Monday, October 24, 2016

Weds 10/26 Advanced Video Production Workshop for faculty, students, and staff

On Wednesday 10/26, the Digital Act Studio and the Digital Media Commons will be providing faculty focused (1:30 pm - 3 pm) and student focused (6 pm - 7:30 pm) Advanced Video Production workshops in the DMC Via lab, lower level of Jackson Library. Staff are also welcome!

To sign up, please log into your UNCG iSpartan account, then click into this Google Form:

If you have questions, please contact Lindsay Sabatino ( or Armondo Collins (

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

trial access until Friday 11/4 - Joanna Briggs EBP database

UNCG has free trial access to Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Based Practice Resources.  This trial has been extended until Friday 11/4/2016.

This link will allow UNCG faculty, students and staff to log in with an iSpartan account.  Choose Joanna Briggs from the list of products, then start using this resource!

More information:

Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Resources on OVID is a database of over 5,000 full text documents, including Best Practices and Systematic Reviews.  These resources can be used to illustrate the 7 Steps of Evidence Based Practice Research to students.  JBI has even developed a Faculty User Guide to assist you in assigning research to your students, so they can learn the fundamentals of research and how evidence guides decision making in practice Click here for a video demonstration   

The database provides access to tools for implementing evidence based practice, such as JBI TAP (for small–scale qualitative studies execution), JBI PACES (for clinical audits and change practice), etc. More information here.

 The database also contains the 6 document types listed below.  The database is updated multiple times monthly with any new research that is developed by JBI.
·        Best Practice Information Sheet (BPIS) are short summaries based on the results and recommendations of systematic reviews. BPIS are easily disseminated and provide busy health professionals access to key issues and recommendations that have been collected from a large volume of material.
·        Best Practice Technical Reports are provided as a complementary publication to document all aspects of the development of Best Practice Information Sheets.
·        Consumer Information Sheets (CIS) are standardized summaries on a wide range of health care interventions and activities targeted at consumers of health care i.e. patients/residents/clients, relatives, and carers. Each Consumer Information Sheet is based on the best available international evidence and each year, every existing entry is updated and new entries are added in response to requests from members and subscribers.
·        Evidence-Based Recommended Practice (EBRP) are interventions or procedures that describe and/or recommended certain practices on selected clinical topics. Recommended Practices are based on the best available evidence and each practice consists of an equipment list, a recommended practice, occupational health and safety provisions, and an adjoining evidence summary where evidence is available.
·        Evidence Summaries (ES) are short abstracts that summarize existing international evidence on common health care interventions and activities. Evidence summaries are based on structured searches of the literature and selected evidence-based health care databases.
·        Systematic Reviews (and protocols) (SR) are an analysis of all of the available literature (that is, evidence) and involves developing a question; establishing inclusion criteria; developing a strategy to comprehensively search for the evidence; appraising the quality of each paper; excluding papers of poor quality; extracting the findings of included papers; and synthesizing the findings of included papers. PDF format only.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

UNCG Instructors- Apply for an Information Literacy Course Development Grant

The UNCG University Libraries will offer three $1,000 awards for courses to be taught in spring 2017 to support restructuring a course in order to more intentionally integrate information literacy and research. This award is open to anyone who teaches a course at the undergraduate or graduate level and has the authority to make substantive changes to that course.

The purpose of the Information Literacy Course Development Awards is to support instructors in revitalizing courses to foster information literacy skills. These re-envisioned courses will incorporate information literacy throughout the semester, teaching students to locate, evaluate, synthesize, and cite sources in the manner most appropriate for the subject area.

The Libraries will hold a workshop on October 13 at 2:00 in the Faculty Center to discuss the awards and give professors the opportunity to workshop their ideas with librarians.

Details and application process are available here

Please contact Amy Harris Houk at with questions.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP)

Webinar from the ICPSR - 
Introduction to the Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP)
Join us for a webinar on Nov 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST.
Register now!
Archive manager Alison Stroud and staff provide an introduction to the Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP) at ICPSR. They describe how ADDEP will successfully facilitate disability and rehabilitation research will also be provided. Also, they highlight ADDEP's new website and tools as well as additional tools and resources available at ICPSR.

ADDEP is supported by grant P2CHD065702 awarded to the CLDR by the NIH - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, through the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

This webinar is free and open to the public. Please share this invitation broadly.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.