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August 19, 2013

September Database Classes

Searching and Accessing Health Science Information Resources
September 2013 Library Database Classes
Target Audience: Physicians, Researchers, Faculty, Staff and Students
Location: Computer Education Classroom #2 – Lyman Maynard Stowe Library

These noon-time classes will provide hands-on training and demonstrations by Health Center Reference Librarians. Each class will outline quick and efficient means of searching and managing citation information for the databases listed below. There is no charge for these classes but enrollment is limited to Health Center personnel only. To register in advance for any of these quick courses, go to, send an email to, or call the Library Information & Education Services Department at x4051.


Thursday, September 5 – 12noon to 1pm
In this session, we will review citation matchers to locate full text articles, basic search skills for the library’s catalog and electronic journals, and how to locate other relevant assistance and much more.

Tuesday, September 10 – 12noon to 1pm
A Web-based bibliography and database manager (whereas EndNote is a Desktop software for PC and MAC). This class covers how to create a personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and using these references in writing a paper, automatically formatting the paper and generating the bibliography.


Tuesday, September 17 – 12noon to 1pm
This class is intended for Researchers, Faculty and Ph.D. students. It covers various library databases that are used to identify journal and author impact factors as well as ways to identify who is citing your publications.

GOOGLE SCHOLAR-What it is/What it isn't

Wednesday, September 18 – 12noon to 1pm
Since 2004, the search engine known as Google Scholar scours the Web for links to scholarly papers, books, abstracts, technical reports and conference proceedings in broad academic disciplines. Google Scholar is a great way to find materials in the "hidden web" but should be searched in conjunction with our UConn subscription databases and journals. Learn more about how and when to use Google in this class.


Thursday, September 19 – 12noon to 1pm
This class focuses on searching PubMed with greater precision. Topics covered include using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), finding information in specific journals, locating systematic reviews or EBM articles with “Clinical Queries”, and storing search strategies on NLM’s server for re-execution at a later date. Attendees are expected to be familiar with the basics of PubMed.


Wednesday, September 25 – 12noon to 1pm
This class provides an overview of mobile devices (phones, Blackberry, Android, etc.) and resources available for them. The class will cover subscription based resources from the library as well as free applications provided by reliable health/medical institutions. Detailed instructions on how to use individual resources will be available upon request from class attendees at a separate time.


Thursday, September 26 – 12noon to 1pm
Bibliographies made easy. Learn how to use this tool to search online bibliographic databases, organize the references and build lists of cited works automatically. It includes additional features such as unlimited storage capacity (number of references), Customized views & displays, Work Offline (anytime/anywhere), Local Personal Files and Documents, and many more.

Library Information & Education Services Department, x4051,

Posted by Jessica Kilham at August 19, 2013 09:39 AM