HSL Classes — November 2010

Below are our class offerings for November 2010.  Please register at least 24 hours in advance to avoid cancellation.

Advanced PowerPoint
Friday November 19, 10:00 – 11:30
Instructor: Shawn 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.

Introduction to Health Sciences Library Resources
Monday November 15, 11:00 – 12:30 (Instructor: J. Rosario)

Participants will gain a fundamental knowledge of the various resources and services available in the Health Sciences Library, including the online   catalog.

Overview of Electronic Resources
Thursday November 11, 11:00 — 12:00 (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.

RefWorks Fundamentals
Tuesday November  16, 1:00 – 2:30 (Instructor: J. Rosario)
Monday November 22, 11:00 — 12:30 (Instructor: D. Crooke) Webinar

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 OBTAIN  REFWORKS ACCOUNT 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  Webinar
Tuesday November 23, 1:00 – 2:30 (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 Tuesdays — Windows Live Essentials
Tuesday November 9, 11:00 – 12:00 (Instructor: J. Rosario)

The Tech Tuesday series is meant to be a quick and informal introduction to web-based tools and technologies that can be used to assist with presentations, productivity and organization. We will hold a monthly short-format session, where we present a selected tool or type of tool and the ways in which they can be used in teaching, research, project management and life. These sessions will be held the first Tuesday of every month at 11:00 AM.

Using EndNote Web
Thursday November 18, 10:00 – 11:00 (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.

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 interested in finding out more, please respond to this email or call the Reference Desk at 914-594-4210.