Participants learn how to create EndNote libraries and populate them by importing references directly from Medline using the PubMed and OVID interfaces. The EndNote menus and toolbars are described, and participants learn how to organize and search references within libraries. The class uses Microsoft Word to demonstrate how to insert and manage bibliographic citations within manuscripts.
Learn essential tools for entering, managing and viewing data using Excel. Get a few great tips to optimize data entry and printing. We will also introduce how to use formulas to perform calculations and highlight data with conditional formatting.
Refine your presentation skills to impress your colleagues and bring your research to life. You will have a chance to practice a short presentation and some of the skills during class time.
Learn about the resources, services, and policies of the L&LRC. Discover books, journals, and audiovisual materials in the collection using the online catalog and learn how to locate them in the Library and Learning Resource Center. Participants will pick up quick tips on using the copier, finding online journal articles through HAM-TMC, and more.
PowerPoint I: This class gives an introduction to creating PowerPoint presentations and handouts. Participants will learn how to create presentations from scratch and using the THI design template. Moving, copying, deleting, and printing slides will be covered as well as effective ways to use text in presentations.
PowerPoint II: This intermediate class covers techniques needed to add key visual elements to presentations. Students learn how to create tables and graphs, as well as insert pictures, objects, and video clips into their presentations. Applying animation and special effects are also covered.
PubMed Basic Navigation
This introductory class focuses on performing basic searches and narrowing results using the limits feature. Efficient ways to store, e-mail, print, and update citations are also covered. Using a My NCBI account to customize the PubMed interface and to save searches and citations is demonstrated. Other topics for discussion include the clinical queries filter, the journals database, and the single citation matcher feature.
PubMed Search Strategies
In this class, participants refine their searching techniques. Topics include using Boolean operators to combine search terms, building on past searches, and focusing results. Truncating search terms, searching phrases, and using search tags as a means of limiting a search are also covered. This class also demonstrates the use of medical subject headings (MeSH).
Rapid Research Alerts
It’s vital to stay on top of current research. Learn how to receive the research you want using tools like RSS feeds, TOC alerts, and regular topic search alerts.Resources for Research
When you have a research question but you're not sure where to start, or you've begun your research and want to make sure you've covered all your bases, Resources for Research can help. This course covers where to go to do the research and how to get your hands on relevant books, full text of articles and more.
Scopus is a searchable database with citation tracking. Learn how to track who has cited your papers and use citation counts to quickly discover highly-regarded papers. Discover how Scopus tools help to distinguish between similar authors and compare the reputations of similar journals. Participants should have a resource access password from the HAM-TMC Library to get the most out of this class.
Searching the Internet
Learn how internet search engines work and how to use them for fast and productive searching.