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Research Survival Skills

You've looked over your syllabi for your classes and you realize that you have a lot of work to do this semester - maybe 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! Perhaps the library can help. The library is offering a series of research survival sessions, which can help with your research, save you time, effort, and frustration, and maybe even help you boost your grades. The roughly hour-and-a-half-long sessions will include:

How to Stop Googling and Find Happiness with the Really Good Stuff
General & Education Databases. Come to this session to learn about research databases and search methods that, compared to the Internet, will knock your socks off! You can also get help with your particular paper topic. (If your professor is not bringing your class to the library for instruction, you might want to sign up for one of these sessions.)

Tuesday, March 9, 5:30pm
Saturday, March 13, 10:30am
Saturday, March 13, 11:30am (Social Science focus)
Wednesday, March 24, 5:30pm

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.

Friday, Feb. 19, 3:00pm
Sunday, March 21, 6:30pm
Friday, April 23, 3:00pm

APA (or MLA) the Easy Way - RefWorks.
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
before you begin your research.

Wednesday, March 10, 5:30pm
Sunday, March 21, 4:30pm
Tuesday, March 23, 5:30pm

Sign up (Call 410-617-6802) or just stop in. Classes will be held in the Library; see the Reference librarian upon arrival.

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