Library classes

Published: June 26th, 2017

Category: Featured Articles

The Health Science Center Library will offer the following workshops this term, independent of registered coursework and open to all.

Please register at least 24 hours in advance by clicking on the desired workshop link below or at at


Wednesday, July 5, 1-2pm, Communicore Building Room C2-3

Come and see what you can do with EndNote, a program designed to help you organize your reference citations. You will learn how to create and navigate the EndNote libraries, enter individual citations, and search/retrieve citations from EndNote, as well as how to download citations from PubMed, library catalogs, other databases, and import them into your library. We will learn how to use the ‘Cite While You Write’ toolbar and different ways of inserting citations into your papers for publication. It’s easy to generate a bibliography according to the style of any particular journal! This class focuses on the desktop version of EndNote and addresses some unique features of EndNote Online.

Mendeley: Citation Management for UF and Beyond

Tuesday, July 11, 12:30-1:30pm, Communicore Building Room C2-3

Do you want a citation management software that will follow you wherever your education and career path take you? Mendeley is a free citation management resource that you can use during your time at UF or anywhere else you may go in the future. In this class, you will learn how to use Mendeley to import references from different databases (or other citation management software!), sort your citations and annotate papers, and insert collected citations directly into your own papers.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Wednesday, July 12, 12-1pm, Communicore Building Room C2-41C

This workshop covers steps in the process of conducting the literature searches that serve as the foundation of a high-quality systematic review. It defines and gives examples of the tasks involved: term harvesting, snowballing, tracking results, identifying/locating relevant grey literature.

Introduction to CINAHL

Tuesday, July 18, 9-10am, Communicore Building Room C2-3  

Looking for an introduction to the premier database of nursing and allied health literature? This class introduces you to basic and advanced search options; performing more accurate searches using CINAHL headings; using limits to narrow and refine your search; printing, emailing, and exporting your citations; creating a personal account to store your citations; and finding full-text articles.

Introduction to Genome Browsers

Tuesday, July 18, 1:30-2:30pm, Communicore Building Room C2-41C

In this workshop we will learn how to navigate the genome browsers from NCBI’s Genome Workbench, UCSC Genome Browser, and Ensembl. These browsers are valuable tools when identifying, localizing genes, and looking at their information in the genomic context. By using concrete examples, it will be shown how to locate a human gene, download a gene sequence and its upstream sequence, locate Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and conserved regions, and use the browsers to download results in a batch.


Thursday, July 20, 1-2pm, Communicore Building Room C2-3  

RefWorks is a free web based program designed to help you organize your reference citations. You will learn how to create folders and navigate RefWorks; enter individual citations; and search/retrieve citations from RefWorks, as well as how to download citations from PubMed and other databases, and import them into your library. We will learn how to use the “Write n Cite” feature and the webpage citing feature “Ref Grab It”. It’s easy to generate a bibliography according a variety of styles!

NIH Public Access Policy

Monday, July 24, 12-1pm, Communicore Building Room C2-41A  

This workshop provides an introduction to the NIH Public Access Policy and demonstrates how to fulfill compliance requirements. We will cover how to use My Bibliography and the NIH Manuscript Submission System and discuss the various approaches of journal publishers towards compliance. Attendees are encouraged to bring their eRA Commons login and a list of their NIH-funded articles along with a mobile laptop or tablet so that they can follow ‘hands-on’.

Note: This room has videoconference capabilities. Please contact the instructor at with your IP address well in advance if you want to video conference to your site, so that we can set up videoconferencing. You will need to make your room arrangements at your site.    

Medical Terminology

Part 1:  Tuesday, August 1, 1-3pm, Communicore Building Room C2-41A –

Part 2: Tuesday, August 8, 1-3pm, Communicore Building Room C2-41A –

Part 3: Tuesday, August 15, 1-3pm, Communicore Building Room C2-41A –

Basics of medical terminology. Key concepts and word building, as well as the basics of body structure, including cells, tissues, organs and body planes will be covered. Parts 1, 2 and 3 make up a single 6-hour course. Attendees should plan to attend all three sessions in order to complete the training.