HSL Classes — July 2011

Below are our offerings for July 2011. Please be sure to register at least  24 hours in advance to avoid cancellation.  To see the class calendar: http://library.nymc.edu/Calendar/calendar3.cfm.  For more information, stop by the Reference Desk or call 914-594-4210.

Advanced PowerPoint
Friday July  22,  10:00 – 11:30      Instructor: S. Manning

Participants will learn how appropriately use advanced PowerPoint techniques including: animation schemes, insertion of movies & sounds, pointer options, and more.  Additionally, scanning of photos and slides will also be included. Basic knowledge of PowerPoint is recommended.


Copyright: The law, fair use, and how to make it work for you!
Thursday July 26,  2:00—3:00     Instructor: D. Cunningham

Participants will come away with the ability to: discuss the terms intellectual property and copyright; apply “fair use” to a specific example; identify the copyright requirements for a journal citation and describe how to obtain copyright permission.


RefWorks Fundamentals
Tuesday July 19, 11:00 — 12:30 (webinar)           Instructor: D. Crooke
Tuesday July 26, 11:00 — 12:30 (webinar)           Instructor: D. Crooke

RefWorks is a management program that allows one to build a bibliographic database. The class focuses on how to download citations from a bibliographic database; search downloaded citations to build a customized reference list for papers; and insert cited references into text while writing a paper to generate a bibliography.  PLEASE HAVE YOUR REFWORKS ACCOUNT SET UP PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE CLASS.  If you need assistance, see the following page: http://library.nymc.edu/TipSheets/refworks2.cfm or call the Reference Desk at 914-594-4210.


Searching PubMed
Monday July 18,  1:00 — 2:30  (webinar)     Instructor: M. Ascher

This class covers the features and search techniques available for searching NLM’s web-based version of MEDLINE, PubMed. Included are the unique search features, how to perform simple and complex searches, how to use limits to narrow a search, as well as how to save and print a search strategy.  Also discussed is the use of PubMed Linkout which allows users to link from the search results to full-text articles.


Tech Tuesday — The Last Word on Passwords!
Tuesday July 5, 11:00 — 11:30     Instructor: J. Rosario

Do you have your passwords taped on the bottom of your keyboard? Or do you have them saved somewhere in your hard drive as a Word document? Worse yet, do you use the same password for everything so you can remember it easily?  If you said yes to any of these questions, then it’s time for you to take this Tech Tuesday class. This class will offer tips on how to create strong passwords and how to keep them safe and secure.




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