Get a Leg Up On Your Research With McDermott Library’s Workshops


With fall 2019 semester in full swing, now is a great time to learn what kinds of resources and services your campus library has to offer. The Eugene McDermott Library offers many tours to show you what’s available and workshops to give you hands-on learning to complement your classroom experience and enhance your research.

Besides introducing tools and skills not found in the classroom, the library’s workshops give you the opportunity to make valuable connections with library staff, fellow students and faculty and help improve your academic experience.

The library’s Instruction librarians regularly offer short workshops that teach relevant skills and encourage critical thinking about the research process. This fall’s series runs through November 2019; the workshops are short (from 3 to 4 p.m.) and are held in the library’s Instruction Room: MC 2.524.

Take a look at the workshops and tours listed below and sign up for one today!

 

Workshops

Library Basic Skills: Introduction to Discover

Discover is the single biggest search option at McDermott Library and can get you started finding articles, books, DVDs, streaming media and tons of other formats. If you don’t know where to look or what you need yet, Discover can get you started.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Please Register to Attend

 

Library Level Up: Maximizing Discover

Building on the knowledge learned in “Introduction to Discover,” this workshop will demonstrate how to get the most out of Discover. Topics include using your account to streamline your research process, advanced searching and getting full text.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Please Register to Attend

 

Library Basic Skills: Evaluating Sources, “How do I know this is good?”

With ever-changing information sources and fast-paced research, sometimes we all struggle to know if the article or book we are reading is the right information for our needs. In this workshop, learn some basic techniques you can use to evaluate information sources so you are not tripped up by false leads.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Please Register to Attend

 

Library Level Up: Advanced Evaluation Skills

More complex research topics may require additional skills to find and evaluate information sources. It’s not just black and white. This workshop will build on previous evaluation workshops and teach you some of the more advanced resources available to ensure that the information you are using is the best available.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Please Register to Attend

 

Library Basic Skills: Read/Watch/Play: Getting the Most Out of Your Library Access

Library resources support your research and papers, of course. But what else is there? This fun workshop will help you learn about other media resources available from the library.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Please Register to Attend

 

Library Level Up: Read/Watch/Play Advanced

This advanced skills workshop will add to your knowledge of library resources that go beyond books and articles.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Please Register to Attend

 

Click here to see the full list of our workshops offered this fall.

 

Tours

Where do you check out cameras, calculators and laptop computers? Where can you meet and practice your class presentation with your classmates? Get answers to these and many other questions by taking a tour guided by one of our knowledgeable staff members. You’ll learn a little about the library’s history, what resources and services are offered and where to find them, and meet some of our friendly library staff who can assist you along your journey at UT Dallas.

Tours are offered throughout the semester and last 30 to 40 minutes. If one of the dates and times listed below fits your schedule please register by clicking here. On the day of your scheduled tour one of our librarians will meet you and your tour group at the Information Desk in the library lobby.

 

  • Thurs., Sept. 5, 2019 – 2 to 2:45 p.m.
  • Tues., Sept. 10, 2019 – 10 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Wed., Sept. 18, 2019 – 1 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Thurs., Sept. 26, 2019 – 11 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Mon., Sept. 30, 2019 – 2 to 2:45 p.m.
  • Fri., Oct. 4, 2019 – 10 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Tues., Oct. 8, 2019 – 1 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 – 11 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Thurs., Oct. 24, 2019 – 2 to 2:45 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 30, 2019 – 10 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Thurs., Nov. 7, 2019 – 1 to 1:45 p.m.

 

Not quite sure if you’d like to commit to a tour right now, bookmark our tour page and come back later.

 

 

For any questions about the library’s tours and workshops, email Library Instruction Services.

Page Last Updated: September 4, 2019