HSL Classes — January 2011

Below are  our class offerings for January 2011.  Please register at least 24 hours in advance to avoid cancellation.

Tech Tuesday
Tuesday January 4, 11:00 — 11:30 Instructor: J. Rosario
The Tech Tuesday series is meant to be a quick and informal introduction to web-based tools which the librarians select to assist with presentations, productivity and organization. We will hold a monthly format session, a half hour in length where we present a selected tool or type of tool and the ways in which they can be used in academia and life.

Using EndNote Web
Wednesday January  5, 1:00 – 2:30      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.

Introduction to Health Sciences Library Resources
Thursday January 6, 2:00 – 3:00      Instructor: D. Crooke
Participants will gain a fundamental knowledge of the various resources and services available in the Health Sciences Library, including the online catalog.

Searching PubMed (webinar)
Friday January 7, 11:00 — 12:30     Instructor: D. Crooke
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.

RefWorks Fundamentals
Monday January 10, 2:00 – 3:30      Instructor: M. Ascher
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.

Advanced PowerPoint
Friday January 14, 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.

Presentations with Prezi
Tuesday January 18, 11:00 – 12:00 Instructor: J. Rosario
Prezi is a web-based application that allows you to make stunning presentations within minutes in a zoomable canvas-like workspace instead of slides. This class will demonstrate how to develop a Prezi presentation from start to finish followed by a hands-on exercise.

Copyright: The law, fair use, and how to make it work for you!
Wednesday January 19, 12:00—1:00     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 (webinar)
Thursday January 20, 2:00 – 3:30     Instructor: J. Rosario
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.

SurveyMonkey Basics
Friday January 21, 1:00 — 2:30    Instructor: M. Ascher
Would you like to conduct survey research online? Using web-based SurveyMonkey software, this hands-on session will take you through the basics of designing a survey, collecting responses and downloading results for analysis. Includes instruction related to asking good survey questions, selecting the appropriate question type, applying “skip logic,” setting up a collector for disseminating the survey, and more. No prerequisites