Workshops Category

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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.

[image accessed via NCBI's Molecular Modeling Database]

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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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Access 22 million bibliographic citations with our PubMed Express Open Workshop

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. Workshops are free and open to all UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Monday, February 3 from 2-2:30 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Contact us with questions at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or by calling 335-9151.

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

 

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Tips for Searching Gene, Genome & Protein Information

Overwhelmed by the number of databases that the National Center for Biotechnology Information has to offer on nucleotide sequences, genes and proteins? Wondering which database you should always start with? Would you like to learn how to set up an NCBI account to link articles in PubMed to records in other databases? Do you know about PubMed’s Gene Sensor? Are you familiar with the concept of linear navigation? Learn all of these tips and more in this session that is designed for anyone who needs to search the NCBI databases for genetic information.

 

Our next session is:

Thursday, February 6 from 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register here or contact us at 335-9151 or by email at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

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Navigate the National Library of Medicine using PubMed

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in 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 4 from 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register online here or by calling 319-335-9151.
No time for class?  Take a look at our PubMed tutorial.