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Don’t be fooled! This April’s Workshops@Hirsh are just what you need to spring forward with new 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. Please note that workshops are open to only Tufts-affiliated individuals.

PubMed: An Introduction
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7643442?hs=a
Description:
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.

EndNote: the Basics
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Registration: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7643443?hs=a
Description:
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!

EndNote: Advanced
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Registration: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7643445?hs=a
Description:
This one-hour session explores more advanced features of EndNote. During this session we will discuss using EndNote to create figures with captions, how to find updated citation information for records already in EndNote, how to modify output styles and more.

Approaching the Lit Review
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Registration: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7643448?hs=a
Description:
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.

Personalizing PubMed: Getting the most out of an NCBI account
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Registration: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7643449?hs=a
Description:
PubMed’s free personal account, currently called “My NCBI,” provides a convenient way to manage searches, organize citations, save search settings, and more. This workshop will walk through ways to optimize your PubMed experience using this account, as well as discuss some changes on the horizon.

How to Read a Paper
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Registration: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7643453?hs=a
Description:
Understanding a study is an essential first step before critical appraisal. In this workshop, attendees will learn strategies to efficiently read and understand an academic research paper in the health sciences.

Introduction to Critical Appraisal
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Registration: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7643456?hs=a
Description:
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.

 

 

Snow is melting, bird are singing, mud is everywhere and you are…learning something new!  Now is the time to freshen up some skills and maybe gain a few new ones, too!

In addition to our regularly scheduled workshops, a special workshop, Writing Personal Statements, will be presented by the Health Sciences Writing Consultants on Monday, March 15th from 11am-12pm (description below).

Workshops will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12noon-1pm and will via Zoom **unless otherwise stated**. 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. 

Essentials of Data Management
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7577043?hs=a
Description:
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.

PubMed: An Introduction
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7577047?hs=a
Description:
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.

EndNote: the Basics
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7577045?hs=a
Description:
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!

***Special Event***
Writing Personal Statements
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Time: 11:0apm – 12:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7524356
Description: Join us for a special workshop with Christine Smith, MS, RD, a Health Sciences Writing Consultant on the Boston Campus, adjunct lecturer at the Friedman School and former Senior Editor of the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter. Christine will provide advice on writing personal statements, as well as her top writing tips. We will also share resources on application writing and interviewing.

EndNote: Advanced
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7577049?hs=a
Description:
This one-hour session explores more advanced features of EndNote. During this session we will discuss using EndNote to create figures with captions, how to find updated citation information for records already in EndNote, how to modify output styles and more.

Foreign Language Apps and Resources
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7577052?hs=a
Description:
Did you know that Tufts University students, faculty, and staff have access to Mango Languages, free of charge? Depending on your learning style there are many other free (and paid) resources available to you learn a new language in 15-30 mins each day! This workshop will demo popular language learning apps (such as DuoLingo, Mango Languages, and Babbel) and share additional language apps and resources, according to your needs, costs, preferences, and learning style.

What comes after PubMed? Try Scopus!
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Registration: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7577054?hs=a
Description:Have you tried out your search on PubMed and are wondering if there’s something more? Did you get the advice you need to try another database in addition to PubMed and aren’t sure where to go next? Are you curious about what the most cited article is for your question? Do you want to know who has cited the articles you’ve selected so far? All of these are reasons to try Scopus next!

Systematic Reviews: Laying the Groundwork
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Registration: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7577055?hs=a
Description:
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.

 

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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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!

 

 

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!

 

 

If you’re looking for yet another example of structural racism, discrimination, and exclusion, look no further than our traditional publishing system, which perpetuates inequitable restrictions on viewing, sharing, and building upon the research literature.  So, what opportunities exist to combat these forces?

For years, open access has been disrupting these norms and shattering the myth that locking articles behind paywalls is an effective means to communicate research.  Open access, in its most basic definition, is making research literature freely available on the Internet with few copyright or license restriction.  Open access journals take advantage of a variety of business models to financially support the value-added elements that publishing provides without sacrificing readership, collaboration, and innovation in its place.

We are celebrating Open Access Week October 19th – 25th this year.  In honor, join our open workshop, Where to Publish Open Access, and learn about finding open access journals to publish your work in (and do other things, like get involved in the editorial boards or become a peer reviewer).  We’ll talk about some general tips for identifying suitable journals, as well as specifically how to find appropriate open access publishing opportunities.

Post contributed by Judy Rabinowitz

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

Struggling with how to access library resources online? Trying to figure out how to navigate New PubMed? We have a workshop for that! Check out the workshops we have available for you below. All workshops will be online through Zoom. Once registered, a Zoom invitation will be sent out to you by the host closer to the workshop date.

 

How Can I Access That? Finding Full Text from Off-Campus

Date | Wednesday, June 10

Time | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Are you finding it more difficult to find and read full-text of articles, books, and other resources now that you are largely off-campus? Never fear! With quick tips and tricks demonstrated in this workshop, you can once again access the full-text of resources you’re used to using on-campus.

 

Searching Basics: Strategic Searching using Concepts, Terms, & Boolean Operators

Date | Wednesday, June 17

Time | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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.

 

The Literature Review for Dental Protocols & Papers

Date | Wednesday, June 24

Time | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Whether you are writing a protocol for a research project or you’re starting to write a paper with the hopes of publication, you need to complete a literature review. Learn why a literature review is needed for both scenarios and a framework for conducting one, as well as when you might want to ask a librarian for help. Please note this workshop is targeted specifically for dental protocol and publication needs, but all are welcome to attend.

 

Introducing New PubMed Series

Dates | Tuesdays, June 16 & 30, July 14 & 28, August 11 & 25

Time | 12:00pm – 1:00pm (for all workshops)

This will be an ongoing series of introducing the New PubMed and how to navigate the fresh interface and features. Feel free to join whichever workshop that works best for you!

 

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.

 
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