Tuesday, October 30, 2007

November Library Workshop

Citations: How to read ‘em & how to write ‘em
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 @1 PM
Library Classroom A, Central Reading Room

In this workshop you will:

  • learn how to recognize a citation for a book, an article, or a website.
  • become familiar with the components of a citation and how to locate the source it represents.
  • get an overview of different citation styles one can use when writing an article or paper.
  • learn why correct usage is important when trying to avoid plagiarism in your own work.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

October Library Workshops

Managing Your Research Using Endnote: Advanced Endnote
Thursday, October 25, 2007 @ 2:00-3:30 PM
Library Classroom A, Central Reading Room

For those who are using EndNote already, but have specific questions or want to learn how to take advantage of all the advanced features and customization options, e.g. customize filters and output styles, attaching pdf documents, attaching objects/images, figure numbering, footnotes, creating term lists, traveling library.

Searching the Internet like a Pro: Tips for Expert Searching
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 @ 2:30 PM
Library Classroom A, Central Reading Room

There is so much more online than you think. Find out about tools and tips for searching online. Whether you’re looking for articles for a research paper or for personal use, this workshop will surely inform. Find out what meta-search engines are and all about the Deep (or Invisible) Web. Also learn a little about evaluating what you find. Bring questions and tips and tricks to share with others, we can all learn from each other. Send questions ahead by email.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

National Coming Out Day - Oct. 11

Come out and enjoy a full day of events for Stony Brook's first Annual National Coming Out Day, including the library exhibit.

The library is hosting an exhibit for National Coming Out Day on Oct.11 - a time for everyone gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight - to talk openly and honestly about who they are and why LGBT equality matters to them. The exhibit is located in the Galleria of the Frank Melville Library.

Kristen Nyitray, Head of Special Collections, and Jason Torre, University Archivist, have put together an exhibit using archival material from the Gay and Lesbian Community Collection and the University Archives. This includes memorabilia and materials from the LI Pride Parade and also the LGBT community on campus.

For more information on the collection, go to the Special Collections, Gay and Lesbian Community Collection site.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

October Library Workshops

Where are the Journal Articles?
Thursday, October 11, 2007 @2:30 PM

Library Classroom A, Central Reading Room

You’ve been asked to write a research paper using at least three journal articles from peer-reviewed journals. What does that mean and how do you find them?
This workshop will go over what peer-reviewed means, where to find the articles, how to find out if an article is or isn’t peer-reviewed and which databases are best for which subject matter.

STARS: Finding Books and other stuff @ SBU Libraries
Friday, October 5, 2007 @ 11 AM

Library Classroom A, Central Reading Room

STARS is Stony Brook’s online library catalog.
In this workshop learn how to use STARS to:

  • Find books
  • Find Journals
  • Review your borrower information
  • Renew books online
  • Get Course Reserves
  • Plus much more...