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Library Workshops

This series of workshops will help you become a better searcher and information user. Designed to be practical skill-building lessons that will improve your scholarship and research habits.

 

Welcome back, Rockets! Are you a First Year student who needs to learn the library? An advanced undergraduate with a major paper due? Or do you just want to brush up on the newest trends and issues in your field? This Fall, Carlson Library will be hosting workshops to meet your needs.

Your UToledo librarians are here to assist you--whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student--in your research success.

Business Research for the Job Hunt

Business Research for the Job Hunt

Dates and Times:

Wednesday, October 2, 2 pm, CL 1025

Thursday, November 7, 3 pm, CL 1025

Location: Carlson Library 1025

Going on a job interview? Want to write a targeted cover letter? Looking for companies in a particular location or industry? Want to know which companies have hired candidates on a H1B? Learn how to use company research databases and websites to assist your job hunt.

What You'll Learn:

  • To find companies by industry or location
  • To find company information that will wow your interviewer
  • To find current news about a company

Best For:  Advanced Undergrads, Graduate Students

Useful Links/Guides:

http://libguides.utoledo.edu/careerjob/company

 

Mastering Citations with EndNote

Mastering Citations with EndNote

Wednesday, September 18, 4 pm

Monday, September 30, 5 pm

Thursday, October 24, 12 pm

Thursday, November 14, 5 pm

Location: Carlson Library 1025

Correctly citing all of your sources for your research is an important part of being an ethical researcher.  When you have a big paper, thesis or dissertation, the EndNote program can help! 

What You'll Learn: 

  • Collect citations from Google Scholar, library databases, and your own saved PDFs 
  • Find and attach full text to eliminate paper and make searching easy 
  • Adapt EndNote to your own organization system 
  • Cite your sources correctly in any style in Microsoft Word 

Best For:  Advanced Undergraduates, Grad Students, Faculty

Useful Links/Guides: 

https://libguides.utoledo.edu/endnote

All About Patents and Standards

All About Patents and Standards

Dates and Times:

Tuesday, September 24, 12 pm

Wednesday, October 16, 3 pm

Location: Carlson Library 1025

Patents and standards are important documents for the engineering process whether you’re doing research, working in industry or for the government. They can help you avoid legal liability, keep you from wasting time and money developing something that already exists, and allow you to follow established protocol or best practices.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What patents and standards are
  • How patents and standards came to exist
  • Why you might want to use them
  • Where to find them

Best for: Advanced Undergraduates, Graduate Students, Faculty

Useful Links/Guides:

http://libguides.utoledo.edu/Engineering/Patents

 

Finding Resources Your Professor Will Love

Finding Resources Your Professor Will Love      

Tuesday, September 10, 10 am

Thursday, September 19, 2 pm

Location: Carlson Library 1027

Working on a project or major paper? Do you feel overwhelmed thinking about research? Equip yourself with the essential tools and resources necessary to tackle any assignment and feel confident knowing where to search. 

What You’ll Learn:  

  • Define a specific information need 
  • Identify a single subject database or use UTMOST 
  • Construct a search strategy that incorporates Boolean operators and synonyms 
  • Distinguish between popular and academic/scholarly sources  

Useful Links/Guides:  

http://libguides.utoledo.edu/toolkit

Life Hack: UToledo Libraries

Life Hack: UToledo Libraries

Dates and Times:

Monday, September 16, 12:30 pm

Monday, September 16, 2:30 pm

Tuesday, September 17, 12:30 pm

Tuesday, September 17, 2:30 pm

Tuesday, September 24, 12:30 pm

Tuesday, September 24, 2:30 pm

Wednesday, September 25, 12:30 pm

Wednesday, September 25, 2:30 pm

Location: Carlson Library 1027

Come find out about all the services that the university libraries offer, including new offerings for the Fall 2019 semester.

What You'll Learn:

  •  How to access books, articles, and other materials from our collection.
  •  What resources the library has for students.
  •  What new materials, services, and opportunities the library is offering this semester.

Best For:  First-Year Students

Social Media and Fake News: Fact Checking on the Fly

Social Media and Fake News: Fact-Checking on the Fly

Dates and Times:

Monday, October 14, 12:30 pm

Tuesday, October 15, 12:30 pm

Location: Carlson Library 1027

Join the undergraduate engagement librarian as she explores the world of social media and how fake news and incorrect information can spread via these platforms.

What You'll Learn:

  •  How social media encourages the spread of incorrect information
  •  How to recognize the red flags of fake news on social media
  •  How to develop a "fact-checking mindset" and help stop fake news.

Best For: All Undergraduate Students

Scholarly Attribution and Citation: What You Need to Know

Scholarly Attribution and Citation:  What You Need to Know

Dates & Times:

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 11:00 am

Thursday, Oct. 17, 11:00 am

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2:00 pm

Location: Carlson Library 1025

Are you properly attributing and citing your sources?  Includes a discussion of the differences between quoting, paraphrasing, citation and attribution, the subtle distinction between giving attribution to and making fair use of intellectual property, an introduction to the various citation style manuals, and an introduction to the creative commons licenses.

What You’ll Learn:

  •          Why citation is imperative in scholarly settings
  •          Understand the difference between giving credit and respecting copyright
  •          Identify the basic citation style manuals
  •          Identify the basic creative commons licenses

 Best For:  Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty and others

Useful Links/Guides: 

Citing Sources  

Intellectual Property Portal  

Scholarly Communication