Workshops on Demand

If a workshop is scheduled at an inconvenient time for you, it is possible to schedule a one-on-one session or group session using our Workshops on Demand feature. Select from the workshops we currently offer from the list below and complete the request form. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Advanced Patent Prior Art Research Request Session

The new America Invents Act requires due diligence in prior art research before submitting a patent application. Throughout the examination process, third parties can submit prior art to the examiner. Knowing the prior art landscape becomes critical before submitting your application. This workshop is designed for those who have knowledge of patents and some experience in researching prior art. The topics covered in the workshop include patent family information (INPADOC), the new US patent classification system (CPC), international classification research (IPC and ECLA), and prior art research databases including USPTO, EPO and commercial literature databases.

 
APA Citation Help for International Students Request Session

Improve your APA citation skills! Learn how to identify different kinds of resources by looking at the citation. Use style manuals and online tools to create your own citations. Find out which resources have citation helpers. Work with other students to figure out how to cite your sources.

 
APA Citation Help for LEAP Students Request Session

Improve your APA citation skills! Learn how to identify different kinds of resources by looking at the citation. Use style manuals and online tools to create your own citations. Find out which resources have citation helpers. Work with other students to figure out how to cite your sources. This workshop is designed for students in the LEAP program at Wright State.

 
ARTstor Request Session

Did you know that you have access to over 1 million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences? They're all in a database called ARTstor. Come to this workshop to learn how to search, save, and view these images so that you can use them in your papers, teaching, or just for fun.

 
Basic Patent Research Request Session

Designed for the beginning inventor, the workshop covers preliminary patent research using the USPTO web databases. Classification systems will also be covered in the workshop.

 
Basic Trademark Information Request Session

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.

 
CINAHL Request Session

Learn how to make the most of your searches in CINAHL®, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature and the most comprehensive resource for nursing and allied health literature.

 
Company Information for the New Engineer Seeking Work Request Session

Use business students' tools to learn about your potential employer and their industry. Learn how to find a corporation's financial statistics, research interests, and business news. Impress your interviewer. (A few Internet tricks round out the tool set.)

*Target audience: graduating engineering students.

 
CORE Scholar Demonstration Request Session

CORE Scholar, sponsored by the Wright State University Libraries and overseen by Digital Services, is an institutional repository that seeks to publish the scholarly output of those affiliated with Wright State. CORE Scholar is an open access resource that is visible to users worldwide, thereby highlighting the research of Wright State and providing users with a free resource. Digital Services provides assistance with storage and retrieval, metadata creation, quality control, and preservation of digital collections. Several formats are accepted, including but not limited to articles, e-prints, preprints, datasets both statistical and geospatial, technical reports, images both visual and scientific, working papers, conference papers, audio/video files, and electronic-publications. This workshop will demonstrate how CORE Scholar can benefit your faculty and students.

 
eBooks and eReaders Request Session

In this workshop, you'll get an overview of the content available for eReader devices, explore free eBook collections, and discuss the WSUL eBook collections and eReader loan program. Tips and techniques for using eReaders will also be shared, including downloading from public library collections. Feel free to bring your devices!

 
Email Management Request Session

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.

 
Engineering Search Engines Request Session

Learn how to co-ordinate web based search tools with high-end search engines. Knowledgeable searchers use both. Sections of this workshop may include specific tools: ACM Digital Library, Compendex, IEEE Xplore, Science Direct, SpringerLink, etc. Search engine surveys by discipline are also available: BIE, COS, EE, or ME. Specify your interest when scheduling the workshop. (Note: this workshop may be adapted to the research needs of specific courses).

*Target audiences: faculty and students new to WSU, students working on senior projects, students beginning thesis or dissertation work.

 
Finding Company Information Request Session

Learn to use the libraries' databases to find all the company information you need.

 
Google Scholar Request Session

Compare the strengths and weaknesses of Google, Google Scholar, and other search tools accessible on the open web and the libraries’ web site.

 
Intellectual Property Basics Request Session

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.

 
Intro to Cochrane Library Request Session

The Cochrane Library provides reviews of research on the effects of health care interventions. Its primary section, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, contains regularly updated full-text reviews mainly of randomized controlled trials. Learn more about the scope and use of Cochrane in this interactive workshop.

 
Introduction to Records Management Request Session

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.

 
Science Citation Index Expanded (from Web of Science) Request Session

Learn how to use this multi-disciplinary science database for topic searches and to find articles that cite a known author or work. SCIE also helps you to analyze an author’s or an institution's body of publications.

 
Journal Citation Reports & Web of Science Request Session

Need to find the impact factor of a journal or the number of times an author has been cited? Journal Citation Reports and Web of Science are the resources to use. This workshop will cover impact factors, journal rankings, citation searching, multidisciplinary subject searches, and much more.

 
Keeping Current with the Latest Research Request Session

Many of today’s information resources include current awareness features that make it easy to keep up with the latest research in your field. Learn how to establish email alerts from PubMed, the ISI Citation Indexes, and the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC) and how to run saved searches from your favorite databases. Current awareness through RSS feeds will also be addressed.

 
Library 101 Request Session

How do I find books or DVD’s or journals at the library? How do I search databases and which databases should I use anyway? What can the library do to help me with my research? Learn how to make the most out of the library’s resources and services at this workshop.

 
MLA Citation Help for International Students Request Session

Improve your MLA citation skills. Learn how to identify different kinds of resources by looking at the citation. Use style manuals and online tools to create your own citations. Find out which resources have citation helpers. Work with other students to figure out how to cite your sources.

 
MLA Citation Help for LEAP Students Request Session

Improve your MLA citation skills! Learn how to identify different kinds of resources by looking at the citation. Use style manuals and online tools to create your own citations. Find out which resources have citation helpers. Work with other students to figure out how to cite your sources. This workshop is designed for students in the LEAP program at Wright State.

 
Movie Magic Request Session

A hands-on workshop created for students who want to add flair to their class projects with video production or teachers who want to create compelling classroom assignments using the newest multimedia technology. Topics will include creating copyright-compliant narrative films in iMovie as well as utilizing YouTube to distribute visual media.

 
Patents Request Session

Designed for the beginning inventor/entrepreneur, the workshop offers basic patent information and search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office web sites and online databases.

 
Podcast Power Request Session

A workshop designed for students who want to record and distribute their own podcasts or teachers who want to assign creative audio projects in lieu of another stale powerpoint presentation. Topics will include recording voice and creating copyright-compliant music tracks in Garageband as well as utilizing iTunes to share podcasts.

 
Prezi Pizazz Request Session

Presentations are a fact of life in college. Go beyond Powerpoint and create presentations that will pop with pizazz to astonish any audience. This hand's on workshop will teach you all the ins and outs of Prezi to create a Wow factor to any presentation.

 
Pubmed Request Session

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's comprehensive index to the biomedical literature. Learn tips and tricks for making your PubMed (Medline) searches more productive and more efficient.

 
RefWorks Request Session

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.

 
RefWorks for Engineers Request Session

Learn how to use RefWorks. RefWorks formats bibliographies quickly and easily. UseRefWorks to collect, organize, and share references during your research process. You will learn how to efficiently integrate engineering article tools and RefWorks. RefWorks Works for Engineers.

 
SciFinder Scholar Request Session

Hands-on introduction to finding chemical information using online Chemical Abstracts.

 
Trademark Basics Request Session

The workshop offers basic trade and service mark information and search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and other online databases. The differences between marks, trade name and copyrights will be discussed. Filing for a Federal mark will also be demonstrated.

 
Using PowerPoint to Create Your Poster Request Session

Learn how to size your PowerPoint slide, to choose an appropriate layout, to add/edit images, and to use other PowerPoint graphics features to display your poster information.

 
Website Wizardry with Weebly Request Session

Though it's not easy to say... this hands-on presentation will give you the skills and tools to create beautiful and easy to update websites or blogs. Surprise your friends, family and teachers with your creation.

 
Patenting Your Invention Request Session

Designed for the beginning inventor/entrepreneur, the workshop offers basic patent information and search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office web sites and online databases.

 

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