APA, Google, RefWorks, Oh My!

September 23, 2013 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

In October, librarians at Cook will be offering free workshops. So whether you want to know how to find images for a project, get a refresher on how to cite your sources, or learn how to keep tabs on your credit, there is a workshop for you.

Register for these workshops at http://tinyurl.com/CookFallWorkshops.

Library Research in the Health Professions with Carissa Tomlinson
Tuesday, October 1, 4 – 5 p.m.
Cook Library 317
Writing a research paper and don’t know where to get started? Need help navigating tools and resources specific to your field in the health professions? Want tips and tricks on the research process and staying organized? Spend an hour with a librarian for the health professions and leave feeling confident that you’re on the right path towards success!

Using Image Databases for Humanities and Arts Research with Lisa Woznicki
Wednesday, October 2, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Cook Library 317
Are you looking for a way to spice up your presentation on Ancient Mesopotamia? Would you like to give the readers of your paper some visuals which convey the effects of the Great Depression on American society? Performing Arts Librarian Lisa Woznicki will provide hands on experience in searching for and saving image files from some of our most popular image databases.

Library Resources and Research in Education with Claire Holmes
Wednesday, October 2, 3 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 9, 7 – 8 p.m.
Cook 317

Research paper? Literature review? Annotated bibliography? Children’s literature text set or author study? Lesson plans? Whether you are new to Towson or just need a brush up, this is the workshop for you. Meet the education librarians and learn to navigate the specific library resources that are key to your success as a student and as an educator.

Getting Psyched: Library Research for Psychology Students with Kim Miller
Thursday, October 3, 5 – 6 p.m.
Cook 317

Join Cook Library’s psychology librarian for an hour dedicated to helping students navigate tools and resources for research in psychology. Whether you’re stumped by a research paper for your psychology class, working on your thesis, independent study, or honors project, or need tips and tools for staying organized, this session is for you! This workshop will be an open session driven entirely by student interest, so come prepared to share your burning questions or most pressing problems.

Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) Citations with Lisa Woznicki
Thursday, October 10, 4 – 5 p.m.
Cook 317

If you can’t tell the difference between a footnote and a football, this CMS Citation workshop will give you valuable guidance in using this citation style. The session focuses on the ins and outs of creating footnote/endnote and works cited entries as well as the specifics of CMS paper formatting.

Modern Language Association Style (MLA) Citations with Lisa Woznicki
Thursday, October 17, 4 – 5 p.m.
Cook 317

Citation work is an art that everyone can master, but not everyone is born an MLA “DaVinci.” The MLA Citation workshop will guide attendees through MLA style paper formatting and the creation of basic in-text and bibliography entries.

Advanced Google Searching with Carissa Tomlinson & Sara Arnold Garza
Tuesday, October 22, 3 – 4 p.m.
Cook 317

Do you like the ease of using Google, but need high quality information for your papers or presentations? This Cook Library workshop will help you learn how to use various Google products to access credible and appropriate resources. There will be time for lots of questions and practice.

Swift Science Searching: Discuss and Engage your Research Skills using Science Databases with Laksamee Putnam
Wednesday, October 23, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Cook 317

Not sure if you are finding all the articles out there for your chemistry/biology/molecular science class? Maximize your research time by dropping into this session to learn how to effectively use science databases such as Scopus, Science Direct, ACS and PubMed. Stay current with your research topic, learn about citation management and get started finding the articles you need for class.

APA Citation Style with Carissa Tomlinson
Thursday, October 24, 2 – 3 p.m.
Cook 317

Trying hard not to plagiarize, but not sure what you’re doing? Not sure where do put that pesky comma? Volumes and issue numbers got you down? This Cook Library workshop will cover both reference list and in-text APA citations for a variety of different materials. There will be plenty of time for questions and practice.

RefWorks Basics with Sara Nixon
Monday, October 28, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Cook 317

Do you have a difficult time keeping track of the articles that you’ve found for a research paper? Maybe you want to keep and organize some articles in a folder by topic for future reference. Perhaps, you need some assistance inserting references in the correct style in your research paper. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of RefWorks, a bibliographic management tool that you can use to complete any of the tasks above and more. Prerequisite: Sign up for a free RefWorks account using the Help Guide found on the Cook Library website at: http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/helpguides/guides/refworks_outline.pdf
Questions: Sara Nixon at sara@towson.edu

Research in the Real World: How to Find People, Places, and Things using Government Websites with Carl Olson & Joyce Garczynski
Wednesday, October 30, 4 – 5 p.m.
Cook 317

Description: Ever wonder how to do a background check on someone or find out who owns the house next to you? Are you interested in loans, grants or benefits, or worried about your credit, identity theft, or scams? Come to this workshop offered by Librarians Joyce Garczynski and Carl Olson to learn all about the free government websites that you can use to help get you the information you need in your everyday life.


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