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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.

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 at (585) 275-3399.

Prerequisites: Medline searching experience

Supplies: None

Contact Person: Linda Hasman

Contact Email: linda_hasman@urmc.rochester.edu

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Blackboard Training is now offered as one-on-one instruction. Please click the "Request a Class" button below and someone will contact you to set up an appointment date and time.

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

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Blackboard Training is now offered as one-on-one instruction. Please click the "Request a Class" button below and someone will contact you to set up an appointment date and time.

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

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Blogs offer a space for student reflection, either publicly with classmates or privately with the instructor. Come learn how to create these tools in Blackboard and make the best use of them.

Contact Person: Tracy Cherry

Contact Email: tracy_cherry@urmc.rochester.edu

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Blackboard Training is now offered as one-on-one instruction. Please click the "Request this class" button below and someone will contact you to set up an appointment date and time.

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

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Blackboard Training is now offered as one-on-one instruction. Please click the "Request a Class" button below and someone will contact you to set up an appointment date and time.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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This workshop will walk you through the basics of NIH Public Access policy, how to keep compliant, demonstrate the submission systems involved and explain how to manage non-compliant publications. Also covered in this session will be an overview of the Biosketch requirement, guide to the personal statement, compiling your bibliography and how it all works with ScienCV.

Contact Person: Linda Hasman

Contact Email: linda_hasman@urmc.rochester.edu

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In the competitive world of scholarly publishing, it's good to have an edge. This course will cover the nuts and bolts of publishing in the scientific literature with a focus on:

  • Choosing a journal where to publish
  • Tips for evaluating publications
  • How to identify predatory publishers
  • Introduction to open access
  • Tools and resources to bring it all together

Join us to talk through the ins and outs and publishing.

Contact Person: Linda Hasman

Contact Email: linda_hasman@urmc.rochester.edu

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

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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: Liz Grace

Contact Email: elizabeth_grace@urmc.rochester.edu

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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: Liz Grace

Contact Email: elizabeth_grace@urmc.rochester.edu

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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

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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: Linda Hasman

Contact Email: linda_hasman@urmc.rochester.edu

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

Prerequisites: None

Contact Person: Linda Hasman

Contact Email: linda_hasman@urmc.rochester.edu

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