On Demand Workshops
To schedule any of these workshops for a group of 5 or more, contact Suzanne Beckett
|A Better (Web) Surfboard: Firefox||
Firefox, like Internet Explorer, is a web browser; however, it differs from IE in very useful ways. Firefox users have the ability to add extensions or add-ons to their Firefox browsers to make surfing the web more useful and fun. In this session, we will introduce users to the Firefox browser and install a few awesome extensions, including LibX (which allows you to access library resources from Google Scholar or Amazon.com in one click) and Zotero (which can make bibliographies for you in a snap).
|APA: The Inside Scoop||
Long the standard in the social sciences, APA style has a new bible: the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Attend this workshop to discover answers to old questions (“Is ‘the elderly’ acceptable use?” “How do I cite a personal interview?”) or to address new ones (“What is a digital object identifier and why should I care?”).
|Beyond Banality: Academic Uses for Twitter||
Twitter is so much more than finding out what people had for lunch! Come to this workshop to learn how to set up a Twitter account, how to track information about conferences and other organizations, how to expand conversations within classes as well as among departments and campuses. We will also demonstrate the major applications that can expand and enhance your Twitter experience.
|Amplify Google: Hands-On||
The search engine you grew up with has a number of tricks and advance search techniques. Discover the depths of Google Book’s contents and learn ways to effectively use Google Scholar to uncover academic articles.
|NOT A FEAR FACTOR: Demystifying the Search for Scholarly Impact||
Are you looking to publish but not sure what journals to target? Is your tenure review coming up? Come to this workshop and learn to assess the relevance of a journal in your field for article submission. Already published? Learn how to discover who is citing your work and what your impact factor is. Looking to publish more? Learn how to identify other scholars for collaborative research.
|OMG! What Happened to MLA?!||
Long the standard in the humanities, MLA style has a new bible, the seventh edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. This workshop will cover new conventions such as no more underlining, no more required URLS, new abbreviations and much much more
|Professional Poster Design and Creation: Using What You Already Know||
So, you've been asked to present a poster session at a conference? Don't know where to start? Learn how to present your research effectively by developing a professional poster using MS PowerPoint 2007.
|Search Smarter: Researching on the Web||
When you use Google are you searching the whole web? Learn how to go beyond the surface and focus on what is relevant to you. We will cover searching the social web, the deep/invisible web and the archived web.
|Research Newswire: Keeping Current in Your Field using RSS||
Traditionally, e-mail lists, a handful of publications, and your colleagues have kept you current with what’s happening in your field. Now, there are tools that will help you hear about the latest developments. These tools bring you blog entries from academic researchers, news from your field’s associations, newly published research articles and more. This session will get you started using RSS for research purposes.
|Your Rights as an Author||
Want to publish your research? Become informed about your copyright and the options available to you before you sign a publisher contract. You will learn about publisher policies, author’s rights, and helpful tools and resources.
Many stages of the research process, from finding materials to publishing and debating research outputs, can be assisted by online tools. Here are some that may help you research more effectively and expand your scholarly network.