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+ Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses, Clerkships and Residencies

For Coordinators and Directors of Courses, Clerkships, Residencies and Fellowships

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.

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: Miner Classroom 1 (1-6051H)

Presenter: Tracy Cherry

+ Mendeley: Social Citation Management

Learn about the social citation management software that will help you share your research, share your citations and discover what others are doing.  If you have an iPad please bring it to class as we will cover the mobile app.

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Miner Classroom 1 (1-6051H)

Presenter: Daniel Trout

+ EndNote Basics

Organizing References & Creating Bibliographies

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

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Miner Classroom 1 (1-6051H)

Presenter: Linda Hasman

+ PubMed: Advanced

For PubMed users who want to know more

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.

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Miner Classroom 1 (1-6051H)

Presenter: Donna Berryman

+ Blackboard Advanced Features: Tests and Surveys

Creating and deploying tests and surveys in Blackboard is easy, once you know how. This hands-on class will teach you how to create test/survey questions, deploy a test/survey to activate it, and how to view results and responses from users.

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Miner Classroom 1 (1-6051H)

Presenter: Tracy Cherry

+ Using My NCBI

Productivity booster, researcher's aide, and PubMed customizer

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.

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Miner Classroom 1 (1-6051H)

Presenter: Donna Berryman

+ RefWorks Basics

Organizing References & Creating Bibliographies

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.

Prerequisites
Basic computer skills

Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Miner Classroom 1 (1-6051H)

Presenter: Karen Liljequist

+ Blackboard Advanced Features: Discussion Boards, Wikis and Blogs

How to Create and Use these Online Tools in Blackboard

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.

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Miner Classroom 1 (1-6051H)

Presenter: Tracy Cherry

+ PubMed: An Introduction

Meet the world's premier biomedical database

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.

Date: Monday, October 13, 2014

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Miner Classroom 1 (1-6051H)

Presenter: Donna Berryman

+ Mendeley: Social Citation Management

Learn about the social citation management software that will help you share your research, share your citations and discover what others are doing.  If you have an iPad please bring it to class as we will cover the mobile app.

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Time: 8:00am - 9:00am

Location: Miner Classroom 1 (1-6051H)

Presenter: Daniel Trout

+ Using My NCBI

Productivity booster, researcher's aide, and PubMed customizer

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.

Date: Friday, October 17, 2014

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Miner Classroom 1 (1-6051H)

Presenter: Donna Berryman

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More Classes Offered by Miner Library

+ An Integrated View of the Genome

This workshop will discuss bioinformatic analysis of the human genome through the lens of the ENCODE and ENCORE projects, with hands-on introduction to various databases and tools that can be used for analysis. Examples include NCBI databases and tools, the UCSC Genome Browser, and the Galaxy program. NOTE: This is a beginner to intermediate level workshop. We will not be learning command-line programming during this session, although workflows that can be accomplished using R or Perl programming will be mentioned.

Prerequisites: Background/experience in biological sciences, basic computer skills

Contact Person: Helene McMurray, Ph.D.

Contact Email: helene_mcmurray@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Animal Testing Alternatives Searches

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

Contact Person: Linda Hasman

Contact Email: linda_hasman@urmc.rochester.edu

By Appointment Only

+ BIO101: A Science Primer for the Non-Scientist

This workshop will explore some of the basics of biology, including organization in living organisms (molecules, cells, organ systems, communities of organisms). We will also discuss how scientific knowledge grows and changes, what the process of research is like, and the role of experimentation and evidence in testing ideas in the biological sciences. NOTE: This workshop is intended for those with little or no college-level study in biology, or those who wish to refresh their knowledge of basic biology concepts.

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills

Contact Person: Helene McMurray, Ph.D.

Contact Email: helene_mcmurray@urmc.rochester.edu

+ BIO101: Big Data and Precision Medicine

This workshop will explore the promise and current realities of so-called precision medicine (a.k.a. personalized medicine) and how “big data” is influencing science and medicine today and into the future.

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills

Contact Person: Helene McMurray, Ph.D.

Contact Email: helene_mcmurray@urmc.rochester.edu

+ BIO101: What is a Gene, Anyway?

This workshop will explore some of the basics of genetics and molecular biology, including DNA, RNA, protein production and some basics of cell signaling. We will also discuss how malfunction of these processes can lead to cancer and inherited genetic diseases. NOTE: This workshop is intended for those with little or no college-level study in biology, or those who wish to refresh their knowledge of basic biology concepts.

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills

Contact Person: Helene McMurray, Ph.D.

Contact Email: helene_mcmurray@urmc.rochester.edu

+ BIO101: You Are What You Eat (and Drink and Breathe…)

This workshop will explore some of the basics of cell biology and biochemistry, including metabolism at the cellular level and structural organization of cells. We will also discuss how popular ideas about diet and nutrition relate to the ins and outs of cellular metabolism.

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills

Contact Person: Helene McMurray, Ph.D.

Contact Email: helene_mcmurray@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Bioinformatics Basics Workshop

This course will discuss bioinformatic analyses in the context of recent scientific papers, with hands-on introduction to various databases and tools that can be used for analysis. Examples include analysis of high-throughput sequence data, gene ontology and pathway analysis, and pattern identification methods such as hierarchical clustering and principle components analysis. NOTE: This is a beginner to intermediate level workshop. We will not be learning command-line programming during this session, although workflows that can be accomplished using R or Perl programming will be mentioned.

Prerequisites: Background/experience in biological sciences, basic computer skills

Contact Person: Helene McMurray, Ph.D.

Contact Email: helene_mcmurray@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Bioinformatics Guest Lecture Series

This ongoing series of hands-on workshops will cover special topics in bioinformatics, taught by specialists in their fields.

Prerequisites: Background/experience in biological sciences, basic computer skills

Contact Person: Various

Contact Email: helene_mcmurray@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Blackboard Advanced Features: Groups Feature in Blackboard

Creating and Using Groups in Blackboard

Prerequisites: none

Contact Person: Tracy Cherry

Contact Email: tracy_cherry@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Blackboard Basics for Employee Educators

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

Contact Person: Carolyn Kunz

Contact Email: carolyn_kunz@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Blackboard Basics for Employee Educators

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

Contact Person: Helen Calhoun

Contact Email: hcalhoun@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Cancer at the Systems Level

This course will discuss cancer genomics and transcriptomics through the lens of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) projects, with hands on introduction to various databases and tools that can be used for analysis. Examples include cBioPortal, the Cancer Genome Census, COSMIC, the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia, the Pan-Cancer Analysis of TCGA data and the Connectivity Map. NOTE: This is a beginner to intermediate level workshop. We will not be learning command-line programming during this session, although workflows that can be accomplished using R or Perl programming will be mentioned.

Prerequisites: Background/experience in biological sciences, basic computer skills

Contact Person: Helene McMurray, Ph.D.

Contact Email: helene_mcmurray@urmc.rochester.edu

+ CINAHL: Search Strategies for Nurses

Learn to effectively use CINAHL to help locate literature to support Evidence Based Practice. We will also cover using the PICO formula to search in CINAHL. Perfect for nurses, students in the School of Nursing and anyone who would like a refresher on how to use this database.

Prerequisites: None

Supplies: None

Contact Person: Daniel Trout

Contact Email: daniel_trout@urmc.rochester.edu

+ EndNote and RefWorks

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

Contact Person: Linda Hasman

Contact Email: linda_hasman@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Finding Evidence-based Answers to Clinical Questions

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

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of PubMed or CINAHL

Supplies: None

Contact Person: Michele Shipley

Contact Phone: 275-6878

Contact Email: michele_shipley@urmc.rochester.edu

By Appointment Only

+ Google Search

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

Contact Person: Valorie Hallinan

Contact Phone: 275-6873

Contact Email: Valorie_Hallinan@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Library Survival Skills

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

Contact Person: Karen Liljequist

Contact Email: karen_liljequist@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Medline Basics: Via Ovid

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

Contact Person: Donna Berryman

Contact Email: donna_berryman@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Notability Workshop for Medical Students

Want to learn to use all of the fabulous features in Notability? Then, sign up for this workshop and get the most out of this amazing app. It will be helpful to have a Google account set up ahead of time and to know your password. Notability uses Google Drive to convert documents that are not already in PDF form to PDF. Contact the instructor, Tracy Cherry if you need any help getting a Google account set up. See e-mail below.

Prerequisites: Have a Google account and know your password

Supplies: Your iPad with Notability already downloaded

Contact Person: Tracy Cherry

Contact Email: tracy_cherry@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Patient Education Websites

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

Supplies: None

Contact Person: Daniel Trout

Contact Email: daniel_trout@urmc.rochester.edu

+ PubMed: An Introduction

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

Contact Person: Donna Berryman

Contact Email: donna_berryman@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Who's Citing You?

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.

Prerequisites: None

Contact Person: Donna Berryman

Contact Phone: 275-6877

Contact Email: donna_berryman@urmc.rochester.edu

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