Let the NIH Library help you improve your searching and reference management skills.
Classes are free, hands-on, open to NIH and HHS staff, and are held in the NIH Library Training Room, Building 10 Clinical Center, near the South Entrance.
Registration is required for all classes. To register, click the desired course title below. Please note the course descriptions at the bottom of the page.
***New Class Registration Process: Registration for NIH Library classes is managed by CIT using the HHS Learning Management System. Please log into this system before proceeding to register for classes. For assistance with registration, please contact CIT at 301.594.6248 or CITTraining@mail.nih.gov.
If you are unable to attend a class, consider requesting an individual tutorial. Please note that not all classes are available tutorials. Contact the NIH Library Instruction Team if your desired class is not listed.
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10 Tips for Self-Editing Your Manuscript (Webinar)
Self-editing can be challenging. Learn techniques that can help you find that stray typo or overlooked grammar error. This webinar will help you gain proofreading skills used by professional editors and gain comptency using Microsoft® Word tools.
EndNote: Managing Your Search Results
EndNote© is a reference management tool for finding, downloading and organizing references in a personal, searchable database. With EndNote you can import references from online databases such as PubMed and Web of Science; search for and edit references; insert references in manuscripts with Microsoft® Word "Cite While You Write;" create bibliographies; and choose from thousands of journal publishing styles to format references and bibliographies.
EndNote Web: Using EndNote from Anywhere
EndNote Web is a web-based research and writing tool and a perfect complement to EndNote and Reference Manager. Add, transfer or import your references to EndNote Web and access your account via any web browser. Use "Cite While You Write" from EndNote Web to format your in-text citations and bibliography. If you do not have access to EndNote, than try EndNote Web - it is another great tool in your researcher toolbox! This resource is available for free to NIH/HHS staff via the Web of Science database on the NIH Library website.
Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO)
This class demonstrates how to search for an expression record in GEO and obtain differentially expressed genes and information about their pathway enrichment. Topics to be covered: types of databases (GEO DataSets and GEO Profiles), types of entries in GEO DataSets (Platform, Sample, Series and Dataset), searching options for GEO DataSets, obtaining differentially expressed gene list for an experiment (using analysis tools in GEO DataSet or using GEO2R), and links to accessing or downloading data, profiles and pathway enrichment.
GeneSpring 12.6 provides comprehensive analytical and visualization tools for multiple data types within a single application. With the NIH Library license, gene expression (microarray), miRNA, QPCR, exon splicing, CNV, and GWAS can be combined into one project, allowing researchers to analyze and view results from different experiments in a single user interface. One can link probes across data types, array platforms, and organisms that map to the same biological entity. GeneSpring includes a wide range of biological contextualization tools including GO, GSEA/GSA, and Pathway analysis with interaction databases for over 20 model organisms. The NIH Library has two floating licenses (http://nihlibrary.nih.gov/Services/Bioinformatics/Pages/bioanalysis.aspx) for GeneSpring. This class covers the functionatlity of GeneSpring available with this license. Additionally, the Library holds a static license for GeneSpring 12. This program is located on NIH Library Bioinformatics Workstation 3 (64-bit architecture, 8 cores, 48GB RAM, and 2TB disk space). For reservations, please visit the NIH Library Information Desk or call 301-496-1080.
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Online Mapping (Webinar)
A geographic information system (GIS) is a set of technologies that has the potential to inform the practice of policy makers, planners, and public health practitioners. This class will introduce students to the basics of GIS, spatial data, and online mapping.
Keeping Up with the Public Health Information Deluge (Webinar)
Keeping up with all of the varied information sources available for public health practitioners is daunting and sometimes overwhelming. However, there are a variety of tools available to help you manage this deluge of information. This class will introduce a variety of tools and methods to help you with keeping up to date with the latest research, news, and information of interest to you.
Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis
Massively parallel sequencing, also known as next generation sequencing, is a technology enabling high-throughput sequencing of genomes or loci of interest. This hands-on class focuses on a single locus. It examines the quality of the sequence reads; mapping of reads; and the quality of the mapping. It also examines sequence variation.
PubMed: Understanding the Basics
Use PubMed to find articles on your research topic in biomedical and scientific journals. PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine and preclinical sciences, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine and the health care system. It includes journal article citations and abstracts from MEDLINE and other sources. Many of the citations lead to full-text articles available online through NIH Library subscription agreements.
Scopus & Web of Science: Rich with Citations
This class will highlight the capabilities and features of each product. Much of the utility of these products is in the eye of the beholder and will satisfy different information requirements to different degrees. Learn how to use both databases to search for articles and how to use both to track citations and analyze.
Understanding a Systematic Review: What You Need to Know
This class will introduce the concept of the systematic review in research and medicine. The class will define a systematic review, discuss the systematic review process, and cover step-by-step the key concepts of conducting a systematic review.
Web Search: Thinking Beyond Google
Go beyond the standard Web search tools and learn to search more efficiently; access the invisible web; evaluate websites; use image and non-text search engines; search for scholarly information, news, people, and blogs; and customize your search results.
The NIH Library in Building 10 serves the information needs of the NIH staff and selected Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies. The NIH Library is part of the Office of Research Services (ORS) in the Office of the Director (OD).