Posts by: Amy LaVertu

This semester is heading towards the final push! So, we are pleased to present workshops on EndNote, PubMed, Web of Science/Scopus, and Finding Drug Info, basically everything you need to”get it done!

See our Open Workshops page for more information, including complete workshop descriptions and schedules.

Workshops will be held in Sackler 510 on Tuesdays from 9-10am and repeated on Wednesdays from 3-4pm.

EndNote: the Basics
Register: October 31 or November 1

This one-hour session will introduce you to the basics of using the EndNote citation management program. EndNote allows you to create a personal database of references and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. This session is for absolute beginners – no previous experience is required!

PubMed: the Basics
Register: November 7 or November 8

This workshop will introduce you to PubMed. We will review the structure of this database, planning and executing a search strategy, narrowing down search results, finding full-text, and exporting citations into citation management programs such as EndNote.

Cross-disciplinary Research 101: Web of Science/Scopus
Register: November 14  | Can’t make attend in-person? Register to attend via WebEx.

Register: November 15  |Can’t make attend in-person? Register to attend via WebEx.

Cross disciplinary subject? Not sure of where to go after you search PubMed? We will learn how to construct a keyword search; show how finding one good article on a topic can lead to other articles on the same thing; and find out who is also working on your topic of interest.

Finding Drug Information
Register: November 28 | Can’t make attend in-person? Register to attend via WebEx.

Register: November  29 | Can’t make attend in-person? Register to attend via WebEx.

Need structural or property data for a drug or chemical?  Want clinical trial or approval information for drug?  Have a pill and need to identify what it is?  In this workshop, we will discuss resources for finding information on everything from drug development to dosing, and demonstrate techniques for searching these resources.

 

This month’s Open Workshops are sure to provide you with trove of tips and treats! The theme of October’s Open Workshops is “Scholarship Month” and workshops will focus on the skills you need to accelerate your research and share your scholarship.

See our Open Workshops page for more information, including complete workshop descriptions and schedules.

Workshops will be held in Sackler 510 on Tuesdays from 9-10am and repeated on Wednesdays from 3-4pm, unless otherwise noted. schedule:

Show the Impact of Your Research
Register: October 3 & October 4
Want to know how to get credit for and demonstrate the impact of your research?  This workshop is for you!  We will discuss how author identifiers, such as ORCID iDs, can connect you to your publications, other research products, and grants.  We will show you how to find the number of times an article has been cited, create a citation report for a set of articles or an author, and compare citation statistics for authors, journals or articles in a particular field.  We will also discuss emerging metrics (‘altmetrics’), such as the number of times an article has been viewed or downloaded.

Special Event
Introduction to the Writing Process
October 4 @ 12noon Sackler 812
(light refreshments will be offered!)
Presented by Christine Smith, MS
Health Sciences Writing Consultant and Instructor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Register: http://tufts.libcal.com/event/3616709

Special Event
Changing Health Behaviors: Communicating Health Information to the Public
October 10 @ 12noon Sackler 507
(light refreshments will be offered!)
Presented by Margie Skeer, ScD, MPH, MSW
Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine

Celebrating Open Access: Busting Myths about Publishing Your Work
Register: October 17 & October 18
Like bigfoot and unicorns, some truths of publishing your work can seem a real mystery.  We’ll separate fact from fiction and get to the heart of some widely-shared rumors related to your rights as an author and open access publishing.

Creating Posters
Register: October 24 & October 25
In this 1 hour workshop, we’ll be using InDesign to create a poster, while providing an overview of other print design software. We’ll also share the importance of visual story telling, using design elements to tell your story, and  provide the tips on print settings and resources on campus to get your poster printed.  No prior experience with InDesign is needed!

 

And don’t forget about our  Workshops on Demand. If you and your colleagues are interested in a workshop, but cannot attend due to a conflicting schedule, you can now request a Workshop on Demand: just let us know what your group is interested in, and we’ll create a workshop that works for you!

If you have any questions about Open Workshops, or Workshops on Demand, please call the library service desk at 617-636-6705, or email us at hhsl@tufts.edu

The Hirsh Health Sciences Library would like to welcome this year’s incoming students at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy!

During your orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the Hirsh library and learn about the many ways we can support you.

During orientation, you’ll also get to meet your liaison librarian,  Amy LaVertu. If you have any questions, or need help, please don’t hesitate to contact  her (amy.lavertu@tufts.edu).

Want to learn more about library resources for nutrition? Check out our Nutrition research guide: http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/nutrition_guide

 

 

(c)Flickr user Josue Goge, licensed under Creative Commons

It’s never too late for learning! If you will be around campus this summer and would like to enhance your research skills, we’d be happy to help! The Hirsh Library offers “Workshops on Demand”. We will work with you to create a workshop to meet you (and your group’s) specific learning needs.

To learn more about “Workshops on Demand” visit: http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/services/open-workshops/workshops-on-demand

Also, check out the following list of resources for learning new skills, or brushing up some old ones:

 

Kanopy
http://www.library.tufts.edu/ezproxy/ezproxy.asp?LOCATION=Kanopy
“Kanopy is a service providing streaming videos for educational purposes. Major subjects covered include: the arts, business and training, health sciences, media and communication, natural sciences, social sciences, and teacher education. Users can search, browse, and see previews of videos.”

Lynda.com
https://www.lynda.com/

“6,001 courses in Business, Technology and Creative Skills taught by industry experts.” To access a course, go to “Sign-In” on the upper right-side of the screen and select “Sign in with your organization portal.” Under “Enter your organization’s URL to log in through their portal” type, “tufts.edu”in the search box (not your UTLN!).

Mango languages
http://www.library.tufts.edu/ezproxy/ezproxy.asp?LOCATION=MangoLanguagesAcademic
“Designed to give users comprehensive conversational language and grammar skills. The basic course (10 lessons) focuses on polite greetings and small talk and is perfect for patrons who are planning a short trip to a foreign country, or for those who want to get a taste of a foreign language and culture.”

Safari
http://www.library.tufts.edu/ezproxy/ezproxy.asp?LOCATION=PQSaTeBoOn
“Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand digital library providing over 43347 technology, digital media, and business books and videos online to academic and library users. ”

 

 

image credit: © 2017 Clarivate Analytics

 

Want to upgrade to the latest version of EndNote? Now you can!

EndNote x8 is the latest version of the popular citation management software program. It has the same functionality as previous versions, but also has updated icons and more sharing options, such as:

  • The option of sharing your entire EndNote library, references, PDFs and annotations with up to 100 people.
  • Allows for people sharing a library add to, annotate and use the library at the same time as well as keep track of who is making what changes to the shared library and when.

EndNote x8 is compatible with Mac Sierra OS and MS Word 2016.

To have x8 installed on your laptop or Tufts computer, contact TTS at 617-636-3376; it@tufts.edu) – or – stop by the TTS Help Desk on Sackler 5. Remember to ask TTS to
un-install any previous versions of EndNote from your computer!

If you have been using EndNote x7 or earlier, your libraries will be converted automatically to x8. However, just to be on the safe side, make a back-up copy of important libraries! You can learn about how to create a back-up copy of your libraries here; you may also want to consider storing your back-up libraries on Tufts Box.

 

Want to learn more about EndNote x8? Watch the “What’s New with EndNote x8” video:

https://youtu.be/AnXN41rLmZs

 

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Spring is finally here! April is just the right time to re-fresh and re-charge your brain with our Open Workshops series!

Workshops are held on Tuesday 9-10am and then repeated on Wednesdays 4-5pm. Workshops are held in Sackler 510.

Registration for in-person sessions is encouraged: http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/services/open-workshops

Please select the “Register” link if you would like to attend a workshop that is availble remotely via WebEx.

And remember, if you can’t make it to a workshop, you can also request a workshop on demand!

 

April Workshops:

Measuring Research Impact
Want to know how many times an article has been cited, or find your h-index?  Always wanted to know what journal Impact Factor is?  In this workshop, we will show you how to find the number of times an article has been cited, create a citation report for a set of articles or an author, and compare citation statistics for authors, journals or articles in a particular field.  We will also discuss emerging metrics (‘altmetrics’), such as the number of times an article has been viewed or downloaded.  Finally, we will review the different metrics used to evaluate journals, and how to choose the right journal for your manuscript.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

9:00am -1 0:00am

Register for WebEx

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Register for WebEx

 

Visualizing Data with “R”: An Introduction
R is an open source programming language used to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data. Researchers and health professionals can use it to convey complex information in a manner that is easy to understand. The flexibility of R allows large amounts of data to be processed and represented in ways that spreadsheet programs cannot. This introductory workshop provides a brief overview of how R works and what it’s capable of. This session will end with a hands-on data visualization exercise utilizing a sample data set. No prior experience with R or programming languages is required.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

9:00am -1 0:00am

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

4:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Data Management Essentials
In this workshop, we will review best practices for naming, organizing, storing, and depositing your research data, as well as creating a Data Management Plan. Managing data before, during and after research is essential to ensure it remains accessible and usable.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

9:00am -1 0:00am

Register for WebEx

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Register for WebEx

 

Introduction to HTML and CSS
Coding is a crucial skill needed to succeed in a variety of disciplines. Learning Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) is no different. HTML is the code used to create web pages and Cascading Styling Sheets (CSS) is used to style them. This introductory workshop gives an overview of HTML and CSS with a hands-on exercise utilizing the text editor Notepad ++. No prior experience with web design is needed.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:00am -1 0:00am

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

4:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Ready to march forward into another month of Open Workshops? We hope so, because there are fantastic workshops scheduled for March!

Workshops are held on Tuesday 9-10am and then repeated on Wednesdays 4-5pm. Workshops are held in Sackler 510.

Registration for in-person sessions is encouraged: http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/services/open-workshops

Please select the “Register” link if you would like to attend the workshop remotely via WebEx.

And remember, if you can’t make it to a workshop in person or WebEx, you can also request a workshop on demand!

 

March Workshops:

Web of Science & Scopus

Cross disciplinary subject? Not sure of where to go after you search PubMed? Have you written an article and want to know who has quoted you? Then Web of Science and Scopus may be for you! We will learn how to construct a keyword search; show how finding one good article on a topic can lead to other articles on the same thing; and find out who is also working on your topic of interest. Web of Science and Scopus will become your new best friends for research!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Register for WebEx 

 

Ovid MEDLINE: An Introduction

Are you ready to become an expert MEDLINE searcher? In this workshop, we will explore Ovid MEDLINE and its powerful search interface , which includes ways of limiting retrieval to articles with evidence. We will each make a personal account and set up a literature alert on a topic of interest to us.

Tuesday, March 7

9:00am -1 0:00am

Register for WebEx
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Register for WebEx

 

Tools for Managing Your Writing

In this workshop you will learn how to use library resources and tools to manage your writing from conception to publication. Resources covered include: making effective use of citation management tools; databases to find journal impact factors; suggested apps, guidelines, and tips to keep track of your research.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

9:00am -1 0:00am

Register for WebEx
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Register for WebEx

 

Systematic Reviews: Laying the Groundwork

Thinking about writing a systematic review? Curious about what the process entails? Not sure what a systematic review is? Come to this workshop to learn about systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and other types of high-level research reviews. We will discuss topics such as the elements of a systematic review, protocols, resources, timelines, and suggested databases.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:00am -1 0:00am

Register for WebEx
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Register for WebEx

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February is Thesis/Capstone/ALE Boot Camp Month!

During the month of February, Hirsh Library will be offering a 4-part ‘boot camp’ for students  undertaking a thesis, Capstone or ALE project.

Workshops are held on Tuesday 9-10am and then repeated on Wednesdays 4-5pm. Workshops are held in Sackler 510.

Registration for in-person sessions is encouraged: http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/services/open-workshops

Please select the “Register” link if you would like to attend the workshop remotely via WebEx.


February Workshops:

 

Approaching the Literature Review 

This workshop is the first a 4-workshop ‘boot camp’ for students  undertaking a thesis, Capstone or ALE project. In this workshop, students will learn how to approach the literature review. Topics covered include database selection, devising effective search techniques, limiting articles to relevant study-types, and tools for keeping track of results.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

9:00 am

Register for WebEx

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

4:00 pm

Register for WebEx

 

Citation Tools: An Overview 

Citation management tools help you manage the research process. These tools allow you to store and organize references, as well as automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation styles, such as APA and AMA. They store PDFs, allow you to share references with others, and so much more! Learn about your options among four major citation managers: RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley. This workshop will provide an overview of these tools to inform your decisions on which tool is best for you.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

9:00 am

Register for WebEx

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

4:00 pm

Register for WebEx

 

Fact or Fiction: Copyright and Your Thesis 

Various aspects of creating your thesis or dissertation may involve copyright.  Whether you are incorporating other people’s content, such as graphs or images, reusing some of your own work, publishing all or part of your thesis content, there are copyright considerations that can seem challenging and daunting to address.  This workshop will provide guidance in navigating the questions and decisions that come up during the thesis and dissertation process around your rights and the rights of others.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:00 am

Register for WebEx

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

4:00 pm

Register for WebEx

 

Using Images 

We will survey and search image collections licensed by Tufts and in the public domain.  We will also discuss options for storage, display, and citing sources.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

9:00 am

Register for WebEx

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

4:00 pm

Register for WebEx

 

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Dental board and licensure prep books don’t come out very often but when they do it’s exciting. We’ve just completed acquiring and cataloging four new ones for you.

If you were planning to take the NERB licensure exam, please be sure to note that NERB has changed its name to the CDCA. As far as we are aware, you should be able to also prepare using the old NERB prep materials, but we got the brand-new CDCA prep book for you, because that’s just how we roll.

All board and licensure prep books that are not electronic are on reserve and may be checked out at the Service Desk on Sackler 4 for four hours at a time.

Our brand-new prep books are listed below, but you can also always check out our Dental Board Review Research Guide for the complete list.

As always, if you have any suggestions for prep books that you would like us to have, please feel free to suggest them to us by either filling out the form here or by letting your liaison librarian know. (The dental liaison is me, Amanda Nevius).

 

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CDCA (formerly NERB):
ADEX Dentists: Superior Test Prep for the Computer-Based Diagnostic Skills Examination (DSE) by Rubin, Ricky J.
Call Number: HHSL Circ Desk Reserve WU 18.2 D414 2015
Publication Date: 2015

 

 

 

 

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NBDE Part 1:
Dentin NBDE Part 1
Call Number: HHSL Circ Desk Reserve WU 18.2 D414n 2016 p.1
Publication Date: 2016

 

 

 

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NBDE Part 2:
Dentin NBDE Part 2
Call Number: HHSL Circ Desk Reserve WU 18.2 D414n 2016 p.2
Publication Date: 2016

 

 

 

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DENTIN WREB Dentists
 
by Rick J. Rubin
Call Number: HHSL Circ Desk Reserve WU 18.2 D414w 2015 c.1
Publication Date: 2015

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On Thursday, December 1st from 12 noon to 1pm, Hirsh Library needs students to participate in a Focus Group and give their opinion on the library’s website based on a variety of open-ended topics.

The focus group will include a pizza lunch and $5 voucher for the Food4Thought Café upon completion.

We’re looking for 5 students who have used the library’s website before:

Participant 1       Sackler Student

Participant 2       Nutrition Student

Participant 3       Medical Student

Participant 4       Dental Student

Participant 5       PHPD Student

If you’re interested please contact Berika Williams at berika.williams@tufts.edu