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Current Classes

Description
Designed to assist investigators with meeting the information requirements of the Animal Welfare Act and the University of Rochester's University Committee on Animal Resources (UCAR). Consult with a Reference Librarian to learn tips for searching your research topic on Medline and other databases. Taught only by appointment. For an appointment, contact Linda Hasman (275-3399).

Prerequisites
Medline searching experience

Supplies
None

Maximum Number of Students
1

Contact Person
Linda Hasman (linda_hasman@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

- Blackboard Basics for Employee Educators
Learn to Create Employee Training Courses
+ Blackboard Basics for Employee Educators
Learn to Create Employee Training Courses

Description
Learn information needed to create standalone URMC employee training courses - Process/form for creating a new course - Blackboard-HRMS bridge - Adding content and tests - Adaptive release rules Note - If you are an academic instructor or coordinator, please see separate courses with academic focus.

Prerequisites
None

Maximum Number of Students
8

Minimum Number of Students
2

Contact Person
Helen Calhoun (hcalhoun@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Click on a date to register for the class. If the class is full, you can signup for the waiting list. Signing up for the waiting list does not ensure you a space in the class.

 

- Building Your Academic Course in Blackboard - The Basics
For Coordinators and Directors of Courses, Clerkships, Residencies and Fellowships
+ Building Your Academic Course in Blackboard - The Basics
For Coordinators and Directors of Courses, Clerkships, Residencies and Fellowships

Description
You will get guided, hands-on experience with customizing your course, adding content, managing users of the course, and copying content between folders and courses. This class is intended for coordinators of courses, clerkships, residencies and fellowships.

Prerequisites

Maximum Number of Students
8

Minimum Number of Students
2

Contact Person
Tracy Cherry (tracy_cherry@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Click on a date to register for the class. If the class is full, you can signup for the waiting list. Signing up for the waiting list does not ensure you a space in the class.

 

Description
Come to this class and learn how to develop a search strategy and execute a search in CINAHL.

Prerequisites
None

Supplies
None

Maximum Number of Students
8

Contact Person
Daniel Trout (daniel_trout@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

- Discussion Boards, Wikis and Blogs
How to Create and Use these Online Tools in Blackboard
+ Discussion Boards, Wikis and Blogs
How to Create and Use these Online Tools in Blackboard

Description
Discussion Boards, Wikis and Blogs keep the conversation alive, even when students and instructors are not face-to-face. Learn how to create and make the best use of these tools in Blackboard.

Prerequisites
none

Maximum Number of Students
8

Minimum Number of Students
2

Contact Person
Tracy Cherry (tracy_cherry@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Click on a date to register for the class. If the class is full, you can signup for the waiting list. Signing up for the waiting list does not ensure you a space in the class.

 

- EndNote and RefWorks
Which is right for you?
+ EndNote and RefWorks
Which is right for you?

Description
This class introduces the basic features of bibliographic management (managing a database of references from PubMed or Ovid Medline and creating a manuscript and bibliography) using EndNote and RefWorks. You'll have the opportunity to "test drive" both products to see which is the best fit for you.

Please note: the class is designed to be an overview of both products. If you are an experienced user in need of a refresher, you may find a Housecall more useful. For questions, or to arrange for a Housecall or a class for a group, please contact Linda Hasman for EndNote instruction (Linda_Hasman@urmc.rochester.edu or 275-3399) or Marilyn Rosen for RefWorks instruction ( Marilyn_Rosen@urmc.rochester.edu or 275-6940).

Can't wait for a class? Try the RefWorks interactive tutorials or the EndNote tutorials.

Prerequisites

Maximum Number of Students
8

Contact Person
Linda Hasman (linda_hasman@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

- EndNote Basics
Organizing References & Creating Bibliographies
+ EndNote Basics
Organizing References & Creating Bibliographies

Description
In this fast-paced, hands-on class, you'll learn to use the essential features of EndNote bibliographic management software, including creating and managing a database of references, importing references from an online database such as PubMed or Ovid Medline, and creating a manuscript and bibliography with EndNote and Microsoft Word.

  • Can't wait for a class? Try the EndNote tutorials.
  • If our class schedule doesn't fit your schedule, Miner Library staff can schedule a "custom class" for your group.
  • Experienced users in need of a "refresher" or those migrating to EndNote from another bibliographic software program, may find a Housecall more useful.

Contact Val Hallinan (Valorie_Hallinan@urmc.rochester.edu or 275-6873) for more information about EndNote custom classes or Housecalls.

Prerequisites
Basic Computing Skills

Maximum Number of Students
8

Minimum Number of Students
2

Contact Person
Valorie Hallinan (Valorie_Hallinan@urmc.rochester.edu )

Dates & Times Offered
Click on a date to register for the class. If the class is full, you can signup for the waiting list. Signing up for the waiting list does not ensure you a space in the class.

 

- EndNote Clinic
Hands on, personal help for your EndNote questions
+ EndNote Clinic
Hands on, personal help for your EndNote questions

Description
Have you been you been using Endnote for a while and looking for some advanced features? Or, are you getting stuck in certain areas? Drop into our Endnote Clinic and we can diagnose your problem. This a free-form format where you can bring your laptop with specific Endnote questions and Miner librarians will offer individualized assistance to help solve your problems. If you are not working from a laptop, we will have Endnote loaded on computers and can still address your needs.

Contact People:
Linda Hasman (linda_hasman@urmc.rochester.edu)
275-3399
-or-
Val Hallinan (valorie_hallinan@urmc.rochester.edu)
275-6873

Prerequisites

Maximum Number of Students
8

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

Description
The Entrez Gene database integrates information from a wide range of species. A record may include nomenclature, Reference Sequences (RefSeqs), maps, pathways, variations, phenotypes, and links to genome-, phenotype-, and locus-specific resources worldwide. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to search the Gene database using keywords and other methods, navigate a Gene record, find sequence and functional information for specific genes, and view and download sequences.

Prerequisites
None

Maximum Number of Students
8

Contact Person
Linda Hasman (linda_hasman@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

- Finding Evidence-based Answers to Clinical Questions
Introduction to Cochrane Library, Clinical Evidence, UpToDate & Essential Evidence Plus
+ Finding Evidence-based Answers to Clinical Questions
Introduction to Cochrane Library, Clinical Evidence, UpToDate & Essential Evidence Plus

Description
A hands-on class that teaches clinicians how to find evidence-based answers to patient care questions using resources from Miner Library Online such PubMed@UR, Cochrane Library, Clinical Evidence, UpToDate, and Essential Evidence Plus. Designed for physicians, residents, nurses, physician assistants, and other health professionals involved in patient care. Taught by appointment only. Customized sessions can be scheduled for groups or individuals. Contact Michele Shipley (275-6878 or michele_shipley@urmc.rochester.edu) to schedule a session.

Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of PubMed or CINAHL

Supplies
None

Maximum Number of Students
12

Minimum Number of Students
1

Contact Person
Michele Shipley (michele_shipley@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

- Google Search
Strategies, Tips, & Tricks
+ Google Search
Strategies, Tips, & Tricks

Description
You may use Google every day, but are you getting the most out of your searches? In this 1.5-hour class you'll learn quick and easy search strategies and tips for getting more of what you want and less of what you don't. We'll take a look at Google Scholar, too. Many of the search techniques covered can be used with other popular search engines. For more information, call 275-6873 or send an email to Valorie_Hallinan@urmc.rochester.edu

Prerequisites
None

Maximum Number of Students
8

Minimum Number of Students
2

Contact Person
Valorie Hallinan (Valorie_Hallinan@urmc.rochester.edu )

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

- Groups Feature in Blackboard
Creating and Using Groups in Blackboard
+ Groups Feature in Blackboard
Creating and Using Groups in Blackboard

Description

Prerequisites
none

Supplies
none

Maximum Number of Students
8

Minimum Number of Students
2

Contact Person
Tracy Cherry (tracy_cherry@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Click on a date to register for the class. If the class is full, you can signup for the waiting list. Signing up for the waiting list does not ensure you a space in the class.

 

Description
Do you usually use library resources from your desktop, or here in our physical space? Either way, this class will provide you with the skills to survive and even enjoy your next contact with the library! Learn to better understand citations to books and articles, to use the Voyager catalog, and to find and access electronic books, journals and databases.

Prerequisites
None

Supplies
None

Maximum Number of Students
5

Contact Person
Karen Liljequist (karen_liljequist@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

Description
Learn to design a search strategy, use subject headings/keywords, refine your search, and use features unique to this interface. This class will be scheduled by appointment.

Prerequisites
None

Supplies
None

Maximum Number of Students
5

Contact Person
Donna Berryman (donna_berryman@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

Description
OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) contains information on all known Mendelian disorders and over 12,000 genes and focuses on the relationship between phenotype and genotype. This hands-on workshop will explore OMIM's database of human genes and genetic disorders. It is designed to help you use OMIM more effectively. You will learn: how to search OMIM using different methods, navigate a record and learn what the numbers and symbols mean that precede the record.

Prerequisites
None

Maximum Number of Students
8

Contact Person
Linda Hasman (linda_hasman@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

Description
Although over 60 million people search the Web for health information, finding reliable information can be difficult for patients. This class covers about ten reliable consumer health information Websites, including MedlinePlus, that can be used for providing health information to patients. Even if you don?t work with patients, these sites can be useful for answering your own or your family?s health questions. We will also discuss criteria for evaluating the quality of other health Websites. Prerequisites: basic knowledge of the World Wide Web.

Prerequisites
None

Supplies
None

Maximum Number of Students
8

Contact Person
Daniel Trout (daniel_trout@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

- PubMed: Advanced
For PubMed users who want to know more
+ PubMed: Advanced
For PubMed users who want to know more

Description
Want to learn more about how PubMed works and how to use it effectively? Then this hands-on class is for you. We will cover searching with MeSH, doing searches in specific fields using tags, advanced author searching, and more. This class is designed for people who have already learned to use the basic features of the database (Limits, Advanced Search, Clipboard, Send To options) and are ready for the next step.

Prerequisites

Maximum Number of Students
12

Minimum Number of Students
4

Contact Person
Donna Berryman (donna_berryman@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

- PubMed: An Introduction
Meet the world's premier biomedical database
+ PubMed: An Introduction
Meet the world's premier biomedical database

Description
Whether you are brand new to PubMed or you've started using it recently, this class is for you. In this hands-on class, you'll learn how to navigate PubMed. You will learn the different functions and features of the database including the Send To options, how to apply Limits to your search, how to use the Clipboard, and more! Learn where these features are and what they can do for you. The class will help you get comfortable with the world's premier biomedical database.

Prerequisites
None

Supplies
None

Maximum Number of Students
8

Minimum Number of Students
4

Contact Person
Donna Berryman (donna_berryman@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

- RefWorks Basics
Organizing References & Creating Bibliographies
+ RefWorks Basics
Organizing References & Creating Bibliographies

Description
Learn to use the basic features of RefWorks web-based bibliographic management software, including:

  • Creating and managing a database of references
  • Importing references from an online database, such as Ovid Medline or PubMed
  • Creating a manuscript and bibliography with RefWorks and Microsoft Word.

Can't wait for a class? Try the RefWorks interactive tutorials.

Contact Marilyn Rosen (Marilyn_Rosen@urmc.rochester.edu or 275-6940) with questions or to arrange a class for a group.

Prerequisites
Basic computer skills

Maximum Number of Students
8

Minimum Number of Students
2

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

- Using My NCBI
Productivity booster, researcher's aide, and PubMed customizer
+ Using My NCBI
Productivity booster, researcher's aide, and PubMed customizer

Description
My NCBI, a free feature of PubMed, will allow you to do so many things that will save you time: - Save searches & receive automatic emailed updates of citations new to the database; - Set up Collections to save citations of interest permanently - and share those collections with others, if you choose; - Customize search features in PubMed; - Manage professional bibliographies - particularly important for those who must comply with the NIH Public Access Mandate; - Set up search filters; and, - Much more. This class will help you learn how to set up and use a My NCBI account.

Prerequisites

Maximum Number of Students
12

Minimum Number of Students
5

Contact Person
Donna Berryman (donna_berryman@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

- Who's Citing You?
Web of Science, JCR, and other sources
+ Who's Citing You?
Web of Science, JCR, and other sources

Description
Would you like to know who is citing your research, or what your H-index is? Have you wondered in which journal to publish for the greatest impact? In this hands-on class, we will explore unique features of Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports. We'll also look at other databases which provide information about who has cited an article.

Can't wait for a class? Try the Web of Science tutorials.

Contact Donna Berryman (275-6877 or Donna_Berryman@urmc.rochester.edu) with questions or to arrange a class for a group.

If our class schedule doesn't fit your schedule, Miner Library staff can schedule a custom class for your group.

1.5 hours.

Prerequisites
none

Maximum Number of Students
12

Minimum Number of Students
2

Contact Person
Donna Berryman (donna_berryman@urmc.rochester.edu)

Dates & Times Offered
Date to be announced.

 

 

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