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Classes in the Library

See also: individual assistance options below.

All classes are free, but registration is required.

All classes are single day sessions.



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Class Descriptions 

Acrobat Professional XI

Learn how to use the basics of Acrobat XI but also for a specific goal; to create electronic Forms that can be attached and emailed out, filled in, and then returned electronically.  Classroom A. Kim McBride -  

Carpenter Library Orientation

This one hour class provides an introduction to medical libraries, finding information and available services and resources. A tour of the library is included. The class can be customized and can come to you. Orange room.   Dianne Johnson,

Ektron Intranet

This training is required for working within the Content Management System. Topics covered include:  Differences external vs. internal sites; Adding Base Content; Uploading Files; and Adding Images. Focus is on building and editing pages. To obtain appropriate permissions to update websites, please contact the Web Team at (external) or (internal) Classroom B. Kim McBride -  


Carpenter Library teaches EndNote monthly classes and by appointment.  Our Library Research Guide on EndNote has details about EndNote version X7 and the tutorials below are excellent for learning the newest version of EndNote X8, released November 2016:

Rochelle Kramer -  

Excel 2010/2016

See what changes have been made to Excel. This will show you how to get started in Excel or modify existing projects. It is also an opportunity to get up to speed and have some questions answered.  Classroom B. Kim McBride -  

Outlook 2010/2016

Learn how to make the most of your Outlook email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. In this class, we will also be covering some time management tips and other often-missed features in all areas of Outlook. Classroom B. Kim McBride -  

PowerPoint 2010/2016 Beginner

Microsoft's PowerPoint software is easier than ever to use, but so many choices can make the design aspect daunting. We'll talk about newer, cleaner design standards and applying the Wake Forest template. We'll also explore effective presentation strategies and how to communicate your ideas effectively. Then we'll tour the software and learn how to use the features.  Classroom B. Kim McBride -  

PubMed Medline

Learn about special features including customizing and saving your searches and collections with My NCBI, new tutorials, the Single Citation Matcher, advanced searches, and more.  Classroom A. Rochelle Kramer -

Word 2010/2016

See how Word has changed with the newer 2007 and 2010 versions. Learn ways to use Word more effectively. Some experience using Word is necessary.   Classroom B. Kim McBride -  

Registration for classes is required. Please visit to sign up or get on the waiting list.



Individual Assistance Topics:

NIH Publication and Biosketch Compliance - Molly Barnett - the NIH Public Access Policy requires that investigators submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication and that these manuscripts are made publicly available no later than 12 months after the date of publication. The Library will offer training covering the steps to compliance focusing on the creation and management of the MyNCBI, MyBibliography. In addition, we offer assistance in creating a SciENcv, another MyNCBI tool for creating and maintaining the NIH Biosketch.

ORCID - Molly Barnett - ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. It is a hub that connects researchers and research through the embedding of ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as research profile maintenance, manuscript submissions, grant applications, and patent applications.  We offer assistance in creating an ORCID account and linking to all your professional activities. ORCID=Open Researcher and Contributor ID.

Photoscape and Other Free Image Editors- Kim McBride - This topic, not currently offered on the monthly schedule, looks at a variety of free photograph editing software options for adjusting, enhancing and redesigning your digital pictures. To download any of these free image editors, contact HELP desk for further assistance.)
Contact Kim to set up an Individual One-on-One Instruction session.

Photoshop CS6 - Kim McBride - This class, not currently offered on the monthly schedule, covers basic concepts of digital pictures and how they can be manipulated from your camera to your computer using Adobe Photoshop. Bring your own digital photos or use samples provided to learn how to create customized projects. WFHS departments may purchase Photoshop at the education price via the Helpdesk using this form (on-campus only). 
Contact Kim to set up an Individual One-on-One Instruction session.

Publishing Strategies: Impact Factors, Copyright, Open Access - Rochelle Kramer / Molly Barnett -This class is not currently offered on the monthly schedule. This class is two parts - 45 minutes for each.  The first segment demonstrates methods for searching articles that cite a person’s work and teaches the basics of how journal titles are ranked by various impact factors. The second part discusses the basics of Copyright for authors and instructors and includes the mechanics and benefits of publishing in Open Access journals. 

Reference ManagerRochelle Kramer - This class is not currently offered on the monthly schedule. The Reference Manager database is no longer supported by its publisher.  It is recommended that you purchase EndNote and feel free to contact  Rochelle Kramer at  if you need assistance in converting your Reference Manager databases to EndNote libraries.  

Summon: Find Articles, E-journals, E-books and More - Mark McKone - Learn how to search for materials at all Wake Forest University libraries from one search engine. Summon is a new kind of database/library search engine that includes records for books, articles, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, videos, music, images, manuscripts, standards, maps, and more - all with one search.
Contact Mark to set up an Individual One-on-One Instruction session.

Zotero - Mark McKone - Learn how to gather, organize, and share bibliographic citations, as well as create and add bibliographies to your papers. Contact Mark to set up an Individual One-on-One Instruction session.


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