Library Research Skills Workshops will help you learn research tips and tricks for success in your studies. Prepare for your next research assignment, find resources for a literature review, locate yourself in previous literature, and learn where to find key resources by attending one or more of these workshops.
To register for these workshops, follow the links attached to each event.
The basics of the engineering village
Start using the Engineering Village database. There will be two opportunities to attend.
Register for the online workshop this Tuesday, October 5 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Introduction to Election Data Resources
In this workshop, participants will learn how to access and use popular resources to gain data on current and historical election records, voter turnout, and election administration. This workshop will take place at the downtown campus library, room 136.
Register for the workshop this Wednesday, October 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Access eBooks on WVU
Find out how to access ebooks from our search box and databases. There will be two opportunities to attend this workshop.
Register for the workshop this Tuesday, October 12 from 2 p.m. to 2 p.m.
What works best for you: Web of Science, Google Scholar, Scopus
In this online workshop, participants will explore and compare these three tools to discover the pros and cons of using these bibliographic databases.
Register for the workshop on Thursday, October 14 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Full-text search … fast
Have you ever found a great article online, but clicked on a paywall for the full text? This lab introduces plug-ins and online tools that give you quick access to full text. Bring your laptop to the Evansdale Library, Room 228/9. Registration recommended. Walk-in accepted if space permits.
Register for the workshop on Thursday, October 21 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
From page to database: find scholarly articles from popular sources
Do you want to be able to identify quality articles and find scholarly sources from articles you might see on casual reading? This online workshop will help you relieve the stress of research by strengthening your skills in these two areas. Be prepared to participate interactively in the evaluation of articles.
Register for the workshop this Tuesday, November 2 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Design of search strategies for systematic biomedical reviews
Explore the basics of conducting a systematic literature review, including how to formulate a research question, develop a search strategy, and search databases of biomedical literature. This is an online event.
Register for the workshop on Wednesday, November 3 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.