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Date: Friday, June 23, 2017
Time: 1:10pm - 3:00pm
Location: Robarts Library

Part 2: Beyond MEDLINE: Translating Search Strategies for Knowledge Syntheses

Audience: Graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research

Date: Friday, June 23, 2017

Time: 1:10pm - 3:00pm

Location: Robarts Library, 4th floor electronic classroom

Note: this course may be taken as part of the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

In order to minimize bias and base your research on as much evidence as possible, you will have to search more than one journal article database for published literature. A search strategy often has to be revised for different databases and resources to take advantage of the strengths and unique features of each.

Building on the structured approach we practiced in Part 1, in this hands-on workshop students will:

  • Review Medline strategy from Part 1 and prepare it for translation
  • Delve deeper into the advanced features of interfaces and databases which allow for editing and refining a search strategy
  • Identify potential sources for bias in their search and develop strategies to mitigate them
  • Translate and execute structured search strategies using different databases, including OVID Embase, Ebsco CINAHL, and Cochrane Central
  • Prepare database search strategies and compose search methods, such that they can be repeated and to ensure proper reporting

Date: Friday, June 30, 2017
Time: 1:10pm - 3:00pm
Location: Robarts Library

Part 3: Going Grey and Supplementary Search Techniques

Audience: Graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research

Date: Friday, June 30, 2017

Time: 1:10pm - 3:00pm

Location: Robarts Library, 4th floor electronic classroom

Note: this course may be taken as part of the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

Knowledge syntheses that rely solely on published academic literature are at high risk of publication bias. Searching the grey literature is essential for mitigating this risk, but ‘grey literature’ is a nebulous concept, tricky to incorporate into syntheses and difficult to find.

Building on the skills we practiced in Parts 1 and 2, in this hands-on workshop students will learn to:

  • Define what is grey literature (and what’s it’s not)
  • Develop a strategy for identifying appropriate sources of grey literature 
  • Utilize a methodological, transparent approach to searching sources of grey literature
  • Demonstrate best practices for supplementary search techniques including hand-searching and reference tracking
  • Integrate strategies for incorporating grey literature and supplementary search techniques into the review workflow
  • Evaluate search methods to identify proper reporting

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Time: 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

Learn how to safely operate the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers.

3D Printing Safety Training

Date: Tuesday, July 4 3:10pm - 4:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Gerstein Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

- overview of 3D Printing @ Gerstein + MADLab policies & guidelines for use

- instructions for safe & effective use of the 3D printers

- how to prepare a 3D design file for printing 

- basic design principles

Questions?

Send your questions to gerstein.3Dprinting@utoronto.ca or visit our website at: http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/3dprinting

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time: 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

Learn how to safely operate the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers.

3D Printing Safety Training

Date: Tuesday, July 18 3:10pm - 4:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Gerstein Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

- overview of 3D Printing @ Gerstein + MADLab policies & guidelines for use

- instructions for safe & effective use of the 3D printers

- how to prepare a 3D design file for printing 

- basic design principles

Questions?

Send your questions to gerstein.3Dprinting@utoronto.ca or visit our website at: http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/3dprinting

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