Health Sciences Library Classes — December 2011

Please register ahead of time by using the calendar found at For further information, stop by the Reference Desk in the Library. We recommend that you sign up for classes at least 24 hours in advance to avoid cancellation.


Other options: If a class you wish to take is not being offered, or if one of the classes on the schedule is not being offered at a time that is convenient for you, the Reference staff will be more than happy to provide individual instruction to you. Another alternative are the Webinars that are offered on select topics. These allow you to attend a class from the comfort of your own desk. If you are interested in more information, please respond to this email or call the Reference Desk at 914-594-4210.


Copyright: The law, fair use, and how to make it work for you!Tuesday, December 13, 1:00 – 2:00     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.


Overview of Electronic Resources Thursday December 15, 2:00 – 3:30  Instructor: S. Manning

The Health Sciences Library offers a wide variety of electronic resources containing textbooks, journal articles, and newspaper articles, as well as links to electronic journals. The class provides an overview of these resources, describing format, content, location, and off-campus access, and then explores several of the resources in greater detail.


Photoshop for Beginners – Tuesday December 20, 1:00 – 2:30     Instructor: D. Crooke

Learn to use Photoshop, professional image-editing software. Participants will learn to navigate the Photoshop workspace and master basic editing techniques. The class emphasizes hands-on use of tools and palettes to correct and enhance an image.


PowerPoint for Posters – Monday December 12, 1:00 – 2:30                 Instructor: S. Manning

This class will show users simple techniques using PowerPoint to create professional looking posters for conferences, meetings, etc.  


Searching PubMed  – Wednesday December 7, 11:00 – 12:30     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 – Tuesday December 6, 11:00 – 11:45      Instructor: D. Crooke

The topic this month is Creating Flyers . Quickly and easily design a professional looking flyer using Microsoft Publisher!  Through guided instruction, learn how to customize and personalize a flyer template with color, images and text


Using EndNote Web Friday December 9,  11:00 – 12:30     Instructor: S. Manning

Available freely on the Web to the entire NYMC community, EndNote is a management program that allows a user to create a bibliographic database. The class covers how to retrieve records from a database (such as MEDLINE), organize and edit records after downloading them to a personal computer, and generate a bibliography


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