Bibliographic Management Software: RefWorks vs. Endnote (free version) vs. Zotero vs Mendeley vs. Microsoft Word
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This course is part of the Des Moines University Library Nerdfest Series.
Des Moines University faculty and staff.
This class will introduce you to the key elements you and your students need to know to help you accomplish your clinical, research, and educational goals.
Bibliographic management software enables you to create your own personal database of citations and references, allowing you to keep track of your research and then easily incorporate these citations within your research and writing. There are subscription based and free options for you to choose from. This class will cover the major features and advantages of some of the most popular products available.
By the end of class participants will be able to independently explain key concepts and/or perform the following skills as indicated by the observation of the instructor and student’s self‐assessment:
- Identify popular free and commercial bibliographic management software programs.
- Discuss the advantages, disadvantages, and features of the different software programs.
- Collaborating with other RefWorks account holders and researchers who use different software.
- Identify how to locate further training materials from the DMU library at: http://lib.dmu.edu/su/citationmgt.
Rebecca Hines, MLIS
Education Librarian, Des Moines University
Ms. Hines indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.
ACRL Information Literacy
- Standard Two: The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently (5)
Fundamental Osteopathic Medical Competency Domains: Guidelines for Osteopathic Medical Licensure and the Practice of Osteopathic Medicine
- Practice‐Based Learning and Improvement in Osteopathic Medicine (4.7.1)
National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Health Leadership Competency Model
- Information Seeking (L11.5)
The American Physical Therapy Association 2014 Strategic Plan
- Professional Excellence Goal 3.c
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants: Competencies for the Physician Assistant Profession
- Practice‐Based Learning and Improvement
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health: MPH Core Competency Model
- Communication and Informatics
Continuing Education Credit
- DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s).
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 1-A CME credit(s).
- Other: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
Can't get enough Nerd?!
Library Appy Hour - 3 Friday's in July from 2-3pm in SEC #281
- 0.50 AOA Category 1A
- 0.50 CPME
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 0.50 CE Contact Hour(s)