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Research skills workshops

Research Skills Workshops

The Concordia University Libraries offer a variety of workshops to help you to identify, find, manage, and evaluate the information needed for your studies and research.

Our workshops are friendly, interactive, and informative, and are available at various times throughout the semester.

The Winter 2015 program will be available here shortly.

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To ensure our workshops and resources continue to meet your needs we welcome your feedback. Please click on the link below to let us know how we can continue to develop the Library Workshop Series and other resources.

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Kick-Start Your Studies - Discover What the Library Can Do For You

Why attend? This interactive workshop will provide a practical introduction to Concordia Libraries including key services and resources to support your academic studies at Concordia. Explore tips to finding relevant and appropriate information for your assignments, including millions of books/ebooks and quality research articles and data, available to you via the library...

Webster Library - SGW Campus

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 pm LB-203
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 pm LB-203
Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:00 – 3:00 pm LB-203
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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 Instructor
Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:00 - 11:30 am LB-203 Michelle Lake
Monday, February 9, 2015 1:00 - 2:30 pm LB-203 Éthel Gamache

Vanier Library - LOY Campus

Date Time Location Instructor
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:00 - 2:30 pm VL-122 Katharine Hall
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Academic dishonesty and plagiarism: What it is and how to avoid it

Why attend? This hour-long workshop will discuss what constitutes plagiarism and academic dishonesty. It will teach you how to recognize plagiarism and how to avoid it through proper use of quotation, paraphrasing and citation.

Vanier Library - LOY Campus

Date Time Location Instructor
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1:00 - 2:00 pm VL-122 Katharine Hall
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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 Instructor
Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:00 - 11:30 am VL-122 Krista Alexander

Just for Graduates

The Library offers a number of tailored workshops just for our graduate and research community. Topics include Canadian statistics and microdata for the social sciences, Copyright and your thesis and more…

See the Winter 2015 program here.

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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: Friday 19 December 2014
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