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Library Survival Skills  (Library Survival Skills [PDF] )

An introduction to the Rutgers--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.

Introduction to EndNote, a Bibliographic Management Software (EndNote Basic [PDF])

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.

Advanced EndNote, a Bibliographic Management Software (EndNote Advanced [PDF])

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 Rutgers -- University Libraries’ EndNote blog as well as the EndNote YouTube channel.

Introduction to MEDLINE Database (Searching Medline [PDF] )

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.)

Introduction to PsycINFO Database  (The Basics of Searching [PDF] )

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.

Introduction to CINAHL Database  (Basic and Advanced Search [PDF])

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.

Using Image & Video Collections  (Using Image & Video Collections [PDF])

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.


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To register for a class, please fill out the Class Registration Form and submit it.

Customized training workshops are available. Please contact Roberta Bronson Fitzpatrick at (973) 972-5498.

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