Classes March–April 2012

HSLS offers classes on database searching, software applications such as Adobe Photoshop, bibliographic management, molecular biology and genetics, and library orientations. For more information, visit the online course descriptions.

Classes are held on the first floor of Falk Library (200 Scaife Hall) in Classroom 1 and Conference Room B, and on the second floor in the Computer and Media Center Classroom 2. All classes are open to faculty, staff and students of the schools of the health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

No registration is required for any of these classes. Seating for classes is first-come, first-served, until the class is full. Classes marked with an asterisk (*) qualify for American Medical Association Category 2 continuing education credit.

Class schedules are subject to change. Please consult the online class calendar for the most current information.

You will need a valid Pitt ID or e-mail address to attend these classes.


Introduction to HSLS Resources and Services at Falk Library

(Meet inside entrance to Library)

Offered upon request to groups or individuals. Call 412-648-8866.


PubMed Basics* (Falk Library Classroom 1)

Tuesday, March 20 9-10:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 5 1-2:30 p.m.

Focus on Behavioral Medicine: Searching in PsycINFRO* (Falk Library Classroom 1)

Tuesday, March 27 10:30 a.m.-noon


Bioinformatics for Proteomics Studies* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, March 7 1-3 p.m.

Introduction to Lasergene* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, March 14 1-3 p.m.

Proteomic Analysis: Protein Identification & Quantification* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, March 21 1-3 p.m

DNA Analysis Tools* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, March 28 1-3 p.m.

Protein Sequence Analysis* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, April 4 1-3 p.m.

Sequence Similarity* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, April 11 1-3 p.m.

Pathway Analysis Tools 1* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, April 18 1-3 p.m.

Pathway Analysis Tools  2* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, April 25 1-3 p.m.


EndNote Basics (Falk Library Classroom 2)

(Note: This class is usually full. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to ensure seating.)

Tuesday, March 13 2-4 p.m.
Thursday, April 19 10 a.m.-noon

Adobe Photoshop for Beginners (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Monday, March 12 noon-2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 3 noon-2 p.m.

Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations(Falk Library Classroom 2)

Tuesday, April 17 noon-2 p.m.

The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters(Falk Library Classroom 2)

Tuesday, March 20 noon-2 p.m.

Lunch With A Librarian

These informal, brown-bag lunches are held in Falk Library Conference Room B. Bring your own lunch. Drinks and dessert are provided. For more information visit the online descriptions.

Are you making an Impact?

Wednesday, March 14 noon-1 p.m.

Beyond PubMed – Next Generation Literature Searching

Friday, April 6 noon-1 p.m.


Customized classes can be developed for your department, course, or other group.


These online tutorials provide information on getting started at HSLS, focusing on the Web site and popular resources.