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.

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Need help organizing your citations and writing papers? | EndNote Desktop workshops this Spring @Hardin Library

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 sessions this semester:
Thursday, February 2nd, 10:00-11:00am (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)
Thursday, March 9th, 10:00-11:00am (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)
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

Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff: Be more efficient with PubMed | Free workshops!

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.
Our sessions this semester:
Thursday, February 9th, 10:00am-11:00am (East Information Commons)
Wednesday, March 1st, 2:00pm-3:00pm (East Information Commons)
Monday, April 3rd, 1:00pm-2:00pm (East Information Commons)

Register online for any of our open workshops!

 

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

Increase your efficiency with PubMed | Workshop Wednesday, Nov. 16, 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.

Wednesday, November 16th, 1:00 – 2:00pm (Information Commons East)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

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Tour health science mobile resources | workshop Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1-2pm

Take a tour of some new (and some well-established) apps for your mobile device or smart phone! At this informal brown bag technology meeting, you’ll not only be shown a variety of tools for both academic and clinical use but also invited to share your own examples and experiences. If you don’t have a mobile device, don’t worry: The only necessary smart device is you!

Tuesday, November 15th 1:00 – 2:00pm (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor)

No time for the workshop?  See our mobile resources guide.  Many apps are provided free from library subscriptions including DynaMed Plus and UpToDate.

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Systematic Reviews | Free workshops @ Hardin Library

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

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, November 1o, 2-3pm, 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.

 Thursday, November 17, 2-3pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library

Sign up for these workshops or request personal appointments online or by calling 319-335-9151.

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

Data Management for Researchers | Free workshop @Hardin Library | Wed., November 9, 2-3pm

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, November 9th, 2:00 – 3:00pm (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151

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Free webinar on Team-Based Learning | Wed. November 9, 1-2:30pm

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences will host the Medical Library Association’s webinar, Don’t Flip Out! Exploring Team-Based Learning on Wednesday, November 9th, 1:00-2:30 pm in Room 401 Hardin Library.

Presenter Rebecca Graves, Educational Services Librarian at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri–Columbia
Presenter Rebecca Graves, Educational Services Librarian at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri–Columbia

Explore common (and not so common) learning theories, how they’ve influenced us and how we can use them to design our teaching.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • define instructional design and learning theory
  • distinguish among the schools of learning theory
  • identify and adapt a theory that best fits their values and students
  • draft an instructional plan using a learning theory

If you plan to attend, please register online.  No charge for attending.  Questions?  Contact Matt Regan.

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 Matt Regan at 319-384-1407.