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Workshops - Fall 2016 and Winter Session 2017

Click on the link for the day and date, and follow the instructions. You will need your UBIT username and password. If you are not affiliated with UB, e-mail Deborah McConnell Chiarella with your request. All instruction workshops will take place in the Media Instruction Room (lower level of the Health Sciences Library) unless otherwise indicated.

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No Experience EndNote for Health Sciences (South Campus)

EndNote is a computer program that allows the user to organize their references, images and PDFs; search online bibliographic databases; and seamlessly create bibliographies in Microsoft Word. Tailored for those who have never used EndNote before and would like an introduction to this very powerful piece of software, the primary focus is on how to download the EndNote software, use databases, such as PubMed, to populate your EndNote library; and how to instantly move references from EndNote into your Microsoft Word documents in virtually any citation style!

Friday, December 9 • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm • B2C MIR (HSL South Campus)
Thursday, January 12 • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm • B2C MIR (HSL South Campus)
Wednesday, January 18 • 10:00 am-11:30 am • B2C MIR (HSL South Campus)

Getting Organized for Research

This workshop will focus on a variety of things that can help you get organized when doing research topics such as setting up a MY NCBI account, saving, customizing, organizing, and sharing PubMed searches will be covered along with how to keep current on topics of interest through email alerts. There will also be a brief introduction to citation managers and what they can do for you.

  • Watch for future classes to be scheduled in Spring 2017

Getting Started with Prezi

Learn how to get started building presentations with Prezi. Prezi is a free interactive presentation tool that allows users to create and collaborate on visual presentations from any location. This 90 minute hands-on workshop will teach the basics of using Prezi, including how to set up an account, choose the right template for your presentation, and add the right effects to make your presentation stand out.

  • Watch for future classes to be scheduled in Spring 2017


Important Notice:

It is the policy of the Health Sciences Library instructors that workshops with fewer than three total registrants will be cancelled. Registrants will be notified as quickly as possible of any cancellations and will be given the opportunity to either register for another section or schedule an appointment with the instructor for a consultation. Signs will be posted in the library to inform possible "walk-ins" of any cancellations.

We strongly encourage anyone interested in participating in a library workshop to register as early as possible.


Workshops on Demand

Throughout the year, the librarians at the HSL are called upon to provide classes and workshops in matters related to library research. This year, the HSL is dramatically expanding the content and availability of these offerings with a new program: Workshops on Demand .

Workshops on Demand collects together many of our more popular workshops, as well as several new workshops, and makes them available for any group of five or more participants. Simply contact us, request a time and date for instruction, and we will work out the details. There are no fees or charges of any kind, and any UB student, staff or faculty member can request a workshop. We are happy to come to your venue and provide these useful and dynamic workshops, for student associations, journal clubs and other faculty groups, researchers, UB alumni - any group of five or more attendees.

Workshops currently offered include:

  • Bioinformatics Training (DNA & Protein Sequence Searching with NCBI BLAST; Visualizing & Exploring 3-D Protein Structures; NCBI Entrez: The Life Sciences Bioinformatics Search Engine; NCBI GENE: NCBI's Gene-Specific Resource)
  • CINAHL Plus Full-Text (EBSCO)
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
  • EndNote (Both introductory and advanced training)
  • iPad Productivity for the Health Sciences
    Explore a variety of medical apps as well as a selection of apps for productivity. Bring your iPad or simply follow along as we investigate useful tools for health care, organization and efficiency.
  • Ovid MEDLINE (Both introductory and advanced training)
  • Predatory Journals & Publishers
    Learn about questionable, scholarly open-access journals and publishers and their predatory solicitation practices by looking at resources that help identify questionable titles, review criteria to assist in evaluating publishers, and use real life examples from the Health Sciences of spamming and suspect invitations. 
  • PUBMED/MyNCBI (Both introductory and advanced training)
  • Tenure Metrics - using WOS & JCR to assess your bibliography
  • Web of Science/Scopus

Call Deborah McConnell Chiarella, Coordinator of Education Services at (716) 829-5753, or e-mail, to request workshops to be held in your facility.

Last update:26 August 2016