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Health Sciences Library: Library Workshops

Health Sciences Library

Reach for Excellence

Research is a form of inquiry - you have a question and investigate the answer. Attend the University Libraries' workshop series and gain skills to become a better and more confident researcher.  

Feel free to bring a "brown bag" dinner and definitely bring your inquisitive nature! 

You can see recordings from last year's workshop series, Ignite Your Inner Researcher, here.

Fall 2019 

Papers are Coming: Prepare for
Your Research Project

Wednesday, September 11 at 5pm - CAMP 178

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In this session we discussed reasons to use academic databases rather than Google, types of sources, narrowing a topic, some basic searching skills, and how to get help with your research. For additional help with your research, email us at refdesk@clarkson.edu. 

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Zotero is Magic

Tuesday, September 17 at 5pm - Health Sciences Library (Clarkson Hall 1st floor)

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Staying organized while writing research papers can be hard! Are you having trouble keeping track of the articles you read? Citing Sources? Managing bibliographies? The struggle is real. Let Zotero be your magical personal research assistant. Learn how to use this free reference management tool to collect, organize, automatically cite, and easily share research sources.

All Anatomy All the Time

Tuesday, September 24 at 5pm - Health Sciences Library (Clarkson Hall 1st floor)

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Health Sciences and biology students need to know all the details of the human body in and out! This session will introduce a variety of essential texts, plus explore some fun and useful online 3D tools for study. Come get a refresher, or discover something new that best fits your learning style. 

Zotero Advanced Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, September 25 at 5pm - CAMP 178

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We'll start with a quick demonstration on how to use Zotero, but we'll also discuss some more advanced features of Zotero. How do I make Groups in Zotero? How do I clean up duplicates? How does the new retraction feature in Zotero work? Learn about these advance level Zotero tips and tricks in this workshop. 

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Optimizing Your Online Presence
& Demonstrating Your Research Impact

Wednesday, October 2 at 5:30pm - Petersen Board Room

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In today’s scholarly climate, it is more important than ever for faculty and graduate students to be able to publicize and promote their work. But, given the rise of social media and alternative metrics, it is also becoming more challenging. The Clarkson University Librarians will showcase ways you can increase your scholarly visibility and demonstrate your research impact. Participants will also be given a chance to share their own tips and tricks for raising their public scholarly profile.

Finding Answers to Clinical Questions:
Efficiently & Effectively

Thursday, October 3 at 5pm - Health Sciences Library (Clarkson Hall 1st floor)

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This session will help you develop the skills to find clinically relevant literature to inform your classroom research and your clinical practice. We'll teach you the basics of how to construct and perform an efficient literature search in key health sciences databases, how to utilize the information for a "seed article" to extend your literature search, and different ways to get your hands on the full text of those articles. 

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:
Tips for Evaluating Sources

Wednesday, October 9 at 5pm - CAMP 178

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What is the difference between a scholarly source and a news source? What is peer review? How do I evaluate sources I find on the web? This workshop will help answer these questions and ensure you're using the best sources for your next research project. 

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Keeping Current

Thursday, October 17 at 5pm - Health Sciences Library (Clarkson Hall 1st floor)

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Learn quick and easy tools and techniques to stay up-to-date and informed on your research topic and in your field by creating database search alerts, subscribing to journal table-of-contents, and understanding what the key journals and who the key researchers are in your field. 

Secrets of Google

Wednesday, October 23 at 5pm - CAMP 178

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Just about everyone uses Google, but how much do we really know about it? What are filter bubbles? Can Google be manipulated? How do Google’s algorithms work anyway? Our workshop will discuss these issues, along with some useful Google tools you may not be familiar with. 

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Copyright in the Classroom

Tuesday, November 5 at 5:30pm - Petersen Board Room

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The move toward increasing use of online learning spaces has created increased tension between educational objectives and the requirements of copyright law. This library workshop will discuss the basics of copyright law and address some of the commonly asked questions and challenges of copyright law for university faculty. Participants will also have a chance to ask their copyright questions. 

Becoming Data Literate 

Wednesday, November 20 at 5pm - CAMP 178

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Data and numbers can be intimidating, but they don’t need to be! Some of us tune out when we hear numbers, or assume that anyone using data must be correct, but the reality is more complicated. In this workshop, learn how to spot problematic statistics, the difference between causation and correlation, how to critique a graph, and how to analyze polling data. 

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Spring 2020 (Tentative) 

Here is a tentative list of topics planned for Spring 2020 workshops: 

Candidate Research

The 2020 presidential primaries are coming up! This workshop will discuss how to research the potential candidates in order to make an informed decision. 

Papers are Coming: Prepare for Your
Research Project

In this session we discussed reasons to use academic databases rather than Google, types of sources, narrowing a topic, some basic searching skills, and how to get help with your research. For additional help with your research, email us at refdesk@clarkson.edu. 

Citation Secret Weapon: Using Zotero

Afraid of getting in trouble for plagiarizing? Intimidated by citations and reference lists? This workshop will discuss ways to avoid plagiarism and introduce you to the citation management software Zotero. Zotero helps organize your sources and save citation information... and helps you create your citations and reference lists!

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:
Tips for Evaluating Sources

What is the difference between a scholarly source and a news source? What is peer review? How do I evaluate sources I find on the web? This workshop will help answer these questions and ensure you're using the best sources for your next research project.

Is the Internet Spying on Me?
Privacy & Big Data

What do companies know about me? What am I agreeing to when I use social media? How safe are those mail-in DNA kits? What about facial recognition?  This workshop will discuss the increasing tracking and use of data on the internet and potential privacy concerns in today’s world.

Faculty

Offering Extra Credit

Would you like to offer your students extra credit for attending one or more of these library workshops? 

Contact Lisa Hoover at lhoover@clarkson.edu or x3760 and we would be happy to take attendance for you. 

Custom Sessions

Would you like a librarian to create a custom workshop for your class? A librarian can visit your class for a custom lecture or workshop tailored to your class assignment(s). Fill out a request or email us at refdesk@clarkson.edu. 

Unable to
Make it?

Do you need help, but are unable to make it to one of workshops? Make an appointment to meet with a librarian one-on-one for help with your research project, or email us at refdesk@clarkson.edu.