The following is a list of workshops we offer.
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Analyzing and Visualizing Research Impact through Scholarly Publications

Description: Learn which resources to leverage for analyzing and visualizing the impact of a researcher’s work, specifically focusing on published papers indexed in major databases (Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar, Synapse). Also become familiar with why you might want to think about visualizing and understanding published data for the purposes of promotion, presentation, publishing, and general understanding of a researcher’s impact on academia or society and the scientific community

Objective:
  • Generate/export visualizations and data from Scopus, Web of Science, and Synapse
  • Perform simple analytics of scholarly publications in these databases for measuring impact
  • Introduction to research impact types on both academia (traditional metrics) and society (Altmetrics)
Basic Reaxys Workshop

Description: For those just getting started, come listen to how Reaxys can support your research. This session is designed for the "new" user and will go beyond just chemical searching. Feel free to bring your laptop.

Objective:
  • Understand the basic product search features
  • Learn how to begin an effective search
Citation Basics

Description: Helping PIs with difficult literature searches and other research tasks can be overwhelming. Learn some research tips regarding basic citation and journal functions with this workshop.

Objective:
  • Search for information from Library homepage
  • Find journal impact factor and other metric information
  • Locate MSK-authored publications
Covidence

Description: Covidence is a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews.

 

Objective:
To provide an overview of the key systematic review project steps supported by Covidence:
  • Citation screening
  • Full text review
  • Risk of Bias assessment
  • Extraction of study characteristics and outcomes
  • Export of data and references
Demystifying the Systematic Review Process
Description: This intensive three-part workshop will introduce attendees to essential Systematic Review principles, concepts, standards, and tools.
Part One: History, Structure, and Characteristics of a Systematic Review and the MSK Library Systematic Review Service
 
Part Two: Formulating the Question and Developing the Search Strategy
 
Part Three: Investigator’s Analysis and Assessment of Literature & Citation Management
 
If you’re an MSK researcher interested in working on a Systematic Review, this comprehensive workshop is a must!
Objective:
  • Define what a systematic review is and how it differs from other types of research.
  • Understand the role of the Research Informationist in the Systematic Review process and the support available through the MSK Library Systematic Review Service.
  • Define the roles of the Systematic Review team. 
  • Identify specific resources and tools for managing the Systematic Review process (ex., Prospero, PRISMA, Covidence, EndNote, Cochrane Handbook).
  • Formulate a searchable research question using an appropriate framework (ex., PICO).
  • Define key Systematic Review concepts (ex., critical appraisal, inclusion/exclusion criteria, publication bias).
EndNote Advanced

Description: This class is designed to look at advanced EndNote features including customization

Objective:
  • Find full text articles in EndNote
  • Synch a desktop library with EndNote Web
  • Customize a citation output style
EndNote Basics

Description: Software that helps to manage your citations when writing a research paper.

Objective:
  • Learn how to add references to your EndNote Library
  • Select styles to format references
  • Organize your references in groups and send to colleagues
EndNote for iPads

Description: A workshop on software that helps to manage your citations when writing a research paper, now available for the iPad. It is recommended that you have a basic knowledge of both EndNote (desktop version) and iPads before taking this workshop.

Objective:
  • Learn how the iPad synchs with EndNote Web
  • Search and add citations from PubMed, Web of Science, and Google Scholar to EndNote
  • Download a PDF to your iPad and attach it to a citation in EndNote
Endnote for Systematic Reviews

Description: Learn how to leverage the features/functionality of Endnote to streamline key citation management steps in your Systematic Review process

Objective:
  • Use Groups to organize your citations (eg. by Source database searched for proper documentation, by reference/publication type, etc.) or to track items ordered via inter-library loan to minimize duplication of effort, etc.
  • Remove duplicates more efficiently by adjusting the sensitivity, by rearranging the fields displayed to allow for easy record prioritization, etc.
  • Streamline obtaining the needed full-text PDFs by using Find Full-Text via Endnote, by using the Endnote records to launch ILLiad request submissions, etc.
  • Export citation data in appropriate formats for importing into other tools that will be used for the subsequent (title/abstract/full-text) review steps (eg. Excel, Covidence, DistillerSR, etc.)
  • Save compressed Endnote libraries to archive/document SR stages that will be needed for the development of the PRISMA flow chart
Essential EBP Resources for Nursing

Description:Learn about the EBP process and resources to help navigate the literature

Objective:
  • Understand the definition of Evidence Based Nursing Practice and steps to achieve it.
  • Become familiar with Evidenced Practice resources available via the MSK Library.
  • Formulating clinical questions using PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparative Intervention, and Outcome)
Evaluating Journal Quality

Description: Come to this workshop to find out about the library and information resources that can help you to more comprehensively evaluate a journal's "quality". A variety of criteria that should be considered when deciding on where to submit a research manuscript for publication will be discussed.

Objective:
To learn how to evaluate a journal by considering such criteria as:
  • Indexing & abstracting services
  • Journal metrics, publisher workflow stats
  • Unique Identifiers (DOI, ORCID, etc)
  • Other journal policies & requirements (protocol registration, reporting standards, etc)
  • Peer-review status/system, credit
  • Open-access vs traditional publishing models
  • Copyright & permissions for re-use
  • Digital archiving for posterity
Finding Evidence Fast

Description:  Need answers on the go? This class will show you where to go to find the best evidence in easy to read formats for quickly answering clinical questions.

Objective:
  • Understand the levels of evidence
  • Differentiate between background and foreground questions
  • Identify mobile point of care tools
  • Learn where to find answers to clinical questions
Going PRO(ductive) with the iPad

Description: Customizing the iPad to meet your professional needs can greatly improve your daily workflow. Learn some tips and tricks about adjusting the iPad settings as well as certain apps to help with your research or to enhance your meeting/conference experience.

Objective:
  • Hands-on activities with note taking and presentation apps
  • Learn how to add the MSK Library icon to the homescreen
  • Get VPN access instructions and personalize the iPad settings
  • Follow top journal content
How to Approach Difficult Reaxys Searches

Description: Bring your hardest search query and try and stump the instructor! See other ways to approach and leverage Reaxys to retrieve on-point results. This session is designed to focus on product questions you have. Feel free to bring your laptop.

Objective:
  • Have your specific questions answered by an Reaxys expert
Introduction to OneSearch: A New Discovery Tool

Description OneSearch is a discovery tool that searches across library holdings, without having to use different search interfaces. This workshop will help you identify a variety of resources like books, journals, articles and more.

Objective:
  • Establish an MSK Library Account
  • Learn how to navigate the MSK library collection of print and electronic resources via OneSearch
  • Identify library holdings at Rockefeller University and the Weill Cornell Medicine
Library Orientation

Description: Session introduces users to library services and resources that are both in print and online. Included is a tour of our locations.

Objective:
  • Become familiar with key contacts
  • Understand available services and resources
Measuring Impact with Scopus and Web of Science
What’s an h-index? How can I find out who has cited my study? What other research metrics should I pay attention to? In this class, we will use the databases Scopus and Web of Science to assess the impact of published research.
Objective:
- Define measures of research impact, including h-index, journal impact factor, and altmetrics.
- Use Web of Science and Scopus to find information about an author, their publications, and impact.
- Determine how many times—and by whom—a study has been cited.
- Learn about the value of ORCID ids and how to get one.
 
Mobile Walk-In Clinic

Description: This is an open clinic for clients to talk one-on-one with a librarian about selected medical mobile apps.

Objective:
  • To introduce clients to medical mobile apps available for Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and iPad
  • To demonstrate the use of selected apps on the iPad
New PubMed
In mid-May 2020, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is replacing the current version of the PubMed database with a redesigned version. In this class, you’ll get to know the “New PubMed” by exploring the new interface, discovering new features, and learning the new layout or location of current features.
Objective:
·       Introduce you to New PubMed display, navigation, and features.
·       Create a search using both keywords & MeSH subject headers.
·       Use the Advanced search page to search for terms in a specific field, review your search history and combine searches to create complex search strings.
·       Save your search results to a file, email your results to yourself or a colleague, or send your results to a clipboard, collection, or your NCBI My Bibliography.
·       Create an email alert to stay current on newly published literature on your topic.
One Good Article Leads to Another

Description: Cited reference searching or searching for references based on an article you already have is another way you can look for information on a specific topic of interest. Come learn how you can leverage PubMed as well as Scopus and the Web of Science databases to look for information in a different way.

Objective:
  • Familiarize yourself with available databases
  • Utilize the “related citations” option in PubMed
  • Use a current or relevant or relevant journal article to find others with the same subject focus
ORCID: Open Research and Contributor ID

Description: As more and more publishers require that authors include an ORCID iD during the publication submission process, you might be wondering – what is ORCID, anyway? In this class, attendees will learn ORCID basics (what it is and how it works) and why an ORCID ID is an important tool for all authors who want to distinguish their work from others, maximize their research impact, and maintain compliance with publishers and granting agencies. Attendees will also learn about the connection between ORCID iD and Synapse, MSK's publications and author profile system.

Objective:
  • Define what ORCID iD is and describe why it exists
  • Identify how author name disambiguation impacts researchers
  • Understand how to sign up for an ORCID iD and the benefits of the ORCID@MSK service
  • Understand how MSK’s publications and author profile system (Synapse) can be leveraged to populate ORCID profiles
Orientation to MSK Library Resources
Are you new to MSK? Or staring a new research process and what to learn what MSK has to offer? This workshop is just for you! Discover library and information resources available at MSK that can support your research and publishing efforts, help you find evidence-based information for clinical care, update your CV, and more.
Objective:
  • To orient MSK employees new to MSK Library or MSK employees starting a new research project to library resources, services, and expertise.
  • To provide an overview of library resources (databases, eJournals, customized resource guides).
  • To provide an overview of useful tools supported by MSK Library (e.g., Endnote for citation management, Covidence for systematic reviews, OneSearch for searching our electronic resources).
  • To provide an overview of library services (e.g., literature searching, systematic reviews, remote access/full text access/document delivery, publishing support, printing/copying).
PubMed

Description: Searching PubMed can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to researching complex topics. This workshop will help you gain the knowledge to effectively search PubMed utilizing keyword searches and the built-in filter options. Exporting citations to EndNote will also be covered.

Objective:
  • Perform basic keyword searches and locate references
  • Access full text articles and filter results
  • Create bibliographies and send results
PubMed & EndNote for Admins
Get to know two key tools research activity support tools (PubMed and EndNote) in this customized workshop for MSK admins.
Objective:
·   Save PubMed searches to a file, email your results to yourself or a colleague, or send results to a clipboard, collection, or your NCBI My Bibliography.
·   Create PubMed email alerts to stay current or to find publications by your PI.
·   Use EndNote to organize your references in groups and send to colleagues.
·   Use EndNote to cite references and generate bibliographies automatically in any style while composing a manuscript.
PubMed Basics

Description: This class will familiarize attendees with the scope of PubMed and how to create search strategies leveraging MeSH vocabulary and keywords.

Objective:
  • Understand the difference between MeSH and keywords
  • Establish a MyNCBI account
  • Find evidence-based literature in PubMed
Reaxys Update Workshop

Description: For those who currently use Reaxys, this workshop is geared for an intermediate/advanced level. Come listen to what's new with this resource as well as work through search examples with the instructor. Don't hesitate to bring your search queries to this session. Feel free to bring your laptop.

Objective:
  • Understand how to better develop your search strategy
  • Learn to conduct chemical structure searching
  • Leverage new features shared
RefWorks 2.0

Description: A web-based citation management tool to organize and share your references.

Objective:
  • Learn how to save references manually
  • Be able to import references from data sources
  • Create, organize, and share folders
  • Learn how to use the Write-N-Cite application
SciFinder - How to Approach Difficult Searches

Description: Bring your hardest search query and try and stump the instructors! See other ways to approach and leverage SciFinder to retrieve on-point results. This session is designed to focus on product questions you have. Feel free to bring your laptop.

Objective:
  • Have your specific questions answered by SciFinder experts
SciFinder Basics

Description: For those just getting started, come listen to how SciFinder can support your research. This session is designed for the "new" user and will go beyond just chemical searching. Feel free to bring your laptop.

Objective:
  • Understand the basic product search features
  • Learn how to begin an effective search
SciFinder Update

Description: For those who currently use SciFinder, this workshop is geared for an intermediate/advanced level. Come listen to what’s new with this resource (covering the past 18 months) as well as work through search examples with the instructors. Don’t hesitate to bring your search queries to this session. A review of research topic (natural language) and chemical structure searching will be highlighted. Feel free to bring your laptop.

Objective:
  • Understand how to use research topic effectively
  • Learn to conduct chemical structure searching
  • Leverage new features shared
Search Strategy Walk-In Clinic

Description: This is an open clinic for clients to sit one-on-one with a Reference staff member to discuss any current or future literature searches or special projects.

Objective:
  • To provide personalized instruction with database searching or other research needs
  • To address client needs at their convenience with no appointment or time commitment required
Searching CINAHL

Description:The workshop will help attendees to understand the scope of CINAHL and how to create search strategies leveraging CINAHL Headings and keywords.

Objective:
  • Basic keyword searching
  • Advanced searching with CINAHL Headings
  • Setting up Alerts
Selecting a Reference Manager
Are you ready to use a Reference Management Tool, but aren't sure which tool will suit best your needs? Want to find an alternative to EndNote? As shown on our LibGuide, multiple tools are available. This session will offer a comparison of the tools’ features and help you choose the right tool. We'll also go over a live demo of software, such as Zotero or SciWheel (formerly F1000-Workspace).
Objective:
  • Understand reference managers available at MSK and beyond
  • Determine the best reference manager for:
    • Working from different workstation
    • Citing/storing webpages
    • Working offline
    • Collaborating
    • Working on Google Docs
    • Working with PDFs/annotating PDFs
    • Storing PDFs
Systematic Reviews
Getting started with a systematic review, but now sure where to start? In this 1-hour session, you’ll learn the basics of the systematic review process, plus key systematic review tools, resources, and guidelines.
Objective:
·  Understanding the defining characteristics of a systematic review and the steps of the systematic review process, including searching, screening, and quality appraisal.
·  Developing a comprehensive search strategy and a protocol.
·  Identifying tools and resources for supporting the systematic review process.
Systematic Reviews: The Investigator’s Role

Description: A step by step workshop of the processes that the investigator needs to be aware of in the systematic review process. Attendees should have a general understanding of the overall process of systematic reviews before attending this session.

Objective:
  • Establish inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Critical appraisal of the literature and assessment tool examples
  • Understand stages of the PRISMA Flow Diagram
  • Data extraction, coding, and synthesis for manuscript writing
  • Basics of meta-analyses
Tools for Authors

Description: Familiarize yourself with resources that support funding opportunities and the various stages in the publishing process. This workshop is especially helpful to new authors preparing a manuscript for publication but also for those interested in Scholarly Communication.

Objective:
  • Learn about funding sources and writing guidelines
  • Be better prepared for manuscript writing by understanding useful resources for researching the literature and managing references
  • Gain knowledge about tools to assist with selecting the journal for manuscript submission
Updating Scientific CVs
When you're updating a CV, it’s generally a good idea to search in more than one bibliographic database, especially if your goal is to capture all of an author’s publications, regardless of format (journal articles, book chapters, meeting abstracts, etc). This class will explore MSK Library resources that are good sources to consider using for compiling CV bibliographies.
Objective:
To provide an overview, author name search demo, and citation export demo in the following resources:
 
-PubMed 
-Scopus 
-Web of Science
-Synapse
-ORCID
Using Library Resources Remotely
Working from home? Trying to use library resources from off-site? In this 45-minute session, you’ll get a brief overview of library resources and learn how to access them from anywhere.
Objective:
·   Accessing library resources when you’re not at an MSK site.
·   Trouble shooting common access issues.
·   Using our Document Delivery Service to request publications we don’t have in our collection.
·   Finding content for research.
Zotero

Description: Zotero is a free reference management tool (similar to RefWorks) downloadable on multiple workstations.

Objective:
  • Organize your references (articles and webpages)
  • Store your PDFs
  • Create formatted bibliographies
  • Collaborate with your colleagues