Summer 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 Summer 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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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.

July 01, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

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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.

June 25, 2014
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   

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.

July 08, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

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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.

July 15, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   

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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.

June 18, 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.

June 24, 2014
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   

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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.

July 09, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Kim Yang   

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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.

June 17, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   
July 16, 2014
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Patrick Waugh   

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