Navigating the Library’s Electronic Resources

Learn how to use the Library’s extensive collection of electronic databases to find the best 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 Library’s Search Everything function will also be demonstrated and the differences between Google and the Library’s scholarly sources of information will  be discussed.

This workshop may be used as part of the requirements for the Academic Integrity and Get Clear programs.

FALL 2017 Schedule

September 20 Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. LIB 667A Register
October 3 Tuesday 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. LIB 667A Register
October 19 Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. LIB 667A Register
October 30 Monday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. LIB 667A Register                       
November 6 Monday 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. LIB 667A Register
November 21 Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. LIB 667A Register

Advanced Library Research Methods/Journal Rankings Deconstructed

Using threshold concepts, this session will provide a contextual overview of traditional research databases compared to federated search engines which allow access to institutional research depositories and the deep web. Searching information backward and forward in time will be illustrated. Journal ranking in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities will be considered. (Familiarity with journal ranking is recommended for graduate students who are planning to complete a thesis or MRP.)

NOTE:  This advanced workshop is for  graduate students and 4th year students only.   Students should  be familiar with database searching techniques before registering  or attend the workshop Navigating the Library’s Electronic Resources in advance.

This workshop cannot be used as part of the requirements for the Academic Integrity or Get Clear programs.


 November 16  Thursday  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  LIB 389 (near washrooms on the 3rd floor of the Library  Register

Please note:

  • You must REGISTER for each session that you plan to attend.  Due to space limitations, unregistered students may not be admitted if the session is full.
  • This schedule is subject to change. Occasionally, we may have to cancel a session or shift dates or times  because of a shortage of classrooms,  labs or instructors.  Please check the schedule before attending a session to confirm that it is being held. We will make every effort to contact you by e-mail if we find it necessary to change or cancel a session.

NOTE TO FACULTY/INSTRUCTORS:  Because of space limitations these workshops are not designed to accommodate your classes.  To arrange for a course-specific Library Research Skills Workshop please contact your subject librarian.