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This guide lists various virtual workshops hosted by the Penn Dental Medicine Library. The PDM Library hosted the Scholarly Summer Workshop Series in July 2023 and Academic Autumn Workshop Series in November 2023. Be on the lookout for future workshops.

Scholarly Summer 2023

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Dental Library 101 featuring Advanced Searching in PubMed

This virtual workshop introduces various resources listed on the Leon Levy Dental Medicine Library homepage with a deep dive into advanced searching strategies in PubMed. This recording was created on Wednesday July 19th at 12pm.

How to Screen Citations Using Covidence

Learn how to set up your account on and use Covidence, a web-based screening software often used in Systematic Reviews. This recording was done on July 20th, 2023 at 12pm.

How to Manage Citations using EndNote

EndNote is a commonly-used citation management tool. This workshop provides an overview of how to set up your account and how to use EndNote to manage your citations. The recording took place on Wednesday July 26th, 2023 at 12pm.

How to Design Effective Posters

Varvara Kountouzi, the Head of the Bollinger Digital Fabrication Lab at the Holman Biotech Commons, presented an in-person workshop on Thursday July 27th in the Dental Library Collaborative Classroom. Much of this content from Varvara's presentation can be found on this guide.

Academic Autumn 2023

The recordings of these workshops will be made available via the Penn Dental Medicine Continuing Dental Education portal.

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Selecting a Repository for Data Sharing

This workshop will help researchers become familiar with the data repository ecosystem in order for them to choose an appropriate data repository for deposit. After this workshop, learners will be able to determine if a repository has desirable characteristics, outline the types of repositories available, and navigate the process of searching for a repository. The main audience for this workshop is researchers who will be producing novel research data that needs to be shared in a data repository. The recording was done on Monday November 13, 2023 at 12pm.

Where to Publish in the Health Sciences Community

I will co-present this workshop with Melanie Cedrone, the Health Sciences Collections Coordinator at the Holman Biotech Commons. This workshop will outline current scholarly communication practices, explore resources at Penn to review publishing options, and consider strategies for selecting journals in which to publish. You will learn the resources and tools that will aid in the selection and evaluation of journals, the influence of journal impact factors, and the implications of open-access publishing for your scientific work. Those interested in publishing in the health sciences will benefit most from this workshop. The recording was done on Wednesday November 29, 2023 at 12pm.

Future Workshop Topics

Based on suggestions from previous workshop attendees and fellow Penn Libraries colleagues, I developed this list for potential workshops in 2024:

  • Resources for Writing at Penn
  • Anti-Plagiarism Resources at Penn
  • How to Use SciENcv to create your Biosketch
  • How to Use RevMan
  • How to Watch Out for Predatory Publishing
  • An Update on Endnote

Do you have further suggestions? If so, please let me know.

Health Literacy Librarian

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Aman Kaur
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