Learn new skills at a Library workshop

Fall semester workshops have just been announced and they feature a variety of skills to boost your papers, projects and everyday life and work. Back by popular demand is a workshop about creating an academic poster, which many seniors will need to make this year in 400-level classes. New to the schedule is a class about the brand new version of RefWorks, a tool which helps you organize your references and quickly create a bibliography. Also slated is a course on evaluating websites (couldn’t we all benefit from how to identify “fake news” and other types of bad information?) See the schedule below for more details.

Is there something you want to learn? Let us know and we’ll consider adding it to our next workshop series.

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Workshops announced for the Spring semester

The Library will be offering a number of workshops this Spring to help you boost your papers, projects and knowledge, both at school and at work. Topics include database searching, citation management software, e-book downloads, and the best use of Wikipedia in research.

Download the complete list here: Spring 2015 Workshops

While drop-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged to ensure the workshop will run. RSVP online at: http://tinyurl.com/LibWorkshops2015.

Workshop dates updated: Thursday 2/19/2015

Upcoming Research Workshops!

Research Made Easy

Monday, Oct 15 @ 12:00 – 1:00PM

Discover all the tricks and tips needed to gather your research into something spectacular, from setting deadlines to creating thesis statements – and everything in between!

Citations: APA and MLA basics

Wednesday, Oct 24 @ 11:00 – 11:45AM

*or*

3:00 – 3:45PM

Learn the rules of APA and MLA, including paper formatting in Word 2007/2010, in-text citations, and reference lists.

Register at: http://www.tinyurl.com/2012Workshops

Fall 2012 workshops list

It is almost that time of the year again – the fall semester is right around the corner. Here is a list of workshops which will be offered starting in September:

Register here: http://www.tinyurl.com/2012Workshops

Intro to Sullivan Library

Tuesday, Sept 11 @ 11:15 – 11:45AM; Wednesday, Sept 12 @ 3:00 – 3:30PM; Wednesday, Sept 19 @ 11:15 – 11:45AM

Join us for one of these quick 30 minute sessions for the “low down” on library resources, and get a head start on your research for this semester! Topics include finding books, connecting to the databases, and a library tour.

Using the Online Catalog

Monday, Sept 24 @ 11:15 – 11:45AM

Books and journals! Learn how to search the catalog in depth to find physical books (available in the library), electronic books (available cover to cover on your computer) and physical journals (available in the Periodicals department).

Website Evaluation

Wednesday, Oct 3 @ 3:00 – 3:45PM

Learn how to separate the “good” from the “bad” when doing Google searches and how to determine if a website is appropriate for your academic research.

EBSCOhost Databases

Friday, Oct 12 @ 5:30 – 6:30PM; Tuesday, Oct 30 @ 12:00 – 1:00PM

EBSCOhost is the #1 search service for finding electronic journal articles, magazines, and newspapers. Regardless of your major, knowing how to search these databases effectively will help you save time and stress when doing research!

Research Made Easy

Monday, Oct 15 @ 12:00 – 1:00PM

Discover all the tricks and tips needed to gather your research into something spectacular, from setting deadlines to creating thesis statements – and everything in between!

Citations: APA and MLA basics

Wednesday, Oct 24 @ 11:00 – 11:45AM *or* 3:00 – 3:45PM

Learn the rules of APA and MLA, including paper formatting in Word 2007/2010, in-text citations, and reference lists.

EasyBib: APA and MLA generator

Wednesday, Nov 7 @ 11:00 – 11:30AM *or* 3:00 – 3:30PM

Stop by during this quick 30 minute session and learn all about EasyBib at http://www.easybib.com. You will be able to create a FREE premium account for APA/MLA reference lists and works cited pages! It’s that easy!

RefWorks

Monday, Nov 12 @ 12:00 – 1:00PM

Designed for the more serious scholar, this APA & MLA citation service available on our databases page allows for saving hundreds of citations as well as the full text of the article (if you upload it), and has tools for group collaboration.

RefWorks and PubMed workshops next week!

RefWorks

Tuesday, March 20  from 5:45 to 6:45 PM  

Designed for the more serious scholar, this APA & MLA citation service includes RefShare for group collaboration, RefGrabIt for pulling bibliographic information from websites, and Write-N-Cite, a Microsoft Word plugin to help you cite your paper as you write it. You can also export citations directly from EBSCOhost and other databases to create your reference list/works cited page.

PubMed

Friday, March 23  from 5:45  to 6:45 PM

Learn how to effectively navigate the National Institute of Health’s archive of biomedical and life sciences literature. This will be a hands-on workshop covering the basic features and tools for new users.

Register at: http://www.tinyurl.com/2012Workshops

Please note Registration is required by 12PM the day of. Workshops with no registrations at that time will not be held. Don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity!

EBSCOhost workshops next week!

Sullivan Library Workshops

EBSCOhost

Monday, March 5  from 3:45 to 4:45 PM

Thursday, March 8  from 5:45 to 6:45 PM

Featuring one of the most used databases here at Dominican, this workshop is not to be missed! These databases offer articles (journal, magazine and newspaper) as well as electronic books.  Specialty databases are available for the health sciences, psychology, education, and business – or set your sights on Academic Search Elite, a general database perfect for everyone!
As with all workshops, everyone is welcome to attend! Register for this and other Spring 2012 workshops here:

http://www.tinyurl.com/2012Workshops

Please note registration must be made by 12PM the day of. Workshops with no registrations at this time will not be held.

Research Made Easy workshops next week!

Sullivan Library Workshops

Research Made Easy

Monday, February 20  from 5:45 to 6:45 PM  

Thursday, February 23 from 10:45 to 11:45 AM

Discover all the tricks and tips needed to gather your research into something spectacular, from setting deadlines to creating thesis statements – and everything in between. Register for this and other Spring 2012 workshops here:

http://www.tinyurl.com/2012Workshops

Please note registration must be made by 12PM the day of. Workshops with no registrations at this time will not be held.