Workshops

Our librarian-taught workshop series is designed to address information literacy knowledge practices in the curriculum. Below is a complete list of all workshops for this semester. Please register using the registration button next to each workshop's information; registration is encouraged but not necessary. 

Fall 2017

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Citing, Plagiarism, and Copyright

This workshop will discuss plagiarism and copyright to help you understand the reasons we cite our sources, why there might be legal issues to using others' works, and how to use RefWorks to correctly format citations and organize your research.

Fakes, Frauds and Facts

We’ll investigate the psychology and technology that allows untruthful or misleading content to go viral in minutes. This workshop will include activities to improve our civic engagement online. Teachers-in-training are highly encouraged to attend!

9/6 6:00pm-7:00pm

11/29 6:00pm-7:00pm

Cite it Right with RefWorks

Learn how to use RefWorks to organize, cite, and share your research. RefWorks is a research tool that allows you to store your electronic articles and citations in one place for easy access. It also automatically creates formatted in-text citations and reference lists. It’s like Magic!

9/27 2:00pm-3:00pm

10/10 2:00pm-3:00pm

10/26 1:00pm-2:00pm

11/6 6:00pm-7:00pm

11/29 1:00pm-2:00pm

Master Your Research

Learn advanced research techniques for academic research. This workshop will teach you how to identify research questions, determine the authority of sources, pinpoint relevant keywords, as well as offering best practices for searching the library’s online resources (Onestop, databases, e-journals, library research guides, etc).

9/19 1:00pm-2:00pm

10/18 2:00pm-3:00pm

11/16 1:00pm-2:00pm

Researching and Writing a Literature Review

Strategies for effectively researching and writing a literature review. This workshop is co-taught by the Library and the Writing Center. Topics covered include research strategies, literature appraisal methods, strategies for critically reading academic articles, ways to easily organize and compare research for the purpose of a literature review, and methods of organizing and writing a literature review.

10/25 2:00pm-3:30pm

11/14 4:00pm-5:30pm

Who Can You Trust?

Search engine bias, media literacy, authority.

10/11 2:00pm-3:00pm

11/14 2:00pm-3:00pm

Graduate Students' Guide to the Library

Learn how to navigate and familiarize yourself with library services and resources including librarians; collections and bibliographic management tools; circulation policies, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery; study carrels and group study rooms; and teaching assistant support.

9/5 6:00pm-7:00pm

9/9 11:00am-12:00pm

9/14 4:00pm-5:00pm

9/17 4:00pm-5:00pm

Digital Preservation Basics

This workshop includes the basics of organizing, backing up and preservation digital objects.

Read & Write
Data Management
Digital Privacy and Intellectual Freedom
Government Information For Awesome People

Learn how to find statistics, research and legislation and how to cite what you find.

Reading handwriting and transcribing
Research For Social Justice


Digging for History

Learn the different resources available for historical research, tips and tricks for searching and how to cite what you find.

Science Information Research Strategies

This hands-on workshop will cover how to effectively and efficiently find, evaluate, manage, and use science information sources for writing papers or creating presentations.

10/29 4:00pm-5:30pm

11/2 3:00pm-4:30pm

Advanced Powerpoint Tools

Advanced techniques for presenters who want to take their skills and tools to the next level.

9/7 7:00pm-8:00pm

12/11 12:00pm-1:00pm

Advanced infographics and digital media

Make your data pretty, hack Powerpoint, and learn the latest in presentation and infographics tools. Will include a brief intro to Digital Humanities techniques. 

9/22 12:00pm-1:00pm

Research for Entrepreneurs

Advanced business research topic. Learn tools and techniques of market research, including how to predict market size. These are necessary skills for entreupreneurs, advertisers, and marketers.  

9/18 6:00pm-7:00pm

11/15 12:00-1:00

Grant Research 101

Do you need to find information on grants or nonprofits? Learn how to use the Foundation Center's database to locate grantmakers and their grants.

10/17 1:00pm-2:00pm

11/15 3:00pm-4:00pm