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Moody Medical Library offers free, hands-on, classes on library resources and information management. . Face-to-face, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom sessions are available, at your convenience. The regular course offerings, listed below, generally last one hour. Customized sessions that cover a combination of resources can also be arranged for individuals or groups. Email us to schedule a class.

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Librarians are available to teach classes in one-on-one or group sessions. Email us to schedule your class.

CINAHL: Finding Evidence in Nursing and the Health Professions
Learn how to spend less time searching and more time retrieving the articles you need in the nursing and health professions literature. Hands-on exercises will help participants to learn the benefits of using CINAHL(Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Subject Headings and the use of Boolean operators to combine concepts.

EndNote Basic
Keep your references organized online with the free, web version of EndNote!  Learn basic features and how to effectively move references from search results into EndNote Basic.

Find It @UTMB: Tips and Tricks for Using E-journals
Do you need to easily connect to full journal articles?  Do you have favorite journals you want to follow? This class will explore how to how to connect to articles directly from search results and discover the journals available at UTMB, and use these journals from your mobile device using BrowZine.

Finding Systematic Review: Cochrane Library and Beyond
Locating systematic reviews can help inform patient care or be an important step in gap analysis when planning a study. This class will cover how to effectively use the Cochrane Library, Medline, and CINAHL to locate systematic reviews.

Library Survival Skills
Make your next trip to the library a success - whether it's in person or on the web. Learn the effective use of  library tools and about the latest  electronic resources. Get the scoop on the library's services and around the clock access available through your own computer.

Measuring Research Impact
Learn about the h-index, the Eigen factor, and other methods of looking at research productivity. See how these metrics can be discovered in Scopus and other resources. Use of journal level metrics to help decide where to submit articles for publication will also be discussed.

My NCBI: My Bibliography and SciENcv
Learn how tools that are integrated with PubMed can help track compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy and create biosketches for NIH and NSF grant applications. My Bibliography provides a place to track your publications. SciENcv is an electronic system that helps you assemble the professional profile needed for application for federal funds.  Since these tools are integrated with PubMed, inserting publications into your profile has never been easier!

NIH Public Access Policy
This class provides an overview of the NIH Public Access Policy. Learn about the steps involved in complying with the policy and how to demonstrate compliance.

Ovid Medline
This class covers the Ovid interface to MEDLINE. Learn fundamental commands and basic search techniques while increasing your understanding and confidence in using Ovid MEDLINE. Hands-on exercises will help participants learn the benefits of using the Medical Subject Headings and the use of Boolean operators to combine concepts.

This class covers the popular PubMed interface to MEDLINE. Veteran PubMed users can take this course to catch up on new features. Beginners should take it to learn the fastest ways to get good results. Hands-on exercises will help participants learn and maximize utilization of  features of the search interface and provide practice with the use of Boolean operators to combine concepts.

Want to find articles in the sciences?  Need information that may not be covered in Medline?  Want to know how many times an article has been cited in the literature? Interested in the number of times a particular author has been cited? After attending this class, you will be able to answer those questions and locate articles on a particular topic by learning techniques to effectively use Scopus.

Who's Citing You? Scopus and Beyond
Want to know how many times an article has been cited in the literature? Interested in the number of times a particular author has been cited?  Scopus  provides cited reference counts to allow you to find out how many times a particular article has been cited, then takes you to the actual citations to help you discover related research. This short course will provide tips and tricks for searching the Scopus database specifically for cited reference information. Other sources of cited reference data will also be covered.