Better genetic information searching | NCBI Gene, Nucleotide Sequences & Protein | workshop Wednesday, Nov. 8, 11a-12pm

Chris Childs, instructor

Overwhelmed by the number of databases that the National Center for Biotechnology Information has to offer on nucleotide sequences, genes and proteins? Wondering which database you should always start with? Would you like to learn how to set up an NCBI account to link articles in PubMed to records in other databases? Do you know about PubMed’s Gene Sensor? Are you familiar with the concept of linear navigation? Learn all of these tips and more in this session that is designed for anyone who needs to search the NCBI databases for genetic information.

Wednesday, November 8th, 11:00am-12:00pm, East 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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Manage your citations effectively | EndNote Desktop Advanced workshop | Tuesday, Nov. 7, 3-4pm

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, November 7
3-4pm
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.

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Researchers: Data Management Planning Workshop | Wed., October 18, 3-4pm

As a result of recent requirements to expand public access to the results of federally funded research, researchers in all disciplines are required to “better account for and manage the digital data resulting from federally funded research.”

The purpose of this workshop is to explain research data management and its importance, help identify some common data management issues, and learn about best practices and resources that are available to assist researchers.

Wednesday, October 18th, 3:00-4:00pm, East Information Commons, 2nd Floor

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.
Libraries Guide to Data Management Plans

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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Need to stay current? We can help! | Workshop Tuesday, October 10, 1-2pm

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.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Time:1:00pm – 2:00pm Information Commons East, 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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PubMed: Improve your results | Workshop Thurs. Oct. 5, 1-2pm

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:

 

 

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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Workshop on Finding and Using Medical Images | Wed Oct. 4, 2-3pm

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.

Wednesday, October 4th 2:00-3:00pm, East Information Commons, 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.

Getting Published in Open Access Sciences Journals | Panel Discussion @IMU | Tues. Oct. 10, 2-3pm

Open access journals remove the price and permission barriers that limit the reach of scholarship. Join a panel of editors, authors, and librarians for a conversation on getting published in top open access journals. The discussion will feature editors from PLOS ONE and BioMed Central journals, as well as authors and librarians who have worked extensively with open access.

Learn about identifying key open journals in your field, developing manuscripts, the submission process, and getting your article processing charges paid. Experts will discuss the benefits and challenges of working with open access journals.

Tuesday, October 10 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Illinois Room
125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, Iowa

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Attend this discussion if you are a graduate student, post doctoral scholar, faculty member, or researcher.

THE PANEL
Leonardo Marchini, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry and Open Access Fund recipient

Daniel Diekema, Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and open access proponent

Hans-Joachim Lehmler, Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health and current PLOS ONE editorial board member

Carmelita Pickett, Associate University Librarian for Collections & Scholarly Communications, University of Iowa Libraries

Mahrya Carncross, Scholarly Communications Librarian for University of Iowa Libraries, will moderate the panel.

Register online.

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Workshop on Systematic Reviews Lit Searching | Thurs. September 21, 10-11am

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

Topics include:

  • learn to develop a search strategy
  • 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.

This class meets Thursday, September 21, 10-11am, in Information Commons East, 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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Learn to measure your scholarly impact | Workshop Wed., Sept. 20, 10-11am

This class will teach participants how to use tools such as Ulrich’s, Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, and Scopus to determine the impact that journals, articles, and authors have had on a particular field. Topics such as impact factors, Eigenfactors, and H-indices will also be discussed.

For individual instruction on this topic, please contact your liaison librarian.

Wednesday, September 20th, 10:00-11:00am, East 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.

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ORCiD Workshop | Tuesday, Sept. 19, 11am-1pm | Link all your research together!

What is ORCID? Why would you want one?
This session will discuss ORCID, how researchers can benefit from having one, and how ORCID connects with other information systems. This will also be a hands-on workshop where everyone will have the chance to create their own ORCID and learn the most efficient ways to populate their profile with their publications.

Our next session:
Tuesday, September 19th, 11:00am-12:00pm, East Information 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.