Do It Yourself: Avoiding Plagiarism
Take pride in a job well done when you know you're not taking credit for work you didn't do. By doing your work yourself, instead of plagiarizing it, you'll develop the skills that set college graduates apart. Come to this workshop to discuss the research techniques that will keep you on the right track.
There's so much information available to you that merely locating sources about your topic isn't good enough any more. Your professors want to see that you used the best source rather than the easiest one. Come to this workshop to learn about the ways that academics evaluate information and don't get fooled again.
Many students ignore books because they're too hard to use. Don't give up so easily. Come to this workshop to learn about when books are the best source. And find out about our growing collection of Electronic Books that give you all the benefits of books and all of the ease of online information.
The most important source for your research will come from articles that are published in journals and magazines. Don't wander around the Internet hoping to find a few free articles. Come to this workshop to learn how easy it is to get exactly what you need when you use the library's online article databases. You'll also learn how to log in to these resources from home and make your research more effective.
There's a lot of great information available for free when you search the Internet. Unfortunately you may not know where to find it. Come to this workshop to break out of your searching rut. There's more to life than the first few pages of results in Google.
Organizing Your Research
Accessing sources online has become so easy that sometimes we take it for granted that we'll always be able to get back to the sources we've found before. But you've probably had the experience of losing the perfect source and wasting time looking for it later. Come to this workshop to learn about tools (including Noodle Tools) you can use from any computer that will ensure that you always have the sources you've collected right where you need them.
Reading for Research: Scholarly Sources
The structures and features that scholarly articles share in common make them the perfect sources for much of your research. But they can seem too complicated and too long if you don't know what you're doing. This workshop will teach you the tricks of mining scholarly articles for the background, evidence, and additional research sources you need when you're writing college papers.
Ready Set Research
There are many large and small decisions that you're making all the time when you do your research. What seems easy now may be costing you time later. Come to this workshop to hear about a research process that can make the vast seas of information a little easier to navigate and make you the captain of your own ship.
For a description of what is covered in the library workshops, click here. Sign up is now provided for Research Workshops at the Library Reference Desk however sign up is not required. Report to LIB/LRC 314 at the scheduled time. Workshops last about 50 minutes.
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