Workshops Category

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Keeping Current Open Workshop

Want to know as soon as an exciting new article is published? Tired of skimming the websites or paper copies of multiple journals to see what is in the new issue? This hands-on session will show you how to create a single destination for information from your favorite journals, databases, websites and blogs using RSS feeds and auto-alerts. This session is free for UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Monday, January 27 from 2-3 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

For more info, call us at 335-9151 or email at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

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Find Relevant Articles Fast with PubMed Express

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to 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 takes place:

Thursday, January 23 from 3-3:30 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

This session is free for UI students and affiliates.
No time for class?  Take a look at our PubMed tutorial.
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Improve Your Research Skills with PubMed: Going Beyond the Basics

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 takes place:

Tuesday, January 21 from 9-10 am (Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons)

This session is free for UI students and affiliates.

Full schedule? Check out our PubMed tutorial.

 

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Need help managing your citations? Want to assess your scholarly impact? We can help you.

All of Hardin’s regular workshops are also available as personalized sessions by appointment.

See our complete list and request a personal session here:  http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/classesform/

Here are two featured workshops:

Learn how to use tools such as Ulrich’s, Journal Citation Reports, Web of Sciences, and Scopus to determine the impact that journals, articles, and authors have had on a particular field. Impact factors, Eigenfactors, and H-indices can also be covered.

Learn about the basic features of common citation management tools and discover which one is most appropriate for your needs. Compare 4 tools: RefWorks, Endnote, Mendeley, and Zotero and figure out which one will work best for you.
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Collect and Format Citations with our Hands-on EndNote Workshop

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

Our next session is:

Tuesday, December 17 from 1-2 pm (Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons)

Register online here or by calling 319-335-9151.
No time for a class? See our EndNote tutorial here.
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Improve your Search Results with PubMed: Going Beyond the Basics

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, December 10 from 1-2 pm

Location: East Information Commons

Register online here or by calling 319-335-9151.
No time for a class? Take a look at the PubMed tutorial here.
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Get Tips on Searching Gene, Genetic & 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 where to start? Learn how to set up an NCBI account to link articles in PubMed to records in other databases, find out more about PubMed’s Gene Sensor, and become familiar with the concept of linear navigation in this session designed for anyone who needs to search the NCBI databases for genetic information.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, December 10 from 10-11 am

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register online here or by calling 335-9151.

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Learn to Import Citations from PubMed with our RefWorks Open Workshop

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, enter references, create a quick bibliography, and add end and footnotes using Write-n-Cite. Sign up to learn more about RefWorks and save time on your next paper.

Our next session is:

Monday, December 9 from 10-11 am

Register online here or by calling 335-9151.
No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult!

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Find Relevant Articles Fast with PubMed Express

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to 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 takes place:

Wednesday, December 4 from 1-1:30 pm

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.
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Literature Searching for a Systematic Review

This open workshop will focus on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a systematic review. Topics will include: search strategies, choosing databases, and seeking out grey literature. We will also discuss how to select journals for hand searching, document search strategies, and save and organize references.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, December 3 from 12-1 pm

Location: East Information Commons

Register online or by calling 335-9151.

No time for a class? Contact your librarian for individual instruction.