Health Sciences Library Classes — December 2013

December HSL Classes

 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 interested in finding out more:


Overview of Electronic Resources – Tuesday December 10, 1:00-2:30    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 – Thursday December 12, 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 – Friday December 20, 10:00-11:00     Instructor: M. Cotter

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

RefWorks Fundamentals – Monday December 16, 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:  or call the Reference Desk at 914-594-4210.

Searching PubMed – Wednesday December 4, 11:00-12:30     Instructor: D. Crooke
Wednesday December 18, 11:00-12:30 (
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.

Using EndNote Web – Thursday December 5, 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.