We will work with you to create a workshop to meet you (and your group's) specific learning needs. The following is a list of some of the areas in which we can offer workshops on demand:
Approaching the Literature Review
In this workshop, students will learn how to approach the literature review. Topics covered include database selection, devising effective search techniques, limiting articles to relevant study-types, and tools for keeping track of results.
Citation-Management Tools (EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks)
Learn about your options among four major citation managers: RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley to inform your decisions on which is best for you. Citation management tools help you manage the research process by allowing you to store and organize references, as well as automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation styles, such as APA and AMA and so much more!
Database Search Skills (PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, Web of Science, and SCOPUS and more)
We can offer workshops that will help you learn to search biomedical databases efficiently and effectively. Databases for which we can offer workshops include PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, Web of Science, and SCOPUS.
Essentials of Data Management
In this workshop, we will review best practices for naming, organizing, storing, depositing your research data, and creating a Data Management Plan. Managing your data before you begin your research and throughout its life cycle is essential to ensure its current usability and long-run preservation and access.
Measuring Research Impact
Want to know how many times an article has been cited, or find your h-index? Always wanted to know what journal Impact Factor is? In this workshop, we show you how to find the number of times an article has been cited, create a citation report, and compare citation statistics for authors, journals or articles in a particular field. We also discuss how to use emerging metrics (‘altmetrics’), such as the number of times an article has been viewed or downloaded. Finally, we review the different metrics used to evaluate journals, and how to choose the right journal for your manuscript.
Scholarly Communication (Author Rights, Copyright, Fair Use, Open Access, Public Access Policy Compliance)
Learn more about the process used by scholars to share and use the results of their and others’ research. This workshop will provide an overview of issues regarding copyright, fair use and open access. We also offer workshops on managing compliance with funder public access policies.
Systematic Reviews: Laying the Groundwork
Come to this workshop to learn about systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and other types of high-level research reviews. We will discuss topics such as the elements of a systematic review, protocols, resources, timelines, and suggested databases.
Using Point-of-Care Tools (BMJ Best Practice, DynaMed, UpToDate)
This workshop introduces you to free point-of-care and health science mobile apps available to the Tufts University community. Demos will be given on features of various apps and attendees will be given information on how to get started with installing apps to their mobile device.