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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

Workshop registration is open!

Each quarter our reference librarians offer a number of instructional workshops that cover a variety of useful topics and resources.

All workshops are free and open to current DU students, faculty, and staff.

Workshops take place in AAC 275 (The Herold Room) or online through Zoom.
Please note that the time and location of each workshop can be found in the description
. If you register for an online workshop, instructions on how to access the virtual classroom will be emailed to you the morning of the workshop.

Registering for Workshops

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

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

Funding Your Research - Grants

Looking for funding for a research or creative project? Come learn about Pivot and other potentially useful resources for identifying funding resources, such as grants from private foundations, corporations, and public charities. The workshop will cover strategies for searching Pivot and for locating additional grant information on the Internet. Participants will also be introduced to various directories available at the library. In the registration form, we will ask for specifics about your funding needs, so that the workshop can be tailored to the interests of the attendees.

Registration Open
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Lead Instructor: Peggy Keeran

Thursday, January 24, 2pm - 3pm
AAC 275 - Herold Room

Accessible PowerPoint

Everyone has seen a bad PowerPoint Presentation but can you identify what makes a good one? I’ll go back to basics in this workshop to show you how you can design better slides that will convey your message in a way that can reach a wider audience. We will discuss font choices, color options, image use, slide structure, and provide examples of the accessibility features of PowerPoint.

Registration Open
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Lead Instructor: Denisse Solis

Wednesday, January 30, 4pm - 5pm
AAC 275 - Herold Room

Three Googles

Tired of getting so many irrelevant hits when you search the Web? Come find out how to leverage three Google tools to find relevant information.  Participants will learn how to use Google Web, Google Scholar, and Google Book search to uncover primary materials, scholarly journal content, and to search deep within books that the library owns.

Registration Open
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Lead Instructor: Chris Brown

Thursday, January 31, 4pm - 5pm​

OFFERED SIMULTANEOUSLY
Herold Lab, AAC 275

Online - Link will be shared on day of workshop

Health Information

Navigating the world of health information can be overwhelming. Join the library as we discuss how you can use your research skills to learn about your health and make informed health care decisions. The mind-gut connection is strong and finding a healthy lifestyle in college will help propel you towards success in your academics, career, and beyond! 

Registration Open
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Lead Instructor: Brenna Cox

Monday, February 4, 2pm - 3pm
Online - Link will be shared on day of workshop

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.

Registration Open
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Lead Instructor: Meg Eastwood

Thursday, February 7, 4pm - 5pm​
AAC 275 - Herold Room

Refworks

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.

Registration Open
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Lead Instructor: Diane Anderson

Saturday, January 9, 6pm - 7pm
Online - Link will be shared on day of workshop

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.

Registration Open
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Lead Instructor: Janette Ruiz

Monday, February 11, 5pm - 6pm
Online - Link will be shared on day of workshop

 

Consultations

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