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Feel free to attend the following Brown School Library sessions.
The sessions offer hands-on instruction.  No registration is necessary unless
stated in the description.  The sessions are held in the Goldfarb
building (East end of campus) unless noted otherwise.  
Feel free to schedule a one-on-one session if the times below are not
convenient for you.
A list of sessions with calendar icons is available at:
https://wustl.libcal.com/calendar/brownschoollibrary

American FactFinder Census & Social Statistics 
     Learn how to use American FactFinder for census and social statistics.  Overview of
     the 2010 census and the American Community Survey. Generate a tract map. 
     Produce reports for demographic and social statistics (age, race, education, housing,
     income, etc.).  Use the Community Facts, Guided, and Advanced search modes. 
     No registration needed.
          January by appointment
          February 20,  6:30 - 7:30 p.m., room G359
Canvas Tips for Using Course Reserves
     Learn how to find and use the Brown School course reserves located in
     the Canvas system. 
          Please email the Circulation Coordinator for a one-on-one or small group
          appointment. brownlibrary@wustl.edu
Catalog of Library Materials
     Learn how to search the catalog, request WUSTL items, set up a reading
     history, and renew checked out items.  No registration needed.
          January by appointment
          February 8,  10:00 - 10:30 a.m., room G359
Don’t Sign Your Rights Away: Author's Rights
     Hope to publish an article in the future? Learn how to retain your copyrights so you can freely
     use your own work for teaching, scholarly, and professional activities.  Otherwise, you may
     have to pay the publisher in order to use your own work.  Learn about WUSTL's open access
     repository for articles. No registration needed.
          January by appointment
          February 27,  6:30 - 7:00 p.m., room G359
EndNote Citation Manager
     Learn the basic features of EndNote for organizing citations.  Please
     schedule an appointment with Susan Fowler if you would like a one-on-one
     or small group session.  https://wustl.libcal.com/appointments/fowler
Evidence-Based Resources
     Learn about the evidence-based resources.  Covers evidence-based databases, 
     websites, and filters.  These resources should save you some time when doing 
     evidence-based assignments.  No registration needed.
          January by appointment
          February 4,  6:15 - 6:45 p.m., room G359
GIS Day in November  (Geographic Information Systems)
          Expected November, 2019
Green Get-It Button Tips and Tricks
     Learn how to use the green get-it button to retrieve full text items. Learn what to do
     when the full text doesn't display. No registration needed.
          January by appointment
          February 21,  10:00 - 10:45 a.m., room G359
Interlibrary Loan (Mobius and Illiad)
     WUSTL cannot buy every book and journal that is available.  Learn how to use
     the interlibrary loan systems to request items that WUSTL does not own. 
     No registration needed.
          January by appointment
          February 28,  10:00 - 10:30 a.m., room G359
Library Resources After Graduation
     Learn about the library resources that are available to you after you graduate. 
     No registration needed.
          January by appointment
          February by appointment
LocalHealthData.org in 15 Minutes 
     Learn how to search for health statistics from the most trusted sites in one place
     (National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control, American Cancer Society and
     more than 70 other reliable sources). No registration needed.
          January by appointment
          February by appointment
Medline via PubMed: A Fantastic, Free Health Database
     Learn how to effectively search PubMed for public health, psychological, and
     therapeutic information. Covers MeSH searching, applying limits, using the search
     history, changing the results display, accessing full text, using the evidence-based
     clinical queries, and more.  No registration needed.
          January 30,  6:15 - 7:15 p.m., room G359
          February 13,  6:15 - 7:15 p.m., room G37
NIH and Other Public Access Policies
     Are you preparing a manuscript arising from NIH-funded research? Do you have
     other sources of grant funding such as the American Heart Association or the
     Department of Defense?  If so, you may be required to comply with public access
     policies issued by these organizations. This session will provide an overview of the
     NIH Public Access Policy and other public access policies including the steps
     involved with compliance.
          January by appointment
          February by appointment
Public Health Resources
     Learn about the library's resources related to public health.  Covers evidence-based resources,
     databases, websites, statistics, and more.  No registration needed.
          January by appointment
          February by appointment
Search Strategies for Database Searching    
     Learn about the basic search strategies and use them in a database search in order to
     find relevant articles. Covers Boolean Operators, truncation, phrase searching, field qualification,
     proximity operators, using the search history, and applying limits. No registration needed.  
          January 17,  10:00 - 11:00 a.m., room G359
          February 14,  10:00 - 11:00 a.m., room G359
Social Explorer Census & Social Statistics    
     Learn how to use Social Explorer for census and social statistics.  Generate
     maps.  Overview of the 2010 census and the American Community
     Survey.  Produce statistical reports through the Premade, Keyword, and table features
     (age, race, households, education, income, etc.).  No registration needed.
          January by appointment
          February 25,  6:15 - 7:15 p.m., room G359
Social Welfare/Policy Library Resources    
     Learn about library resources that may help you with your social welfare/policy assignments.
     Covers Congress.gov, ProQuest Congressional, CQ Researcher, PAIS, and more.
     No registration needed.
          January 31,  4:15 - 5:00 p.m., room G333A
          February by appointment
Statistics Resources in 15 Minutes
     Brief overview of library resources related to statistics. No registration needed.
          January by appointment
          February 18,  6:30 - 6:45 p.m., room G359
Tour the Brown School Library    
     Take a guided tour of the Brown School Library and learn where the resources are located.    
     No registration needed.         
          January by appointment
          February by appointment
Here is the above list in chronological order:
January 17, Search Strategies, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., room G359
January 30, Medline via PubMed,  6:15 - 7:15 p.m., room G359
January 31, Social Welfare/Policy Resources, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m., room G333A
February 4, Evidence-Based Resources, 6:15 - 6:45 p.m., room G359
February 8, Catalog of Library Materials, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m., room G359
February 13, Medline via PubMed, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m., room G37
February 14, Search Strategies, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., room G359
February 18, Statistics Resources, 6:30 - 6:45 p.m., room G359
February 20, American FactFinder,  6:30 - 7:30 p.m., room G359
February 21, Green Get-It Button, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m., room G359
February 25, Social Explorer, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m., room G359
February 27, Don't Sign Your Rights Away, 6:30 - 7:00 p.m., room G359
February 28, Interlibrary Loan, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m., room G359

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