Fall 2017

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

List of Research Seminars

Educational Law
Using reference tools such as Google Scholar to navigate how to find information on educational and administrative law including famous court cases, settled law, and ongoing law cases. Also, we will examine the Department of Education’s website as it relates to law and administration.
Instructor:  Annette Fisher
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213. Register Here.

Academic Integrity Workshop
Learn the basics of copyright and plagiarism using some real-world examples. Examine academic integrity as it relates to Marywood University. Demonstrate knowledge of plagiarism by examining examples of writing.
Instructor:  Annette Fisher
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213. Register Here.

Locating Dissertations and Theses
This session  will help you find dissertations both from the University and beyond. We will explore the resources,  including open access sources,  that can help you find and request dissertations.
Instructor: Hong Miao
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213. Register Here .

How to Find Information on Tests and Measurements
This session will introduce participants to resources which can be used to locate tests and measurements for research. It will provide learners with techniques to become more effective at searching for this type of information.    
Instructor: Hong Miao
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213. Register Here .

To Sci-Hub or Not to Sci-Hub
Many faculty and students have turned to the website Sci-Hub for research articles that are not readily available at their institution. What is Sci-Hub and should you be using it to access research articles? In this workshop, participants will learn about Sci-Hub and similar websites that build large repositories of scholarly research and the implications of using these sites. They will also learn about alternative ways to access research articles like Interlibrary Loan and Open Access repositories. #InfomationHasValue #SearchingAsStrategicExploration
Who should attend? Faculty & Students
Instructor: Leslie Christianson
Time: TBA - Learning Commons 213. Register Here.

Open Access Image Resources for Art & Art History Workshop
Finding images online and using them properly can be difficult. This workshop will explore different types of open access image collections which are available for public use, explain different types of licensing, and show you how to correctly attribute any images you may useInstructor: Leslie Christianson
Time: TBA - Location: LC 213  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.   Workshop Handout
Instructor: Hong Miao
Time: TBA  - Learning Commons 213. Register Here .

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:  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 .

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.

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: Annette Fisher
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 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 .

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

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

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