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Workshop Schedule

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) offers the following workshops free of charge to UMB/UMMC faculty, staff and students.

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

Workshops are held in one of the library's classrooms located on the lower level. Registrants for an online workshop will receive an email with instructions for joining the session online.

If you are interested in a topic but cannot attend our scheduled workshops, complete this request form to arrange another time to cover the material with a librarian. Consultations can be arranged for individuals or groups. If you are an instructor and would like any of these topics to be covered in a course, contact your school's faculty librarian to arrange a class. 

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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.

September 28, 2017
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Patrick Waugh   

Can't make it? Request another time.

Get organized and avoid a “data disaster”! This workshop provides basic strategies and best practices for effectively managing research data to ensure its organization and accessibility. Topics covered include: funder and journal requirements for data management and sharing, standards for file naming and structure, resources for data management planning and sharing, and strategies for storing data during research and preserving it for the future.

October 03, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructors: Katherine Downton    Emily Gorman   
November 02, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructors: JP Courneya    Brian Zelip   

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Open ImmPort is a resource for searching and downloading shared biomedical research data funded from NIAID DAIT and DMID, and other NIH and non-government funding agencies. IMMPORT provides flow cytometry data analysis tools and workflow management to researchers and is powered by the Galaxy project. In this workshop Open Immport will be used to analyze flow cytometry data which is publicly available. Some familiarity with the Galaxy user interface is recommended although not required. Workshop participants will go through loading, analyzing and visualizing flow cytometry data.

August 24, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: JP Courneya   

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 database and introduce you to RefWorks, a reference management tool.

September 12, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   

Can't make it? Request another time.

This workshop is designed for students who would like to find high quality information more efficiently. We will review the basics of searching the CINAHL database and introduce you to RefWorks, a reference management tool. Registrants will receive information about how to join the online session. Space is limited so register now!

September 11, 2017
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Online)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   

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.

October 04, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 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.

October 11, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emily Gorman   

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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.

August 14, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   
September 06, 2017
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   
September 21, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   
October 03, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   

Can't make it? Request another time.