Need an ORCiD? | Workshop Thursday, June 14, 2-3pm

What is ORCID? Why would you want one?

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

This hands-on session will discuss ORCID, how researchers can benefit from having one, and how ORCID connects with other information systems. 

Everyone will have the chance to create their own ORCID and learn the most efficient ways to populate their profile with their publications.

Our workshop:
Thursday, June 14, 2-3pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151. 

No time for a workshop?  Check out our guide  or contact your librarian for personalized 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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Grad Students, Faculty & Staff | Learn to organize your citations with EndNote Desktop | Wed. June 13, 11am-12pm

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:

Wednesday, June 13, 11am-12pm  (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

EndNote Desktop is available FREE from the UI Libraries to all graduate students, faculty and staff. Download your own copy.

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.

EndNote Basic workshop | Learn how to organize references and make bibliographies | Friday June 8, 10-11am

 EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI faculty, students and staff. EndNote Basic allows you to search, save and use your reference sources.  EndNote Basic integrates with Microsoft Word to help you cite and format your paper.  You can store and organize up to 50,000 references.

Get an EndNote Basic account

Workshop Friday, June 8, 10-11am, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Register for workshop

No time for class?  See our helpful guide!

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.

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.

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EndNote Desktop Advanced Workshop | Tues., April 3, 10-11am

For those already using Endnote, this class teaches you to maximize the tool. From exporting and importing to syncing and sharing, this class will help you manage your own information seamlessly from desktop to mobile device and on the web. You’ll also learn about the Endnote options for sharing, so you can collaborate effectively.

Tuesday, April 3
10-11am
Information Commons East, 2nd Floor Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

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.