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

March 2017

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 28, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue
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 29, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Updates in Scholarly Communications: Publishing, Impact, and Visibility - Predatory Publishing: What You Don t Know, Can Hurt You!

Predatory publishing is a growing problem for faculty, researchers, and librarians. Predatory publishers may appear legitimate at first glance, promising quick peer review and name recognition, but in fact have little or no editorial control or peer review, and ultimately, no benefit for you as a researcher. This informational session will discuss techniques that predatory publishers use to target faculty and students looking to get published, and what you can do if you are solicited by a questionable publisher. [On-Campus / WebEx]

Wednesday
Mar 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: Ross Hall, Lobby C
Librarians

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April 2017

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 4, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue
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 5, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

The Himmelfarb Library 30th Annual Art Show Opening Reception

 The Himmelfarb Library 30th Annual Art Show Opening Reception, will be held at Himmelfarb Library on the first floor.  For more information contact, Synneva Elthon, at synneva@gwu.edu or 202-994-2963.

Thursday
Apr 6, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Room: Himmelfarb Library, first floor
Synneva Elthon

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 11, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue
Librarians

Himmelfarb Library Session - Conducting a Successful Literature Review

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

Tuesday
Apr 11, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room: Online via WebEx
Paul Levett

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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
Apr 12, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Updates in Scholarly Communications: Publishing, Impact, and Visibility - Writing a Successful Scientific Article Abstract

 A well-organized abstract is key to getting your paper accepted for publication. Panel participants will share strategies and tips for writing an abstract that will increase your chances of getting accepted to a top-quality journal or conference. [On-Campus / WebEx]

Wednesday
Apr 12, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Room: Ross Hall, Lobby C
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
Apr 18, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue
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 19, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Updates in Scholarly Communications: Publishing, Impact, and Visibility - Promoting Your Research: Tips and Strategies

Is your research making a difference? What’s the impact of your work? Attend this session to learn more about creating a professional web presence and promoting your scholarly research through various channels and platforms. Stacy Konkiel, of Altmetric, a provider of metrics to libraries and institutions, will discuss Altmetrics (“alternative metrics”) and how you can leverage them to get the word out about your research. [On-Campus / WebEx]

Wednesday
Apr 19, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: Ross Hall, Lobby C
Librarians

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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
Apr 25, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue
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 26, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Updates in Scholarly Communications: Publishing, Impact, and Visibility - Experiences with Open Access Publishing

This session will cover the basics of open access publishing as authors discuss why they chose open access, who paid the fees, the peer review process, and the overall experience vis-a-vis traditional publishing. [On-Campus / WebEx]

Wednesday
Apr 26, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: Ross Hall, Rm. 227
Librarians

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May 2017

Updates in Scholarly Communications: Publishing, Impact, and Visibility - Establishing Your Scholarly Web Presence

This program will be a hands-on session focused on learning about and signing up for various scholarly web tools. There will be a short discussion of some of these tools, their characteristics, pros, cons, etc. This will be followed by a time for attendees to sign up for and experiment with these tools.

Wednesday
May 3, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: Himmelfarb Library, Rm. B103
Librarians

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The George Washington University