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September 2021

ONLINE: Design for 3D Printing

September 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this session we'll learn about how to design your very own printable model. We'll talk about how 3D printing works, use the program Tinkercad to design an object, and also talk about other ways to make printable files. This session will focus on how to design objects that can be printed successfully on FFF printers. This session was made for beginners with no 3D design experience, but all are welcome to attend. Register now!

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October 2021

Tool Time: Review with Rayyan!

October 18, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Are you working on a literature review? Rayyan is a tool that makes screening large sets of search results easier. Learn how to export your search results into Rayyan and use it to include or exclude results, use tags and categories for easy reporting, and leverage the artificial intelligence features to streamline your process. Rayyan can be used by yourself, or for open or blinded collaboration. All levels and disciplines welcome. Register now  

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November 2021

ONLINE: Managing the Dissertation Writing Process in the Humanities and Social Sciences

November 10, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Dissertations are, among many things, organizational challenges. In this workshop designed for students in the humanities and social sciences who have completed their prelims, we will pay attention to what dissertation research and writing can look and feel like on a day-to-day (and week-to-week, and month-to-month) basis. Participants will view a sample of different timelines, and will learn how to break down major steps into doable tasks, including using project management tools to help stay (more or less) on track.…

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December 2021

ONLINE: Searching for literature in non-health databases (LWTL)

December 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Public health is inherently interdisciplinary. Sometimes your research question can be best answered with literature published in journals outside the health field. For this, you need to turn to unfamiliar databases. This workshop will teach you how to locate an appropriate database, best practices for searching non-health databases, and how to use an interdisciplinary database. Please note that during this workshop we will be discussing topics that are specific to public health. Register now!

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January 2022

ONLINE: Managing the Dissertation Writing Process in the Humanities and Social Sciences Workshop

January 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Dissertations are, among many things, organizational challenges. In this workshop designed for students in the humanities and social sciences who have completed their prelims, we will pay attention to what dissertation research and writing can look and feel like on a day-to-day (and week-to-week and month-to-month) basis. Participants will view a sample of different timelines, and will learn how to break down major steps into doable tasks, including project management tools to help stay (more or less) on track. Specifically,…

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ONLINE: Advanced searching in Ovid MEDLINE (LWTL)

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Now that you’ve practiced searching for literature in Ovid MEDLINE, you’re ready to learn advanced searching techniques such as wild cards, adjacency searching, and MeSH hierarchy. This new depth of skill will allow you to quickly and effectively reach literature needed to support your work. Register now.

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February 2022

ONLINE: Design for 3D Printing

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this session we'll learn about how to design your very own printable model. We'll talk about how 3D printing works, use the program Tinkercad to design an object, and also talk about other ways to make printable files. This session will focus on how to design objects that can be printed successfully on FFF printers. This session was made for beginners with no 3D design experience, but all are welcome to attend. Register

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ONLINE: Cricut Basics: Design Space

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Learn the basics of creating designs for the Cricut Maker! The Cricut can make a wide variety of projects, and it all starts in Design Space. This is an online workshop that focuses on the software used to work the Cricut. You'll be able to prep your designs and bring them into a library makerspace to print, cut, or draw. Register

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ONLINE: 3D Printing for Beginners

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Get started 3D printing! No experience needed. We'll learn how to download the software that go with the 3D printers, and download a model from Thingiverse to turn into an amazing 3D print. Register

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ONLINE: Calligraphy for Beginners

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

No experience necessary! Learn how to do calligraphy and creative lettering using household writing utensils! Optionally you can pick up a brush pen and some lined paper from the Walter Breakerspace before the event -- stay tuned for an email with information on where these are. Register

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ONLINE: Searching for evidence not found in literature databases (i.e., Googling it)

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Sometimes the Internet is the best source of information, especially when looking for statistics, data, and program evaluations. This workshop will lead you to curated lists of trustworthy websites, teach you how to systematically search for information on the Internet, and how to evaluate the information you find. Register now

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IN PERSON: Bookbinding: Asian Stab Binding

February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn the ancient art of Asian stab binding and make your own blank journal. This bookbinding style dates from the 1600s and is still being used today. Supplies will be provided. Guest led by Laurie Jedamus. Register

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ONLINE: Cricut Basics: Design Space

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Learn the basics of creating designs for the Cricut Maker! The Cricut can make a wide variety of projects, and it all starts in Design Space. This is an online workshop that focuses on the software used to work the Cricut. You'll be able to prep your designs and bring them into a library makerspace to print, cut, or draw. Register

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ONLINE: Podcasting 101

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you've ever wanted to learn about audio recording or podcasts, this is the workshop for you! Come learn about the different types of audio equipment you can use to record (including ones for free checkout at the UMN libraries!) as well as methods for planning, preparing for, and editing your recordings. Staff will be on hand to answer questions, do small demos, and provide you with resources to use as you embark on your audio adventure. Materials and zoom…

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March 2022

ONLINE: Cricut Basics: Design Space

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Learn the basics of creating designs for the Cricut Maker! The Cricut can make a wide variety of projects, and it all starts in Design Space. This is an online workshop that focuses on the software used to work the Cricut. You'll be able to prep your designs and bring them into a library makerspace to print, cut, or draw. Register

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ONLINE: Research data management

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Think of data as any information you collect in your research efforts - this could be PDFs, spreadsheets, project documentation, interviews, etc. This workshop will teach you data management strategies including file inventory, file naming, folder organization, storage & back up, documentation, project close-out and long-term preservation. The second half of the presentation addresses data management as it related to publicly sharing data in a repository. Register here!

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ONLINE: Tools to aid clinical decision-making: DynaMed

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

This 30 minute presentation will introduce viewers to DynaMed (and its mobile app), an evidence-based clinical decision support tool that can be used at the point-of-care. Healthcare professionals: use DynaMed to look up disease topics, including diagnosis and treatment options. Health sciences students: use DynaMed to increase your background knowledge of diseases, including definitions, causes, risk factors, etc. Intended audience: U of M health sciences students, residents, faculty, and staff. Register here!

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ONLINE: Intro to PubMed Research

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  PubMed is the premier, publicly accessible database for health sciences research, and one that you will use often in your health sciences program and after graduation. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of searching in PubMed, including selecting search terms from your research question, using filters to narrow your search results, and saving items for later use. Audience: students from any health sciences program such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, etc; pre-health students; anyone who is new to…

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ONLINE: Tools to aid clinical decision-making: DynaMed

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

This 30 minute presentation will introduce viewers to VisualDx (and its mobile app), an evidence-based clinical decision support and differential diagnosis tool. Healthcare professionals: use VisualDx to visualize a differential diagnosis based on physical signs and symptoms, lab results, history, environmental exposure, etc. Health sciences students: use VisualDx to learn about the visual manifestation of diseases in the human body; practice your skin exam skills with the LearnDerm modules. Intended audience: U of M health sciences students, residents, faculty, and…

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ONLINE: Tools to aid clinical decision-making: VisualDx

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

This 30 minute presentation will introduce viewers to VisualDx (and its mobile app), an evidence-based clinical decision support and differential diagnosis tool. Healthcare professionals: use VisualDx to visualize a differential diagnosis based on physical signs and symptoms, lab results, history, environmental exposure, etc. Health sciences students: use VisualDx to learn about the visual manifestation of diseases in the human body; practice your skin exam skills with the LearnDerm modules. Intended audience: U of M health sciences students, residents, faculty, and…

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Online: Cricut Basics: Design Space

March 30 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Learn the basics of creating designs for the Cricut Maker! The Cricut can make a wide variety of projects, and it all starts in Design Space. This is an online workshop that focuses on the software used to work the Cricut. You'll be able to prep your designs and bring them into a library makerspace to print, cut, or draw. Register here!

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April 2022

ONLINE: The Right Fit for your Manuscript

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Working on a health sciences research article? Have questions about publishing, open access, impact metrics? In this workshop we'll look at tools and strategies for finding the right journal for your manuscript and what you might want to consider about open access and impact factor as an author. Audience: students and early-career faculty and researchers in the health sciences. Register here!

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ONLINE: Tools to aid clinical decision-making: VisualDx

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

This 30 minute presentation will introduce viewers to VisualDx (and its mobile app), an evidence-based clinical decision support and differential diagnosis tool. Healthcare professionals: use VisualDx to visualize a differential diagnosis based on physical signs and symptoms, lab results, history, environmental exposure, etc. Health sciences students: use VisualDx to learn about the visual manifestation of diseases in the human body; practice your skin exam skills with the LearnDerm modules. Intended audience: U of M health sciences students, residents, faculty, and…

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ONLINE: Finding research-based evidence after you graduate and enter the “real world”

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

You’ll quickly learn in your careers that you don’t have access to the vast number of databases that you do when you’re affiliated with the University of Minnesota, but you do not have to rely on Google alone. This workshop will point you to free databases that lead to evidence-based literature and other types of open-source materials. Register here!

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ONLINE: Tell your research story: visualization, design, & messaging

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This workshop will introduce universal design strategies such as color, font, proximity, and shape that can be applied to traditional research visualizations such as tables and charts. Messaging best practices that are grounded in accessibility and ethical standards are also shared.

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ONLINE: Introduction to Tableau

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of using Tableau, a tool for visualizing data. Topics include preparing and importing datasets, creating queries, and exporting useful visualizations. This workshop is intended for beginners (no Tableau experience necessary).

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ONLINE: Advanced Searching in PubMed

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this workshop, we will cover advanced PubMed techniques such as refining your search strategy with MeSH terms, keywords, and Boolean operators; your MyNCBI account; and using PubMed for evidence-based practice.

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CANCELLED Get to Know Linux

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Linux operating system (OS) family is a great tool for makers. While learning these OSes is itself an interesting DIY project, Linux OSes are also the go-to system for single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBoards. In this session you’ll learn some of the basics of navigating and using Linux OSes, as well as a few tips and tricks for diagnosing problems and being an effective user. This workshop has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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May 2022

ONLINE: Bullet Journaling for Finals

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

End your semester strong! Learn how to use a bullet journal to organize, study, reflect, and prepare for your finals. Bring a notebook and some writing utensils and your course syllabi. This workshop will be ONLINE via Zoom. You will receive a link to the Zoom on the day of the workshop. Register here!

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ONLINE: Introduction to Tableau

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of using Tableau, a tool for visualizing data. Topics include preparing and importing datasets, creating queries, and exporting useful visualizations. This workshop is intended for beginners (no Tableau experience necessary). Zoom link will be sent out one hour in advance. Register here!

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June 2022

ONLINE: Conducting scoping and systematic reviews

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This workshop will teach you the methodology of systematic and/or scoping reviews, point you toward guides and checklists, and help you think through how to treat a literature review as a research study.

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August 2022

ONLINE: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

August 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also talk about using EndNote with EndNoteWeb, a Web-based version of EndNote available for free. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register now

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