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Health Sciences Webinars and Workshops

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For online webinars, URL given with registration
509 N. 12th St., Richmond, Va. 23298

Description

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.

Previous Events

PubMed and CINAHL: The Basics of Doing a Good Serach for Nurses
Aug. 27, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of doing a good search to search and how those apply in PubMed/Medline and CINAHL.  In the course of the workshop, participants will learn about the basic features of each database and search techniques such as limits, the use of Boolean Operators.  Also, methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed.

PubMed and CINAHL: The Basics of Doing a Good Serach for Nurses
Sept. 3, noon–1 p.m.
Learn the basics of doing a good search to search and how those apply in PubMed/Medline and CINAHL.  In the course of the workshop, participants will learn about the basic features of each database and search techniques such as limits, the use of Boolean Operators.  Also, methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed.

PubMed and CINAHL: Basics of Doing a Good Search for Nurses
Sept. 3, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of doing a good search to search and how those apply in PubMed/Medline and CINAHL.  In the course of the workshop, participants will learn about the basic features of each database and search techniques such as limits, the use of Boolean Operators.  Also, methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed.

SAGE Research Methods: Your Online Research Partner
Sept. 4, 12:10–12:50 p.m.
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? 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. 

Mendeley for Nurses
Sept. 5, noon–12:50 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 workshop participants will learn to create a Mendeley account, import citations and PDFs from various databases, organize citation collections, manage groups, and much more.

Mendeley for Nurses
Sept. 5, 7:30–8:30 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 workshop participants will learn to create a Mendeley account, import citations and PDFs from various databases, organize citation collections, manage groups, and much more.

Get to Know the New PubMed
Sept. 10, noon–12:30 p.m.
In this brief webinar, we will explore the new PubMed interface. We will find all of the features of PubMed that we know and love, look at the interface across platforms and discuss the timeline for retiring classic PubMed.

TML Orientation
Sept. 17, noon–12:45 p.m.
Make the most of your semester with the help of VCU Libraries. This workshop will provide attendees with an overview of the spaces, resources, and services available through the Tompkins-McCaw Library on the MCV Campus of VCU.

OVID: Medline and Embase Basics for Nurses
Sept. 17, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of doing a good search and how those apply to using the Ovid interface to use MEDLINE and Embase. In the course of the workshop, participants will learn about the basic features of each database and search techniques such as limits, the use of Boolean Operators. Methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed.

CINAHL Basics
Sept. 18, noon–12:50 p.m.
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.

LGBTQIA+ Health Information and Resources
Sept. 24, 12:10–12:40 p.m.
From discrimination to lack of access, LGBT+ individuals face unique challenges in health care. Would you like to know more about the healthcare needs and rights of LGBT+ individuals? Perhaps you or someone you know identifies as LGBT+ and you would like to learn more about patient rights.

OVID: Medline and Embase Basics for Nurses
Sept. 29, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of doing a good search and how those apply to using the Ovid interface to use MEDLINE and Embase. In the course of the workshop, participants will learn about the basic features of each database and search techniques such as limits, the use of Boolean Operators. Methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed.

Research Poster Design
Oct. 1, noon–1 p.m.
Registration for this Oct. 1 event opens soon.

TML Orientation
Oct. 2, noon–12:45 p.m.
Make the most of your semester with the help of VCU Libraries. This workshop will provide attendees with an overview of the spaces, resources, and services available through the Tompkins-McCaw Library on the MCV Campus of VCU.

OVID: Medline and Embase Basics for Nurses
Oct. 6, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of doing a good search and how those apply to using the Ovid interface to use MEDLINE and Embase. In the course of the workshop, participants will learn about the basic features of each database and search techniques such as limits, the use of Boolean Operators. Methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed.

Web of Science Basics
Oct. 10, noon–12:50 p.m.
The 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 Scientific Images
Oct. 15, 12:10–1 p.m.
Need to find images for a paper, poster, class or presentation? This workshop 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. Attendees will also learn about copyright considerations for the use of images in the classroom, for publication, and in presentations.

Make the Most of myNCBI
Oct. 16, 12:10–1 p.m.
Customize your experience with PubMed and other NCBI databases by registering for a free MyNCBI account. MyNCBI lets you set default display options, highlight search terms in results, keep your search history, create alerts and citation collections, and much more. Tools such as My Bibliography and SciENcv can help you comply with federal requirements. This webinar will introduce and demonstrate many of the tools available through MyNCBI.

Getting Started with Zotero
Oct. 17, noon–12:50 p.m.
Zotero is a tool that helps users manage their citation collections. In this workshop 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.

OVID: Medline and Embase for Nurses
Oct. 21, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Become a pro at using Ovid MEDLINE and Embase, learn advanced database features that will help you navigate the literature more thoroughly and precisely. This workshops will provide attendees with an overview of features used by medical librarians including the use of Medical Subject Heading (MeSH), Emtree (Embase subject headings), adjacency searching, Search Alerts, and efficient organizing and collecting options. 

Getting Started with Mendeley
Oct. 23, noon–12:50 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 workshop participants will learn to create a Mendeley account, import citations and PDFs from various databases, organize citation collections, manage groups, and much more.

Web of Science Advanced
Oct. 24, noon–12:50 p.m.
Web of Science 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.

Mendeley for Nurses
Oct. 27, 7:30–8:30 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 workshop participants will learn to create a Mendeley account, import citations and PDFs from various databases, organize citation collections, manage groups, and much more.

Get to Know the New PubMed
Nov. 6, noon–12:30 p.m.
In this brief webinar, we will explore the new PubMed interface. We will find all of the features of PubMed that we know and love, look at the interface across platforms and discuss the timeline for retiring classic PubMed.

Embase Basics
Nov. 14, noon–12:50 p.m.
Embase is a database containing biomedicine and pharmacology citations (1974-present). It features an international scope and is recommended for use in systematic reviews and for locating drug and medical device information. This session will provide an overview of the basic features of the database, including basic search techniques. Methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed.

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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