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Course Specific Instruction and Tours

Health Sciences Reference Librarians are available to provide in-class and online instruction in formulating a search strategy, finding information, using library resources, evaluating sources and ethical use of information. Sessions can be scheduled for your normal classroom or in the Learning Center computer classroom. Tours of the Health Sciences Library are also available on request. If you would like to schedule a library instruction session or tour for your class, please contact Virginia Desouky.

ULIB 101, Intro to Library Research

This 1-credit class focuses on the concepts and logic of information access and fosters information independence and critical thinking. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to make the decisions and choices necessary to efficiently do literature searches for future term papers, reports, and theses. There is a section for Health Sciences students each semester that emphasizes health sciences resources. For more information, please see the ULIB 101 page.


The Health Sciences Library offers workshops on a variety of topics. To attend a workshop, please contact Virginia Desouky.

Discover how PubMed (MEDLINE) can be utilized as an effective tool for the research process, and how it relates to other databases from the National Library of Medicine.

EndNote Desktop
EndNote is a software program that allows you to store and manage your references and images. Learn how to build a personal reference library and format your references in whatever style you choose -- APA, Vancouver, Chicago Manual of Style, etc. Use Cite While You Write, a word processing software, to allow you to insert citations directly into your paper, building your bibliography as you insert your citations. Learn how to export references from online databases directly to your EndNote library and how to attach files to references. This is an introductory level class, and no prior knowledge of EndNote is needed.

EndNote Basic
EndNote Basic (formerly EndNote Web) is a companion web version of the desktop EndNote, provided as part of the Web of Science database. It is used to collect and organize references as well as cite them while writing a paper. It can also be a powerful collaboration tool. Learn how to quickly and easily collect reference information from a wide variety of online databases via direct export, online search, or importing as text files. Use Cite While You Write to insert references and format citations and bibliographies. This is an introductory level class, and no prior knowledge of EndNote Web is needed.

RefWorks is a tool for creating and storing a personal database of research, managing RSS alerts, sharing research with colleagues, and creating bibliographies in multiple formats. Learn how to create a personal database online and store an unlimited number of records accessible from any computer linked to the Internet. No downloading software or installation required. Learn how to import references automatically from multiple databases, organize and manage references, and share references to easily collaborate with members of your own institution or with other researchers, faculty members, and students.