Monday, April 22, 2013

New Software

Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library now has Nvivo, Endnote X6 and SPSS installed in computers in the library.  Endnote X6 and SPSS are present in all the computers (first, second and third floor) while Nvivo is installed in five computers on the second floor computer room and one computer on the third floor computer room.  Affiliated users can use the second and third floor computer rooms.  Affiliated users are currently enrolled students, staff and faculty of WesternU, alumni, clinical and adjunct faculty, and OPTI-West residents. 

EndNote X6 is bibliographic management software that will help you collect and organize citations. Nvivo is qualitative data analysis software, and SPSS is quantitative data analysis software.

The librarians can provide expert level training in EndNote X6, introductory training in Nvivo and have no training in SPSS. The librarians recommend WesternU users login to the WesternU YOUPortal,, and then navigate to for SPSS training.

For any questions, please contact the library at

Friday, April 12, 2013

National Library Week 2013

Using EndNote featuring Cite While You Write
This workshop presumes that attendees have a basic familiarity with EndNote.  In this workshop, you will learn how to use Cite While You Write with Microsoft Word.  Cite While You Write allows you to insert references into your paper as you write it, saving you tons of time.  Most importantly, the reference list will automatically be generated in the format that you select.  Attendees will also learn how to modify output styles.

Facilitated by Alicia Prosser, MLIS
5:30pm - 6:30pm, Monday, April 15, 2013
2nd floor teaching lab
Limited to 12 seats.  Sign up here.

Effective Studying & Relaxation Techniques
Please note:  This workshop will be held in HEC Lecture Hall 1 & streamed live to Lecture Hall 1 in Lebanon.  Registration is NOT required.

This workshop will be taught in collaboration with Dagmar Cofer and Hector Arroyo in the LEAD office.

Just in time for finals!  In this workshop, you will learn strategies to study effectively for your exams.  You will learn how to recognize important concepts in a lecture and how to study them.  You will also learn techniques to help relax and focus your energy in a meaningful way.

Facilitated by Dagmar Cofer, MS, MAMS & Hector Arroyo Ed.D.
5:30pm - 7:00pm, Tuesday, April 16, 2013
HEC Lecture Hall 1 & Lebanon Lecture Hall 1

Mobile Apps for Medicine
Handheld devices are commonplace in today’s medical practice.  They can be used at the point of care to access information on diagnosis, patient care, and pharmaceutical dosing. 

In this workshop, an online tour of the handheld research guide will be given. This tour will expose attendees to the various library resources that offer Mobile Apps and sources for software downloads. 

Facilitated by Rudy R. Barreras, Reference Librarian
5:30pm - 6:30pm, Wednesday, April 17, 2013
2nd floor library teaching lab
Limited to 12 seats.  Sign up here.

Using Images in Presentations
Please note:  This is an online workshop via AdobeConnect.  Registration is NOT required.  Please log in as a Guest.  This workshop will be recorded.

Because medicine is a visual science, high quality images are an important aid in diagnosis and teaching. In this workshop, participants will learn how to locate images in SpringerImages for use in presentations.  Participants will learn how to create a personal account in SpringerImages.  A personal account allows users to save images and searches for future use, and create PowerPoint presentations and PDF files. Using images from AccessMedicine, MD Consult, UpToDate, VisualDx, and the library’s Images Research Guide will be discussed but not demonstrated.

If you’ve never used AdobeConnect, please log in early to run through the “tech check.”

Facilitated by Ruth Harris, MLIS
7:00pm - 8:30pm, Thursday, April 18, 2013
Online via AdobeConnect

**Workshops will be cancelled if fewer than 3 participants register.

To see a list of upcoming library workshops, please see the Library Workshops page.

Assessment in Action

Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library is becoming involved in assessment research.  The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Assessment in Action program has accepted Ruth Harris’ assessment research looking at the impact of library instruction on various topics related to student learning. These topics include Finding the Evidence for Evidence-Based Practice, Health Literacy, Web Evaluation and Keeping Up with the Literature. 

The Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library is one of the 75 libraries selected for the Assessment in Action program among 98 applicants. Click this link for more information about the Assessment in Action program.