Amy Blevins Archive

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Systematic Reviews Open Workshop

“A systematic review is a comprehensive and unbiased review process that locates, appraises and synthesizes evidence from the scientific studies to obtain a reliable overview” (ebd.ada.org).

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.

This session will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end. All HOW classes are free for UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Thursday, April 17, 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons Classroom

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

Stages of a systematic review. [Image via http://www.ispor.org/news/articles/July09/CLR.asp]

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EndNote Desktop Software: Easy Citation Management

EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather, organize, format, and insert your references in the style of your choose. 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. All HOW workshops are free for UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Monday, April 7, 2-3 pm

Location: Hardin Library EAST Information Commons

Register or see our EndNote tutorial. Questions? Contact us at lib-hardin@iowa.edu or (319) 335-9151.

Image via lib.utk.edu

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Find Medical Literature 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 workshop will show you how to find relevant articles fast using some of the basic features in PubMed.

All workshops are free for UI students and affiliates. This class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Monday, March 17, 2-3 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register here or contact us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or by calling (319) 335-9151.

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

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Desktop Software for Managing Citations

EndNote is a reference management tool that allows you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and insert them into papers in the format of your choice. This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote’s desktop software 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, March 13, 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

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

No time for class? See our online tutorial for EndNote Basic.

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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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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.