Classes & Tutorials

About

The Ebling Library supports, facilitates, and fosters information literacy for all of our patrons and promotes self-sufficiency (life long learning) in an ever-changing information environment.

What We Can Do for You

  • Group Instruction: For any class or group, library staff will develop and conduct a customized session on a wide variety of topics. Sessions can be taught either in your department or within the library.
  • Individual consultation: Need help searching a database or using a citation manager? Having a hard time keeping up to date on specific topics or journals? This and much more can be covered during a one-on-one session with a librarian.
  • Learn at your own schedule: Take a look at our repository of tutorials.
  • Library Tours: Would you like a tour of Ebling Library? Library staff will be available between the hours of 9:00-4:30 pm. Mon-Fri. Just stop by the Service Desk or call (608) 262-2020 and make an appointment
  • Workshops: Free workshops are available on a variety of subjects such as PubMed, EndNote, Evidence-based practice, and more. No registration is required, but if you have questions about any of our workshops or suggestions for other classes, please contact Ebling Workshops.

Contact Us

Please contact us, or your library liaison, for any requests.

Ebling Library Workshops Calendar

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Citation Manager: EndNote Desktop

EndNote, a citation management database, is designed to help you import (from journal databases, etc.) collect, organize, and save bibliographic citations/references, and to insert citations directly into research papers using any one of hundreds of style formats. We will demo some of EndNote Web’s features too.

date:  Wednesday, June 28, 2017
time:  12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
location:  HSLC, Rm. 2121

Questions? Contact Michael Venner for more information at michael.venner at wisc.edu or 263-9047 or contact Ebling Workshops at hmarleau at wisc.edu

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Citation Manager: Zotero

Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else.  It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.    

date:  Wednesday, July 12, 2017
time:  12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
location:  HSLC, Rm. 2121

Questions? Contact Stephen Johnson for more information at stephen.johnson at wisc.edu or 262-8255 or contact Ebling Workshops at hmarleau at wisc.edu

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Citation Manager: EndNote Web

EndNote Web is a web-based citation manager free to all UW-Madison staff and students! EndNote Web can be used as a stand-alone citation manager OR in conjunction with EndNote Desktop.  In this workshop learn how to collect and share your references and create a bibliography in your manuscript.    

date:  Wednesday, July 19, 2017
time:  12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
location:  HSLC, Rm. 2121

Questions? Contact Michael Venner for more information at michael.venner at wisc.edu or 263-9047 or contact Ebling Workshops at hmarleau at wisc.edu

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Current Awareness Tools -- Staying On Top of Your Field

Need ideas to stay on top of your professional discipline, research interests, etc.? Does what little time you have seem to be spent learning new tools only to never use them? Then attend our Current Awareness Tools makeover! We can offer suggestions and consult with you on how to maximize your efficiency with the limited time you have. Good old fashioned RSS feeds and readers such as Feedly as well as BrowZine, the new journal browsing program for mobiles or desktops, will be covered.

date:  Wednesday, July 26, 2017
time:  12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
location:  HSLC, Rm. 2121

Questions? Contact Allan Barclay for more information at allan.barclay at wisc.edu or 262-3957 or contact Ebling Workshops at hmarleau at wisc.edu

Workshop Instruction

Free workshops are available on a variety of subjects such as PubMed, EndNote, Evidence-based practice, and more. No registration is required, but if you have questions about any of our workshops or suggestions for other classes, please contact Ebling Workshops.

Descriptions & Materials

We offer instruction on a variety of library topics and resources, including databases, citation managers, and current awareness services. These workshops take place on most Wednesdays from noon-1pm in room 3268 of the HSLC [Map]. Sessions are free, open to all, with no pre-registration required, so just drop-in!

Ebling Workshops (View Calendar)

  • Advanced PubMed Searching

    PubMed has many tools that most researchers seldom use. Learn about some of these hidden features that can help you search more efficiently, such as the MeSH database, topic-specific search filters, the Journals database, and saving searches in My NCBI.

    Class Materials:

  • Citation Manager: EndNote Desktop

    EndNote, a citation management database, is designed to help you import (from journal databases, etc.) collect, organize, and save bibliographic citations/references, and to insert citations directly into research papers using any one of hundreds of style formats. We will demo some of EndNote Web's features too.

    Class Materials:
    Session Outline - Mac
    Enable Full Text - Mac
    EndNote Terms List - Mac
    Install Additional Output Styles - Mac

    Session Outline - PC

  • Citation Manager: EndNote for Macs

    EndNote, a citation management database, is designed to help you import (from journal databases, etc.) collect, organize, and save bibliographic citations/references, and to insert citations directly into research papers using any one of hundreds of style formats. We will demo some of EndNote Web?s features too.

    You must bring your own Mac to this class.

  • Citation Manager: EndNote Web

    EndNote Web is a web-based citation manager free to all UW-Madison staff and students! EndNote Web can be used as a stand-alone citation manager OR in conjunction with EndNote Desktop. In this workshop learn how to collect and share your references and create a bibliography in your manuscript.

    Class Materials:

  • Citation Manager: Zotero

    Zotero, a citation manager, collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add references, PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. It lives right where you do your work - in the web browser itself.

    Class Materials:

  • Current Awareness Tools -- Staying On Top of Your Field

    Need ideas to stay on top of your professional discipline, research interests, etc.? Does what little time you have seem to be spent learning new tools only to never use them? Then attend our Current Awareness Tools makeover! We can offer suggestions and consult with you on how to maximize your efficiency with the limited time you have. Good old fashioned RSS feeds and readers such as Feedly as well as BrowZine, the new journal browsing program for mobiles or desktops, will be covered.

  • CINAHL

    This session will review the CINAHL database and focus on effective search techniques, understanding/using CINAHL Headings, using limits, creating alerts, saving citations into RefWorks and EndNote, accessing full text, and creating alerts or saved searches with a personalized folder.

    Class Materials:

  • Research Data Management Overview

    This workshop will provide an overview on how to facilitate the access and reuse of your data within your research group, how to comply with institutional and funding agency policies on data management and how to properly secure your data.  Topics include organizing and naming data files, backing up data and versioning, data management plans, and managing sensitive data subject to intellectual property law or human subjects protection. 

Beyond Ebling

What We Teach

The topics below cover some of the areas we can teach (or help you teach) to your groups or classes. We encourage collaborative efforts between instructors (group leaders) and library instructors and can customize a class to support your curriculum, class, or group.
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Overviews of Resources & Services

  • Tours
    • Ebling Library
    • Health Sciences Learning Center
  • Remote Access from Home & Office (NetID)
  • Finding Books
    • Library Catalog (& My Library Catalog Account)
    • UW System Search
    • WorldCat
  • Finding Journals & Articles
    • Find It
    • Library Catalog
    • PubMed Citation Matcher
  • Obtaining Library Materials
    • ID Cards
    • Debit cards
    • Photocopying
    • Scanning
  • Delivery Service Options
    • Article & Book Delivery
    • Journal Pull/Hold
    • Book Retrieval/Recall

Citation Managers

  • EndNote
  • EndNote Web
  • EndNote Mac
  • Mendeley
  • Papers / Papers 2
  • Zotero

Special Topics

  • Evidence Based Practice in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, or Allied Health
    • Asking the right questions (PICO)
    • Developing search strategies
    • EBP background and foreground resources
  • Consumer Health Resources
    • MedlinePlus
    • BadgerLink
  • History of Health Sciences
    • Research Strategies
    • Resources

Specific Resources

  • BrowZine (browse scholarly journals on mobile devices and desktop)
  • PubMed
  • CINAHL
  • Web of Science
    • General searching
    • Cited Reference Search
    • Impact Factors
  • Micromedex
  • UptoDate
  • Clinical Evidence (BMJ)
  • STAT!Ref
  • Access Medicine
  • ClinicalKey
  • Essential Evidence Plus (was InfoRetriever)
  • PsycINFO
  • Cochrane Database
  • DARE
  • ACP Journal Club
  • Google
    • Advanced Google
    • Google Scholar
    • Google Apps (UW-Madison)

Keeping up with the Literature

  • BrowZine (browse scholarly journals on mobile devices and desktop)
  • Alert Services
    • MyNCBI
    • Web of Science
    • Ebsco (CINAHL, PsycINFO, ERIC)
  • RSS feeds for Journals, News, etc.
    • Feedly
    • Outlook

Other Topics

  • Copyright/Fair Use
  • Funding: A Grants Overview
  • MINDS@UW
  • Box (UW-Madison)
  • Scholarly Publishing Issues
  • NIH Public Access Policy (and other federal public access policies)
  • Research Data Curation/Data Plans

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Page last updated: March 15, 2016
Questions or suggestions? Contact Heidi Marleau