Do You Want to Refine Your Research Skills?

September 3, 2014 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

This fall, librarians will be teaching free research workshops. 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/libworkshopsF14

Due Diligence: Company & Industry Research with Shana Gass
Wednesday, September 17th 5-6 pm – Cook Library, Room 317
Save time and effort with these key sources for company and industry research.

Like a Boss: Business Article Research with Shana Gass
Thursday, September 18th 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.

Getting Started with Zotero with Megan Browndorf and Kim Miller
Thursday, September 25th 4-5pm – Cook Library, Room 317
Learn how to use Zotero, a free online research tool that can help you manage your citations, at this librarian-led workshop.

Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) Citations with Lisa Woznicki
Tuesday, October 2nd 5-6pm – 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.

Modern Language Association Style (MLA) Citations with Lisa Woznicki
Thursday, October 7th 5-6pm – 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.

Getting Psyched: Library Research for Psychology Students with Kim Miller
Thursday, October 16th 4-5pm – 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, October 21st 3:30-4:30 pm – Cook Library, Room 317
Save time and effort with these key sources for company and industry research.

Finding Historical Primary Sources with Megan Browndorf and Carl Olson
Wednesday, October 22nd 4-5pm – Cook Library, Room 317
This workshop will discuss how to find primary sources both in the library and online for your historical research. We will go over the best places to look for specific types of primary sources and talk about search strategies. Specifically, we will discuss how to find primary source materials in the catalog, how to perform better online searches to find primary source materials, using library databases to find newspapers and other primary sources, and how to find and leverage government documents as historical materials.

Like a Boss: Business Article Research with Shana Gass
Wednesday, October 22nd 5-6pm – Cook Library, Room 317
Optimize your article searching to find news, scholarly articles, and other information using the Cook Library business databases.

Library Research in the Health Professions with Carissa Tomlinson
Tuesday, October 28th 4-5pm – 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!

Top 10 Things You Can (and Can’t) Do Online with Government Information
with Carl Olson and Joyce Garczynski
Wednesday, October 29th, 4-5pm– Cook Library, Room 317
We live in the digital age so everything is available online, right? If only it was that simple. Learn from two librarians the ins and outs of what you can and cannot do online with U.S. government information.

Research To-Go: Using Tablets for Research with Laksamee Putnam & Kim Miller
Thursday, November 5th 3:30-4:30pm – 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.

Advanced Google Searching with Sara Arnold-Garza
Monday, November 10th, 3-4 pm – 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.

Library Resources and Research in Education with Claire Holmes
Tuesday, November 11th 3-4pm – 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.

Diving into the Deep Web: Reaching Out-of-Reach Resources on the Internet
with Kim Miller and Carl Olson
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 4-5pm – Cook Library 317
Have you ever wondered what Google isn’t telling you? Did you know is over five hundred times as much information in the “invisible” or “deep” web, in searchable databases, archives, blocked sites and exotic formats where search engines can’t reach, as there is in Google’s index? The “deep web” could have just the sunken treasure you are looking for. In this workshop, come explore the deep web – learn what it is, what you can find, and tools to help you dive in.

APA Citation Style with Carissa Tomlinson
Thursday, November 13th, 3-4pm – 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.

Researching Countries and Cultures with Joyce Garczynski
Monday, November 17th, 3-4pm – Cook Library, Room 317
Are you thinking about studying or traveling abroad? Come to this workshop where you can try out global news and information resources and learn what you need to know before you go.

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