Systematic Review Workshops | Thursdays | April 19 and April 26

Are you interested in conducting a systematic review? We have two workshops to help you get started.

Part 1
Systematic Reviews: Nuts and Bolts of a Systematic Review

This class provides a framework for developing a literature search for a systematic review, including:

    • standards and criteria to consider
    • establishing a plan
    • registering a protocol,
    • developing a research question,
    • determining where to search
    • identifying search terms
    • reporting search strategies, and managing references.

 Thursday, April 19, 1-2pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor Hardin Library

Part 2-

Systematic Reviews: Literature Searching for the Health Sciences

This class focuses on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a health sciences systematic review. Topics include

    • techniques for developing search strategies
    • deciding which databases to search
    • how to seek out grey literature for a given topic
    • selecting journals for hand searching, documenting search strategies
    • saving and organizing references.

Thursday, April 26, 1-2pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor Hardin Library

Sign up for these workshops or request personal appointments online.

By Centre for Health Communication and Participation La Trobe University, Australasian Cochrane Centre [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Centre for Health Communication and Participation La Trobe University, Australasian Cochrane Centre [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

Use Embase to find citations not in PubMed | Workshop Wed. April 18, 2-3pm

EMBASE is a biomedical and pharmaceutical database containing bibliographic records with abstracts. Although there is overlap with records from PubMed, there are also many unique records.  This hands-on session will show you how to conduct basic searches using EMBASE’s quick search box, how to conduct searches using EMTREE subject headings, and how to use subheadings for drug and disease topics.

Wednesday, April 18, 2-3pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

Help sheet for Embase

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

Get better results with PubMed | Workshop | Wed., April 4, 11a-12p

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 26 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. For individual instruction on this topic, please contact your liaison librarian.

Our next session:

Wednesday, April 4th, 11:00-12:00pm, West Information Commons, 2nd Floor

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

Need to publish? Learn how to identify predatory or open access publishers | Workshop Tues. March 20, 1-2pm

You need to publish your research, but there seem to be many choices.  We can help you find the right fit.

Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

This workshop will provide information about open access publishing, detail the reasons for the open access publishing movement, and describe key elements of predatory publishers.

A process often used by UI Librarians to critically evaluate the quality of open access journals will be shared to allow participants to improve their skills/efficiency with appraisal. Information about open access mandates will be included, as well as an overview of how the UI Libraries Open Access Fund works.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
1pm-2pm
Hardin Library, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.  Directions to Hardin Library.

No time for the workshop?  Contact your subject specialist for individual instruction.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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How to use and find medical images ethically | Workshop | Monday, March 19, 10-11am

Instructor Heather Healy, Clinical Education Librarian

Using images can add interest to your assignments and presentations, but do you know where to find good images and how to ensure that you use those images ethically?

This workshop will help you understand copyright, creative common licenses, and public domain. You will also learn where to search for stock and health sciences images and how to cite your images appropriately.

Monday, March 19
10-11am
Information Commons East, 2nd Floor

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

Hardin Library’s guide to Health Science Images

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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Girls in Haiti waiting for malaria vaccinations. Photo by Alaine Kathryn Kipes, PhD.

PubMed Workshop | Tuesday, March 6, 2-3pm

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 26 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. For individual instruction on this topic, please contact your liaison librarian.

Our next sessions:
Tuesday, March 6th, 2:00-3:00pm, East Information Commons, 2nd Floor

Wednesday, April 4th, 11:00-12:00pm, West Information Commons, 2nd Floor

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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Researchers: Clean Up Your Messy Datasets! | OpenRefine | Workshop Wed. Feb. 28, 11am-12pm

OpenRefine (formerly known as Google Refine) is a free tool for working with messy tabular data.  Save yourself time working with datasets that need to be transformed, cleaned, or processed before use.  Bring your laptop for hands-on training.  You may also follow along without a laptop.

Prior to the workshop, please install the Release Version of OpenRefine on your laptop:
https://github.com/OpenRefine/OpenRefine/wiki/Installation-Instructions

Our session:
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11am-12pm (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, HLHS)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

Need a personal session or one for your team?  Contact Brian Westra by email or phone 319-467-0069.

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