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Date: Friday, June 30, 2017
Time: 1:10pm - 3:00pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Part 3: Going Grey and Supplementary Search Techniques

Audience: Graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research

Date: Friday, June 30, 2017

Time: 1:10pm - 3:00pm

Location: Robarts Library, 4th floor electronic classroom

Note: this course may be taken as part of the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

Knowledge syntheses that rely solely on published academic literature are at high risk of publication bias. Searching the grey literature is essential for mitigating this risk, but ‘grey literature’ is a nebulous concept, tricky to incorporate into syntheses and difficult to find.

Building on the skills we practiced in Parts 1 and 2, in this hands-on workshop students will learn to:

  • Define what is grey literature (and what’s it’s not)
  • Develop a strategy for identifying appropriate sources of grey literature 
  • Utilize a methodological, transparent approach to searching sources of grey literature
  • Demonstrate best practices for supplementary search techniques including hand-searching and reference tracking
  • Integrate strategies for incorporating grey literature and supplementary search techniques into the review workflow
  • Evaluate search methods to identify proper reporting

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Time: 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Learn how to safely operate the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers.

3D Printing Safety Training

Date: Tuesday, July 4 3:10pm - 4:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Gerstein Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

- overview of 3D Printing @ Gerstein + MADLab policies & guidelines for use

- instructions for safe & effective use of the 3D printers

- how to prepare a 3D design file for printing 

- basic design principles

Questions?

Send your questions to gerstein.3Dprinting@utoronto.ca or visit our website at: http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/3dprinting

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski, Reference Specialist, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

In this introductory hands-on workshop, you will gain an overview of Endnote X8, a desktop citation management tool that allows you to download and store your references from the wealth of the library’s resources, and “automatically” insert them into your paper. 

EndNote Level 1: Introduction for Beginners

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 1:00-2:30pm

Location: Gerstein Science Information Centre, Instruction Lab, 2nd Floor

Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski, Reference Specialist, Gerstein Science Information Centre

What's Covered:

  • Import references from health science databases (e.g. Medline, PubMed), websites, and Google Scholar
  • Create a bibliography in APA, MLA, Vancouver, or other citation styles
  • Create in-text citations in Microsoft Word using Cite While You Write
  • Organize and share your references

What’s required – technical specifications:

  • Bring your own laptop with Endnote X8 Desktop installed (If you do not have a laptop, PCs are available for you to use):
  • This session will use EndNote X8 Desktop, and will be demonstrated on a PC.  Mac users are welcome, but all demonstrations will be performed on a PC.  
Date: Monday, July 10, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski, Reference Specialist, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

In this introductory hands-on workshop, you will gain an overview of Endnote X8, a desktop citation management tool that allows you to download and store your references from the wealth of the library’s resources, and “automatically” insert them into your paper. 

EndNote Level 1: Introduction for Beginners

Date: Monday, July 10, from 1:00-2:30pm

Location: Gerstein Science Information Centre, Instruction Lab, 2nd Floor

Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski, Reference Specialist, Gerstein Science Information Centre

What's Covered:

  • Import references from health science databases (e.g. Medline, PubMed), websites, and Google Scholar
  • Create a bibliography in APA, MLA, Vancouver, or other citation styles
  • Create in-text citations in Microsoft Word using Cite While You Write
  • Organize and share your references

What’s required – technical specifications:

  • Bring your own laptop with Endnote X8 Desktop installed (If you do not have a laptop, PCs are available for you to use):
  • This session will use EndNote X8 Desktop, and will be demonstrated on a PC.  Mac users are welcome, but all demonstrations will be performed on a PC.  
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter: Vincci Lui, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Do you already use EndNote, but wonder how this citation management program can help simplify your research workflow?

In this advanced, hands-on workshop, you will learn additional techniques for using Endnote X8 Desktop to manage your references throughout your systematic or scoping review. You will have the chance to practice methods designed to improve the effective use of Endnote while maintaining the rigour required for your review. 

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017, 3:00-5:00pm

Location: Gerstein Science Information Centre Instruction Lab, 2nd Floor

Presenters: Vincci Lui, Gerstein Health Science Librarian

EndNote Level II: Advanced Techniques for Systematic Reviews 

This course is designed for:

  • Students and researchers in the health sciences in the process of conducting or planning a systematic or scoping review
  • Current users of Endnote Desktop looking to engage with its more advanced functions

Note:

  • This workshop does NOT cover basic functions of EndNote Desktop or EndNote Basic (the online version).
  • Before taking this workshop, it is expected that you are already familiar with the basic functions of Endnote Desktop, including the following:
    •  direct exporting references from databases
    • creating libraries
    • exporting bibliographies
    • using Endnote’s Cite While You Write tool in Word
  • If you are not already familiar with these functions, then we highly recommend taking Endnote Level I: Introduction for Beginners. 

What’s covered in this advanced workshop:

  • Batch export results from various databases, such as Ovid (e.g. Medline), EBSCO (e.g. CINAHL), and Scopus databases
  • Improve the sensitivity of the deduplication feature
  • Best practices for creating and sharing groups/libraries with your supervisor/research team
  • Annotate records to track databases searched
  • Add custom fields to add reviewer’s comments
  • Export a bibliography with abstracts to enable title/abstract screening
  • Use Endnote to locate full-text articles of included articles
  • Best practices for managing, sharing, and transferring long documents in Word
  • Prepare for publication by inserting figures, using manuscript templates, customizing a citation style, and creating journal abbreviation term lists

What’s required – technical specifications:

  • Bring your own laptop with Endnote X8 Desktop installed (If you do not have a laptop, PCs are available for you to use):
  • This session will use EndNote X8 Desktop, and will be demonstrated on a PC.  Mac users are welcome, but all demonstrations will be performed on a PC.  

     

About the presenter:

Vincci Lui, MISt, is the public health librarian with the Gerstein Science Information. Prior to working at the University of Toronto, she worked as an academic librarian for nutrition and food sciences at McGill University.  Over the years, she has been involved in a number of scoping reviews, and provides training on expert database searching and citation management (EndNote and RefWorks).