Below are topic or subject areas taught by the NIH Library. Click the topic to see a list of upcoming classes or other related content. To view our full training catalog, visit the library training calendar. We are open to your feedback and suggestions related to our training program. Please suggest a class if you do not see it listed.
NIH Library classes are taught in-person in the NIH Library training rooms, Building 10, Clinical Center, near the South Entrance or virtually. In addition to classes, self-paced online tutorials are available through a variety of vendors and our library staff.
Learn about the the 3D printers, 3D scanner, and open source and licensed modeling software available to NIH staff through the NIH Library's Technology Hub.
Bibliometrics is the scientific study of scientific research using publications as a proxy for research. Because publications are both a method of communication and a formal record of scientific findings, they can be mined in various ways to try to understand how science works. Bibliometric analysis extracts data from scientific publications and analyzes that data using statistical methods to better understand the producers, processes, and intellectual structures of scientific research.
Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data. As an interdisciplinary field of science, bioinformatics combines computer science, statistics, mathematics, and engineering to analyze and interpret biological data.
The Biomedical Translational Research Information System (BTRIS) is a resource available to the NIH intramural community that brings together clinical research data from the Clinical Center and other NIH Institutes and Centers. BTRIS provides clinical investigators access to identifiable data for subjects on their own active protocols, while providing all NIH investigators access to data without personal identifiers across all protocols. Data are available from 1976 to the present.
Training opportunities via webinars and classes on resources available to CMS staff.
The NIH Library's Data Services program provides classes on a variety of topics related to managing, analyzing, and visualizing data.
The NIH Library offers training on many databases and resources useful for identifying published information. Classes are offered on a diverse set of topics ranging from finding published articles and clinical information, to article and author-specific information, to searching for regulatory information and chemical structures. Databases covered include PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, and MediRegs.
The NIH Library’s Technology Hub offers NIH staff access to specialized hardware and software, and the spaces to use them, to help spark innovation and broaden your technology skills. Take classes on 3D printing and modeling, virtual reality, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and much more!
The NIH Library provides access to many tools and resources in the Technology Hub, including a digital production studio, collaboration and data science workspaces, and 3D printers. Reservations are required for use.
EndNote is a reference management tool for finding, downloading and organizing references in a personal, searchable database. With EndNote you can import references from online databases such as PubMed and Web of Science; search for and edit references; insert references in manuscripts with Microsoft Word's "Cite While You Write;" create bibliographies; and choose from thousands of journal publishing styles to format references and bibliographies. You can download EndNote onto your local hard drive or use the online version for more flexibility.
This one-hour session will demonstrate how to use the Scopus database to find publications, determine who has cited a specific article and get times-cited counts, see who an author cited in their bibliography, conduct author and affiliation searches, create alerts, and export results to bibliographic management software such as EndNote.
Learn about NIH Library resources that help you find curated legal and regulatory data.
The NIH Big Read was created to foster collaboration and community across NIH through the discussion about a single book over several months, culminating in a special event featuring the author of the book. The program was inspired by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read program and is being presented at NIH by the NIH Library, the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), and the Office of the Director (OD).
Learn how to make your searches of PubMed more efficient and get the most out of the tools available. PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine and preclinical sciences, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine and the health care system. It includes journal article citations and abstracts from MEDLINE and other sources.
The NIH Library is proud to sponsor unique programming to foster innovation and collaboration. The NIH Library has hosted or co-hosted the Bioinformatics Symposium, the NIH Big Read, the Bibliometrics Event Training, and more!
Systematic reviews are a complex undertaking and involves multiple steps in order to produce a quality systematic review. Our classes will provide an introduction to different types of systematic reviews, the overall review process, what a comprehensive literature search entails, development of a protocol, identification of screening criteria, suggestions for data collection and management, appropriate standards and guidelines to follow, and suggestions on how to write up your review for journal submission.
Learn how to write compelling and concise research papers, understand the publishing lifecycle, and become familiar with issues surrounding copyright and plagiarism. The NIH Library offers a variety of classes to enhance your knowledge about scholarly communication and increase your chances of being published.