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January 2020

Highlights of the New PubMed | Library Class

January 24 | 10:30 am11:00 am CST
THI Library Classroom (C520K), 6770 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030 United States

This class is for current users of PubMed to learn about New PubMed. The overhaul rolling out in 2020 includes a mobile-friendly design. There are also new search algorithms and features that make searching faster and simpler than before. Get a 30-minute introduction to the new features and try it out with a PubMed expert to guide the way. REGISTER

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Introduction to PubMed | Library Class

January 24 | 2:00 pm2:30 pm CST
THI Library Classroom (C520K), 6770 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030 United States

This class is an introduction to literature searching using the most recent PubMed interface and options for customization. We focus on performing basic searches and narrowing results using the limits feature. Efficient ways to download or share citations are also covered. Using a My NCBI account to customize the PubMed interface and to save searches and citations is demonstrated. REGISTER

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EndNote | Library Class

January 31 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CST
THI Library Classroom (C520K), 6770 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030 United States

Students get an introduction to using EndNote to organize their literature collection and create bibliographies. Learn how to create an EndNote library and populate it by importing references directly from a folder of pdf files or from a PubMed search. We also spend time on organizing the library and creating reference lists in Word. REGISTER

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February 2020

Impressive Presentations | Library Class

February 7 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CST
THI Library Classroom (C520K), 6770 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030 United States

Refine your presentation skills to impress your colleagues and bring your research to life. This class covers basic presentation design principles, relaxation techniques, and public speaking tips. REGISTER

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Find it Fast! Scopus and Embase | Library Class

February 14 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CST
THI Library Classroom (C520K), 6770 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030 United States

Explore the application of advanced search techniques to these two subscription databases. Scopus includes citation counts for articles and more engineering literature than PubMed. Embase allows you to track device and company names and includes meeting abstracts. REGISTER

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PowerPoint II | Library Class

February 21 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CST
THI Library Classroom (C520K), 6770 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030 United States

Learn how to add visual elements to your presentations – images, videos, tables, charts, animations in PowerPoint. Participants in this class should have some working knowledge of PowerPoint. Students learn how to create tables and graphs, as well as insert pictures, objects, and video clips into their presentations. Applying animation is also introduced. REGISTER

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Write it Right! Writing for the Workplace | Library Class

February 28 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CST
THI Library Classroom (C520K), 6770 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030 United States

This class will help you communicate clearly and effectively in the workplace, with a special focus on email conventions and etiquette. REGISTER

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March 2020

Excel | Library Class

March 6 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CST
THI Library Classroom (C520K), 6770 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030 United States

This is a crash course in data entry tricks, formatting, and basic formulas. Most of us have never had formal instruction in Excel, but we somehow make it work. This class is designed with that in mind. Expect a fast-paced, interactive class that gives you a peek at the potential of Excel that you may be missing. We will cover some data entry shortcuts, sorting and filtering capabilities, as well as basic formulas and functions. REGISTER

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