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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.

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

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.

Advanced Patent Prior Art Research

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.

Advanced Patent Research

This advanced patent research workshop will cover patent family information (using INPADOC), the Cooperative Patent Classification system, and international patent authorities' patent research databases (EPO, WIPO, Global Dossier, and others). Basic patent knowledge is recommended for attendees. If you have questions, please contact the instructor.

APA Citation Help for International Students

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

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

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.

CINAHL

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.

Citing in Style: Why and how to cite using APA and MLA styles (Research Toolkit Series)

You know that you have to cite your sources for your research papers, but why? Who cares if the comma is in the right place or the parentheses are missing? At this workshop, we'll go over the reasons for citing using the proper formatting styles, the basic rules for APA and MLA citation styles, and where to find the information on the proper format. And, if you think that citing could never be interesting, we'll finish with a competitive relay challenge that makes citing in style fun. Registration is required.

Citing Sources using AMA style

Come and learn more about citing your sources using the style recommended by the American Medical Association (AMA). You know that you have to cite your sources for your research papers; we'll talk about why it is so important. Do you care if the comma is in the right place or the colon is missing? You might not now, but by the end of this workshop you will have a new appreciation for citing your sources the AMA way.

Company Information for the New Engineer Seeking Work

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.

Copyright Basics for Business

This workshop is designed for creators and will cover the various options for protecting their creations using copyright. Various online resources, including the US Copyright Office, will be covered in the workshop.

CORE Scholar Demonstration

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.

Desktop Management: Managing Electronic Records and Email

Learn tips and guidelines for managing the electronic records in your personal folders, on shared drives, and on your email accounts. Learn what you need to keep, better organization methods, and strategies for weeding out your electronic folders to help reduce your total volume of files.

This workshop is intended for groups of 4 or more.

Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

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.

Engineering Search Engines

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

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

Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)

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.

Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)

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.

Google Scholar

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

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)

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.

Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

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.

Intellectual Property Basics

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

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

Provides an overview of the WSU Records Mgmt. program and its services. Learn about retention schedules; university policies & procedures; weeding files; managing older, inactive files; and streamlining your filing system. This session is highly recommended for all new WSU employees as well as all office managers on campus.

This workshop is intended for groups of 4 or more.

Journal Citation Reports from Web of Science

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Movie Magic (STAC Series)

This hands-on workshop provides students with the skills to create compelling short videos using the newest multimedia technology. Topics will include proper filming techniques, utilizing green screen footage and creating engaging narrative films.

Patent Basics

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.

Powerful Presentations (STAC Series)

In college, presentations are a fact of life. That doesn't mean they have to be boring. This workshop will feature rotating topics focused on helping students create dynamic presentations, including websites, infographics and more.

Pubmed

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

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.

RefWorks for Engineers

RefWorks provides engineering students and faculty with two research assistance tools in one web-based program. RefWorks helps you to organize your engineering literature by project or paper. RefWorks also drafts reference lists in many different citation formats including APA and IEEE styles. This workshop focuses on how RefWorks works for engineers.

SciFinder Scholar

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

Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)

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.

Trademark Basics

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.

Web of Science

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.