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Note: Calder Library resources, consultations, and training are free to authorized users with a valid UM/JMH e-mail address. You may view your access privileges here.

To schedule a librarian consultation or group training session, please email: reference@miami.edu.

Librarian Consultations
The Calder Library will help you find authoritative, current, and relevant information for patient care, research, and education. Schedule a librarian consultation today to obtain the information and research guidance you need. Consultations are held via Zoom during weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm by appointment.

Group Training
Group training sessions are also available by request. Sessions are held via Zoom during weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm by appointment. Please contact us at least 5 business days in advance to plan a session for your group.

Available training sessions include:

Introduction to the Calder Library
Learn about all the resources and services that are available to you at the Calder Library. This session will help you find:
  • Onsite and online books, journals, and databases
  • Clinical information for patient care and research
  • Journal impact factors and reputable publication venues
  • Systematic reviews
  • Tests and questionnaires
  • Much more!
You wil also learn about library services including:
  • Remote access to library collections
  • Expert literature searches by medical librarians
  • Interlibrary loans and photocopies of print articles
  • Assistance with poster design and printing services
  • On-demand library and research assistance onsite and online
Target audience: new students, faculty, and staff; library users who would like a refresher and/or updates on new resources and services

Database Training
Learn about the databases available at the Calder Library to help you with literature reviews, scoping reviews, systematic reviews, and other research projects. Sessions may cover one or more databases, ranging from basic to advanced topics, depending on your needs.
  • CINAHL – nursing and allied health research
  • Cochrane Library – systematic reviews and controlled trials
  • Embase – international biomedical research with specializations on drugs and medical devices
  • MEDLINE/PubMed – premier biomedical research and clinical sciences database from the U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • PsycINFO – premier behavioral and social sciences research database from the American Psychological Association
  • Scopus – interdisciplinary science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts & humanities research with tools to track, analyze, and visualize research output
  • Web of Science – interdisciplinary research with tools to visualize research output and journal impact
Target audience: students, faculty, and researchers working on reviews and research projects

Citation Management Tools
Learn about the citation management tools available at the Calder Library to help you collect, organize, store, share, screen, and format citations in reference lists for assignments and publications. Sessions may cover one or more citation management tools, ranging from basic to advanced features, depending on your needs.
  • Covidence – collaborative online tool for systematic review screening support and record keeping
  • EndNote – downloadable tool with online functionality
  • Mendeley – online tool with social networking features
  • RefWorks – cloud-based tool
  • Zotero – open-source tool
Target audience: students, faculty, and researchers working with citations

Statistics Workshops

Workshop Series - Data Analytics for You
Gain introductory experience with data analysis in a variety of new software environments, particularly SPSS, R, and REDCap, paired with discussions of statistical analysis and data science best practices. This workshop series is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Thilani Samarakoon, PhD, Biomedical Data Librarian
  • Cameron Riopelle, PhD, Head of Data and Visualization Services
  • Kelsa Bartley, MSI, Education and Outreach Librarian
If you would like to schedule an individual or a group training or have any questions regarding the workshop series, please contact the Biomedical Data Librarian at thilani.samarakoon@miami.edu

Introduction to R
R is an open-source software environment for statistical computing and graphics. This workshop is designed to introduce R, RStudio, and R Markdown. You will learn to install R packages and utilize their functionalities for exploratory data analysis (EDA). It covers basic data types, importing data, cleaning and plotting data, and analyzing relationships between variables. Previous experience with R is not necessary.

Data Visualization with R
This workshop will focus on creating visualizations using R packages like ggplot2. This covers basic plots and best practices in data visualization. Some experience with R is preferred.

Introduction to SPSS
This workshop is designed for new SPSS users. It provides an introduction to the SPSS software program, including its software environment, importing data, descriptive statistics, transforming variables, selecting and splitting data, and visualization.

Introduction to REDCap
REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a Web-based application that allows you to quickly build and manage databases and online surveys. This workshop will show you how to: build case report forms to enter data extracted from any source; automatically check for errors to guard against bad data; produce online summary statistics and graphics; make analyzable, anonymized datasets; export data to Excel and major statistical packages like R, SAS, SPSS, STATA, and other basic concepts.

Introduction to Meta-Analysis
This workshop aims to give you a basic understanding of the steps of conducting a meta-analysis. Meta-analysis is a statistical technique for combining data from multiple studies on a particular topic to produce an overall statistic. Meta-analysis is an intensive research process involving several critical steps from the literature search, data extraction to statistical analysis. This workshop will help you understand the meta-analysis process and help you plan to conduct one.
Introduction to GraphPad Prism
This workshop is designed to introduce you to GraphPad Prism software. Prism is a statistical software that follows a drop-down menu-based interface to conduct data analysis. This workshop will cover topics on navigating the menu, importing data, selecting data tables, creating graphs, and data analysis.
Introduction to Tableau
Tableau is a data visualization software that allows transforming data into plots and tables. Here you will learn about the Tableau workspace consisting of menus, toolbars, and the data pane. In addition, the workshop covers topics on connecting to the data, building data visualizations and dashboards, and sharing them. Previous experience with Tableau is not necessary.
Introduction to EndNote
Learn about the EndNote citation management tool, to help you collect, organize, store, share, screen, and format citations in reference lists for assignments and publications.