Sep 25, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Instructor:  Lori Rosman
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 40

EndNote Basic is the free web version of EndNote, a citation-management software application that makes saving citations and then citing them within documents easy. EndNote Basic lacks the sophisticated features of the desktop version of EndNote, but it is easy to use and available from any computer with internet access. Learn how to manage and cite text and images, create subject bibliographies, and access various output styles.

Sep 28, 2020, 10:00am-10:30am
Instructor:  Rachael Lebo
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 46

PubMed has recently released their updated interface.  This new PubMed became the default in spring 2020 and replaced the legacy version of which many are currently familiar.  This class provides an overview of the new PubMed.  Participants will learn to navigate the new interface, explore the new features, and locate features carried over from “legacy” PubMed.

Sep 28, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Instructor:  Donna Hesson
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 46

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.

Sep 29, 2020, 8:00am-9:30am
Instructor:  Young-Joo Lee
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: WAIT LIST

A wealth of health data on the web can be used for secondary analysis, but this data can be challenging to find.  Attend this class to learn strategies for locating datasets.  The class will cover various topics, including:

  • the health statistics enterprise, particularly the US government agencies and international organizations that collect health data
  • health dataset databases subscribed to by Johns Hopkins
  • search strategies for selected dataset databases
  • requesting access to limited datasets for restricted use
  • tips for using PubMed and Google to find health statistics
Sep 29, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Ivy Garner
Total Seats: 30  Available Seats: 25

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.

Hopkins faculty and staff can purchase EndNote at a discount through Hopkins IT Services. Students can purchase at a discount directly from EndNote.

Sep 30, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Instructor:  Caitlin Carter
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 48

The publishing landscape has been changing rapidly in response to COVID-19. More preprints are available prior to journal publication during this outbreak than ever before. Join this webinar to learn the basics of preprints, including preprint repositories and where to find curated COVID-19 literature. Participants will also learn information about building your own preprint journal club, and how this practice can benefit students and early career researchers.

Oct 1, 2020, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Instructor:  Young-Joo Lee
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 10

A wealth of health data on the web can be used for secondary analysis, but this data can be challenging to find.  Attend this class to learn strategies for locating datasets.  The class will cover various topics, including:

  • the health statistics enterprise, particularly the US government agencies and international organizations that collect health data
  • health dataset databases subscribed to by Johns Hopkins
  • search strategies for selected dataset databases
  • requesting access to limited datasets for restricted use
  • tips for using PubMed and Google to find health statistics
Oct 5, 2020, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor:  Chen Chiu

R is an open source software for statistical computing and graphics. This in-person workshop is for people who want to learn this data analysis tool but have little or no experience in any programming languages. The first half of this 3-hour workshop will focus on some basic concepts of coding and the second half will have several hands-on activities to learn basic R skills, such as installing R packages, importing and exploring data. Some troubleshooting tips and R resources will be provided at the end of this workshop.

Oct 6, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Instructor:  Donna Hesson
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 46

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.

Oct 7, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Instructor:  Caitlin Carter
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 48

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
Oct 8, 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Bonni Wittstadt

Students will create a great story using one of the Story Maps web app templates.  Using the Story Maps templates allows a user to create an interactive web presence for their data without knowing any HTML, CSS, or Javascript.  In this hands-on session, you'll integrate maps, text, scanned documents and videos. You’ll have the opportunity to share your resulting Story Map with any group or individual you choose or keep it to yourself for later work. No previous experience required. 

Oct 8, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Instructor:  Donna Hesson
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 50

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.

Oct 9, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Instructor:  Katie Lobner
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 44

In this class, will go over how to use Covidence for a systematic review. We will cover the following: 

  • creating a review
  • inviting others to your review 
  • importing references 
  • setting up inclusion/exclusion criteria 
  • performing title/abstract review 
  • performing full text review 
  • quality assessment 
  • setting up and using a data extraction form 
  • exporting references to a citation manager .

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.

Oct 12, 2020, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor:  Chen Chiu

Prerequisite: Introduction to R for Absolute Beginners or some experience using R.

Do you work with other people’s data? Are there times when you need to clean or reorganize these data to work for you? This workshop will provide tools to efficiently clean data in R. You will need to have either some basic knowledge about using R or have previously attended our Introduction to R for Absolute Beginners workshop in order to take this one. We will give an overview of the concepts of data cleaning and go into great detail with tidyr package. The instructor will walk you through the basic data cleaning steps with tidyr package for the first part of this workshop. Then you will apply these skills to clean a dataset downloaded from Kaggle (https://www.kaggle.com/datasets) at the second part of this workshop. You will have plenty of opportunities to do hands-on activities on your laptop and work on datasets provided by instructors.

Oct 13, 2020, 10:30am-11:30am
Instructor:  Stella Seal
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 50

Learn how to supplement the information for patients found in EPIC. This class will demonstrate the patient education resources available 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 patients to evaluate the quality and authority of the sources they find.

Oct 14, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Chen Chiu

Prerequisite: Introduction to R for Absolute Beginners or some experience using R.

The dplyr package is a popular R package that people often use to manipulate and join datasets. You will need to have either some basic knowledge about using R or have previously attended our Introduction to R for Absolute Beginners workshop in order to take this one. You will learn to use several functions, including mutate(), filter(), select(), summarize() and group_by(), in dplyr to manipulate data for the first half of the workshop. For the second part of this workshop, you will learn the join functions (e.g. left_join(), right_join(), inner_join(), semi_join(), anti_join(), full_join(), bind_rows() and bind_cols()) and set operations (e.g. union(), intersect() and setdiff()) in dplyr to combine two datasets. You will have plenty of opportunities to do hands-on activities on your laptop and work on datasets provided by instructors.

Oct 14, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Instructor:  Caitlin Carter
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 49

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
Oct 15, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am
Instructor:  Rachael Lebo
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 45

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's  platform that provides access to over 30 million biomedical citations. Learn how to perform basic and advanced searches, create alerts, save results, access PDFs, save searches, and more.

Access Legacy PubMed and new PubMed through the Welch Medical Library website.

Oct 15, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Ivy Garner
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 24

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.

Oct 15, 2020, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Instructor:  Bonni Wittstadt

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. 

Oct 15, 2020, 1:15pm-2:15pm
Instructor:  Claire Twose
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 50

Are there publishable literature reviews other than a “systematic review”? This class will cover the strengths, weaknesses, appropriate role, terminology and emerging standards for reviews including systematic reviews, rapid, and scoping reviews.

Oct 19, 2020, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Instructor:  David Fearon

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 Services for an overview of techniques for assessing research subject's privacy 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 data with identifiers secure during and after projects.  

Oct 19, 2020, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor:  Reina Murray

Prerequisite: Introduction to R for Absolute Beginners or some experience using R.

You’ve cleaned and analyzed your data, now learn how to visualize it. Visualizing data is critical for both understanding the meaning and patterns hidden in your data, and communicating it to an audience. This workshop serves as an introduction to using R’s data visualization tools and techniques. In this hands-on session, we’ll cover design concepts of data visualization and popular R packages, before diving into creating data visualizations for a prepared dataset using base R and ggplot2. Some prior experience in R is required.  

Oct 20, 2020, 1:00pm-3:30pm
Instructor:  Bonni Wittstadt

This half-day course introduces students to ArcGIS Pro, the most widely used geographic information systems (GIS) software. Learn the basics which include 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. 

Oct 22, 2020, 10:15am-11:15am
Instructor:  Jaime Blanck
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 50

The session will cover the basics of evidence-based medicine, including how to:

  • formulate a specific, answerable clinical question using PICO
  • select the right online resource using searching techniques to find answers quickly
  • download mobile versions of library database to phones/tables
Oct 22, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Instructor:  Julie Nanavati
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 49

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's  platform that provides access to over 30 million biomedical citations. Learn how to perform basic and advanced searches, create alerts, save results, access PDFs, save searches, and more.

Access Legacy PubMed and new PubMed through the Welch Medical Library website.

Oct 23, 2020, 10:15am-11:15am
Instructor:  Lori Rosman
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 23

EndNote Advanced picks up where EndNote basics ends. In this session, learn about some of the advanced features of EndNote such as creating updated journal title abbreviation files, editing and creating styles, and organizing the EndNote library for completing a comprehensive literature review. EndNote Basics is not a prerequisite for this session; however, the information taught will require a fundamental understanding of the software.

Oct 27, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Rob Wright
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 24

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.

Oct 28, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Ivy Garner
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 25

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.

Hopkins faculty and staff can purchase EndNote at a discount through Hopkins IT Services. Students can purchase at a discount directly from EndNote.

Oct 29, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Instructor:  Caitlin Carter
Total Seats: 50  Available Seats: 50

The publishing landscape has been changing rapidly in response to COVID-19. More preprints are available prior to journal publication during this outbreak than ever before. Join this webinar to learn the basics of preprints, including preprint repositories and where to find curated COVID-19 literature. Participants will also learn information about building your own preprint journal club, and how this practice can benefit students and early career researchers.

Oct 29, 2020, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Instructor:  Bonni Wittstadt

This workshop will be hands on using ArcGIS Online but students will be provided with directions as to how to do both joining and geocoding using ArcGIS Pro.  Students will learn the concepts required to perform 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, .csv), 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. Prior experience with ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Pro will help a student navigate the interface but is not required. 

 

Nov 3, 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Bonni Wittstadt

Students will create a great story using one of the Story Maps web app templates.  Using the Story Maps templates allows a user to create an interactive web presence for their data without knowing any HTML, CSS, or Javascript.  In this hands-on session, you'll integrate maps, text, scanned documents and videos. You’ll have the opportunity to share your resulting Story Map with any group or individual you choose or keep it to yourself for later work. No previous experience required. 

Nov 10, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Bonni Wittstadt

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. 

Nov 10, 2020, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Instructor:  David Fearon

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 Services for an overview of techniques for assessing research subject's privacy 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 data with identifiers secure during and after projects.  

Nov 16, 2020, 10:00am-12:30pm
Instructors:  Bonni Wittstadt   Marley Kalt

Python is a popular programming language because its “easy to read”.  It can be used for web development, software development, machine learning and artificial intelligence.  Although we will not be going quite that deep in just 3 hours, this workshop will provide users with the fundamentals necessary to get started using Python.  Its heavily hands-on approach will have users feeling comfortable coding and confident enough to leap from beginner to intermediate and beyond in not time.  Students should expect to:  Instruct the computer to accomplish tasks and use variables to contain content, learn new Python vocabulary, write and run calculations, and conduct overall data analysis/manipulation using Python’s base functionality.

Dec 8, 2020, 9:30am-4:30pm
Instructors:  Chen Chiu   Marley Kalt

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.”

Workshop schedule:

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.