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:

July 13:  How 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.

July 20Open Access – this session explains what Open Access really is, its purposes, how to avoid pitfalls, and how to use Open Access confidently.  

August 24Distinguish, Promote, & Simplify your Research Output with ORCID – this session will cover what ORCID is (establishes a unique identifier for researchers, helping to mitigate issues related to similar names and the like), how to set-up an account, and more.

September 14Gauging Research Impact with Metrics: An Introduction – this new workshop will help you understand how you can use various metrics to track the impact of your research.

September 15RefWorks 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.

September 20Introduction to Research Data Management – this session is the first step into understanding the basics of data management as it applies to research projects.

September 21PubMed Basics – this first workshop in DML’s PubMed series will help get users familiar with PubMed’s new interface and teach basic searching skills

TBDBeyond Basic PubMed – this second installment of DML’s PubMed series builds on the PubMed Basics session and explores more advanced searching techniques, features, and citation management.

September 28Grey Literature – this session will help clarify what grey literature is, why it is so important, and how to search for and find quality grey literature.

TBDMy NCBI and SciENcv – this is the third workshop in DML’s PubMed series, where you’ll learn more about creating a My NCBI account, how it helps with saving searches and citations, and creating customized search filters, as well as SciENcv which assembles the professional information tailored for federal grantors and reporting agencies.

October 12Climatic Changes within Scholarly Publishing During COVID-19: The Upsurge and Impact of Preprints – this webinar will define preprints and explore the preprint landscape within the field of biomedical scholarly publishing.

October 19Introduction 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.

October 26:  Altmetrics

November 9Introduction to Data Security – this session addresses the issue of keeping your research data private and secure until you are ready to share or publish.

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.

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Upcoming Events

All Upcoming Events

Beyond Basic PubMed from DMLOct. 5

  • 12:00 pm
  • Dahlgren Memorial Library Webinar

Preprints in Publishing: Their Upsurge and Impact presented by DMLOct. 12

  • 12:00 pm
  • Dahlgren Memorial Library Webinar

My NCBI and SciENcv Workshop from DMLNov. 3

  • 12:00 pm
  • Dahlgren Memorial Library Webinar