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 Workshop]

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 Workshop]

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 Workshop]

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 Workshop]

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 Intellectual Property [Request Workshop]

Designed for the beginning entrepreneur, the workshop offers basic intellectual property information and search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office web site and databases.

Basic Patent Research [Request Workshop]

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 Workshop]

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 Workshop]

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 Workshop]

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 Workshop]

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.

The WSU Libraries invite you to a workshop demonstrating how CORE Scholar can benefit your faculty and students.

eBooks and eReaders [Request Workshop]

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!

eBooks for Engineers - ZapIt2MeNow [Request Workshop]

Get the desktop advantage of digital engineering books. Learn the most efficient ways to search, browse, and print from the WSU Libraries' growing collection of electronic handbooks, lecture note series, annual reviews, software code manuals, etc. Featured eBook platforms include: the Electronic Book Center, Safari Online Books, eBrary, and NetLibary.

*Target audiences: engineering students and faculty.

Email Management [Request Workshop]

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.

Engineer's InfoTools [Request Workshop]

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.

Evaluating Publication Portfolios for Engineering Faculty [Request Workshop]

Learn commonly used measures of publication productivity and how they apply to your own works. This workshop examines the reputations of publication types, journal impact factors, and the H-index.

*Target audiences: professional engineers, tenure seeking faculty, and tenured faculty who must document research outputs.

Exploring Trademarks [Request Workshop]

Designed for those with little to no knowledge about intellectual property marks, the workshop will review trademark basics, including the difference between federal, state and common law marks. The mechanics of searching will be demonstrated using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Web site and the USPTO trademark database TESS. A handís on portion will allow participants to practice some techniques demonstrated in the workshop.

Finding Company Information [Request Workshop]

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

Google Scholar [Request Workshop]

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

Intro to Cochrane Library [Request Workshop]

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 Workshop]

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.

ISI/Science Citation Index [Request Workshop]

ISI's Science Citation Index is the tool to use when you are looking for articles that cite a known author or work. It is also useful for expanding the comprehensiveness of a literature review.

Journal Citation Reports & Web of Science [Request Workshop]

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 Workshop]

Many of todayís 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 Workshop]

How do I find books or DVDís 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 libraryís resources and services at this workshop.

MLA Citation Help for International Students [Request Workshop]

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 Workshop]

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 Workshop]

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.

Podcast Power [Request Workshop]

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.

Pubmed [Request Workshop]

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 2.0 [Request Workshop]

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 Workshop]

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.

RSS and the Productive Engineer [Request Workshop]

Engineers will learn how to automate the answers to the following questions: Competing with another researcher? Track the person's publication output. What's new on topic X? Schedule article review lists by topic. Tired of anticipating journal issue releases? Generate table-of-contents notices.

*Target audiences: engineering graduate students and faculty.

SciFinder Scholar [Request Workshop]

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

Scopus [Request Workshop]

This workshop covers using Scopus for research, creating a graph of an institutionís scholarly output, tracking your own work or that of others

Using PowerPoint to Create Your Poster [Request Workshop]

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.

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