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Spring Semester

Spring Semester Workshop List

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

Anatomy Resources Online

This 45 minute workshop will be your introduction to online anatomy resources available through the library and freely on the web. The session will cover virtual dissection resources, quiz resources, and quality dissection videos.

Anatomy Resources Online
Date Time Instructor Attend
Friday, January 31 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Emilie Attend Session
Tuesday, February 4 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Emilie Attend Session

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Discovering Nursing Resources

This 45 minute workshop will give an introduction to two nursing resources: Nursing Education in Video and Nursing Reference Center. Nursing Education in Video is a database of videos aimed at the education of nurses and healthcare professionals. Nursing Reference Center is a point of care tool and can be very helpful to nurses currently in or about to start clinical rotations. This workshop will include a demonstration of each resource and will highlight basic features including searching, refining results and exporting and sharing content.

Discovering Nursing Resources
Date Time Instructor Attend
Wednesday, March 12 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Emilie Attend Session
Sunday, March 30 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Emilie Attend Session
Tuesday, April 1 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Emilie Attend Session

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Evidence Based Medicine Databases

This session for anyone who is interested in learning basics about searching some of our EBM databases including DynaMed, First Consult, and Cochrane Library. You will also learn the differences between these databases and when to use them.

Evidence Based Medicine Databases
Date Time Instructor Attend
Friday, February 14 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Kelly Attend Session
Wednesday, March 5 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Kelly Attend Session

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Finding Tests and Measurements: a 30 Minute Workshop

This 30 minute workshop will give you an overview of which library resources are the best places to look for information on questionnaires, scales, test, etc. You will also receive ideas on where to find full text for these particular items. Databases covered include HaPI: Health and Psychosocial Instruments and PsycTests.

Finding Tests and Measurements: a 30 Minute Workshop
Date Time Instructor Attend
Thursday, February 20 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Rebecca 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, February 11 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sandy Attend Session
Monday, March 17 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
Thursday, January 23 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Tuesday, February 4 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Friday, February 21 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Friday, March 7 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Wednesday, April 2 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session

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Intro to Data Management

Collecting data for your thesis or dissertation? Learn to manage your data effectively and efficiently! This seminar will provide an introduction to data management planning, tips for describing research data throughout the life of the research project and considerations for long term data management. Advantages of data management to researchers will also be covered. This is intended for those researchers who need help with a data management plan or for those who are just beginning a data management plan. The discussion will also cover granting agencies’ requirements.

Intro to Data Management
Date Time Instructor Attend
Thursday, February 13 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sandy Attend Session
Wednesday, March 19 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sandy Attend Session

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Introduction to Drug Resources

This session covers how to find and use drug information in Library resources including Access Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, and DynaMed.

Introduction to Drug Resources
Date Time Instructor Attend
Wednesday, February 5 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Kelly Attend Session
Friday, February 28 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Kelly Attend Session

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NIH Public Access Policy: Meeting Granting Agency Requirements

The NIH has signaled that it is going to begin enforcing compliance with the NIH Public Access policy for new grant applications. The NIH Public Access Policy requires that all peer reviewed articles arising, in whole or in part, from direct NIH funding MUST ensure the article is publicly accessible within one year in PubMed Central.

Attend this workshop to learn more about the NIH requirements, how to comply, and what to do if a journal does not automatically submit the article for archiving in PubMed Central.

NIH Public Access Policy: Meeting Granting Agency Requirements
Date Time InstructorAttend
Tuesday, February 4 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sandy 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
Friday, January 31 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ryan Attend Session
Tuesday, February 11 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Ryan Attend Session
Wednesday, March 19 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Ryan Attend Session
Monday, April 14 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Ryan Attend Session

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RefWorks Basics

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of using this powerful citation management tool to manage research and generate bibliographies. By the end of the session, participants will be able to import references from a variety of sources, organize references into folders and sub-folders and create properly formatted works cited lists.

This workshop is not geared toward students and researchers in the health sciences. Health sciences users are encouraged to enroll in RefWorks and Health Sciences Databases.

RefWorks Basics
Date Time Instructor Attend
Wednesday, February 5 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mireille Attend Session
Thursday, March 6 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mireille Attend Session

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RefWorks and Health Sciences Databases

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 and Health Sciences Databases
Date Time Instructor Attend
Wednesday, January 29 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Tuesday, February 11 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Wednesday, March 12 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session

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Streamlining Group Work Using RefWorks and GoogleDocs

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use these web–based tools to streamline the following:

  • Long-term research projects
  • Peer evaluation exercises
  • Collaborative term papers
  • Collaborative presentations

In order to participate more easily, participants should have already established a UIC Google account and know their account information. It is also highly recommended that participants have some familiarity with RefWorks before enrolling in this workshop. The schedules for in-person and online RefWorks workshops are listed on the library website.

Streamlining Group Work Using RefWorks and GoogleDocs
Date Time Instructor Attend
Friday, January 24 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mireille Attend Session
Wednesday, January 29 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mireille Attend Session
Tuesday, February 11 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mireille Attend Session
Wednesday, February 19 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mireille 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 is steadily gaining momentum. Still not sure what it is all about? Come to this workshop and find out! Topics covered include:

  • What open access is and is not
  • Learn about open access publishing and how to self–archive your research in a repository
  • Learn about the ROAAP fund (support for open access publishing)
  • Learn about UIC’s very own repository – INDIGO
  • Find out about Journals@UIC, a UIC publishing platform for both Open Access and traditional journals
  • Hear about other open movements such as open data and open education
Understanding Open Access
Date Time Instructor Attend
Thursday, February 6 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sandy Attend Session
Monday, March 24 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sandy Attend Session

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Using Box

This workshop will show you how to navigate and utilize UIC's online file storage solution: Box. Features of Box such as: file sharing, commenting on files, and creating a workflow will be discussed along with demonstration of how to get started using the service. This workshop is mostly intended for persons new or curious about using Box.

Using Box
Date Time Instructor Attend
Tuesday, January 28 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Ryan Attend Session
Thursday, February 13 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ryan Attend Session
Monday, March 3 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ryan Attend Session
Wednesday, April 2 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Ryan Attend Session

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Using Google Drive

This workshop will show you how to navigate and utilize UIC's online file storage solution: Google Drive. Features of Google Drive like: file sharing, commenting on files, and live collaboration will be discussed along with demonstration of how to get started using the service. This workshop is mostly intended for persons new or curious about using Google Drive.

Using Google Drive
Date Time Instructor Attend
Tuesday, February 4 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Ryan Attend Session
Thursday, March 13
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ryan Attend Session
Friday, April 11
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Ryan 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
Tuesday, February 18 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kelly Attend Session
Wednesday, March 5 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session

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What is Summon?

This is an introduction to using the Library's new discovery tool, Summon. The workshop will cover the purpose of Summon, when to use Summon vs. other Library search tools, Summon content, search options, and handy tools. We will also talk about some things you can look forward to in the new version of Summon being implemented later this year. This workshop will likely not take the full hour; plenty of time will be available for questions.

What is Summon?
Date Time Instructor Attend
Thursday, February 20 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Kelly Attend Session
Wednesday, February 26 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Kelly Attend Session
Friday, March 7 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Kelly 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.