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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​
Data Management​
Evidence-Based Medicine​
Locating Information
Research Compliance
Research Impact
Systematic Reviews
Technology in Medicine​
Citation Management:

Basics of Endnote 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.

Advanced Endnote 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.

LabArchives Training This training provides an overview of LabArchives, an electronic lab notebook, and how it might be used in a lab. The session will be a mix of demonstration and hands-on practice. Computers will be provided, but feel free to bring your laptop or other electronic device you might use to access LabArchives.

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.

Managing your Scholarly Profiles Your digital footprint exists, whether or not you maintain it. This class will provide examples of the commonly used scholarly profiles. Participants will also get hands on experience with using library resources to discover more information about tracking their impact going forward.

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:

The Basics of 3D Printing  This class is intended for students at IUSM to learn the basics of 3D printing, current/future applications of 3D printing in medicine, and how they can benefit from the Nexus 3D Print services in their schoolwork and research.

Introduction to 3D Modelling 3D modeling virtual objects is often one of the first steps in the medical product innovation process. This class will teach everybody how to use the freely available 3D modeling software “TinkerCAD.” Virtual 3D objects created within TinkerCAD can then be 3D-printed in an FDA approved biocompatible material if desired.

Introduction to Emerging Technologies This class will provide an overview of various emerging technologies and their current and potential uses in medical practice, research, and education.

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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