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Summer Semester Workshop List

Use this list to quickly jump down the page to find and register for a workshop.

Finding Health Statistics Online

Finding relevant health statistics is a daunting task! When there is so much information out there, where do you start? In this workshop, learn the basics of finding health statistics online, including how to construct an effective search, and locating and evaluating relevant resources.

Finding Health Statistics Online
Date Time Instructor Attend
Thursday, June 12 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Emily Attend Session
Thursday, July 17 Noon – 12:45 p.m. Emily Attend Session

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How do you Rate? Assessing your impact using the h-index and beyond

This workshop will cover ways to measure your research impact including citation analysis, the H–index, and Journal Citation Reports. Web Of Science, Google Scholar, and other sources will be covered including how to create your own Google Citations profile. New altmetrics that examine web 2.0s role in assessing impact will also be covered.

How do you Rate? Assessing your impact using the h–index and beyond
Date Time Instructor Attend
Tuesday, July 22 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sandy Attend Session

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How to Find Full Text: a 30 minute workshop

This 30 minute workshop will show you different methods on how to find full text through the library website. Tips on finding articles and other materials will be covered. You will also learn how to request articles and other materials for free that you cannot find online.

How to Find Full Text: a 30 minute workshop
Date Time Instructor Attend
Friday, July 25 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Tuesday, August 5 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Wednesday, August 13 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Thursday, August 21 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session

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Library 101 for Nursing

Want to get more comfortable using the library but do not have the time to come in and learn how? This class for the UIC Nursing Community will give an overview of library resources for nursing such as CINAHL, demo putting books on hold, show how to order articles the UIC Library does not own, and more.

Library 101 for Nursing
Date Time Instructor Attend
Thursday, August 7 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Thursday, August 14 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Thursday, August 21 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session

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PubMed in 30 Minutes

This online workshop is mostly for PubMed rookies, but seasoned veterans may pick up a thing or two as well. Basic searching and navigation skills will be demonstrated including: thinking about your search strategy, narrowing down your search results, how to find full–text, and how to request items that the Library doesn't have access.

PubMed in 30 Minutes
Date Time Instructor Attend
Tuesday, August 19 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Emily Attend Session

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RefWorks

This class is for anyone new to using citation management resources or for those who want to get more comfortable using RefWorks. You will learn how to create and share folders, add references to your account from CINAHL, OVID, and PubMed, create bibliographies, and more.

RefWorks
Date Time Instructor Attend
Thursday, July 31 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Friday, August 15 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session

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Understanding Open Access

Are you wondering what all the talk about open access is? The movement for open access to publications – making publications freely and openly available – has been around for over a decade. With the NIH Public Access Policy as well as open access policies approved at institutions such as Harvard and MIT, it continues to gain momentum. Still not sure what it is all about? Come to this workshop and find out! Topics covered include: misconceptions about open access, open access publishing including through self-archiving, UIC's OA initiatives (journal publishing platform, institutional repository, ROAAP fund).

Understanding Open Access
Date Time Instructor Attend
Wednesday, August 6 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sandy Attend Session

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Web of Science/Scopus

Scopus and Web of Science are two databases known for both their coverage and finding citing articles. This 30 minute workshop will give you an overview of how to search these databases, creating personal accounts, and more.

Web of Science/Scopus
Date Time Instructor Attend
Wednesday, June 25 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Emily Attend Session

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What do I need to attend an online workshop?

  • PC or Mac with Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome
  • A miniumum of a 56K modem
  • Speakers or headphones are required
  • A microphone is helpful for asking questions, but you may also use text chat.

How do I register for an online workshop?

Register for online workshops by clicking the link to the enrollment form located under each workshop schedule.

  • Fill in the form to enroll
  • A message will be sent to the provided email when you submit your enrollment that contains a URL to attend the workshop.

How do I attend when it is time for the workshop?

About 5 minutes prior to the start time, click the link in the email you received when you registered for the workshop.

OR

When a session you want to attend is about to begin, click the "Attend Link" for the appropriate session located in the schedule for each workshop.

What if I Cannot Fit a Session into my Schedule?

Librarians can schedule one-on-one or small group sessions, either in-person or online, to accomodate scheduling conflicts. Fill out the Request Instruction form and a librarian will contact you.