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LibWIS: Library Workshops for International Students

What is LibWIS?

LibWIS means Library Workshops for International Students. These no-registration sessions are open to anyone, but international students are particularly encouraged to attend. All workshops will be in Ellis Library, Room 4D11 during the week of September 11-15, from 3:15-4:15pm. The workshops will also repeated periodically throughout the fall semester (dates to be announced). Come to one or all of the workshops! You may bring your own laptop or use the desktops located in the classroom.

Exploring the University Libraries
Monday, September 11
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

We will talk about research libraries in the United States and specifically the University Libraries on the MU campus. A physical tour of Ellis Library will conclude the workshop. Designed for people new to campus or who find the library system confusing.

Introduction to Research
Tuesday, September 12
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

Learn how to find books in our library and how to request books from other libraries. Learn how to do basic research to find peer-reviewed journal articles.

Plagiarism: What Is It & How to Avoid It
Wednesday, September 13
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

Your class syllabus has a statement about “academic dishonesty” and “academic integrity.” What does this mean at MU? Plagiarism is an important—but sometimes confusing—issue for domestic and international students alike. Many people unknowingly commit plagiarism when writing their papers. Join us to learn how to identify and avoid plagiarism in your academic writing. We will look at common errors in citing resources, paraphrasing, and summarizing research as well as how to correct those errors and prevent plagiarism in your academic work.

Advanced Research
Thursday, September 14
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

Discover which library resources are best for YOUR specific research. Learn time-saving tips for effective searching to find the research articles, reports, and other materials you need.

Zotero  (New in the LibWIS series!)
Friday, September 15
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

Zotero is a free, open source computer program that provides space to store your citations and then formats them in hundreds of different citation styles as you write your paper, article, or dissertation. Join us as we discuss how to use Zotero in your writing.
We encourage you to bring your own laptop to this session and have Zotero downloaded on your laptop before coming. (Get assistance downloading Zotero at the Ellis Library Reference Desk.)

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home Workshops Fridays @ the Library Workshops Fall 2017

Fridays @ the Library Workshops Fall 2017

Join Mizzou Libraries for our Fridays @ the Library Workshops this fall.
RESEARCH SMARTER, NOT HARDER!

Fridays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Workshops offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face (Rm. 213, 2nd Floor, Ellis Library) and live online (unless otherwise directed)
Registration preferred:

http://tinyurl.com/MUlibrariesworkshops

Sept. 1: Staying Ahead of the Curve

Sept. 8: Demystifying the Literature Review

Sept. 15: Search Techniques for the Literature Review

Sept. 22: How to Fact-Check & Verify the News

Sept. 29: Special Collections & Archives (Rm 401 Ellis Library, in-person only)

Oct. 6: EndNote (in-person only)

Oct. 13: Mendeley (in-person only)

Oct. 20: Zotero (in-person only)

Oct. 27: Maximizing Your Research Identity

Nov. 3: Open Educational Resources (OER)

Nov. 10: I’ve Gotta Teach! Putting Together a Syllabus (Rm 114A, Ellis Library)

Dec. 1: Semester Wrap-up (Rm 159, Ellis Library)

Workshop recordings at: libraryguides.missouri.edu/recordingsandtutorials

Click here for the 2017 Fall Friday Workshop Flyer

home Workshops Fridays @ the Library Workshops Available Online

Fridays @ the Library Workshops Available Online

Did you miss a Fridays @ the Library Workshop this semester?  If so, you are in luck!  Simply visit the MizzouLibraries YouTube page or go to Recordings and Tutorials: Workshop Recordings on the Libraries website.  There you can find session recordings for workshops offered in Spring 2017 (this does not include in-person only workshops) as well as from past semesters.  This semester featured many interesting and informative presentations including:

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Be Aware of What Your Library Offers You

The Literature Review: What It Is and How to Search

Plagiarism

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact

Creating a Research Poster

Fake or Real? How to Fact-Check & Verify the News

What's in the Archives?

So go online to check out these great lectures put on by our wonderful library staff, and remember that Fridays @ the Library Workshops are offered both online live and face-to-face every semester.  We hope to see you there in the future! 

home Workshops Fridays @ the Library: What’s in the Archives?

Fridays @ the Library: What’s in the Archives?

What's in the Archives?

April 28th 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

With final projects and assignments approaching it's good to know what all your resources are! Learn about the print and digitized resources that are held in University Archives. Receive advice on the best ways to use these resources as primary sources. 

Gary Cox, Public Service Archivist

This workshop is both available face-to-face in room 213 in Ellis Library and as an online workshop.

Register for the In-Person Workshop here.

Register for the Online Workshop here.

home Workshops Special Collections, April 14

Special Collections, April 14

Special Collections & Rare Books houses nearly 100,000 items, including books, maps, pamphlets, and posters. Special Collections also oversees a microform collection of some 8,000,000 titles. Learn how to find Special Collections materials and how to integrate them into research (and teaching), whether you are interested in the intellectual content of the collections or in exploring the book as a physical object.

Date: Friday, April 14, 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: 401 Ellis Library: Rare Books Reading Room

Open Workshop – Registration Required

home Workshops Fake or Real? How to Fact-Check & Verify the News, April 7

Fake or Real? How to Fact-Check & Verify the News, April 7

Fridays @ the Library: Fake or Real? How to Fact-Check & Verify the News

April 7th 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

It is your responsibility as a news consumer to be critical, skeptical and know how to fact-check and verify information. This session will share fact-checking and verification techniques to assist you in determining whether what you are reading online is a fact or fake.

Dorothy Carner, Head, Journalism Libraries
Sandy Schiefer, Government Information Librarian, Missourian Librarian

This workshop is both available face-to-face in room 213 in Ellis Library and as an online workshop.

Register for the In-Person Worshop here.

Register for the Online Workshop here.

home Workshops Fridays @ the Library: Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact, March 10

Fridays @ the Library: Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact, March 10

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact

March 10th 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOSpace, the h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact.  Learn how to set up accounts and make these tools work for you.

Janice Dysart, Science Librarian

Taira Meadowcroft, HSL Information Services Librarian

This workshop is both available face-to-face in room 213 in Ellis Library and as an online workshop.

Register for the In-Person Worshop here.

Register for the Online Workshop here.

home Workshops International Students Workshop on Finding Articles, March 6

International Students Workshop on Finding Articles, March 6

Need help finding articles? This workshop is for you! Learn which databases are best for YOUR research and time-saving tips for effective searching.

Finding Articles Using MU Articles Databases

Monday, March 6, 3:30-4:30pm, Ellis Library, Room 213

No registration required!

Mark your calendar for other workshops in the series.

These workshops are open to any student, but international students are particularly encouraged to attend.

 

Finding Books for Your Research

Tuesday, March 7, 3:30-4:30pm, Ellis Library, Room 213

Need help finding books on your topic? Learn which online search tools to use to locate books in the library and online. Also learn how to request books from other libraries for free.

 

Academic Dishonesty & Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Avoid It

Friday, March 10, 3:30-5:00pm, Ellis Library, Room 213

Have you looked at your class syllabus and wondered what that statement about academic dishonesty and the importance of academic integrity means at MU? Plagiarism is an important but confusing issue for domestic and international students alike. If you've ever worried about unknowingly committing plagiarism, join us to learn how to identify and avoid plagiarism in your academic work. We will cover common errors in citing, paraphrasing, and summarizing research as well as how to correct them.

 

QUESTIONS? Contact Cindy Cotner, Librarian for International Students, at CotnerC@missouri.edu

Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

home Workshops Fridays @ the Library: Plagiarism, March 3

Fridays @ the Library: Plagiarism, March 3

Plagiarism 

March 3rd 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

While plagiarism is easy to explain it's hard to recognize what constitutes as plagiarizing. Because of this, cases of plagiarism are often unintentional. Learn about the different kinds of plagiarism and how to avoid them through free MU library resources.

Noel Kopriva, RAIS Librarian

This workshop is both available face-to-face in room 213 in Ellis Library and as an online workshop.

Register for the In-Person Worshop here.

Register for the Online Workshop here.

 

home Workshops Fridays @ the Library: Introduction to Endnote, Feb 24

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.

Click here to register.