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Tue16Feb Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 12:20 pm - 1:15 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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Thu18Feb RefWorks
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and in-text citations? RefWorks, a web-based citation management program, can help users create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. This workshop will provide an overview of RefWorks and the many features offered.

 

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  More Than Books: What The Library Can Do For You (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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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! Registration is required.

 

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Fri19Feb The Hog Bottom African American Community in Dayton (Archives Fridays)
Room 315, Dunbar Library; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Hog Bottom research project looks into the importance of the now defunct Hog Bottom neighborhood of Dayton, Ohio. In many ways Hog Bottom played a seminal role as a springboard for the larger African American community within Dayton, Ohio. The study of Hog Bottom creates an intangible bond to what the lives and day to day experiences of the working class and impoverished African American community in West Dayton Ohio was like from the turn of the 20th century to the 1940’s. Presented by guest speaker Faheem Dawud Curtis-Khidr, a recent graduate of Wright State University’s Graduate History program and currently a professor of History and African American Studies at Sinclair Community College. No registration is required.

 

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Sat20Feb Picture Book Extravaganza
Group Study Room, Dunbar Library; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

University Libraries is pleased to welcome Wright State's 8th Annual Picture Book Extravaganza, brought to you by the Education Resource Center and Greene County Public Library!

Do you love looking at children’s picture books? Want to stay current with the latest picture books? Multiple copies of over 150 recommended titles published in 2015 will be available for you to read, review and enjoy! Enjoy the optional break-out session: We Need to Include Diverse Books (in libraries, class-rooms and reading instruction), presented by Elaine Fultz. Wright State’s Bookstore will be on hand selling books in the morning.

Register early, as registration is limited to 75. Complete the registration form, and mail it to: Stephanie Bange, Educational Resource Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., 116 Allyn Hall, Dayton, OH 45435 or call the ERC at (937) 775-2878.

Cost: $25.00 ($10.00 for WSU students). Includes continental breakfast (lunch will be on your own). Certificates of Participation for 6 noncredit clock hours will be given.

If you have questions please contact stephanie.bange@wright.edu, or call (937) 775-2050.

 

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  Basic Trademark Information
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Designed for those with little to no knowledge about intellectual property marks, the workshop will review trademark basics, including the difference between federal registration, state registration and common law marks. The mechanics of searching will be demonstrated using the USPTO web site and the USPTO trademark database TESS.

 

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Tue23Feb Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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Wed24Feb Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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  How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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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! Registration is required.

 

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Thu25Feb Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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Tue08Mar RefWorks
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and in-text citations? RefWorks, a web-based citation management program, can help users create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. This workshop will provide an overview of RefWorks and the many features offered.

 

Add to Calendar 03-08-2016 15:30:00 03-08-2016 16:30:00 15 RefWorks Room 241/242, Dunbar Library false MM/DD/YYYY

 
 
  Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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Wed09Mar Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 315, Dunbar Library; 12:20 pm - 1:15 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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Thu10Mar 3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 12:20 pm - 1:15 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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  Our Town by Kevin McEnroe (Book Club)
Winans, 3510 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek; 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries are pleased to announce selections for the 2015-16 Unwin(e)d Book Club. Join us at 5:30 p.m. at Winans in Beavercreek on Pentagon Blvd, March 10th, to discuss Our Town by Kevin McEnroe. Snacks will be provided and treat yourself to wine, coffee or chocolate as we discuss debut novels by lesser-known authors. No subject is off the table. This is not your mother's book club.

Joanna Rae Cook wants to be famous and she wants to be love. In Hollywood, Joanna becomes Dorothy White an actress who finds herself never quite ascending to the heights she dreamed, and too quickly descending into obscurity and addiction. Join us to discuss this nostalgic examination of the dark side of the bright lights of Hollywood that Kirkus Reviews says is written as if, "Ernest Hemingway had chosen to write about late-20th-century Hollywood while wearing Tennessee Williams' sunglasses."

Book club is free and open to the public. A limited number of print and ebook copies are available on reserve at Dunbar Library or for purchase at the Barnes and Noble University bookstore on our main campus (20% discount with your Wright1 or Friends of the Libraries card!).

 

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Fri11Mar Gem City Rocks: The Dayton Music History Project (Archives Fridays)
Room 315, Dunbar Library; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Dayton Music History Project is a new initiative by Special Collections and Archives at the Wright State University Libraries to document Dayton's vernacular and pop music history. Bring your lunch, and come hear about the project's successes and about the music that put the Gem City on the "rock and roll" map. No registration is required.

 

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Sat12Mar Mobile Mania 2 (Friends of the Libraries Series)
Room 315, Dunbar Library; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Whether you attended last year's workshop or not, Mobile Mania 2 is ideal for new mobile device users who have questions about, or are considering purchasing, an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet or Windows mobile device. Bring your devices and your questions as our workshop leaders show you their favorite apps, tips and tricks for making the most of your mobile device. This workshop will be led by Tanya Ellenburg-Kimmet of Digital Services, and Frank Wolz & Mike Smith of Library Computing Services.

Registration is $10. Your registration fee provides refreshments and workshop materials and supports the Friends of the Libraries organization.

 

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  Intellectual Property Basics
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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How can you protect your logo, creations, invention and ideas in the marketplace? This workshop is designed to help inventors, small businesses, creators, and entrepreneurs make decisions on how to protect their ideas through various intellectual property (IP) options.

 

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Tue15Mar Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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Wed16Mar Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 12:20 pm - 1:15 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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Tue22Mar RefWorks
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and in-text citations? RefWorks, a web-based citation management program, can help users create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. This workshop will provide an overview of RefWorks and the many features offered.

 

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  How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
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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! Registration is required.

 

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Wed23Mar Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:35 pm - 4:30 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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Thu24Mar 3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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. Registration is required.

 

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Fri25Mar Wright State University Public History Symposium
Student Union, Apollo Room ; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Announcing the 5th Annual Wright State Public History Symposium, “The Politics of Public History: When Stories Collide,” featuring keynote speaker Dr. Ari Kelman, McCabe Greer Professor of History at Penn State University. Dr. Kelman will discuss his book, “A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek”. Join us for a thought-provoking day of panels featuring the research of Wright State University Public History graduate students and opportunities for networking with public history professionals.

Ari KelmanAri Kelman is the McCabe Greer Professor of History at Penn State University. He is the author of A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek, recipient of the Avery Craven, Bancroft, and Tom Watson Brown prizes, and A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans, which won the Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize. Kelman’s essays have appeared in Slate, The Nation, The Times Literary Supplement, The Journal of American History, and many others. He has contributed to a variety of public history projects, including outreach endeavors aimed at K-12 educators and documentary films for PBS’s American Experience series. Kelman has received numerous grants and fellowships, most notably from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Huntington Library, and several teaching prizes. He is now working on a book titled For Liberty and Empire: How the Civil War Bled into the Indian Wars.

Sponsored by: Wright State University Department of History, Public History Professionals Graduate Student Organization, Special Collections and Archives of the Wright State University Libraries, and Ohio Humanities.

This program is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by March 11th to aid in the planning of seating and catering needs. Free parking is available in the Visitor Parking Lot directly in front of the Wright State University Student Union.

 

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Thu31Mar Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 315, Dunbar Library; 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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  Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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Tue05Apr Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 2:30 pm - 3:25 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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Thu07Apr How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
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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! Registration is required.

 

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Tue12Apr Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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Thu14Apr Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 315, Dunbar Library; 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
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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. Registration is required.

 

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Fri15Apr Preserving Family Photographs (Archives Fridays)
Room 315, Dunbar Library; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In celebration of Preservation Week, come and learn some helpful strategies on how to preserve family photographs at home. You will receive tips on how to organize, label, store, and display these priceless memories. Feel free to bring your lunch. No registration is required.

 

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