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Dykes Library Classes and Workshops

List and Description of Classes

PubMed Refresh

PubMed Refresh 

Presented by Brenda Linares, Prasanna Vaduvathiriyan, and Jacob White 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 12 -1 pm 

Town Hall style discussion of the new PubMed website  

In September the National Library of Medicine will retire the “legacy” PubMed. Take a tour of the new PubMed website, and share comments and concerns with your librarians. 

  • Use new features and search functions  

  • Export and save your search results 

  • Create a MyNCBI account and search alert 

  • Discuss changes in breakout rooms  

Blackboard Collaborate link: 

Zoom link:  


This library workshop is available upon request for groups of 5 or more. Contact us at . 

Endnote for Beginners

Endnote for Beginners 

Presented by Prasanna Vaduvathiriyan and Brenda Linares 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 12 – 1 pm 

Via Blackboard Collaborate

Save hours on your next manuscript by using EndNote   

Endnote empowers researchers to manage their own reference library and easily cite references during the writing process. This session will demonstrate how to: 

  • Create an EndNote Library 

  • Export references to EndNote 

  • Organize references in groups 

  • Cite sources in your paper with a touch of a button 

Blackboard Collaborate link:  


This library workshop is available upon request for groups of 5 or more. Contact us at . 



Advance Searching: Ovid MEDLINE and EMBASE

Advanced Searching: Ovid MEDLINE and EMBASE 

Presented by Prasanna Vaduvathiriyan and Jacob White 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 12 - 1 PM

Via Blackboard Collaborate 

Finding evidence in Ovid MEDLINE and  

Dykes Library has recently acquired two gold-standard health information discovery resources to encourage and empower researchers conducting advanced literature reviews. 

  • Identify the content and coverage of Ovid MEDLINE and 

  • Practice advanced search techniques with field codes and controlled vocabularies 

  • Focus or broaden queries with truncation and adjacency  

Blackboard Collaborate link: