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Research 101 Workshops: Research 101 Workshop Series

This research guide contains materials related to Musselman Library's Research 101 workshop series.

About Research 101

Research 101 Workshops are focused, 30-minute sessions designed to give you practical skills and concrete takeaways you can begin using immediately.

Here is the complete list of upcoming workshops for Fall 2021:

Workshop Name Date and Time Description
Getting Started Wednesday, September 29 at 4:30pm Struggling to develop a research topic or question? Not sure how to even get started? We’ll focus on strategies to go from general idea to working question and exploratory research strategy. We’ll also explain terms for common source requirements and highlight starting points for finding books, book chapters, and scholarly articles.
Citation and Paraphrasing Thursday, October 7 at 4:00pm Unsure about how to create citations for an upcoming assignment? Depending on your classes, you may be asked to use a citation style you have not used before. We’ll go over citation basics, cover where to find information for specific citation styles, and discuss paraphrasing.
Search Like a Pro Thursday, October 14 at 4:00pm Having a research plan in mind saves you time and helps you be more efficient when looking for sources. We’ll review search syntax you can use to perform advanced searches in some of the library’s most popular databases, giving you the tools you need to find the information you want.
Organize Your Research Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00pm Research can be messy. Not sure how to keep track of where you are in the research process, all your sources, and your references/citations. We'll cover strategies for bringing order to your research process and making it easy to locate your sources and cite them for papers or presentations.
Behind the Paywall Tuesday, October 26 at 4:30pm You’ve reached the last step in your research process: now it’s time to share it! Consider your options at this Research 101 session where you will, as part of Open Access Week, learn about open access information, information privilege and how to find open scholarship.
Working with Zotero Thursday, October 28 at 4:30pm Zotero is free citation management software that exists to make your life easier. Over the course of 30 minutes, we’ll cover the ways it helps you gather, organize, and cite sources. This is your opportunity to upgrade from NoodleTools or BibMe and start using a tool that’s built to take college-level research to the next level.
Working with RefWorks Thursday, November 11 at 4:30pm RefWorks is a citation management software that the library subscribes to in order to make your life easier. Over the course of 30 minutes, we will cover the ways you can use RefWorks to help you gather, organize, and cite sources.

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