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Queens Library Research Workshop Descriptions

Note: Queens workshop times are set up to accomodate people who are on campus at different times on different days of the week.  If you or a colleague would benefit from attending a workshop, but you are unable to make any of the scheduled workshop times, please email the workshop presenter (listed on the "register" page) or the LibGuide author (on the related LibGuide)  to set up a convenient day/time for a one-on-one appointment or to schedule a workshop for your class, club, thesis support group, organization, etc.

MOBILE VERSION/Combined Calendar of all SJU Library workshops (Staten Island, Queens, Online)


Orientation to using Library Resources 
Tour of all the library resources and research-centered services available via the website and in the physical building. Transfer students, Graduate students, new faculty as well as returning faculty and students welcome! --   Related LibGuide: Orientation to the St. Augustine Library (Queens)

Term Paper Research 
Need help with your research? This workshop covers all the bases, and includes choosing a research topic, making a broad topic more specific, finding scholarly sources to support your thesis, evaluating sources, citing sources and avoiding plagiarism. ---Related LibGuide: Research Survival Guide

E-Books For Research / handling e-book files Q/O (register)
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:30am - 11:30am  St. Augustine Hall Lib (Q) 110 & Online     
you are off-continent or just off-campus, this session will help you find current e-books, or digitized classics for your scholarly research. ---   Related LibGuide: Electronic Books

Database Secrets for research --
This session will show you how to use periodical databases to locate scholarly journal articles on any topic, and how to access those articles either online or in print.  --- Related LibGuide: Finding Scholarly Articles  


Plagiarism: Ethics & Citation  (with LEAD / DNY):   The session will include a definition of plagiarism, an identification of various forms of plagiarism, a discussion of why plagiarism is a serious issue both in academia and society at large, common ways that plagiarizers get caught, the consequences of plagiarism, and the ways to avoid plagiarism. --   Related Libguide: Privacy, Copyright, Plagiarism -- Ethics and the Web

RefWorks: Citation manager for research:   Cite sources more easily, more quickly, and more accurately by using RefWorks! This workshop will show you how to create a RefWorks account, where you can manage your research sources, create bibliographies, and insert parenthetical references or footnotes directly into a Word document, saving you valuable time in the process. --  Related LibGuide: Refworks Toolkit

Using Zotero - Q/O (register)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 10:30am - 11:30 am   St. Augustine Hall Lib (Q) 110 & Online     
Learn the basics of Zotero, a free open-source reference management tool that allows you to collect, store and organize research-related bibliographic information. The session also covers creating an account, and using an applet to  insert Zotero citations within a Word document.  Zotero runs best on the Firefox browser.  ---   Related LibGuide: Zotero

Workshops geared toward advanced research & Professional Development

Note: If you or a colleague would benefit from attending a workshop, but you are unable to make any of the scheduled workshop times, please email the Subject specialist or LibGuide author  (listed on the Corresponding LibGuide page) to set up a convenient day/time for a one-on-one appointment or to schedule a workshop for your class, club, thesis support group, organization, etc.


Advanced Research Workshops: emphasizes the resources and services which the library provides for specific Disciplines, including finding scholarly information from our library and on the open Web, evaluating information, citing print/electronic sources properly within the discipline, and discipline-specific Librarian help with your academic and professional research.  Related LibGuide: the related word serves as a link to the corresponding LibGuide

Advertising/PR Resources for Research 

Business Resources for Research 

Criminal Justice Resources for Research 

Education Resources for Research

English Resources for Research

GovernmentPolitics Resources for Research

History Resources for Research

Multidisciplinary Resources for Research

Philosophy Resources for Research

Social Justice Resources for Research

Sports Management Resources for Research

Theology Resources for Research

Engaging with Primary Resources:  Make the most of these substantial repositories of primary resources. Attend a workshop (below) or  contact the workshop presenter on the "register" link below for more info on setting up a workshop or to make a one-on-one appointment.  Note: the title of the workshop serves as a link to the corresponding LibGuide

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) & Global Solidarity Network (GSN)

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

 .GOV Resources  

Historical Newspapers

UN Website and Databases

Resume v. E-Portfolios: Creating a professional e-portfolio that  employers are looking for
Covers how to illustrate that you have skills that employers are looking for, good organization of content in your ePortfolio, and how to design your ePortfolio to look professional. -- Related LibGuide ePortfolios to Ehance Career Opportunities

Careers and Job Hunting: Resources for Career Research
Discover what your library can do for you when it comes to your career!

Poster Presenting: Tips & Tricks:
Nervous about an upcoming poster presentation on your research? Pick up some tips and tricks from a university librarian. -- Related LibGuide: Research Presentation

Thesis/Doctoral Literature Review -- Request a 1:1 appointment with your subject-specialist Librarian

For additional workshops geared towards academic & professional use of technologies, resource-creation technology and creating e-portfolios, see  the LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS


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