Spring 2014 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 2014 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 25, 2014
01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Paula Raimondo   
April 09, 2014
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.

April 01, 2014
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 04, 2014
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, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Katherine Downton   

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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 02, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   

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Are you a new or returning nursing student who needs help navigating library resources? This workshop is designed for students who would like to find high quality information more efficiently. Review the basics of searching the CINAHL and PubMed databases and discover resources for successful information management. SON students, staff, faculty, and UMMC nurses are all welcome to attend.

February 10, 2014
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   
February 11, 2014
09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Katherine Downton   
February 12, 2014
03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Katherine Downton   

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 05, 2014
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.

April 23, 2014
01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Sheila Snow-Croft   

This workshop provides an overview of the systematic review process. Find out what you should know before starting, important steps for conducting a review and resources to help you throughout the process, including the HS/HSL Systematic Review Service.

March 26, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   

Are you writing a paper or starting research and have no idea where to start? This 30 minute workshop will show you how to begin looking for information. Topics covered include finding books available through the library, finding articles on a specific subject, and electronic journal access.

February 12, 2014
12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Patrick Waugh   

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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 18, 2014
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Patrick Waugh   

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Learn more about the link between oral and systemic conditions and why all health professionals should have an interest in their patients oral health. Oral health resources for both health professionals and patients will be covered.

March 11, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Mary Ann Williams   

Searching for drug information? In this workshop, you will learn search tips to improve your search results in PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts. Learn to use medical subject headings, apply limits to narrow your results, combine search sets, and tips to improve results.

April 16, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Kim Yang   

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 11, 2014
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 26, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   

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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, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   
March 12, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   
April 15, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

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The SciFinder database includes chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, and related science information from Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases, patents, and journals, as well as MEDLINE. In this workshop you will learn how to search on research topics, locate references, substances, and chemical reactions in SciFinder, create search alerts, and access SciFinder Mobile.

April 08, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Kim Yang