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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.)