Education Services

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DML’s Education Services can create library research and information management classes tailored to meet specific course objectives or assignments. Whether you are a student working on a research paper or a faculty member working to integrate informatics skills into your course syllabus, we can help. Contact DML Reference for more information.

Education Services requires at least 10 working days notice to develop a class.

The BACC features a computer classroom with 20 workstations. Faculty may reserve the room by contacting Benjamin Sussman. Please note that the room is open on a space available basis. Login with NetID and password is required to use the BACC classroom.

Dahlgren Memorial Library (DML) offers a variety of library orientations to the GUMC, MGUH, and GU communities. Types of orientations include:

  • General overview of DML resources and services
  • New student, faculty, and staff orientations
  • General overview combined with hands-on workshop
  • Course-integrated orientation and instruction and library tours

DML Orientation Facts

  • May be held in the Library, the Biomedical Academic Computing Center (BACC), or outside of the Library in campus classrooms, conference spaces, auditoriums, and other public areas
  • Vary in length, anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours
  • Format of orientations can be presentations, demos, hands-on workshops, and/or staffing an information table at scheduled events

To Request an Orientation

Requests for orientations must be made 48 hours or more in advance.

*Please Note: The start of the new academic year (June – August) is a high-volume orientation time for the library, so we encourage people to schedule in advance as much as possible.

In addition to library orientations, DML also provides tailored individual and group instruction. We are currently offering the following workshops:

March 8Introduction to Tableau – continuing DML’s guidance through data management, this session will teach you the basics of accessing and using Tableau to create data visualizations.

March 15Ovid 101 MEDLINE/Embase – this workshop guides you through the best practices of searching the MEDLINE and Embase databases via Ovid’s interface.

March 22Ovid 102 APA PsycINFO – during this session you will learn how to search this specialized psychology database.

March 28Open Access – this session explains what Open Access really is, its purposes, how to avoid pitfalls, and how to use Open Access confidently.

March 29Ovid 103 Validated Instruments – this workshop reviews how to search Health and Pyschosocial Instruments AND Mental Measurements Yearbook, two databases that will help you find validated instruments and research in which they have been used.

RefWorks 101 from DML – the basics of using this free online bibliographic management tool to collect, aggregate, & organize citations/articles relevant to your research and interests.

April 26Introduction to Data Security – this session addresses the issue of keeping your research data private and secure until you are ready to share or publish.

May 10Searching for Datasets – this workshop will show you the best tools to use to sort through the millions of datasets available online. 

May 17Copyright in the Virtual Classroom – this is the 1st workshop in our three-part copyright series and it will address the proper use of materials with copyright protection in academics, with extra attention paid to online education.

June 14Data Repositories – as agencies like National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), have implemented requirements for investigators to engage in open science initiatives, participants will gain knowledge and experience in sharing data via general data and discipline-specific data repositories.

June 21Reusing Images for Scholarship Purposes – the second workshop in the Copyright series will help you better organize yourself and better clarify the permission request process for using images in your classroom or scholarly works. 

July 12Introduction to Data Cleaning with Python & Jupyter Notebooks – in this workshop, we will read common data types into Python using Pandas, a widely used library for manipulating data. The workshop will also introduce you to using Jupyter Notebooks for project documentation.

July 19How Can I Protect My Work? – this third and final workshop in DML’s Copyright workshop series will provide the basics about protecting your intellectual property.

Other workshops coming in 2023:

  • The PubMed series
  • Research workshops

To request a customized workshop or if you have further questions, please contact DML Reference.

DML’s Education Services offers consultations for specific assignments, with the goal of helping you find the resources you need to complete your assignment. Contact DML Reference to schedule an individual consultation for yourself or a session for your group.

Please contact to discuss course reserve requests.

Instructional Technology Design and Development (ITDD) supports GUMC faculty and staff who wish to enhance effective teaching methods with the latest learning technologies. Learn More about ITDD.

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