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New Resources and Classes for Spring

18 March 2019 - 2:08pm by Caitlin Meyer

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is always working to build better collections and offer new and relevant educational programming. Keep reading to learn more about STAT Plus, MedOne Plastic Surgery, and a bunch of new classes you’ll be seeing on the calendar.

New Resources

Head to the Databases, Resources & Tools list to see the full range of materials available to you at Yale. Feel free to contact Lindsay Barnett with suggestions for new resources. 

STAT Plus
STAT Plus is STAT’s premium subscription service, which provides you with access to exclusive, in-depth pharma, biotech, life sciences, and policy coverage, keeping you on top of what's happening - as it happens. This includes news analyses, Capitol Hill intelligence, “cheat sheets” to get up to speed quickly, and interviews with industry leaders.

MedOne Plastic Surgery
MedOne Plastic Surgery offers a comprehensive portfolio of resources in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. This includes 150+ books, essential textbooks for residency programs, step-by-step instruction on core surgical techniques, training videos, board exam preparation questions, images, and more. There is also an app. 

New Classes

Head to the class calendar to see the full roster of available classes and register to attend. You can contact Caitlin Meyer with ideas for new classes.

Introduction to Data Visualization in R with ggplot2 by Sawyer Newman
This workshop will introduce the R package ggplot2 and briefly compare it to other R graphics packages. The hands-on component, which will take up the majority of the workshop, will involve reading in practice datasets, creating graphs using ggplot2 functions, and refining these visualizations. We will view dataset summaries, boxplots, barplots, histograms, and scatter plots.

Introduction to Google Analytics by Dana Haugh
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how you can use Google Analytics to better understand your website users. This workshop is most appropriate for those who have the administrative rights to make backend changes to their website but have little-to-no experience using Google Analytics. This workshop will cover account setup, code snippet installation, Google Analytics Dashboard, acquisitions, behavior, and audience.

Design Basics - How to Create Better Visuals by Dana Haugh
Do you ever wonder why some posters are more effective than others? Do you want to learn how to create better PowerPoints, flyers, and other graphics? In this hands-on workshop, you will learn tips and tricks for creating effective and engaging graphics. Participants will learn the fundamentals of good design and then apply that knowledge by creating a simple graphic in the free, web-based design tool, Canva.

Research Impact Basics by Caitlin Meyer
Research impact doesn't have to be confusing! Join us to learn about different measures of research impact, tools available to you at Yale to help track impact information, and more. By the end of this class, you’ll be able to: distinguish between author impact, article impact, and journal impact; identify common metrics used to gauge impact; and use key tools to track, measure, and visualize research impact.