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Library Workshops

Fill out the form below to schedule one-on-one instruction or to organize group instruction tailored to the needs of your department!

To sign up for individual instruction, or to request a workshop tailored to the needs of your department, please fill out the registration form and the instruction librarian will contact you

Register here for one-on-one or tailored instruction

For help with online registration contact Jacynthe Touchette, local 22453.


Page modified January 27 2017


The library offers instruction on the following topics:

Databases- literature searching

Various biomedical databases: including CINAHL, Medline (via PubMed & Ovid), EMBASE, PsycINFO, Google Scholar. Introduction to the database, searching the database, managing search results & more. Please feel free to ask for instruction on searching a database not listed here.

Evidence-Based Medicine- answering clinical questions

  • Introduction to evidence-based medicine
  • Answering clinical questions.
    • Formulating your question using PICO.
    • Searching the EBM resources.
  • Answering research questions
    • Formulating your question.
    • Lit search (MeSH terms, Boolean operators, search strategy etc.)

Current awareness

Use Web 2.0 tools like RSS to keep up to date

  • Introduction to RSS technology: what is it & how can it help keep you up to date.  
  • Find RSS and subscribe to RSS feeds
    • Search alerts
    • TOC alerts
    • News 
    • Blogs
  • Feed aggregators (use these to manage your RSS subscriptions):
  • Create a RSS feed


  • Introduction to Open Access.
  • Finding information to share with patients
  • Creating effective patient education materials
  • Managing citations using Reference Manager, EndNote, Zotero, etc.
  • Managing bookmarks and favorites using a browser, Diigo, Delicious, etc.
  • Conducting systematic reviews
Instruction about basic computer skills, such as Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, etc.) is not offered by the library. We invite you to take a look at your local library since different public libraries offer such services. You can also look at these service providers:

You can also take a look at the numerous online tutorials available for free online. The offer online is wide, do not hesitate to search for specific versions of software or tasks you need to perform.



Updated March 7 2014