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 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]

Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy: What You Need to Know

Essential viewing for any recipients of federal research grants from the NIH. Dr. Bart Trawick will provide an overview of the NIH Public Access Policy, the various pathways to compliance that researcher/authors who receive NIH grants can follow, and how to use the SciENcv tool to prepare a BioSketch for NIH grant reviewers. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to create a sample biosketch. [On-Campus / WebEx]

Wednesday
Mar 22, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: Ross Hall, Rm. 227
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

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

[Register]

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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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

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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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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

[Register]

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