Info Bites: Spring/Summer 2018

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New Info Bites are here, now on Thursdays from 3:00-3:30 PM!

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) or the Computer Lab (LKS 353) on Thursdays this May, June and July to enjoy hot tea and treats, and leave with some information to chew on. No registration required unless specified. Full Info Bites schedule below:

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID): What’s in it for you?
Thursday May 3, 3:00 PM (Information Commons)

Are you curious to learn more about ORCID? Are you responsible to maintain someone else’s ORCID profile?  The ORCID is becoming increasingly important as the publishers, funders, and various professional associations are integrating ORCID identifiers in their workflow. This Info Bite will provide some information about the benefits of ORCID for researchers and how to use it.

How to Find Information Faster: Library-Based Research Tips
Thursday May 10, 3:00 PM (Computer Lab, LKS 353)
Thursday July 5, 3:00 PM (Computer Lab, LKS 353)
Do you have a hard time navigating the library website? Are you familiar with the services available to you through your library? Join us in this Info Bite to learn techniques for using the library and retrieving information resources, including books, e-books, journal articles, and other materials more efficiently.

Systematic Review, Scoping Review, Realist Review… What IS the difference??
Thursday May 17, 3:00 PM (Information Commons)
What’s the difference between a systematic review, scoping review, and meta-analysis? 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
Thursday June 7, 3:00 PM (Computer Lab, LKS 353)
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!

What You Need to Know About Predatory Journals
Thursday June 14, 3:00 PM (Computer Lab, LKS 353)
Finding a publisher for your work can take a lot of time and energy. This Infobite will talk about what journals you might want to avoid.

Webinar: Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN)
Thursday July 26, 12:00 – 12:30 PM (Computer Lab, LKS 353 & remotely)
This webinar will focus on the contents and resources, functionalities, and uses for the PEN (Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition) database. To request a link to participate in this webinar, please email osbornez@smh.ca, or attend in-person at the Computer Lab (LKS 353).

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