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

PubMed & CINAHL: Basics of Doing a Good Search for Nurses
Jan. 29, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Learn the basics to doing a good search to search and how those apply in PubMed/Medline and CINAHL. In the course of the workshop, participants 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.

DMPtool and data sharing plans
Jan. 30, 11 a.m.–noon
Data management plans and data sharing plans are important for funding. Increasingly, data sharing plans are expected in journals too. The guidance for data management changes too. DMPtool provides a template wizard to prompt you through the sections of a plan for a specific funder, or for writing an unformatted sharing plan. This webinar demonstrates how to use the DMPtool templates and shares tips about current and future guidance in planning for effective data sharing.

Mendeley for Nurses
Feb. 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 learn to create a Mendeley account, import citations and PDFs from various databases, organize citation collections, manage groups and more.

Getting Started with Zotero
Feb. 6, noon–1 p.m.
Zotero is a tool that helps users manage their citation collections. In this workshop participants 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 more.

PubMed & CINAHL: Basics of Doing a Good Search for Nurses
Feb. 10, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Learn the basics to doing a good search to search and how those apply in PubMed/Medline and CINAHL. In the course of the workshop, participants learn about the basic  features of each database and search techniques such as limits and the use of Boolean Operators. Methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed.

PubMed Basics
Feb. 12, 12:10–1 p.m.
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.

Mendeley for Nurses
Feb. 17, 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 learn to create a Mendeley account, import citations and PDFs from various databases, organize citation collections, manage groups and more.

Embase Basics
Feb. 20, 12:10–1 p.m.
Embase is a database containing biomedicine and pharmacology citations (1974present). It features an international scope and is recommended for use in systematic reviews and for locating drug and medical device information. This session provides 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.

Sage Research Methods
Feb. 26, 12:10–12:50 p.m.
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.

Rare Disease Day: Finding Consumer Health Rare Disease Information
Feb. 28, noon–1 p.m. In person at the Community Health Education Center
Join us on Rare Disease Day, Feb. 28, to learn more about how to find consumer health information on rare diseases. Participants in this workshop learn how to find consumer health information about rare diseases. During the workshop, the instructor demonstrates several freely available online resources that can be used to find reliable consumer health information including: MedlinePlus, National Organization for Rare Disorders, Genetics and Rare Diseases Information Center and Genetics Home Reference.

Getting Started with Mendeley
March 13, 12:10–1 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 workshop participants learn to create a Mendeley account, import citations and PDFs from various databases, organize citation collections, manage groups and more.

Literature Reviews in the Health Sciences Part I
March 14, 1–1:40 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 learn to create a Mendeley account, import citations and PDFs from various databases, organize citation collections, manage groups and more.

Embase for Nurses
March 17, 7:30–8:30 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 provides 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.

Finding Scientific Images
March 18, 12:10–1 p.m.
Need to find images for a paper, poster, class or presentation? This workshop helps you navigate image options and resources. Participants learn how to access licensed resources including ARTstor, AP Images and Anatomy. TV through VCU Libraries as well as free resources. Attendees also learn about copyright considerations for the use of images in the classroom, for publication and in presentations.

Embase for Nurses
March 19, 7:30–8:30 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 provides 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.

PubMed Basics
March 20, 12:10–1 p.m.
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.

Literature Reviews in the Health Sciences Part II
March 21, 12:10–12:50 p.m.
Learn the ins and outs of conducting a literature review in the health sciences. By the end of this three-part series, you will be able to take a systematic approach to gathering literature to write a paper or support your research. The second session focuses on constructing a complex search strategy that describes the topic of the review.

Academic Poster Design
March 26, noon–1 p.m. In person at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences.

PubMed Advanced
March 27, 12:10–1 p.m.
Become a PubMed pro, learn advanced database features that will help you navigate the literature more thoroughly and precisely. This workshop provides attendees with an overview of features used by medical librarians including the use of Medical Subject Heading (MeSH), Advanced Search, Search Alerts, Clinical Queries, efficient organizing and collecting options and an introduction to MyNCBI.

Literature Reviews in the Health Sciences Part III
March 28, 12:10–12:50 p.m.
Learn the ins and outs of conducting a literature review in the health sciences. By the end of this three-part series, you will be able to take a systematic approach to gathering literature to write a paper or support your research. The third session discusses how to evaluate search results with an eye towards refining your search strategy. It also covers how to track the literature review process and ways to organize the results of the review.

PubMed for Pharmacy
April 3, 12:10–12:40 p.m.
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.

Mendeley for Nurses
April 9, 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 learn to create a Mendeley account, import citations and PDFs from various databases, organize citation collections, manage groups and more. 

CINAHL Basics
April 9, 12:10–1 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 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 be discussed.

Make the Most of myNCBI
April 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 more. Tools such as My Bibliography and SciENcv can help you comply with federal requirements. This webinar introduces and demonstrates many of the tools available through 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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