May PSTP: Beyond the Basics: Find the Right Information Fast
Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM (CDT)
Lee Vucovich, MS, MLS
Assistant Director for Reference Services
UAB Lister Hill Library of Health Science
Title: Beyond the Basics: Find the Right Information Fast
Goal: to introduce library tools and search strategies that result in quick, effective literature searches. Topics include finding articles, finding clinical information, keeping up with the literature, finding journals to publish in, and author metrics.
- Understand how and when to use three complementary research databases to find biomedical literature quickly and effectively
- Recognize when to go beyond evidence-based summaries and how to find the best evidence to support clinical decisions
- Be ready to experiment with tools that allow comparison of journals to decide “where to publish”
The PSTP is designed to provide practical assistance in the areas of scientific writing (such as the development of grants and scientific manuscripts), scientific presentations, career development, and leadership. Developed and sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), the target audience of the PSTP is all faculty, staff, trainees and students interested in expanding their professional skills in the stated areas. Seminars are held monthly on the second Thursday from 11:00 to 12:15 p.m. in West Pavilion Room E.
The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama, School of Medicine designates this Regularly Scheduled Series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identify and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
There is no commercial support for this activity.
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Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)
The mission of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is to reduce disparities in diseases disproportionately represented within the Deep South as we accelerate discovery to improve human health. In synergy with the resource strengths available at the Hub, the CCTS has established Institutional Partnerships to catalyze translational research, workforce development and community engagement toward a shared vision of improved human health and healthcare delivery. Partners include UAB (Hub), Southern Research, Auburn, South Alabama, HudsonAlpha, LSU, University of Mississippi Medical Ctr., Pennington Biomedical Research Ctr., Tulane, UA Tuscaloosa and Tuskegee. See http://www.uab.edu/ccts/partners
The CCTS and its Partner Network are committed to increasing research capacity, accelerating research processes, developing and supporting excellence in the research workforce and providing creative, innovative approaches to major health and healthcare delivery challenges. The CCTS Partner Network is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number UL1TR001417.