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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.

 

Spring 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 January, February, March and April!

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

Scholarly Attribution and Citation: What You Need to Know

Scholarly Attribution and Citation: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, February 26, 12-1 pm

Wednesday, February 27, 4-5 pm

Location: Carlson Library 1027

A primer for graduate students and faculty members seeking a refresher on properly attributing credit to sources.  Includes a discussion on the importance of attribution, the difference between citation and attribution, the sometimes subtle distinctions between the attribution and copyright 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 differences between attribution, citation, and copyright

·         Identify the basic citation style manuals

·         Identify the basic creative commons licenses

 

Useful Links/Guides:  Citing Sources  Intellectual Property Portal  Scholarly Communication

Audience:  Graduate Students, Faculty and others

See related workshops at http://libguides.utoledo.edu/workshops

Mastering Citations with EndNote

Mastering Citations with EndNote

Wednesday, January 16, 12-1 pm

Thursday, January 31, 5-6 pm

Wednesday, February 13, 5-6 pm

Monday, February 25, 4-5 pm

Thursday, March 14, 12-1 pm

Thursday, March 28, 5-6 pm

Monday, April 8, 6-7 pm

Thursday, April 25, 9-10 am

Location: Carlson Library 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 

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

Tuesday, February 19, 11 am-12 pm

Thursday, March 21, 1-2 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:

  • 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:

https://libguides.utoledo.edu/scienceworkshop

Finding Resources Your Professor Will Love

Finding Resources Your Professor Will Love      

Tuesday, February 5, 10-11 am

Monday, March 18, 1-2 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

Government Information Resources for K-12 Education

Government Information Resources for K-12 Education

Tuesday, March 26, 12-1 pm

Wednesday, March 27, 4-5 pm

Location: Carlson Library 1027

The government holds a wealth of information relating to the education of our children and the training of our teachers.  Learn the main types of information that support the research and practice of K-12 education.  Through the University Libraries, learn what the U.S. Department of Education can provide, what the U.S. Census can provide, and how to navigate some of the state of Ohio’s pages.

What you’ll learn:

·         Main types of federal information related to education

·         Main sources of federal information related to education

·         Where to find state information on education

 

Useful Links/Guides:  Government Information  Another LibGuide TBA!

Audience:  Undergraduate Students, Faculty and others

See related workshops at http://libguides.utoledo.edu/workshops

Research in Engineering

Research in Engineering

Wednesday, February 13, 11-12 am

Tuesday, March 19, 3-4 pm

Location: Carlson Library 1027

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