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April 01, 2014

April 2014 Database Classes

Searching and Accessing Health Science Information Resources
April 2014 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. Walk-ins are welcome.

Thursday, April 10 – 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.

Tuesday, April 8 – 12noon to 1pm
Did you know that there are over 1,000 digital textbooks now available from UConn Health Center and UConn Storrs Libraries? These resources are available through your work computer. Some book titles are even available for downloading to a mobile device. This new class will provide an overview of the UConn/UConn Health Center e-book subscriptions, and best methods for using these excellent up-to-date resources.

Tuesday, April 22 – 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.

Thursday, April 24 – 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.

Library Information & Education Services Department, x4051,

Posted by Jenny at April 1, 2014 10:24 AM