General Workshop Series

Reach for Excellence

Research is a form of inquiry – you have a question and investigate the answer. Attend the University Libraries’ workshop series and gain skills to become a better and more confident researcher.  

Bring a “brown bag” dinner and your inquisitive nature! 

Spring 2021 Workshops

Becoming a Research Guru: Research Project Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 5pm via Zoom

Are you totally new to the library? Or maybe you’ve used the library, but don’t feel like you are getting the best search results? This workshop will tell you how to be an effective library searcher…. And what to do if you get stuck!

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Don’t Sweat the Citations: Citation Management Software

Tuesday, March 2 at 5pm via Zoom

Afraid of getting in trouble for plagiarizing? Intimidated by citations and reference lists? This workshop will discuss ways to avoid plagiarism and introduce you to the citation management software Zotero. Zotero helps organize your sources and save citation information… and helps you create your citations and reference lists!

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Tips for Evaluating Sources

Tuesday, March 16 at 5pm viz Zoom
What is the difference between a scholarly source and a news source? What is peer review? How do I evaluate sources I find on the web? This workshop will help answer these questions and ensure you’re using the best sources for your next research project.

How do I….? Ask the Librarian! 

Tuesday, April 6 at 5pm viz Zoom
At this point in the semester you’re (hopefully) starting to think about and actively work on your research projects. What questions do you have? Ask me about your research questions, your citation questions, and your library questions in general! 


Offering Extra Credit

Would you like to offer your students extra credit for attending one or more of these library workshops? 

Contact Lisa Hoover at or x3760 and we would be happy to take attendance for you. 

Custom Sessions

Would you like a librarian to create a custom workshop for your class? A librarian can visit your class for a custom lecture or workshop tailored to your class assignment(s). Fill out a request or email us at 

Unable to Make it?

Do you need help, but are unable to make it to one of workshops? Make an appointment to meet with a librarian one-on-one via Zoom for help with your research project, or email us at