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.


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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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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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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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.

Monday 4/06 3:00 pm ET
Classroom Edition Intro Webinar

Tuesday, 6/23 4:00 p.m. ET
Classroom Edition Intro Webinar


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.

Monday 4/06 2:00 pm ET
Professional Edition Intro Webinar

Tuesday 6/23 3:00 pm ET
Professional Edition Intro Webinar


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, 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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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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