News & Classes from the Library

Library News and Classes for Oct. Nov. and Dec. 2014:
News and Classes Fall 2014 PDF
(Includes, Individual Assistance by Appointment; Topics & Contacts)

Free for Medical Center & Affiliates. Each date is a complete class.

See below topics, and more sign-up information...

 Research & Publishing

  • Library Basic Orientation
  • PubMed/Medline
  • MyNCBI
  • NIH Public Access Policy Compilance
  • EndNote/EndNote Web
  • Reference Manager
  • Zotero

Website Editing

  • Ektron Basic
  • Ektron Advanced

 see course descriptions below

Website Searching

  • Summon

 Microsoft Office Applications

  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Word

Image Editing

  • Photoshop CS4/CS2
  • PhotoScape

  • Acrobat XI


Registration for classes is required. Please email Alex Norwood for any questions, or to reserve your space for everything but Ektron. Sign up for Ektron? - See class description below with link to Ektron Class Registration form.

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

Ektron Basic  - Kim McBride This training is required for working within the Content Management System. Topics covered include:  Differences external vs. internal sites; Adding Base Content; Uploading Files; Adding Images and Using Add-ons. To obtain appropriate permissions to update websites, please contact the Web Team at (external) or (internal) Go to this Ektron Class Registration form  to register for this class 

Ektron Advanced 
Kim McBrideAdvanced training focuses on specialized Content Management System topics: Menus, Tables and Forms. Basic Ektron Training is required before attending. Permissions should already be set from Basic class, but log in before class to verify working credentials. If problems, please contact the Web Team at (external) or (internal) Go to this Ektron Class Registration form  to register for this class

Ektron Intranet Training - This class is has been combined with Ektron Basic- Register for an Ektron Basic class (see above) to learn how to edit pages for the Intranet.

EndNote & EndNote Web - Rochelle Kramer - Learn the basic principles of creating your own bibliographic databases, importing references and publishing manuscripts. Free to the medical center, EndNote Web can be used alone or with your desktop EndNote or Reference Manager software.

Excel 2010 - Kim McBride - 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. See also  Excel Help from Microsoft.

Library Basic Orientation - Alex Norwood - This one hour class provides a very basic introduction to medical libraries, finding information and available services and resources. A tour of the library is included.

NIH Public Access Policy Compliance Molly Barnett  - (Starting in April, will not offered as a formal class on the monthly schedule)In the spring of 2013, the NIH will delay processing of noncompeting continuation grant awards if publications arising from that award are not in compliance with the NIH Public Access policy. The Library will offer training covering the steps to compliance focusing on the creation and management of the MyNCBI, MyBibliography tool as well as the new features that will improve the workflow between PI’s and authors.

Outlook 2010  - Kim McBride - 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. See alsoOutlook Help from Microsoft.

Photoscape - Kim McBride - Photoscape, not currently offered on the monthly schedule, is a free photograph editing software for adjusting, enhancing and redesigning your digital pictures. Photoscape is recommended for using preparing all images that will be used in Ektron. Download at
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. WFSM 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.

PowerPoint 2010 Beginners - Julie James - In this beginner-level class, users will learn how to create presentations from scratch, and jazz up your slideshows with color, images, and effects. Advanced users should email Julie directly to set up an appointment. See also PowerPoint Help from Microsoft.

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. 

PubMed/Medline - Rochelle Kramer - 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.

Reference ManagerRochelle Kramer - This class is not currently offered on the monthly schedule. Learn the basic principles of creating your own bibliographic databases, importing references and publishing manuscripts. RefMan is the only bibliographic software package that can be accessed by multiple users at the same time and has similar features to EndNote. 

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

Zotero - Mark McKone - Not a formal class, but one on one assistance.


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