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Workshops & Programs

 

2016 - 2017

The library offers workshops to help students, faculty and staff learn how to research, reference and access library resources from their office or home computer. Library workshops are available throughout the semester, both in the Library and at Valley Road. Dates, times, and location are listed below.

 

Research Assistance

Need extra help? Don't wait until the last minute. Make an appointment with a member of the reference staff to review Library resources. Fill out a Research Assistance Request Form and we will contact you to set up a meeting.

 

October

Program Details Date

Financial Literacy Resources
Understanding financial literacy is an essential life skill. This workshop will detail library and web resources to assist you in your financial literacy knowledge.

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students

Location: Valley Road Building, Room 1020

Presenter: Cara Berg

Tuesday,
October 4

12:30PM - 1:30PM

E-Books for Everyone! Using E-Books for Coursework, Research and Teaching
E-Books are a large and growing segment of the Cheng Library's book collection. We now provide over 124,000 titles, representing some 30 percent of all the books available to students and faculty. Our e-books cover every subject in the curriculum and the chances are good that you'll find several of them useful for a course assignment, a research paper, or as a teaching tool. Like our other electronic resources, e-books are accessible at any time and from any location with an internet connection, including several mobile devices. This session will provide a practical introduction to using e-books on our two major platforms (Ebrary and EBSCOhost), show you how to create a personal account and take advantage of built-in tools like highlighting text, adding your own notes to e-books, and creating your own fast-access e-bookshelf. Come learn how to make e-books work for you!

Audience: All Students and Faculty

Location: Amy Job Classroom

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Thursday,
October 6

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Introducing RefWorks and RefShare: Building, Generating, and Sharing Bibliographies
RefWorks is a web-based, personalized system for managing citations and notes for research projects of any size. This session covers creating an account, adding citation records from online catalogs, databases and other sources, using RefWorks to produce bibliographies formatted in any major style, and using the software's "RefShare" feature to make your bibliographies available to classmates and professors on the web.

Audience: Students and faculty writing a research paper, literature review, thesis, or scholarly article.

Location: Paterson Room

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Thursday,
October 13

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Researching Company and Industry Information
Explore different resources that provide data on both companies and industries, including annual reports, industry information, and competitors.

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students.

Location: Valley Road Building, Room 1020

Presenter: Cara Berg

Thursday,
October 20

12:30PM - 1:30PM

November

Program Details Date

E-Books for Everyone! Using E-Books for Coursework, Research and Teaching
E-Books are a large and growing segment of the Cheng Library's book collection. We now provide over 124,000 titles, representing some 30 percent of all the books available to students and faculty. Our e-books cover every subject in the curriculum and the chances are good that you'll find several of them useful for a course assignment, a research paper, or as a teaching tool. Like our other electronic resources, e-books are accessible at any time and from any location with an internet connection, including several mobile devices. This session will provide a practical introduction to using e-books on our two major platforms (Ebrary and EBSCOhost), show you how to create a personal account and take advantage of built-in tools like highlighting text, adding your own notes to e-books, and creating your own fast-access e-bookshelf. Come learn how to make e-books work for you!

Audience: All Students and Faculty

Location: Amy Job Classroom

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Thursday,
November 3

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Advanced RefWorks: Customizing Bibliographies and Formatting Papers
This session, intended for those with a basic knowledge of RefWorks, covers how to use the Output Style Editor to modify the content and appearance of bibliographies and how to use RefWorks to format a paper.

Audience: Graduate students and faculty writing a research paper, literature review, thesis, or scholarly article.

Location: Paterson Room

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Thursday,
November 10

12:30PM - 1:30PM