Library Training and Classes

Library staff  provides training on a wide variety of topics. Individual and group sessions may be scheduled and training on any topic can be easily integrated into a school’s curriculum or a specific course. Training is available to Rowan SOM students and staff, and eligable staff from affiliated institutions.  Librarians are available to conduct training during the week, between 9am and 9pm. The selected courses listed below provide an overview of topics for which training can be scheduled.  Classes can be customized to suit the needs of an individual or group. 

Rowan University IRT also provides training for Rowan University staff and students on specialized applications used at Rowan University.  IRT also provides free access to provides on demand, online training 24/7.  All Rowan University staff and students have access to's entire library of over 1100 courses such as SPSS, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop,, MS Office, Wordpress, and more.  See the IRT Training Services web page for more information. 

To inquire about other Library classes, or to schedule an educational session, please contact the Library at (856) 566-6800, or send us an email through the Ask A Librarian form.

CINAHL Basic Search Techniques

Participants will learn effective techniques for searching the CINAHL database. Additional skills covered include the ways to save searches and full text articles; how to share results with collaborators; creating RSS or email alerts for the latest updates  based on journals, authors or subjects; and importing citations to the Endnote reference

CINAHL/Pubmed/OvidSP Medline

Participants will learn simple, effective techniques for searching these databases. The benefit of personal accounts, saving searches and full text articles, sharing results with collaborators, creating alerts for current awareness, and importing citations into the Endnote reference management software will also be covered.

Creating Quality Documents with Word

Learn how to use the capabilities of Microsoft Word to easily create attractive documents. We will discuss some of the most commonly used functions and features, as well as a few that you might have wished for but didn’t know Word could do.

Creating Great Presentations with PowerPoint

Learn how to create dynamic presentations using PowerPoint. This introductory session will address formatting concepts, incorporating graphics, printing options and other basic concepts.

Evidence Based Health Care (EBHC)

Call it “Evidence Based Nursing Practice” or “Evidence Based Medicine,” the principles are the same for all health-related professions. Professions in nursing, medicine, physical therapy, psychology, and social work are using EBHC to provide more effective patient care. This course provides an overview of what EBHC means to clinical practice and research and the resources that the library has available for specific disciplines.

Point of Care Tools

Bedside tools, pocket tools, point of care tools- these resources have many names and one purpose - to provide quick, up to date, evidence-based information where it is needed. Learn how to use the resources available through the Health Science Library, including Essential Evidence Plus (EE+) DynaMed and FirstConsult. Participants will have a chance to compare the resources and try them out on mobile devices.

Excel - Just the Basic

This class will get you started in effectively using Excel  2007. In this class you will learn how Excel 2007 differs from older versions and receive an introduction to the essential elements of creating a  useful spreadsheet. 

Excel - The Basics...and Beyond

This Excel class covers everything in the basics course, but goes beyond that point to include a more in-depth look at some of the features and functions of Excel.

Manage Your Citations With EndNote for Windows

Learn the basics of this powerful bibliographic management program. Attendees will learn how to enter references, import references from Ovid and other databases, work with figures and charts, change publication styles, and insert references into a paper. No previous experience with EndNote is necessary to attend this class.

Manage Your Citations with EndNote Online

A web-based bibliographic program that complements the desktop   version  offers users access to the same basic functionality of the program. Learn how to import references from the Ovid databases, CINAHL, and Library catalogs , and organize references into groups.  Also learn to insert references in the correct format into    Word documents, and transfer references.

Searching Tips: EBSCOHost Databases

Learn about the new EBSCO 2.0 search aids. Discover ways to save your searches, save your articles, create RSS feeds and alerts, send or share results, set up searches to get the latest updates based on journal, author or subject and how to import citations to reference management software.

Web 2.0: RSS Feeds

In this workshop participants will learn how to set up an RSS reader using Google as well as the best places to search for blogs of interest and how to add them to the reader.  The class will also cover how to set up RSS feeds for a favorite journal table of contents, news headlines, subject searches in Google and Twitter, as well as article searches in OvidSP databases, Pubmed and EBSCO databases.  A Google account is preferred but not essential; participants will sign up in class