Academic Research & Library Tools

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If you would like to request an Academic Research and Library Tools training session, please contact Ask A Librarian at askalibrarian@jefferson.edu.


APA Style, 7th ed. – What’s new?
The seventh edition of the APA Publication Manual contains a number of updates and additions designed to make APA style more useful for students, teachers, and researchers. Please join us to discover how these changes could be applied to writing assignments or your own publications.
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of APA Style guidelines and outline changes since the last edition
  • Apply APA 7th ed. guidelines to paper formats, in-text citations and references
  • Identify further resources for APA 7th ed. guidance


Bibliographic Management: Introduction to RefWorks
Stop typing your bibliographies. Sign-up for this workshop to acquaint yourself with how to use RefWorks for the first time. More than 6,400 Jeffersonians use RefWorks, a web-based database and bibliography creation program, available from Scott Library. Learn to create, organize, and access personal databases of bibliographic citations. Save time and let RefWorks format your bibliography for you. We'll show you how to use Refworks to import, export, search, and format citations, and use RefShare to collaborate and share databases with your colleagues.

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Conducting Research with Knowledge-Based Databases, Search Engines and Managing Your Citations with RefWorks 2.0
This 3-hour workshop will cover PubMed, Scopus, Google and Google Scholar and how to use RefWorks 2.0 to manage your citations for publication. This workshop is designed for all Jefferson researchers. We’ll move from introductory concepts to more advanced search techniques. If you need to organize citations and aim to expedite your research output this workshop will help.

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Creating Your Online Profile as a Researcher
Instructor: Larissa Gordon
By appointment: askalibrarian@jefferson.edu

Curating your online presence as a researcher will make it easier for others to find and benefit from your work. This workshop will discuss a wide variety of academic and social media venues (SciENcv, ORCID, Twitter, ResearchGate, etc.) that researchers can use to frame their research and share it with the world. It will give researchers the tools to help decide which venues are best for them. Advice about how to build effective profiles and increase engagement with one's work will also be given.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how the use of these tools can increase engagement with their work
  • Determine which online academic profile and social networking tools they might wish to participate in
  • Successfully use these online tools to build profiles for themselves

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EndNote
Instructor: Abby Adamczyk
By appointment: askalibrarian@jefferson.edu

EndNote is a citation manager that can be installed on your computer. It allows you to collect citation information for all the articles you are reading, organize them by project or topic, attach and annotate pdfs, and automatically format citations and bibliographies in your preferred citation style within Microsoft Word.

Are you new to EndNote? Have you been using EndNote and want to know what else it can do? Schedule an EndNote class for yourself and your colleagues! Available in-person or online via Zoom. This class will review the basics of using EndNote: importing citations, sorting into groups, and citing within Microsoft Word. Then, we will dive into some of the more useful features to streamline your workflow: pdf renaming and annotating, cleaning citation data, creating backups, deduplication, and other tips and tricks. Bring all your EndNote questions!

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Import citations into EndNote from PubMed, or their most frequently used literature database
  • Create in-text citations and a bibliography in their preferred citation style
  • Identify two methods for backing up their EndNote library

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EndNote to End Your Reference Frustrations
EndNote is a reference management software that gives you back time to do what matters most – research and publish your work. With EndNote, you can save references from databases and websites, organize sources with tags and folders, and create in-text citations and bibliographies within Microsoft Word. The tool provides the option to share references with colleagues.

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Evaluating your Impact as a Researcher
Instructor: Larissa Gordon
By appointment: askalibrarian@jefferson.edu

Being able to successfully demonstrate the impact of your work is becoming increasingly important as funding bodies look for this information when making decisions, and the academic promotion and tenure process continues to rely on impact metrics. This workshop will review a wide variety of methods, both quantitative and qualitative, that researchers can use to demonstrate impact.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe both quantitative metrics and qualitative models of demonstrating impact
  • Successfully gather a wide variety of statistics about the impact of their work

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F1000 to Discover, Write, and Publish
New to East Falls! F1000Workspace is a reference manager that offers scientists a comprehensive suite of services to write and collaborate on papers, annotate and share references and articles, as well as easily discover and save relevant new articles. Please bring your laptop to learn more about this new resource.

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Finding Grant Funding: Introduction to the Pivot database
Instructor: Larissa Gordon
By appointment: askalibrarian@jefferson.edu

Locating and securing research funding is becoming increasingly competitive, as funding opportunities are limited and the number of researchers vying for those dollars continues to grow. Pivot accelerates the research process by connecting researchers to financial support by leveraging the most comprehensive global source of sponsored funding opportunities and provides scholarly profiles to match researchers with financial partners and collaborators (pivot.proquest.com).

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Create a Pivot account and link the account to other online academic profiles
  • Effectively search for and manage funding opportunities using the advanced features of the database

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Getting Started with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Instructors: Julie Phillips, Greg Laynor
By appointment: askalibrarian@jefferson.edu

In the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), researchers turn their focus onto their own teaching and their students’ learning. Doing a SoTL research project is an opportunity to examine how students learn and to share the findings publicly.

This workshop provides an introduction to getting started with a SoTL research project. Facilitators will walk through the steps involved in conducting and publishing SoTL research.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Identify possible areas for SoTL research and publication
  • Utilize resources for getting started with a SoTL project

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Introduction to LabArchives Inventory
This 30-minute training webinar will introduce you to LabArchives Inventory.

LabArchives Inventory provides lab managers and researchers with an easy-to-use tool to help streamline the organization, usage, tracking, and ordering of inventory items. It is designed to simplify the process of finding and managing inventory. Lab managers can search by item type or location, while also managing order workflow. Highly customizable and convenient tools allow for linking to LabArchives Notebooks, creation of QR codes, and quick lookup of the details of items using a mobile device.

Inventory is designed to be set up for each lab to mirror the physical storage locations you use along with the items stored and used in your lab. To begin using Inventory in your lab, the person with lab management responsibilities should create the lab account and begin customizing information on Inventory Types and Storage before adding inventory. This person will have the user role of “Lab Manager” and can add other Lab Managers to help with the setup process.

Offered every Tuesday 9/15/20–12/22/20 at 1pm Eastern Time

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LabArchives for Beginners: Classroom Edition
A brief overview of the major features and benefits of the LabArchives Classroom Edition. Directed to new users wishing to get the most out of the service in a short period of time.

Please register for upcoming sessions using the links below. Questions? Contact us at LASupport@jefferson.edu.


Wednesday, 12/16, 11:00 am ET
Classroom Edition Intro Webinar

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Monday, 11/16 through Wednesday, 11/18
Classroom Edition Boot Camp


LabArchives for Beginners: Professional Edition
A brief overview of the major features and benefits of the LabArchives Professional Edition. Directed to new users wishing to get the most out of the service in a short period of time.

Please register for upcoming sessions using the links below. Questions? Contact us at LASupport@jefferson.edu.

Wednesday, 12/16, 10:00 am ET
Professional Edition Intro Webinar


LabArchives: Introduction to the Electronic Research Notebook
Instructors: Gary Kaplan, Jessica Gutierrez, Mike Suda
By appointment: askalibrarian@jefferson.edu

LabArchives is Jefferson’s electronic research notebook. It is mandated for research labs, but available for any Jeffersonians to document their research. This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the platform.

Participants will be able to:

  • Create notebooks and add content
  • Explain the difference between Research and Classroom editions
  • Discuss how notebooks could support their existing workflow

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Open Access Overview and the Business of Scholarship
When you were home and looking for articles were you asked for payment before you were able to read them? Did you wonder why they existed and the business models of journals? Celebrate Open Access Week by registering to attend our lunch viewing of a documentary that discusses the multi-billion-dollar business that goes into for-profit academic publishers and an overview of how to protect your scholarship rights. Please register in advance to reserve your spot (limit 20 people).

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the business of Scholarship
  • Reflect on Current publishing models
  • Understand how Academic Commons can support you in scholarship
  • Be aware of funding options for Open Access Scholarship
  • How to learn more to protect your scholarship rights


Open Access Scholarship: Documentary Screening and Discussion
Jefferson University Libraries and the Philadelphia University Honors Institute invite you to a lunch and learn viewing of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. The film questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into a for-profit academic publisher and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies. A panel discussion of Jeffersonians involved with open access will follow.

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OrciD and Pivot: As You Walk the Road of Research, These Can Help Fund and Track Your Journey
This class won't be talking about Orcas or Orchids, rather you will learn about a great way to keep track of your publications and presentations.

OrcID is a unique worldwide identifier for you and your research. Are you trying to find collaborators for a project? This workshop will go over the basics to help you set up accounts and link your IDs to your published research. We will then explain how to set alerts for future funding. For best results, please bring your laptop and digital C.V.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the value of claiming and knowing your unique identifiers
  • Know and be able to use their OrcID
  • Compile a digital account of existing scholarship
  • Develop a plan for future updates

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OrciD and Pivot: Two ways to promote your professional profile, and find new opportunities
Have you been looking for a great way to showcase all your professional activities? Are you looking for funding for a project? Does an application ask for OrcID, and you are not researching botany?
OrcID is a unique worldwide identifier for you and your research. Are you trying to find collaborators across the enterprise and world? This workshop will go over the basics and help you set up accounts and link your IDs to your published research. We will then explain how to set alerts for future funding. Please be sure to have your C.V. to participate fully.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the value of claiming and knowing your unique identifiers
  • Know and be able to use their OrcID
  • Compile a digital account of existing scholarship
  • Develop keywords to describe your research interests


OrciD, ResearcherID, and Google Scholar, Oh My! – As You Walk the Road of Research, These Can Help Track Your Journey
There are a variety of identifiers that are out there, some that you create for yourself and others that companies create for you. This workshop will go over the basics and help you set up accounts and link your IDs to your published research. For best results please bring your laptop and digital C.V.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
1) Understand the value of claiming and knowing your unique identifiers
2) Locate various online unique identifiers
3) Compile a digital account of existing scholarship
4) Develop a plan for future updates

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Predatory Publishing: The difficulties of choosing the right journal for your research
Instructor: Larissa Gordon
By appointment: askalibrarian@jefferson.edu

Have you received an overly flattering e-mail encouraging you to publish with a new exciting-sounding journal? When searching for a place to publish your work, did you come across a new journal that you have never heard of? Before you send your manuscript, take a few minutes to check up on that journal. Predatory journals charge authors Article Processing Charges like legitimate Open Access Journals, but, they then fail to meet scholarly publishing standards, such as maintaining a rigorous peer-review process, and ensuring the long term digital preservation of works published in their journals.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the difference between legitimate open access journals and predatory journals
  • Describe characteristics of predatory journals.
  • Evaluate journals to determine if they are predatory

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Preprints: Accelerating Scholarly Communication
Instructor: Larissa Gordon

Preprint servers allow authors to share articles that they have written with the academic community before the journal peer review process has been completed. Preprints developed as a response to the often lengthy journal publication process, which can slow down the dissemination of new information. Posting a preprint allows researchers to share their work more quickly with the scholarly community, receive early feedback from their peers, and it can also help increases the visibility of a researcher's work.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of this type of publishing
  • Successfully search the preprint literature in their field
  • Discuss considerations for publishing their own work as a preprint

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Sciwheel
Instructors: Paul Hunter, Daniel Verbit
By appointment: askalibrarian@jefferson.edu

Sciwheel is a reference manager that offers scientists a comprehensive suite of services to write and collaborate on papers, annotate and share references and articles, as well as easily discover and save relevant new articles.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Import citations into Sciwheel from PubMed, or their most frequently used literature database
  • Create in-text citations and a bibliography in their preferred citation style

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Scopus Training (East Falls Campus)
Looking for a new way to search the literature? East Falls now has access to Scopus. It is the largest abstract and citation database, containing peer-reviewed literature from over 5,000 publishers. Learn how to leverage the database's advanced analytical tools to discover research, visualize trends and find white space in your field, and learn the value of Scopus as a teaching and learning tool.

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Take Advantage of the Jefferson Digital Commons for Shameless Self-Promotion
It's a win-win academic opportunity--promote your Jefferson research and publishing efforts to the world by participating in the Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC). The JDC increases your visibility. With over 7,700 different archived full-text resources including academic articles, posters, preprints, videos, images, teaching materials and newsletters you get permanent public space for all types of files AND your work is indexed by search engines like Google. Receive monthly alerts notifying you how many times your works have been downloaded. Create a faculty researcher page. Use the JDC as a university press and publish your department newsletters or create a new journal. Learn how the JDC complements Xythos and the Faculty Interests Database. The JDC is free to all Jeffersonians.

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