Spring Library Classes Are Underway

Gary Teaching 1Please join us in the Dana Classroom for one or more of our spring workshops. All workshops are open to all UVM and Fletcher Allen students, staff, and faculty. Unless otherwise noted, preregistration is not required.

Questions about any of our workshops? Have a suggestion for a topic you’d like us to cover? Please contact Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4488.

February

PubMed Basics and Beyond **Online Workshop**

Are your PubMed skills a little rusty? Come to this workshop and brush up on the basics such as using limits and MeSH headings to zero in on the results you need. We’ll move beyond the basics by answering whatever questions you have so come prepared to share!

This is an online class so pre-registration is required. Please send your name, email address, and phone number to Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu.

Instructor: Gary Atwood

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
7pm – 8pm
Managing References with Zotero

Learn the basics of Zotero. Capture citation information about books, articles, web sites, and more while you search. Link to Microsoft Word to produce citations in a variety of formats. Share your citations with collaborators.

Instructor: Laura Haines

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Noon – 1pm

March

Searching CINAHL

This workshop will cover how to find high quality nursing and allied health information in CINAHL. In it, we’ll cover topics like advanced searching, how to use subject headings in your search, and how to fine-tune your results.

Instructor: Gary Atwood

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
1pm – 2pm
Managing References with EndNote **Online Workshop**

Learn the basics of EndNote. The following tasks will be demonstrated: adding citations to an EndNote library through a variety of methods; attaching PDFs to citations; managing information in an EndNote library; creating a bibliography; adding citations to a paper using EndNote and Microsoft Word.

This is an online class so pre-registration is required. Please send your name, email address, and phone number to Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu.

Instructor: Gary Atwood

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
7pm – 8pm
Copyright

Know your rights! This workshop provides an overview of copyright law and related resources. It also provides guidelines to help faculty, staff and students comply with copyright law and public funding mandates.

Instructor: Jeanene Light

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Noon – 1pm
From Arnica to Zinc and Acupuncture to Yoga: Information Resources for Complementary & Herbal Medicine

Despite their popularity, it is often a challenge to find reliable information about the effectiveness of non-conventional therapies. Join us as we explore high-quality sources of information, both in print and online, that can help guide the wise use of these practices and products.

Instructor: Nancy Bianchi & Frances Delwiche

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Noon – 1pm
Managing References with EndNote

Learn the basics of EndNote. The following tasks will be demonstrated: adding citations to an EndNote library through a variety of methods; attaching PDFs to citations; creating a bibliography; adding citations to a paper using EndNote and Microsoft Word.

Instructor: Gary Atwood

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Noon – 1pm

April

Personal Knowledge Management: Better Organization for Better Problem-Solving

How do you organize all of the information you collect for your research, work and personal life? How can you manage that information better so that you can use it more effectively? This workshop will explore the concepts of Personal Information Management (PIM) and Knowledge Management (KM), and offer a few concrete tips for managing your information. Tools such as EndNote, DropBox, and EssentialPIM will be covered.

Instructor: Laura Haines

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Noon – 1pm
Creating the Simplified Data Management Plan

The workshop will introduce the recommended elements of a data management plan (DMP) and resources at UVM that can help with data management planning. Sample data management plans will be provided. Participants will then create their own simplified data management plans.

Instructor: Donna O’Malley

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Noon – 1pm

What else would you like to learn?

We can also custom design a workshop for you, your class, or for your workgroup. Workshops can be held in the Library or in another location that’s more convenient for you. Please contact Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4488 for more information or to schedule a session.

Workshops on these topics are readily available, but you can request any combination of topics:

  • Advanced MedLine
  • CINAHL
  • Citation and E-Journal Troubleshooting
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Consumer Health on the Web
  • DynaMed
  • EndNote
  • Evidence-Based Practice (EBM) Tools
  • Google / Google Scholar
  • Keeping Up with the Literature
  • MD Consult
  • Medical Images
  • Navigating the Virtual Library
  • Nursing Reference Center
  • Ovid MedLine
  • Poster Presentations
  • PsychINFO
  • PubMed
  • UpToDate
  • Web of Science

Questions? Please contact Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4488.

A Smart Resolution: Attend a Library Workshop

Happy New Year!  Why not start 2013 off on a positive note by attending a library workshop?  Our workshops are open to all UVM and FAHC faculty, staff, and students and are held in the Main Conference Room.  This semester, we’ll be covering:

 

Managing References with EndNote
Wednesday, January 23:  Noon-1pm
Wednesday, February 13:  Noon-1pm
Tuesday, February 26:  4:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday, April 10:  Noon-1:00pm
PubMed: Basics and Beyond
Wednesday, January 30:  Noon-1:00pm
Friday, February 8:  7:30am-8:30am
Tuesday, February 12:  5:00pm-6:00pm
The Cochrane Library: New and Improved
Wednesday, February 6:  Noon-1:00pm
Friday, February 22:  7:30am-8:30am
How to Stay Up to Date:  Alerts
Wednesday, February 20:  Noon-1:00pm
Introduction to Google Scholar
Wednesday, February 27:  Noon-1:00pm
Friday, March 22:  7:30am-8:30am
Rx for PowerPoint
Wednesday, March 13:  Noon-1:00pm
Friday, April 5:  7:30am-8:30am
Managing References with Zotero
Wednesday, March 20:  Noon-1:00pm
Introduction to Mendeley
Wednesday, March 27:  Noon-1:00pmLit Search Clinic
Wednesday, April 3:  Noon-1:00pm

In addition to our face to face workshops, we will be offering two online workshops for the first time this year.  “Rx for PowerPoint” will be held on Tuesday, March 12 from 7:00pm-8:00pm and “Managing References with EndNote” will be offered on March 25 from 7:00pm-8:00pm.  Sit back and participate in both of these workshops from the comfort of your own couch!

For more information about all of the workshops, please see the Schedule of Library classes on the Dana Library website.

Don’t forget, we can create a custom workshop for you and that workshop can be held here in the library or someplace more convenient for you.  If that sounds like something you’d like to learn more about, please contact Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu or 802-656-4488.

New Year, New Resources

NatureEndcrinologyThe Dana Medical Library wants to maintain a dynamic and relevant collection of books, journals, and databases for our health sciences patrons at UVM and FAHC.  Requests are submitted by faculty, staff, and students.

Each year the Collections Team sits down with the “wish list” of items requested by our users, and after evaluating their price, impact factor, and other evaluative measures, decides which ones to add to our collection.

This year, the Dana Medical Library added the following electronic journals:

  • Nature Reviews Endocrinology
  • Journal of  Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
  • Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)- Clinical & Translational Medicine and
  • JoVE- Neurosciences
  • Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
  • Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British edition (new title)

In addition, the Library added another simultaneous user for the title Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics as a result of high numbers of patrons being turned away.

Still under consideration is another segment of the MEDU database, which offers virtual patient cases for use in medical education. CORE provides educational cases designed for use in radiology. Dana Library has subscribed to this resource for trial this month to evaluate its usefulness.

A collection of streaming videos for use with psychiatry clerkship students as well as residents has been also added.  It can be found in our catalog under the title Symptom Media.

And, of course, the Library regularly adds book titles– print and eBooks. An up to date list of new books at Dana can always be found at: http://library.uvm.edu/dana/newbooks/index.php/.

Dana to Host Research Support Workshop Series

A workshop series From Funding to Publication will be held in the Dana Medical Library Computer Classroom from September 22 – October 28 on six consecutive Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1 pm.

Through a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises, participants will learn about software, web sites and databases that facilitate finding, managing, and publishing the results of scholarly research. The series is especially appropriate for graduate students, fellows, and junior faculty.

September 22 and 23: Advanced literature review skills. Discover expert search techniques to refine and focus your literature searches. Use MyNCBI to set up automatic e-mail updates, and save searches, bibliographies, and settings.
Instructors: Fran Delwiche and Donna O’Malley, Dana Medical Library

September 29 and 30: Managing references with EndNote. Create a list of references in EndNote, download records from online, add citations to a paper using EndNote and Microsoft Word.  Instructor: Angie Chapple-Sokol, Dana Medical Library

October 6 and 7: Sources and databases beyond PubMed. Explore other high quality databases and data sources in the biomedical sciences.  Instructors: Nancy Bianchi and Donna O’Malley, Dana Medical Library

October 13 and 14: Preparing posters. Learn guidelines for creating legible, attractive, and effective scientific posters. Identify sources of medical images and discuss associated copyright issues.  Instructor: Raj Chawla, Medical Photography, College of Medicine

October 20 and 21: Scholarly publishing. Evaluate approaches to assessing journal quality, determine author’s rights, explore alternative publishing models.  Instructors: Gary Ward, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and Jeanene Light, Dana Medical Library

October 27 and 28: Identifying funding. Learn to use the grant seeking and grant writing resources available to you at UVM.  Instructor: Hilda Alajajian, Office of Sponsored Programs

Space is limited. To register for these sessions, please contact Donna O’Malley, 656-4415.

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Sessions Offered

Bring your lunch and your questions to the Dana Library Conference Room for our Brown Bag Lunch and Learn sessions on Wednesdays from noon – 1 pm (unless otherwise noted). Workshops are open to all UVM and FAHC faculty, staff and students. The following workshops are available during the fall semester:

Orientation to the Library and Website – Wed., September 15; Thurs., September 16
Clinical Databases – Wed., November 3
Research Databases – Wed., November 17
EndNote – Wed., September 8; November 10; December 1
Keeping Up To Date with Electronic Alerts – Wed., December 8

For more information see the Schedule of Library Classes on the Dana website.

We can also custom design a workshop for you, for your class or for your workgroup. Workshops can be held in the Library or in another location more convenient to you. Call 656-4415 or email Donna O’Malley for more information or to schedule a class.

NIH Open Access Policy Update

nihThe NIH Public Access Policy will continue to be in effect in 2009 and “thereafter,” according to a provision in the recently approved federal appropriations bill.

“The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require in the current fiscal year and thereafter [emphasis added] that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.”

The NIH Revised Policy on Enhancing Public Access requires eligible NIH-funded researchers to deposit electronic copies of their peer-reviewed manuscripts into PubMed Central. Full texts of the articles are then made publicly available online in PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication in a journal. Nature reports in its online News section that the “Open-access policy flourishes at NIH,” (April 7, 2009.) [http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/458690a]

The Dana Medical Library presentation NIH Public Access: Submissions, copyright, and compliance is available for UVM and FAHC audiences. If you would like to schedule this presentation for your own department, lab, or other group please contact Donna.Omalley@uvm.edu. Information from the presentation is also available on the Dana Medical Library web site: NIH Public Access Policy [http://danaguides.uvm.edu/NIHPublicAccess].

Take a Class in April!

Google Scholar
Share favorite sites and handy tips.

Wednesday
April 1, 2009
Noon-1pm

NIH Public Access Policy Compliance
Review procedures and tools at UVM.

Wednesday
April 8, 2009
Noon-1pm

Endnote
Learn the basics of Endnote. This demonstration could include creating a list of references in Endnote, downloading records from online databases such as PubMed, creating a bibliography, or adding citations to a paper using Endnote and Microsoft Word. The last 15 minutes is reserved for in-depth questions.

Wednesday
April 15, 2009
Noon-1pm

Our workshops are open to UVM and FAHC faculty, staff and students.

We can custom design a workshop for you, for your class, or for your workgroup. Workshops can be held in the Library or in another location more convenient for you. Call 656-4415 or email donna.omalley@uvm.edu for more information or to schedule a session. Workshops on these topics are readily available, or request a customized combination of topics.

PubMed
Google
Ovid Medline
CINAHL
Endnote
PsycInfo
Electronic Journal Troubleshooting
Evidence-Based Practice Tools
Navigating the Virtual Library

Citation and E-Journal Troubleshooting
MD Consult
FirstCONSULT
Clinical Pharmacology
UpToDate
Advanced MEDLINE
Consumer Health on the Web
Web of Science

Questions? Call 656-2201, or send an email to danaref@uvm.edu.

Take a class this month!

The following classes are offered at the Library in the month of March.

CINAHL
CINAHL® (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) has switched to a new interface. Find out how to search using CINAHL subject headings, and enjoy the many searching improvements included in this new version.
Wednesday
March 4, 2009
Noon-1pm
Search the Biomedical Literature with PubMed or OvidMEDLINE
Bring questions about search techniques for using this leading database of the medical literature.
Wednesday
March 18, 2009
Noon-1pm
Endnote
Learn the basics of Endnote. This demonstration could include creating a list of references in Endnote, downloading records from online databases such as PubMed, creating a bibliography, or adding citations to a paper using Endnote and Microsoft Word. The last 15 minutes is reserved for in-depth questions.
Wednesday
March 25, 2009
Noon-1pm

Our workshops are open to UVM and FAHC faculty, staff and students.

We can custom design a workshop for you, for your class, or for your workgroup. Workshops can be held in the Library or in another more convenient location for you. Call 656-4415 or email donna.omalley@uvm.edu for more information or to schedule a session. Workshops on these topics are readily available, or request a customized combination of topics.

PubMed
Google
Ovid Medline
CINAHL
Endnote
PsycInfo
Electronic Journal Troubleshooting
Evidence-Based Practice Tools
Navigating the Virtual Library
Citation and E-Journal Troubleshooting
MD Consult
FirstCONSULT
Clinical Pharmacology
UpToDate
Advanced MEDLINE
Consumer Health on the Web
Web of Science

Questions? Call 656-2201, or send an email to danaref@uvm.edu.

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