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Empire State College Online Library Offers Series of @ Home Library Workshops

By Heather Shalhoub, information resources coordinator, Academic Technologies

September 24, 2013

The Empire State College online library uses a live online classroom so students can attend workshops from the comfort of their own homes. Students can learn how to use the library more effectively and save time and effort when doing research and citations for assignments. 

Available Workshops: 

Research Skills 1: learn how to efficiently navigate the library site, create a search strategy from a research topic, search for journal articles, and use powerful search results page options. 

Research Skills 2: hands-on workshop that will tackle advanced search strategies and introduce tools and techniques to make gathering the most relevant information on your topic more efficient and effective. 

Citing Your Sources: learn why you need to cite, what is a citation, the parts of a citation, MLA versus APA style, knowing your source and documentation tips. 

Books, Reference & Multimedia: learn how to use the library e-book catalog, search the full-text of specific e-book collections, use special features for e-book collections and locate print books (and journals) at nearby libraries using WorldCatSearch as well as how to search in the Empire State College Library’s video and image collections. 

Managing Your Citations with RefWorks 1: learn what RefWorks is, how it can be used and create your own RefWorks account. Get an introduction to navigating RefWorks, features available and the basics of how to import References into your RefWorks account. Essential for those who are new to RefWorks and want to learn what it is and how to use it. 

Managing Your Citations with RefWorks 2: learn how to use advanced features in RefWorks such as importing resources into RefWorks from multiple library databases and e-book collections and creating a bibliography for your assignments.

For more information and to register, go to the library home page at www.esc.edu/library and click on Library Workshops.

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