Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Hands-On Workshops in the Library

Workshops will be held in the Digital Training Lab on the first floor of Barnard Library in Lehman Hall. Please RSVP by e-mailing Lois Coleman at, or just drop in!

Wednesday, February 16, 12:15 - 1:15: EndNote Bibliographic Software
EndNote allows you to export citations from catalogs and databases, store them, and cite them easily in papers.

Wednesday, February 16, 4:30 - 5:00: Library Research: Finding the Best Resources
Find out how to zero in on just the resources you need for your research, using CLIO and library databases.

Thursday, February 17, 4:30 - 5:30: Researching Potential Employers
Learn how to make use of Barnard/Columbia's high end business databases while you still can.

Tuesday, February 22, 12:15 - 1:00: Streamlined Searching Using ProQuest
ProQuest contains a wealth of resources and tools for interdisciplinary research; learn how to use it efficiently.

Tuesday, February 22, 4:30 - 5:30: Library Research in Women's Studies
Learn about the best resources for this interdisciplinary subject.

Wednesday, February 23, 12:00 - 1:00: ARTstor
An introduction to the many useful features of this huge digital library of images with educational use permissions.

Tuesday, March 1, 4:30 - 5:30: Using Archival Images
Learn to research and cite archival images; discuss the facts and fictions of copyright law and fair use, and the perils of copyright infringement.

Wednesday, March 2, 4:30 - 5:30: Library Research in Psychology
Find out how to use the best resources for carrying out library research in psychology.

Thursday, March 3, 4:30 - 5:30: Using the Barnard Archives
Learn about Barnard Archives’ wealth of primary sources and information about the history of the college.

Monday, March 7, 12:15 - 1:00: Library Research in Education
Find out about the latest and best resources for carrying out library research in the field of education.

Tuesday, March 8, 12:15 - 1:05: Finding Statistical Data
Knowing where to go to search for data and statistics can be very difficult. This workshop will provide guidelines.

Tuesday, March 8, 4:30 - 5:30: Financial Literacy
Learn about the tools for researching stocks and bonds, company financial statements, and non-profit information.

Monday, March 21, 4:30 - 5:30: RefWorks Bibliographic Software
RefWorks is a web-based application that allows you to export and store references, and cite them easily in papers.

Wednesday, April 6, 12:15 - 1:00: Library Research in Art
Learn about the best resources for researching art and art history.

Thursday, April 7, 12:15 - 1:00: Library Research in US History
Where are the best places to start researching US history? Come and find out.

Tuesday, April 12, 12:15 - 1:00: Finding Primary Sources in History
This workshop provides guidelines for searching Barnard/Columbia's wealth of primary sources.

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