Library Classes

Predatory Publishers and Open Access

Instructor: Emily J. Glenn, MSLS

This session focuses on selecting a scientific or biomedical journal for publication of research articles. Presenters will demonstrate how to use library resources like Scopus and Journal Citation Reports along with reference checklists to evaluate journals. We will address salient characteristics of potentially predatory journals as well as core tenets of open access, often conflated with predatory publishing. Participants will review real website of potentially predatory publishers and share strategies for selecting journals in their disciplines.

October 13, 2017, MSC 1005, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Livestream available - contact 402-559-8090 for troubleshooting)


Systematic Reviews: What's It All About?

Instructors: Cindy Schmidt and Emily Glenn

This session will provide participants with an understanding of the systematic review process and standards and describe the benefits of including librarians on their teams. 

  • Panelists from College of Public Health, College of Nursing, and College of Medicine will share their experiences working with systematic review teams and advice for those who are newer to systematic reviews.
  • Librarians will discuss their role as systematic review team members, describe services the library provides, and outline how to get started.
October 25, WH8011, 11:30am - 12:30pm (Livestream available - contact 402-559-8090 for troubleshooting)

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Intro to Citation Managers - EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley, & Zotero

Instructors: Emily J. Glenn, MSLS and Cindy Schmidt, MD, MLS

Get to know these four popular bibliographic citation management program and decide which is best to use with your individual and collaborative projects. In this session, we will demonstrate the strongest features of these four programs, demonstrate collection and organization of citations and PDFs, and review output and full-text linking.

October 30, DRC1006, 3:30pm - 4:20pm

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October 31, WH8011, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Livestream available - contact 402-559-8090 for troubleshooting)

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Finding Experts

Instructors: Cindy Schmidt, MD, MLS and Emily J. Glenn, MSLS

Discover several ways to identify experts in your field by using tools like Research Nebraska. Identify current research projects in your area via NIH reporter and ClinicalTrials.gov. Use literature databases like SciFinder, EMBASE and Scopus to trace paths of knowledge via cited and citing reference searches.

December 14, MCPH3001, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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December 15, WH8011, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Livestream available - contact 402-559-8090 for troubleshooting)

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