The Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer Info Bites: casual, short, informative sessions to introduce you to new resources, time-saving pro-tips, and to give you an afternoon break. Info Bites take place in the Information Commons (outside the library, 3rd floor LKSKI) and Computer Lab on Friday afternoons this September, October and November. Come enjoy hot tea and treats, and leave with some information to chew on! No registration required unless specified. Please see the full Info Bites schedule below:
Friday, September 14, 3:00 PM
Systematic Review, Scoping Review, Realist Review... What IS the difference??
What's the difference between a systematic review, meta-analysis and a scoping review? When would I want to do a realist review? This InfoBite will introduce you to the methodologies behind different types of reviews and key points to consider before undertaking one.
Friday, September 21, 3:00 PM
Credible Complementary and Alternative Medicine Resources
Patients are becoming increasingly interested in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment options. Unfortunately, misinformation is widely distributed online and it can be difficult to determine fact from fiction when discussing these topics. This info bite will introduce several credible resources for finding reliable evidence to make clinical decisions about CAM treatments.
Friday, October 19, 3:00 PM
Which Reference Manager is Right For Me?
Confused about which reference management software is best for you? This infobite will compare and contrast some of the most popular reference management tools, including EndNote, Mendelay, Zotero, and RefWorks. Features of each option, including pros and cons, will be discussed. By the end of the session, participants should be able to determine which reference manager is best for their specific needs.
Friday, October 26, 3:00 PM
Point of Care Tools
Do you have clinical questions while caring for a patient? This Info Bite will highlight online point of care tools available to you designed to help answer questions and verify facts in the fast-paced environment of patient care.
Friday, November 2, 3:00 PM
"RxTx w/f": The New & Improved eCPS
This Info Bite will introduce you to the drug and therapeutic point-of-care tool, RxTx, with a “tour” of the new interface, review of the major features, and close-up look at an additional resource embedded in RxTx called Lexi-Interact. This Info Bite session will be useful for all St. Michael's staff, physicians and students, but particularly relevant to pharmacists/pharmacy students, anyone with prescribing privileges, and anyone interested in learning more about a particular drug or therapy.
Friday, November 23, 3:00 PM
OneNote: What is it, and what can it do for me?
Microsoft OneNote allows its users to compile and share information collaboratively from myriad formats—PDFs, Word document, photos, and more. OneNote is a free, stand-alone application that bridges macOs, Windows RT, Windows Phone, iOS and Android, as well as a component of Microsoft Office. This Info Bite is a OneNote demonstration for those interested in what the software can do for them, as well as for the Health Sciences Library to gauge interest among hospital staff for subsequent OneNote training.