Spring 2012 Wednesday Workshop Descriptions

All workshops are from 12-12:50 in CST 401 (unless otherwise noted).


Techniques for better research results
Wednesday, September 05, 2012, 12:00-12:50

Now that you've seen discoverE, EUCLID, and ATLA, learn a few simple searching strategies that can save you time and yield better results. We'll also show you a few tricks for using Google like a librarian.

Presenters:
Tracy Powell Iwaskow, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian
Matthew S. Collins, Reference Librarian

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Panera Bread. Panera logo

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Managing the Research Process
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 12:00-12:50

Research is not often a straightforward process, and developing strategies for managing your time and information can help a lot. This workshop will introduce you to common stages of research, as well as some tools you can use to establish and keep your own deadlines.

Presenters:
Tracy Powell Iwaskow, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Nectar Nectar

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Zotero
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 12:00-12:50

Zotero is a free web-based tool for tracking citations, adding notes, and sharing resources with others. Learn how to use Zotero in this hands-on workshop. Before the session, please download Zotero from www.zotero.org

Presenters:
Tracy Powell Iwaskow, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill Mediterranean Grill

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Zotero (6pm)
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 6:00-6:50

Zotero is a free web-based tool for tracking citations, adding notes, and sharing resources with others. Learn how to use Zotero in this hands-on workshop. Before the session, please download Zotero from www.zotero.org

Presenters:
Tracy Powell Iwaskow, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian

Click here to register for this workshop: Register


EndNote
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 12:00-12:50

EndNote X5 is a sophisticated bibliographic manager available to students at no cost through Emory's Software Express. EndNote is installed on your computer and on the web. This session will provide an introduction to this resource and highlight some of its advantages.

Presenters:
Matthew S. Collins, Reference Librarian

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Nectar Nectar

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Working with Special Collections
Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 12:00-12:50

Pitts Theology Library has more than 100,000 items in special collections and archives for your research, some of which have never before been analyzed in depth. Join us in this hands-on session to locate archives of interest at Pitts and at other libraries, read finding aids, and get a taste of the rich materials available to you.

Presenters:
Tracy Powell Iwaskow, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian

Bob Presutti, Curator of Archives and Manuscripts

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill Mediterranean Grill

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Bibleworks
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 12:00-12:50

BibleWorks is designed to help you perform searches on the Biblical text and access exegetical resources related to the verse or passage that you are studying. This workshop will introduce you the most commonly used search techniques and resources close at hand in the BibleWorks 8 user interface that can make your research more efficient and effective.

Presenters:
Matthew S. Collins, Reference Librarian

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Panera Bread. Panera

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iPad Apps for Academics
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 12:00-12:50

iPads are great for playing grames and for browsing the web, but there are also great apps available to help with research, teaching and other academic tasks. Join us for a look at a few recommended apps and share some of your favorites. Bring your iPad so you can download new apps from the App store.

Presenters:
Matthew S. Collins, Reference Librarian

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Nectar Nectar

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Techniques for better research results (6pm) Cancelled
Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 6:00-6:50

Now that you've seen discoverE, EUCLID, and ATLA, learn a few simple searching strategies that can save you time and yield better results. We'll also show you a few tricks for using Google like a librarian.

Presenters:
Matthew S. Collins, Reference Librarian

Click here to register for this workshop: Register


Accordance
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 12:00-12:50

Accordance is Bible software for the Mac. Versions are available that work on most Macs and on the iPad and iPhone. This workshop will introduce you to a few of the most commonly used tools and resources.

Presenters:
Matthew S. Collins, Reference Librarian

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Panera Bread. Panera

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Religion databases beyond the basics
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 12:00-12:50

You know ATLA, but do you know about the Digital Karl Barth collection, the ALCS Humanities eBook Collection, or the Catholic Periodical Literature Index? This workshop will introduce you to the wide array of databases containing or indexing religious content. We'll also discuss finding religious resources in other disciplinary databases.

Presenters:
Tracy Powell Iwaskow, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Nectar Nectar

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Primary Texts
Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 12:00-12:50

What is a primary source and how would you go about finding one? This workshop will focus on identifying primary sources in religion and theology, as well as locating and evaluating primary texts available online.

Presenters:
Meredith Burke Hammons, Reference and Systems Librarian

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill Mediterranean Grill

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Advent Resources
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 12:00-12:50

The season of Advent begins the liturgical year in the Western Church. Advent, which means "coming," celebrates the impending coming of Jesus, both in his birth (Christmas) and his second coming. The workshop will focus on preparing Advent celebrations in churches, by providing strategies and resources for finding information on the texts, traditions, and symbols associated with Advent.

Presenters:
Meredith Burke Hammons, Reference and Systems Librarian

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Panera Bread. Panera

Click here to register for this workshop: Register