Fall 2020 Workshops

The Library is offering a variety of drop-in, live online workshops this semester via Zoom to assist students with their research needs and skills. The workshops are generally 60 minutes unless otherwise noted and are free to attend. Preregistration is encouraged but not required. If there are no sign-ups on the morning of a workshop, it might be cancelled.

If you are attending a workshop for extra-credit or Honors points, be sure to register so that we can send you a certificate of completion following the workshop. 


Workshops will be conducted in the Library Zoom Room

Research Basics

 

Not sure where and how to start your research? During this live workshop, we’ll walk you through how to find and access Library articles, ebooks and streaming videos. 

September 8 at 1 p.m.CANCELLED
September 10 at 10 a.m. CANCELLED
Sepember 18 at 10 a.m.
September 22 at 4 p.m.
September 29 at 4 p.m.

October 14 at 5 p.m.
October 22 at 2 p.m.
October 28 at 2 p.m.
November 6 at 10 a.m.
November 9 at 6 p.m.
November 20 at 2 p.m.

Evaluating Internet Sources

 

How do you know if the source you found is ok to use in your college paper? Let's discuss how to effectively evaluate online resources in this live workshop. 

September 16 at 5 - 5:30 p.m.
October 2 at 2 - 2:30 p.m.
October 9 at 2 - 2:30 p.m.
October 12 at 6 - 6:30 p.m.

October 29 at 2 - 2:30 p.m.
November 11 at 1 - 1:30 p.m.
November 17 at 4:30 - 5 p.m.

Choosing a Research Topic

 

How do you choose a research topic? During this workshop, we’ll share tips and tricks on how to choose or narrow your research topic using Library resources.  

September 30 at 5 - 5:30 p.m.
October 12 at 2:30 - 3 p.m.
October 23 at 2 - 2:30 p.m.

October 30 at 2 - 2:30 p.m.
November 6 at 2 - 2:30 p.m.
November 12 at 2 - 2:30 p.m.

Searching Library Databases

 

Join us for a hands on workshop on navigating library databases. Attendees will learn: how to select an appropriate database for their research topic, and some savvy search strategies.

September 11 at 2 p.m.
September 14 at 6 p.m.
September 25 at 2 p.m.
October 2 at Noon

October 9 at 10 a.m.
October 23 at 9 a.m.
November 5 at 2 p.m.
November 19 at 2 p.m.

Detecting Fake News

 

Learn how to detect fake news and alternative facts during this live workshop. 

September 10 at 2 p.m.  CANCELLED
September 24 at 4 p.m.
October 8 at 2 p.m.

Zotero: citation generator & research organizer

 

Zotero is a free research tool that assists students in gathering, organizing, and citing sources. This is a hands-on workshop where attendees will set-up an account and learn how to incorporate Zotero into their research process.

October 5 at 1 p.m.