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)
2/20/15 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Advanced PubMed Searching – Tales From Beyond the MeSH!


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!

3/4/15 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EndNote Desktop


This workshop is for those who have purchased the EndNote program. Bring your laptop with your copy of EndNote, and learn about personalizing EndNote to work with USC’s subscriptions to journals and databases. Bring your questions about EndNote and we’ll answer them (or refer you to further support).

3/11/15 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EndNote Online


Find yourself wrestling with the task of managing your references for your research paper or project? Come to this hands on EndNote Web workshop and learn to tackle the basics of using this online citation management tool. During this workshop, we’ll be covering how to create your free online account as a USC affiliate, save references from common databases, import references, organize and share references, and use the Cite-While-Your-Write tool to manage your bibliography in Microsoft Word.

3/19/15 11:00 a.m. - Noon PubMed: Maximize Your Potential, Minimize Your Frustration


Do you ever feel like searching PubMed is a mystifying ordeal? That perhaps you’re not seeing every citation you think you should? If your PubMed experience is leaving you frustrated, it is time to show that database who is in charge (hint: it is you). Come to Norris Medical Library’s 2nd Floor Computer Classroom for:

  • Searching PubMed with added efficiency
  • Strategies for keeping current
  • Using MyNCBI to organize searches/results
  • New features
3/24/15 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Advanced PowerPoint Training


Have you ever wished your PowerPoint presentations looked more professional? Have you struggled all day on a PowerPoint presentation...only to have created just a few slides?
Have you ever felt that PowerPoint was your biggest obstacle to communicating your message and creating great presentations?
Come to Advanced PowerPoint Training: Explore the features of PowerPoint 2013 to make professional and attractive presentations. This class covers templates, SmartArt, sophisticated animation, inserting images, audios and videos, and more!

4/14/15 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Advanced PubMed Searching


Description coming soon!


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.

1/29/15 "Pick Your Google!" - Selecting Library Resources
2/26/15 Posters for Conferences

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 2/10/15


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