University of Southern California


The Norris Medical Library offers hands-on workshops to meet the information needs of faculty, staff and students. Workshops offered each quarter are determined by the interests of our users.

  • Hands-on learning
  • Location: NML Computer Classroom (upper level)
  • Sign up (below)
4/14/15 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Advanced PubMed Searching

Description: Are you looking for the most relevant citations in the shortest amount of time, or do you want to feel confident you’ve left no stone unturned? Either way, Advanced PubMed will show you techniques to conquer PubMed.

Learn about:
1. Clinical Queries
2. Topic-Specific Queries
3. Using the Advanced Search screen
4. Boolean Operators

Don’t forget to bring your own questions, concerns, or complaints! Our librarians will help you take charge of PubMed



Technology Lunch Series

Learn about the latest technologies as you enjoy a pizza lunch.

  • Location: West Conference Room (unless otherwise noted)
  • Drop-ins welcome; no registration required
  • Free LUNCH provided (pizza, bottled water)
  • All Technology Lunch Series sessions are from Noon - 1:00 p.m.

These Technology Lunch Series workshops are also listed on the library’s Facebook page.


Picture & Video Editing Apps You Can't Miss

Description: Do you have a video on your phone you need to edit and share with your colleagues and friends? Have a poster presentation coming up and want to quickly edit images on your tablet?
Interested in making beautiful, high quality images for your event fliers? Join us for a tech lunch with Norris Medical Librarians where we’ll share our favorite, easy to use image and video editing apps!

Workshops by Request

The library designs customized workshops to meet the subject and scheduling needs of Health Sciences Campus classes and groups. Content can be drawn from one or more of our workshops or cover other topics of interest to the group. Schedule a customized workshop via the online form or contact the Educational & Research Services Division at 323-442-1483,

HouseCalls (individualized instruction)

Personalized consultations are available to Health Sciences Campus individuals through the library's House Call program. HouseCalls may take place in the library, requestor's HSC office, or virtually via web conferencing. Topics may include workshop topics or specific research needs such as database searching. Schedule a HouseCall via the online form or contact the Educational & Research Services Division at 323-442-1483,


Revised 4/9/15


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