Classes

Library Classes Offered in May

The Libraries will have two classes in May, first class being Introduction to RefWorks on Wednesday, May 22 at 2PM. Join us in person at room 405 in the Isché Library, or register for the Zoom!

The second class is How to Peer Review a Journal Article. This class will only be offered via Zoom, which you can sign-up for here.

Database Searching Skills Class on Thursday, April 18th!

Join us in the Isché Library in room 405 (or via Zoom) at 2PM on Thursday, April 18th, to learn about search skills in databases such as PubMed, CINAHL, and Web of Science!

IT Office Hours Presentation by Data Services Librarians

Sharon Duffy & David Trillo (LSUHSC Data Services Librarians) will be presenting the Information Technology Office Hours (IT Office Hours) on Thursday February 16, 2023, from 12:00-1:00 PM. The topic of discussion will be The New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy that went into effect on January 25, 2023. Sharon & David will touch on how this policy will impact researchers, Data Management Policies, NIH repositories, timelines and more. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend and share their ideas with LSUHSC – NO community. Join via Zoom https://lsuh.sc/ITOfficeHours . Bring your questions!

Join us for IT Office Hours March 18th

Poster for online presentation

If you need some guidance on how to use resources in Moodle or any course work, please join us on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at noon for IT Office Hours. Our presentation “Using Library Materials In Online Courses” will have information on what should and should not be used, how to locate Library materials for courses, and tips on creating links to resources.

Join Marlene Bishop, John Bourgeois, and Rebecca Bealer at the session where they will also be available to answer any questions you may have regarding using Library resources. Additionally, IT staff will be on hand to address any other issues you may be having.

You can find a link to add the session to your calendar on the IT Office Hours page, as well as recordings of the previous presentations.

We hope to see you there!

“Using Library Materials in Online Courses” – New Subject Guide

The Library has made a new subject guide meant to help online instructors use library materials in their classes.
More information and the subject guide can be found HERE.

Databases Beyond PubMed: March’s Library Lunchtime Learning

Choosing the right tool for the job is just as important in the library as it is in the clinic. PubMed/MEDLINE is a reliable and extensive resource, but it may not always be the appropriate one for your information need. During March’s Library Lunchtime Learning session, we’ll examine several other databases that could be appropriate to use in different circumstances.

Databases Beyond PubMed

March 17, 12-1 p.m., Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building

March 23, 12-1 p.m., Copping Room (2309), LSU School of Dentistry

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to rpremo@lsuhsc.edu with your name and department; however, drop-ins are welcome!

Abstract Writing workshop

In scholarly writing, abstracts and citations have a great deal of impact in terms of touching the outside research community (after all, when was the last time you did not use abstracts to select which search results or conference posters you wanted to read in entirety). Yet, authors often spare them little attention, throwing together a few sentences before submitting a manuscript.

As part of the monthly Library Lunchtime Learning series, next week we will focusing on how to write strong abstracts that accurately represent your research while attracting potential readers. Additionally, we will cover a few guiding principles for citing sources.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to rpremo@lsuhsc.edu; however, drop-ins are welcome!

 

 

Writing Abstracts and Citations

February 24, 12-1 p.m., Wirth Room (2203), LSU School of Dentistry

and

February 26, 12-1 p.m., Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building

General Library Orientation Class

Come on in if you need assistance navigating through the library’s webpage. You will learn how to:

  • Set up a PIN for off-campus access
  • Refworks – web-based bibliography and database manager
  • Explain Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services
  • Catalog searches
  • Databases: PubMed and Ebscohost

 

Date: January 30th 2015

Time: 10-11:30 am

 

To register call 504-568-6100 or e-mail reference@lsuhsc.edu.

General Library Orientation Class

 

Come on in if you need assistance navigating through the library’s webpage. You will learn how to:

 

  • Set up a PIN for off-campus access
  • Refworks – web-based bibliography and database manager
  • Explain Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services
  • Catalog searches
  • Databases: PubMed and Ebscohost

 

Date: January 14th 2015

Time: 9-10:30 am

 

To register call 504-568-6100 or e-mail reference@lsuhsc.edu.

Patient Education and Consumer Health workshops in January

Start 2015 by refreshing your knowledge about patient education and consumer health by attending the first Library Lunchtime Learning workshop of the new year, when we will be talking about health literacy and why it’s important, sources for science-based patient education, how to evaluate websites for trustworthiness, and guidelines for those creating their own patient education materials.

We hope to see you at Noon on either Wednesday, January 14, in the Wirth Room (2203) on the Dental Campus or Tuesday, January 27, in the Ische Library’s Computer Lab for this important and timely topic. Please RSVP at rpremo@lsuhsc.edu if you can, but remember that drop-ins are always welcome.

January 14, 12-1 p.m., Wirth Room (2203), LSU School of Dentistry

and

January 27, 12-1 p.m., Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building

 

 

Become a Better PubMed User

Teaching, clinic, committees, research, mentoring, continuing education, administrative duties: With all that on your plate, do you really have time for inefficient literature searches?

The November Library Lunchtime Learning presentation—PubMed Beyond the Basics—is designed to help you get the most out of the premier biomedical citation database. Join us and learn how to more effectively and efficiently search PubMed using advanced features such as Medical Subject Headings, filters, index terms, and the Related Citations and Clinical Queries functions to more easily find the research you need. In addition, we’ll show you how to personalize your PubMed experience via MyNCBI, which will allow you to create bibliographies, automated searches, and separate collections.

The session will be held once at the Dental Campus and once Downtown. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to dentlib@lsuhsc.edu.  But remember, we always welcome drop-in attendees. We hope to see you there!

PubMed Beyond the Basics

November 5, 12-1 p.m.
Copping Room (2309), LSU School of Dentistry

and

November 18, 12-1 p.m.
Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building

 

 

Separate open access fact from fiction at October’s lunchtime workshops

In honor of International Open Access Week, October’s Library Lunchtime Learning will focus on this hot topic in scholarly communication by introducing attendees to the concept and looking at the latest news in OA mandates. The workshop will also discuss predatory publishers (some of who disguise themselves in the cloak of open access) and how to identify article and conference solicitations that may not be on the up and up.

We hope to see you at 12 p.m. on either Thursday, October 9, in the Wirth Room (2203) on the Dental Campus or Tuesday, October 21, in the Ische Library’s Computer Lab for this important and timely topic. Please RSVP at dentlib@lsuhsc.edu if you can, but remember that drop-ins are always welcome.

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Library Lunchtime Learning, 2014-15

The LSUHSC Libraries are excited to introduce an informational lunch series for faculty, residents, and staff that will be added this year to the existing library training schedule. These Library Lunchtime Learning sessions are designed to help our users become more effective researchers, teachers, and clinicians. The LSUHSC Libraries hope you’re able to take advantage of your mid-day break to learn something new. Dates and times for workshops will be announced via the Libraries web site and calendar and on LSUHSC­ digital signage.

  • August: Scientific Writing Basics
    • August 5: Dental
    • August 19: Downtown
  • September: Evidence-Based Practice
    • September 10: Dental
    • September 16: Downtown
  • October: Open Access and Predatory Publishers
  • November: PubMed Beyond the Basics
  • December: No class scheduled
  • January: Patient Education and Consumer Health
  • February: Abstracts and Citations
  • March: Databases Beyond PubMed
  • April: Keeping Up With the Literature
  • May: No class scheduled
  • June: Systematic Reviews: Conducting Comprehensive Searches

Upcoming Dental sessions will be held in the Wirth Room (2203) in the Administration Building; the Downtown workshops will take place in the Computer Laboratory on the 4th floor of the Isché Library. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to dentlib@lsuhsc.edu. However, we welcome drop-ins!

Library Lunchtime Learning: Writing a Quality Abstract

Whether you’re wrapping up a manuscript developed over the school year or preparing for a summer of research, you may be interested in June 12’s Library Lunchtime Learning session: Writing a Quality Abstract. Join us and learn why the abstract might be the most important part of an article and how to create an effective one that will catch the attention of potential readers.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to dentlib@lsuhsc.edu; however, drop-ins are welcome!

Details:

  • Writing a Quality Abstract
  • June 12, 12-1 p.m.
  • Room 6409, LSUSD

Introduction to RefWorks Classes

There are two upcoming Introduction to RefWorks classes. One will be held at the Isch?® Library on Wednesday, February 19 11am – Noon in the Computer Classroom (Room 405). The second class will be held at the Dental Library on Thursday, February 20 Noon – 1pm.

RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager. It allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from online databases and automatically format a paper and bibliography in seconds.

In this hands-on course participants will learn how to:

-Create a personalized RefWorks log-in that is accessible from anywhere
-Import references from PubMed & other databases
-Organize references into folders and share folders
-Format references into a Works Cited page
-Explore RefWorks tools to simplify the paper writing process (Write-N-Cite, RefGrabit)
-Each LSUHSC user will create and use a personal log-in

To register, send an e-mail to reference@lsuhsc.edu or call 504-568-6100.