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Virtual Events

Carpenter Library presents Webinar Wednesdays!

In alignment with the institution's strategic missions to infuse learning and accelerate medical research across the enterprise, we will be hosting a series of discussions and demonstrations showcasing various library resources and services. Our aim is to equip researchers with the necessary skills to confidently navigate the evolving landscape of publishing and to alleviate the challenges of medical research. 

We invite you to join us in these weekly virtual events held on

Wednesdays @11am EST March 1st-June 28th.  

You can find detailed information about this series here on our Latest News page.

To be included on our contact list and receive event notifications and reminders, please complete this form.

We look forward to your participation and hope that this series will provide you with the necessary support to enhance your research efforts and promote the success of our institution.  

Register Here

Note: Webinars are open to ALL (including, but please note access to Library Resources and Publishing incentives are only available to users with and credentials. Please contact the library for more information.


Group & Individual Instruction

All classes and webinars are free and available to all WFUSM and AHWFB students, faculty, and staff 

All classes are provided on a group or one-on-one basis

Most classes offered virtually. Contact instructor for details

Prior arrangement is required for all in-person and group classes

Request Instruction here

Biosketch and NIH Publications Assistance - Dianne Johnson - 336-716-3690
Clinical Resources - Dianne Johnson - 336-716-3690
Copyright Management - Brandy Hardy - 336-716-0078
Embase - Mark McKone - 336-716-3108
EndNote & EndNote Online - Mark McKone - 336-716-3108
Faculty Orientation - Dianne Johnson - 336-716-3690
Impact Factors - Dianne Johnson - 336-716-3690
Library Orientation - Brandy Hardy - 336-716-0078

Literature Searching (Beginner and Advanced) - Brandy Hardy - 336-716-0078
Mastering E Journals + E Textbooks - Brandy Hardy - 336-716-0078
ORCID - Dianne Johnson - 336-716-3690

PRIMO - Mark McKone - 336-716-3108
Publishing Strategies - Dianne Johnson - 336-716-3690
PubMed Medline -  Brandy Hardy - 336-716-0078
PubMed Alert Service -  Brandy Hardy - 336-716-0078
Resources for Nurses - Brandy Hardy - 336-716-0078
Systematic Reviews -  Mark McKone - 336-716-3108
Web of Science - Mark McKone - 336-716-3108
Zotero - Mark McKone - 336-716-3108


Note: Carpenter Library is no longer offering classes on Microsoft Office  products (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word). Please contact HR for any training questions or needs for Office.

Class Descriptions 

CINAHL Complete

This class offers searching techniques/strategies, assessment of search results, and subject headings. Individual instruction is also offered by appointment. To schedule a class use this calendar and for individual instruction contact: Brandy Hardy-

Carpenter Library teaches EndNote monthly classes and by appointment.  Topics covered include setting preferences, building the EndNote library, sharing an Endnote library, collaboration, and cite while you write (cwyw). Schedule classes using this calendar. Mark McKone is available for questions and instruction,

Library Orientation 
This class is geared toward new Wake Forest Baptist Health employees and students. The librarian can come to you, but if held in Carpenter Library on the Hawthorne campus, it will include a tour. And it can also include a tour of the Resource Center in the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education Building downtown. Attendees will also become familiar with the Library's website, resources and policies. Brandy Hardy,

Literature Searching (Beginner and Advanced)

This class teaches fundamental components of literature searching in the health sciences through a practical learning experience. It can be tailored to help professionals, clinicians, researchers, and/or students improve the overall quality and effectiveness of their literature searches. This class is offered virtually to groups and individuals. To schedule a class or individual instruction contact: Brandy Hardy-

NIH Publication and Biosketch Compliance
The NIH Public Access Policy requires that investigators submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication and that these manuscripts are made publicly available no later than 12 months after the date of publication. The Library will offer training covering the steps to compliance focusing on the creation and management of the MyNCBI, MyBibliography. In addition, we offer assistance in creating a SciENcv, another MyNCBI tool for creating and maintaining the NIH Biosketch.To schedule a class or individual instruction: contact Dianne Johnson -

ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. It is a hub that connects researchers and research through the embedding of ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as research profile maintenance, manuscript submissions, grant applications, and patent applications.  We offer assistance in creating an ORCID account and linking to all your professional activities. ORCID=Open Researcher and Contributor ID.

Mark McKone - Learn how to search for materials at all Wake Forest University libraries from one search engine. PRIMO is a our new database/catalog/library search engine that includes records for books, articles, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, videos, music, images, manuscripts, standards, maps, and more - all with one search.


The library offers classes in beginning and advanced PubMed. This class covers searching techniques, assessment of search results, search strategy analysis, customizing PubMed, MyNCBI and the MeSH database.  Individual instruction is also offered by appointment. To schedule a class or individual instruction contact: Brandy Hardy-

Mark McKone - Learn how to gather, organize, and share bibliographic citations, as well as create and add bibliographies to your papers. 

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