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Achieving Institute of Medicine Standards for Systematic Reviews

ENDNOTE Web

Introduction to EBSCO Databases

MeSH: Advanced PubMed Searching

My NCBI: Tools for Saving Searches, Sharing Information and Receiving Alerts

Perils of “Publish or Perish”

PubMed: The Basics

Resources for Employees Pursuing Education



Ask a Librarian

To learn on your own, click here to access Tutorials and Searching Guides.

Classes can be scheduled through the library's Head of User Education,
Donna Timm (e-mail dtimm@lsuhsc.edu).

Current Classes offered by the Health Sciences Library

Class times and dates will be advertised via @LSU Health Shreveport which comes out every Friday in the LSUHSC-S e-mail system, via the Library Newsletter, and will be listed on the appropriate Computer Lab Schedule page.

The Perils of “Publish or Perish”

Class taught on demand.  Excellent option for a Grand Rounds talk in department educational offerings. 

Some Publishers and Conferences can threaten your career through their predatory practices by stealing your research or reputation.  Come find out what practices they use and how to validate a journal or conference as legitimate.  Avoid being prey – sign up today!
Participants will be able to:

  • Identify predatory publishing and conference practices.
  • Identify resources to validate journals and conferences as legitimate.

Instructors: Julia M. Esparza, MLS, AHIP (5-4179).
To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/lsuhsc-predatorypublishing. If you have questions, feel free to call Julia Esparza at 675-4179 or email her at jespar@lsuhsc.edu.

Achieving Institute of Medicine Standards for Systematic Reviews: a Mini-Workshop

Class taught on demand.  Excellent option for a Grand Rounds talk in department educational offerings.

Would you like to have a better chance of publishing a systematic review you have completed?  This new class is a mini-workshop designed to educate participants on systematic review guidelines.  Emphasis will be on using the Institute of Medicine standards to evaluate reading systematic reviews and conducting systematic reviews.
Participants will be able to:

  • Define systematic review.
  • Recognize the different systematic review guidelines.
  • Evaluate systematic reviews to determine their quality.
  • Implement the Institute of Medicine Standards for systematic reviews into their own research.

Instructor(s): Julia M. Esparza, MLS, AHIP (5-4179) and other Library mentors
To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/lsuhsc-sr-iom.  If you have questions, feel free to call Julia Esparza at 675-4179 or email her at jespar@lsuhsc.edu. This session can be added to Resident/Fellow lectures series to assist in achieving the ACGME goals in Resident’s Scholarly Activities and Problem-Based Learning and Improvement.

ENDNOTE Web

Next Classes: All classes are from Noon 1 pm in the Health Sciences Library. Feel free to bring your lunch.


Date: Friday, January 17, 2014
Location: Library, 1-417 Computer Laboratory

Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
Location: Library, 1-417 Computer Laboratory

Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Location: Library, 1-417 Computer Laboratory

To schedule a special session for a department contact the instructor.

Class Content/Objectives:

  • Participants will create an account in ENDNOTE Basic
  • Participants will complete a search in PubMED and run the same search in ENDNOTE Basic
  • Participants will search in PubMed and send the citations into ENDNOTE Basic.

Instructors: Julia M. Esparza, MLS, AHIP (5-4179), David Duggar, MLIS, AHIP and other librarian mentors
Register: http://tinyurl.com/lsuhsc-endnote

Resources for Employees Pursuing Education (REPE)

Next Classes: All Classes are on Friday from Noon - 1 pm
Date Friday, January 24, 2014
Location: Library, 1-417 Computer Laboratory.

To schedule a special session contact the instructor.

Target Audience: Any students, staff or faculty. It is geared towards those attending school or those who would like an update.

Description: Are you headed back to school for a master’s, bachelor’s or some other degree? The LSU Health Shreveport (LSUHS) Library is offering a class for LSUHS employees pursuing educational opportunities. Bring your lunch and learn about Library services and resources that are available for free to you, just for working at LSUHS.

Objectives:

  • Introduce employees to resources available from the Library.
  • Discuss the electronic resources available through the Library Home Page.

Introduction to the Library - David Duggar, MLIS, AHIP

  • Library Website.
  • Locations such as restrooms, journals, History of Medicine, study rooms.
  • How to check out books and study room keys.
  • Hours.
  • Library Catalog.
  • ILL/LaLinc.
  • Copying/Printing.
  • Proctoring for tests.
  • Writing Consultants Service.
  • Ask A Librarian.
  • Liaisons/Reference.

Introduction to Electronic Resources - Julia M. Esparza, MLS, AHIP

  • Demonstrate VPN access.
  • E-Journals list.
  • E-Books.
  • Databases (customize to highlight databases of programs participants are pursuing).

Instructors: Julia M. Esparza, MLS, AHIP (5-4179), David Duggar, MLIS, AHIP and other librarian mentors.
Register: http://tinyurl.com/repe-lsuhealthshv

Introduction to EBSCO Databases (Limited to 20 people)

Next Class: TBA
Location: Library, 1-419 Computer Laboratory.

To schedule a special session contact the instructor.

Target Audience: Any students, staff or faculty.  It is geared towards those attending school or those who would like an update.

Description: Introduction to the databases available in the EBSCO interface: Academic Search Complete, Agricola, Alt HealthWatch, Biological Abstracts, Business Source Complete, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Environment Index, ERIC, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, Mental Measurements Yearbook, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, PsycINFO, Science & Technology Collection,
SocINDEX with Full Text, and many more.

Objectives:

  • Introduce participants to the databases available through the EBSCO interface.
  • Participants will learn to keyword search in the EBSCO interface.
  • Participants will learn to display citations and how to identify articles which LSU Health Shreveport have available.
  • Participants will learn how to place citations in a folder.
  • Participants will learn how to print, save, or email citations from a folder.

Instructors: Julia M. Esparza, MLS, AHIP (5-4179), David Duggar, MLIS, AHIP and other librarian mentors
Register: http://tinyurl.com/IntroEbscoLSUHealthSHV

PubMed: The Basics (Limited to 12 people)


(Companion Course to My NCBI and MeSH: Advanced PubMed Searching)

Next Class: TBA
Location: Library, 1-419 Computer Laboratory

To schedule a special session contact the instructor.

Target Audience: Any students, staff or faculty.  It is geared towards those attending school or those who would like an update.

Description: Introduction to keyword searching, how to identify resources owned by LSU Health Shreveport Health Sciences Library, how to select items from a list for printing.  This is a hands-on course.

Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the types of materials available in the PubMed database.
  • Participants will be able to conduct a keyword search in the database.
  • Participants will be able to identify which citations in the database show materials located through LSU Health Shreveport Health Sciences Library.
  • Participants will be able to select specific items for printing on paper, saving on their computer or emailing to their personal email accounts.

Instructors: Julia M. Esparza, MLS, AHIP (5-4179), David Duggar, MLIS, AHIP and other librarian mentors.
Register:  http://tinyurl.com/PubMedBasicsLSUHealthSHV

My NCBI: Tools for Saving Searches, Sharing Information and Receiving Alerts (Limited to 12 people)


(Companion Course to PubMed: The Basics and MeSH: Advanced PubMed Searching)

Next Class: TBA
Location: Library, 1-419 Computer Laboratory.

To schedule a special session contact the instructor.

Target Audience: Any students, staff or faculty.

Description: The Library will be offering classes to assist researchers in using the advanced features of PubMed and My NCBI.

Objectives:

    • Participants will recognize the advantages of using My NCBI to gain access to timely clinical and research information.
    • Participants will create a My NCBI account.
    • Participants will practice saving a search, a collection and an alert, as well as sharing a collection and retrieving both a search and a collection.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Register for a My NCBI account.
  • Apply user preferences.
  • Save searches.
  • Set up automatic email alerts.
  • Create collections of citations.
  • Share collections of citations.

Instructors:        Kim Pullen, MLIS (5-5447), Julia M. Esparza, MLS, AHIP, and other librarian mentors.
Register:           http://tinyurl.com/LSUHSC-S-Library-MyNCBI

MeSH: Advanced PubMed Searching (Limited to 12 people)


(Companion Course to PubMed: The Basics and My NCBI: Tools for Saving Searches,

Next Class: TBA
Location: Library, 1-419 Computer Laboratory

To schedule a special session contact the instructor.

Target Audience:  Any students, staff or faculty.  Especially those who would like an update.

Description: Introduce students to the Medical Subject Headings Database at the National Library of Medicine and demonstrate the use of the database to quickly find relevant information in PubMed.  This is an advanced search process which can narrow a search faster than using simple keywords.

Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe the Medical Subject Headings.
  • Participants will be able to complete searches using MeSH.
  • Participants will be able to use MeSH Subheadings to narrow a search.

Instructors:  Julia M. Esparza, MLS, AHIP (5-4179), David Duggar, MLIS, AHIP and other librarian mentors.
Register:  http://tinyurl.com/MeSHAdvancedLSUHealthSHV