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  Workshops

The Medical Library offers workshops (free of charge) for students and staff of the Radboudumc and Radboud University:


You can sign up via: Workshops sign up here button

 

 

You will receive a confirmation email after registration. If you are having trouble signing up or don't receive a confirmation email, contact us via medischebibliotheek@radboudumc.nl or 024-3610110.

  Workshop calendar Medical Library

Date Time   Computer room Instructor
Mon 24 Feb 12.30-14.00 RUQuest (NL & EN) Harvey A, route 105 Elmie Peters
Thu 5 Mar 10.30-12.30 PubMed I (NL & EN) Komeet B, route 85 Elmie Peters
Fri 6 & 13 Mar 10.30-12.30 Literature Review for your PhD :
how to search & where to publish (EN)
Komeet B (6 March)
RHA 107 (13 March)
On Ying Chan
Alice Tillema
Tue 10 Mar 11.30-13.00 EndNote workshop (EN) Harvey A, route 105 Elmie Peters
Thu 12 Mar 14.00-16.00 PubMed II workshop (NL & EN) Komeet C, route 85 On Ying Chan
Tue 24 Mar 9.30-11.00 RUQuest (NL & EN) Komeet B, route 85 Elmie Peters
Tue 7 & 14 April 13.30-15.30 Literature Review for your PhD :
how to search & where to publish (EN)
Komeet B, route 85 On Ying Chan
Alice Tillema

Address computer rooms:

Harvey A, route 105: Geert Grooteplein 21, ground floor
Komeet B, route 85: Geert Grooteplein 21, first floor
Komeet C, route 85: Geert Grooteplein 21, first floor
Komeet D, route 85: Geert Grooteplein 21, first floor
RHA 107, route 59: Gerard van Swietenlaan 2, first floor

  Content of the workshops

EndNote

  • Content: This workshop is intended for students, interns, researchers and doctors that do literature research. The following subjects are covered:
    • Importing references from databases, e.g. PubMed
    • Finding and linking full text articles to your references in EndNote
    • Selecting and editing output styles
    • Inserting citations in Microsoft Word and creating reference lists
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Please see overview
  • You can sign up here (max. 10 participants).

Literature review for your PhD: how to search and where to publish?

During your PhD you are expected to keep an overview of relevant scientific literature, whether for background information, a first thesis chapter or review. Although the aims and scope in these situations differ, a systematic literature search will provide you with an optimal basis even if you are not conducting a systematic review.
In addition, you will learn about the opportunities and pitfalls in selecting a journal for publication and the advantages of a researcher profile. 

  • Prior knowledge: at least PubMed Basics level or intermediate to advanced search skills
  • Content: you will be working on your own topic and issues such as
    • How to adjust your research question to a search question
    • How to select databases and other sources
    • How to perform and optimize a systematic literature search
    • How to keep track of recent literature and create alerts
    • How to select a journal for publication
    • What are the advantages of publishing in Open Access
    • Which scientific metrics and tools may help increase your visibility as a researcher
  • Learning goals: After completion of the course the particpants should be
    • able to make a head start with an overview of existing research literature
    • more effective in finding literature due to improved search skills
    • more efficient in journal selection and in evaluating research impact including Open Access
  • Duration: 2 sessions of 2 hours
  • Dates: 28 January and 4 February 2020
  • Interested in this workshop? Send an email to medischebibliotheek@radboudumc.nl to be placed on a waiting list / get notified of the next workshop.
  • Location: Please see overview
  • You can sign up here (max. 10 participants). Or send an email to medischebibliotheek@radboudumc.nl.
  • As preparation for the workshop we would like you to formulate a research question or PICO and select a number of relevant articles on your topic.

PubMed logoPubMed Level I

  • Preparation: PubMed Basics e-learning module
  • Content: In this workshop we will cover some search options that have been briefly introduced in the Pubmed Basics e-learning module (see Preparation).
    The following items will be addressed:
    • MeSH terms, subheadings and MeSH major topic
    • Advanced search builder and search history
    • Phrase searching and its pitfalls
    • My NCBI account
    • Filters
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Please see overview
  • You can sign up here (max. 10 participants).

PubMed Level II

  • Prior knowledge: PubMed Basics e-learning module and PubMed Level I, or equivalent
  • Content: Using your own research question or PICO as a starting point you will create a structured search strategy in PubMed to obtain a good overview on the available literature. This workshops focuses on your own research question and possible problems that you may encounter while creating your search:
    • How to handle issues with MeSH terms, e.g.:
      • If there is no suitable MeSH for your subject/concept?
      • When the relevant MeSH term has only been in existance for a year?
    • How to make use of tools such as the Yale MeSH analyzer?
    • How to deal with too many or too few results?
    • Updating a search
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Please see overview
  • You can sign up here (max. 8 participants).
  • As preparation for the workshop we would like to receive your research question or PICO and a relevant article via e-mail at medischebibliotheek@radboudumc.nl.

RUQuest logoRUQuest

Need tips on how to find and access books and articles? Or how to request publications from other academic libraries?

  • Content: ‚ÄčIn this workshop you will learn the use of new options and the changes in finding books, journals and articles in RUQuest. The search engine RUQuest has replaced the Library Catalogue and the Dutch Catalogue PiCarta. Through background information, demos and exercises Radboudumc employees and students can learn how to find, locate and access books and articles.
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Please see overview
  • You can sign up here (max. 10 participants).

Workshops on request

It is also possible to request tailored workshops on EndNote, PubMed or other literature databases for a specific group: students or staff of the Radboudumc or Radboud University.
You can contact us via Ask Your Librarian or send an email to medischebibliotheek@radboudumc.nl.


Individual consultation

  • We also offer individual search consultations (by appointment) for help with a literature search or systematic review. For more information see our Literature search page.