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Library Instruction Services: Research Workshops Schedule

The reference librarians at University Libraries offer many different instructional workshops, guides, and tutorials to help the DU community learn about library research. Please take a look at our guide to see what we have to offer!

Research Workshops Description


Each quarter the reference librarians at the library offer a number of free workshops on a variety of topics and resources.
The workshops are open to current DU students, faculty, and staff.

Workshops take place in AAC 275 (The Herold Room) or online through Adobe Connect or Zoom. The location of each workshop is noted in the description. If you sign up for an online workshop, you will receive information via email on how to access the virtual classroom on the morning of the workshop.



Registering for Workshops

To register for a research workshop, please use the button in any of the workshop descriptions or below. You will receive a registration confirmation via email.

If you have any questions about the research workshops, please contact Bridget Farrell at or call (303) 871-3445.

Research Data Management

They say the road to hell is paved with Excel spreadsheets. To avoid this terrible fate, join us for a basic overview of data management best practices. Topics include file organization and naming; data security and backups; data publishing and archiving; and how to avoid the biggest pitfalls that make your Excel files difficult to share and/or export into data analysis software.

Lead Instructor: Meg Eastwood

Wednesday, October 18, 2 - 3pm
AAC 275 - Herold Room

Workshop cancelled

Past Workshops

Library 101

Need an introduction or a refresher on the resources and services available at University Libraries? Come learn about the most popular library resources and services. Participants will learn how to find books in the library, request materials from other libraries, and locate online journal articles.

Lead Instructor: Bridget Farrell

Monday, September 25, 2 - 3pm
AAC 275 - Herold Room

Turabian Citations

Struggling with Turabian citation styles? Join us to get tips and tricks for citing correctly and efficiently. This workshop will focus on the basic aspects of creating citations and will introduce you to invaluable reference resources.

Lead Instructor: Chris Brown

Monday, October 2, 5 - 6pm
ONLINE - Register for Link

Business Research Tools

Learn about the library’s web-based subscription databases to research companies, industries, and markets.

Lead Instructor: Esther Gil

Wednesday, October 4, 5 - 6pm
ONLINE - Register for Link


Is trying to figure out how to make a bibliography or works cited page giving you a headache?  Come learn how to use RefWorks, a Web-based bibliography manager. Participants will be introduced to the basic functions of RefWorks including setting up an account, exporting citations from research databases, creating folders, organizing citations, and creating a bibliography or references list.

Lead Instructor: Emily Bongiovanni

Monday, October 9, 5 - 6pm
ONLINE - Register for Link

Literature Reviews

Do you need to write a literature review for a class project, capstone, thesis, or dissertation? Are you finding the process overwhelming? Learn how to take control of the literature with this workshop! Participants will learn about the components of a literature review and general search strategies.

Lead Instructors: Bridget Farrell and Elia Trucks

Monday, October 16, 2 - 3pm
AAC 275 - Herold Room