Welch services are available to faculty, staff and students in academic departments and affiliated hospitals and clinics of Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.

Request a consultation with your informationist, for expert information services, including comprehensive information searching, curriculum support, classroom instruction, systematic review planning, grant management support, and more.

Citation Management

Welch Library supports use of citation management tools, including RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero.

Contact Ivy Linwood Garner, Senior Reference Specialist, for citation management services at (410) 955-3410 or ilg@jhmi.edu

  • Create a RefWorks group account
  • Assist selecting the right citation management tools
  • Training for effective use of citation management tools

Johns Hopkins provides free access to RefWorks to affiliates.

Evidence Based Practice

Welch informationists provide real-time precision searches to locate clinical evidence during morning report, case conference discussions, and EBM rounds for groups and departments.

Comprehensive information searching
Searches are performed across a wide variety of resources to locate relevant information from journal literature, conference abstracts, statistics, gray literature, and other data sources.

Arrange this service by contacting Blair Anton, Associate Director of Informationist Services, at (410) 502-7571 or banton2@jhmi.edu

Scholarly Publication

Work with an informationist to identify journals (subscription or open access) for article submission. Informationists also provide advice on copyright and plagiarism issues. Comprehensive information searches cover journals, conference abstracts, statistics, gray literature, and other data sources.

  • Support selection of journals for article submission
  • Advise about copyright and plagiarism
  • Help navigate publisher agreements
  • Comprehensive information searching

Public access policy support
Navigate author-publisher agreements and ensure that compliance with funder requirements are met for publication. Publications reporting federally funded research are required to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.

Seeking and Managing Grants

Welch informationists help researchers find federal and private funding opportunities, and consult about tools used to create and update an NIH Biosketch and the professional profile tools that organize and manage research efforts (e.g. ORCID, ScienCV).

  • Find funding opportunities for research
  • Support use of BioSketch and other researcher profile tools
  • Comprehensive information searching

Data management consulting and training
Informationists consult and train about data management planning and sharing of research data, tools used in data science, and the JHM policies governing work with data.

Systematic Reviews

Welch informationists provide a range of services, including an initial consultation, designing and conducting the search, and participating as a review team member on original research projects.

Contact your informationist early, while anticipating and meeting important project deadlines to refine the scope of the original question and estimate the amount of literature available.

  • Consultation covering process, methods, and tools overview
  • Citation management
  • Design and conduct search

Teaching and Course Administration

Welch informationists provide education and training in a variety of formats and venues, both in person and online. These include orientations, group instruction, and curriculum support.

  • Orientations about library resources and services
  • Invited instructional sessions about specific databases or research related skills

Welch informationists also teach classes at Welch, and partner with faculty to plan course curricula, develop instruction and evaluation materials, and deliver in-class lectures for courses and seminars.

  • Develop instructional materials
  • Teach Johns Hopkins University courses

Course reserves
Course reserves staff create course pages, gather and digitize materials, and post reserve readings for faculty, course coordinator, and TAs.

Tracking Research

Welch informationists are available to help individual researchers, departments, and research centers demonstrate productivity and the influence of work on the larger community using tools such as InCites from Clarivate Analytics and SCOPUS.

  • Organize and manage research with researcher profile tools such as NIH Biosketch, ORCiD, and ScienCV.
  • Track citation metrics and journal impact factors
  • Assist with reporting of scholarly output
  • Support selection and use of researcher profile tools
  • Support selection and use of research impact tools