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Health Sciences Webinars

Description

VCU Libraries offers a wide range of webinars 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 registration is required. For more information or accommodations, please contact Brandon Burneson, research and education assistant, at burnesonbp@vcu.edu..

Schedule

PubMed & CINAHL: Basics of Doing a Good Search
Presenter: Roy Brown
Jan. 31, 2021
7:30–8:30 p.m.
Register for this Jan. 31 Session

Learn the basics of doing a good 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 the use of Boolean Operators to limit searches. Methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe what topics and/or disciplines are covered by each database
  • Understand why and how to access PubMed and CINAHL through VCU Libraries
  • Perform a simple search in PubMed and CINAHL and view search history
  • Identify options for displaying search results
  • Discuss options for limiting or filtering results
  • Connect to VCU Libraries' holdings to obtain full text of articles

PubMed & CINAHL: Basics of Doing a Good Search
Presenter: Roy Brown
Feb. 2, 2021
7:308:30 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 2 Session

Learn the basics of doing a good 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 the use of Boolean Operators to limit searches. Methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe what topics and/or disciplines are covered by each database
  • Understand why and how to access PubMed and CINAHL through VCU Libraries
  • Perform a simple search in PubMed and CINAHL and view search history
  • Identify options for displaying search results
  • Discuss options for limiting or filtering results
  • Connect to VCU Libraries' holdings to obtain full text of articles

Mendeley Basics
Presenter: Roy Brown
Feb. 9, 2021
7:308:30 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 9 Session

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 more. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create a new account
  • Import citations and PDFs from various databases
  • Organize citation collections
  • Annotate PDFs and make notes that can be shared
  • Use groups to collaborate with others
  • Use the Mendeley plugin to properly place in-text citations and create a bibliography in a selected citation style

Scholarly Profiles and Your Biosketch
Presenter: Stacey Wahl
Feb. 11, 2021
121 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 11 Session

Understand and effectively utilize the scholarly profile landscape. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the different scholarly profile options for scientists and how their successful management can impact their biosketch
  • Access and update their ORCiD and My NCBI profiles to optimize the creation of a biosketch in ScienCV (NIH/NSF)

VoiceThread Basics
Presenter: Oscar Keyes
Feb. 15, 2021
5:306:30 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 15 Session

This virtual "hands-on" workshop covers the basics of VoiceThread, a tool for creating collaborative, multimedia slide decks. These slides can embed images, documents and videos while allowing participants to interact with content by leaving comments via audio, video, text, annotations and images. The workshop will be interactive and is best experienced live, although a recording will be made available afterward.

Searching OVID: MEDLINE and Embase Basics
Presenter: Roy Brown
Feb. 16, 2021
7:308:30 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 16 Session

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 the use of Boolean Operators to limit searches. Methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe what topics and/or disciplines are covered by each database
  • Understand why and how to access Ovid MEDLINE and Embase through VCU Libraries
  • Perform a simple search in MEDLINE and Embase and view search history in each
  • Identify options for displaying search results
  • Discuss options for limiting or filtering results
  • Connect to VCU Libraries' holdings to obtain full text of articles

Metrics and Your Biosketch
Presenter: Stacey Wahl
Feb. 18, 2021
121 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 18 Session

Use metrics to enhance your biosketch and show how great you are. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of author-, article- and journal-level metrics
  • Utilize metrics to build a quantitative profile of the impact of their work
  • Determine where to add metrics to their biosketch for maximum impact

PubMed: Searching the Biomedical Literature
Presenter: Sean Haupt
Feb. 18, 2021
78 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 18 Session

Learn to search the biomedical literature with PubMed, a free online scientific database from the National Libraries of Medicine and the NIH. This webinar will discuss basic search techniques and features of the database that allow you to filter and enhance your search. In addition, you will learn how to access full text of articles, save searches and get alerts for topics that interest you. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Perform a search in PubMed and identify options for displaying and filtering search results
  • Investigate a citation record to obtain full text of articles and view citations of similar articles
  • Identify options for saving or sharing articles and searches

VoiceThread Basics
Presenter: Oscar Keyes
Feb. 19, 2021
121 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 19 Session

This virtual "hands-on" workshop covers the basics of VoiceThread, a tool for creating collaborative, multimedia slide decks. These slides can embed images, documents and videos while allowing participants to interact with content by leaving comments via audio, video, text, annotations and images. The workshop will be interactive and is best experienced live, although a recording will be made available afterward.

Mendeley Basics
Presenter: Roy Brown
Feb. 21, 2021
7:308:30 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 21 Session

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 more. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create a new account
  • Import citations and PDFs from various databases
  • Organize citation collections
  • Annotate PDFs and make notes that can be shared
  • Use groups to collaborate with others
  • Use the Mendeley plugin to properly place in-text citations and create a bibliography in a selected citation style

Zotero Basics
Presenter: Sean Haupt
Feb. 25, 2021
78 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 25 Session

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 more. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create a Zotero account
  • Import citations and PDFs from websites and library databases
  • Organize citation collections
  • Generate in-text citations and bibliographies using Zotero's Microsoft Word plugin

Searching OVID: MEDLINE and Embase Basics
Presenter: Roy Brown
Feb. 28, 2021
7:308:30 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 28 Session

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 the use of Boolean Operators to limit searches. Methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe what topics and/or disciplines are covered by each database
  • Understand why and how to access Ovid MEDLINE and Embase through VCU Libraries
  • Perform a simple search in MEDLINE and Embase and view search history in each
  • Identify options for displaying search results
  • Discuss options for limiting or filtering results
  • Connect to VCU Libraries' holdings to obtain full text of articles

PubMed Basics
Presenter: Rachel Koenig
March 2, 2021
1212:30 p.m.
Register for this March 2 Session

This webinar is intended to provide a basic background of the PubMed database. Participants will learn about the content within PubMed, as well as how to perform basic searching techniques in the database. Advanced PubMed techniques will be covered in a subsequent webinar. At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the disciplines covered by and the material included in the PubMed database,
  • Perform a simple search in PubMed and view the Search History
  • Discuss options for viewing, limiting and filtering the results of a search

PubMed Basics
Presenter: Rachel Koenig
March 2, 2021
7:308 p.m.
Register for this March 2 Session

This webinar is intended to provide a basic background of the PubMed database. Participants will learn about the content within PubMed, as well as how to perform basic searching techniques in the database. Advanced PubMed techniques will be covered in a subsequent webinar. At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the disciplines covered by and the material included in the PubMed database,
  • Perform a simple search in PubMed and view the Search History
  • Discuss options for viewing, limiting and filtering the results of a search

Finding Health Statistics Online
Presenter: Talicia Tarver
March 3, 2021
23 p.m.
Register for this March 3 Session

Public health institutions provide a wealth of statistical information through the Internet. But finding the correct statistic can be tricky, especially with so many resources to sift through. That's why VCU Libraries has created a Health Statistics Online research guide to help make sense of the various resources out there. This webinar will show you how you can use this guide to explore local, national and international statistical resources, as well as resources on racial health disparities statistics. By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Be acquainted with VCU Libraries' Health Statistics Online research guide
  • Be able to use the guide to find local, national and international statistics
  • Explore resources on racial health disparities statistics

PubMed Advanced
Presenter: Rachel Koenig
March 9, 2021
1212:30 p.m.
Register for this March 9 Session

Become a PubMed pro and learn advanced database features that will help you navigate the literature more thoroughly and precisely. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of features used by medical librarians including developing a complex search strategy using the Advanced Search, creating search alerts and organizing and collecting results efficiently. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the features of the Advanced Search page in PubMed
  • Compare the differences between keywords and MeSH terms
  • Utilize keywords and MeSH terms to build a complex search

PubMed Advanced
Presenter: Rachel Koenig
March 9, 2021
7:308 p.m.
Register for this March 9 Session

Become a PubMed pro and learn advanced database features that will help you navigate the literature more thoroughly and precisely. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of features used by medical librarians including developing a complex search strategy using the Advanced Search, creating search alerts and organizing and collecting results efficiently. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the features of the Advanced Search page in PubMed
  • Compare the differences between keywords and MeSH terms
  • Utilize keywords and MeSH terms to build a complex search

Research Poster Design
Presenter: Tim Hurley
March 15, 2021
78 p.m.
Register for this March 15 Session

Learn how to make research posters that are eye-catching and organized in a way that helps people understand your work. Take advantage of these quick tips and tools that will help communicate your research more effectively.

PubMed for Pharmacy
Presenter: Rachel Koenig
March 16, 2021
1212:30 p.m.
Register for this March 16 Session

PubMed is a great source of primary literature, including original research related to drug information. This webinar will provide a quick overview of how to locate journal articles related to drugs in PubMed. It will also explain how to search for drug-related terms in the Medical Subject Headings and when to use a Pharmacological Action or Supplementary concept tag. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to

  • Perform a simple search in PubMed for journal articles related to drugs
  • Search MeSH for drug-related terms
  • Identify when to use the tag for Pharmacological Action and Supplementary Concept

PubMed for Pharmacy
Presenter: Rachel Koenig
March 16, 2021
7:308 p.m.
Register for this March 16 Session

PubMed is a great source of primary literature, including original research related to drug information. This webinar will provide a quick overview of how to locate journal articles related to drugs in PubMed. It will also explain how to search for drug-related terms in the Medical Subject Headings and when to use a Pharmacological Action or Supplementary concept tag. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to

  • Perform a simple search in PubMed for journal articles related to drugs
  • Search MeSH for drug-related terms
  • Identify when to use the tag for Pharmacological Action and Supplementary Concept

Finding Scientific Images
Presenter: Roy Brown
March 17, 2021
12:101 p.m.
Register for this March 17 Session

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. Participants will also learn about copyright considerations for the use of images in the classroom, for publication, and in presentations. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Be aware of the various image databases/resources that are available through VCU Libraries
  • Have an awareness of various free image resources
  • Better understand the rules of copyright that must be considered when it comes to the use of images in presentations, publications and the classroom

Translating a Search from PubMed to Embase
Presenter: Rachel Koenig
March 23, 2021
1212:30 p.m.
Register for this March 23 Session

When doing any research project, it is best practice to search in more than one database. However each database functions differently, and it can be useful to understand the particulars of transferring a successful search in one database to a different resource. This webinar will provide an overview of how to translate a search in PubMed to another useful biomedical database, Embase. The content provided will be especially useful for anyone working on (or considering) a systematic review, meta-analysis or other high-level review article. At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between the PubMed and Embase databases
  • Determine the appropriate alterations to make for translating a search from PubMed to Embase
  • Discuss options for removing duplicate results between the two databases

Translating a Search from PubMed to Embase
Presenter: Rachel Koenig
March 23, 2021
7:308 p.m.
Register for this March 23 Session

When doing any research project, it is best practice to search in more than one database. However each database functions differently, and it can be useful to understand the particulars of transferring a successful search in one database to a different resource. This webinar will provide an overview of how to translate a search in PubMed to another useful biomedical database, Embase. The content provided will be especially useful for anyone working on (or considering) a systematic review, meta-analysis or other high-level review article. At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between the PubMed and Embase databases
  • Determine the appropriate alterations to make for translating a search from PubMed to Embase
  • Discuss options for removing duplicate results between the two databases

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