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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.

 

Fall is here and it is time to renew and brush up your research skills! Do you have a major project or presentation approaching? Graduating soon and on the career path? The Library is your one stop shop with weekly workshops during September, October, and November!

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

Mastering Citations with EndNote

Mastering Citations with EndNote 

Date & Time: 

  • September 12, 4-5 p.m. 
  • September 24, 12-1 p.m. 
  • October 8, 4-5 p.m. 
  • October 24, 5-6 p.m 
  • November 8, 5-6 p.m.
  • November 26, 3-4 p.m.

Location: Carlson 1025 

Best For:  Advanced undergraduates, Grad Students, Faculty 

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 

Finding Resources Your Professor Will Love

Finding Resources Your Professor Will Love 

Date & Time: 

  • September 10, 10-11 am 
  • September 19, 10 -11 am

Location: Carlson Library 1025 

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

Business Research for the Job Hunt

Business Research for the Job Hunt 

Dates & Times: 

  • October 17, 10-11 a.m.
  • October 23, 2-3 p.m.

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? Learn how to use company research databases and company websites to assist your job hunt. 

What You'll Learn: 

  • Uses various search systems to retrieve information (ex. use two different proprietary databases and the company website to gather information on a company) 
  • Examines and compares information from various sources in order to evaluate reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness and point of view or bias (ex. compare data from proprietary databases and  company website)

Best for:  Advanced Undergrads, Graduate Students  

Research in Engineering

Research In Engineering 

Date & Time: 

  • October 9, 10-11 a.m. 
  • October 11, 3-4 p.m. 

Location: Carlson Library 1025 

Overview of library resources and services for graduate students in Engineering. 

What you'll learn: 

  • Access the library catalog, ejournal finder, and subject research databases 
  •   Construct an individual research profile that incorporates the use of folders, search histories, and alert 
  •   Create an interlibrary loan account 

Best for:  Graduate Students, Faculty 

Library Resources for Research in Psychology, Health and Human Services, and School Counseling

Library Resources for Research in Psychology, Health and Human Services, and School Counseling 

Date & Time: 

  • September 4,  9-10 a.m. 
  • September 17,  9-10 a.m. 

Location: Carlson Library 1025 

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: 

  • Step by step searching of science databases 
  • Searching Web of Science cited articles and related records 
  • Searching PsycINFO thesaurus for topic discovery 
  • Searching PubMed MESH to narrow topic results 
  • Searching CINAHL for finding Research Instruments 

Best for:  Undergraduates  and Graduates 

Useful Links/Guides: