home Workshops LibWIS Week, Spring 2018: Library Workshops for International Students

LibWIS Week, Spring 2018: 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 January 29 – February 2, from 3:15-4:15 pm. The workshops, along with open labs, will also be offered throughout the semester (see the LibWIS Wednesdays schedule for dates). Come to one or all of the workshops! You may bring your own laptop or use the desktops located in the classroom.

LibWIS Week

Research Strategies, Part 1
Monday, January 29
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.

Using Google for Research (New in the LibWIS series!)
Tuesday, January 30
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

How is the best way to use Google for research purposes?  What is Google Scholar, and how does it differ from the various research databases in the Libraries? What are other features in Google that can assist me as a student?

We encourage you to bring your own laptop to this session. We will show you how to adjust your Google settings to locate Mizzou resources more easily.

Plagiarism: What Is It & How to Avoid It
Wednesday, January 31
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.

Research Strategies, Part 2
Thursday, February 1
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  
Friday, February 2
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. (Ask for assistance downloading Zotero at the Research Help and Information Desk.)     

 

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home Workshops LibWIS Wednesdays, Spring 2018: Library Workshops for International Students

LibWIS Wednesdays, Spring 2018: 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. Be sure to check out the workshop descriptions. Bring your research problems and questions to the Open Labs, where librarians will be available to assist you. You may bring your own laptop or use the desktops located in the classroom, Ellis Library, Room 4D11.

LibWIS Wednesdays
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

February 7: Open Lab
February 14: Research Strategies, Part 1
February 21: Open Lab
February 28: Using Google for Research
March 7: Open Lab
March 14: Research Strategies, Part 2
March 21: Open Lab
April 4: Plagiarism: What Is It & How to Avoid It
April 11: Open Lab
April 18: Zotero*
April 25: Open Lab

*We encourage you to bring your own laptop to this session and have Zotero downloaded on your laptop before coming. (Ask for assistance downloading Zotero at the Research Help and Information Desk.)

home Workshops Friday Workshop, February 2, 1 pm

Friday Workshop, February 2, 1 pm

BINDERS: Measuring Broader Impacts and Public Engagement
February 2  1 – 2 pm
Ellis Library, Room 213 and online
Evaluation is a crucial part of public engagement activities, but high costs and a lack of expertise can result in researchers leaving evaluation out of their proposals. This workshop will introduce the user-friendly BINDERS tool, which helps UM System researchers create projects with broad impact goals and collect granular data to align with project goals and activities.
Dr. Susan Renoe, Executive Director, The Connector

Most workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Friday Workshop, February 2, 11 am

Mendeley
February 2  11 am – Noon
Ellis Library, Room 213 (in-person only)

Mendeley is a free reference manager that produces citations and bibliographies. It organizes your PDFs into a fully searchable database, allows you to annotate those PDFs, and share them with colleagues. Mendeley is also a social network, helping you discover researchers who share interests and see the papers that interest them.
Michael Muchow, Research & Instructional Services Librarian

Most workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Friday Workshop, January 26

Finding Government Statistics for Your Research Project
January 26  1– 2 p.m.
Federal and state governments are an excellent source for statistical data. Review strategies for finding statistics compiled by governments, as well as statistics from non-governmental sources that are reported in federal documents.
Marie Concannon, Head of Government Information

Most workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

home Workshops Research Smarter, Not Harder: Fridays @ the Library Workshops, Spring 2018

Research Smarter, Not Harder: Fridays @ the Library Workshops, Spring 2018

Join Mizzou Libraries for our Fridays @ the Library Workshops this spring.
Research smarter, not harder!

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

http://tinyurl.com/MUlibrariesworkshops

Jan. 26: Finding Government Statistics for Your Research Project

Feb. 2: Mendeley (in-person only, 11 a.m. – noon)

Feb. 2: BINDERS: Measuring Broader Impacts and Public Engagement

Feb. 9: Zotero (in-person only)

Feb. 16: EndNote (in-person only)

Feb. 23: Preserving and Promoting Your Research: Theses and Dissertations in MOspace

March 2: Finding Health Literature: Keys to Searching PubMed, CINAHL & Scopus

March 9: Law for the Lay Person

March 16: Copyright: Respecting the Rights of Others and Protecting Your Own

April 6: Eye-Catching Presentations

April 13: Where to Publish Your Research

April 20: Semester Wrap-up (Rm 159, Ellis Library)

Workshop recordings at: libraryguides.missouri.edu/recordingsandtutorials

Click here for the 2018 Spring Fridays @ the Library Workshop Flyer

home Workshops Fridays @ the Library: Creating a Syllabus

Fridays @ the Library: Creating a Syllabus

Fridays @ the Library: “I’ve Gotta Teach!” Putting Together a Syllabus
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: 114A Ellis Library

Now is the time when instructors start thinking about next semester’s classes. Join a diverse panel of instructors in a discussion of strategies for choosing relatable and appropriate course materials and building a syllabus around them.
Noël Kopriva, Science Librarian, Moderator

Register for in person class.

Carol Gilles is an Associate Professor in Reading/Language Arts in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Missouri. She was an elementary teacher and a middle level Learning Disabilities teacher for 20 years.  She is the co-author of five books and several edited volumes, and has authored articles in the Journal of Adolescence and Adult Literacy, Teacher Education Quarterly, and Action in Teacher Education among many others. She teaches middle school English/Language Arts classes for undergraduates and K-12 literacy courses for graduate students. Her research interests include talk across the curriculum, equity in assessment with a focus on Miscue Analysis and Retrospective Miscue Analysis and Induction programs.

Tim Love is a PhD student in Medieval and Renaissance studies and is based in the English Department. His teaching interests involve diversity education and British literature. His research interests are biblical allusions in 17th century English poetry, and studies in historical & modern racial sterstereotypes. He teaches freshman writing as well as literature courses.

Karthik Panchanathan is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Professor Panchanathan’s research interests include the evolution of cooperation, cultural evolution, and the evolution of development. He teaches cultural anthropology, economic and ecological anthropology, the evolution of culture and cooperation, and statistics.

Tim Perry is a Special Collections and Rare Books Librarian in Ellis Library. He holds a doctorate in Classics and a Masters in Information Science from the University of Toronto, and has taught at the University of Toronto and Dartmouth College.  Recent publications have appeared in Italica, Printing History and A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity.

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Grace Atkins

Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

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Fridays @ the Library: Open Educational Resources (OER)

Fridays @ the Library: Maximizing Your Research Identity
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: 213 Ellis Library and online

Are your students struggling with the cost of course materials? OER are free, openly licensed educational materials that provide alternatives to traditional textbooks.  Learn more about campus resources that can help you find, create, and use high-quality OER.
Grace Atkins, Outreach Librarian

Register for in person class.

Register for online class.

 

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Mendeley Workshop

Fridays @ the Library: Mendeley Workshop
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: 213 Ellis Library (in-person only)

Mendeley is a free reference manager that produces citations and bibliographies. It organizes your PDFs into a fully searchable database, allows you to annotate those PDFs, and share them with colleagues. Mendeley is also a social network, helping you discover researchers who share interests and see the papers that interest them.
Presenter: Michael Muchow, Humanities Librarian

REGISTER HERE

home Workshops Celebrate Ability Week

Celebrate Ability Week

Celebrate Ability Week, which celebrates disability awareness and culture at the University of Missouri, is October 2nd – 6th this year.
For the second year in a row, Ellis Library has partnered with the Disability Center to purchase a video and screening rights. The documentary Notes on Blindness will be screened on Thursday, October 5th, from 8 – 10 pm in the MU Student Center at The Shack. The film explores how theologian John Hull adjusted to losing his sight as an adult. Watch the trailer, or check the DVD out after Celebrate Ability Week at Ellis Library.
For more information on events during Celebrate Ability Week, visit the Disability Center’s calendar.
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Jennifer Gravley

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