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We have a new series of open workshops so that students and faculty alike can learn about the research process and the tools and services available to you.

Every Monday through Thursday in January, Feburary, and March (see our schedule), the Library will offer a different workshop focusing on elements of research (including APA style), research resources, and Library services. Workshops will be held in the Passman Room in Special Collections on the 5th floor of the Library.special collections

If you’d like to know more, check out the descriptions! You can also email us at reference@ulm.edu or contact Megan Lowe if you have questions.

Workshops:

Basic Research Skills

Get a good foundation for research by learning about:

The session will also discuss the benefits of developing research strategies, keeping research logs/diaries, organizing resources, and note-taking on resources.
For: Students
Times & dates: Jan 28 at 9am, Feb 17 at 3pm, Mar 25 at 9am
Slides: Basic Research Skills  (PPTX)

Databases (General)

The ULM Library offers a variety of databases, including periodical and image databases. This workshop will cover some of the generally useful databases, their interfaces, and features.
For: Everyone
Times & dates: Jan 30 at 9am, Feb 26 at 12pm, Mar 18 at 9am

EDS – EBSCO Discovery Service

This is a meta-search engine that allows users to search all of the Library’s electronic resources and content. This workshop will demonstrate how to search using EDS (both basic and advanced searches); how to apply limiters and parameters for more relevant results; and how to use EDS’s features.
For: Everyone
Times & dates: Feb 4 at 11am, Feb 19 at 2pm, Mar 11 at 3pm
Video: youtubeEDS: EBSCO Discovery Service

LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic offers resources for business, law, communications, and more. Come learn more about what LexisNexis has to offer.
For: Everyone
Times & dates: Feb 11 at 2pm, Feb 25 at 10am, Mar 10 at 1pm
Video: youtubeIntro to LexisNexis Academic

Library Services

Two different workshops are available: one covering services available for faculty/staff and one covering services available for students. Services covered will include Interlibrary Loan; information literacy instruction (AKA “library sessions” or bibliographic instruction); study rooms; and others.
For: Students
Times & dates: Feb 3 at 1pm, Feb 20 at 11am, Mar 19 at 1pm
Slides:  Student Library Services  (PDF)

The Louisiana Digital Library at ULM

The Louisiana Digital Library is an online collection of images and other media archiving the history of our great state. It was created by LOUIS: The LOUISiana Library Network and the efforts of many libraries and archives across the state. ULM is one of these contributors. Come see what treasures we have saved for you!
For: Everyone
Times & date: Mar 13 at 2pm, Feb 27 at 2pm, Feb 5 at 10am


Mergent Online

Mergent Online is a professional database providing in-depth financial information on public traded companies around the world. This session will introduce the database, showing how to find companies and data.
For: Everyone
Times & dates: Mar 17 at 9am, Feb 12 at 12pm, Feb 6 at 10am



Plagiarism

Think you know what plagiarism is? Did you know there are FOUR types of plagiarism? This workshop describes the ethical and legal frameworks of plagiarism; the four common types of plagiarism (copying; patchwork; paraphrasing; and accidental); and methods for avoiding plagiarism, including documentation.
For: Students
Times & dates: Jan 27 at 2pm, Feb 13 at 10am, Mar 26 at 3pm
Slides: Plagiarism  (PDF)

Resources for Online Classes

This workshop is geared towards orienting faculty/staff to services and resources (primarily electronic resources like databases and ebooks) available in the Library that benefit online classes and online students.
For: Faculty, instructors, & staff
Times & dates:  Jan 29 at 2pm, Feb 18 at 9am, Mar 12 at 3pm

Style Format (MLA or APA)

– the style format workshops – focusing on either MLA or APA – will cover the basics of formatting a paper in accordance with the guidelines of the respective style, including the mechanics of layout, wording, in-text citations, and documentation.
For: Students
APA Times & dates: Feb 10 at 11am, Feb 24 at 3:30pm, Mar 20 at 3pm
Slides:  APA(PDF)

 

Calendar of Events

 

January 2014

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New Years' Day

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M L King Day

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2pm Plagiarism

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9am Basic
Research Skills

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 2pm
Resources
for Online Classes

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9am
Databases

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February 2014

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1

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1pm Library
Services for
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11am EDS

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10am Digital
Library/Colls

6

10am
MERGENT

7

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10

11am APA

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2pm
LexisNexis

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12pm 
MERGENT

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10am 
Plagiarism

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Valentine's
Day

15

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Presidents' Day
3pm Basic 
Research Skills

18

9am Resources
for Online Classes

19

2pm EDS

20

11am Library
Services for
Students

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3:30pm
APA

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10am LexisNexis

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12pm Databases

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2pm Digital
Library/Colls

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March 2014

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1pm
LexisNexis

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3pm EDS

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3pm Resources
for Online Classes

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2pm Digital
Library/Colls

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9am
MERGENT

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9am Basic
Research Skills

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1pm Library
Services for
Students

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3pm APA

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9am 
Databases

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3pm Plagiarism

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