Workshops

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

  • October 9, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • October 30, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • November 19, 2014, 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.

Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

  • September 22, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • October 16, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00pm ; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • November 4, 2014, 3:30 - 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.

Email Management

  • November 20, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30am ; Room 315, Dunbar Library - Register
  • December 11, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30am ; Room 315, Dunbar Library - Register

This session provides methods and practical tips for how to better organize and manage your email accounts. It includes instructions for how to determine what messages need to be kept and how to properly archive email for long term storage and access. Session will also provide simple to follow "e-mail rules" which will help protect you and the university from potential problems.

Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)

  • September 23, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • October 15, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • November 5, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm; 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)

  • September 15, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • October 17, 2014, 2:30 - 3:25pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • November 7, 2014, 2:30 - 3:25pm; 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)

  • October 8, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • October 29, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • November 20, 2014, 3:30 - 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)

  • September 29, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • October 22, 2014, 4:40 - 6:00pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • November 12, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm; Room 241/242, 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.

Introduction to Records Management

  • October 2, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30am ; Room 315, Dunbar Library - Register
  • October 16, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30am ; Room 315, Dunbar Library - Register

This training session is designed specifically for WSU staff and will cover all the major aspects and requirements of the University Records Management Program. The session will provide step by step instructions on the use of records retention schedules, proper management of paper and electronic files, file weeding, archiving, and records disposal. This session is highly recommended for all new WSU employees as well as all office managers on campus.

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

  • September 16, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • October 10, 2014, 2:30 - 3:25pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • October 31, 2014, 2:30 - 3:25pm; 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

  • September 17, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00pm ; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • September 25, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • September 30, 2014, 11:00am - 12:00pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • October 8, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00pm ; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • October 16, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • October 21, 2014, 11:00am - 12:00pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • October 30, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00pm; 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)

  • September 30, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • October 22, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • November 10, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm; 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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