Attend a Library Class

The Libraries offer a variety of instruction opportunities on a regular schedule and by special request.

Library classes are open to all UT Health Science Center affiliates. See complete descriptions of regularly-scheduled classes below. In addition, librarians can work with you directly to tailor, or create, instruction to meet student, faculty, or staff needs.  Contact us for more information or to schedule.

Look for dates below, or visit the Library Events & Classes calendar for current offerings.

Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session

  • An introductory one-hour class designed to enhance poster creation and presentation skills
  • Covers the creation of a rolled poster, presentation skills, and best practices for poster sessions at professional conferences and meetings
No events

Introduction to EndNote

  • Hands-on, computer-based workshop
  • Covers the basics of using EndNote software to manage references and produce bibliographies
    • Importing references from databases
    • Organizing and managing an EndNote library
    • Using Cite While You Write to format a bibliography

Note: EndNote software is not available for use in the library, except during scheduled classes. Users must purchase EndNote for their own computers. TechZone has the best discounted price for UT Health Science Center affiliated students, faculty and staff.

No events

Introduction to PubMed

  • Hands-on, computer-based workshop
  • Improve your search results
  • Use and understand MeSH vocabulary
  • Set limits
  • Find full-text
  • Build searches using Boolean operators
No events

Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information

  • Hands-on, computer-based workshop
  • Covers basic search skills including
    • using subject headings and limiters to find the information that you need
    • Linking to full text
    • Saving and retrieving search strategies and results
No events

Introduction to RefWorks

  • Hands-on, computer-based workshop
  • Introduces the basics of using RefWorks to
    • Manage references
    • Import references from databases such as PubMed or CINAHL
    • Organize and manage a RefWorks database
    • Produce bibliographies

RefWorks is a web-based product that is available to all UT Health Science Center affiliates.

No events

Library Basics

  • Designed with Administrative Assistants and other staff in mind
  • Geared toward those who may retrieve information for others, but need a refresher on library use
  • The class includes
    • A tour of the Library
    • An overview of services
    • A hands-on instruction in locating items, both electronically and in-print

Library Basics is offered once a semester but special sessions can be scheduled by request.

No events

Google Scholar for Scientific and Clinical Literature Searches

  • This class introduces standard and advanced search features in Google Scholar
  • Learn how to
    • Set Google Scholar preferences to include full-text links from the Libraries
    • Export citations from Google Scholar to RefWorks or EndNote
    • Set up and integrate the Library’s LibX Toolbar with Google Scholar on your own computer

Google Scholar is scheduled by request only.

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Library Orientation

  • These sessions generally include
    • An overview of services
    • An introduction to the Library Catalog
    • An introduction to relevant database
  • Orientation sessions are usually 50 minutes or less and can be tailored for your group

Library Orientations are only offered by request. Please contact us to schedule.

Attend a Records Management Class


Email Management Webinar

Two part webinar developed by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission that discusses laws and rules regarding email as records, how to determine when an email is a record and how to identify which emails you should keep.  Shows one way to organize your inbox and productivity tips to make email use more efficient.  Click here to view webinars.

Planning an Imaging Project Webinar

Two part webinar developed by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission that discusses imaging projects for records – how to decide when to image records, the steps involved, equipment needed, etc.  Click here to view webinars.

Face-to-Face Classes

Records Management: Records Retention & Inventory

    Required for all Records Management Representatives. This class covers state laws regarding records management for state agencies, reasons we need to manage our records, how to interpret the Records Retention Schedule (RRS), how to use the online RRS to find the required retention period for records, how to fill out a Disposition Log, and how to do an inventory of department records.

Current schedule for face-to-face classes:

Records Management Class

Integrate Library Research Skills into Course Content

Faculty are encouraged to consider integrating library research skills into course content.  Classes can be requested for any group, department or class and participation is open to everyone.  Librarians are available to develop and teach classes that meet specific needs or are about a specific resource.  Classes are usually hands-on and interactive when students have laptops or if the class is held in the Library Computer Classroom.

Librarian teaching students in the lecture hall

Popular themes for classes include:

  • PubMed
  • Ovid Medline
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • RefWorks
  • EndNote
  • Creating and Presenting Poster Sessions

Please submit your request in advance to ensure the availability of a librarian and time preparation of materials.  If a specific assignment will be assigned after the class, please let us know the details and expectations you have for your students.

To learn more or to schedule a class, contact Briscoe Library Information at 210-567-2450 or