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Database Searching for Clinicians
Instructor: Jaime Blanck
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Jan 24 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Discover the techniques you need to effectively search databases for your clinical activities. Using the databases Pubmed, Embase and CINAHL, you will learn how to determine the best terms for your search, how to apply limiters effectively, and how to use evidence-based medicine filters with your search.

PubMed: Search Like a Pro
Instructor: Jaime Blanck
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Jan 24 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's database that provides access to over 24 million biomedical citations and offers links to many online publications and related articles. Learn how to customize your searching experience using Display Settings and MyNCBI. Learn about using Citation Matcher to locate incomplete citations and how the Search Details, Advanced Search, Search History and Send To features can assist you in creating searches and managing results. Learn to build expert search strategies with the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Database, save search strategies and set up alerts via MyNCBI, and how to access Welch electronic journal holdings or request articles through FIND IT @ JH.

Best Practices for Research Data Management and Sharing
Instructor: Chen Chiu
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Jan 24 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Effective data management can increase the pace of the research process, contribute to the soundness of research results, and meet funding agency requirements by making research data easy to share. Johns Hopkins Data Management Services of the Sheridan Libraries provides researchers guidance on data management planning and archives JHU research data for public access through the JHU Data Archive. Join us for an overview of best practices including backup procedures, tips on effective file names, data security and access controls, and data documentation/metadata. This seminar is for faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from all disciplines. This course does not focus on creating or using any particular data collection or analysis tool (e.g. REDCap, SPSS), but discusses data management at a general level.

Zotero: Getting Started
Instructor: Maria Truskey
Location: Welch Library, Conference Room 204
Remaining Seats: 8
Jan 30 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Zotero is a free, web and browser-based research tool that helps you gather and organize sources and then share the results of your research. In this class, learn how to create a free Zotero account, install the necessary software on your computer, and import citations from both databases and the web. Participants MUST bring their own laptops.

Publication Tools: Creating a Quality BioSketch
Instructor: Maria Truskey
Location: Welch Library, Conference Room 204
Remaining Seats: 7
Feb 06 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


EndNote Basics
Instructor: Ivy Garner
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Feb 08 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

EndNote is a citation-management software application that makes saving citations and then citing them within documents easy. EndNote's pre-formatted style templates speed up composition. Learn how to manage and cite text and images, create subject bibliographies, and access various output styles.

EndNote Advanced
Instructor: Lori Rosman
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Feb 08 2018
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Endnote Advanced picks up where Endnote Basics ends. In this session you will learn about some of the advanced features of Endnote such as creating updated journal title abbreviation files, editing and creating styles, organizing your Endnote database when doing a systematic review, etc. Endnote Basics is not a prerequisite for this session. However, the information taught will require you to have a fundamental understanding of the software.

Database Searching for Public Health
Instructor: Peggy Gross
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 3
Feb 08 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Let us help you save time finding literature and data sources for your public health research. We will give you the tools to efficiently search databases of peer reviewed literature and introduce you to key resources. Discover additional websites and resources helpful for finding government, agency and NGO reports.

PubMed: Search Like a Pro
Instructor: Donna D. Hesson
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Feb 19 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's database that provides access to over 24 million biomedical citations and offers links to many online publications and related articles. Learn how to customize your searching experience using Display Settings and MyNCBI. Learn about using Citation Matcher to locate incomplete citations and how the Search Details, Advanced Search, Search History and Send To features can assist you in creating searches and managing results. Learn to build expert search strategies with the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Database, save search strategies and set up alerts via MyNCBI, and how to access Welch electronic journal holdings or request articles through FIND IT @ JH.

RefWorks
Instructor: Ivy Garner
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 2
Feb 19 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Refworks is a free (to the Hopkins community) Web-based program you can use to organize your research. Learn how to enter citations as you work, import references retrieved from Pubmed into your Refworks library and create bibliographies in a variety of formats using the Refworks add-on WriteNcite.

Database Searching for Basic Sciences
Instructor: Rob Wright
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 9
Feb 19 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Why use anything but PubMed and Google Scholar for your research? Because Databases such as Scopus, Web of Science, and Biosis can unearth research that you may have missed! This class will cover advanced searching techniques and citation tracking. Learn how to search within these databases for articles, conference abstracts, patents, etc. to keep your competitive edge. See Database Searching for the Basic Sciences

Zotero: Getting Started
Instructor: Maria Truskey
Location: Welch Library, Conference Room 204
Remaining Seats: 11
Mar 06 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Zotero is a free, web and browser-based research tool that helps you gather and organize sources and then share the results of your research. In this class, learn how to create a free Zotero account, install the necessary software on your computer, and import citations from both databases and the web. Participants MUST bring their own laptops.

Introduction to ArcGIS
Instructor: Bonni Wittstadt
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 2
Mar 07 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-day course introduces students to ArcGIS, the most widely used geographic information systems (GIS) software. Learn the basics of ArcGIS, how to work with spatial data, and how to create maps. If your research calls for making maps or using a geographic information system to analyze data, then this class is for you.

Geocoding and Joining data using ArcGIS
Instructor: Bonni Wittstadt
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 3
Mar 07 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction to ArcGIS (Welch half-day workshop). Learn the steps required for successful joining of data and geocoding along with tips and suggestions for preparing data for use with ArcGIS. Common file formats will be discussed, (e.g. Excel, dBase, Access), along with text files and data with x, y coordinates. We'll explore street files available from the library along with optional interfaces for the geocoding process.

An Introduction to BioMart, a Bioinformatics Tool from EMBL-EBI
Instructor: Rob Wright
Location: Welch Library, Conference Room 204
Remaining Seats: 12
Mar 20 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This class introduces the use of BioMart for searching Ensembl datasets using complex queries without programming skills. Hands-on examples to be worked through during the class include downloading genomic sequence, associating genes with variants, and locating genes by region, gene ID, phenotype, and gene ontology.

PubMed: Search Like a Pro
Instructor: Stella Seal
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 4
Mar 23 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's database that provides access to over 24 million biomedical citations and offers links to many online publications and related articles. Learn how to customize your searching experience using Display Settings and MyNCBI. Learn about using Citation Matcher to locate incomplete citations and how the Search Details, Advanced Search, Search History and Send To features can assist you in creating searches and managing results. Learn to build expert search strategies with the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Database, save search strategies and set up alerts via MyNCBI, and how to access Welch electronic journal holdings or request articles through FIND IT @ JH.

RefWorks
Instructor: Ivy Garner
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 5
Mar 23 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Refworks is a free (to the Hopkins community) Web-based program you can use to organize your research. Learn how to enter citations as you work, import references retrieved from Pubmed into your Refworks library and create bibliographies in a variety of formats using the Refworks add-on WriteNcite.

De-Identifying Human Subjects Data for Sharing
Instructor: David Fearon
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 6
Mar 23 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

With researchers increasingly encouraged or required to share their data, preparing to share datasets with confidential identifiers of people and organizations is particularly challenging. Join JHU Data Management Services for an overview of techniques for assessing disclosure risk and hiding personal identifiers and Protected Health Information in quantitative and qualitative data, in compliance with IRB and HIPAA guidance. We also discuss preparing consent forms that facilitate data sharing, and keeping identifier data secure during and after projects.

Publication Tools: Creating a Quality BioSketch
Instructor: Maria Truskey
Location: Welch Library, Conference Room 204
Remaining Seats: 11
Mar 27 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Finding Drug Information
Instructor: Julie Nanavati
Location: Welch Library, Conference Room 204
Remaining Seats: 10
Mar 27 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn how to access a drug monograph, check for interactions between medications, compare medications, and find patient handouts using databases such as Micromedex and Lexi-Comp. This class will also cover how to find complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information using the Natural Medicines database.

Finding and Importing GIS Data
Instructor: Bonni Wittstadt
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 5
Apr 10 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction to ArcGIS (Welch half day workshop). This 3-hour workshop will explore sources of maps and data. Participants will practice downloading data from internet sources such as the Census Bureau and the Geography Network and then learn how to import the data into ArcGIS. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and change map projections.

ArcGIS Online: The Key to Web Mapping
Instructor: Bonni Wittstadt
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 5
Apr 10 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Attendees will learn how to search, find, and share geographic content using Johns Hopkins ArcGIS Online Organization account. This class will provide the fundamental skills necessary to create, design, and share web maps, as well as use some of the various geoprocessing tools currently offered via the online application.

RefWorks
Instructor: Ivy Garner
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 9
Apr 25 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Refworks is a free (to the Hopkins community) Web-based program you can use to organize your research. Learn how to enter citations as you work, import references retrieved from Pubmed into your Refworks library and create bibliographies in a variety of formats using the Refworks add-on WriteNcite.

Finding Funding for your Research
Instructor: Katie Lobner
Location: Welch Library, Conference Room 204
Remaining Seats: 6
Apr 25 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Identifying funding opportunities is essential to the Hopkins research community. This session will provide an introduction and demonstration of the major funding databases, including Grant Forward (formerly IRIS). We'll explore funding opportunities from government as well as private organizations.

Finding and Using Images
Instructor: Carrie Price
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 5
Apr 25 2018
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

In this class, you?ll get tips for finding and using images for research and academics. You?ll learn the basics of fair use and copyright for using images, as well as how to cite images for your use.

Data Sources for Health and Medical Research
Instructor: Carrie Price
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 8
Apr 25 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

This one hour class introduces you to available secondary data sources for your research. Some of these resources are paid for such as several special physical and mental health archives (hosted by ICPSR), some are produced/hosted by various sub-agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and institutes inside NIH. With the rise in data sharing mandates there are an increasing amount of clinical data repositories (biological specimens and patient-level data). Much of these data are restricted-use and require data use agreements and controlled access environments. This class includes explanations of what makes data restricted-use, and the typical components of a restricted-use data request.

Searching NCBI Gene
Instructor: Rob Wright
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 10
Apr 25 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This class offers techniques for answering a variety of questions using Gene, the core compendium of gene-based information produced by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Hands-on examples to be worked through during the class include using the advanced search feature to build complex queries, finding particular types of sequences associated with a gene, identifying gene variants, viewing gene expression data, and identifying homologs

EndNote Basics
Instructor: Ivy Garner
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 8
May 03 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

EndNote is a citation-management software application that makes saving citations and then citing them within documents easy. EndNote's pre-formatted style templates speed up composition. Learn how to manage and cite text and images, create subject bibliographies, and access various output styles.

EndNote Advanced
Instructor: Lori Rosman
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 7
May 03 2018
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Endnote Advanced picks up where Endnote Basics ends. In this session you will learn about some of the advanced features of Endnote such as creating updated journal title abbreviation files, editing and creating styles, organizing your Endnote database when doing a systematic review, etc. Endnote Basics is not a prerequisite for this session. However, the information taught will require you to have a fundamental understanding of the software.

Publication Tools: Publication Impact
Instructor: Jaime Blanck
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 5
May 03 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This class is designed to introduce you to methods you can use to demonstrate the impact your research has on the larger research community. Topics such as finding the h-index of an article, methods to discover how many times your article has been cited by others, and altmetrics will be discussed.

Best Practices for Research Data Management and Sharing
Instructor: Chen Chiu
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 8
May 21 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Effective data management can increase the pace of the research process, contribute to the soundness of research results, and meet funding agency requirements by making research data easy to share. Johns Hopkins Data Management Services of the Sheridan Libraries provides researchers guidance on data management planning and archives JHU research data for public access through the JHU Data Archive. Join us for an overview of best practices including backup procedures, tips on effective file names, data security and access controls, and data documentation/metadata. This seminar is for faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from all disciplines. This course does not focus on creating or using any particular data collection or analysis tool (e.g. REDCap, SPSS), but discusses data management at a general level.

Introduction to Network Analysis
Instructor: Reid Boehm
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 4
May 21 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

What comes to mind when you hear the term network? The Internet? Facebook? Multiple computers sharing information? What if I told you there was a whole realm of scholarship where researchers explore the patterns of interaction in and among networks in their many forms? Network analysis is a research method that scholars in disciplines from public health, to business, to sociology and etc. use to explore and visualize relationships between objects, entities, or people. In this workshop we will take an introductory look at this concept and the basic underlying components of the method as well as discuss some ways that researchers are currently using the method. We?ll also identify types of online tools and software, discuss how to choose the best option for you, and construct a basic data set in excel. Finally, time permitting we will have a short demo of a network analysis visualization tool. This is a basic introduction, no prior experience is necessary. Attendees may wish to bring a laptop to follow along.

PubMed: Search Like a Pro
Instructor: Stella Seal
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 9
Jun 06 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's database that provides access to over 24 million biomedical citations and offers links to many online publications and related articles. Learn how to customize your searching experience using Display Settings and MyNCBI. Learn about using Citation Matcher to locate incomplete citations and how the Search Details, Advanced Search, Search History and Send To features can assist you in creating searches and managing results. Learn to build expert search strategies with the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Database, save search strategies and set up alerts via MyNCBI, and how to access Welch electronic journal holdings or request articles through FIND IT @ JH.

RefWorks
Instructor: Ivy Garner
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 9
Jun 06 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Refworks is a free (to the Hopkins community) Web-based program you can use to organize your research. Learn how to enter citations as you work, import references retrieved from Pubmed into your Refworks library and create bibliographies in a variety of formats using the Refworks add-on WriteNcite.

Collector for ArcGIS
Instructors: Jim Gillespie and Keith Kaneda
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 10
Jun 06 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to use the Collector for ArcGIS application for data gathering out in the field. In this class we will practice setting up data collection templates and learn how templates integrate with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro. We?ll show and discuss configuration best practices and walk through an exercise editing data collected by multiple users. This is a hands on session that will include the option to download the Collector application to your mobile device - iOS or Android, Weather permitting, we?ll head outdoors to preview data collection from the perspective of a student or field worker with no previous GIS experience. There is no prerequisite for this class. Some knowledge of GIS may prove useful.

Georeferencing Scanned Maps for Use in Your GIS Project
Instructors: Jim Gillespie and Keith Kaneda
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 10
Jun 06 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Scanned map images can often provide a historical basemap upon which to layer contemporary data. Georeferencing is the process of aligning a map image to its proper location on the earth?s surface. Through a series of hands-on exercises we will explore the ins and outs of georeferencing map images. We?ll make use of the tool set available in ArcGIS Pro software and also try out the an open source georeferencing product that is freely available over for Internet. Participants will practice with Baltimore disease maps from the early 1900s and learn to upload their results to ArcGIS Online. There is no required perquisite for this class. Previous experience with ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro will prove highly useful.

EndNote Basics
Instructor: Ivy Garner
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 9
Jun 22 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

EndNote is a citation-management software application that makes saving citations and then citing them within documents easy. EndNote's pre-formatted style templates speed up composition. Learn how to manage and cite text and images, create subject bibliographies, and access various output styles.

EndNote Advanced
Instructor: Lori Rosman
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 9
Jun 22 2018
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Endnote Advanced picks up where Endnote Basics ends. In this session you will learn about some of the advanced features of Endnote such as creating updated journal title abbreviation files, editing and creating styles, organizing your Endnote database when doing a systematic review, etc. Endnote Basics is not a prerequisite for this session. However, the information taught will require you to have a fundamental understanding of the software.

Open Science and Reproducible Research Tools
Instructors: Chen Chiu and Reid Boehm
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 10
Jun 22 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

What is the open science movement and what does it mean for me as a researcher? In this workshop we will look at the growing importance of open science and explore the issues surrounding making research and data open. As we discuss definitions, strategies, barriers, and incentives to open research we will also begin to take a look at tools that assist users in working in a transparent and reproducible manner. Specifically we will demo the Open Science Framework (OSF), a free, open source, online research project management platform where you can create a personal JHU affiliated account, manage multiple projects, and collaborate or share with other researchers. A prime example of a service that promotes reproducibility, we will share more about ways that you can use the OSF to position yourself as a proponent in the open science movement.