This workshop will explore the scholarly journal publishing landscape. Participants will learn:
- To define key terms and resources that support publishing
- To evaluate the traditional publishing model and how it has changed
- To assess the decision-making process one needs to go through when selecting a journal
Covidence is a web-based software tool that streamlines the production of systematic reviews. This class covers the basic features of Covidence, including setting up a team project, importing records, and title/abstract screening. Additional resources are identified for further assistance regarding full text screening, quality assessment, and data extraction.
Before this class is scheduled to meet, sign up for a free Covidence account. Then, request an invitation to join the JHU Welch Medical Library organization account.
Learn how to use databases effectively by understanding the conceptual framework for searching and how it can be applied to any database. Use controlled vocabulary, keyword searching, and Boolean operators to optimize the effectiveness of each database, understand the concept of citation searching, and learn other tips and tricks along the way. These searching fundamentals can assist any level of searching, from finding a few selected articles for a journal club or course readings, through comprehensive reviews of the literature on a particular topic.
Prerequisites: Some programming experience recommended (beginner level, preferably but not limited to R or Python) for the Jupyter Notebooks, RMarkdown and Git/GitHub sessions.
What is reproducible research and how can I make my research and code reproducible? In this one-day workshop, learn how open tools like R Markdown, Jupyter Notebooks, Git and GitHub can help make your research reproducible. This full-day workshop will be split into four separate interactive sessions: “Introduction to Reproducible Research,” “Getting Started with Jupyter Notebooks,” “Getting Started with RMarkdown” and “Version Control: Using Git and GitHub.”
9:30-10:30am: Introduction to Reproducible Research (Required)
10:45-12:15pm: Getting Started with Jupyter Notebooks (Optional)
1:30-3:00pm: Getting Started with RMarkdown (Optional)
3:30-4:30pm: Version Control: Using Git and GitHub (Optional)
Register once here for access to all four sessions.
Note: Please register here first and your instructor will contact you with a Zoom link to access this webinar.
In this class participants will discuss Open Access and Open Access publishing. Participants will learn:
- Key terms in Open Access publishing
- The values exist in publishing, and how Open Access contributes
- Your ability to share different versions of your research
- How to locate and use tools, websites, and resources that contain Open Access research
Co-Instructor: Meghan F. Davis, PhD, DVM, Associate Professor, Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Have you ever wondered how to find data about the environmental influences on children’s asthma? Are you interested in finding funded projects that used environmental health data? Join us to learn strategies for finding answers to questions like these.
This class will cover:
- US and international agencies that collect health data
- health dataset databases paid for by the library
- a search demo of selected databases
- tips for using PubMed and Google to find health statistics
- Using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for environmental health research (by Dr. Meghan Davis)
This class will introduce three databases for finding such gene-based information as sequence, gene ontology, and variants. The instructor will outline the content, scope, and searching features of the Nucleotide, Gene, and dbSNP databases from NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information. He will then lead participants through real-world searching scenarios using the web interfaces of each database. Participants will also have time to practice searching with gene-related elements of their research interests.
Legacy RefWorks allows users to create personal reference databases and use them for a variety of research activities. References are quickly and easily imported from text files or online databases. RefWorks can then be used to manage, store, and share the information. The Write-N-Cite feature allows users to instantly generate citations and bibliographies. This class will give an overview of Legacy RefWorks and its functions.
Access Legacy RefWorks through the Welch Medical Library website.
This class will introduce students to the NEW RefWorks and show how to activate an account, enter citations while working, import references retrieved from PubMed and other databases into a RefWorks library, and create bibliographies in a variety of formats using the add-on Write-N-Cite/RefWorks Citation Manager. For this class, bring a laptop to work directly and customize a RefWorks account.
This class will detail the general process of conducting a systematic review. It will cover the latest standards and guidelines, as well as tools and other useful resources. The class will briefly cover other types of reviews and when they are appropriate.
Can you find national data on depression stratified by sex, age and ethnicity? Are you interested in what percentage of US population is feeling anxiety due to the COVID 19 crisis? How about mental health disparities data? What is the most widely used anti-depression drug by Americans? Join us to learn strategies for find statistics and datasets on mental health for your next research.
This class will cover:
- US and international agencies that collect data on mental health
- commercial health data databases paid for by the library
- a search demo of selected databases including National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and OECD stat.
- strategies for using PubMed and Google to find health statistics
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.
To try out EndNote download a free 30 day trial.