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Events and Workshops

Wed18Oct Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm

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.

Tue24Oct RefWorks
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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.

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

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.

Wed25Oct Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm

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.

Sat28Oct Patent Basics
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Designed for the beginning inventor/entrepreneur, the workshop offers basic intellectual property information and search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) web site and databases. Literature from the USPTO will also be distributed during the workshop.

Tue07Nov 3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm

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.

Wed08Nov Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm

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.

Sat02Dec Trademark Basics
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Designed for those with little to no knowledge about intellectual property marks, the workshop will review trademark basic information, differences between common law marks, federal and state registrations. The mechanics of searching conflicting marks and registrations will be covered. Filing for a trademark will be demonstrated.