health Disparities
Scientific Writing and Grantsmanship
Other PubMed Search Engines
Look at the references in 'Full View' to find out more about each resource. Please let us know if you find these useful, or if you have something to add. If you have an idea for another RefShare guide, we'd love to hear it.
You can create your own RefShare account for a course or work group. All you need to do is choose Share Folders from the Folders pull down menu. Then click the Share Folder button next to the folder you want to share. The Shared Folder Optionspage allows you to email the URL to a few people (email button next to long link at the top) or put your folder in the VCU shared area (check the box in the Reference Sharing Options section at the bottom).
Learn what is available for use in the Instructional Media Workshop, a Self service facility in Tompkins-McCaw Library for creating media presentation materials. The IMW computers include a variety of software, including Adobe software used to convert MS Word documents into .pdf files. Equipment and supplies are available in the Workshop to produce posters, signs, digital images, and edit audio and video files. Use of the Workshop is done independently. Register and then meet at the Service Desk, 1st floor, Tompkins-McCaw Library, 509 N. 12th St., MCV Campus.
During this online workshop you will learn to use RefWorks, an extremely useful tool that allows you to easily create and manage your own personal research database. With a personalized account, you can quickly add citations to your database as you are searching the literature. When you are ready, RefWorks will automatically generate your bibliography to finalize your grant, thesis, dissertation, or manuscript. Register now at http://www.library.vcu.edu/events/detail.html?ID=42312
When: Monday, February 11, 2008 Noon - 1:00 pm
VCU Libraries Black History Month Lecture "Richmond Women in the Civil Rights Movement" is a panel discussion with Civil Rights pioneers Ora Lomax, Elizabeth Johnson Rice, and Hilda Warden. Moderated by Bonnie Winston. This special event will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 starting at 7:30 pm in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom on the Monroe Park Campus. Free and open to the public. Parking is available for a fee in the West Main or West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, please contact the VCU Libraries at 804-827-1165 or 804-827-1163 prior to February 8, 2008. A reception will be held immediately following the event. The 6th annual VCU Libraries Black History Month Lecture is sponsored by the VCU Friends of the Library. For more information contact Donna Coghill, 828-6554.
Learn tips to help make your research efforts more effective and efficient. Attendees will be shown how to customize library services, store searches and find the most current research using PubMed and Web of Science (WOS), NCHS data sources and CRISP. Register at http://www.library.vcu.edu/events/detail.html?ID=42316
When: Thursday, February 14, 2008
Where: Sanger Hall, Room B1-020