Fall 2016

Library Research Workshops are scheduled weekly during each semester. If a workshop is scheduled at an inconvenient time for you, you may schedule a one-on-one session or group session. Select from the Workshops on Demand List and complete the request form. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

LIBRARY WALK-IN RESEARCH CLINICS
Need help with your final research project or paper, or assistance locating more quality resources for your project or assignment ? Drop into one of the Library’s Walk-in Research Clinics and get the help you need.
  Learning Commons 176 Leslie Christianson
  Learning Commons 172 Annette Fisher
  Learning Commons 170 Hong Miao

Credo Reference Database
Credo Reference is an online full-text library that covers all major subjects such as art, business geography, history, literature, music, psychology, social Sciences, and technology. Participants will learn to search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos. Instructor: Hong Miao
Time: 3-4pm on Thursday, Nov. 17 - Location: LC 213
Register Here.

Introduction to Research Databases
Research databases can help find relevant information on almost any topic. This session will introduce important concepts needed to effectively search any database. The library catalog as well as specific databases and platforms will also be demonstrated. Instructor:Hong Miao
Time: 3-4pm on Thu. Nov. 10 - Location: LC 213. Register Here.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a powerful tool for researchers. This workshop will demonstrate advanced search techniques for navigating Google Scholar more effectively and efficiently. Instructor:Leslie Christianson
Time: 6-7pm on Wed. Nov. 2 - Location: LC 213  Register Here.

Introduction to Wiley Online Library
A partially full text database featuring over 1,000 journals, major reference works, online books, current protocols, laboratory manuals, as well as a suite of professional and management resources. Subject coverage includes business, finance and management, chemistry, computer science, earth science, education, engineering, law, life science, mathematics and statistics, psychology and more. Instructor: Annette Fisher
Time: 3-4pm on Thu. Nov. 3 - Location: LC 213. Register Here.

PubMed for Health Consumers
This workshop looks at PubMed from the viewpoint of health consumers. Using Pubmed Health, we will look at Health A-Z (health conditions), Drugs A-Z (side effects and uses of medication), and Medline News (everyday news from the field of medicine). This is a good follow-up to the workshop on PubMed search techniques but you don't need to know the search techniques of PubMed to enjoy this workshop. Instructor: Annette Fisher
Time: 3-4pm on Thu. Oct. 27 - Location: LC 213. Register Here.

PubMed(Medline):Getting Started
This workshop will cover the basics of using PubMed to find journal articles. We'll discuss how to select and combine search terms to develop an effective search strategy. We'll demonstrate tools found in PubMed that can make your searching more efficient. We'll also show you how to access the full text of articles you find.  Instructor: Annette Fisher
Time: 3-4pm on Thu. Oct. 13 - Location: LC 213. Register Here.

Company Research with LexisNexis Academic
Having accurate, up-to-date information on companies is critical for business majors, job seekers, and anyone performing company research. But getting a complete picture of a company’s structure, financial health, brands and competitors can be a challenge. LexisNexis provides a research tool for students and researchers to seek information about U.S. and international companies. This is one of the "Business Information Research Seminar Series" we offer this semester. Instructor: Hong Miao
Time: 3-4pm on Thu, Oct. 6 - Learning Commons 213. Register Here

Introduction to Zotera
Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero such as: installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents. Instructor:Leslie Christianson
Time: 4-5pm on Wed. Sept. 28 - Location: LC 213
You may just show up or Register Here.

Research Tips for International Students
Critical to academic success is your ability to do library research to produce papers for classes or complete your thesis or dissertation. This workshop is meant to provide some research tips and resources for international students (or other students). The session will be informal, so feel free to come with specific questions or concerns you might have from your own research experiences. We will also be able to try some example searches. Instructor: Hong Miao
Time: 3-4pm on Thu, Sept. 29 - Learning Commons 213. Register Here

Finding Data and Statistics Workshop
Participants will learn about tools and strategies to search for data and statistics.
Instructor: Hong Miao
Time: 3-4pm on Thursday, Sept. 15 - Location: LC 213.
You may just show up or Register Here.

Introduction to Zotera
Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero such as: installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents. Instructor:Leslie Christianson
Time: 5-6pm on Wed. Sept. 21 - Location: LC 213
You may just show up or Register Here.

LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of news, business and legal information sources. Participants will learn how to search for news, locate legal cases and law review articles using LexisNexis Academic database. Instructor: Annette Fisher
Time: 3-4pm on Thursday, Sept. 15 - Location: LC 213
You may just show up or Register Here.

Credo Reference Database
Credo Reference is an online full-text library that covers all major subjects such as art, business geography, history, literature, music, psychology, social Sciences, and technology. Participants will learn to search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos. Instructor: Hong Miao
Time: 3-4pm on Thursday, Sept. 8 - Location: LC 213
You may just show up or Register Here.

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Introduction to the New Library Catalog
The Library has a new catalog! This workshop will introduce you to our new catalog Koha. During the session we will demonstrate how to search for items and make requests from the Automated Storage/Retrieval System, log into your account, review current checkouts, renew materials, place holds, and create, manage and share lists. Instructor: Leslie Christianson
Time: TBA - Location: LC 213
You may just show up or Register Here.

LIBRARY WALK-IN RESEARCH CLINICS
Need help with your final research project or paper, or assistance locating more quality resources for an assignment? Drop into one of the Library’s Walk-in Research Clinics and get the help you need.
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Job Hunting with the Databases
Want to impress during your job interview?  Learn how to garner company information, the recent news on the company, and the trends in the field. Databases covered include Mergent's, Lexis Nexis and Discovery. Instructor: Annette Fisher
Time: TBA - Learning Commons 213. Register Here.

An Introduction to Kanopy: Online Streaming Film Database
Learn about the content available through the streaming film/video resource Kanopy. The Library subscription to Kanopy includes thousands of documentaries, feature and training films on every topic, such as Media Studies, Foreign Language, Education, Psychology, Politics, Environmental, Literature, etc. Instructor: Leslie Christianson
Time: TBA - Learning Commons 213. Register Here.

Finding Data and Statistics Workshop
Participants will learn about tools and strategies to search for data and statistics.
Instructor: Hong Miao
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213. Register Here or reply to this message.

U.S. Government Sources--ideas that you can use today
Let's explore the services of the government through its web portal, usa.gov.  Here we'll find information on agencies, data and statistics, financial aid, and much more.  Lots to discover in this site that brings information right to your fingertips. Instructor: Annette Fisher
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213. Register Here.

Health Information 101
Health information is about anywhere you look. But not all health information on the web is credible, timely, or safe. This workshop is designed to help you find reliable health information for consumers and patients, as well as to offer tips on filtering health-related web resources. Instructor: Hong Miao & Annette Fisher
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213. Register Here.

Learn to Navigate Medical Research
Navigating the vast National Library of Medicine is important for health care providers.  What is the latest research on a prescribed drug or a medical disease? For your patients, learn how you use PubMed to give them background information to safeguard their health or learn more about their medical condition. Instructor: Annette Fisher
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213. Register Here.

Drug Information Resources
This session will help participants familiarize themselves with the usefulness of various sources and types of drug information, as well as develop skills to find drug information.
Instructor: Hong Miao
Wednesday, Feb.17,  3-4pm - Learning Commons 213. Register Here or reply to this message.

PubMed(Medline):Getting Started
This workshop will cover the basics of using PubMed to find journal articles. We'll discuss how to select and combine search terms to develop an effective search strategy. We'll demonstrate tools found in PubMed that can make your searching more efficient. We'll also show you how to access the full text of articles you find.  Instructor: Annette Fisher
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213. Register Here or reply to this message.

Introduction to Nutrition Research Resources
Join us for a workshop to increase your awareness and effective use of nutrition information resources to make your research easier and more efficient. We’ll discuss the steps of accessing peer reviewed nutrition and dietetics resources using Marywood's library databases and Open Access sources. Instructor: Hong Miao
Time: TBA - Learning Commons 213. Register Here .

CINAHL for Experts
Learn how to locate nursing and allied health literature using CINAHL, the core resource for the fields. This workshop will also cover how to use MeSH (medical subject headings),access full-text articles, manage search results, and create alerts  This database compliments the Health Source database; it is useful for both beginning research and advanced research in health fields. Instructor: Annette Fisher
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213. Register Here .

Company Research with Mergent Online
This is one of the "Business Information Research Workshop Series" we offer this semester. Mergent online provides U.S. and international company data, including business description, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt and capital stock.
Instructor: Hong Miao
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213. Register Here

Company Research with LexisNexis Academic
This is one of the "Business Information Research Workshop Series" we offer this semester. LexisNexis Academic provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications. One of the most heavily used databases in higher education, LexisNexis is an excellent source for company, industry and product information. Instructor: Hong Miao
Time: TBA  – Room 213. Register Here

Company Research with Mergent Intellect
This is the first workshop of the "Business Information Research Workshop Series" we offer this semester. Mergent Intellect offers a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, ... and the ability to access industry profiles and much more. Instructor: Hong Miao
Time: TBA - Room 213. Register Here

eBook Basics Workshop
There are approximately 70,000 titles in our ebook collection, including scholarly, reference and professional books from leading publishers, classic works of literature and history, as well as speeches, government documents, and other resources. Join us to learn how to search, view, checkout and download ebooks. Instructor: Leslie Christianson / Zhong Geng
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213.  Register Here

Introduction to Science Resources
This workshop is intended to make participants aware of the variety of scholarly materials available to them as they pursue research in the science disciplines such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Biochemistry. Emphasis will be placed on science databases such as Web of Science, ScienceDirect and Wiley Online Library. Instructor: Annette Fisher
Time: TBA - Learning Commons 213,  Register Here or reply to this message.

Finding Government Data on the Environment
This workshop will focus on finding governmental data relevant to research on sustainability, and will examine tools provided by agencies such as the EPA, Department of Energy, and some selected international sources. In addition, the session will suggest strategies for answering a data question, especially when it's unclear where to begin or when other sources have been exhausted. Instructor: Amanda Avery
Time: TBA  – Learning Commons 213. Register Here

LexisNexis-Legal Research Workshop
Participants will learn how to locate legal cases, decisions and law review articles using LexisNexis Academic database. Instructor: Annette Fisher
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213. Register Here or reply to this message.

Mergent Online Database for Investment Information
Interested in investing in or obtaining financial information about US or inter,national companies, please join us for a 40- minute session on Mergent Online, which is one of the most complete historical financial databases offering detailed insight into company and industry research, both historical and current. Instructor: Zhong Geng
Time: TBA - Learning Commons 213. Register Here

Survival and Thrival Tips for International Students
Critical to academic success is your ability to do library research to produce papers for classes or complete your thesis or dissertation. This workshop is meant to provide some research tips and resources for international students (or other students). The session will be informal, so feel free to come with specific questions or concerns you might have from your own research experiences. We will also be able to try some example searches. Instructor: Hong Miao
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213. Register Here

Workshops on Demand

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