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Get Organized

Are PDFs scattered all over your computer with names that you cannot pronounce? Want to create an organized, clearly named, and internet-accessible personal library? This hands-on session will show you how using free tools such as Mendeley and Dropbox as well as commercial tools such as EndNote and RefWorks. Attendees are encouraged to bring a selection of PDFs with them.

All Hardin Open Workshops are free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Thursday, March 6 from 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register here. To learn more, call us at (319) 335-9151 or email us at hardin-lib@uiowa.edu

 

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Help with Systematic Reviews

This class will focus on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a systematic review.

Topics will include techniques for developing search strategies, deciding which databases to search and how to seek out grey literature for a given topic. There will also be discussion on selecting journals for hand searching, documenting search strategies, and saving and organizing references.

Our next session:

Monday, March 3 from 2-3 pm

Location: Hardin Information Commons EAST

Sign up here or contact us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.

No time for a class? Check out this quick guide to systematic reviews.

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Get research help quick with our 30-minute PubMed Express session

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This 30-minute session will show you how to find relevant articles fast using some of the basic features in PubMed.

Our next session is:

Thursday, February 27 from 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register here or contact us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.

Busy schedule? Get help from home with our PubMed tutorial.

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Organize and Import Citations with EndNote Basic

EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI affiliates. It allows you to import, organize and format citations for papers, articles, etc. EndNote Basic is not the same as the desktop software, EndNote.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, February 25 from 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register online or contact us at 335-9151 or by emailing lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

No time for class? We offer an easy online tutorial for EndNote Basic.

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Find protein sequences and more with our new NCBI workshop

This session provides an overview of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases that contain protein related information. Learn how to search for protein sequences, conserved protein domains, sequence similarity-based protein clusters and experimentally-determined bimolecular structures.

This workshop is hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end. All HOW sessions are free to UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Monday, February 24 from 2-3 pm

Location: Hardin Library Info Commons EAST

Register online here. Questions? Call us at 335-9151 or email lib-hardin@uiowa.edu to learn more.

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Discuss Publishing Experiences with HOW: NIH Public Access, Open Access, Authors’ Rights, and Other Publishing Trends

The NIH Public Access Policy, which ensures that all articles arising from NIH-sponsored research will be made freely available within a year after publication, is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to changes in scholarly publishing. Participants will learn more about these trends and discuss experiences with publishing.

Our next session is:
Thursday, February 10 from 3-4 pm (Location: East Information Commons)
Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.
No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult!

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Improve Search Results with MeSH and Other Advanced Techniques

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s Index to medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in the life sciences. This one-hour session will show you how to improve your search results by using subject headings (MeSH) and advanced keyword searching techniques.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, February 18 from 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register here. Questions? Call us at 335-9151 or email lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.

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Understand Scholarly Impact using Scopus & Web of Science

Scopus and Web of Sciences are multidisciplinary databases which allow users to measure scholarly impact. Scopus includes all citations that can be found in EMBASE. This hands-on session will provide help navigating these useful resources.

Topics include:

1) Locating articles for research or systematic review within Scopus or Web of Science

2) Tracking an article’s citing and cited references in each database

3) Finding journal Impact Factors using the Journal Citation Index in Web of Science

4) Determining an author’s H-index using Scopus

Our next session is
Tuesday, February 17, 2-3 pm (Location: East Information Commons)
Register online  here or by calling 319-335-9151.
No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult!

 

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Get Hands-On Experience Using EndNote with our Upcoming Open Workshop

EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and then insert them into papers and format them in a style of your choosing. This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Thursday, February 13 from 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin East Information Comons

Register here or call us at 335-9151

Questions? Check out our useful EndNote tutorial.

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Save Time on Research with RefWorks

Want some help writing your next paper? Come to Hardin Library’s class on RefWorks and learn about this web-based bibliographic management tool. In this class, you’ll learn how to import citations from PubMed, how to enter references, how to create a quick bibliography, and how to add end and foot notes to your papers (Write-n-Cite). RefWorks is available for free to anyone affiliated with UI and can also be accessed remotely. Sign up to learn more about RefWorks and save yourself a lot of time next time you have to write a paper.

Our next session is
Tuesday, February 10, 9-10 am (Location: East Information Commons)
Register online here or by calling 319-335-9151.
No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult!
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