McDermott Library’s “How Do I Library?” Spring Workshop Series Helps Unravel the Mysteries of Research Projects


Although the semester has just kicked off, many students’ thoughts, undoubtedly, have already begun to turn to their research papers. Where do you start? What makes a good research topic? Where do you turn?

The Eugene McDermott Library of course!

Sign up for one of the library’s spring 2019 “How Do I Library” short workshops to help you get a leg up on your research papers and set you on your way to writing your research paper effectively and efficiently.

 

The workshops cover such areas as:

  • Getting started with research
  • Using citation management software (RefWorks)
  • Mapping and visualization tools
  • Writing a literature review
  • Organizing data with spreadsheets or databases
  • Finding sources at the McDermott Library
  • Much more

The McDermott Library’s workshop series runs through May 2019, and all of the courses 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 listed below and sign up for one today!

 

Feb. 21- Searching for an Author

Learn how to find materials by and about specific authors. You can’t follow the game if you don’t know the players.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524
Please Register to Attend


March 7- Where’s the Referee?

Students will learn what it means to call a journal “refereed” or “scholarly” in this workshop. Included will be instruction about finding, recognizing and verifying the status of these journals.

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524
Please Register to Attend


March 28- What Even is This?

Evaluating your sources is how you tell good information apart from not-so-good information. In this workshop, learn about library tools and skills that will help you avoid some shady characters.

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524
Please Register to Attend


April 4- I Can’t Even!” (Research Q&A)

I can’t even …” “I am not able to …” However you say it, sometimes you get stuck. Turn the tables on our librarians by bringing in your own questions about your research or library resources. See if you can stump us!

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524
Please Register to Attend

 

The library’s Instruction librarians regularly offer workshops on a number of topics, including how to use an online language learning software (Mango) and copyright basics for graduate students, as well as tours of the library and more in-depth instruction. These workshops teach relevant skills and encourage critical thinking about the research process.

To see a list of all available workshops offered this spring, please visit.
For any questions, email Library Instruction Services.

Page Last Updated: February 8, 2019