Department offers services and resources that will prove beneficial to
your academic success. Among these services are classes and trainings.
hands-on library instruction and information literacy tutorials
to individuals, groups and classes. These instructional sessions
are designed to help you make the best use of available library
resources. See classes offered...
We develop subject
guides or pathfinders to assist students in their class assignments
are able to request subject guides for the classes they teach
These guides cover
library-owned resources as well as other information sources
Library Tours and Orientations
Sessions are held each month to provide an orientation to
the library and its services for new employees and students.
No registration is necessary for these sessions which offer
a tour of the facility, a brief overview of databases available,
and an introduction to library services. Tours will begin
at the Service Desk, 1st floor
How can I research a topic and read full-text journal articles
without leaving my desk? This class is designed to both introduce
you to Library resources and services and access the Library’s
electronic resources from the Library’s Web site. In
this one hour class we cover searching the Library Catalog,
finding full-text resources using current awareness tools
and accessing resources from home. This is a monthly brown
bag (lunchtime) hour class designed for HU and HUH staff to
show you how to quickly locate articles and other materials
available from the LSHSL. No registration is necessary. Meet
at the service Desk, 1st floor, Louis Stokes Health Sciences
Library, 501 W Street NW
to LSHSL Services, Resources and Tools.
Sterling: The Howard University Libraries Online Catalog
Learn how to use the Library more effectively and efficiently.
Also included in this class are library rules, hours and website;
computer network resources, microfilm.
Online Catalog Searching (Sterling)
This class covers the best techniques for locating resources
through STERLING, the Library’s online catalog. You
will learn how to find full-text resources, how to order items
from other libraries, and what to do if the University doesn’t
own a resource you really need.
This class teaches how to use PubMed, the National Library
of Medicine’s search service, which provides access
to the 9 million citation in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with
links to participating online journals), and other related
databases. Learn how to search subject headings, keywords,
and authors; use limitations; and search for clinical queries
will be covered.
Many of the LSHSL’s online resources are accessed through
the OVID Gateway. This class has been developed to familiarize
attendees with OVID interface, which is used for the Cumulative
Index to nursing and Allied health Literature (CINAHL), PsychInfo,
Journals@OVID and more.
This class provides an overview of full-text electronic journals
and dtabases (including PubMed Central, MD Consult, etc.)
available through the LSHSL. Participants will learn how to
use the Library’s Remote Access Service to access full-text
journals from any location. The class also covers emailing
and saving the full text articles.
Detailed briefings on ScienceDirect with emphasis on scope
and content; search methods and retrieval. ScienceDirect can
make your research more effective and efficient - and this
class has been developed to help you take advantage of the
host of services available to you. Participants will learn
the personalized searching and alerting features that have
been designed to enable you to keep on top of developing trends
and unfolding discoveries in your field of expertise, with
less time required on your part.
The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature
(CINAHL) database provides authoritative coverage of the professional
literature-journals, books, pamphlets, etc.-in nursing and
17 allied health fields. This class will introduce participants
to the scope and content of CINAHL and instruct users on basic
International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA)
The class covers the Scope and contents of International Pharmaceutical
Abstracts. The International Pharmaceutical Abstracts Database
provides worldwide coverage of pharmaceutical science and
health related literature from 1970 to the present, and is
updated monthly. Comprehensive information is included for
drug therapy, toxicity, and pharmacy practice as well as legislation,
regulation, technology, utilization, biopharmaceutics, information
processing, education, economics, and ethics as related to
pharmaceutical science and practice.
Internet for Medical Research
This class covers Internet basics, including web browser commands,
URLs, and hyperlinks. Participants will learn the use of the
web as a research tool, strategies for searching the web,
full-text journals on the web, strategies for evaluating electronic
information, using helper applications (plug ins) and more.
This class teaches the basic tools in beginning medical research.
Students will learn where to find the definition of terms,
physician’s certification or area of practice, questions
regarding prescriptions and drugs, periodical literature as
well as sources that give the legal point of view.
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