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September 25, 2012

October 2012 Library Database Classes

Searching and Accessing Health Science Information Resources

These noon-time classes will provide hands-on training and demonstrations by Health Center Reference Librarians. Each class will outline quick and efficient means of searching and managing citation information for the databases listed below. There is no charge for these classes but enrollment is limited to Health Center personnel only. To register in advance for any of these quick courses, go to http://hsecfs1.uchc.net/eventregistration/, send an email to ref@nso.uchc.edu, or call the Library Information & Education Services Department at x4051.

ENDNOTE
Thursday, October 4 – 12noon to 1pm
Bibliographies made easy. Learn how to use this tool to search online bibliographic databases, organize the references and build lists of cited works automatically. It includes additional features such as unlimited storage capacity (number of references), Customized views & displays, Work Offline (anytime/anywhere), Local Personal Files and Documents, and many more.

REFWORKS

Tuesday, October 9 – 12noon to 1pm
A Web-based bibliography and database manager (whereas EndNote is a Desktop software for PC and MAC). This class covers how to create a personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and using these references in writing a paper, automatically formatting the paper and generating the bibliography.

LIBRARY BASICS
Thursday, October 18 – 12noon to 1pm
In this session, we will review citation matchers to locate full text articles, basic search skills for the library’s catalog and electronic journals, and how to locate other relevant assistance and much more.

PUBMED – BEYOND THE BASICS
Tuesday, October 23 – 12noon to 1pm
This class focuses on searching PubMed with greater precision. Topics covered include using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), finding information in specific journals, locating systematic reviews or EBM articles with “Clinical Queries”, and storing search strategies on NLM’s server for re-execution at a later date. Attendees are expected to be familiar with the basics of PubMed.

Library Information & Education Services Department, x4051,

Posted by Robert at September 25, 2012 08:46 AM

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