October Workshops

All workshops are held in room LIB211. Register now, or learn more about our Fall 2012 Workshops.

Learn the basics of RefWorks, a web-based bibliography manager that allows you to create your own database of references for papers and research projects. RefWorks contains over 3,000 citation styles so that you can quickly change your references from MLA to APA or whatever writing style your discipline requires. Presented by Library faculty.
Wednesday, October 17, 11 a.m. – noon OR
Thursday, October 25, 2 – 3 p.m.

News and Newspapers
Newspapers and other news media sources can be useful for many topics of research from political science to history to communication. Participants in this workshop will find out why news sources might be used for research, become familiar with major news databases like Access World News and ProQuest News and learn how to use features of these databases to search by dates, subjects, newspaper titles and more. Presented by Anna Carlin, MLIS, Information Literacy Technology Librarian.
Wednesday, October 17, 4 – 5 p.m.

Who Cited Me?
Faculty and other published authors won’t want to miss this workshop. You’ll learn how many libraries own your book/article, how many times your book/article has been cited, and how to find the full text of those publications. We’ll explore FGCU databases such as Ulrich’s, Worldcat, Academic Search Complete, ProQuest Central, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts and Web of Science (which includes Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index) as well as an open access site, Google Scholar. Presented by Rachel Cooke, MA, MLS, Humanities Librarian.
Thursday, October 25, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Fish Out of Water? (Library Research Basics)
Haven’t gotten your sea legs yet on college level research? Do you know how to find the books and articles you need? Do you understand why Google is not enough? Do you know what “peer-reviewed journals” are and why your professor wants you to use them? Do you know how to access library resources from home? Spend an hour with us to get your bearings. Whether you are a first time college student, or one returning to college after a long absence, you will be amazed how easy it is to get in the swim! Presented by Heather Snapp, MA, MLIS, First Year Experience / Outreach Librarian.
Wednesday, October 31, 11 a.m. – noon

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