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Welcome to Darnall Medical Library: Scientific Communication Lectures

Providing quality information and services to support the readiness and care of the Uniformed Services and their families.

Scientific Communication lectures are offered to WRNMMC researchers and residents. Dr. Tmanova can conduct the educational program analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of learning programs to identify the learning gap in WRNMMC post-graduate trainees and develop learning solutions to enhance information literacy and academic research education.

If you have questions about the development of educational program, educational curriculum, and scientific communication lectures, please contact research librarian,‚Äč Dr. Tmanova. 

Library Lecture
Registration at the Darnall Medical Library (DML) Course Calendar

Introduction to Literature Review

This lecture introduces the principles and methodology of literature review for writing an academic review article. Study topics, problem, research question, and research literature are main topics of the lecture. Information resources, research methodologies, and approaches will be introduced for the development of a review article (rapid, scoping, systematic review, critical, and state-of-art review). Students will engage in a literature review project to enhance their skills in the review development, literature synthesis, and academic writing.

Citation Management 

This lecture introduces the principles of citing information resources in scholarly articles. Fundamentals of citation management and the use of citation management applications during the research process and scientific writing will be discussed. Citation management principles and processes are discussed during gathering, classifying, storing, and processing citations to design individual citation libraries. This lecture emphasizes the prominence of the citation cycle and offers guidance on how to lessen citation issues and effectively disambiguate authors. This lecture concentrates on various citation management software predominantly on EndNote. Attendees will learn how to create an EndNote citation library, collect citations from various information resources (e.g., biomedical literature databases, search engines, legal databases, and etc.), classify citations, generate and style citations in text, bibliographies, share and connect library with collaborators, and write and cite with EndNote. Attendees will develop proficiency in citing various information sources, using EndNote for citation management, and managing a large volume of literature citations by applying an effective citation management strategies.

Academic & Medical Writing: Academic Article, Case Study

This lecture accompanied by two projects on academic and medical writing is designed for clinicians and residents publishing research findings in scholarly journals. The lecture introduces the fundamentals of academic and medical writing, particularly writing research  and case study articles. The literate search, analysis, and synthesis will be introduced. This lecture will discuss planning, writing, and submitting a manuscript for publication in academic journals. Two writing projects will be introduced to enhance learner skills on writing  research and medical articles: abstract, introduction, material and methods, results, and discussion. Students will enhance their academic writing skills by developing proficiency in literature search, critical appraisal, and synthesis.

Lecture Schedule 

Inclusive Learning Community

To enhance our inclusive learning community we are constantly looking to improving teaching and learning experience. 

The lecture evaluation is a voluntary survey. This information would help us to enhance the lecture content, update lectures, and promote graduate students and post-graduate trainees learning.

If you have questions and recommendations about the survey, please contact Dr. Tmanova. 

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