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:

June 16:  Ovid PsycINFO – During this session you will learn how to search this specialized psychology database.

June 17:  Re-using images for Scholarship Purposes – in this second installment of DML’s Copyright series, you’ll review how to use images in your 

June 24:  Validated Instruments in Ovid – 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.

July 8:  My NCBI and SciENcv – this is the 3rd 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.

July 15:  How Can I Protect My Work? – this 3rd installment of DML’s Copyright series walks through the steps you can take to protect your original work.

July 22:  Distinguish, 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.

August 19: RefWorks 101 @ DML – the basics of using this free online bibliographic management tool to collect, aggregate, & organize citations/articles relevant to your research and interests.

Other workshops coming in 2020:

  • Excel Basics
  • Excel for Data Cleaning
  • Searching the CINAHL Database

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.

At the request of faculty, Dahlgren Memorial Library will place various materials on reserve. Physical reserves will be available at the Library’s Information Services Desk or in the Rothstein Reading Room. 

In addition, DML staff can provide guidance on the best practices for providing online materials (e.g. eBooks, online journals) in support of a course.  Some print materials can be scanned and placed within a course management system when copyright law and TEACH Act provisions are followed.   

Please contact to request physical reserves or a consultation about online library resources for courses.

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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