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February 2014

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Special Workshop Series: Spring Into Publishing

How to Write a Great Research Paper, AND Get it Accepted by a Good Journal !

Thursday, February 27, 2-4pm, FCT3, rooms 1, 8

Presented by Anthony Newman, Life Sciences Department, Elsevier
This workshop aims to help researchers understand the publisher and editor’s perspective in journal publishing and gives practical advice on how to write a great research paper and get it accepted by a good journal. This workshop will discuss how to structure manuscripts, how to select a journal, how the review process works, and how to respond to reviewers’ comments.  


Making Your Research Findable: Writing a Great Abstract

Monday, March 3, 9-10am, FCT3, rooms 1, 2, 7, 8

Presented by Clara Fowler, Manager of Information Services, & Amy Sisson, South Campus Librarian
In this class you will learn the required elements of abstracts and how to select the best keywords to make your articles findable in PubMed and other databases.


Making Evidence-based Manuscript Submissions

Wednesday, March 19, 2-3pm, Main Building R11.1100, rooms 7-8

Presented by Greg Pratt, Research Specialist
Attend this session to learn about impact factor calculations, use and misuse, and what to expect when trying to publish in high impact journals.  In addition, learn about tools to help prospective authors identify journal submission candidates.


Publishing Opportunities and How to Get Started

Monday, March 24, 1-2pm, FCT3.5001

Presented by Steven Wei, Midlevel Provider Supervisor and JADPRO board member


WEBINAR: Preparing an EndNote Bibliography for Publication

Wednesday, April 9, 11-11:30am, Webinar

Presented by Laurissa Gann, Outreach Coordinator and Senior Librarian
EndNote makes formatting citations easy. This webinar will show you how to insert, edit and delete citations with EndNote. You will also learn how to format your bibliography for journal name variations and how to download journal output styles.


Searching Like a Pro

The Research Medical Library has many databases, ebooks, and print books, but how do you find the information you really need, when you want it?  The Search Like a Pro Series will demonstrate basic methods and resources that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your searches when looking for information in your subject area.

Searching Like a Pro for Pharmacy & Drug Information: REGISTER HERE
February 27, 2014 11:00am – Noon

Searching Like a Pro for Behavioral Sciences: REGISTER HERE
March 27, 2014 9:00am – 10:00am

Searching Like a Pro for Nurses: REGISTER HERE
April 24, 2014 11:00am – Noon

Questions? Contact April Aultman Becker:; 713-794-1111

Schedule of Classes & Webinars

Classes are held in the library classroom (FCT21.6008) unless otherwise noted.  Find the latest class schedule, class descriptions, and links here.

Webinars are live online classes that can be viewed from your desktop. Check out our upcoming webinars and archived webinars.

If you have questions about classes, please contact the Library at or 713-792-2282.

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