Spring 2021 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 by date


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. 

January 25 at 2 p.m.
February 2 at 12 p.m. 
February 10 at 12 p.m.
February 19 at 11 a.m.
February 24 at 5:30 p.m.
March 2 at 5 p.m.

March 6 at 12 p.m. 
March 11 at 6 p.m.
March 18 at 6 p.m.
March 31 at 1 p.m.
April 5 at 5 p.m.
April 17 at 12 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. 30 minutes

January 30 at 12:30 - 1 p.m.
February 4 at  3 - 3:30 p.m.
February 9 at  5 - 5:30 p.m.
February 20 at 12:30 - 1p.m.

February 25 at 6:30 - 7 p.m.
March 4 at 6:30 p.m.
March 11 at 2 - 2:30 p.m.
March 18 at 2 - 2:30 p.m.
April 7 at 6 - 6:30 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.  30 minutes

January 28 at 6:30 - 7 p.m.
February 4 at 6:30 - 7 p.m.
February 16 at 5 - 5:30 p.m.

March 19 at 10:30 - 11 a.m.
April 3 at 12:30 - 1 p.m.
April 10 at 12:30 - 1 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.

January 26 at 1 p.m.
February 1 at 12 p.m.
February 11 at 6 p.m.
February 18 at 6 p.m.

March 5 at 10 a.m.
March 13 at 12 p.m.
March 20 at 12 p.m.
April 14 at 1 p.m.

Detecting Fake News

 

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

January 28 at 2 p.m.
February 23 at 5 p.m.
March 10 at 5 p.m.
April 1 at 1 p.m.

Introduction to Empirical Research

 

During this workshop we'll learn how to efficiently search Library databases for articles containing empirical research. 30 minutes

February 9 at 1 -1:30 p.m.
February 22 at 4:30 - 5 p.m.
March 8 at 4:30 - 5 p.m.
April 12 at 2 - 2:30 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.

February 17 at 11 a.m.

 


Let's Make a Zine

 

Join us for a "hands on " Zine workshop (short for magazine)! Learn how to fold, collate, and publish your own creations. This workshop is part of the One Book One College initiative. 

February 23 at 1 p.m. 
March 4 at 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
April 28 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.