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ECU faculty members may request any of the classes below to be taught in-person to their students. Instruction sessions are taught by Information Services librarians who tailor the content to the specific class assignment and the students' research needs.

To schedule a class or one-on-one training, please contact your liaison.

Drop-in Classes

Getting Started with RefWorks

This class will focus on personal account setup, importing citations, managing/sharing folders, and automatically creating bibliographies and in-text citations.

Spring 2014 Dates
January 22nd 11:00a - 12:00p
February 26th 3:30p - 4:30p
March 12th 11:00a - 12:00p
April 15th 3:30p - 4:30p

Room 2502G

Evidence-Based Searching

This class will focus on learning how to use the premier medical, nursing, and allied health databases.

Spring 2014 Dates
January 15th 11:00a - 12:00p
February 5th 3:30p - 4:30p
March 14th 9:00a - 10:00a
April 3rd 11:00a - 12:00p

Room 2502G

Online Classes

These are online versions of the drop-in classes. They are self-paced like our Help Sheets and Tutorials.

Evidence-Based Searching

This class provides a definition of evidence based practice as well as background information for conducting searches for evidence based literature. Included in this class are online videos with sample searches of databases containing evidence based information along with handouts and help sheets with more information.

Available Online

Getting Started With Publishing

This class will focus on issues with publishing including: cited reference searching (who's citing your work), impact factors and Eigenfactors (which journals are most influential, Ulrich's and more. Included in this class is an introductory video and help sheets for using the resources described.  

Available Online

Keeping Up with the Literature

This class will teach you how to get the latest research and news in your research area to come to you. It focuses on saved searches, RSS, and email auto-alerts.

Available Online

Getting Started with Library Research

This class covers the benefits of using library resources, the difference between a book and journal article, peer review, and reading a journal citation.

Available Online

An Orientation to Laupus Library

This class provides a basic overview to the resources and services available at Laupus Library.

Available Online

Finding Answers In 15 Minutes

Need an answer fast? This session will review key clinical information resources, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses for meeting specific information needs when time is limited.

Available Online

On-Demand Classes

Creating Large-Format Posters With PowerPoint

This class will demonstrate various techniques that can be used to create professional looking, large format posters using Microsoft PowerPoint. Setting up poster slides to facilitate printing through Laupus Library's print service will be covered. 

Available On-Demand

Contact Us to request this class

Research Guides

Research Guides are starting points for library research. They will let you know which databases to use, where to find books, and much more.

Class Evaluation Form

Please fill out this form if you have attended a library class and did not fill out a paper evaluation form.