Video Tutorials

Friday, February 27, 2015

Quantitative Metrics of Impact: Journal Level

This video looks at various journal-level metrics of research impact as reported in tools such as Thomson Reuter's Journal Citation Reports and Elsevier's Scopus.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Quantitative Metrics of Impact: Article Level

This video introduces the traditional quantitative metric of potential impact at the article level, the citation count, and altmetrics, which is a reaction to traditional bibliometrics. The video includes examples for each metric, and discusses their advantages and controversies.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Understanding Research Impact #1: Introduction

Nowadays, it is not uncommon for employers, academic institutions, and funding agencies to ask for evidence of your research impact before making important decisions, such as tenure promotions, academic honors, or grant awards. Therefore as a researcher, it is important for you to understand what research impact is, what you can do to document, enhance, measure and present your research impact to those decision makers. This series of videos will help you understand various metrics of impact, and how you can enhance your research impact and tell better "impact stories".

Monday, June 09, 2014

Systematic Approaches to Searching the Health Science Literature #11: Validating, Verifying and Revising Your Searches

A systematic search is an iterative one. We need to constantly evaluate, validate, or verify our search results, and revise and re-run the searches if necessary. This video introduces techniques in validating, verifying and revising your searches.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Adding Reference Lists to Document Sections with EndNote and Word

In a multi-chapter document, how do you display a reference list at the end of each chapter, instead of a long bibliography at the end of the entire document? This is quite easy to do with the latest version of EndNote. This video demonstrates how to do that.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Systematic Approaches to Searching the Health Science Literature #10: Finding Gray Literature

An exhaustive literature search, especially one that leads to a systematic review, needs to include searches in gray literature, to overcome, or at least minimize, “publication bias” or “reporting bias”. This video introduces the rationale for searching gray literature, and the common types and sources of gray literature relevant to health science research.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Systematic Approaches to Searching the Health Science Literature #9: Using Filters and Hedges

Filters and hedges are prefab search strategies that can help you quickly search databases for articles on certain topics or those with certain study designs. This tutorial introduces the concept of filters and hedges, their validation process, and where to find existing filters and hedges.