Library Workshops and Instruction Sessions

Library Workshops are scheduled during each semester.

Workshops are held in the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library,  3500 N Broad St., MERB BUilding in Room 248(Computer Lab) or Conference Room 246A. Please refer to our Page for the most up to date offerings. If you would like to request a special session for a group please use the form.

Summer Sessions:

RefWorks: Citations and Bibliographies Made Easy!

Wednesday, July 20, 12:00-1:00pm, Rm 248

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that can save you time and ease your workload. In this workshop you will create an account, learn how to import and save citations, and learn how to automatically insert in-text citations and build bibliographies.


Systematic Reviews Overview

Tuesday, August 2, 12:00-1:00pm, Rm 248

An introduction to what a systematic review is and the reasons for conducting one. We’ll uncover some of the essentials you’ll need to know before you even consider starting one. Learn what the current policies and regulations are and how they apply to you. We’ll also talk about ways the library can assist you with your future systematic review! This is a great workshop for anyone who is new to systematic reviews, is assisting with them, or just needs a refresher! 


My NCBI: Personalizing PubMed 

Wednesday, July 27, 12:00-1:00pm, Room 248 

My NCBI allows you to save PubMed records and searches, and customize your results display with filters and other options. In this session you will create a My NCBI account, create customized search filters and create an automatic recurring search in PubMed. You will also be introduced to “MyBibliography” which is a useful tool for populating NIH biosketches.


Additional Offerings:

PubMed Essentials-Request a session

This workshop covers the basics on how to use PubMed. We'll discuss how to select and combine search terms to develop an effective search strategy. We'll demonstrate tools found in PubMed, such as the limits, search details, and clipboard functions, that can make your searching more efficient. We'll also show you how to access the full text of articles you find.

CINAHL for Evidence-Based Nursing & Allied Health Research-Request a session

Learn how to build evidence-based literature searches using CINAHL, the core resource for the fields of nursing and allied health. This workshop will also cover how to access full-text articles, manage search results, and create alerts.

Medical Apps at Your Fingertips -Request a session

Learn about the health sciences library applications that are available for your mobile device.  Get tips on installing apps and advice on how to evaluate mobile applications. Bring your device!

Searching Open Access Literature: Is all open access good access?-Request a session

Introduction to open access resources, the history of the open access movement and the pros and cons of open access biomedical literature. Whether you are a skeptic or a fan of the Open Access movement, come and celebrate with us during Open Access Week! We’ll touch on the pros and the cons of open access as well as identify ways you can distinguish between good and poor sources of information and what the future implications of open access may mean for you.


Drop-ins are also welcome in scheduled sessions.

Contact, attn: Natalie Tagge or call 215-707-4033 for more information.

Classes are open to all Temple University Health Sciences students, faculty, staff, and residents, as well as Temple University Hospital staff!

If you are interested in having a librarian come to a class or would like an individual consultation, please contact use the form Request Instruction, email