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Public Health: What Do Phila. Mayoral Candidates Have to Say?

phmcPublic Health Management Corporation (PHMC), the city’s leader in public health, is hosting a Mayoral Candidates’ Forum on Thursday, April 16 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., followed by a reception.

In recognition of Public Health Week, PHMC, the region’s public health institute, has invited Anthony Williams, Lynne Abraham, Nelson Diaz, Jim Kenney, Doug Oliver and Milton Street to present their public health plans for Philadelphia. The discussion will center on broadening the definition of public health, the current landscape of public health in the City of Philadelphia, and the challenges and opportunities facing elected officials, government agencies, and nonprofit and private partners to deliver public health services to those in need.

The candidate forum will be held in the Lower Mezzanine Conference Center of PHMC’s new headquarters located at
1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Seating is limited and will be handled on a first come, first served basis. So be sure to register soon! Registration closes on April 10.

Register here

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APA, RefWorks, Zotero workshops –  All are welcome!

Here’s a chance to learn how to use the powerful citation management tools RefWorks and Zotero. With just a couple of clicks, capture references from databases and search engines and then generate a bibliography in the style of your choice. Get subject search help too!
Open to students, faculty, and staff.

Can’t decide between Zotero and RefWorks? Watch this 1-minute video for an intro to both: http://tinyurl.com/refworkszotero

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AT 4PM IN RM 207, 2ND FLOOR, FALVEY LIBRARY – Bring your laptop or Mac
Register by contacting barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu (or just drop in).

RefWorks workshops:

Thursday, March 19
Monday, Apr. 13

Zotero workshops
NOTE:
Before coming to the session, install Zotero on your Mac or laptop by following these instructions: http://tinyurl.com/installzotero

Thursday, March 12
Tuesday, March 24
Thursday, April 9
Thursday, April 23

APA Demystified

Do your students stress over doing APA-Style bibliographies? Honest, there really is a method to APA’s madness, and it’s more predictable than they may think. Encourage them to come learn the basics of citing all types of documents: books, journal articles, and websites. Bring your laptop or Mac and get ready to show APA who’s boss!

Open to faculty and staff too!.
Register by contacting barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu (or just drop in).

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AT 4 PM IN RM 207, 2ND FLOOR, FALVEY LIBRARY

Tuesday, March 17
Tuesday, March 31
Wednesday, April 8
Tuesday, April 21
Wednesday, April 29

Can’t make any of the sessions listed above? Book an individual session with Barbara.  Click and reserve a time slot: https://barbquin.youcanbook.me/


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New Falvey Resource: The Cochrane Library

Falvey users now have full text access to the Cochrane Library’s systematic reviews of health care interventions. Reviews are prepared by members of the Cochrane Collaboration, “an international network of people helping healthcare providers, policy makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about human health care.” The database has the following specialty components:

  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (also includes Cochrane Methodology Reviews) – the heart of the Cochrane Library
  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
  • Cochrane Methodology Register
  • Health Technology Assessment Database
  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database

How do you access the Cochrane Library? Start at the library homepage (http://library.villanova.edu) and click Databases A-Z, then choose Cochrane. There is also a link on the Nursing Resources page.

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Free Workshop on Asking the Right Questions: An Overview of the Survey Design Process
Asking the right questions is the key to getting the data that you need. Come to this training to learn about the survey development process, including when to conduct a survey, what type of survey to use, how to develop good survey questions, and how to best administer the survey to meet your agency’s needs.
Free! Tuesday, April 19th, 9:30am-12:00pm at PHMC, 260 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
To register, call Johanna Trowbridge at 215-985-2548 or johannat@phmc.org

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Smart Searching Hint

Q. How can I tell if the library has electronic access to a journal?

A. Click Journal Finder at the library homepage. Type in the title of the journal.  If the library subscribes, you’ll get a link indicating the volumes/years available and connecting you to the publication. No hits? Click the Search tab and do a journal title search to see if the library has print holdings.

Questions or comments about today’s blog post?  contact Barbara


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