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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Basic Statistics for Research Appraisal (Recording)

You don’t need to take years of statistics in order to gain a significant amount of useful knowledge!
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Basic Statistics for Research Design (Recording)

This webinar is for the many librarians who have taken basic statistics workshops, yet still find themselves unsure how to match statistics to research questions in their own research and assessment!
Leadership & Management CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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CAIFL: Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians - March 2023

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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Clean & Tidy Data: Getting Started with Spreadsheet Data (Recording)

If you work with your own data or advise researchers on theirs, you’ll want to get started right.
CE Passport Information Management MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
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Clean & Tidy Data: Making Data Usable (Recording)

Learn how to identify the components of a clean and tidy dataset and describe the steps needed to process and normalize a "dirty" dataset.
CE Passport Information Management MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
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Create Effective Data Visualizations

In this webinar, learn about common types of visualizations and how to use them to meet the information needs of your audience.
Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Critical Appraisal for Librarians: Evaluating Randomized Controlled Trials (Recording)

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are among the most important study types used to answer clinical and systematic review questions. But not all RCT studies are good enough to share with clinicians or include in reviews. This webinar will give you tools to evaluate the quality of RCT studies.
Information Services CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Critical Appraisal of Case Control Studies (Recording)

Learn from Amy Blevins and Laura Menard, two of MLA’s resident critical appraisal experts, how to identify, appraise, and interpret case control studies--one of the most important clinical research study types.
MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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Critical Appraisal of Cohort Studies (Recording)

Learn from Amy Blevins and Laura Menard, two of MLA’s resident critical appraisal experts, how to identify, appraise, and interpret cohort studies, one of the most common study types health sciences librarians encounter.
MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Critical Appraisal of Diagnosis Studies (Recording)

Have you ever wanted to know how to interpret and critically appraise studies about diagnostic tests? Learn all about nomograms, likelihood ratios, sensitivity, and specificity in this interactive webinar.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE Instruction & Instructional Design
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Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research (Recording)

This webinar will demystify the process of assessing and reporting on quantitative research by breaking it down into easy-to-understand steps.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization CNE
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Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (Recording)

This webinar helps you learn the fundamentals of critical appraisal of a systematic review/meta-analysis and plain language explanations of key concepts. #MLATeachCritApp
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE Instruction & Instructional Design
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Critical Contributions: Developing Research Appraisal Skills at Your Institution (Recording)

With the reproducibility crisis in biomedical and health sciences, medical librarians have an opening to expand their contributions to health care and raise their status by teaching critical appraisal. Abraham Wheeler and Amy Blevins aim to get you fired up about teaching in this new area!
Information Services CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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EvalBasics 1: Community Assessment - On Demand

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 - On Demand

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 - On Demand

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 - On Demand

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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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Peer Review: For Reviewers and Authors (Recording)

Do you fear peer review? Join this webinar to find your strengths as a peer reviewer and learn why this role is crucial to research in our field.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Evidence-Based Practice for the Medical Librarian - 2023

This 8-week online course is designed to be an introduction to the process of evidence-based practice (EBP) and to the supporting roles and opportunities for medical librarians.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Expand Your Research Impact Services (Recording)

This webinar is for those interested in developing or expanding their institution’s research impact services.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Find the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Search Strategy That Works for You (Recording)

Find a comfortable plan to formulate your search strategy in an evidence based way.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment (Recording)

Join the presenters as they share their strategies for identifying promising projects, avoiding problems before they scuttle a project, and working with review teams to conduct successful--and published!--systematic reviews. #MLAMaxReturn
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Getting Started and Getting Confident with Statistics (Recording)

Gain confidence in your understanding of statistical concepts in research papers and get started interpreting data.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Going Grey with Google Scholar for Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Learn search techniques to locate grey literature in Google Scholar and more.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources (Recording)

Learn about the who, what, where, why, and how to search for preprints. #MLAGreyLitSearch
CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE

Unscheduled Courses in Evidence-Based Practice & Research

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Drive Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast*

This interactive webinar provides librarians and information professionals an introduction to application programming interfaces (APIs), including why APIs can be useful, how to get started using APIs, and which National Library of Medicine APIs might be right for you.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Easy Steps to Building a Team-Based Systematic Review Service*

This course is for all libraries looking to expand their systematic review services or enhance them using a new team-based model. If you are interested in implementing a team-based systematic review service at your library but don't know where to begin, this course is for you.
Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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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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Evaluation Pathways*

A 5-part webinar series on the evaluation pathways. The pathways were developed to help NNLM members who are implementing projects with undeserved communities, design and carry out effective evaluations that will help showcase all achievements, while identifying ways that programming can improve.
Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Evidence-Based Practice for the Medical Librarian*

This 8-week online course is designed to be an introduction to the process of evidence-based practice (EBP) and to the supporting roles and opportunities for medical librarians.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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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 Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health*

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This webinar will explore the basics of EBPH and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Health Bytes with Region 3: Regional Medical Library Educational Webinar Series*

This monthly webinar from the NNLM Region 3 features expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users.
Leadership & Management DEIA Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Health Sciences Librarianship*

This online course explores the roles of the health information professional in a variety of health sciences environments. Topics include embedded librarianship and liaison services, instruction, supporting evidence-based practice, scholarly communication, technology services, and ethics.
DEIA Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization
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Learn to Love Data Planning: DMPTool Basics*

The webinar will guide participants in understanding data management plan basics, creating a DMPTool profile and exploring available templates and planning resources.
Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM