The Library research skills workshops will help you learn research tips and tricks for success in academics. Prepare for the 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:

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.
Register for the workshop on Thursday, September 16 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

West Virginia State Law Search
In this workshop, participants will learn how to locate and use resources for current and historical law in West Virginia. In addition to resources for bills and statutes, users will also receive an introduction on how to find supporting documents, including current and historical legislative histories, hearings, documents, and printouts. This workshop will take place at the downtown campus, room 136.
Register for the workshop this Wednesday, September 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Engage in a literature review
Do you have a literature review in your future? Come learn the steps of an informed review and practice database search strategies. Registration required. This workshop will take place on Zoom.
Register for the workshop on Thursday, September 30 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

Register for the workshop this Monday, October 18 from 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evansdale Library, room 130.

Introduction to Election Data Resources
In this workshop, participants will learn how to access and use popular resources to obtain 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.

Register for the workshop this Wednesday, October 20 from 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evansdale Library, room 130.

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 this Wednesday, November 3 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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