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PubMed: Search Like a Pro
Instructor: Katie Lobner
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Sep 26 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

An Introduction to BioMart, a Bioinformatics Tool from EMBL-EBI
Instructor: Rob Wright
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 7
Sep 26 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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.

Database Searching for Clinicians
Instructor: Jaime Blanck
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Sep 26 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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.

International Health Database Searching: PubMed, Embase, Global Health, and Scopus
Instructor: Peggy Gross
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Sep 26 2017
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This workshop is designed for students focusing on international health. The goal of this hands-on searching workshop is to introduce the participants to discipline specific databases. There are unique records found in Embase, Global Health, and Scopus that are not found in Pubmed. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to 1.) Identify steps of an expert search using controlled vocabulary and keywords. 2.) Create searches in four databases to identify relevant international health articles. 3.) Document, save, and organize references. Though the lab has computers, you are welcome to bring your own device since we will be importing and saving searches.

Publication Tools: Creating a Quality BioSketch
Instructor: Maria Truskey
Location: Welch Library, Conference Room 204
Remaining Seats: 5
Sep 26 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Introduction to ArcGIS
Instructor: Bonni Wittstadt
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Oct 04 2017
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: Wait List
Oct 04 2017
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.

Zotero: Getting Started
Instructor: Maria Truskey
Location: Welch Library, Conference Room 204
Remaining Seats: 6
Oct 04 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 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.

ArcGIS Online: The Key to Web Mapping
Instructor: Bonni Wittstadt
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Oct 26 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 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.

Finding and Importing GIS Data
Instructor: Bonni Wittstadt
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Oct 26 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 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.

EndNote Basics
Instructor: Lori Rosman
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Nov 03 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 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.

RefWorks
Instructor: Ivy Garner
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Nov 03 2017
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.

EndNote Advanced
Instructor: Lori Rosman
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Nov 03 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 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: Creating a Quality BioSketch
Instructor: Maria Truskey
Location: Welch Library, Conference Room 204
Remaining Seats: 10
Nov 21 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Publication Tools: Publication Impact
Instructor: Jaime Blanck
Location: Welch Library, Conference Room 204
Remaining Seats: 5
Nov 21 2017
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.

Finding and Using Images
Instructor: Carrie Price
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 2
Nov 27 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 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: 1
Nov 27 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 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.

Software to Support the Production of Systematic Reviews of the Medical Literature
Instructor: Claire Twose
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Dec 06 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This class will provide a list of existing software used to help in the production of systematic reviews of the medical literature and a brief hands on introduction to Covidence, a tool to facilitate documentation and title and abstract reviews.

PubMed: Search Like a Pro
Instructor: Donna D. Hesson
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Dec 06 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

Zotero: Getting Started
Instructor: Maria Truskey
Location: Welch Library, Conference Room 204
Remaining Seats: 3
Dec 06 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 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.

Patient Education Beyond EPIC
Instructor: Stella Seal
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 6
Dec 18 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you looking to supplement the information for patients found in EPIC? This class will demonstrate the patient education resources available to you through the library?s resources such as Dynamed, ClinicalKey, Nursing Reference Center, and UpToDate. Also included will be demonstrations of free resources found on the web and how to teach your patients to evaluate the quality and authority of the sources they find.