Fall 2016 Wednesday Workshops


How Do I Do Research?

Wednesday, August 31, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 360: Register 

Tuesday, September 6, 3pm-3:50pm, Pitts Room 560A: Register

Learn the ins and outs of research at Emory and Candler, so that you will be an expert when crunch time begins. In this workshop, we will explore the research process and look at where to find excellent online and print materials, including articles, books, theses, dissertations, reference articles, and commentaries.

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Presenter: Sarah Bogue, Reference and Instruction Librarian


How Can I Find the Best Materials for my Research?

Wednesday, September 7, at 12pm, Pitts 360: Register

Tuesday, September 13, at 3pm, Pitts 560A: Register

Learn time-saving tricks for finding the best books, articles, and other materials for your research. After learning expert search tips, you will have a chance to find materials for one of your own research projects.

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Presenter: Sarah Bogue, Reference and Instruction Librarian


How Should I Read a Book? 

Wednesday, September 14, at 12pm, Pitts 369: Register

Tuesday, September 20, at 3pm, Pitts 560A: Register

It has been said that a seminary education is one long course in learning how to read. Indeed, reading books is at the very core of theological education. And yet, rarely do we take the time to strategize about the best way to read. Should you approach every book the same? Is the first page the correct place to start? How do you decide if a book is even worth reading? In this conversation, we’ll talk about these questions and practice together the skill/art of reading a book.

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Presenter: Bo Adams, Head of Public Services, Reference and Systems Librarian 


How Do I Cite my Work, and What Do I Need to Know about Copyright?

Wednesday, September 21, at 12pm, Pitts 369: Register

Tuesday, September 27, at 3pm, Pitts 560A: Register

In this workshop, we will learn about copyright law and how it affects your research and writing at Emory. We will also look at why to cite and at how to cite, with a focus on the Chicago, Turabian, and SBL styles.

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Presenter: Rebekah Bedard, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator


Using Zotero to Manage Your Research and Citations

Wednesday, September 28, at 12pm, Pitts Room 360Register

Tuesday, October 4, at 3pm, Pitts Room 560A: Register

Would you like to manage your research and create bibliographies with ease? Zotero is a great, free online tool for gathering, organizing, and citing sources. Zotero enables you to create a personal library of journal articles, books, websites, and more, and to cite your sources in a variety of styles. In this workshop, we will look at the basics on Zotero.

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Presenter: Bo Adams, Head of Public Services, Reference and Systems Librarian


How Can I Best Use Images and Create Elegant Presentations?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 12:00pm, Pitts 369: Register

Would you like to create elegant visuals for your presentations? In this workshop, we will explore best practices for presentation visuals. We will also learn how to find images and incorporate them into presentation graphics with ease.

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Presenter: Rebekah Bedard, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator


Can I Participate in the Digital Humanities? How?

Wednesday, October 12, at 12pm, Pitts 369: Register

Tuesday, October 18, at 3pm, Pitts Room 560A: Register

We hear a lot about the "digital humanities" these days, though it seems to have a very high bar to entry. Are you curious about what the digital humanities is, whethere you need to become a computer programmer to participate, and how you might dip your toe in the water? In this workshop we will explore what the term "digital humanities" has meant and ways that non-programmers can get started.

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Presenter: Bo Adams, Head of Public Services, Reference and Systems Librarian 


Worship Resources: Advent Edition

Wednesday, October 19, at 12pm, Pitts 369: Register

Tuesday, October 25, at 3pm, Pitts 560A: Register

Advent, the season of preparation and anticipation, marks the beginning of the liturgical year for the Church. Unfortunately, it also coincides with the demanding conclusion of your academic semester! Join us for a discussion of resources related to the texts, traditions, and symbols of the season that can help facilitate your preparations for Advent.

Presenter: Sarah Bogue, Reference and Instruction Librarian