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Research skills workshops

Planning and Researching Your Term Papers

Why attend? This interactive workshop will provide practical strategies and tips to enable you to get the best grade in your assignments, including how to:

  • Define your research topic
  • Organize your ideas effectively
  • Find background information – Wikipedia plus...
  • Find the most relevant and appropriate information for your assignments
  • Create perfect reference lists – an introduction to citation styles and guides

Webster Library - SGW Campus

Date Time Location
Thursday, October 23 12:00 - 1:30 pm LB-203
Wednesday, November 5 12:00 - 1:30 pm LB-203


Cite It Right: Quick 'n Easy References Lists With RefWorks

Why attend? Discover how to organize and manage your research information as well as how to create perfect reference lists using RefWorks, the University's online reference management software.

In this workshop you will learn how to import and store your information including books and articles from Google Scholar, the library catalogue and academic databases as well as creating perfect citations in your papers using the correct referencing style.

Webster Library - SGW Campus

Date Time Location
Tuesday, October 21 1:00 - 2:30 pm LB-203


RefWorks: Online Tutorials

RefWorks not only helps you to store and manage your references, it also works with word-processing applications (like Microsoft Word) to automatically insert citations and create your bibliography or reference list for you.

The Way of APA

Why attend? Do you need to prepare an assignment using APA style? In this workshop, you will be introduced to some of the guidelines provided in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Topics covered will include how to keep track of sources that you find during your research process, how to properly cite sources in your paper, and some basics of setting up your APA document including the Running Head and the Title Page.

Vanier Library - LOY Campus

Date Time Location
Thursday, November 27 1:30 – 3.00 pm VL-122


Just for Graduates

The Library offers a number of tailored workshops just for our graduate and research community.   Themes include how to Increase Your Research Impact through Open Access and Statistics and Microdata Research for Graduates in the Social Sciences and more…

See the Fall 2014 program here.

Support from your Subject Librarian

The subject librarian for your department offers subject-specific advice to help you find, evaluate and manage the most relevant research information for your program.  They can also advise on referencing your work correctly.

Each librarian has created an online research guide to help you to find resources for your class assignments. If you can't find what you need via your research guide, you can contact your subject librarian and make an appointment to see them.

Subject-specific or course-specific workshops also take place throughout the academic year. Contact your subject librarian for more information or to request a workshop for your class.

page last updated on: Wednesday 15 October 2014
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