Sheridan Libraries: Fall Workshops

Start time for all workshops is 6:30pm EST

Track, Manage, and Organize Your Research: RefWorks Workshop September 8, 2015

RefWorks offers you a place to store references to articles, books, book chapters, and other items you want to cite in your papers, projects, and research work. Our RefWorks Guide provides some assistance with the program. RefWorks lets you:

* Organize your references
* Store full-text documents in your RefWorks account or use FindIt to easily navigate to documents
* Create bibliographies
* Pull references into your Word documents
If you're new to RefWorks, or just have some questions about it, please join us in this interactive workshop!

This workshop is free to current faculty, staff, and students.

Academic Apps Online Workshop September 14, 2015

In this whirlwind show & tell, we will recommend the best apps (iOS and Android platforms) for use in your academic life. We'll look at apps for productivity, research, note-taking, e-reading, presentations, and more. Some apps we'll cover include: Evernote (and the Evernote Suite), Pocket, Dropbox, Feedly, Haiku Deck and Clear.

This workshop is for the novice user as well as those well versed in apps. Come to find a new favorite or to set up your smartphone or tablet to aid in your research on the go!

This workshop is free to current faculty, staff, and students.

Sit Back, Relax, and Let the Information Come to You: Using RSS Feeds and Email Alerts in your Research Strategy September 17, 2015

Stay up to date in your research by setting up RSS feeds and email alerts. These tools will automatically send information to you on a regular basis, so you do not have to conduct the same search every few days or weeks to make sure you’re not missing new information. Save time and never miss out on new research again!

This workshop is free to current faculty, staff, and students.

Research Workflows - How to tame the digital tsunami

Are you drowning in information? You get articles from databases, a friend sends you a news article, you bookmark your course readings, you take notes while you’re studying, and you know you have to save everything somewhere, somehow. Figuring out the best way to keep everything organized and set up a system for yourself can be frustrating, and choosing the right tools to use can be overwhelming. This workshop takes you through the workflows of two researchers, explaining their processes and the tools they use to stay organized. Come to get ideas on how to manage your own process, and set up your own research workflow.