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 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
Feb 21, 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
Feb 22, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Himmelfarb Library Session: Help with your Culminating Experience Topic

Need help getting started? Sign up for a 30 minute consultation with a librarian to begin exploring the literature for your culminating experience topic. See what's been published and whether you need to further refine your topic.

Wednesday
Feb 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room: Online via WebEx
Librarians

[Register]

Himmelfarb Library Session: Help with your Culminating Experience Topic

Need help getting started? Sign up for a 30 minute consultation with a librarian to begin exploring the literature for your culminating experience topic. See what's been published and whether you need to further refine your topic.

Wednesday
Feb 22, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: TBA
Librarians

[Register]

Himmelfarb Library Session: Help with your Culminating Experience Topic

Need help getting started? Sign up for a 30 minute consultation with a librarian to begin exploring the literature for your culminating experience topic. See what's been published and whether you need to further refine your topic.

Friday
Feb 24, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room: TBA
Librarians

[Register]

Himmelfarb Library Session: Help with your Culminating Experience Topic

Need help getting started? Sign up for a 30 minute consultation with a librarian to begin exploring the literature for your culminating experience topic. See what's been published and whether you need to further refine your topic.

Friday
Feb 24, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: TBA
Librarians

[Register]

Himmelfarb Library Session: Help with your Culminating Experience Topic

Need help getting started? Sign up for a 30 minute consultation with a librarian to begin exploring the literature for your culminating experience topic. See what's been published and whether you need to further refine your topic.

Friday
Feb 24, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: TBA
Librarians

[Register]

Himmelfarb Library Session: Help with your Culminating Experience Topic

Need help getting started? Sign up for a 30 minute consultation with a librarian to begin exploring the literature for your culminating experience topic. See what's been published and whether you need to further refine your topic.

Saturday
Feb 25, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room: Online via WebEx
Librarians

[Register]

Himmelfarb Library Session: Help with your Culminating Experience Topic

Need help getting started? Sign up for a 30 minute consultation with a librarian to begin exploring the literature for your culminating experience topic. See what's been published and whether you need to further refine your topic.

Saturday
Feb 25, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: Online via WebEx
Librarians

[Register]

Himmelfarb Library Session: Help with your Culminating Experience Topic

Need help getting started? Sign up for a 30 minute consultation with a librarian to begin exploring the literature for your culminating experience topic. See what's been published and whether you need to further refine your topic.

Saturday
Feb 25, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: Online via WebEx
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 28, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue
Librarians

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.

Wednesday
Mar 1, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
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.

Wednesday
Mar 1, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room: Ross Hall, Roo 602
Barbara McGowan

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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 7, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue
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.

Tuesday
Mar 7, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room: Ross Hall, Roo 602
Tom Harrod

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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 8, 2017
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 14, 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 15, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
Librarians

Research Day Workshops: Link, Share, Publicize Your Poster!

You put all that hard work into your Research Days poster don't just store it in a closet and forget about it after April 5! Submit your poster to Himmelfarb's Health Sciences Research Commons, a digital archive of health sciences scholarship produced by GW faculty, students, and researchers. HSRC provides a permanent digital "home" for your poster, providing you with a unique URL to easily share and publicize your work on your CV and job applications, and to share with a global community of scholars.

Thursday
Mar 16, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room: Ross Hall, 529
Meaghan Heselden

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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 21, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue
Librarians

Research Day Workshops: Hands-On Research Day Poster Feedback Session

Drop by and receive feedback on your poster from experienced mentors who will be available to review your poster design and provide guidance.

Tuesday
Mar 21, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: Himmelfarb Library, 1st floor
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.

Wednesday
Mar 22, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Public Health Bldg.
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.

Wednesday
Mar 22, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room: Ross Hall, 529
Dr. Rosalyn 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.

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

April 2017

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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