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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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Find Relevant Articles Fast with PubMed Express- Monday April 14

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. This session is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Monday, April 14, 2-2:30 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register here. Questions? Contact us by emailing lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or call (319) 335-9151.

Need more help with PubMed? Check out our easy online tutorial.

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An Introduction to Gene Variation Databases

This session provides an overview of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases that contain information on gene variations. Learn how to search for short genetic variations, genome structural variation studies, genotype/phenotype interaction studies and human variations of clinical significance. This class is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Thursday, April 10, 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, Information Commons Classroom EAST

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

For one-on-one instruction, see a librarian liaison.

“Sequence variations are mapped to the reference genome via BLAST®, using the data in the Database of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (dbSNP).”

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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.

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Access Millions of Life Sciences Articles 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. HOW classes are free for UI students and affiliates. This session will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Thursday, April 3, 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, EAST Information Commons classroom

Register here. Need help? Contact our library staff at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or by calling (319) 335-9151.

Navigating PubMed. [Image via blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk].

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Finding Evidence-Based Resources

This class will focus on creating a clinical question using PICO, the difference between publication types, and the different resources where one can find evidence based information. The class will also discuss the difference between searching Cochrane, PubMed, National Guideline Clearinghouse and UpToDate. This session will be hands-on and is free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, April 1, 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, WEST Information Commons classroom

Register here. Contact us with questions or concerns at (319) 335-9151 or by email at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

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Medical Literature 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. This class is free for UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Thursday, March 27

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences (EAST Information Commons classroom)

Sign up here. Pressed for time? Check out our tutorial for basic searching tips.

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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.

This session is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, March 25 from 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences (EAST Information Commons classroom)

Register today or check out our quick tutorial for the basics on PubMed.

Need help? Contact us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or by calling (319) 335-9151.

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Web-based Citation Management 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 EndNote Desktop software.

This session is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Monday, March 24 from 2-3 pm

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences (EAST Information Commons Classroom)

To register, click here. For more on EndNote Basic, see our quick and easy tutorial.

Questions? Email us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or call (319) 335-9151.

EndNote is available in several formats. [Image via endnote.com]

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Research Gene Expression, Functional Genomics, and More with our Gene Expression Databases Workshop

This session provides an overview of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases that contain information on gene expressions. Learn how to search for homologous gene sets for selected organisms, clusters of expressed transcripts, gene expression and molecular abundance profiles, functional genomics studies and epigenomic studies and display tools.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, March 18, 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

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

For one-on-one instruction, see a librarian liaison.

 

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