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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 questions or accommodations, please contact Brandon Burneson, research and education assistant, at burnesonbp@vcu.edu.

Schedule

PubMed and CINAHL: Basics of Doing a Good Search
Presenter: Roy Brown
Jan. 27, 2022
7:30–8:30 p.m.
Register for this Jan. 27 Session

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 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 in each
  • Identify options for displaying search results
  • Discuss options for limiting or filtering results of search
  • Connect to VCU Libraries holding to obtain full text of articles

PubMed and CINAHL: Basics of Doing a Good Search
Presenter:
Jan. 30, 2022
7:308:30 p.m.
Register for this Jan. 30 Session

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 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 in each
  • Identify options for displaying search results
  • Discuss options for limiting or filtering results of search
  • Connect to VCU Libraries holding to obtain full text of articles

Mendeley Basics
Presenter: Roy Brown
Feb. 3, 2022
7:30–8:30 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 3 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 much more.

Upon completion of this workshop attendees 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 Mendeley plugin to properly place in-text citations and create a bibliography in a selected citation style

Searching OVID: MEDLINE and Embase Basics
Presenter: Roy Brown
Feb. 6, 2022
7:30–8:30 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 6 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 as limits, the use of Boolean Operators. Also, methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will 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 & 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 of a search
  • Connect to VCU Libraries holdings to obtain full text of articles

Searching OVID: MEDLINE and Embase Basics
Presenter:
Feb. 10, 2021
7:30–8:30 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 10 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 as limits, the use of Boolean Operators. Also, methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will 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 & 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 of a search
  • Connect to VCU Libraries holdings to obtain full text of articles

Zotero Basics
Presenter: Erica Brody
Feb. 15, 2022
noon–1 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 15 Session

Zotero is a tool that helps users manage their citation collections. In this workshop participants will learn how to 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.

Upon completion of this workshop attendees 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

PubMed: Searching the Biomedical Literature
Presenter: Stacey E. Wahl
Feb. 17, 2022
noon–1 p.m.
Register for this Feb. 17 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

Research Poster Design
Presenter: Oscar Keyes & Eric Johnson
Mar. 3, 2022
Noon–1 p.m.
Register for this Mar. 3 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.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Learn tips and tricks for research poster layout and design
  • Be able to use the information to create eye-catching research posters
  • Understand good strategies for choosing content for research posters
  • Be familiar with library resources for poster printing

Finding Medical Images
Presenter:
Mar. 15, 2022
12–12:50 p.m.
Register for this Mar. 15 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. Attendees will also learn about copyright considerations for the use of images in the classroom, for publication, and in presentations.

By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Become 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 in the classroom.

Mendeley Basics
Presenter:
Mar. 20, 2022
7:30–8:30 p.m.
Register for this Mar. 20 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 much more.

Upon completion of this workshop attendees 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 Mendeley plugin to properly place in-text citations and create a bibliography in a selected citation style

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