Evidence-Based Practice & Research

A health information professional evaluates research studies, uses research to improve practice, conducts research, and communicates research results.



Scheduled Courses in Evidence-Based Practice & Research

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2019 MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians

Are you a library professional interested in learning to do research? Are you excited at the prospect of being part of an intensive and collaborative program that takes you through a process of learning research design and completing a health information research project?
MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Webinar
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8 Tips for Using Metrics in Research Evaluation (Recording)

Join our presenters to transform your skills in expert searching and metadata into the valuable skills needed in the research evaluation process.
MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Webinar
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A Myth-Shattering Look at Addiction, Prevention and Treatment, Based on Research - 2019-2020

David will share his research and personal experience about the importance of recognizing that addiction is a chronic brain disease that affects the whole family. “We know what to do when a person is sick with any other problem.”
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Beyond Pyramids of Evidence: Evaluating Research in the Health Sciences Literature - November 2019

This course takes you beyond using pyramids of evidence to evaluating quantitative and qualitative research.
Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Webinar
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Beyond the SEA Webinar Series:There's an App for That! Tips to Evaluate Consumer Apps for Health

The Beyond the SEA webinar series invites guest speakers that cover topics like resources from the National Library of Medicine, Outreach Projects, Leadership, Data Science, Instructional Design, and more!
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Webinar
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Beyond the SEA: “Seeing” your Search: Visualization Techniques for Exploring PubMed Search Results

The Beyond the SEA webinar series invites guest speakers that cover topics like resources from the National Library of Medicine, Outreach Projects, Leadership, Data Science, Instructional Design, and more!
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Beyond the SEA: Improving Your Spreadsheets Using Art Principles

The Beyond the SEA webinar series invites guest speakers that cover topics like resources from the National Library of Medicine, Outreach Projects, Leadership, Data Science, Instructional Design, and more!
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Beyond the SEA:How to Develop Healthy Living Programs through Shared Use Partnerships

The Beyond the SEA webinar series invites guest speakers that cover topics like resources from the National Library of Medicine, Outreach Projects, Leadership, Data Science, Instructional Design, and more!
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Boost Box: Cooking Classes without a Kitchen

Boost your knowledge of NLM products and other health information topics with this monthly webinar series from the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Boost Box: ECRI Guidelines Trust

Boost your knowledge of NLM products and other health information topics with this monthly webinar series from the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design

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A Myth-Shattering Look at Addiction, Prevention and Treatment, Based on Research*

David will share his research and personal experience about the importance of recognizing that addiction is a chronic brain disease that affects the whole family. “We know what to do when a person is sick with any other problem.”
Information Services Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Advanced PubMed Techniques*

Learn advanced concepts to add to your PubMed toolkit. Automatic Term Mapping; Author searching; Drug information to treat diseases; Pharmacologic action; Coordinating MeSH terms (like Indexers do); Tools for finding Evidence Based research in PubMed; Phrase searching and the Phrase Index.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Advanced Searching Techniques and Advanced Strategy Design*

This face-to-face course will explore issues around search design and search techniques for undertaking literature searches of complex topics to inform high quality comparative effectiveness research, systematic reviews, guideline development and other major projects.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Beyond Pyramids of Evidence: Evaluating Research in the Health Sciences Literature*

This course takes you beyond using pyramids of evidence to evaluating quantitative and qualitative research.
MLA '19 Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Beyond the SEA Webinar Series*

The Beyond the SEA webinar series invites guest speakers that cover topics like resources from the National Library of Medicine, Outreach Projects, Leadership, Data Science, Instructional Design, and more!
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Unscheduled
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Boost Box*

Boost your knowledge of NLM products and other health information topics with this monthly webinar series from the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and other Stakeholders*

Are you interested in strategies for building partnerships that lead to collaborative projects? This class will discuss barriers to building partnerships and detailed plans to help you overcome these obstacles.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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CAIFL: Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians*

Ready to move beyond basic EBM? Develop your critical appraisal skills in this advanced online course that will prepare you to teach critical appraisal with confidence.
Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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Chemicals and Drugs in PubMed and Toxnet*

This course will give participants an overview of chemical- and drug-specific PubMed tags and some of the databases that provide drugs and chemical information through Toxnet.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization
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Community Health Maps*

The goal of the course is to help users gain the skills to use Community Health Maps in order to empower communities, collect health data, and create maps.
Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Emerging Technologies in Health Sciences Libraries*

Emerging Technologies are always evolving and the health sciences library -- in its democratizing role in the medical community -- is the perfect place to be the sandbox for experimentation and innovation.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Engaging Parents and Caregivers in Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Recovery*

Fred will present on family-based interventions to engage parents and caregivers, as well as data on the resources the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids offers for families addressing every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery.
Information Services Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Escape the Library: Developing an Interactive Escape Room Activity to Gamify Library Instruction - October 2019

Does your library instruction need a pick-me-up? Delve into the exciting world of educational escape rooms.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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Escape the Library: Developing an Interactive Escape Room Activity to Gamify Library Instruction*

Does your library instruction need a pick-me-up? Delve into the exciting world of educational escape rooms.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
Unscheduled
Member Free
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EvalBasics 1: Community Assessment*

In this online workshop, participants will learn a four-step process for conducting community assessment that includes data collection, interpretation, and use. The relationship-building potential of each step will be discussed.
Leadership & Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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EvalBasics 2: Planning Outcomes-Based Programs*

This online workshop provides an ideal framework for developing funding proposals, sets the stage for setting up a quality control system to make sure your project stays on track, and provide a structure for your final reports.
Leadership & Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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EvalBasics 3: Data Collection for Program Evaluation*

Good data collection tools follow three key principles. They aim to decrease perceived risk, increase perceived benefit, and decrease cost to respondents. This workshop shows you how to apply these principles in developing questionnaires and interviews. This class is taught in-person and online.
Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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EvalBasics 4: Data Analysis for Program Evaluation*

This workshop provides participants with strategies for working with qualitative and quantitative data to assess program value and make effective decisions.
Leadership & Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Family Focused Addiction Support Training (FFAST): Getting Your LIfe Back*

Maureen Cavanagh will introduce you to her newest project “Family Focused Addiction Support Training (FFAST).” FFAST is a family-focused intervention designed to define and increase fluency in the language of recovery.
Information Services Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Finding and Using Health Statistics*

This online, self-paced course for librarians and students in health sciences describes different types of health statistics, how they are collected, and where they can be found.
Information Services Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information*

Teens experience many changes physically and mentally. Both blended and face-to-face classes include an overview of teen health information needs and information seeking behaviors, communication tips, and credible health information resources for teens.
Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health*

This one hour online or face-to-face course will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH). Attendees will learn a basic definition of EBPH, the seven step process for implementing EBPH, and identify resources for community assessments, searching the literature, and evaluation.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Graphic Public Health: Comics for Health Literacy, Health Promotion, and Advocacy*

Meredith Li-Vollmer from Public Health – Seattle & King County will share examples of how she has applied comics to health literacy, health promotion and advocacy for public health. She will also discuss aspects of the creative process of developing graphic public health.
Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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How the Trauma-Informed Approach Can Help Treat Substance Use Disorders*

People who experience trauma- especially Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)- are at an elevated risk for substance use disorders, mental illness, and physical disorders. Trauma-informed care (TIC) is an evidence-based approach to deliver healthcare.
Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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IHA Health Literacy Conference*

Keeping up to date with changes that affect access to health is difficult and even more so when understanding these from a health literacy perspective. Inspiring speakers will give insight on emerging issues on topics such as immigrant health, digital promises and challenges, and systemic biases.
Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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Mapping an Outreach Project: Start with Information; End with a Plan

If you want to develop a project that requires stakeholder support, you need more than a solid plan. This webinar series will show you how to use the tools and methods of program evaluation to plan a compelling program.
Leadership & Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Medical Fundamentals for Clinical Librarians*

This course is designed to provide familiarity with selected key elements of medicine, particularly hospital medicine, that will be most valuable to a clinically-embedded librarian, including some diagnostic and therapeutic fundamentals.
Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Midday at the Oasis*

Midday at the Oasis is a webinar series presented by the Pacific Southwest Region, NNLM on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. Topics include National Library of Medicine resources, new trends in health care and librarianship, data management, and mobile apps.
Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series

The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities.
Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Not all systematic reviews are created equal*

The number of published systematic reviews has increased dramatically over the last fifteen years. Are they all good? Like any other study, a systematic review needs to be read with a critical eye.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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On Beyond Searching: Librarians’ Roles in Facilitating Resident Research*

This workshop is designed for health sciences or hospital librarians who want to learn more about the research and quality improvement (QI) projects residents can typically complete and how to service their identified needs.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health*

This course is designed to teach public health professionals and librarians to use National Library of Medicine resources in order to find reliable health information and data related to population health and Healthy People 2020. Introductions to MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj will be covered.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Participatory Approaches for Learning More about Your Data

Encourage your stakeholders to use your data by including them in facilitated group activities! In this highly interactive in-person workshop, attendees will practice using different participatory techniques for interacting with data: planning, collecting, analyzing, and even reporting data.
Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Pieces of a Systematic Review: Introductory Workshop for Librarians*

With least 25 medical systematic reviews published daily, medical librarians invited more than ever before to collaborate on systematic reviews (SRs). This workshop describes determining the feasibility of a systematic review project and designing, documenting, evaluating, and reporting a search.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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PNR Rendezvous*

PNR Rendezvous is a monthly webinar series presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region. Each session focuses on various topics such as health, research, resources, librarianship, and technology for attendees to incorporate into their work.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Research Design and Utlization of Statistics*

Utilizing your existing metrics and statistics to develop research related projects and further scholarly understanding.
Leadership & Management Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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SCC/MLA Writing Retreat*

In order to facilitate the publication of quality library research from the SCC/MLA and SCAMeL are co-sponsoring a two-day writing retreat for librarians who require additional time and support in writing their manuscripts--no matter what stage of the research process.
Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Health Science Librarianship Professionalism
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Scoping reviews: The What, Why, and How for Librarians*

During this course, students will learn about the niche that scoping reviews fill within the world of scholarly research and the role that librarians can play in their creation.
Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Unscheduled
Member Free
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SEAside Webinar Series

The SEAside webinar series invites guest speakers that cover topics like resources from the National Library of Medicine, Outreach Projects, Leadership, Data Science, Instructional Design, and more! These are infrequent educational opportunities in addition to the Beyond the SEA webinar series.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Struggles and Strategies for Survival Beyond the Walls of Jail and Prison*

In this webinar Louie will share his own story of substance use disorder and incarceration as well as the work he is doing in the cities of Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts to address the addiction crisis.
Information Services Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians*

This 3-day, face-to-face course is designed for medical librarians by medical librarians who want to learn evidence-based concepts in order to comfortably support and teach evidence based clinical practice (EBCP), evidence based medicine (EBM), and evidence based nursing (EBN) at their institutions.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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Teaching and Leading EBM: A Workshop for Educators and Champions of Evidence-Based Medicine*

It is critical for health professions educators and clinicians to be prepared for the challenge of teaching and practicing Evidence-Based Medicine. to help, we invite you to attend an innovative 4-day workshop designed to help clinical leaders and educators enhance their EBM skills.
Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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Teaching Critical Appraisal Skills*

Critical appraisal takes basic searching and information literacy skills to the next level while giving students a chance to combine clinical expertise, best evidence, and patient values into a hands-on learning experience.
Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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Member $15.00
Non-Member $20.00

The Independent Reading Program (IRP): Article Analysis

Earn MLA CE by reading professional journal articles and books. To participate, just read an article or book and complete your article analysis application.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management MLA Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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Member $15.00
Non-Member $20.00

The Independent Reading Program (IRP): Book Analysis

Earn MLA CE by reading professional journal articles and books. To participate, just read an article or book and complete your article analysis application.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management MLA Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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The Insider's Guide to Accessing NLM Data: EDirect for PubMed*

This series of webinars will introduce you to the basics of using EDirect to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need. You will learn how to get PubMed data quickly and efficiently, design custom output formats, and develop strategies for solving real-world PubMed challenges.
Information Services Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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The Mini Data Shop: A Data Visualization Primer*

Learn ways to tell your data stories in compelling and engaging ways. This workshop introduces basic tools for exploring and visualizing data and provides guidance in design and context for their uses.
Instructor-owned Information Management Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster

Pieces is a monthly, limited-run webinar that takes place on the first Thursday of every month beginning February 2017 and ending in July 2017. In each live session, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues and answer questions addressing different aspects of systematic reviews.
Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Trials without Tribulations: Identifying Clinical Trials for Systematic Reviews and Other Clinical and Research Questions*

This course will highlight key trial and trials results registers, including ClinicalTrials.gov, the World Health Organization’s International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP), and industry registers.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study*

Are you interested in dipping your toes into the topic of data science? This introductory webinar will give you a jump start on exploring the concept of data science, an easy to use data analysis tool, and how data can be used for decision-making processes through a real-world case study example.
Information Management Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM