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September 27, 2007

The Savvy Researcher Workshop Series

The Savvy Researcher Workshop Series
(Free workshops, but registration is required - access through website)

Workshop 1:
The Savvy Researcher: Improving Your Library Research Skills
Are you struggling with your research? Need help locating articles and
other materials? This workshop will go over how to locate items in the
library system, including how to find online resources through library
databases and when to use Interlibrary Loan. Bring your research paper
with you -- time will be set aside to answer individual questions.

Friday 10/5, 1-2pm
Tuesday 10/16, 3:30-4:30pm

Workshop 2:
The Savvy Researcher: Drowning in Data? RefWorks can Help
Learn how to use RefWorks, a citation management software program
subscribed to by the University of Illinois Library and CITES that is
free to faculty, staff, and students of the University of Illinois. This
workshop will cover the basics: how to access RefWorks, search catalogs,
import references from library databases, retrieve and manage citations,
create bibliographies according to various citation styles (e.g., MLA or
APA), and use Write N Cite to add parenthetical references to your work.
For more information about RefWorks see:

Wednesday 10/10, 2:30-3:30
Tuesday 10/23, 3:30-4:30pm

Workshop 3:
The Savvy Researcher: Tools to Stay Current in Your Research
Online resources are pervasive today, making it that much harder to stay
current in your field. This workshop will address several current
awareness features including RSS feeds, a few select RSS feed readers,
Table of Contents Alerts as well as introduce RefWorks, a personal
citation management database.

Choose the time that works best for you:
Tuesday 10/9, 3:30-4:30pm
Friday 10/19, 2:30-3:30
Tuesday 10/30, 3:30-4:30pm

Workshop 4:
How To Be A Better Research Assistant
Geared towards Research and Teaching Assistants, this library workshop
will introduce several time-saving tips. Topics include the basics of
working for others (e.g., proxy authorizations and departmental charge
accounts), current awareness services, PapersInvited, how to locate
dissertations, and how to use RefWorks, a personal citation database.

Tuesday 10/2, 3:30-4:30pm

Merinda Kaye Hensley
Instructional Services Librarian, Reference Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
300 Main Library
1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, Illinois 61801
mhensle1@uiuc.edu, 217.244.1880 (v), 217.333.1116 (f)

Posted by mmalliso at September 27, 2007 9:46 AM