Librarians Offering Research Workshops

February 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

This Spring, librarians will be teaching free research workshops. So whether you want to get a refresher on how to cite your sources or learn how to research on the go with your tablet, there is a workshop for you.

Register now at http://tinyurl.com/libworkshopsS14

Modern Language Association Style (MLA) Citations with Lisa Woznicki
Tuesday, March 4th 4-5:30 – Cook Library 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 Sara Arnold-Garza
Wednesday, March 5th  12:00-1:00pm – Cook Library, Room 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.

Getting Psyched: Library Research for Psychology Students with Kim Miller
Wednesday, March 5th  5:30-6:30pm – Cook Library, Room 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.

Due Diligence: Company & Industry Research with Shana Gass
Tuesday, March 11th 5:00-6:00pm – Cook Library, Room 317
Save time and effort with these key sources for company and industry research.

Library Research in the Health Professions with Carissa Tomlinson
Thursday, March 13th 4:00-5:00pm – 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!

APA Citation Style with Carissa Tomlinson
Tuesday, March 25th 3:30-4:30pm – Cook Library, Room 317
Trying hard not to plagiarize, but not sure what you’re doing?  Not sure where to 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.

 Getting Started on Your Research; Finding Context for Your Topic with Lisa Sweeney and Sarah Espinosa
Wednesday, March 26th 3:30-5:00pm – Cook Library, Room 317
Practice searching online and print resources to discover critical background information on your research topic, then get expert help using and citing those resources in an academic paper.

Library Resources and Research in Education with Claire Holmes
Wednesday, March 26th 7:00-800pm – Cook Library, Room 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.

Research in the Real World: How to Find People, Places, and Things using Government Websites with Joyce Garczynski and Carl Olson
Thursday, March 27th 4:00-5:00pm – Cook Library, Room 317
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  to learn all about the free government websites that you can use to help get you the information you need in your everyday life.

Like a Boss: Business Article Research with Shana Gass
Monday, March 31st  3:30-4:30pm – Cook Library, Room 317
Optimize your article searching to find news, scholarly articles, and other information using the Cook Library business databases.

Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) Citations with Lisa Woznicki
Wednesday, April 9th 4:00-5:30 – Cook Library 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.

Research To-Go: Using Tablets for Research with Laksamee Putnam & Kim Miller
Thursday, April 24th 3:30-5:00pm – Cook Library, Room 512
This workshop, held in Cook Library’s new iPad-equipped classroom, will highlight tips, tricks, and apps useful for research and academic success. In addition to show-and-tell with some of our favorite productivity apps, attendees will learn more about navigating the library’s resources from mobile devices. iPads will be available for use during the session, but students, faculty, and staff attendees are also encouraged to bring their own devices.

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