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LibWIS Wednesdays: 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. Here are the dates for the remaining workshops this semester. Come to one or all of the workshops! You may bring your own laptop or use the desktops located in the classroom, Ellis Library, Room 4D11.

Introduction to Research
Wednesday, September 27
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.

Advanced Research
Wednesday, October 11
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.

Plagiarism: What Is It & How to Avoid It
Wednesday, October 25
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.

Zotero  (New in the LibWIS series this semester!)
Wednesday, November 8
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.)

Topic to Be Announced
Wednesday, November 29
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

 

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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

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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 Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books, Workshops Join us for Fridays @ the Library this semester

Join us for Fridays @ the Library this semester

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This semester, librarians from across MU Libraries are teaming up to bring you a great program of workshops and tutorials that can help you research smarter, not harder.  Take a look at all the great offerings from our colleagues!  Special Collections will be participating on September 12 with a session called Jumpstart Your Teaching and Research in Special Collections.

Special Collections has over 90,000 items – from rare books and manuscripts to comics and posters – and a staff that wants to empower you to use them.  Whether you’re new to campus or just need a refresher, come and find out how these exciting and inspiring resources can contribute to your semester. We'll provide an overview of our collections and cover strategies for using Special Collections in class visits, undergraduate assignments, and your own research.

Go here to register, or contact Goodie Bhullar with any questions about the workshop series.

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Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is a librarian in the Special Collections and Rare Books department. She teaches information sessions in Special Collections, does reference work, and maintains the department’s digital presences. Contact Kelli