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Introduction to RefWorks
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager which allows you to import and organize references, and generate reference lists. Learn to use RefWorks, a web-based citation manager:
- to import and organize references;
- to cite references in Word documents; and,
- to automatically format bibliographies in a number of reference styles.

The emphasis in this session will be on the use of RefWorks for health sciences databases and resources.

More information about RefWorks is located at http://guides.library.ualberta.ca/refworks

This course is open to all University of Alberta faculty, staff and students who have a valid Campus Computing ID (CCID).
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Introduction to Research Data Management - Health Sciences - RCPSC CME Credit Available
Do you want to know how to manage your research data effectively? Are you frustrated with trying to organize your data? Have you ever had to recreate data because you lost it? Do you know what will happen to your data at the end of your project?

By the end of this session, you will:
1. Be aware of the library's services that help you organize your data.
2. Have begun your own data management plan.
3. have been introduced to use Dataverse, a tool to store and share your data.
4. Know where to get help at any stage in your research project.

This session is part of the "Information Skills for Health Professionals" program, a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Restricted to University of Alberta Faculty, Staff and Students. CCID and password are required for participation.

To be placed on a waiting list for a full session, please contact Erin Sanderman at sanderma@ualberta.ca
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Introduction to Systematic Review Searching - RCPSC CME Credit Available
This session will provide an overview of the requirements for systematic review searches. This session will consist of lectures, practical exercises, and hands-on database searching. By the end of the session participants will be able to:

1. Identify systematic reviews and distinguish them from other reviews,
2. Recognize the breadth of resources required to execute a systematic review search,
3. Develop a well formulated search question and structure a search using the PICO format,
4. Know how to apply appropriate date, language and publication type limits,
5. Document a search in a standardized form,
6. Understand the importance of peer-review of systematic review searches
7. Recognize the level of expert searching needed for a systematic review

Participants are encouraged to bring search topics, but this is not required.

This session is part of the "Information Skills for Health Professionals" program, a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Restricted to University of Alberta Faculty, Staff and Students. CCID and password are required for participation.

If you have signed up for the class but cannot attend, please cancel your registration so that someone on the waiting list can register. To cancel your registration or to be placed on a waiting list for a full session, please contact Erin Sanderman at sanderma@ualberta.ca
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Advanced MEDLINE Searching - RCPSC CME Credit Available
You search MEDLINE regularly, but you would like to learn more about searching more efficiently and effectively in this database.

By the end of this session you will have experience with:

1.Advanced search logic
2.Searching within specific fields
3.Using Subject Headings and Subheadings more effectively
4.Limiting your searches
5.Short cuts
6.Truncation
This session is part of the "Information Skills for Health Professionals" program, a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

If you sign up for the class but cannot attend, please cancel your registration so that someone on the waiting list can register. To cancel your registration or to be placed on a waiting list for a full session, please contact Erin Sanderman at sanderma@ualberta.ca
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Introduction to CINAHL and the EBSCO Discovery Service - RCPSC CME Credit Available
CINAHL is the primary database for Nursing and Allied Health resources. By the end of this session, participants will:

1. Be familiar with the subject and format coverage of CINAHL
2. Be familiar with the CINAHL (EBSCO) search interface
3. Be able to construct a search that includes both key words and Subject Headings
4. Be able to limit a search by date, language, publication type and other limiters
4. Be able to save and re-execute searches
5. Understand the relationship and differences between CINAHL and the EBSCO Discovery Service
6. Be able to export citations to the RefWorks citation manager.
This session is part of the "Information Skills for Health Professionals" program, a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

If you sign up for the class but cannot attend, please cancel your registration so that someone on the waiting list can register. To cancel your registration or to be placed on a waiting list for a full session, please contact Erin Sanderman at sanderma@ualberta.ca
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Introduction to Database Searching for Emergency Medicine - RCPSC CME Credit Available
By the end of this session, participants will:

1.Be aware of the Library resources available for Emergency Medicine
2.Be aware of the databases most commonly used in Emergency Medicine research
3.Be able to structure a search that will be thorough and replicable
4.Execute a search in one or more databases
5.Know how to apply appropriate date, language and publication type limits,
6.Know how to apply search filters
7.Know how to save searches and export results.

This session is part of the "Information Skills for Health Professionals" program, a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

If you sign up for the class but cannot attend, please cancel your registration so that someone on the waiting list can register. To cancel your registration or to be placed on a waiting list for a full session, please contact Erin Sanderman at sanderma@ualberta.ca
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