Computing Center closed on weekends starting 6/3/17.

June 2, 2017

Starting June 3, our Computing Center will have new hours:

• OPEN: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• CLOSED: Saturday and Sunday.

Does the weekend closing affect you?

Because when it comes to service, our aim is to solve your problems quickly and easily. We’re dedicated to doing the right thing, and we take our commitments seriously.

So, let us know.  Is this a downright disaster, a tad inconvenient, or really no big deal?

• Use the online survey available at
• Use the Ask A Librarian link on our website to send us a question or comment.
• Stop by and talk to one of our Answer Desk professionals.




Computing Center is open

March 22, 2017

Finally! Repairs are all done; our carpets are dry.

Computing Center has reopened.

Early this morning (Monday, 4/3) an old pipe in the ceiling of our Computing Center burst.

Torrents of water tore down ceiling tiles and saturated computers, chairs, and carpets.

Ugh, what a mess!

We’re assessing damage and, with the help of Medical Center Facilities and Environmental Services, trying to clean up and dry out everything as quickly as possible.

We’ll keep you posted.


Have you tried BrowZine to stay current?

March 26, 2015

BrowZine is a free tablet application that lets you browse, read, and stay current with top scholarly journals subscribed to by the URMC and River Campus Libraries. The app is for iPads and Android tablets.

With BrowZine, you can:

♦ Read and follow your favorite scholarly journals.

♦ Create a personal bookshelf and get notifications when new articles are published.

♦ Save articles for off-line reading or export to RefWorks, EndNote, Papers, Mendeley, and other services.

Dr. Robert G. Holloway, Department of Neurology, uses BrowZine on his iPad and calls it  “a game changer in the way I use and process information.”

To learn more, listen to this informal discussion with Dr. Holloway and Valorie Hallinan, Liaison Librarian, Edward G. Miner Library, at this link:

Scene from Browzine video


Getting started with BrowZine couldn’t be easier.

From your tablet, go to select the appropriate icon, or go directly to the Apple App, Google Play, or Amazon App store and download it for free.

The first time you launch BrowZine, select University of Rochester from the dropdown list, log in with your credentials, and start exploring!

Sign up now for EndNote Web & Advanced EndNote classes, April 4

March 6, 2013

Senior EndNote Trainer Donna Kirking from Thomson Reuters will visit URMC on Thursday, April 4 to teach two free classes: EndNote Web for EndNote Users and Advanced EndNote: Tips & Tricks.

These are one-time only classes open on a first-come, first-served basis. EndNote Web is scheduled for 9:30 am – 11:30 am and Advanced EndNote is noon – 1:30 pm on Thursday, April 4. Both classes will be held in the Nesbit Classroom (G-7545) on the Ground Floor.

To reserve your place in one or both of the classes, or for more information, please call or email Linda Hasman at 275-3399 ( or Valorie Hallinan at 275-6873  (

You’ll find the EndNote Web for EndNote Users class beneficial if you’ve been using the desktop version of EndNote and would like to use EndNote Web to collaborate and access your EndNote library when you’re away from your own computer.  The class will include:

– Creating an EndNote Web account

– Transferring references between EndNote and EndNote web libraries

– Online search and direct export in EndNote Web

– Importing text files

– The EndNote Web plug-in and using the Capture button

– Creating and managing groups

– Using Cite While You Write

If you’ve been using EndNote for a while,  Advanced EndNote: Tips & Tricks will take your skills to the next level. The class will cover commonly requested advanced features such as editing styles, customizing reference types, and creating custom term lists to integrate with customized or existing references types. There will be a question-and-answer session at the end.

Please note: These classes will NOT be held in Miner Library. They will be in the Nesbit Classroom (G-7545) on the Ground Floor. (Take the Yellow Elevators to the ground floor, then head toward the Student Services Center. Turn right at the Student Services Center, then take the first left toward the Ambulatory Clerkship Office. You’ll see a directional sign on the wall with an arrow pointing to E.G. Miner Classroom 2. Go to the end of the hall; the classroom is the last room on the left.)

Just a reminder, Miner librarians Linda Hasman and Valorie Hallinan are available to schedule custom EndNote classes and one-on-one EndNote sessions at your convenience, and you can register for our EndNote Basics classes here.

Walk-in EndNote Help at Miner – November 15

October 5, 2012

Miner librarians Linda Hasman and Valorie Hallinan will host another EndNote Clinic at noon on Thursday, November 15.

Maybe you’ve taken the EndNote Basics class and are ready for more advanced features. Or, you’re working on a project and have hit a few snags. We can help!

Bring your laptop to this free-format clinic (and your lunch, too, if you’d like) and we’ll give you a hand. If you’re not working from a laptop, we’ll have EndNote loaded on computers.

This free clinic is in Miner Classroom 1 (1-6051). Contact Valorie Hallinan at 275-6873 or Linda Hasman at 275-3399 for more information.

EndNote X6 is here! Come to Miner classes and our EndNote Clinic

September 26, 2012

EndNote is one of two bibliographic management programs available to you free of charge at UR. (RefWorks is the other program.)

With EndNote, you can search online databases, organize references, images, and PDFs, and instantly create in-text citations and bibliographies. Plus, you can choose from thousands of bibliographic styles, including APA, AMA, and other commonly used styles in medicine and health.

Miner Library is now enrolling for EndNote classes that will introduce you to the newest features, including importing references from online databases such as PubMed, Ovid Medline, and Google Scholar and creating a manuscript and bibliography using MS Word.

Classes are scheduled for:

 – 3-4:30 pm  Thursday, October 4

 – 3-4:30 pm   Tuesday, October 9

 – 9-10:30 am  Friday, November 9

 – 10-11:30 am   Monday, November 26

 – 3-4:30 pm   Thursday, December 6

 – 10:30-noon   Monday, December 17

We have an EndNote Clinic, too!

If you’ve been using EndNote for a while and are getting stuck, or if you want help formatting a paper or mastering EndNote’s advanced features, come to our EndNote Clinic from noon-1:30 on Thursday, November 15, at Miner Library for hands-on help. Bring your laptop and your lunch, too, if you’d like. If you’re not working from a laptop, we’ll have EndNote loaded on the classroom computers.

All classes are in Miner’s Computer Classroom 1, Rm. 1-6051. There is no charge for the class but registration is required. Register at Miner Classes. For more information contact Valorie Hallinan at 275-6873 or; or Linda Hasman at 275-3399 or

For information about RefWorks classes, contact Marilyn Rosen at 275-6940 or

September 17 & 18: NCBI Discovery Workshops

August 1, 2012

Miner Library will host a series of NCBI Discovery Workshops on September 17 – 18, 2012, and registration for these free workshops is now open.

This is a fabulous opportunity to learn more about some of NCBI’s most popular tools. The sessions, taught by Dr. Peter Cooper from NCBI, are hands-on, with detailed handouts. There will be four sessions over two days; you can attend any combination of them. The workshops are open to all URMC faculty, staff, and students.

September 17, 2012:

Sequences, Genomes & Maps  9 am – 11:30 am, Auditorium K-307 (3-6408)

Proteins, Domains & Structures  1 pm – 3:30 pm, Auditorium K-307 (3-6408)

September 18, 2012:

NCBI BLAST Services  9 am – 11:30 am, Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576)

Human Variation and Disease Genes  1 pm – 3:30 pm, Whipple Auditorium (2-6424)

Registration is required. Please register at:

Bring your laptop. Each day there will be times reserved for optional individual consultations with the instructor.

Here is a link to additional information:

If you have questions or need to cancel, please contact Donna Berryman at or 585-275-6877. (Please cancel ahead of time if you can’t attend so your seat can be given to someone else.)