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April 2020

PowerPoint 1 | Library Class | CANCELLED

April 17 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CDT
THI Library Classroom (C520K), 6770 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030 United States

This class covers the basic tools you need to create presentations from scratch using the new features of PowerPoint. It covers the basics, from how to make slides from scratch to inserting pictures and screenshots. We will also practice using some of PowerPoint’s special features like the eyedropper tool, which allows you to easily match colors on your slides. email us for an online tutorial

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Embase | Library Class | CANCELLED

April 24 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CDT
THI Library Classroom (C520K), 6770 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030 United States

Explore the application of advanced search techniques to this subscription database. Embase includes special Emtree terms for devices and drugs and more non-medical science literature than PubMed. email us for an online tutorial

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May 2020

Impressive Presentations | Library Class | CANCELLED

May 1 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CDT
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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Scopus | Library Class

May 8 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CDT
THI Library Classroom (C520K), 6770 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030 United States

Explore the application of advanced search techniques to this subscription database. Scopus includes citation counts for articles and more engineering literature than PubMed. REGISTER

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Excel | Library Class

May 15 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CDT
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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Word | Library Class

May 29 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CDT
THI Library Classroom (C520K), 6770 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030 United States

This class focuses on strengthening Microsoft Word foundation skills. 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 moving sections of text, formatting text, adjusting line spacing, inserting pictures, creating indents and bullet lists, setting margins, adding sections and breaks, adding page numbers, and creating headers and footers. REGISTER

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June 2020

PowerPoint 2 | Library Class

June 5 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CDT
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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Introduction to PubMed | Library Class

June 12 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CDT
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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Advanced PubMed | Library Class

June 19 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm CDT
THI Library Classroom (C520K), 6770 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030 United States

Want to get more out of New PubMed? This advanced class focuses on building more sophisticated searches using techniques that apply to any database. We use Boolean operators to build more precise subject searches. We introduce special search techniques like truncation, phrases, and field tags. This class also demonstrates the use of medical subject headings (MeSH) to quickly focus on your chosen topic. REGISTER

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