Fridays @ the Library: Introduction to Endnote, Feb 24

Introduction to Endnote (In-person only)

Feb. 24 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn how to use Endnote, a powerful citation program, for your academic writinings. The workshop will teach you how to use this tool in order to store citation data, produce intext citations and bibliographies in various formats.

Michael Muchow, Humanities Librarian

Noel Kopriva, RAIS Librarian

Workshop will only be offered face-to-face in room 213 in the Ellis Library.

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English 1000 Follow-Up Library Labs

English 1000 Follow-Up Library Labs

When: 4:30-6:00 pm every Wednesday and Thursday February 15th/16th through April 19th/20th (No labs Spring Break week.)
Where: Ellis Library room 213

These labs are a follow-up service for English 1000 students who have attended a library instruction session; students may attend at any point after this class instruction.

This service complements the class instruction, where general library resources and search strategies are covered, by providing lab space where students can actively work on individual assignments and ask for research help as the need arises. A librarian will be on hand to provide research assistance. Students should bring their assignments with them.

Assistance will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required, and students may come and go as they please. They may use the computers in the lab or bring their laptops.

Instructors may submit the “Request Instruction: English 1000” form to schedule a library session today. Students are always encouraged to reach out to librarians for reference help in person, through chat, by phone, by email, or by requesting a one-on-one RAP (Research Assistance Program) consultation. See http://libraryanswers.missouri.edu/ for all the ways to get help!

Jennifer Gravley

Reference and Instruction Librarian

Fridays @ the Library: Creating Bibliographies with Zotero, Feb 17

Creating Bibliographies with Zotero (In-person only)

Feb. 17 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bibliographies no longer have to be a frustrating component of your research paper. Zotero is a free and simple open-source research tool that can organize, manage and format your bibliography content. In our workshop, learn how to use Zotero to help create your bibliographies and in-text citations by extracting citations from PDFs and web pages. 

Rachel Brekhus, Humanities Librarian

Noël Kropriva, RAIS Librarian

Workshop will only be offered face-to-face in room 213 in the Ellis Library.

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Fridays @ the Library Workshop: Introduction to Mendeley, Feb 10

Introduction to Mendeley (In-person only)

Feb. 10 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Discover Mendelely, reference manager that elevates your research experience. Not only does it produce citations and billiographies but it also organzises your pdfs in a database and allows you to easily annotate your pdfs. The accessibility to share your research with colleagues and find fellow researchers of your topic makes Mendelely a powerful tool to use.

Michael Muchow, Humanities Librarian

Noel Kopriva, RAIS Librarian

Workshop will only be offered face-to-face in room 213 in the Ellis Library.

Click here to register.

Fridays @ the Library Workshop: The Literature Review, Feb. 3

The Literature Review: What It Is and How to Search
Feb. 3 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Demystify the literature review by learning its purpose, and how to find the best sources. We’ll explore practical techniques for searching databases in both the humanities and sciences that save you time and effort.
Rebecca Graves, Health Sciences Librarian
Taira Meadowcroft, Health Sciences Librarian

Workshops offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Room 213 of Ellis Library or live online
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Fridays @ the Library: Staying Ahead of the Curve

University Libraries has a variety of tools, information resources, collections and services to assist with your instruction and research. Learn how other faculty and students are using the Libraries, and how they can best benefit you.

This workshop will be offered simultaneously in two formats: Rm 213, Ellis Library and live online

January 27, 1-2 pm

Registration Required: tinyurl.com/MUlibrariesworkshops

Fridays @ the Library: Managing and Sharing Your Research Data, Nov. 4

What’s your plan for managing your research data? Will your data be reusable by you or someone else tomorrow? 5 years from now? Join us for a session on managing and sharing your research data led by Kate Anderson. Topics will include funding agency policies, metadata conversions, best practices for writing Data Management Plans, and submitting data to the MOspace Institutional Repository.

This workshop will be offered simultaneously in two formats: Rm 213, Ellis Library and live online

November 4th 1-2 pm

Registration Required: tinyurl.com/MUlibrariesworkshops

Introduction to Scholarly Publishing Workshop—Recording and slides now available

A recording of the workshop, Introduction to Scholarly Publishing, held October 6, 2016 in Ellis Library, is now available.  Additionally, the detailed slides used during this event can be downloaded via Box.  Following is more information about this presentation:

Title:  Introduction to Scholarly Publishing

Presenters:  Jane Ryley, Elsevier Senior Publisher–Health Sciences
David Beversdorf, MU Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Psychology and Associate Editor of the Elsevier journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

This workshop provided an overview of the academic publishing process in the sciences and the social sciences, including best practices to get your paper published.

Topics covered:
• Targeting a journal for submission
• Manuscript development
• Submitting a paper
• Journal publishing cycle
• Editorial process
• Publication ethics
• Author rights post publication
• Getting your paper noticed

Primary Source Workshop: Great Content for your Classroom

Are you excited about using primary sources with your students? Do you want to know how the State Historical Society of Missouri and MU Special Collections can contribute sources for your classroom? Are you helping students find resources for National History Day projects? This free educator workshop is for you!

Join the State Historical Society of Missouri in Ellis Library on the University of Missouri campus to explore:

· SHSMO collections in person and online, with a focus on the 2017 National History Day theme: Taking a Stand in History

· MU Special Collections

· SHSMO’s art gallery with curator Dr. Joan Stack

· Strategies for using primary sources effectively to make National History Day projects stand out

Please RSVP at shsmo.org/events. Attendees will be offered a free parking pass. In order to guarantee delivery, please register prior to November 4.

English 1000 Open Research Lab

English 1000 Open Research Lab sessions

When: 5-7pm every Wednesday evening between Oct. 19th – Nov. 16th
Where: Ellis Library room 213

This follow-up service complements the class instruction, where general library resources and search strategies are covered, by providing lab space where students can actively work on individual assignments and ask for research help as the need arises. One of our librarians, Jennifer Gravley, will be on hand to provide research assistance. Students should bring their assignments with them. 

Assistance will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required, and students may come and go as they please. They may use the computers in the lab or bring their laptops. Remember, this open lab is for English 1000 assignments only.

Haven’t brought your class for a library session? Students have conflicts? Students are always encouraged to reach out to librarians for reference help in person, through chat, by phone, by email, or by requesting a one-on-one RAP (Research Assistance Program) consultation. See http://libraryanswers.missouri.edu/ for all the ways to get help!