Thursday, January 24, 2008

Spring 2008 Library Workshops

The following library workshops have been scheduled for Spring 2008:

The Library and Research: the Basics.
In this workshop, learn how to get started doing research, where to look for information (books, articles and websites), narrow your topic, use subject headings vs. keywords, evaluate sources as well as how to find course reserves, review your library account and renew books online.

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 @ 1 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 @ 12 PM

Where are the Science and Engineering Journal Articles?
Discover which databases are best for these specialized subject areas.

Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 10 AM

Managing your Research using EndNote: Basic Skills.
Creating the bibliography is often the most tedious part of writing a research paper. Using EndNote, a bibliographic management software program, this task just became much easier. In this workshop learn the basics of how to download results from a literature search into an EndNote library, organize your EndNote library, insert your references into a MS Word document, format your bibliography and how to manage several lists at the same time.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 @ 12:00-1:30 PM

Managing your Research using EndNote: Advanced EndNote.
For those who are using EndNote alreadybut have specific questions or want to learn how to take advantage of ALL the advanced features and customization options. Learn how to customize filters and output styles, attach pdf documents, attach objects/images, figure numbering, create footnotes, term lists and a traveling library.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 @ 12:00-1:30 PM

Extreme Googling.
See a Librarian reveal some of the secret powers of Google's amazing search engine. Learn new ways to defy ignorance and the merely unthinkable. See Google challenge scholarship and lose! Watch as Googleredefines the law! Go places you never dreamed were possible sitting down! Discussion and live demonstrations of: Google Images, Google Video, Search Operators, Google Maps, Google Local, Google Earth, Number Searches, Google Statistics, Google Scholar, Definitions, Google Geekery, Google Trends.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 @ 1 PM

Federated Search: an Introduction to Galaxy.
Galaxy is the Library's new federated search system that allows you to search across multiple databases at the same time. Learn how Galaxy works and how to use it most effectively.

Monday, February 11, 2008 @ 2 PM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 @ 10 AM

How to Avoid Plagiarism and use Citations.
In this workshop you will learn how to write a paper without committing plagiarism, become familiar with the components of a citation and how to locate the source it represents, get an overview of different citation styles and learn why correct usage is important when trying to avoid plagiarism in your own work.

Thursday, April 10, 2008 @ 2 PM

How to Find Government Information.
Learn how to find the many sources of information that the government provides, where it is located and how it is categorized.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 @ 10 AM

Using the Internet for Historical Research.
More and more valuable historical information can now be found on the internet, especially primary source material being digitalized by libraries and research institutions around the world. This workshop will highlight some of the most interesting Web sites and discuss search methods to help you find quality historical information when you need it.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 @ 3 PM

MAXIMUM Keyword Searching.
Learn different approaches to the complexities of using keywords to search all kinds of sources and search engines.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 1 PM

Additional sections of these and/or other workshops may be scheduled for any group of 5 or more. For a full description of all the workshops available upon request and for the request form, see the Library Homepage,, click on Library Instruction and click on "Other Workshops."

Contact: Janet Clarke, Head of Instruction 632-1217 or

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