Courses at the Medical Library 2021

The medical library offers courses in autumn 2021. Courses are planned being hold digitally or physically.

  • Introduction to Endnote
  • Searching in PubMed and Embase
  • Introduction to systematic reviews

The courses are mainly for employees and PhD candidates at the Faculty of Medicine and for employees at Helse Bergen. Courses for students are normally given as a part of their study program.

Dates, registration and more information can be found on the library’s web page:

Courses in English: https://www.uib.no/en/ub/128609/courses-and-guidance#courses-requiring-registration

Courses in Norwegian: https://www.uib.no/ub/126018/kurs-og-veiledning#kurs-med-p-melding

Short description:

Introduction to EndNote: EndNote is a tool for managing references. The course covers how to build your own EndNote database, how to use references from EndNote in the writing process with Word, formatting the text and generating literature lists. Other functionalities like grouping, removing duplicates, and importing full text will also be covered.

Introduksjon i Zotero: Zotero is a free referencing tool. The Zotero browser extension (Zotero Connector) can export references from web pages, search engines and reference databases. This course should allow you to get started with Zotero for collecting references and generating citations/reference lists.

Searching in PubMed and Embase: Everyone can use PubMed. However, with some extra knowledge you can search more efficiently. In the course we demonstrate the use of subject headings MeSH, and the use of filters for quick limiting to clinical queries like diagnostic studies, or intervention studies. Embase is another important medical database which covers a number of different journals than PubMed/Medline. Therefore, it is a valuable supplement to Medline, if you want to get a better overview over the literature within your subject.

 

Introduction to systematic reviews: The course gives an introduction to systematic reviews. The library presents several databases for finding systematic reviews, and gives an overview over the process of doing your own systematic review: write a protocol, prepare the search, data management, quality appraisal, and guidelines for reporting. We also inform about the role of the library in the different phases of the work with a systematic review.

 

The courses are mainly for employees and PhD candidates at the Faculty of Medicine and for employees at Helse Bergen. Courses for students are normally given as a part of their study program.

 

Dates, registration and more information can be found on the library’s web page:

Courses in English: https://www.uib.no/en/ub/128609/courses-and-guidance#courses-requiring-registration

Courses in Norwegian: https://www.uib.no/ub/126018/kurs-og-veiledning#kurs-med-p-melding

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