Becoming an Uber Efficient Researcher

zotero_gold-ruby-workshopPlease bring a laptop to the workshop!

Find out how to use research management tools like Zotero to gather, organize and automatically create citations for research papers. In this workshop, you will learn about the options available and gain hands-on experience with one of these tools to capture, save and export citations into a word document in the citation style of your choice.  Instructor: Tracy Paradis – Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library

Becoming an Uber Efficient Researcher Using Research Management Tools 
Wednesday, September 21
2:30 – 3:30 pm
MacVittie College Union Room 322/323

[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Looking for a Plagiarism Workshop?

plagiarism-800x600-sept21to30Upcoming Workshop Dates

    * Wednesday, Sept. 21st @1:00pm

    * Monday, Sept. 26th @7:00pm

    * Friday, Sept. 30th @2:30pm

                  …in Milne 104

Students 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

See the website for a complete list of dates the workshop is offered.

Plagiarism Workshops Coming Up

1.Sept13.15Students 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

See the website for a complete list of dates the workshop is offered.

Basic Database Searching Workshop

"Although I did know about some methods of research already this workshop introduced me to even more effective methods that will be extremely helpful." Paula M.
“Although I did know about some methods of research already this workshop introduced me to even more effective methods that will be extremely helpful.” Paula M.

Please bring a laptop to the workshop!

Great leaders gather information and critically analyze the facts before making good decisions. Attendees at this workshop will discover helpful tips and strategies that are used in any kind of database to help improve their searches, save time and determine the best quality resources for their research.  Instructor: Dan Ross – Academic Excellence, Milne Library

Basic Database Searching*  
Monday, September 12th
2:30 – 3:30 pm |
MacVittie College Union Room 322/323

[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit] *Required Workshop

Get a Good Start on the Semester

1.Sept9Students 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

See the website for a complete list of dates the workshop is offered.

Advanced Database Searching: Improve Your Search Results [RUBY]

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

Wednesday, February 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism Workshops

PlagiarismpicFEb4and5Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library

Thursday, February 4, 4:00 – 4:50 pm in Milne 104

OR

Friday, February 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm in Milne 104

[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Anti-Plagiarism – Citing Correctly Using Chicago/Turabian

GOLD.ChicagoThe best way to avoid plagiarizing by mistake is to be meticulous in your citing of articles, books, and online sources. Following the style manual your professor requires, however, can be confusing and frustrating. This workshop will give you practice in placing footnotes or in-text citations correctly in the Chicago/Turabian style. It will also help you learn what needs to be included in citations for common materials.
Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard – Library Faculty, Milne Library

Thursday, November 12, 4:30 – 5:30 pm | Milne 104

[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Anti-Plagiarism – Citing Correctly Using APA

GOLD.APAThe best way to avoid plagiarizing by mistake is to be meticulous in your citing of articles, books, and online sources. Following the style manual your professor requires, however, can be confusing and frustrating. This workshop will give you practice in placing footnotes or in-text citations correctly in the APA style. It will also help you learn what needs to be included in citations for common materials.
Instructor: Dan Ross – Academic Excellence Librarian, Milne Library

Wednesday, November 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104

[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Anti-Plagiarism – MLA

GOLD.MLAThe best way to avoid plagiarizing by mistake is to be meticulous in your citing of articles, books, and online sources. Following the style manual your professor requires, however, can be confusing and frustrating. This workshop will give you practice in placing footnotes or in-text citations correctly in the MLA style. It will also help you learn what needs to be included in citations for common materials.
Instructor: Tracy Paradis – Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library

Tuesday, November 10, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Milne 104

[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]