Summer Research Skills Workshops

Need research help?  Come to one of our research skills workshops, designed to get you the grade!  Please register online.

1. Mastering the Library’s Electronic Resources

Learn how to use the Library’s extensive collection of electronic databases to find the best, most scholarly, and most relevant information available. This is the type of information your professors want you to use in your assignments and essays. Instruction will be given in searching for and retrieving full-text journal articles. The differences between freely-available Internet-based resources and scholarly sources of information will be discussed. 50 minutes

May 11 Tuesday 5:30 – 6:20 p.m.  ROOM LIB 393A
May 19 Wednesday 5:30 – 6:20 p.m.  ROOM LIB 393A
May 27 Thursday 11:10 – noon  ROOM LIB 393A

2. Cite it Right:  Creating Bibliographies with RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that is used to collect, save and organize bibliographic references to journal articles, books, web sites and other sources. RefWorks also assists in ensuring references are cited correctly in accordance with commonly used citation styles, including APA and MLA. This workshop will demonstrate the effective use of RefWorks to export references, create citations and format bibliographies. NOTE: It is recommended that you attend the Mastering the Library’s Electronic Resources session (above) before attending the RefWorks session. 50 minutes

May 13 Thursday 5:30 – 6:20 p.m.  ROOM LIB 393A
May 26 Wednesday 5:30 – 6:20 p.m.  ROOM LIB 393A
June 1 Tuesday 2:10 – 3:00 p.m.  ROOM LIB 393A

3. Advanced RefWorks

Learn how to make the most out of RefWorks to organize your research, cite your sources and create bibliographies. Topics covered include customizing your account, sharing your RefWorks references, editing output styles to meet publication requirements, advanced RefWorks searching, and creating and storing RSS feeds. A brief demo of Wizfolio, a comparator product currently being trialled in Ontario university libraries, will also be covered.

PLEASE NOTE: This session is recommended for faculty and graduate students, as it is targeted to users with RefWorks experience. Please attend ONLY if you have been to a previous RefWorks workshop OR if you currently have a RefWorks account, are knowledgeable about exporting references from library resources and can create a bibliography with RefWorks.

June 9 Wednesday 5:30 – 6:20 p.m.  ROOM LIB 393A

2 thoughts on “Summer Research Skills Workshops

  1. Hi ,
    I am a MSC candidate for Biomedical physics and I will graduate this summer,I need Refworks workshop for my thesis.
    I appreciate if you add my name to the list of June 1 for Refworks and also, for Advanced Refworks on June 9 .

    Sincerely Yours
    Mehrnaz Tabibi

  2. Hello,

    Thanks for your interest! The link to register is at the top of the page where it states ‘Please register online’.

    Thanks,
    Cecile

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