Introducing Flash Sessions: 15-minute topic overviews from expert librarians

Flash Sessions will show you how to organize your references, create a targeted bibliography in a short period of time using EndNote, use a free screening tool for systematic reviews (Rayyan), get mobile apps (like UpToDate) for free, and so much more – in 15 minutes or less!

On the first Thursday of each month, join expert librarians for quick overviews on popular topics. No RSVP required. Light refreshments will be served.

2019 Flash Session Schedule

All sessions: Becker Rm. 400, 10:05-10:20 a.m.

Feb. 7 – Mobile Medical Apps

  • Medical apps provided via library subscriptions
  • What’s available and how to access

March 7 – Resources for Point of Care

  • Embase PICO
  • Clinical Key
  • TRIP database
  • Micromedex
  • LexiComp

April 4 – EndNote: Getting Organized

(This session only is in Becker Room 300)

  • Create a library, storing and organizing references
  • Create a bibliography
  • Grab PDF articles
  • Software discount ($22 students, $44 faculty/staff)
  • Add EndNote citations to a Word document

May 2 – PubMed

  • Create a free MyNCBI account
  • Set up an auto-alert service
  • Why search with MeSH
  • MeSH vs natural language (keyword)

June 6 – EndNote: Removing Duplicate Citations

  • Export and save citations from multiple databases
  • Import and format from multiple databases
  • Identify and delete duplicate records

July 11 – Rayyan QCRI App

  • Screening tools for systematic/scoping reviews
  • Demonstration of the free app, Rayyan
  • Exporting results out of Rayyan

Aug. 1 – E-books

  • Accessing e-books
  • E-books on mobile devices
  • Reading or downloading e-books

Individual or customized group-session versions of all Flash Session presentations are also available! Contact Kim Lipsey at 314-362-4733 or