Upcoming Library Workshops

 

 

Online Workshops

Fall 2014 Semester Workshop List: Past sessions at bottom of page


Scroll down the page to register for a workshop.

  • Better Google Searches in 45 minutes
  • Better use of Google Scholar
  • Citation tools
  • eBooks training
  • Library orientation for Distance Education students and faculty
  • Library research basics
  • Library resources & services for Faculty
  • Navigating the Library databases
  • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
  • Systematic Reviews and the Cochrane Collection

FAQ

What do I need to attend a online workshop?

  • PC or Mac with Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome.
  • A minimum of a 56K modem.
  • Speakers or headphones are required.
  • A microphone or the ability to text Chat.

How do I register for an online workshop?
Register for online workshops by clicking the ATTEND link.

  • Fill out the form to enroll
  • A message will be sent to the provided email when you submit your enrollment that contains a URL to attend the workshop.

How do I attend when it is time for the workshop?

  • Be sure to log in 20 minutes before the scheduled workshop. Use this time to test your microphone and speaker settings through the auto wizard.
  • The workshops will start on time, so there will not be anytime for troubleshooting during the workshop.

What if I cannot fit a session into my schedule?

Librarians can schedule one-on-one sessions either in person or online to accomodate scheduling conflicts. Fill out the RAP request form and a librarian will contact you.


Fall 2014 Semester Workshop List

BETTER GOOGLE  IN 45 MINUTES

Participants will become more efficient users of Google. Learn at least 5 tips that will save you time and get you better results. 

Better Google in 30 minutes  

Date

Time

Instructor

Attend

Fri, September 12

2:00pm-3:00pm

Megan Johnson

Attend Session

Thurs, October 30

2:00pm-3:00pm

Megan Johnson

Attend Session

 

BETTER USE OF GOOGLE SCHOLAR

This workshop will give an overview of Google Scholar and how it works.  Then we'll look at 5 tips for using Google Scholar better.

Better use of Google Scholar

Date

Session

Instructor

View

Monday, September 15

2:00-3:00 pm

John Wisell

Attend Session

Wednesday, October 29

2:00-3:00 pm

John Wisell

Attend Session

 

CITATION TOOLS

Maximize your library research and improve your efficiency. This workshop will introduce you to Zotero Citation Management software, which can help you collect, organize, and reuse sources that you find for your research.  Create references in the style you need and organize full text PDFs of articles and reports. 

Citation Tools

Date

Session

Instructor

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Wed, October 15

2:00-3:00pm

Betsy Williams

Attend Session

 

EBOOKS TRAINING

The Belk Library has thousands of eBooks available for research or leisure reading. Learn how to identify, access and utilize eBooks to your best advantage. Open to all faculty, students, and staff.

eBooks training

Date

Time

Instructor

Attend

Wed, September 10

2:00pm-3:00pm

Beth Cramer & John Boyd

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LIBRARY ORIENTATION FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS AND FACULTY

Be introduced to an overview of Library resources and services specifically designed for Distance Education students, faculty and staff. Will learn about services such as book and article delivery, catalog search, RAP sessions, instruction requests, etc. Bring questions and requests!

Library orientation for Distance Education students and faculty

Date

Time

Instructor

Attend

Monday, Sept. 15 

7:30pm-8:30pm 

Kelly McCallister 

Attend Session 

 

LIBRARY RESEARCH BASICS

Maximize your library research and improve your efficiency. You will be introduced to effective searching in the online catalog, choosing an article database, database searching, and locating the full-text. 

Library Research basics

Date

Time

Instructor

Attend

Monday, September 15

5:00pm-6:00pm

Geri Purpur

Attend Session


LIBRARY RESOURCES & SERVICES FOR FACULTY

Learn about all the great subject speific resources and services available to you. Examples include: instruction requests, reserves, NCDOCKS, reserve a room in the library etc. Check out our Faculty services link: http://www.library.appstate.edu/services/faculty

Library resources & services for faculty

Date

Session

Instructor

View

Monday, Sept. 22

3:00-4:00om

Kelly McCallister

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NAVIGATING THE LIBRARY DATABASES

Open to all departments, this hour long workshop will introduce you to the Library website. Special attention will be paid to the databases, APPsearch, libguides, citation help, Google Scholar and lots more. Come with a research topic!  

Navigating the Library databases

Date

Session

Instructor

View

Thursday, September 4 

2:00pm-3:00pm

Kelly McCallister

Attend Session

 

 

 

 

 

SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS AND THE COCHRANE COLLECTION

Systematic Reviews are important in the health sciences and are appearing in the applied social sciences.  One of the best sources of systematic reviews is Cochrane, but Cochrane is confusing.  We'll discuss how to use Cochrane and other databases to find SRs.

Systematic Reviews and the Cochrane Collection

Date

Session

Instructor

View

Monday, Sept. 29

2:00-3:00 pm

John Wisell

Attend Session

 

 

VIEW PAST SESSIONS

Date

Session

Instructor

View

June 11, 2014

Navigating the library databases

Kelly McCallister

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June 19, 2014

Library research basics

Geri Purpur

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July 16, 2014

Citation tools

Elizabeth Williams

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July 22, 2014

eBooks training

Beth Cramer & John Boyd

View past session

August 5, 2014

Better Google and Google Scholar Searches

Megan Johnson & John Wiswell

View past session

August 22, 2014

Better Google Search

Megan Johnson

View past session

August 22, 2014

Library orientation for DE students and faculty

Kelly McCallister

View past session

August 27, 2014

Library resources & services for Faculty

Kelly McCallister

View past session

August 28, 2014

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

Allan Scherlen

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