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 in collaboration with the Penn Veterinary Medicine Libraries.
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.
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.
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.
The recordings of these workshops will be made available via the Penn Dental Medicine Continuing Dental Education portal.
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.
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.
Based on suggestions from previous workshop attendees and fellow Penn Libraries colleagues, I developed this list for potential workshops in 2024:
Do you have further suggestions? If so, please let me know.