Upcoming Classes

October 24
2017
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

MATLAB: Plotting Publication-ready Figures - Scripts and Tricks from a Stanford Biosciences Postdoc

Instructor(s):
Carolina Tropini
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Seats left: 39
MATLAB is an incredible tool for analyzing data and generating figures, and it has lots of fans here at the Stanford School of Medicine. Carolina Tropini, a Stanford postdoc in the Sonnenburg Lab, will present a talk on some helpful MATLAB scripts, tips and tricks related to making clear and consistent figures ... More
October 24
2017
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

SOM MATLAB User Group Meeting

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Seats left: 4
The Stanford MATLAB User Group is intended to help you:  Network with your colleagues Create a self-supporting community of Stanford Matlab users Help solve vexing Matlab issues Show new/innovative uses of Matlab Periodically solicit and distribute information; e.g., “Top 3 Things I Wish I’d Known about Matlab.” Provide feedback to MathWorks about what could be added/improved/removed ... More
October 24
2017
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Zotero, PaperPile, Mendeley, and EndNote An Overview

Instructor(s):
Christopher Stave, MLS
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Seats left: 8
Managing references, PDFs and bibliographies are a vital part of virtually every research project. Choosing the right tool, however, can be challenging. This hands-on workshop will introduce attendees to four reference/PDF/bibliography management tools, each with its own special advantages and disadvantages. Which is best for full-text downloading? Which is the ... More
October 25
2017
10:00 am – 11:15 am

Finding Funding

Instructor(s):
Michelle  Bass, PhD, MSI
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Seats left: 11
Learn how to find funding opportunities in a variety of resources, including specialized databases, the NIH website, and internal Stanford School of Medicine resources. Find support for fellowships, research, travel, career transitions, and more. Explore the Resource Management Group (RMG) website, which provides vital information about internal deadlines, budget information, ... More
October 31
2017
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Keeping Current: Stay Up to Date with the Latest Biomedical Research

Instructor(s):
Nicole Capdarest-Arest, MA(LIS)
Researchers today confront an enormous and seemingly overwhelming flood of scientific literature, blogs, podcasts, and more . Fortunately, there are some excellent tools that can help you filter and organize the information that best matches your areas of interest. This workshop will provide a close look at: 1) powerful biology/medicine ... More
November 1
2017
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

EndNote: Basic to Advanced

Instructor(s):
Michelle  Bass, PhD, MSI
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Seats left: 13
The first half of the class provides the basics of EndNote, i.e., creating libraries, adding and importing citations, creating groups and smart groups, and generating bibliographies. The second part of the class will focus on PDF importing and management, and customizing bibliography style files. Evaluation Online Course Evaluation
November 2
2017
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Biomedical Research Toolkit

Instructor(s):
Nicole Soares
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Seats left: 18
Get all of the following in one session! Essential PubMed tips/tricks in 10 minutes Find out what researchers are saying about your articles with AltMetrics Tips for finding the "seminal" article(s) on a topic When to use other powerful Stanford databases on cost/economics, health policy, medical education, etc.  Best approaches to managing your references, PDFs, ... More
November 8
2017
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Architectural History Walking Tour

Instructor(s):
Drew Bourn, PhD, MLIS, MTS
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Seats left: 18
Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school's history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school's current built environment. Tours begin at the flagpole between the ... More
November 8
2017
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Systematic Reviews: Literature Database Selection, Search Strategies & Reference Management

Instructor(s):
Christopher Stave, MLS
A well-designed literature review is a critical part of any systematic review or meta-analysis. This presentation will expose you to the tools, strategies and expertise necessary for an efficient and comprehensive literature review. The session will cover elements of database selection; effective search strategy development in collaboration with a research ... More
November 9
2017
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

More Than Text: Digital Bioresearch Image & Video Resources

Instructor(s):
Michelle  Bass, PhD, MSI
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Seats left: 9
Looking for a video on how to tag macrophages with iron nanoparticles? Want to perform a differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with fever, conjunctival injection, rhinorrhea, and sore throat? Want to refer to a 3D real time anatomical resource?  Lane Medical Library subscribes to a suite of image resources ... More
November 15
2017
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

PubMed:Basic to Advanced Techniques

Instructor(s):
Nicole Capdarest-Arest, MA(LIS)
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Seats left: 12
Discover the secrets of effective PubMed searching in this hands-on workshop. Attendees will learn how to use MeSH, Limits, Clinical Queries, Related Articles, My NCBI, and FindIt@Stanford to locate references, download full-text, and create current awareness profiles quickly and easily.
December 5
2017
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

EndNote: Basic to Advanced

Instructor(s):
Nicole Capdarest-Arest, MA(LIS)
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Seats left: 21
The first half of the class provides the basics of EndNote, i.e., creating libraries, adding and importing citations, creating groups and smart groups, and generating bibliographies. The second part of the class will focus on PDF importing and management, and customizing bibliography style files. Evaluation Online Course Evaluation
December 7
2017
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Biomedical Research Toolkit

Instructor(s):
Michelle  Bass, PhD, MSI
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Seats left: 23
Get all of the following in one session! Essential PubMed tips/tricks in 10 minutes Find out what researchers are saying about your articles with AltMetrics Tips for finding the "seminal" article(s) on a topic When to use other powerful Stanford databases on cost/economics, health policy, medical education, etc.  Best approaches to managing your references, PDFs, ... More
December 13
2017
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Architectural History Walking Tour

Instructor(s):
Drew Bourn, PhD, MLIS, MTS
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Seats left: 17
Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school's history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school's current built environment. Tours begin at the flagpole between the ... More

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