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Legal reference and copyright classes on March 28

The following two classes are available in-person or live-stream. An archive of the classes will also be made available. Please register below.

 

Legal Reference and Research Resources for Medical Professionals & Educators

Instructor: Sandra B. Placzek, JD, MLIS, Assoc. Director and Professor of Schmid Law Library, UNL

Curious about the how to find that law or regulation that is frequently referenced – either in print publications or online? Ever wonder how laws or regulations are created? Spend the lunch hour with Professor Sandy Placzek, one of the reference librarians from the Schmid Law Library, and learn the basics of finding federal law: cases, statutes and regulations. Professor Placzek will be happy to answer questions on both Federal and Nebraska state law research.

Mar 28, WH8011, 12:00pm-1pm (livestream available)

REGISTER

Copyright for Educators: Questions and Answers on Fair Use in the Classroom

Instructor Richard Leiter, JD, MLIS, Director of the Schmid Law Library and Professor of Law, UNL

Mar 28, MCPH3013, 3:30-4:30pm (livestream available)

REGISTER

Library class: Getting Started with EndNote

Learn how to get started collecting and organizing information using EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic references. This workshop will help you learn how to collect references from the library’s databases and other online sources, organize items into folders, select output styles, and format references in your document by using EndNote’s Cite While You Write program.

If you have a laptop with EndNote installed, please feel free to bring it. Otherwise, this class will consist of demonstrations.

Feb 14, WH8011, Noon-1pm REGISTER

Feb 16-DRC1006, 3:30-4:20pm REGISTER

 

Scopus training, May 5

Join Scopus representatives for a Scopus informational session on Tuesday, May 5 at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the library’s Wilson Training Room (8th floor of the library).

Learn how Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, can help you:

  • Find the latest research in your field
  • Find other researchers doing work like yours
  • Find the best journal to submit your work
  • See who is citing you

This workshop will cover how to:

  • Use Scopus to track, analyze and visualize research
  • Use ORCID to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications

Library classes announced

Pick up some new library tricks: from our bag to yours! Library classes for January and February of 2014 have just been announced. To register, contact Teresa Hartman at thartman@unmc.edu.

Advanced PubMed Class
February 18, Tuesday, Noon-1:30pm

You use PubMed every day – come to this class and learn new tips and tools to improve your PubMed searches and methods to keep up with your research topics. This one-hour, hands-on class will cover constructing effective searches, getting to full-text, and setting up alerts to keep up with your research interests. The class is open to UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center faculty, staff, students, and affiliates.

RefWorks-Citations and Bibliographies Made Easier   
January 14, Tuesday, 10:30am-Noon
February 21, Friday, 10:30am-Noon

Create a searchable database from your MEDLINE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO search results. Use that database to insert citations and create bibliographies in your papers in just minutes. Reformat your paper for submission to a new journal in seconds. Learn how to do this and more. The class is open to all UNMC faculty, staff, students, and alumni

APA-Citation style
January 23, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm
February 19, Wednesday, Noon-1:30pm

Are you interested in learning more about the basics of citing using the American Psychological Association (APA) style? Come to this class. This one-hour, hands-on class will cover rules about the APA style format, in-text citing, and the Reference List. You will also learn where to look in the Manual for your answers!

Setting up Research Alerts   
February 12, Wednesday, Noon-1pm

Conducting research and want to keep up on the latest? Alerts can help you track what is being published, who is citing you and what your colleagues are working on. During this 1 hour session we will discuss how to create search alerts in Google News and Google Scholar, EBSCOHost, and MyNCBI through PubMed.

Google Scholar   
January 21, Tuesday, Noon-1pm

Learn how to use this interdisciplinary tool to locate and manage your research information. Class covers tips on searching and customizing your personal Scholar interface.

Register now for a library class

The following classes have been announced for Spring 2013.

PubMed
Instructor-Teri Hartman

You use PubMed every day – come to this class and learn new tips and tools to improve your PubMed searches and methods to keep up with your research topics. This one-hour, hands-on class will cover constructing effective searches, getting to full-text, and setting up alerts to keep up with your research interests. The class is open to UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center faculty, staff, students, and affiliates.

  • Feb 5, Tuesday, Noon-1pm
  • Mar 11, Monday, 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Apr 25, Thursday, 10:00am-11:00am

Citations and Bibliographies Made Easier – RefWorks
Instructor – Cindy Schmidt

Create a searchable database from your MEDLINE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO search results. Use that database to insert citations and create bibliographies in your papers in just minutes. Reformat your paper for submission to a new journal in seconds. Learn how to do this and more. The class is open to all UNMC faculty, staff, students, and alumni

  • Feb 13, Wednesday, 10:00am-11:30am
  • Mar 12, Tuesday, 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Apr 19, Friday, 10:00am-11:30am

Scopus
Instructor – Alissa Fial

Come to McGoogan Library and learn about some of the advanced features found in Scopus. During this 90 minute session, participants will learn about journal analytics, author searching (including h-index), and citation tracking. Time will be set aside for individuals to conduct searches on areas of their own interest.

  • Feb 7, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm
  • Feb 18, Monday, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Mar 7, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm
  • Mar 18, Monday, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Apr 11, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm
  • Apr 22, Monday, 11:30am-1:00pm

Citation style-APA
Instructor – Alissa Fial

Are you interested in learning more about the basics of citing using the American Psychological Association (APA) style? Come to this class. This one-hour, hands-on class will cover rules about the APA style format, in-text citing, and the Reference List. You will also learn where to look in the Manual for your answers!

  • Feb 21, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm
  • Mar 4, Monday, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Mar 21, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm
  • Apr 8, Monday, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Apr 25, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm