Health Sciences Library: Workshops

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Please note that the following workshops are offered at the Health Sciences Library in Room 1020R and is located at the Roger Guindon campus. This page will provide you with information on how to get to Roger Guindon.

BiblioClinic on demand

BiblioClinic workshops can be requested by affiliated members of the University of Ottawa (faculty, staff, researcher, and students). A minimum 3 participants are required to request a workshop.

To request a workshop, fill out the form and indicate which workshop(s) you would like us to provide (you can combine up to 2 workshops in the same session). Responses to workshop requests will occur within 2 business days.

For more information, click here.

Intro to 3D Printing and Design

Duration: 90 minutes each workshop

Registration required

In this workshop you will learn the basics on how to design and 3D print objects on the two 3D printers available at the Health Sciences Library.

Necessary software will be available on library computers, but if you'd like to use your own hardware, please install the two programs we'll need: Makerbot Desktop and Cura.

This is a beginner level workshop; no prior experience needed.

*The workshops will be delivered in a bilingual format. All sessions will be presented in English, material will be available in both languages, and questions will be welcome in both French and English.

No sessions offered at this time 

Improving your search techniques

Duration: 2 hours

Registration required

Need an introduction or refresher on the effective use of the library for literature review research? Discover valuable tools and techniques to make your research easier! Learn how to translate your ideas into applicable search strategies. Select the most appropriate databases for your research. Create alerts to inform you when new information of interest is available. And more!

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify key library services and resources.
  • Understand how to translate research topics into effective search strategies.
  • Select appropriate databases for your topics.
  • Execute proper searches in databases.
  • Keep up to date with your topics through email alerts.
  • Learn core features of citation management tools.

No sessions offered at this time

 

Planning for your Systematic Review

Duration: 2 hours

Registration required

Would you like to do a systematic review, but don’t know where to start? Learn about strategies and tools to effectively plan for your systematic review.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the principles behind a systematic review.
  • Determine a feasible and appropriate research question.
  • Learn to write a systematic review protocol.
  • Learn a framework for doing a comprehensive literature search.

Note: This course is not designed to provide in-depth training in searching specific databases.
 

No sessions offered at this time

 

Citation Manager BiblioClinic

Need help organizing your references while writing papers? Take one of our citation management workshops to learn how a specific citation manager can help you organize your references, create bibliographies and create in-text citations. Workshops are available for Zotero, Endnote, Endnote Basic and Mendeley.

*The BiblioClinic workshops will be delivered in a bilingual format. All sessions will be presented in English, material will be available in both languages, and questions will be welcome in both French and English.

Duration: 60 minutes each workshop

Registration required

1) Zotero

Learning outcomes:

  • Using Zotero, build and organize your own personal database for your references.
  • Produce bibliographies and insert citations into your work with Microsoft Word Plug-In.

 

2) Endnote (original version)

Learning outcomes:

  • Using Endnote, build and organize your own personal database for your references.
  • Produce bibliographies and insert citations in your work with Cite While You Write.

Note: this Citation Manager is available only at the Health Sciences Library computer lab. Students wanting to use it on their own computer will need to purchase it.

 

3) Mendeley

Learning outcomes:

  • Using Mendeley, build and organize your own personal database for your references.
  • Produce bibliographies and insert citations in your work with Microsoft Word Plug-In.

 

4) EndNote Basic (web version and free)

Learning outcomes:

  • Using Endnote, build and organize your own personal database for your references.
  • Produce bibliographies and insert citations in your work with Cite While You Write.

No sessions offered at this time

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