Spring 2015 Workshop Schedule

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) is offering the following workshops free of charge to UMB faculty, staff and students; UMMC staff; and HS/HSL Corporate Members during the 2015 Spring Semester.

All in-person workshops will be held in one of the three computer classrooms located on the Lower Level of the library. Registrants for an online workshop will receive an email containing instructions for joining the session online.

To register, complete the registration form. Although registration is recommended, walk-ins are welcome!

If you are interested in a topic but cannot attend our scheduled workshops, be sure to check out our complete list of On Demand Workshops. You can request On Demand Workshops for yourself individually or with a group of your colleagues.

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Are you aware of your patients' abilities to obtain, process, and comprehend health information? The literature suggests that health care providers overestimate what patients are able to understand. This workshop covers the basics of health literacy, provides a hands-on opportunity to put difficult medical jargon into plain language, and introduces tools that can assist you in creating easy-to-read materials.

February 13, 2015
09:30 AM to 11:00 AM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Paula Raimondo   
April 06, 2015
09:30 AM to 11:00 AM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Paula Raimondo   

This workshop will address copyright issues faced by academic instructors. We will discuss the basics of copyright law, when materials can be freely used for educational purposes, and when you are required to obtain copyright permission. Methods for retaining rights as an author will also be covered.

March 31, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

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Need a few pointers on getting your presentation "just right"? Want to get your point across quickly, easily, and with little effort? Join us for a session on how to create effective presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. In this class, we explore steps in creating a basic slideshow, including getting started, inserting graphics and hyperlinks, and different methods of saving and presenting. We will also discuss the best methods for presenting visual and text-based information to make a strong impact on your audience.

March 03, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

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There is life beyond PubMed! Learn the basics of searching Embase, a comprehensive medical and pharmacological database comparable to PubMed (MEDLINE) that includes biomedical literature from over 7,600 journals. When a thorough review of the literature is needed, searching Embase can ensure that you find articles that are not included in MEDLINE.

March 25, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Katherine Downton   

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This hands-on workshop is designed for students who would like to find high quality information more efficiently. We will review the basics of searching the CINAHL and PubMed databases and introduce you to RefWorks, a reference management tool.

February 09, 2015
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   
February 10, 2015
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Katherine Downton   

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Google has many more features than just searching the Internet. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn about and set up a Google account, create Google Alerts, learn how to create, share and collaborate with Google Drive, and locate scholarly literature with Google Scholar.

March 11, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

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This workshop presents an introduction and overview of the grant and funding processes. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

February 25, 2015
01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Sheila Snow-Croft   

Are you seeking promotion or tenure? Applying for grant funding? In this workshop, you will learn to use tools like Web of Science and Scopus to measure and evaluate the impact of your research to present to funding agencies and promotion and tenure committees. Topics discussed include journal impact factor, h-index, alternative metrics, and methods for maximizing the impact of your research.

April 01, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   

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OneSearch is the HS/HSL’s Discovery Tool that allows you to search multiple databases and library resources at once. In this 30 minute workshop you will be introduced to the OneSearch interface, learn what resources are available in OneSearch, and get tips for how to search OneSearch effectively to help you located scholarly literature.

February 10, 2015
12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Patrick Waugh   

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This workshop will provide information on how to find descriptions and reviews of tests in the literature. Strategies will be presented on how to locate actual tests and measurements using both electronic and print resources.

March 04, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Gail Betz   

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This class will cover the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database. Topics include basic searching, searching using the MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) database, creating a personal account using MyNCBI, and locating full text articles. We will also cover the Clinical Queries and Systematic Reviews search features. The majority of the class will be dedicated to creating and executing literature searches.

February 24, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

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RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that can save you time and ease your workload. RefWorks is free to all UMB, Faculty, Students, and Staff. In this workshop you will create an account, learn how to import citations into your account, and learn how to automatically insert in-text citations and build bibliographies.

February 11, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   
March 10, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   
April 07, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

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This workshop offers you the chance to explore more in-depth features offered by RefWorks, such as using RefShare, global record editing, my list, and advanced search options.

March 24, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

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