Old Dominion University Libraries

Workshops & Programs

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For course-specific research instruction, complete the online instruction request form.

Contact Megan Smith at m4smith@odu.edu if you'd like:

  • a group workshop
  • a workshop for students in such programs as the Student Transition Program, English Language Program
  • an orientation for high school teachers who would like to provide their own tours for advanced placement high school groups

 

Spring 2014 Workshops

These workshops are intended for individuals, not full classes. They are open to everyone, although some are geared to specific audiences.

Information Literacy Roundtable

Information literacy instructors: join your colleagues in a discussion of information literacy courses on campus; the information literacy modules and other tutorials and new developments in information literacy standards from the American Library Association. Contact Rachel Lux at rlux@odu.edu for more information.

  • Friday, January 17, 10–11am (LC1306)

Using EndNote with Library Databases

Learn how to collect references from the library's databases and export them into EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic references. You will also learn how to import and format references in your Word document with Cite While You Write. Contact Karen Vaughan kvaughan@odu.edu to register.

  • Friday, January 24, 3-4pm (LC1306)
  • Thursday, February 20, 3-4pm (LC1306)
  • Wednesday, March 19, 3-4pm (LC1306)

EndNote Workshop via Adobe Connect: Wednesday, April 16, 6-7pm   
    (Please email mbridges@odu.edu to receive the link to the session.)

The Web; Can It Be Trusted?

It may seem like the information available on the Web is infinite. But how do we know which information can be relied on for course assignments or personal use? In this workshop, we’ll discuss tips and tricks for sifting through the online noise to find credible internet sources. Contact Rachel Lux at rlux@odu.edu for more information.

  • Monday, February 3, 5-6pm (LC1306)

Psychology Resources via Adobe Connect

Distance and on-campus students are welcome to attend (virtually!). You will learn about the most important psychology resources and research tips, with a special focus on off campus access. Pre-registration is required. Please email Nancy Schafer nschafer@odu.edu to register and receive the link to the workshop.

  • Tuesday, February 4, 6-7:30pm

Ebsco Discovery Service

So you’ve got a research project but you don’t know where to start? A good place to start is the EBSCO Discovery Tool on the library homepage. You can use it to find books (both print and digital) and other materials (maps, news, magazine articles, audio and video, etc.,) owned by the ODU Libraries, including articles from many of our databases. This workshop will teach you how to run an effective search, limit your results, and access the resources. Contact Megan Smith at m4smith@odu.edu for more information.

  • Thursday, February 5, 12:30-1:30pm (LC1306)

Education Resources via Adobe Connect

Distance and on-campus students are welcome to attend (virtually!). You will learn about the most important education resources and research tips, with a special focus on off campus access. Pre-registration is required. Please email Lucy Rush lrush@odu.edu to register and receive the link to the workshop.

  • Monday, February 24, 6-7:30pm

Digital Collections @ ODU

At ODU Libraries, we’re building collections representing the history of Old Dominion University, local history, school desegregation in Virginia, and more. Find out about these growing digital collections and how to use them. Contact Karen Vaughan kvaughan@odu.edu for more information.

  • Thursday, February 27, 12:30-1:30pm (LC1306)

Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

Once you’ve done the research, it’s important to properly cite the information in your papers. In this workshop, we will table about ways the library databases and other resources help you create and use citations; how to tell if you might be plagiarizing; and where in the library you can go for more help. Contact Rachel Lux at rlux@odu.edu for more information.

  • Wednesday, March 19, 5-6pm (LC1306)

Exploring Federal Statistics

Each day we are bombarded by statistics from one social, political, or economic study or another. In this workshop, we will explore and discover the wonder and power of the Statistical Abstract of the United States. Contact James Rhoades at jrhoades@odu.edu for more information.

  • Tuesday, April 1, 12:30-1:30p.m. (LC 1306)

Journal Metrics

Attendees will learn the best ways to find impact factors, other citation statistics and journal acceptance rates. Focus will be on the various features of Journal Citation Reports, Cabell’s Directory and Google Metrics. Interested graduate students and faculty are encouraged to attend. Workshop is online via Adobe Connect. Please email lrush@odu.edu to receive the link to the session.

  • via Adobe Connect: Tuesday, April 15, 6-7:30 pm, Eastern Time