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LSU Libraries hosts Library Taster, Aug. 29

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LSU Libraries is hosting Library Taster on August 29 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in 227 Middleton Library for incoming graduate students to learn more about the libraries’ services that can help make their graduate school experience easier. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet their subject librarian and register for library workshops. Refreshments will be provided.

The Libraries is hosting a workshop series for all graduate students this fall. Students are encouraged to register here as seats are limited. Below are the upcoming workshops (through September 7):

Nuthin’ But An (Active Learning) Thang
Learn how to create meaningful lessons and engaged students through active learning!
Thursday, August 30, 2018
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
230A Middleton Library

Mendeleyev Citation Management Workshop
Get started with reference and citation management using Mendeleyev. In this workshop, you will learn how you can use Mendeleyev to store PDFs and to create in-text citations and a bibliography with Word in a variety of styles. Please bring your laptop.
Friday, August 31, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
241A Middleton Library

EndNote Citation Management Workshop
Get started with reference and citation management using EndNote. EndNote is available for free to the LSU community through TigerWare. In this workshop, you will learn how to setup and add items to your EndNote Library and how to create in-text citations and a bibliography with Word in a variety of styles. Please bring your laptop.
Friday, August 31, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
241A Middleton Library

Dust Off Those Research Skills
Has it been a while since you stepped foot into a library? Do the sheer number of resources the LSU libraries offer overwhelm you? Does the thought of your first research assignment make you queasy? If yes, this is the workshop for you! Join us as we dust off those research skills and introduce (or reintroduce) library concepts, terminology, and even databases. We will go over the library basics and introduce resources to help you get caught up with some of your graduate peers. This workshop will be judgment free and laid back. Feel free to bring any questions you may have about researching!
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
241A Middleton Library

Introduction to the New Library Catalog
The Systems & Discovery Librarian will show new features and share tips in using the new library catalog. Areas to be discussed include how search queries are processed and tips to improve your search results as well as a description of new features, included faceted searching.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
230A Middleton Library

Literature Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences
How do I find review articles? How do I keep my notes organized? How do I evaluate my sources? How should I format my literature review? Learn the tips and tricks to writing literature reviews in this workshop!
Thursday, September 6, 2018
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
241A Middleton Library

Intro to Archival Research
Come to LSU Special Collections at Hill Memorial Library for a workshop about preparing to conduct your own primary source research. Topics will include the kinds of collection materials you can expect to find in various archival and special collections repositories, how to use finding aids, inventories, and other collection guides, time management tips when researching in the archives, and more. Questions and active participation are encouraged! Please bring your personal laptop, if you have one.
Friday, September 7, 2018
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
McIlhenny Room, Hill Memorial Library

Information on later workshops is available here.

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