The Rutgers Smith Library offers customized workshops. To request a class, please fill out a Workshop Request Form. All sessions meet in the Library, in one of our e-classrooms, unless other arrangements are made.
In addition, librarians provide instruction on other information related topics. Descriptions are provided below.
Customized workshops are available. Contact Judy Cohn for more information.
Library Survival Skills
An introduction to the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences. This class is appropriate for individuals who need to use Library resources but lack training or experience in working in these areas. The class will cover the basics of locating books, journals and other materials in the Library’s collection. The class will also cover verifying incomplete references, using full-text resources and navigating the Library’s website. Click to request for the workshop.
Introduction to EndNote, a Bibliographic Management Software
This session enables users to create databases of bibliographic citations and to format the citations for inclusion in the references of a research paper or journal article. EndNote allows users to search remote databases using EndNote's search engine and then copy the references directly into EndNote library. Participants will learn tips on manipulating reference, and sorting references by date, author, year, etc. Click to request for the workshop.
Advanced EndNote, a Bibliographic Management Software
This session enables users to work with Connection Files, Import Filters and Output Styles. Additionally, attendees will learn how to access and use Manuscript templates for MS Word. They will also be introduced the various online help resources from the University Libraries’ EndNote blog as well as the EndNote YouTube channel. Click to request for the workshop.
Introduction to MEDLINE Database
In this session, participants will learn how to search MEDLINE Database on the Web. The session will cover scope and coverage of the database, search options (author, title, keyword, subject) and software features (Boolean operators, Explode feature, Limit function and saving search strategies.) Click to request for the workshop.
Introduction to PsycINFO Database
The session will cover the scope, coverage, document types, selection policy, thesaurus of the Psychological Index terms and PsycINFO fields. Participants will learn tips for searching efficiently and effectively. Click to request for the workshop.
Introduction to PubMed
At the completion of this class, the participant will:
Understand what PubMed is and know when to search it;
- Perform basic author subject searches;
- Use Limits to narrow search results;
- Obtain full-text of articles;
- Use PICO to help formulate search strategies and select terminology;
- Use the advanced search feature;
- Save a search;
Find an article using Single Citation Matcher feature. Click to request for the workshop.
Introduction to Advanced PubMed (New)
Participants will create a My NCBI account. They will learn about Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) that may be used when searching PubMed. Participants will learn about Topic-Specific Queries and Clinical Queries; they provide two additional options for searching the database.
Introduction to CINAHL Database
In this workshop, participants will learn the following: how to access the CINAHL Basic Search menu; how to construct a research question and use key words from the question to devise search strategies; and to identify when it is best to use the Basic vs. Advanced Search formats. Click to request for the workshop.
Using Image & Video Collections
In this workshop, participants will learn how to: navigate to each image and video resource from the George F. Smith Library homepage, the web, or iTunes App Store using a desktop or mobile computing device; create and use the features of a personal account within each resource; browse and search for images and videos within each resource; capture images and videos and associated materials from each resource to use in one’s own work. Click to request for the workshop.