Workshops

3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)

  • February 2, 2015, 3:30 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • February 16, 2015, 4:40 - 5:40pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Are you dreading reading through those 8-20 page articles you found for your paper? Do they seem like they are written in a different language? Never fear! In this workshop, you will learn strategies for making sense of those long, and let’s face it, sometimes boring, articles.

Bursting the Cloud: Organizing, Sharing and Storing Digital and Print Files (Friends of the Libraries Series)

  • February 21, 2015, 10:30am - 12:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Do you have desk drawers at home you’re afraid to open? No fear, our librarians and archivists are here! Learn how to organize and store your print and digital files. What is the “cloud” anyway? What are Google Docs, Google Drive? Discuss and explore online storage platforms.

Registration and advance payment required. Your registration fee of $15 includes workshop materials as well as refreshments. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Libraries. Register now, space is limited!

Are you a current Friends of the Libraries member? You may be eligible for one or more free workshop registrations. Call (937) 775-2380 to schedule your free workshop. Consider joining the Friends of the Libraries.

Citing in Style: Why and how to cite using APA and MLA styles (Research Toolkit Series)

  • February 3, 2015, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • February 17, 2015, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • March 11, 2015, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • March 19, 2015, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

You know that you have to cite your sources for your research papers, but why? Who cares if the comma is in the right place or the parentheses are missing? At this workshop, we’ll go over the reasons for citing using the proper formatting styles, the basic rules for APA and MLA citation styles, and where to find the information on the proper format. And, if you think that citing could never be interesting, we’ll finish with a competitive relay challenge that makes citing in style fun.

Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

  • February 2, 2015, 4:40 - 5:40pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • February 16, 2015, 3:30 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • February 25, 2015, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

How do you know if the article you found is good enough to use for your assignment? Learn strategies for evaluating sources whether you find them on the Internet, in the library, or in the library’s databases. Students practice applying the CRAAP Test criteria to information sources.

Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)

  • February 11, 2015, 4:40 - 5:40pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • March 16, 2015, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Does this scenario sound familiar? You’ve searched through many of the libraries’ databases using words that describe your subject, but nothing in your results list stands out to you as right on-topic. Luckily, you are not alone! We can help you locate sources that will be useful, and we’ll reveal that special perfect source that ties it all together.

Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)

  • February 24, 2015, 5:00 - 6:00pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Do you love Google, but hate filtering through millions of results to find the type of information you need? Learn some of the tips and tricks of the information pros for how to make your use of Google more efficient for your information needs.

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)

  • February 19, 2015, 5:00 - 6:00pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • April 1, 2015, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Do you feel a little confused when you are handed a reference or citation and expected to find the information source? Gain the skills that allow you to decipher a reference and then find the source. Feel like a detective who understands the code!

Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

  • February 26, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00pm; Room 315, Dunbar Library - Register
  • March 18, 2015, 2:30 - 3:25pm; Room 315, Dunbar Library - Register

You’ve searched for articles and books and you have a list of sources that are on your topic. Now how are you supposed to use them in your paper? In this workshop, staff from the Writing Center and a librarian will take you through the process of integrating those sources in your paper. Learn how to quote and paraphrase while avoiding plagiarism and keeping your voice the focus of your paper.

Mobile Mania: How to Use Your Mobile Devices (Friends of the Libraries Series)

  • March 14, 2015, 10:30am - 12:30pm; Room 315, Dunbar Library - Register

Overwhelmed by new gadgets? We’re here to help! Register to for this Friends of the Libraries workshop and learn from a team of library staff experts how to use your iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows devices and eReaders. Bring your device and questions as we teach you quick tips and tricks and share our favorite free apps.

Registration and advance payment required. Your registration fee of $15 includes workshop materials as well as refreshments. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Libraries. Register now, space is limited!

Are you a current Friends of the Libraries member? You may be eligible for one or more free workshop registrations. Call (937) 775-2380 to schedule your free workshop. Consider joining the Friends of the Libraries.

More Than Books: What The Library Can Do For You (Research Toolkit Series)

  • February 5, 2015, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Helpful, friendly people. Convenient online articles and books. A multimedia lab. Places to study for groups and for individuals. Coffee. Games. Current print books. Where can you find all of this great stuff? In the Dunbar Library! If you still think all libraries have to offer are dusty old books then come discover all the cool things the library offers you for work and for fun!

RefWorks

  • February 11, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • February 26, 2015, 3:30 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • March 17, 2015, 11:00am - 12:00pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • March 25, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and footnotes? Try RefWorks, a web-based citation management program. With RefWorks, users can create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. RefWorks is available to all Wright State University faculty, staff, and students.

Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)

  • February 9, 2015, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • March 19, 2015, 5:00 - 6:00pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Sorting through different information sources can be stressful. You’ve heard that using the library databases give you better results, but how do you find them? With the help of Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill, we’ll explore how to search the databases to find better results faster and easier.

Workshops on Demand

Don't see a workshop scheduled to fit your needs? Use our Workshops on Demands service to pick from over 20 workshops the Dunbar Library offers and schedule a one-on-one or group sessions at a time that is convenient for you.

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