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Library Classes

Librarians are happy to teach a wide variety of classes based on the needs of IUSM students, faculty, or staff. IUSM faculty may wish to contact their Medical Library Faculty Liaison about developing a class tailored to a particular specialty, curriculum, or research assignment.

If you are interested in attending a class, but the time does not fit your schedule, please feel free to contact your library liaison for a one on one session.

Recurring Classes

EndNote – Upcoming dates: Wednesday, June 8th, 10 to 11:30am, Rm. 227
                                               Thursday, June 23rd, 10 to 11:30am, Rm. 226
                                               Thursday, July 7th, 10 to 11:30am, Rm. 226
                                                Monday, July 25th, 1 to 2:30pm, Rm. 226 
                                                Monday, August 1st, 1 to 2:30pm, Rm. 226

EndNote is a powerful tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations, and references on Windows, Mac, as well as online. EndNote enables you to move seamlessly through your research process with flexible tools for searching, organizing and sharing your research, creating your bibliography and writing your paper.  Our EndNote classes are tailored to health professionals by medical librarians.

By the end of the class attendees will be able to:

  • Import references from Ovid Medline and PubMed
  • Insert citations into MS Word 
  • Change reference citation styles
  • Organize PDF attachments to EndNote references

Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

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Finding Faculty Publications – Upcoming dates: TBD

It is increasingly important that tenure-track faculty keep tabs on their scholarly activities, such as publishing and presenting at conferences. Faculty productivity measures are a key factor in achieving tenure and promotion and many medical schools use them to make comparisons with other schools. This class will introduce resources that will help faculty accurately track publications and other scholarly activities in order to effectively demonstrate the full impact of their faculty scholarship. 

By the end of the class attendees will be able to:

  • Effectively and thoroughly search for faculty publications of all types
  • Demonstrate familiarity with author identification and researcher networking resources
  • Understand the importance and use of faculty metrics and citation tracking

Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

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Introduction to Medical Library Resources – Upcoming dates: Thursday, July 14th, 2 to 3pm, Rm. 227

This 1-hour course introduces researchers to a wide variety of available electronic resources.  This provides a fast-paced, broad, strong starting point for faculty, staff, students and residents who are looking to access background medical information, professional medical literature, (for clinical care or publishing), prep CVs and much more.  For a comprehensive overview of research resources offered at the library, please consult our Medical Library Research Guide.

By the end of the class, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the availability, scope and relevance of a wide variety of health-related databases and search strategies
  • Understand the basics of searching with subject headings (MeSH) and keywords (basic searching in Ovid or PubMed)
  • Navigate the Ruth Lilly Medical Library website
  • Access full-text articles

Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

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Mobile Resources – Upcoming dates: TBD

This class will provide information on what mobile resources are available through the library, how to install and register these apps, and some basic instructions on using these apps. Additionally, the Mobile Resources guide will be discussed and how to find other apps not available through the library. Lastly, attendee will learn some basic information about how to evaluate apps they find in app stores and learn a little more about how apps make it to the app store.  

By the end of the class attendees will be able to:

  • Find and navigate the mobile resources guide
  • Understand how to download and install library subscription apps onto their mobile devices
  • Find and evaluate mobile apps in app stores.

 Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

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3D Printing – Upcoming dates: TBD

This class will provide information on the library’s newest service: 3D Printing. Attendees will learn what they need to do in order to request a 3D print from the library, where to find models, and how to do some editing on models. Attendees will also learn more about the 3D printers the library currently has and the special features of each printer.  

By the end of the class attendees will be able to:

  • Find and navigate the 3D printing guide
  • Understand the types of printers the library has and what unique functions of each
  • Request 3D printed models
  • Find models online
  • Complete very basic editing of 3D models
  • Understand what 3D software is available to them

Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

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Using MyBib for SciENcv and NIH Public Access Compliance – Upcoming dates: TBD

Come learn about converting NIH Biosketches into the new format, what SCiENcv is and how to use it, and how to use MyBibliography. The class will also cover using MyBibliography to update and track NIH Public Access Compliance for NIH funded peer-reviewed papers.

By the end of the class attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the role of MyBibliography both for SciENcv and NIH Public Access Compliance
  • Use SciENcv to create NIH biosketches
  • Use MyBibliography to check NIH Public Access Policy compliance and create reports

Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

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