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L&LRC Classes

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Classes about information retrieval and management are offered in the Library or can be customized.Classes about information retrieval and management are offered in the Library and Learning Resource Center (L&LRC). The class schedule and descriptions are listed below. Register online!

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Class Schedule

Subject to change. Please register in advance and confirm before attending.

Register online now for L&LRC classes. by e-mail and state the class you wish to attend.

PubMed I; No Sweat!
Friday, Apr 212:00-3:30 PM
PubMed II; Dig DeeperFriday, Apr 28
2:00-3:30 PM
Rapid Research AlertsFriday, May 5
2:00-3:30 PM
Impressive Presentations
Friday, May 12
2:00-3:30 PM
Resources for Research
Friday, May 19
2:00-3:30 PM 
Friday, Jun 16
2:00-3:30 PM 
PowerPoint IFriday, Jun 23
2:00-3:30 PM
PowerPoint II  Friday, Jun 30
2:00-3:30 PM
Wonders of Word
Friday, Jul 7
2:00-3:30 PM 
ExcelFriday, Jul 14
2:00-3:30 PM 

Class Descriptions


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.

Impressive Presentations

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.


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.

Wonders of Word: Beyond the Basics

This class focuses on strengthening Microsoft Word foundation skills that are version-independent. Get hands-on, step-by-step practice in the essential skills for efficiently creating professional documents. Build your confidence by editing and formatting three sample documents guided by the instructor who will also help you troubleshoot. Topics include using columns, adding images, formatting a table, and adding page numbers. 

Write it Right: Writing for the Workplace 

Whether you are corresponding with a colleague, writing to your boss, or creating a memo, your writing skills are seen as a reflection of your competence. This class will help you communicate clearly and effectively in the workplace, with a special focus on email conventions and etiquette.

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