Carol is a Health Sciences Liaison and a Librarian with the University of Manitoba. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario where she received a Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences in 1993. She has held a position at the University of Manitoba Libraries from 1994 to present.
In her roles with the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library, she is responsible for providing reference services and training for faculty, staff, and students at the University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus and more specifically the Max Rady College of Medicine.
Academic Half Days Scheduled for PGME
Topic: Citation Tracking: an alternative to literature searching
Audience: interested parties
Date: May 16, 2023
Description: This hands-on session introduces you to using citation tracking as an alternative method to the traditional literature search. Topics covered will include the strengths and weaknesses of this method, when to use it and the tools used to do forward and backward citation tracking (Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Science).
Topic: Searching (the Literature) Systematically
Audience: Interested parties
Date: May 9, 2023
Description: Complicated research questions require a systematic approach to searching often across multiple databases. This consistent approach ensures that the literature review portion of a research project is methodologically sound. This workshop will review translating your research question into a search strategy, selecting the right database(s) for your question, and translating your initial search strategy into different databases. This session is NOT designed for knowledge synthesis projects like systematic reviews, scoping reviews, or rapid reviews. Please attend the [Systematic Review Workshop Series](https://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/systematicreviewresources) session(s) on searching.
Topic: Finding Scholarly Health Sciences Sources without University Access
Audience: Graduating students, Alumni, General Public, Health Professionals
Date: Apr 27, 2023
U of M students in the health profession have access to a wide array of high-quality scholarly resources through the University Library. However, when students graduate, much of that access is cut off, but using quality scholarly resources and engaging in evidence-based practice is critical in health care conducted beyond the University walls. This session for alumni and graduating students will show how to continue to find high quality scholarly information despite a lack of access to university resources.
Topic: Managing your references with Zotero
Audience: Interested parties
Date: Oct 5, 2022
Description: This hands-on session will introduce you to Zotero - a popular free and open-source citation management tool. Zotero helps you organize references and PDFs and allows you to easily create bibliographies using 1000s of predetermined styles. This session will guide you through the layout of Zotero, how to import and export references, how to share Zotero libraries with colleagues, how to locate full-text articles, syncing across libraries, and how to create a bibliography in the style (e.g., Vancouver, APA, MLA) that you need. You will also explore ZoteroBib - a free and easy-to-use web tool for very quickly creating formatted citations.