Learn How to Avoid Plagiarism

PlagiarismStudents plagiarize for many reasons. While some are simply trying to get through a course as easily as possible, others procrastinate and panic, taking a few short cuts to get the assignment done. Some students think that text on a “group-developed” web page like Wikipedia does not have to be cited because it is “common knowledge” (not true!).  Others genuinely do not understand how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly.

In this workshop taught by librarians, students will:

  1. discuss how copyright laws and plagiarism rules apply to using material from the web
  2. learn how citing correctly can help avoid unintentional plagiarism
  3. learn how to write a paragraph that successfully and clearly distinguishes paraphrases and quotes from original ideas and language


Wednesday September 9, 3:30-4:20 Room: Milne 104
Thursday September 10,   6:00-6:50 Room: Milne 104
Tuesday September 15, 4:30-5:20 Room: Milne 208
Monday September 21,  2:30-3:20 Room: Milne 104
Wednesday September 23,  7:00-7:50 Room: Milne 104
Monday September 28,  5:00-5:50 Room: Milne 104
Friday October 2,  2:30-3:20 Room: Milne 104
Tuesday October 6,  4:30-5:20 Room: Milne 104
Thursday October 8,  6:00-6:50 Room: Milne 104
Monday October 19, 2:30-3:20 Room: Milne 104
Wednesday October 21,  7:00-7:50 Room: Milne 104
Tuesday October 27, 5:30-6:20 Room: Milne 104
Monday November 2,  4:00-4:50 Room: Milne 104
Tuesday November 3,  5:00-5:50 Room: Newton 214
Wednesday November 11,  6:00-6:50 Room: Newton 214

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! The plagiarism workshops are now part of the GOLD Program. To register for a plagiarism workshop, students must visit the GOLD Program web page to open a GOLD account, and then register for one of 15 plagiarism workshops in the listing of GOLD Workshops. (To see the complete list of plagiarism workshops, use the search box on the left, using the keyword plagiarism.)

Textbooks and Reserves @Milne

Milne library has a growing collection of required course texts for many of the courses taught on campus. These are generally available for 4 hour loan at the Service Desk. You can search GLOCAT+ (or GLOCAT Classic) to see if we have your textbooks. Search by textbook title or author. If you are having trouble, just stop by the Service Desk and we’ll let you know if we have your textbook.

For additional information, check out our Find Textbooks and Course Reserves Guide.

If Milne doesn’t have the text or course reading that you need on reserve at the Service Desk, you may be able to borrow it from another library (note that popular, current editions of textbooks are often unavailable through IDS). Search for it in IDS Search to see if we can borrow it for you from another library. If you’re uncertain of the exact name of the textbook, a quick search of http://books.geneseo.edu can resolve the issue.

We also have 9 titles available on a Kindle Fire!  The Kindles can be checked out for 4 hours and include the following textbooks:

Molecular Biology of the Cell (Alberts, 6th)

Multivariable Calculus (Stewart, 7th ed.)

Multivariable Calculus (Stewart, 7th ed.)

Organic Chemistry (Solomons, 11th ed.)

Organic Chemistry (Solomons, 11th ed.)

Organic Chemistry (McMurry, 8th ed.)

Organic Chemistry (McMurry, 8th ed.)

Abnormal Psychology (Barlow, 7th)

Abnormal Psychology (Barlow, 7th)

Cambell biology

Campbell Biology (Reece, 10th)

Essential Cell Biology (Alberts, 4th)

Essential Cell Biology (Alberts, 4th)

Physics (Cutnell, 9th)

Physics (Cutnell, 9th)

Financial Accounting (Harrison, Horngren and Thomas, 7th)

Financial Accounting (Harrison, Horngren and Thomas, 7th)

Witness the INSOMNIA (Film Festival)

Popcorn.FlickrUserrpb1001Join the Insomniacs to view the results of our Fourth annual Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival. Viewing and the awarding of some great prizes will take place at the conclusion of GREAT Day, April 21

Workshop: Improve Your Search Results Using Filters & Citation Tracking

AdvDatabseLeaders, scholars, and professionals all have one thing in common: they have complex information needs. This workshop will teach participants to leverage the power of online search tools by applying filters, citation tracking, and other techniques rarely used by casual researchers. You’ll be expert researchers after this workshop!

Wednesday, April 8th
2:30 – 3:30 pm  in Milne 104

Instructors: Bonnie Swoger – Library Faculty, Milne Library;  Sue Ann Brainard – Library Faculty, Milne Library


Workshop: Create Professional Resumes

ResumesHow do I line up text? How can I keep my paragraphs looking the same throughout my document? Is there a way to line up my decimals? Successful document layout requires a proper understanding of how and when to use the assortment of MS Word’s paragraph formatting tools. Come and learn how to effectively use tabs, indents, tables, and styles.

Tuesday, April 7th
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Milne 104

Instructor: Steve Dresbach – Technology Instructor, Milne Library

Aaaand…. ACTION!

2015.ActionThe day has arrived! Be on the lookout around campus for our teams who have 24 hours to write, shoot, edit, and post a 3-minute video using a set of elements provided on the GIFF website.  Follow @GeneseoInsomnia on Twitter for the latest news or check out the Facebook page.

Teams are competing for prizes against other SUNY Geneseo students in an attempt to create the most witty, interesting, and creative video. This is a chance for students of all talents to flex their creative muscles and demonstrate their skills, whether they be writers, actors, videographers, or editors. Submissions are judged blindly by a panel of Geneseo faculty and staff. Videos will be shown during a special  award event at the conclusion of GREAT Day, April 21, 2015, at 6:30 pm.

Workshop: Mendeley: PDF Management and Automatic Bibliographies

Mendeley for PDF management and automatic bibliographies

Mendeley for PDF management and automatic bibliographies

Learn how to use the free program Mendeley to assist with your research. Mendeley can organize article PDFs on your computer and automatically generate bibliographies and in-text citations. Web syncing allows you to access your articles from everywhere and collaborate with other Mendeley users. Workshop participants should sign up for a Mendeley account and install the desktop program prior to this workshop.

Please bring your laptop computers.

Tuesday, March 31st
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Milne 104

See www.mendeley.com
Instructor: Bonnie Swoger – Library Faculty, Milne Library

Workshop: Fair Use? Your Rights as a User and Creator of Digital Content

Fair Use?

Fair Use?

Can you be sued for using an image you found online? Is writing fan fiction legal? When you get inspired by something you read online and create something new from it, do you own it? After discussing scenarios, attendees will appreciate the fine line between fair use and copyright infringement, and will recognize the difference between student and professional behavior.

Monday, March 30th
2:30 – 3:30 pm
GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114

Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard – Library Faculty, Milne Library

Workshop: Open (free!) Educational Resources for Teacher Candidates

GOLD.OERYou’ve just graduated from college. What are you going to do now? If you are like other graduating seniors, you may be overwhelmed and frustrated knowing that you no longer have access to the myriad paid resources offered by your campus library. How will you continue your research, plan for your lessons, or find professional development opportunities? In this workshop, an education librarian and practicing teacher will share some of the strategies and resources gleaned during their personal experiences with teaching and learning. Students will walk away with a plethora of resources and specific examples of how to use them. Students are required to bring a lap top to the workshop.

Thursday, March 26th
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Welles Hall 24 

Instructor: Michelle Costello – Education & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library

Workshop: Using iMovie to Create Winning Video

GOLD.iMovieLearn how to use iMovie to spice up your video for YouTube, PowerPoint, DVD and more! This class will teach you the basics of video ingestion, how to trim your footage, add transitions and effects as well as how to share your video with the world.

Wednesday, March 25th
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Brodie 239

Instructor: Joe Dolce – Computing Information and Technology