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Classes at Miner

Classes Upcoming in the Next 30 Days

+ Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses and Residencies

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

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

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: Miner Classroom 1 (1-6051H)

Presenter: Tracy Cherry

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More Classes Offered by Miner Library

If you are interested in any of these classes, check the next month in the calendar above to see if the class has been scheduled. If not, please click the name of the class below and request that it be offered. You will be contacted by the instructor.

+ 3D Printing Orientation

You will receive an introduction and practical tips on using Miner Library's new 3D printer – the Ultimaker 3. During the class, we will cover: Overview of the Ultimaker 3 Review 3D Printing LibGuide and printing resources Discuss Miner Library's printing service guidelines and expectations Learn how to submit and schedule a print request Review Miner Library's 3D Printing User Agreement

Contact Person: Daniel Castillo

Contact Email: daniel_castillo@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

+ Blackboard Assignments for Instructors

The Assignments feature in Blackboard Learn allows instructors to post assignments digitally, and lets students upload their completed assignments. What's more, instructors can mark up and grade students' assignments within Blackboard via Inline Grading. Come to this class to get hands on training on how to create and post assignments and how to use Inline Grading. You will also learn how to use Student Preview, Delegated Grading and Anonymous Grading.

Contact Person: Tracy Cherry

Contact Email: tracy_cherry@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses including Residencies

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.

Contact Person: Tracy Cherry

Contact Email: tracy_cherry@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Blackboard Discussion Boards

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

Contact Person: Tracy Cherry

Contact Email: tracy_cherry@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Blackboard 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.

Contact Person: Tracy Cherry

Contact Email: tracy_cherry@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

+ Data Management

Many major funders, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, require a plan for managing data. A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a formal plan that outlines how the data, including both physical and digital, will be handled over the course of the research project and beyond. This class will cover the practical tips and essentials of data management, including: -Data management plans (tools, checklists); -Methods for describing data; -Best practices for file naming; -Data storage and reuse; -Citing data

Contact Person: Linda Hasman

Contact Email: linda_hasman@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

+ EndNote Basics

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.

Prerequisites: Basic Computing Skills

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 Karen Liljequist (273-4869 or karen_liljequist@urmc.rochester.edu) to schedule a session.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of PubMed or CINAHL

Supplies: None

Contact Person: Karen Liljequist

Contact Email: karen_liljequist@urmc.rochester.edu

By Appointment Only

+ 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

+ 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.

Supplies: iPad (If you have one)

Contact Person: Daniel Trout

Contact Email: daniel_trout@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: Advanced

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.

Contact Person: Donna Berryman

Contact Email: donna_berryman@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

+ RefWorks Basics

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

Contact Person: Karen Liljequist

Contact Email: karen_liljequist@urmc.rochester.edu

+ Using My NCBI

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.

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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