Click on any of the workshops in the calendar below for details and the registration link.
Are you looking for a quiet place to study or work on your research? Do you have a questions about ﬁnding or citing books, articles, and other information sources? Join us at one of our drop-in sessions where a librarian will be on hand to answer your questions.
Everyone is welcome!
No registration required.
See the workshop calendar for details.
Elizabeth Dafoe Library
Jim Peebles Science & Technology Library
Every Thursday in October & November*
Every Wednesday in October & November*
|*There are no drop-ins scheduled during the Fall Break, November 13-17.|
These workshops cover essential research skills and technology and are offered a minimum of once per term.
As a university student, learning how to find the best resources for your research papers is a very important skill. But how do you get started, and what do you need to know? Why isn’t it enough to just search for everything using Google? This introductory session will walk you through the process of searching for scholarly information – including how to generate appropriate keywords, select databases, use filters and cite your sources. Presenters will share a variety of practical strategies and tips to save you time, and help you find the best information for your assignments!
This session will give you the skills you need to search for research and information like a pro. Using a variety of search techniques (Boolean, truncation, phrase searching, etc), you will search more effectively and efficiently in the library catalog, scholarly databases, and in even in Google.
This hands-on session will introduce you to Zotero - a popular free and open-source citation management tool. Zotero helps you organize references and PDFs and allows you to easily create bibliographies using 1000s of predetermined styles. This session will guide you through the layout of Zotero, how to import and export references, how to share Zotero libraries with colleagues, how to locate full-text articles, syncing across libraries, and how to create a bibliography in the style (e.g., Vancouver, APA, MLA) that you need. You will also explore ZoteroBib - a free and easy-to-use web tool for very quickly creating formatted citations.
This hands-on session will introduce you to Endnote - a widely used citation management tool. Endnote helps you organize references and PDFs and allows you to easily create bibliographies using 1000s of predetermined styles. This session will guide you through the layout of Endnote, how to import and export references, how to share reference lists with colleagues, how to locate full-text articles, and how to create a bibliography in the style (e.g., Vancouver, APA, MLA) that you need.
A rotating series of workshops covering a wide variety of topics are offered each semester based on instructor availability and student/faculty interest. More detailed information about the workshops listed below can be found on the Upcoming Workshops calendar.
Developing your Research Question and Literature Review
Searching for Engineering Literature
Empowering Scholars: Using Generative AI for Library Research
Searching for Earth Sciences Literature
Searching Newspaper Archives
Introduction to Searching in the Sciences
Advances Searching in the Sciences
Searching OVID Databases - Exploring CAB Abstracts and Food Science and Technology Abstracts
SciFinder-n for non-chemists
Introduction to Mendeley
Referencing with BibTex
How to Peer Review
Selecting and Publishing your Scholarly Work
Overview of Research Metrics
Establishing your Research Identity
Introduction of Research Data Management
Beyond the article: what you should know when creating digital research outputs
Introduction to data cleaning with OpenRefine
GIS Hub at Campus Libraries: Accessing your ESRI License and other mapping tools
Introduction to Open Access