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Health Sciences Webinars and Workshops: PubMed for Pharmacy

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VCU Libraries offers a wide range of webinars and in-person workshops to help researchers at all levels in the health sciences master online tools and other resources and strategies that benefit research projects. Topics include making the most of PubMed, finding scientific and medical images, using Creative Commons, mining databases and searching for reliable consumer health information.

The series is free and open to all, but please register. For workshops at the Community Health Education Center or Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck. For special accommodations, or to register offline, please contact Thelma Mack, research and education coordinator, at mackta@vcu.edu or (804) 828-0017.

Schedule and Registration

PubMed for Pharmacy
Sept. 27, 12:10–12:40 p.m.
Register for this Sept. 27 webinar.
PubMed is a great source of primary literature, including original research related to drug information. This webinar provides a quick overview of how to locate journal articles related to drugs in PubMed. It also explains how to search for drug-related terms in the Medical Subject Headings and when to use a Pharmacological Action or Supplementary concept tag.

Health Literacy
Oct. 2, noon–1:30 p.m.
Register for this Oct. 2 workshop.
Community Health Education Center
The Institute of Medicine defines health literacy as, "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." This workshop provides an overview of health literacy. The speakers will demonstrate reliable consumer health information for patients, provide an overview of the teach back method and explain how to evaluate written patient education materials.

Web of Science: Basics
Oct. 11, 12:10–1 p.m.
Register for this Oct. 11 webinar.
Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences provides access to Web of Science. This is an excellent database to enhance your biomedical literature search by allowing one-stop cross-disciplinary searching. Along with subject or author searching, you can do a cited reference search to find out who has cited you or who else has cited the method paper you are using for your research.

Finding Science and Medical Images
Oct. 5, 12:101 p.m.
Register for this Oct. 5 webinar.
Need to find images for a paper, poster, class or presentation? This webinar will help you navigate image options and resources. Participants will learn how to access licensed resources including ARTstor, AP Images and Anatomy.TV through VCU Libraries, as well as free resources. This webinar also highlights copyright considerations for the use of images in the classroom, for publication and in presentations.

Health Literacy
Oct. 8, noon1:30 p.m.
Register for this Oct. 8 event.
Community Health Education Center
The Institute of Medicine defines health literacy as, "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." This workshop provides an overview of health literacy. The speakers will demonstrate reliable consumer health information for patients, provide an overview of the teach back method and explain how to evaluate written patient education materials.

Getting Started with Mendeley 
Oct. 10, 121 p.m.
Register for this Oct. 10 webinar.
Mendeley is a tool that helps users manage, share, annotate and cite their citation collections. Citation collections can be stored in the cloud and used across various devices or platforms. In this webinar, participants will learn to create a Mendeley account, import citations and PDFs from various databases, organize citation collections, manage groups and much more.

Research Poster Design
Oct. 16, noon1 p.m.
Register for this Oct. 16 workshop/webinar.
Tompkins-McCaw Library Lecture Room 2-010 and online.
Was your poster accepted at a conference or symposium? Feeling uncertain about the best ways to lay your research out onto a poster? Learn quick tips, tricks and tools that will help take your poster to the next level. You will learn how to make your research poster eye catching and organized in a way that helps people understand your work. Valuable library resources and services to help you prepare your poster will also be presented.

PubMed: Basics
Oct. 17, noon1 p.m.
Register for this Oct. 17 event.
Learn to search MEDLINE via PubMed, including basic features and search techniques such as limits, display options and print formats. Methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed.

Getting Started with Zotero
Oct. 25, 12:101 p.m.
Register for this Oct. 25 webinar.
Zotero is a tool that helps users manage their citation collections. In this webinar, participants will learn to how create a Zotero account, import citations and PDFs from various platforms, organize citation collections, generate in-text citations and bibliographies using Zotero’s Microsoft Word plugin and much more.

SAGE Research Methods
Nov. 2, 12:1012:50 p.m.
Register for this Nov. 2 webinar.
Do you ever find yourself stuck at some part of the research process? Are you in a class or program that requires you to do a research project and you don't know where to start? Or perhaps, you have collected all of your data and are not quite sure how to approach analysis? SAGE Research Methods can help you move forward. This online database has information to guide users through each step of the research process, from defining a topic to research design and writing a manuscript for publication.

Web of Science: Advanced
Nov. 5, 12:101 p.m.
Register for this Nov. 5 webinar.
Web of Science is a great database of academic literature and so much more. It contains tools to help you find the top journals, authors and papers in your field. You can also see how your papers and publication history stack up compared to others in your discipline.

CINAHL
Nov. 7, noon1 p.m.
Register for this Nov. 7 webinar.
The Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) provides access to full text from over 1300 journals, plus evidence-based care sheets, legal cases, drug records and more than 200 books. Through this workshop, participants will learn the basic features of CINAHL and search techniques such as limits and the use of Boolean Operators. Also, methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed.

Getting Started with Mendeley
Nov. 8, 23 p.m.
Register for this Nov. 8 webinar.
Mendeley is a tool that helps users manage, share, annotate and cite their citation collections. Citation collections can be stored in the cloud and used across various devices or platforms. In this workshop, participants will learn to create a Mendeley account, import citations and PDFs from various databases, organize citation collections, manage groups and much more.

Past Events

Getting Started with Mendeley
Sept. 4, noon–1 p.m.
Mendeley is a tool that helps users manage, share, annotate and cite their citation collections. Citation collections can be stored in the cloud and used across various devices or platforms. In this webinar, participants will learn to create a Mendeley account, import citations and PDFs from various databases, organize citation collections, manage groups and much more.

Getting Started with Zotero
Sept. 6, 12:10–1 p.m.
Zotero is a tool that helps users manage their citation collections. In this webinar, participants will learn to how create a Zotero account, import citations and PDFs from various platforms, organize citation collections, generate in-text citations and bibliographies using Zotero's Microsoft Word plugin and much more.

PubMed: Advanced
Sept. 19, 12:10–1 p.m.
Become a PubMed pro and learn advanced database features that will help you navigate the literature more thoroughly and precisely. This webinar provides attendees with an overview of features including the use of Medical Subject Heading (MeSH), Advanced Search, Search Alerts, Clinical Queries, efficient organizing and collecting options, as well as an introduction to MyNCBI.

Video Archive

Most of these events will be recorded, and videos will be stored in our Kaltura archive, accessible to anyone with a VCU eID. Recordings of previous events are already available.

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