On this page
- All in one: Researching in the library
- Intro to library services
- Finding articles at the library
- Finding books at the library
- First steps for researching your term paper
- Note-taking strategies for researching your term paper
- The way of APA
- Using RefWorks to create bibliographies
LIBR 100: All in one: Researching in the library
A condensed version of four of the library's workshops for new students: Intro to library services; Finding articles at the library; Finding books at the library; First steps for researching your term paper. 120 minutes.
LIBR 101: Introduction to library services
Where does Google end and the library begin? How do I make my way around the physical library and the virtual library? What exactly does my student card give me access to?
LIBR 102: Finding articles at the library
If a researcher makes a similar claim in a peer-reviewed journal article and on their blog, are they equally quotable? Can you identify a scholarly article from the mishmash of other information available online? Have you ever used these in your search: AND OR *()?
LIBR 103: Finding books at the library
How do books on the same topic land in the same place on the library shelves? How do you find the right shelf by looking at the mysterious letters and numbers on a book’s spine? What about when the books aren’t on the shelf, but in the cloud? 40 minutes.
LIBR 104: First steps for researching your term paper
"One starts from ill-formed general ideas, follows initial leads amid great confusion, and finally ends with a clear and important piece of research." -A. Abbott. 40 minutes.
LIBR 105: Note-taking strategies for researching your term paper
You have to read the literature on a topic to find the gaps and key ideas, and place yourself in the conversation. How do you take notes and think critically at the same time? How do you summarize the ideas of others while using your own words? 40 minutes.
LIBR 201: The way of APA
Learn to cite sources and format papers in the APA style, as well as keep track of sources. 90 minutes.
LIBR 202: Using RefWorks to create bibliographies
Create perfect reference lists in APA, MLA, Chicago (and many others) instantly! Streamline your research and citation process by managing your sources in an online RefWorks account. All Concordia students get a free RefWorks account, and this workshop will tell you everything you need to know to get started. 90 minutes.