home Gateway Carousel, Workshops Needle in the Haystack Searches

Needle in the Haystack Searches

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Online via Zoom
Registration

Sometimes it’s not enough to search for books just by looking at words in the titles, subjects or annotations. Maybe you need to do a deep dive to find all books that have ever mentioned a particular topic. If so, sign up to attend our “Finding Needles in Haystacks” workshop, in which you’ll learn how to be a power user of the amazing free digital libraries such as HathiTrust, Google Books and the Internet Archive.

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home Gateway Carousel, Workshops Library Basics: All About Articles and Databases

Library Basics: All About Articles and Databases

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Online via Zoom
Registration

Did your teacher tell you to use scholarly articles in your assignment, but you weren’t sure what a scholarly article is? Were you advised to use the library databases to find these articles, but you’re not sure how to find the right one, or how to use it? Join us to discuss what scholarly articles are and how to use a library database to find them.
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home Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel HSL, Workshops Open Access Publishing Pre-Prints & Post-Prints: The Legalities of How to Use Them to Increase Citations

Open Access Publishing Pre-Prints & Post-Prints: The Legalities of How to Use Them to Increase Citations

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Online via Zoom
Register here

This session will discuss the benefits and stereotypes of Open Access publishing, the difference between preprints and postprints, and how to retain author rights to publish open and accessible articles even if the journal is behind a pay wall. You’ll also take a look at repositories like MOspace, and how learn how they facilitates OA publishing and increase both the use and citation of publications.

For a complete list of library workshops, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops.

home Workshops Workshops and Recordings for Open Access Week

Workshops and Recordings for Open Access Week

International Open Access Week is October 24-30! This year’s theme is Open For Climate Justice. This year’s theme seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. Sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.

For open access week, MU Libraries is hosting U Publish @ Your Library: Open Access at MU

The open-access publishing model grants readers free and open online access to scholarly information. Learn how open access works and how the University of Missouri Libraries support scholars who want to publish their research in open-access journals. 

Register can still register for tomorrow’s workshop here.

Can’t make this week’s workshop? We can watch some of our recorded workshops related to open access: 

Check out library guide to learn more about why open access is important, how you can publish your work open access, and retain your copyright.

home Workshops Doing Dissertation Research? Use ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global!

Doing Dissertation Research? Use ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global!

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Register for online workshop.

or

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Register for online workshop.

Learn about this comprehensive curated collection of multi-disciplinary dissertations and theses from around the world, offering over 5 million citations and 3 million full-text works from thousands of universities.

Presenters: Rachel Brekhus, Humanities/Social Sciences Librarian & Gwen Gray, Interim Head of Instructional Services, Business, Economics, & Entrepreneurship Librarian

home Workshops PowerNotes: Organize and Write While You Research

PowerNotes: Organize and Write While You Research

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Register here.

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Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Online viz Aoom
Register here.

The PowerNotes browser extension allows you to automatically capture text, take notes, and export citations in an outline format, all without ever leaving the article PDF or website you’re currently reading. Designed to seamlessly integrate research into writing, the outline you build in PowerNotes while researching can be exported into either a Word document or Excel file (perfect for those systematic review tables). This workshop will focus on learning the basics of PowerNotes, identifying ways that it can make your research and writing easier. It will also briefly touch on ways this tool can be used for instruction, helping guide your students through interaction with readings and source material.

Please bring your laptop if you are attending the in person session.

home Workshops Where to Publish Your Research

Where to Publish Your Research

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Register for online workshop.

You’ve done the research; now make sure your work gets noticed and makes an impact! Learn how to identify publishing venues, evaluate journals, and avoid “predatory publishers,” so that your research gets the visibility it deserves.

Presented by Janice Dysart, Research and Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Workshops Algorithms, Big Data and Bias

Algorithms, Big Data and Bias

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Register here.

Algorithms are computer code written by people, and humans can unknowingly introduce bias into their programming. These algorithms determine the results in your Google searches, shopping results and even in library databases. Results are ordered by “relevance” according to the rules set by these algorithms. Algorithms determine who should get hired, our ability to get a mortgage, and what type of political news we see on our social media feed. Learn how they affect your decisions and how you can combat their influence.

Presented by Sandy Schiefer, Journalism Research & Digital Access Librarian

Visit library.missouri.edu/workshops for a complete list of library workshops.

home Workshops PowerNotes: Organize and Write While You Research

PowerNotes: Organize and Write While You Research

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Register here for workshop.

The PowerNotes browser extension allows you to automatically capture text, take notes, and export citations in an outline format, all without ever leaving the article PDF or website you’re currently reading. Designed to seamlessly integrate research into writing, the outline you build in PowerNotes while researching can be exported into either a Word document or Excel file (perfect for those systematic review tables). This workshop will focus on learning the basics of PowerNotes, identifying ways that it can make your research and writing easier. It will also briefly touch on ways this tool can be used for instruction, helping guide your students through interaction with readings and source material.

Please bring your laptop or check one out at the Ellis Library Circulation Desk to use during the session.

home Workshops Upcoming Workshops, September 19-23

Upcoming Workshops, September 19-23

ZoteroBib and Zotero for Citation Management, Sept. 20

Discovery and Access: Researching with the MU Libraries’ Collection, Sept. 21

Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Student Scholars, Sept. 21

Visit library.missouri.edu/workshops for a complete list of library workshops.