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Information Literacy Starter Pack: Clinical: Evidence Based Practice (ClinicalKey for Nursing)
Instructor: Travis Nace, MLIS
Access Information Literacy Starter Pack: Clinical: Evidence-Based Practice (ClinicalKey For Nursing)

The tools of evidence-based medicine are continually evolving. It is vital for those working with patients and in the healthcare field to keep up to date on how to interact with the current evidence-based tools. One of the newest resources to Jefferson Health is ClinicalKey for Nursing, which provides an array of literature, tools, and resources. ClinicalKey is implemented within the EHR system EPIC at Jefferson Health and has a mobile app available. This resource offers more than just the latest literature. Patient education, CMEs, guidelines, and calculators are available to improve the care of patients and to support the education of medical staff.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Search and access information in ClinicalKey for Nursing
  • Understand of what resources are available
  • Successfully create a personal account in the platform

Jefferson Educator domains of practice:
  • Evidence-based Teaching
  • Professional Vitality

Access Information Literacy Starter Pack: Clinical: Evidence-Based Practice (ClinicalKey For Nursing)


Information Literacy Starter Pack: Clinical: Evidence Based Practice (DynaMed)
Instructor: Travis Nace, MLIS
Access Information Literacy Starter Pack: Clinical: Evidence-Based Practice (DynaMed)

The tools of evidence-based medicine are continually evolving. It is vital for those working with patients and in the healthcare field to keep up to date on how to interact with the current evidence-based tools. One of the newest resources to Jefferson Health is DynaMed, a point of care resource. DynaMed is implemented within the EHR system EPIC at Jefferson Health and has a mobile app available. This resource offers more than just the latest literature. Patient education, CMEs, guidelines, and calculators are available to improve the care of patients and to support the education of medical staff.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Search and access information in DynaMed
  • Understand of what resources are available
  • Successfully create a personal account in the platform

Jefferson Educator domains of practice:

  • Evidence-based Teaching
  • Professional Vitality
Access Information Literacy Starter Pack: Clinical: Evidence-Based Practice (DynaMed)


Information Literacy Starter Pack: New Databases to Enhance Your Curriculum: Sciences
Instructor: Rebecca Miller, MLS
Access Information Literacy Starter Pack: New Databases to Enhance Your Curriculum: Sciences

Are you frustrated with curriculum planning? Looking for new ways to get students engaged in learning? Want to know more about what resources you have available to you at Jefferson? This portion of our highlighted database resources series will take you on a detailed tour of the Draw It to Know It and Statista new resources.

Draw It to Know It: Medical & Biological Sciences is a multimodal database for interacting with biological science materials with illustrated and narrated tutorials.

Statista is a resource with data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform that you can use for a variety of subjects.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Access and utilize Draw It to Know It and Statista resources
  • Effectively implement these resources into their course instruction
  • Be knowledgeable and able to inform others about these resources

Jefferson Educator domains of practice:
  • Innovation
  • Learning Design
  • Professional Vitality

Access Information Literacy Starter Pack: New Databases to Enhance Your Curriculum: Sciences


Information Literacy Starter Pack: We Have a Video for That
Instructor: Rebecca Miller, MLS
Access We Have a Video for That

Did you know that there are a variety of resources that can help enhance your curriculum? Found easily on our library database menu, are all the resources needed to help your students learn in a variety of ways. In this section of our highlighted video and multimedia resources series, let’s take a deeper dive into how FA Davis and JoVE can make a difference in your courses.

FA Davis AT and PT Collections are comprehensive resources with searchable texts and in-depth multimedia materials. They cover a variety of topics from athletic injuries to rehabilitation techniques.

JoVE is a scientific and peer-reviewed journal with publications in video format.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:


  • Access and utilize FA Davis and JoVE resources
  • Effectively implement these resources into their course instruction
  • Be knowledgeable and able to inform others about these resources


Jefferson Educator domains of practice:
  • Innovation
  • Learning Design
  • Professional Vitality


  • Access We Have a Video for That


    APA Style, 7th ed. – A Snapshot of Changes
    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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    Claiming Your Identity as a Researcher and Measuring your Research Impact
    Have you been looking for a great way to showcase your professional activities, presentations, gallery shows, posters, and peer reviews? Are you looking for ways to critically reflect on the impact of your research? This presentation will review several services that can help you, record, reflect, and quantify your contributions to your field.

    This workshop will begin demonstrating the use of several scholarly profile services (ORCID, SciENcv, Google Scholar, and Scopus Author ID). Then, it will discuss different ways to frame your research impact, and present a suite of different resources designed to help you measure your impact.

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

    • Describe the value of claiming and knowing their unique scholarly identifiers and profiles.
    • Implement the use of several different online tools to claim and edit their online scholarly profiles.
    • Analyze different methods of measuring researcher impact.
    • Use a suite of online tools to gather and record research impact data.

    By Request Only


    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

    By Request Only


    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

    By Request Only


    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

    By Request Only


    Evidence Synthesis for Evidence-Based Teaching
    Evidence synthesis publications, such as systematic reviews and scoping reviews, can help base teaching practices on best available evidence. The workshop will show how to find evidence synthesis publications about teaching practices. The workshop will also cover options for publishing evidence synthesis projects on education topics, such as the Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Collaboration.

    By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Understand types of evidence synthesis published on teaching practices (such as scoping reviews and systematic reviews).
    • Search library databases to find evidence synthesis publications on teaching practices.
    • Utilize evidence synthesis publications to implement best available evidence in their own teaching practices.
    • Identify possibilities for publishing an evidence synthesis project on their own area of teaching.

    By Request Only


    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

    By Request Only


    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

    By Request Only


    Information Literacy Starter Pack: Evidence Based Practice (Clinical)
    The tools of evidence-based medicine are continually evolving. It is vital for those working with patients and in the healthcare field to keep up to date on interacting with the current evidence-based tools. Two of the newest resources to Jefferson Health are DynaMed, a point of care resource, and ClinicalKey for Nursing, which provides an array of literature, tools, and resources. Both are implemented within the EHR system EPIC at Jefferson Health and have a mobile app available. These resources offer more than just the latest literature. Patient education, CMEs, guidelines, and calculators are available to improve patients' care and support the education of medical staff.

    After completing the asynchronous session, participants will be able to:

    • Search and access information in both DynaMed and ClinicalKey for Nursing
    • Have an understanding of what resources are available in each
    • Successfully create a personal account on both platforms


    By Request Only


    Information Literacy Starter Pack: New Databases to Enhance Your Curriculum (Humanities)
    Attendees will be shown new library databases relevant to textiles; Tapestry, our newly revamped archive of textile swatches from the dawn of the 20th century, as well two new journals; Medical Textiles, and Smart Textiles & Wearables, that cover developments in advanced and innovative fabrics.

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Identify and use new textiles databases

      • By Request Only


        Information Literacy Starter Pack: New Databases to Enhance Your Curriculum (Sciences)
        Are you frustrated with curriculum planning? Looking for new ways to get students engaged in learning? Want to know more about what resources you have available to you at Jefferson? This portion of our highlighted database resources series will take you on a detailed tour of the Draw It to Know It and Statista new resources.

        Draw it to know it: Medical & Biological Sciences is a multimodal database for interacting with biological science materials with illustrated and narrated tutorials.

        Statista is a resource with data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform that you can use for a variety of subjects.

        At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

        • Access and utilize Draw it to know it and Statista resources
        • Effectively implement these resources into their course instruction
        • Be knowledgeable and able to inform others about these resources

        By Request Only


        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.


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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 faculty and teaching assistants. Deploy and grade LabArchives notebooks in your courses.

        While watching public webinars, keep in mind these Jefferson-specific policies:

        • When logging into LabArchives, always choose the option to “sign in through your institution” > Jefferson University. You’ll then login with your Jefferson Campus Key.
        • Jefferson does not support upload of Protected Health Information (PHI) to LabArchives.
        • Jefferson has contracted for additional storage: unlimited total storage, with an individual file maximum of 15 GB.

        Contact us at LASupport@jefferson.edu.

        Choose your date and REGISTER


        LabArchives for Beginners: Professional Edition
        A brief overview of the major features and benefits of the LabArchives Professional Edition, Jefferson's Electronic Research Notebook. Directed to researchers: PIs, postdocs, graduate students, and lab staff.

        While watching public webinars, keep in mind these Jefferson-specific policies:

        • When logging into LabArchives, always choose the option to “sign in through your institution” > Jefferson University. You’ll then login with your Jefferson Campus Key.
        • Jefferson does not support upload of Protected Health Information (PHI) to LabArchives.
        • Jefferson has contracted for additional storage: unlimited total storage, with an individual file maximum of 15 GB.

        Contact us at LASupport@jefferson.edu.

        Choose your date and REGISTER


        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

        By Request Only


        Learn about Visible Body Courseware—A new virtual anatomy software
        Whether we'll teach on campus or remotely in the fall is unknown. Visible Body has created educational 3D medical apps that can help your students to understand human anatomy and physiology better. Our subscription also includes Visible Body Courseware that helps make lessons, homework, and labs interactive and engaging with quizzes that are customizable for your syllabus.

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

        • Understand what features Visible Body offers
        • Appraise its benefits for your curriculum
        • Locate support for integration with Canvas

        By Request Only


        Leveraging Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Pedagogy to Support Students & Promote Educational Equity
        Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their use at no additional cost to the user. Some professors also choose to create or adapt existing content and add their own content. While Open Textbooks may be the most often discussed form of OER, any document, from a syllabus to a lesson plan, video, activity worksheet, or test bank can be made openly accessible to be usable by other instructors.

        Including OER in a course can reduce the cost of course materials for students and help faculty find new ways to increase student learning using new tools and new open pedagogical models of education. Faculty have the opportunity to use OER materials in a variety of ways. They can adopt a complete OER resource into their course, adapt a resource to fit existing course content better or remix a collection of OER materials into a new resource. Interested faculty can even create their OER materials and share them with the world.

        After attending this workshop, learners will be able to:

        • Understand the reasons behind the growing use of OER materials in education and the changes in pedagogy concurrently changing with that growth
        • Search for OER resources effectively across a broad spectrum of resources
        • Understand how Jefferson Libraries can support them in their use of OER

        By Request Only


        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.

        By Request Only


        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

        By Request Only


        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

        By Request Only


        Patents: Where to find them and what it takes to get one
        Patents are one of the four primary types of intellectual property. We will explain the patent process from research to application and beyond as well as how to find help along the way. Former US Patent and Trademark office fellow, now our regional Patent & Trademark Resource Center Representative, will lead the session and answer your patent searching and application questions.

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

        • Understand the four types of IP protection: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
        • Understand what a patent is
        • Investigate how to search for patents
        • Understand/learn resources available for IP Information/assistance

        By Request Only


        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

        By Request Only


        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

        By Request Only


        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

        By Request Only


        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.

        By Request Only


        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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        We've Got a Video for That – Part 1
        Attendees will be shown how to select and/or request access to videos from online streaming services Swank, Kanopy, Films on Demand, and Academic Video Online, integrate them into Canvas, and take advantage of features, including parsing videos into smaller segments.

        At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

        • Integrate streaming videos into their course sites on Canvas

        By Request Only


        We’ve Got a Video for That – Part 2
        Did you know that there are a variety of resources that can help enhance your curriculum? Found easily on our library database menu, are all the resources needed to help your students learn in a variety of ways. In this section of our highlighted video and multimedia resources series, let’s take a deeper dive into how FA Davis and JoVE can make a difference in your courses.

        FA Davis AT and PT Collections are comprehensive resources with searchable texts and in-depth multimedia materials. They cover a variety of topics from athletic injuries to rehabilitation techniques.

        JoVE is a scientific and peer-reviewed journal with publications in video format.

        At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

        • Access and utilize FA Davis and JoVE resources
        • Effectively implement these resources into their course instruction
        • Be knowledgeable and able to inform others about these resources

        By Request Only