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July 27
2016
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Zotero, PaperPile, Mendeley, and EndNote: An Overview

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Seats left: 5
Managing 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
August 2
2016
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Scientific Animations for Your Presentations

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Seats left: 81
Scientific can be powerful tools for engaging your audience and conveying "big picture" ideas. This seminar provide an introductory overview to animation styles and software you can use to create animations for your own presentations!  We will cover hand drawn computer animation, stop motion animation and 3D animation with... More
August 3
2016
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Advanced Google: Services, Tools and Search Techniques

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Seats left: 14
Most users type a few terms into the search box, click "Google Search" and hope for the best. This workshop will take you beyond the level of "optimistic amateur" and provide you with a core set of search techniques and a shiny toolkit of desktop utilities you'll find it... More
August 9
2016
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Clinical Research Toolkit

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Seats left: 9
This will showcase some of the less well-known, but increasingly important tools and databases available to members of the Stanford community. For most interdisciplinary research, PubMed and Google (or Google Scholar) lack the breadth and precision needed to guarantee a comprehensive literature review. Therefore, it’s critical that researchers consider... More
August 10
2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

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Seats left: 18
A 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
August 10
2016
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

School of Medicine Architectural History Walking Tour

With Drew Bourn, PhD, MLIS, MTS
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Seats left: 7
Take 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
August 16
2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hands-on Intro to SQL (Structured Query Language)

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Seats left: 3
Do need to ask complicated questions of your data? Do you need sophistication and a spreadsheet just won't do? Then a relational database may be for you! Join us for a hands-on, interactive introduction to SQL, the language for querying structured data. Computers with all the necessary software will... More
August 16
2016
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Enhancing Your Scientific Presence with Social Media Tools

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Seats left: 18
Scientific is a growing part of a successful scientific career. With the advent of blogging platforms and social media to disseminate scientific content, how can you develop a web presence in the world of science that is meaningful to your audience and your career? Talk through the process of... More
August 17
2016
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Automating Tasks with the UNIX Shell

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Seats left: 16
The shell is a great tool for automating tasks. This workshop will walk you through an example of how to divide up a particular task into its component parts, use shell programs to complete those individual tasks, string together those individual tasks, and then run the entire workflow using... More
August 18
2016
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

EndNote: Basic to Advanced

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Seats left: 15
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
August 24
2016
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Analyzing and Visualizing Data with MATLAB

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Seats left: 50
This seminar is intended for beginning users and those looking for a review. No prior programming experience or knowledge of MATLAB is assumed.  MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation. Using MATLAB, you can solve technical computing problems faster and easier than... More
August 24
2016
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bio-Medical Image Processing with MATLAB

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Seats left: 79
MATLAB the tools for analyzing and visualizing medical images and for developing advanced imaging algorithms used in a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic medical applications.    Using MATLAB products you can read and write DICOM images, automate acquisition of images and video from imaging hardware, create custom visualizations for images... More
August 24
2016
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Zotero, PaperPile, Mendeley, and EndNote: An Overview

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Seats left: 11
Managing 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
September 6
2016
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Cool Bioinformatics Tools for Researchers

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Seats left: 0
As role of high-throughput data in everyday experimental biology grows, it becomes crucial for each scientist to possess a bioinformatics toolkit - a casual repertoire of field-ready skills and data analysis tools to apply to datasets they generate themselves. Come to this course for exactly such a  primer on... More
September 7
2016
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Clinical Research Toolkit

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Seats left: 9
This will showcase some of the less well-known, but increasingly important tools and databases available to members of the Stanford community. For most interdisciplinary research, PubMed and Google (or Google Scholar) lack the breadth and precision needed to guarantee a comprehensive literature review. Therefore, it’s critical that researchers consider... More
September 13
2016
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

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Seats left: 16
A 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
September 14
2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am

EndNote: Basic to Advanced

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Seats left: 22
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
September 14
2016
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

School of Medicine Architectural History Walking Tour

With Drew Bourn, PhD, MLIS, MTS
Register
Seats left: 20
Take 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
September 15
2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Zotero, PaperPile, Mendeley, and EndNote: An Overview

Register
Seats left: 14
Managing 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
September 21
2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

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Seats left: 7
Researchers 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
October 12
2016
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

School of Medicine Architectural History Walking Tour

With Drew Bourn, PhD, MLIS, MTS
Register
Seats left: 20
Take 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 9
2016
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

School of Medicine Architectural History Walking Tour

With Drew Bourn, PhD, MLIS, MTS
Register
Seats left: 20
Take 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
December 14
2016
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

School of Medicine Architectural History Walking Tour

With Drew Bourn, PhD, MLIS, MTS
Register
Seats left: 20
Take 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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