New Info Bites Schedule: Winter 2018

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Due to the popularity of our fall programming, the Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer a new schedule of Info Bites this winter from January to April, 2018. Info Bites are casual, short, informative sessions to introduce you to new resources, time-saving pro-tips, and to give you an afternoon break.

Drop by the Information Commons (outside the library, 3rd floor LKSKI) Fridays this winter to enjoy hot tea and treats, and leave with some information to chew on. No registration required unless specified. Full Info Bites schedule below:

 

Finding Patient-Centred information: The Online Health Library – January 12, 3:00 PM
Learn how to use our Online Health Library to find quality patient education materials from St. Michael’s and trusted community resources.

Mendeley: The free reference manager – January 19, 3:00 PM
Mendeley is a free online and desktop reference manager that can help you save PDF articles, organize citations, create bibliographies, insert references into your papers, and connect with other Mendeley users. This Info Bite will introduce the main features of Mendeley and demonstrate how you can create your own Mendeley library. https://www.mendeley.com/

Predatory Journals: Some thoughts on where to publish – January 26, 3:00 PM
Finding a publisher for your work can take a lot of time and energy. This Info Bite will talk about what journals you might want to avoid.

Different Types of Literature Reviews – February 2, 3:00 PM
What’s the difference between a systematic review, meta-analysis and a scoping review? When would I want to do a realist review? This Info Bite will introduce you to the methodologies behind different types of reviews and key points to consider before undertaking one.

Advanced Literature Searching: Top tips & tricks! – February 9, 3:00 PM
Looking to search for health literature more proficiently? This session will discuss at least five advanced search techniques that will improve the quality of your results. Learn how to perform field searching, and apply truncation and wildcard symbols to improve your keyword searches; maximize the specificity of your results using the adjacency operator; use the MeSH database to pre-select your subject headings and more!

Password management – March 2, 3:00 PM
Tips and tools for managing passwords and keeping your information secure.

Webinar: Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) – March 16, 12:00-1:00 PM
In celebration of Nutrition month, this webinar will focus on the contents and resources, functionalities, and uses for the PEN (Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition) database. From on-site or through Citrix, visit http://www.pennutrition.com/ to access the PEN database.
NOTE: Please contact osbornez@smh.ca to request a link to participate in the webinar.

ORCID or Open Researcher and Contributor ID – March 23, 3:00 PM
Are you curious to learn more about ORCID? Do you need help populating your ORCID profile? Are you responsible to maintain someone else’s ORCID profile?  This Info Bite will provide some practical guidance on how to use ORCID.

Open Access Publishing – April 6, 3:00 PM
What you need to know about open access publishing before you write your grant.

Natural Medicines – April 20, 3:00 PM
Explore several authoritative databases which contain over 1000 monographs on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative, sport medicine, and integrative therapies. Natural Medicines provides scientific, evidence-based information on chemical compounds, and foods safety, effectiveness, interactions, and more! Access Natural Medicines from on-site or through Citrix here: https://naturalmedicines.com

Getting what you need out of PubMed – April 27, 3:00 PM
Increase your comfort and skills using PubMed by applying search techniques and increasing awareness of additional features.

Library Open House

The Health Sciences Library today, yesterday and tomorrow. Please join us on Friday October 20, from 1:00-3:00PM for an open house in celebration of St. Michael’s Hospital’s 125th Anniversary.

Meet today’s modern library

  • Learn about the impact and outcomes of the library’s many services to staff, students, and researchers
  • Highlight collections of e-books, e-journals and other electronic tools
  • Explore conference and research posters by our staff representing contributions to library scholarship
  • Put a face to a name: meet staff you have liaised or worked with in person

Celebrate our library’s legacy and what has not changed

  • While over 90% of our collection is digital, we still have hard copies of key texts, and the widely-used Popular Science collection and the new Leadership Development collections
  • Look back with nostalgia at the Health Sciences Library’s history at St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Take home a bargain at our book sale: $2 per item, or three items for $5

Talk to us about our future

  • Join us for cake and coffee
  • Share your vision for the library, and tell us how it can better serve your needs

We look forward to seeing you there!

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New series from the Health Sciences Library: Info Bites!

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The Health Sciences Library is excited to announce a new series called Info Bites; casual, short, informative sessions to introduce you to new resources, time-saving pro-tips, and to give you an afternoon break. Drop by the Information Commons (outside the library, 3rd floor LKSKI) Fridays this fall to enjoy tea and treats, and leave with some information to chew on. No registration required unless specified. Full Info Bites schedule below:

Point of Care Tools
Sept. 15, 3:00-3:30pm
Find evidence based medicine in a flash! Point of care tools contain synthesized evidence, usually optimized for mobile devices, so clinicians can make frontline decisions confidently and quickly. This Info Bite will introduce you to the point of care tools available to St. Michael’s Hospital staff, and demonstrate specific features from the Access Medicine and Lexicomp apps.

Demo: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Sept. 22, 2:30-3:30pm
Wolters Kluwer Health’s Lee-Anne Ufholz leads an introduction demonstration to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. This Info Bite session is sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Health and attendance is limited, you don’t want to miss it!

Types of Literature Reviews—What’s the difference?
Sept. 29, 3:00-3:30pm
What’s the difference between a systematic review, meta-analyis and a scoping review? When would I want to do a realist review? This InfoBite will introduce you to the methodologies behind different types of reviews and key points to consider before undertaking one.

Advanced Literature Searching: Top tips & tricks!
Oct. 13, 3:00-3:30pm
Looking to search for health literature more proficiently? This session will discuss at least five advanced search techniques that will improve the quality of your results. Learn how to perform field searching, and apply truncation and wildcard symbols to improve your keyword searches; maximize the specificity of your results using the adjacency operator; use the MeSH database to pre-select your subject headings and more!

Intro to Covidence Systematic Review Software
Oct. 27, 3:00-3:30pm
Covidence is an online platform recommended by the Cochrane Collaboration that enables you to streamline the systematic review process, making it easier to collaborate and manage your data. This InfoBite will introduce you to Covidence and demonstrate a few of its top features. www.covidence.org

DistillerSR Systematic Review Software: a webinar
Nov. 1, 12:00-1:15pm
Join us in the library for a webinar demonstration to learn about DistillerSR, the world’s most-used systematic review software. Distiller helps research teams conduct better, faster systematic reviews to deliver transparent, reproducible and audit-ready reviews. See https://www.evidencepartners.com/products/distillersr-systematic-review-software/ for more information about Distiller.
NOTE: Please contact hslibrary@smh.ca to request a link to participate in the webinar.

Keeping Your Reviews Up to Date
Nov. 24, 3:00-3:30pm
Keeping your Reviews Up-to-Date: This short workshop will show tricks, tools and library magic to keep your searches up to date.

BrowZine: the easy way to search for journals
Dec. 8, 3:00-3:30pm
Have you met BrowZine? This session will introduce you to BrowZine, a handy tool available to help you easily find, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals from the Health Sciences Library on your mobile device and web browser.

We hope to see you there! For a list of all library workshops and office hours, please see our Workshop Schedule calendar. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us by email at hslibrary@smh.ca or give us a call, 416-864-5059.