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How to Start an Online Journal Club

How to Start an Online Journal Club

Do you want to start a journal club within your unit, department, team or portfolio? Do you already have a journal club, but need tips to increase participation and stay on track? Make engaging with current evidence a regular part of your practice and workflow with a little help from library and information professionals.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the value of clearly defined roles and consistent communication within a journal club

  • Differentiate between free, open and paid article access

  • Locate and share free or open access article URLs

  • Define critical appraisal

  • Identify a trusted critical appraisal checklist to guide article discussion

  • Adapt communication and information sharing templates to enhance journal club participation

Recommended for: Staff, physicians and/or researchers

Thursday, May 28, 2020 Show more dates
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Online through Skype
All Zones
  30 Minutes or Less     Library Services     Online  
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To participate in an online session, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must have access to a computer with Skype for Business installed. If you do not have the software, you will be required to install a web app plugin that will allow you to attend as a guest
  • You must have an audio output device connected (headphones or speakers) to be able to hear the instructor
  • You must have an audio input device (webcam or microphone) connected whether you wish to participate verbally or not. If you do not wish to speak, you may type in the chat window
  • Experience using chat
  • Experience copying/pasting text and URLs

If you do not meet the above requirements, please consider requesting a one-on-one consult.

Prior to the start of an online session, test your sound settings to ensure you are ready. See Testing Skype Sound Settings* for step-by-step instructions.

To learn more about Skype for Business, see https://intra.nshealth.ca/UCS/BPS/SitePages/SkypeforBusiness.aspx*

*Internal link, you must be on the NSHA network to access

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Katie McLean

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