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Librarians can teach a variety of classes based on the needs of IUSM students, faculty, or staff. Faculty may contact their Department Liaison about developing a class tailored to a specialty, curriculum, or research assignment.

Citation Management:

EndNote Basics Learn how to import citations from numerous literature databases into one spot. Then, edit citations, add notes, and import full text documents. Ultimately, use the program to format citations for articles, papers, grant proposals, etc.

EndNote Advanced  This class will cover sharing EndNote libraries and using the EndNote web interface, sharing and editing Word documents with EndNote references, and using EndNote customization features like creating your own output styles.

Data Management:

Basics of Data Management  Intended for researchers at any  level to gain a basic understanding of the purpose and benefits of a Data Management. Plan (DMP) and other internal structures.

Love your data (LYD) Locally Intended to raise awareness about research data management, use, and sharing along with support and resources available at IUSM and IU more broadly.

Other recent workshops Encryption, Open Refine, and Data Sharing.

Evidence-Based Medicine:

Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Provides an introduction to EBM concepts and resources. The class is designed for medical educators and clinicians.

Won’t Get Fooled Again – Evaluating Scientific Research Focuses on challenges around reporting scientific research and highlights methods of critically engaging with research. Covers potential areas of misconduct (ie. p-hacking), reproducibility in research, and combating inaccuracies in scientific reporting.

Locating Information:

Introduction to Medical Library Resources Provides a fast-paced, broad, strong starting point for faculty, staff, students and residents  who want to access background medical information, professional medical literature, prep CVs, etc.

Maximize Your Literature Search This hands-on class will provide tips and tricks on using advanced search skills to find systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials in PubMed. Participants will learn how to use keywords and Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) to get the most out of their searches, and will also learn to save their searches and create search alerts.

Research Compliance:

Using MyBibliography for NIH Public Access Compliance  Learn how to use MyBibliography to manage NIH Public Access compliance for NIH-funded peer-reviewed papers and ensure that grant money is not held up by non-compliant papers. Learn how to add items into MyBibliography (including PubMed records and others), check for compliance and know what the different stages mean, and when to contact the publisher and what information they need to get papers a PMCID.

Using MyBibliography for SciENcv
Come learn about converting NIH Biosketches into the new format, what SCiENcv is and how to use it, and how to use MyBibliography to help in this process.

Research Impact:

Determining Your Research Impact  This class will provide participants with information on various metrics such as impact factors, Eigenfactors, the Becker Model, H-Indices, etc. Participants will also get hands on experience with using library resources to discover more information about tracking their impact going forward.

New Tools For Impact: Altmetrics  Learn about what altmetrics are and how they can work for you! You’ll learn where they are located, what different types of altmetrics are currently out there and in use, and how these types of metrics can be used (along with traditional metrics) to tell your story and demonstrate the impact and reach of your work.

Systematic Reviews:

Introduction to Systematic Reviews  This class will provide an introduction to conducting systematic reviews of the literature. Topics will include the following: standards and criteria to consider, establishing a plan, registering a protocol, developing a research question, determining where to search, identifying search terms, reporting search strategies, and managing references.

Exhaustive Searching for Systematic Reviews  This class will focus on tips and techniques for carrying out exhaustive literature searches for published and unpublished studies.

Technology in Medicine:

Introduction to 3D Printing  In this introductory class, attendees will learn about Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printing. Attendees will receive an overview of the process from model to 3D print and learn how this technology is being used in health and medicine.

Mobile Resources  This class will provide information on what mobile resources are available through the library, how to install and register these apps, and some basic instructions on using these apps. Additionally, the Mobile Resources guide will be discussed and how to find other apps not available through the library. Lastly, attendees will learn some basic information about how to evaluate apps they find in app stores and learn a little more about how apps make it to the app store.

Virtual Reality in Medical Practice  This class explores the application of virtual reality in clinical practice, specifically in surgical training, rehabilitation, pain management, and the treatment of mental illness.

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