Librarians are happy to teach a wide variety of classes based on the needs of IUSM students, faculty, or staff. IUSM faculty may wish to contact their Medical Library Faculty Liaison about developing a class tailored to a particular specialty, curriculum, or research assignment.

All library classes will be streamed live via Zoom, https://iu.zoom.us/j/78350261. If there are no attendees online or in-person, classes will be cancelled 15 minutes after the scheduled start time. If you are interested in attending a class, but the time does not fit your schedule, please feel free to contact your library liaison for a one on one session.

Current Classes Catalog Other Classes

Spring Classes

Data Topics

DatesDescription
A Primer on Data Visualization
Instructor: Ted Polley, dapolley@iupui.edu
Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, February 13th,12:00 to 1:00pm, IB 227

Basics of Charts and Graphs
Instructor: Ted Polley, dapolley@iupui.edu
Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, February 22nd, 11:00am to 12:00pm, IB 226

An Introduction to Geospatial Visualization
Instructor: Ted Polley, dapolley@iupui.edu
Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, March 22nd, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, IB 226

Network Visualization
Instructor: Ted Polley, dapolley@iupui.edu
Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, March 29th, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, IB 226

Register for these classes (Registration is not required but is recommended).

A Primer on Data Visualization

This class introduces the basics of data visualization, including best practices for how to create your own visualizations. Participants will learn how to visually encode different data types and
discuss examples of good and bad visualizations. No laptop is required for this session.

Learning Objectives
:
  • Define components of a data visualization
  • Recognize different categories of data visualizations
  • Identify methods of visually encoding data

Basics of Charts and Graphs

This workshop covers the basics of charts, graphs, and how to clearly communicate data with simple graphics. Attendees will learn which chart or graph best suits their data, as well as some common mistakes to avoid. A portion of the session will be devoted to hands-on work, with provided sample data. A basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Computers will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand differences between basics chart types
  • Learn best practices for creating charts and graphs
  • Use Excel to create a line graph

An Introduction to Geospatial Visualization

Attendees will get a broad overview of the topic, learn how to obtain data, and create a region-shaded map using Census data. Participants will work with QGIS (http://www.qgis.org/en/site/), a free and open-source program for geospatial analysis. Computers will be provided, but attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops. Instructions for how to download and install QGIS will be sent to registered participants prior to the session.

Attendees will get a broad overview of the topic, learn how to obtain data, and create a region-shaded map using Census data. Participants will work with QGIS (http://www.qgis.org/en/site/), a free and open-source program for geospatial analysis. Computers will be provided, but attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops. Instructions for how to download and install QGIS will be sent to registered participants prior to the session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize different types of geospatial visualizations
  • Use QGIS to create a choropleth map

Network Visualization

Attendees will learn about basic network structures and several analysis techniques. Hands-on examples will be covered using Sci2 (https://sci2.cns.iu.edu/user/index.php) and Gephi (https://gephi.org/), both free and open-source programs for network analysis and visualization. Computers will be provided, but attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops. Instructions for how to download and install Sci2 and Gephi will be sent to registered participants prior to the session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the components of a network (as a data structure)
  • Recognize when to use a network visualization
  • Use Sci2 to create a network visualization

Determining Impact

DatesDescription
Instructor: Amy Blevins, aeblevin@iu.edu

Upcoming Date:
Tuesday, March 13th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Rm 226

Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

This class will provide participants with information on various metrics such as impact factors, Eigenfactors, the Becker Model, H-Indices, etc. Participants will also get hands on experience with using library resources to discover more information about tracking their impact going forward.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the pros and cons of different research metrics
  • Determine the impact factor and Eigenfactor for journals (when applicable)
  • Set up tools for monitoring metrics


EndNote Basics

DatesDescription
Instructors: Sue London, slondon@iu.edu, Rick Ralston, rralston@iu.edu

Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday, January 10th, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Rm 226
Tuesday, January 30th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Rm 226
Thursday, February 8th, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Rm 226
Wednesday, February 28th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Rm 226
Wednesday, March 7th, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Rm 226
Tuesday, March 27th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Rm 226
Tuesday, April 3rd, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Rm 226
Thursday, April 26th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Rm 226
Tuesday, May 1st, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Rm 226

Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

EndNote is a citation management software program. This program allows users to import citations from numerous literature databases into one spot. Users can then edit citations, add notes, import full text documents, and ultimately, use the program to format citations for articles, papers, grant proposals, etc.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to add references to EndNote libraries manually and by importing from a  variety of databases.
  • Be able to add full text to article references.
  • Be able to format references in various styles.
  • Be able to insert references into documents and remove them safely.
  • Be able to share and transport libraries safely.

Introduction to Medical Library Resources

DatesDescription
Instructor: Kacy Allgood, allgoodk@iu.edu

Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, January 18th, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Rm 226
Tuesday, February 20th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Rm 226
Wednesday, March 14th, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Rm 226
Wednesday, April 4th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Rm 226
Wednesday, May 2nd, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Rm 226

Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

This 1-hour course introduces researchers to a wide variety of available electronic resources. This provides a fast-paced, broad, strong starting point for faculty, staff, students and residents who are looking to access background medical information, professional medical literature, (for clinical care or publishing), prep CVs and much more. For a comprehensive overview of research resources offered at the library, please consult our Medical Library Research Guide.

Learning Objectives:

  • Locate, identify, and access multiple, subject appropriate, library databases (articles).
  • Locate & access resources for test prep, CV prep, contact info for additional library help, subject guides, and more.
  • Understand the basics of searching using controlled vocabulary (MeSH) in PubMed or Ovid.


Introduction to Systematic Reviews

DatesDescription
Instructor: Amy Blevins, aeblevin@iu.edu

Upcoming Date:
Tuesday, April 24th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Rm 226

Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

This class will provide an introduction to conducting systematic reviews of the literature. Topics will include the following: standards and criteria to consider, establishing a plan, registering a protocol, developing a research question, determining where to search, identifying search terms, reporting search strategies, and managing references.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • List several organizations that provide standards for systematic reviews
  • Describe the steps involved in conducting a systematic review


Using MyBibliography for NIH Public Access Compliance

DatesDescription
Instructors: Beth Whipple, ewhipple@iu.edu, Erin Foster, erdfost@iu.edu

Upcoming Date:
Wednesday, April 25th, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, IB 227

Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

Learn how to use MyBibliography to manage NIH Public Access compliance for NIH-funded peer-reviewed papers/supplementary data and ensure that grant money is not held up due to non-compliance. Learn how to add items into MyBibliography (including PubMed records and others), check for compliance and know what the different stages mean, and when to contact the publisher and what information they need to get papers a PMCID. Finally, become familiar with how to deposit supplementary data files as well as methods for sharing research data using a public repository.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role ofMyBibliographyfor NIH Public Access Compliance
  • UseMyBibliographyto check NIH Public Access Policy compliance and create reports
  • Identify steps needed to get a paper a PMCID
  • Identifyoptions available for depositingsupplementary data files as well as research data

 


 

Catalog of Class Offerings

*sessions available by request

Data Topics

Workshops offered on a variety of data topics. Recent topics include encryption, Open Refine, and data sharing.

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Determining Your Impact

This class will provide participants with information on various metrics such as impact factors, Eigenfactors, the Becker Model, H-Indices, etc. Participants will also get hands on experience with using library resources to discover more information about tracking their impact going forward.

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EndNote Basics

EndNote is a citation management software program. This program allows users to import citations from numerous literature databases into one spot. Users can then edit citations, add notes, import full text documents, and ultimately, use the program to format citations for articles, papers, grant proposals, etc.

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Integrating Augmented Reality in Instruction

Learn more about augmented reality and how it is being used in medical education. Also learn about how you can incorporate augmented reality in presentations and classroom events.

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Introduction to Medical Library Resources

This 1-hour course introduces researchers to a wide variety of available electronic resources. This provides a fast-paced, broad, strong starting point for faculty, staff, students and residents who are looking to access background medical information, professional medical literature, (for clinical care or publishing), prep CVs and much more. For a comprehensive overview of research resources offered at the library, please consult our Medical Library Research Guide.

Request a class session


Introduction to Systematic Reviews

This class will provide an introduction to conducting systematic reviews of the literature. Topics will include the following: standards and criteria to consider, establishing a plan, registering a protocol, developing a research question, determining where to search, identifying search terms, reporting search strategies, and managing references.

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Love Your Data (LYD) Locally

Part of an international social media event (#LYD17), this workshop is intended to raise awareness around research data management, sharing, and preservation along with support and resources available at IUSM and IU more broadly. The theme for this year is ‘data quality’ and this class will focus on defining, documenting, finding, using, sharing, and caring for quality research data.

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Mobile Resources

This class will provide information on what mobile resources are available through the library, how to install and register these apps, and some basic instructions on using these apps. Additionally, the Mobile Resources guide will be discussed and how to find other apps not available through the library. Lastly, attendee will learn some basic information about how to evaluate apps they find in app stores and learn a little more about how apps make it to the app store.

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New Tools For Impact: Altmetrics

Learn about what altmetrics are and how they can work for you! You’ll learn where they are located, what different types of altmetrics are currently out there and in use, and how these types of metrics can be used (along with traditional metrics) to tell your story and demonstrate the impact and reach of your work.

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3D Printing in the Medical Library

This class will provide information on the library’s newest service: 3D Printing. Attendees will learn what they need to do in order to request a 3D print from the library, where to find models, and how to do some editing on models. Attendees will also learn more about the 3D printers the library currently has and the special features of each printer.

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Using MyBibliography for NIH Public Access Compliance

Learn how to use MyBibliography to manage NIH Public Access compliance for NIH-funded peer-reviewed papers and ensure that grant money is not held up by non-compliant papers. Learn how to add items into MyBibliography (including PubMed records and others), check for compliance and know what the different stages mean, and when to contact the publisher and what information they need to get papers a PMCID.

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Using MyBibliography for SciENcv

Come learn about converting NIH Biosketches into the new format, what SCiENcv is and how to use it, and how to use MyBibliography to help in this process.

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Won’t Get Fooled Again – Evaluating Scientific Research

This class focuses on challenges around reporting scientific research and highlights methods of critically engaging with research. Course instructors will discuss potential areas of misconduct such as p-hacking. We will also discuss community resources available to scientists and the general public to discuss and evaluate published scientific literature. Class content will also touch on movements towards reproducibility in research while also combating inaccuracies in scientific reporting.

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Other Classes/Presentations/Tutorials around Campus

Ruth Lilly Medical Library History of Medicine Presentations – The bottom of this website includes information on exhibits and presentations being held at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.

Indiana University School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Development – The Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development (OFAPD) plans and implement faculty development activities that ensure effective and successful recruitment, appointment, retention, and promotion of faculty – See more at: http://faculty.medicine.iu.edu/about-us/

IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning Event Listing – The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) advances IUPUI’s commitment to teaching excellence by collaborating with faculty, schools, and departments to enhance student learning and to support faculty development at our diverse urban research institution.

Center for Digital Scholarship at University Library – This group provides sessions with a focus on digital scholarship, data, and artifacts. Topics for sessions in the past have included tools for determining the impact of research, best practices for data entry, and Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines.

University Information Technology Services Training – UITS IT Training helps students, faculty, and staff grow in technology with instructor-led learning workshops, online webinar training, and self-study resources.