Posts by: Amy LaVertu

February is short (and hopefully, sweet) month, so take advantage of this month’s workshops while you can! if you haven’t had the chance, come take a look at this month’s workshops,  register for one (or two or three , and learn! Many of this month’s workshops are geared towards helping you with research intensive projects, such as ALEs, Capstones and theses.

Workshops will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12noon-1pm and will via Zoom. Registration for workshops is required.  A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants one hour prior to the start time of the Workshop. 

Web of Science: An Introduction
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7450699?hs=a
Cross disciplinary subject? Not sure of where to go after you search PubMed? Web of Science may become your favorite database! We will learn how to use Web of Science to show how finding one good article on a topic can lead to other articles on the same thing as well as how to find out who is also working on your topic of interest.

Plagiarism, Citing Information, Turnitin – Oh my!
Thursday, February 11, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7450271?hs=a
Questions about plagiarism, citing references and accessing Turnitin are the most frequently asked at Hirsh Library! Perhaps you have nagging questions about how to avoid accidental plagiarism or how to cite that weird reference? Come to this open workshop to get some answers, and make your research life, a little easier (or at least, a little less scary!).

Boost Your Research Impact
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7505694
In this workshop, we’ll walk through some effective strategies to increase the discoverability, visibility, and accessibility of your scholarly output. In particular, we will cover how to build your scholarly identity, maximize the accessibility of your research through your publication decisions, and grow your digital visibility.

Tools for Managing Your Writing
Thursday, February 18, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7501761?hs=a
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.

PubMed: An Introduction
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7451462?hs=a
This workshop will introduce you to PubMed, the world’s premiere biomedical literature database. We will review the content of this database, planning and executing a search strategy, narrowing search results, finding full-text, and exporting results to a citation management program.

Copyright & Your Thesis
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7451490?hs=a
This workshop will provide guidance navigating the various copyright questions and decisions that come up during the capstone, thesis, or dissertation process regarding your rights and the rights of others. Whether you are including other people’s content, such as adapting graphs or images, reusing some of your own work, or publishing all or part of your manuscript before or after submitting, there are copyright considerations that can seem challenging and daunting to address. We’re here to help!

 

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Have you ever used JumboSearch? Do you want to make it better? TUFTS’ LIBRARIES NEED YOU!

Please complete this form http://go.tufts.edu/JumboSearchUsability to volunteer to be placed in a pool for usability testing with Tufts Libraries. This form must be completed by February 8th!

If you are selected from the pool as a participant, you will be asked to commit to a 30-minute session. During this session, you will be asked to complete a series of four (4) tasks using the library catalog and answer follow-up questions based on your experience completing these tasks.

Participants who complete a session will receive an electronic gift card ($20).

Testing will be conducted virtually, and participants must have use of a computer (laptop or desktop) at their location.

Please contact Amanda Nevius (Amanda.Nevius@tufts.edu), Research and Instruction Librarian at Hirsh Health Sciences Library, with any questions.

 
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By Stewart Butterfield, CC-BY-2.0 Wikimedia Commons

January is (almost) behind us – let’s keep the learning momentum going!! February workshops are focused on helping you prepare for major research projects, such as Capstones, ALEs, thesis, and dissertations! The skills presented in this month’s workshops  are critical to building your research “tool kit”. Don’t let these learning opportunities pass you by – we would LOVE to see you!

Workshops will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12noon-1pm and will via Zoom. Registration for workshops is required.  A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants one hour prior to the start time of the Workshop. 

 

Zotero: the Basics
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7450150?hs=a
This session will introduce you to Zotero, a free citation management tool. With Zotero, you can:
• collect references from web sites via your browser of choice
• drag and drop PDFs to create references
• generate in-text citations and bibliographies in Word documents
This session is for beginners – no previous experience required!


Approaching the Lit Review

Thursday, February 4, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7450575?hs=a
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.

Web of Science: An Introduction
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7450699?hs=a
Cross disciplinary subject? Not sure of where to go after you search PubMed? Web of Science may become your favorite database! We will learn how to use Web of Science to show how finding one good article on a topic can lead to other articles on the same thing as well as how to find out who is also working on your topic of interest.

Plagiarism, Citing Information, Turnitin – Oh my!
Thursday, February 11, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7450271?hs=a
Questions about plagiarism, citing references and accessing Turnitin are the most frequently asked at Hirsh Library! Perhaps you have nagging questions about how to avoid accidental plagiarism or how to cite that weird reference? Come to this open workshop to get some answers, and make your research life, a little easier (or at least, a little less scary!).

Boost Your Research Impact
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7505694
In this workshop, we’ll walk through some effective strategies to increase the discoverability, visibility, and accessibility of your scholarly output. In particular, we will cover how to build your scholarly identity, maximize the accessibility of your research through your publication decisions, and grow your digital visibility.

Tools for Managing Your Writing
Thursday, February 18, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7501761?hs=a
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.

PubMed: An Introduction
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7451462?hs=a
This workshop will introduce you to PubMed, the world’s premiere biomedical literature database. We will review the content of this database, planning and executing a search strategy, narrowing search results, finding full-text, and exporting results to a citation management program.

Copyright & Your Thesis
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7451490?hs=a
This workshop will provide guidance navigating the various copyright questions and decisions that come up during the capstone, thesis, or dissertation process regarding your rights and the rights of others. Whether you are including other people’s content, such as adapting graphs or images, reusing some of your own work, or publishing all or part of your manuscript before or after submitting, there are copyright considerations that can seem challenging and daunting to address. We’re here to help!

 
cherries with snow

Image by A. LaVertu

Brrrr! It’s cold out there! But the good news is that you can stay warm inside and learn some sweet, new skills!  Better yet, workshops will be offered twice a week this semester – more opportunities to learn something new and polish-up some ‘old’ skills!

Workshops will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12noon-1pm and will via Zoom. Registration for workshops is required.  A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants one hour prior to the start time of the Workshop. 

If you have any questions about January workshops, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can’t wait to see you!

Remote Resources and Services @Tufts (Tuesday January 19)
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7430304?hs=a
Did you know that as a Tufts University student, faculty, or staff member you have access to Stata from home? Or that students have access to writing consultants to hone their voice and data lab assistants to consult with on stats or data-related projects? Come learn about remote resources and services such as Linked-In Learning videos, Mango Languages, and Library consultations that you can access from the comfort of your home. A list of online resources and services will be shared and discussed during this 1-hour intro workshop

PubMed: An Introduction (Thursday, January 21)
Registration:https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7430305?hs=a
This workshop will introduce you to PubMed, the world’s premiere biomedical literature database. We will review the content of this database, planning and executing a search strategy, narrowing search results, finding full-text, and exporting results to a citation management program.

JumboSearch (Tuesday, January 26)
Registration:https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7430316?hs=a
In this workshop, you will learn how to use JumboSearch, Tufts Libraries’ discovery tool. JumboSearch is your gateway to full-text articles, books, theses and dissertations, videos, music, images, and more!

EndNote: the Basics (Thursday, January 28)
Registration:https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7430339?hs=a
This one-hour session will introduce you to the basics of using the citation management program EndNote. EndNote allows you to create a library of references, attach and read PDFs, and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in Word documents. This session is for beginners – no previous experience required!

 

What is the recipe for making a successful cookbook? Join HHSL and Friedman Masters student Suzi Gerber, aka Chef Suzi, for a discussion and Q&A about her new cookbook, Plant-Based Gourmet.

Join us as we explore what goes into making a successful cookbook, how Suzi’s Friedman education impacts her work as an author/chef, and, of course, FOOD ! We’ll also learn more about how Suzi’s life experiences have shaped her perspectives on cooking, health and the power of plant-based eating. We will open the floor to any questions you might have!

Two lucky attendees (the first to sign up and attend, and a random attendee) will win a complimentary copy of Plant-Based Gourmet. As an “appetizer,”  we hope you enjoy Suzi’s *fabulous* “Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie” recipe!

To register for this event, please visit: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7307846?hs=a

A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants one hour prior to the start time of the event. Join us at the table!

 

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pumpkin pie

Peggy Greb, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons; https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Pumpkin_Pie.jpg

The smell of pumpkin pie from the oven…mashed potatoes…stuffing…and…WORKSHOPS!! Well, ok, maybe no food at this feast, but we do have a feast of workshops this November for you! We hope you’ll make yourself a heaping plate of delicious educational offerings this November!!

Workshops will be held on Thursdays from 12noon-1pm and will via Zoom. Registration for workshops is required.  A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants one hour prior to the start time of the Workshop. 

If you have any questions about November workshops, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can’t wait to see you!

Essentials of Data Management (November 5)
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7045572
In this workshop, we will review best practices for naming, organizing, storing, depositing your research data, and creating a Data Management Plan. Managing your data before you begin your research and throughout its life cycle is essential to ensure its current usability and long-run preservation and access.

Zotero: the Basics (November 12)
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7045573
This session will introduce you to Zotero, a free citation management tool. With Zotero, you can:

•    collect references from web sites via your browser of choice
•    drag and drop PDFs to create references
•    generate in-text citations and bibliographies in Word documents
This session is for beginners – no previous experience required!

Copyright & Your Thesis (October 19)
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7045574
This workshop will provide guidance navigating the various copyright questions and decisions that come up during the capstone, thesis, or dissertation process regarding your rights and the rights of others. Whether you are including other people’s content, such as adapting graphs or images, reusing some of your own work, or publishing all or part of your manuscript before or after submitting, there are copyright considerations that can seem challenging and daunting to address. We’re here to help!

 

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Some people are afraid of spiders, zombies and monsters…maybe you’re scared by PubMed, EndNote and critical appraisal! Well, you don’t have to be afraid anymore…if you take an October Workshop@Hirsh! This month’s workshop series is a treat that will show you some sweet tricks for mastering the critical resources and skills you need!

Workshops will be held on Thursdays from 12noon-1pm and will via Zoom. Registration for workshops is required.  A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants one hour prior to the start time of the Workshop. 

If you have any questions about October workshops, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can’t wait to see you!

Citation Tool Virtual Fair (October 1)
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7045567
Your opportunity to learn about the most popular citation tools out there, including EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero – all in one place!

EndNote: the Basics (October 8)
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7045568
This one-hour session will introduce you to the basics of using the citation management program EndNote. EndNote allows you to create a library of references, attach and read PDFs, and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in Word documents. This session is for beginners – no previous experience required!

Introduction to Critical Appraisal (October 15)
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7045569
Are you struggling to get the most out of articles? Stymied by statistics? Confused by conclusions? Misled by methods? If so, this workshop is for you! Join us for a painless introduction to Critical Appraisal. We’ll go over the basics of reading research articles, offer some tips for teasing out the strengths and weaknesses of studies, and share some user-friendly resources for breaking down statistical analysis.

Where to Publish Open Access (October 22)
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7045570
October 19-25th will be Open Access Week. In celebration, participate in our workshop to learn more about finding open access journals to publish your work in. We’ll talk about some general tips for finding suitable journals, as well as specifically how to find appropriate open access publishing opportunities.

PubMed: An Introduction (October 29)
Registration: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7045571
This workshop will introduce you to PubMed, the world’s premiere biomedical literature database. We will review the content of this database, planning and executing a search strategy, narrowing search results, finding full-text, and exporting results to a citation management program.

 

autumn leaves

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Ah! Those crisp mornings and leaf-y smells are not the only signs that Fall is almost here…it’s also time for September Workshops@Hirsh! No matter where you are working and studying this September, you can attend a virtual workshop to learn a new skills.

Workshops will be held on Thursdays from 12noon-1pm and will via Zoom. Registration for workshops is required.  A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants one hour prior to the start time of the Workshop. 

If you have any questions about the September workshops, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can’t wait to see you!

 

Searching Basics: Strategic Searching using Concepts, Terms, & Boolean Operators (September 10)

Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7045564

With strategic searching, you can rapidly set yourself up to either find more articles and other resources that might potentially be useful or to narrow down a search that has an overwhelming number of results. Yes, basic search strategies can meet either need! Get your intro to search logic with this workshop.

 

Remote Resources and Services @Tufts (September 17)

Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7045565

Did you know that as a Tufts University student, faculty, or staff member you have access to Stata from home? Or that students have access to writing consultants to hone their voice and data lab assistants to consult with on stats or data-related projects? Come learn about remote resources and services such as Linked-In Learning videos, Mango Languages, and Library consultations that you can access from the comfort of your home. A list of online resources and services will be shared and discussed during this 1-hour intro workshop.

 

Approaching the Lit Review (September 24)

Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7045566

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.

 

Time to break out of the winter funk and spring into some new skills with March Workshops at Hirsh!

Workshops will be held in Sackler 510 on Thursdays from 12noon-1pm, unless otherwise stated. Learn more about Workshops@Hirsh at: https://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/services/open-workshops 

EndNote: the Basics
March 5
This one-hour session will introduce you to the basics of using the citation management program EndNote. EndNote allows you to create a library of references, attach and read PDFs, and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in Word documents. This session is for beginners – no previous experience required!

Essentials of Data Management
March 12
In this workshop, we will review best practices for naming, organizing, storing, depositing your research data, and creating a Data Management Plan. Managing your data before you begin your research and throughout its life cycle is essential to ensure its current usability and long-run preservation and access.

Systematic Reviews: Laying the Groundwork
March 19
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.

 

What: Hirsh Library “Citation Tool Fair”

When: Thursday, February 27th  from 12noon-1pm

Where: Room 516.

We hope to see you there!

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