Got to measure scholarly impact? H-index, Impact factors, Eigenfactor | Workshop Tuesday, April 25, 1-2pm @Hardin Library

Xiaomei Gu, Clinical Education Library, Adjunct Professor, College of Pharmacy

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.  Focus will be on health sciences, but techniques are relevant for many disciplines.  Topics such as impact factors, Eigenfactors, and H-indices will also be discussed.
For individual instruction on this topic, please contact your liaison librarian.

Tuesday, April 25th, 1:00pm-2:00pm (East Information Commons, 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 contact the Hardin Library Reference Desk in advance at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or 319-335-9151.

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Get better using APA Style with our workshop | Wed. April 19, 12pm-1pm @Hardin Library

picture of APA publication manualThe Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) provides guidelines for formatting papers/manuscripts followed by nursing and most allied health sciences disciplines. In this hands on session, attendees will have the opportunity to learn basic rules of APA formatting as well as gain experience applying APA formatting to journal, book, and web references. Resources for future referral will also be provided.

Wednesday, April 19th, 12:00pm-1:00pm (East Information Commons, 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.

Need to publish? Learn how to identify and evaluate open access journals & identify predatory publishers | Workshop Thurs. April 13 @Hardin Library

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.

Thursday, April 13
11am-12pm
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.

Researchers – learn to maximize EndNote Desktop | workshop Thursday, March 30, 10-11am

For those already using Endnote, this class teaches you to maximize the tool. From exporting and importing to syncing and

Instructor Heather Healy, Clinical Education Librarian

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.

Thursday, March 30th, 10:00-11:00am (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library)

Register online .

Learn to save and use your citations and make bibliographies | EndNote Basic workshop @Hardin Library | Wed., March 29, 1-2pm

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Instructor Chris Childs, Outreach Librarian

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 Wednesday, March 29, 1-2pm, 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.

Always losing your computer files? File naming workshop | Thurs. March 23, 1-2pm

Chris Childs, Education and Outreach Librarian

Have you ever accidentally lost or deleted your old files? Have you ever had trouble locating the current version among multiple versions of your paper?

Come and learn best practices on file naming conventions. File naming conventions are a set of rules that help you name your files in a consistent, logical, predictable way, allowing you to distinguish similar files from one another at a glance. With good file naming conventions, you will be able to access files without rethinking the process each time.

Thursday, March 23rd, 1:00pm-2:00pm (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library)

Sign up for these workshops or request personal appointments online.

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 find and use health science images? Free workshop Wed. March 22, 11-12pm

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.

Our next session:
Wednesday, March 22nd 11:00am-12:00pm (East Information Commons)

Sign up for these workshops or request personal appointments online.

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 papers and citations with EndNote | Workshop Thursday March 9 at 10-11am

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:

Thursday, March 9th, 10:00-11:00am (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.

Get started with a systematic review with our workshops this Spring

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

Step one-
Systematic Reviews: Nuts and Bolts of a Systematic Review         

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Jennifer Deberg, User Services Librarian, Adjunct Faculty, College of Nursing

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.

 Tuesday, February 28, 1-2pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library

Step two-

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.

Tuesday, March 7, 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.