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Building Your Research Foundation Workshop Series

Building Your Research Foundation Workshop Series 2024

Building Your Research Foundations offers a chance to refresh skills learned during a library instruction session or get introduced to concepts and skills to help you navigate an information-rich environment. Each session will be recorded and posted on this site with a help sheet and a practice one for hands-on application.

Do you have a suggestion for future workshops? Contact Fatima DeMelo, Reference Technician.


Workshop 1: OneSearch Tips

Workshop 1: OneSearch Tips

How can "Advance Search" help novice searchers? How does preparation before using OneSearch benefit the process?

Description: OneSearch is the library's Google-like discovery tool without ads. This workshop identifies time-saving tips, from generating keywords to knowing assignment boundaries before fingers touch the keyboard. From there, we look at using Advanced Search features and filters to prevent losing focus during the search process.

Date: Thursday, February 29, from 12:15-12:45 pm. (Recording is below)


Workshop 2: Evaluate Online Information

Workshop 2: Evaluating Online Information

How can frameworks prevent getting overwhelmed online? What does it mean to find credible information?

Description: What makes information "credible?" How can you evaluate the credibility of the information from a website? In this session, we take a quick look at the challenges of evaluating online information and introduce two frameworks to help the process: the popular CRAAP method and SIFT, developed by Mike Caulfield, to help foster a needed skill in today's information-rich environment.

Date: Thursday, March 7, from 12:15-12:45 pm  (Recording is below)