The Libraries offer a variety of education opportunities on a regular schedule and by special request. Other class topics can be developed upon request.
Library classes are open to all and most are hands-on. Complete class descriptions of regularly scheduled classes are listed below. Any of our classes can be tailored for your department or class and can be scheduled at any of our locations by request. To schedule a class, or for more information about classes offered by the Library, contact us for more information.
See also the Library Events & Classes calendar for the current class offerings.
Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session
- This introductory one hour class covers the creation of a rolled poster, presentation skills and best practices for poster sessions at professional conferences and meetings. This class is designed to enhance poster creation and presentation skills.
Introduction to EndNote
- This hands-on workshop introduces faculty, staff, and students the basics of using the EndNote X6/X7 software to manage references and produce bibliographies.
- Topics include importing references from databases, organizing and managing an EndNote library, and producing a bibliography in various formats.
- Note: EndNote software is not available for use in the library, except during scheduled classes. Users must purchase EndNote for their own computers. The HSC Computer Store and EndNote.com have EndNote available for purchase. The Computer Store has the best discounted price for UT Health Science Center affiliated students, faculty and staff.
- EndNote X7 was released May 20, 2013. Class will discuss X6 and X7 for while users decide to upgrade.
Introduction to PubMed
- PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s web-based MEDLINE interface. In this hands-on class, learn how to improve your search results, use MeSH, limits, find full-text, and use Boolean operators.
Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information
- This hands-on workshop will help you search CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Learn the basic searching skills that will utilize the CINAHL subject headings and limiters to find the information that you need. Attendees will learn how to link to full text and how to save and retrieve search strategies and results.
Introduction to RefWorks
- This hands-on workshop introduces faculty, staff, or students the basics of using RefWorks to manage references and produce bibliographies. Learn how to import references from databases such as PubMed or CINAHL, organize and manage a RefWorks database, and produce a bibliography. RefWorks is a web-based product that is available to all UT Health Science Center affiliates.
- This is a basic orientation to the Library, designed for Administrative Assistants and other staff who need a refresher on library use. The class includes a tour of the Library, an overview of services, and 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.
Google Scholar for Scientific and Clinical Literature Searches
- This class will introduce standard and advanced search features in Google Scholar. Learn how to set Google Scholar preferences to include full-text links from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries, export citations from Google Scholar to RefWorks or EndNote and set up and integrate the Library’s LibX Toolbar with Google Scholar on your own computer.
- Google Scholar is scheduled by request.
- Library Orientations are only offered by request. These sessions generally include an overview of services and an introduction to the Library Catalog, as well as appropriate databases, such as MEDLINE or CINAHL. Orientation sessions are usually 50 minutes or less and can be tailored for your group.
- To schedule an orientation, contact your nearest library location.