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Research Survival SkillsLooking over your syllabi for classes you realize that you have a lot of work to do this semester. Maybe you have a presentation, a group project, and two or three research papers. Not only are you pressed for time, but you don't even know where to begin! The library can help. We are offering a series of research survival sessions which show you the best ways to search organize your information, and save time, effort, and frustration. The sessions will include:
APA (or MLA) the Easy Way - RefWorks 2.0.
This February, learn to use RefWorks, a citation manager which will allow you to pull citations from a database and create a bibliography with a few clicks of the mouse. For maximum benefit, take this training early in your research schedule.
February 16th, 11-11:50am (Saturday)
February 20th, 5-5:50pm (Wednesday)
February 21st, 5-5:50pm (Thursday)
If you're on the Columbia (Loyola) Campus and want to learn RefWorks, visit Rosie Hanneke in room 269 during her reference hours: 10:30-7 on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of February, March and April.
May the Source Be with You -- Avoiding Plagiarism.
Understand plagiarism and learn procedures for paraphrasing, including effective reading and note taking, and master proper citation formats.
February 11, 3:30-4:30 (Mon)
March 20, 5:00-6:00 (Wed)
April 4, 4:00-5:00 (Thurs.)
MLA Database (English 200)
Learn to use the MLA Bibliography database to find literary criticism on a sample topic, and get acquainted with library services such as catalog MIC requests and use of ILL. The session is designed for English 200 students, but is potentially useful for anyone doing research in literature or other subjects as well.
February 6, 5:30-6:30 (Wed)
February 10, 4:30-5:30 (Sun)
February 11, 12:00 - 1:00 (Mon)
February 12, 6:00-7:00 (Tues)
All sessions are held at the Library - check in at the Research Assistance desk when you arrive. You can just drop in, but if you'd like to sign up ahead of time, contact us at 410-617-6802 or firstname.lastname@example.org