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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 Workshops

Spring is here and it is time to renew and brush up your research skills! Do you have a major project or presentation approaching? Do you want to know more about internet privacy? Can you spot fake news? Graduating soon and on the career path? The Library is your one stop shop with weekly workshops during February, March and April!

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

See our workshop calendar for a full schedule!

Getting Your Research Started

Getting Your Research Started

Date & Time:
February 14, 1 p.m.
February 22, 1 p.m.
March 2, 11 a.m.
March 14, 2 p.m.
March 22, 2 p.m.
March 30, 10 a.m.
April 3, 1 p.m.
April 11, 11 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:
  • 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
Best for:  Undergraduates  

Useful Links/Guides:

EndNote - Manage Your Research

EndNote Citation Management 

Date & Time:
February 13, 3 p.m.
March 20, 4 p.m.
April 5, 4 p.m.
 
Location: 
Carlson Library 1025
Learn to use the EndNote software to collect citations, attach full text, annotate and organize, and ultimately create bibliographies for research papers and manuscripts.

What you'll learn:
  • How to acquire and organize literature citations in EndNote
  • How to use EndNote to give proper credit via citing literature in your work
Best for:  Advanced Undergrads  Graduate Students Faculty

Useful Links/Guides:

Company Research for the Job Hunt

Company Research for the Job Hunt

Dates & Times:
February 27, 3 p.m.
April 6, 11 a.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 

Useful Links/Guides:

Identifying Fake News

Fake News

Date & Time:
February 15, 12 noon
March 29, 12 noon
 
Location: 
Carlson Library 1025

How much fake news shows up in Facebook? How can fake news be detected and stopped in social media feeds? Learn to verify and utilize fact- based news resources for research purposes.


What you'll learn:
  • Identify the four categories of fake news
  • Evaluate fake news using currency, relevancy, accuracy, authority, and purpose
  • Stop fake news from appearing in your media feed with free browser plugins
  • Utilize fact checking
Best for:  Undergraduates  

Useful Links/Guides:

Internet Privacy

Internet Privacy

Date & Time:
February 23, 3 p.m.
March 16, 3 p.m.
Location: 
Carlson Library 1025

This workshop will teach you how to keep your personal information private online, helping you keep a Google search of your name positive!

What you'll learn:

  • How to lock down your social media to the most private settings
  • What you agree to in a license agreement
  • How to see what potential employers will see on your social media accounts
Best for:  Undergraduates  

Useful Links/Guides:

Research in Engineering

Research in Engineering

Date & Time:
February 21, 1 p.m.
March 15, 1 p.m.
March 28,  3 p.m.
Location: 
McMaster Engineering Library, Palmer 2600

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 and interlibrary loan account

Best for:  Graduate Students, Faculty

Useful Links/Guides: