With the widespread use of Internet to discover new research content, the challenge of managing personal research libraries in a way that allows for quick retrieval and easy citing while writing research articles is crucial. Many college degree programmes do not provide clear training and demonstration of these skills. Many professionals often seek such a skill to advance their professional career.
This course is aimed at health and related professionals who wish to improve their skills in managing and using their references in their academic writing. In the course, we will demonstrate the use of reference management using Mendeley.The course will build skills and enable an understanding of the importance to cite scientific literature while reporting research work. It will equip participants with skills to cite literature appropriately and accurately. They will also learn about other reference management software tools that are commonly used to read, manage and create bibliographies.
Objectives of the course:
The course aims to build the competency among participants :
To write an original research article in a format that can be published avoiding common language errors
To appreciate the importance of citing to avoid plagiarism
To cite literature appropriately and accurately - Paraphrasing and quoting and create citations linked to references in the bibliography of the research article.
To use a reference management tool - Mendeley to cite while they write, manage their references, create a bibliography and network, share or collaborate with other researchers
To Identify common software tools for managing references other than Mendeley
About the Instructor
This course is organized and taught by Dr. N S Prashanth. He is a Faculty and researcher at Institute of Public Health, Bangalore and has over a decade’s experience in public health. He teaches at many schools of public health and at Universities and has many awards and memberships to his credit.
The course is beneficial for all those interested in scientific writing especially Health researchers based in NGOs/ academic institutions, Undergraduates in Health (any discipline), Masters level training in health and development.This course equips the students and researchers with skills to write original scientific research articles with attention to the quality and to cite while they write and efficiently manage the references.
This course is divided into three sections with about 3-4 classrooms in each section. To effectively complete the course, you will need about 5 hours
What is reference management tools
General features of reference management tools
Creating a free account and getting personal cloud space
Installing the mendeley
How to add references
Save to Mendeley
Citing while you write
Generating bibliography automatically
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How to create and collaborate using groups
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How health professional can use it?
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I am a medical doctor by training with an interest and specialisation in public health. I am a Faculty at the Institute of Public Health, Bangalore. I also lead one of the clusters at the Institute on health equity and evaluation. After medicien, I obtained a Masters in public health and a PhD from Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. For my PhD, I studied district level capacity-building in planning and supervision of health services at district and talukas in Karnataka in South india. My research interests within public health are mainly in tribal health and health inequalities, social determinatns of health, primary health care, OneHealth, mental health and eHealth. Earlier, I have worked in a forest area south of Bangalore in and NGO called VGKK at BR Hills in a hospital providing community-based health care and education to the Soliga people, a forest-dwelling tribe in the region. Subsequently, I have worked in primary health centres in Karnataka and in Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India. I continue to support the work of VGKK and Karuna Trust in a voluntary and advisory capacity.
I am an avid birdwatcher; I travel and write on topics related to wildlife conservation and public policy. I am an editor in the English Wikipedia and various other Wikimedia project since 2006 and a frequent contributor of photographs to Wikimedia Commons. As an advisor to Mendeley, I conduct workshops for researchers and scientists on using Mendeley to organise their reading and for knowledge management for researchers.
By training I am a medical doctor with post graduation in community medicine. I am currently pursuing a PhD in health systems research at Maastricht university and work on strengthening health services for Diabetes and Hypertension at primary health care level in a rural district in Karnataka. I work with Institute of Public health, Bengaluru.