Self-Directed Courses

The following courses are available as self-directed tutorials, which can be completed at your convenience. If you require additional assistance, you may also make an appointment with a librarian to receive more in-depth instruction on any of these topics.

Blackboard Collaborate
Easily produce online learning sessions for small or large groups, including the ability to elicite active feedback from participants and record sessions to share with those unable to attend the live session.
Self-Directed Tutorial
Excel: Basics
Learn how to create a spreadsheet, enter data and formulas, and manipulate cells. Knowledge of Windows required!
Self-Directed Tutorial
Excel: Intermediate
This session will cover the use of dynamic formatting elements in an Excel spreadsheet - this includes advanced formulas and the use of "IF" logic statements to create adaptive spreadsheets. Moderate experience with Excel or completion of the "Excel: Basic" class is required.
Self-Directed Tutorial
Excel: Graphing
Discuss the use of graphs and practice creating graphs in Excel. Knowledge of Windows and Excel required!
Self-Directed Tutorial
Camtasia: Basics
An introduction to creating screencast videos using the Camtasia software. Learn to make computer screen capture video tutorials using Camtasia. With Camtasia, you can record your screen and create an accompanying audio track - it works for websites, PowerPoint presentations, or any software/application you have on your computer.
Self-Directed Tutorial
Camtasia: Editing
Learn how you can edit your Camtasia screencast videos to correct errors and enhance your content.
Self-Directed Tutorial
Camtasia: Quizzes
Learn how to integrate quizzes to add an interactive component to your Camtasia presentations.
Self-Directed Tutorial

Current Events Schedule

February 2016

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Tuesday
Feb 16, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Librarians

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Wednesday
Feb 17, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Himmelfarb Library Session: Scopus - The Dream Research Database

Library session.

Wednesday
Feb 17, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg., Room B100A
Librarians

[Register]

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Tuesday
Feb 23, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Librarians

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Wednesday
Feb 24, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Research Day Workshops: Show Off Your Data! How to Create Graphs, Pie Charts and Tables

Do You need to create graphs for your poster? The workshop will teach you how to create Excel graphs, pie charts and tables to help display your data.

Wednesday
Feb 24, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg., Room 101
Tom Harrod

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March 2016

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Tuesday
Mar 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Librarians

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Wednesday
Mar 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Tuesday
Mar 8, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Librarians

Research Day Workshops: Tips for Creating an Effective Poster

Learn the do's and don'ts on how to design a research poster, including the best layout and colors to use to present your findings.

Tuesday
Mar 8, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room: Ross Hall, Room 227
Barbara McGowan and Catherine Sluder

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Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Wednesday
Mar 9, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Research Day Workshops: Preparing Effective Posters

Designing a poster can be challenging. Learn best practices on what content to include to effectively display your results, data, and conclusions as well as common mistakes to avoid.

Wednesday
Mar 9, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: Ross Hall, Room 227
Dr. Colberg-Poley

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Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Tuesday
Mar 15, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Librarians

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Wednesday
Mar 16, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Tuesday
Mar 22, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Librarians

Research Day Workshops: How to Present Your Poster and Wow the Judges!

What are judges looking for when reviewing poster presentations? Impress the judges and find out how to succintly convey your research posters' main concepts and data.

Tuesday
Mar 22, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg., Room 101
Roslyn Jurjus and Gisela Butera

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Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Wednesday
Mar 23, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Research Day Workshops: Research Day and Beyond...!

Where will you store your poster after GW Research Day? Find out the steps to upload your abstract and poster to GW Health Science Research Commons and create a permanent link you could use on your webpage, share with futre employers and your mom!

Wednesday
Mar 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg., Room 101
Meaghan Corbertt and Gisela Butera

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Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Tuesday
Mar 29, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Librarians

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Wednesday
Mar 30, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

April 2016

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Tuesday
Apr 5, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Librarians

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Wednesday
Apr 6, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Himmelfarb Art Show Opening Reception

The 2016 Art Show will take place from April 7th to May 6th on the first floor of the library.

We will have an opening reception (with refreshments!) on April 7th from 4pm-5:30pm.

 

Thursday
Apr 7, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Room: Himmelfarb Library, First floor
Librarians

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Tuesday
Apr 12, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Librarians

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Wednesday
Apr 13, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Tuesday
Apr 19, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Librarians

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Wednesday
Apr 20, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Tuesday
Apr 26, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Librarians

Himmelfarb Librarian Is In!

Library Session. For more information on this session contact the library at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or 202-994-2850.

Wednesday
Apr 27, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

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