Fall 2013 Wednesday Workshops

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


Tips for better research results
Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 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. 

Presenters:
Tracy Powell Iwaskow, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian
Bo Adams, Reference and  Systems Librarian

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Can't I Just Google It?
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 12:00-12:50

Google can be a useful tool in research. Learn how to maximize your searches in Google, how best to take advantage of Google Books and Google Scholar and how to evaluate the information you find.

Presenter:
Meredith Burke Hammons, Reference Librarian

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Citation
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 12:00-12:50

You want to give credit where it is due, but how do you do that in a way that follows the practices of the scholarly community of which you are now a part? This workshop will cover the whys and hows of citation, including reading citations found in print and online sources and crafting your own, following established guidelines. We'll work with Turabian, SBL, and the Chicago style from which each derives. We'll also briefly discuss what to expect from citation management tools like Zotero and EndNote, and why you might want to consider learning one or both.

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

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 Zotero: Citation Management

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 12:00-12:50

Zotero is a free bibliographic manager with which you can collect information about books, articles, web pages, and more, take notes on these resources, and then develop a bibliography to accompany your research. This session will provide an introduction to this resource, including its newest features.

Presenter:
Meredith Burke Hammons, Reference Librarian

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EndNote: Using Software to Track Sources and Create Bibliographies
Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 12:00-12:50

NOTE: This workshop will take place in RARB 322.

Are you doing research and accumulating sources? Do you think you might need to find those sources again or construct a bibliography from them? Are you confused about which citation method to use? EndNote is powerful (and free-to-Emory-students) software to take the place of the notecards many use to keep track of sources. In this session we will introduce EndNote and demonstrate its basic use in academic research and writing. No prior experience with the software is required. If possible, please bring your laptop with you.

Presenter:
Bo Adams, Reference and Systems Librarian

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Utilizing Archives and Manuscripts for Research
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 12:00-12:50

Archives and manuscripts can be treasures for scholarly research, yet their potential is often completely overlooked by students in favor of only secondary sources.  This session will equip students with an overview necessary to begin venturing into the area of archival research.  Join us as we explore what makes archives and manuscripts different, how to locate these materials, and how to incorporate them into research.  Also, we will explore several opportunities for original research that are available in the Pitts Library archives and manuscript holdings.

Presenter:

Bob Presutti, Curator of Archives & Manuscripts

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Using Accordance and BibleWorks in Exegesis
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 12:00-12:50

Are you in the middle of exegesis and getting a little overwhelmed with Bible translations, original languages, and concordances? If so, there is powerful software that can help. Accordance (http://www.accordancebible.com; for MacOS) and BibleWorks (http://www.bibleworks.com; developed for the PC, functions on MacOS as well) are software programs developed to help users access and search Biblical texts and other exegetical aids. In this session we will provide a broad introduction to Biblical software and then look at the specifics of these two programs. No prior experience with the software is required.

Presenters:
Bo Adams, Reference and Systems Librarian

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The World at Your Fingertips: Using WorldCat and Other Tools for Learning about Available Resources

Wednesday, October 23, 2012, 12:00-12:50

You can access resources from around the world while at Emory! WorldCat provides information about print and digital holdings of more than 10,000 libraries. Learn strategies for using the WorldCat database and worldcat.org for your next research project, as well as how to use Interlibrary Loan and other library lending agreements to obtain the research materials you seek.

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

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Resources on Reformation Women
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 12:00-12:50

Pitts Theology Library holds over 3,500 rare and valuable documents produced in connection with the Protestant Reformation. In this workshop, we will focus on ways to search this material, both in the library catalog and in the archives. We will also highlight some of the key resources in this collection and, in keeping with the theme of this year's Reformation Day, emphasize resources produced by women. Come and learn about these rich materials and how you can make use of them in your own work.

Presenters:
Meredith Burke Hammons, Reference Librarian

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Social Media for Non Profit and Ministry Work
Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 12:00-12:50

Do Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have a role to play in the work and life of the church? As these tools become more ubiquitous, this question is being answered for us. The question now is how to use them most effectively. In this session we will introduce these tools and discuss best practices for their use. We will be joined by guests active in ministry and non-profit work, who will share their best practices for how social media can be used most effectively.

Presenters:
Bo Adams, Reference and Systems Librarian

Jasmine Smothers (MDiv 2008), Associate Director of Correctional Ministries of the North Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Diane Curtis (MTS 2010), Social Media Strategist 

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Advent Resources
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 12:00-12:50

Advent, or "coming," is a time of quiet preparation that marks the beginning of the liturgical year for the Church, but it coincides with a very busy end-of-semester period for students! Join us for this discussion of resources related to the texts, traditions, and symbols of the season that you can draw upon in your preparations for Advent.

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

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