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Fall Semester Online Workshop List

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Workshop Series for Nursing

In–Person Workshops

 

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
Wednesday, October 22 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Kelly Attend Session
Monday, October 27 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Kelly Attend Session

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Finding Online Health Statistics

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. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch. Registration is encouraged and walk-ins are welcome.

Finding Online Health Statistics
Date Time Instructor Attend
Thursday, October 9 Noon – 12:45 p.m. Emily Attend Session
Tuesday, November 18 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.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 through citation analysis and the H-index. The workshop will allow you to explore a range of tools (Web of Science, Scopus & Google Scholar) to obtain citation counts and calculate the h-index. How to create your own Google Citations profile and new "altmetrics" that examine web 2.0's 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
Monday, November 24 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, September 12 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Tuesday, September 23 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Friday, October 3 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Monday, October 13 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Tuesday, November 4 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session

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How to Find Tests and Measurements

This 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.

How to Find Tests and Measurements
Date Time Instructor Attend
Tuesday, October 7 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session

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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 publically 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 Instructor Attend
Monday, October 27 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sandy Attend Session

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Ovid Workshop

In this workshop, participants will learn the features of explode and focus to narrow down search results, how to export to citation management tool RefWorks. Participants will also learn how to use My WorkSpace for My Projects, My Searches & Alerts and My eTOCS.

Ovid Workshop
Date Time Instructor Attend
Monday, September 29 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Estelle Attend Session
Thursday, October 9 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Estelle Attend Session

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Point-of-Care Tools on the Go: a 30 minute workshop

This workshop will highlight library resources you can use on your mobile devices. You will learn how to get access these mobile apps or websites. Resources covered include Clinical Pharmacology, DynaMed, and Nursing Reference Center.

Point-of-Care Tools on the Go: a 30 minute workshop
Date Time Instructor Attend
Tuesday, September 16 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Friday, September 26 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Thursday, October 9 Noon – 12:30 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
Thursday, September 18 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Emily Attend Session
Thursday, October 23 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Emily Attend Session
Wednesday, December 3 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Emily 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, PubMed, create bibliographies, and more.

RefWorks and Health Sciences Databases
Date Time Instructor Attend
Thursday, September 11 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Thursday, September 25 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Wednesday, October 8 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Rebecca Attend Session
Thursday, October 23 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rebecca 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 the RefWorks workshops with a health sciences focus.

RefWorks Basics
Date Time Instructor Attend
Wednesday, September 10 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mireille Attend Session
Wednesday, September 24 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mireille Attend Session
Tuesday, October 14 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mireille Attend Session

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The dissertation is often a first major publishing experience for a graduate student. Did you know that you own the copyright on your work until you transfer copyright to a publisher? Come to this session and learn about your rights as an author and how to negotiate with publishers for the rights that you need to retain. You will also learn more about open access publishing and its benefits and tools to selecting quality publishing venues. This workshop will also review how to make a fair use determination and how to use copyrighted materials in your dissertations. This workshop will also review how to use copyrighted content for instruction.

Scholarly Publishing: What you need to know & Using Copyrighted material responsibly.
Date Time Instructor Attend
Wednesday, November 12 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sandy Attend Session

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Attend this workshop to learn more about Journals@UIC, an online journal management system hosted by the University Library. Use Journals@UIC to manage journal submissions and/or to publish your online issues. Open access and subscription models will be discussed.

Start an Open Access Journal using Journals@UIC
Date Time Instructor Attend
Friday, October 24 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sandy 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:

  • Small group, in-class exercises
  • Long-term research projects
  • Peer evaluation exercises
  • Collaborative term papers
  • Collaborative presentations

In order to participate more easily, participants should have already established a 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 above.

Streamlining Group Work Using RefWorks and GoogleDocs
Date Time Instructor Attend
Tuesday, September 30 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Mireille Attend Session
Wednesday, October 8 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 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 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, October 22 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 45 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
Monday, September 29 Noon – 12:45 p.m. Emily Attend Session
Wednesday, November 5 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Emily 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. This workshop will likely not take the full hour; plenty of time will be available for questions.

What is Summon?
Date Time Instructor Attend
Monday, October 6 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Kelly Attend Session
Wednesday, October 15 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kelly Attend Session

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Workshop Series for Nursing

How to Search Like a Librarian

Ever wonder how librarians can find citations through library databases? This workshop will give nursing graduate students strategies on searching library databases, explain the use of subject headings, and why going beyond CINAHL and PubMed is beneficial for your research. This class is recommended for students working on their DNP projects or dissertations.

How to Search Like a Librarian
Date Time Instructor Attend
Tuesday, September 16 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session

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How to Use EndNote for Managing Your Citations

EndNote is a citation management tool that is primarily based on your desktop. This workshop will show you how to add and manage citations within EndNote, using Cite While You Write for your in text citations and bibliography, and using EndNote Basic, the web-based version of EndNote for syncing citations with the desktop version.

How to Use EndNote for Managing Your Citations
Date Time Instructor Attend
Tuesday, October 7 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Rebecca Attend Session

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In-Person Workshops

Demystifying Scholarly Publishing: Selecting scholarly publishing venues to maximize your impact while avoiding "predatory publishers"

Do you often wonder how to select a journal in which to publish or wonder about the quality of a journal? This workshop will demonstrate tools to identify potential journals in your field, how to determine impact factors for journals (Journal Citation Reports, Scimago), how to find where a journal is indexed for dissemination, and tools to evaluate the quality of journals. Reputable, peer-reviewed Open Access journals are on the rise, but so are "predatory publisher" that charge publication fees but do little in terms of peer review. Tips and tools to identify legitimate open access journals and avoid predatory publishers will also be covered, to help you determine if publishing in a specific open access journal will be worth the author fee.

Demystifying Scholarly Publishing: Selecting scholarly publishing venues to maximize your impact while avoiding "predatory publishers"
Date Time Instructor Attend
Friday, October 3 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sandy IDEA Commons (Daley)
Thursday, October 16 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sandy LHS 303

Click to enroll in the Demystifying Scholarly Publishing: Selecting scholarly publishing venues to maximize your impact while avoiding "predatory publishers" Online Workshop

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

This workshop will cover ways to measure your research impact including through citation analysis and the H-index. The workshop will allow you to explore a range of tools (Web of Science, Scopus & Google Scholar) to obtain citation counts and calculate the h-index. How to create your own Google Citations profile and new "altmetrics" that examine web 2.0's role in assessing impact will also be covered.

How do you Rate? Assessing your impact using the h-index and beyond Online Workshops
Date Time Instructor Location
Thursday, October 30 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sandy LHS 303
Wednesday, November 12 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sandy IDEA Commons (Daley)

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Using Tools for Documenting Your Data

Good documentation is vital to data management; however, this intricate field can be overly complicated for researchers. This workshop will cover several different tools to make documentation and metadata–often a requirement for grant applications or publication–simple. Some tools will be specific to particular disciplines.

Using Tools for Documenting Your Data
Date Time Instructor Location
Wednesday, November 5 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Carmen IDEA Commons (Daley)
Tuesday, November 11 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Carmen LHS 303

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Version Control and Organization Tools

To avoid crucial mistakes in data analysis, good file organization efforts and version control are essential. This workshop will cover methods of clear file organization, and tools to help researchers maintain version integrity during the research process.

Version Control and Organization Tools
Date Time Instructor Location
Wednesday, October 22 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Carmen IDEA Commons (Daley)
Tuesday, October 28 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Carmen LHS 303

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Writing a Data Management Plan

This workshop will focus on meeting the requirements of data management plans for grant applications. Researchers who have undergone, or who are currently undergoing, the research process and seek funding may be asked to document their data management efforts in a supplement to the grant application. This workshop for all researchers will focus on the major requirements from funding agencies and how to fulfill them.

Writing a Data Management Plan
Date Time Instructor Location
Tuesday, October 7 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Carmen LHS 303
Tuesday, October 14 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Carmen IDEA Commons (Daley)

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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.