New Info Bites Schedule: Winter 2018


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.

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 to access the PEN database.
NOTE: Please contact 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:

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.

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