Spring 2015 Wednesday Workshops

All workshops are from 12-12:50 pm in one of the large group study rooms on the third floor of the library (Room 369), unless otherwise noted.


Research FAQ

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 12:00-12:50

Library resources change often, and so do your research needs. Drop in to this session for an informal orientation to research resources and processes, and a chance to ask any questions you have about resources available, helpful strategies, or how to get the most out of a favorite database.

Presenter: Bo Adams, Systems and Reference Librarian

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Worship Resources

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 12:00-12:50

Are you looking for resources to enrich your worship services? In this workshop, we will explore some practical helps for worship leaders. We will focus on music and art, rather than preaching.

Presenter: Rebekah Bedard, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator

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Evaluating the News

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:00-12:50

The news affects both the practice and the study of religion. In this workshop, we will look at how to find news sources and assess their reliability and credibility. 

Presenters:  Bo Adams, Systems and Reference Librarian, and Rebekah Bedard, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator

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Bibleworks: Software for Biblical Exegesis

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:00-12:50

If you are writing an exegesis paper, or you are working with the Biblical text for sermon preparation, or if you are just interested in reading the Bible closely, then Biblical exegesis software is a helpful resource to learn. Bibleworks is powerful software that allows you to read, search, and analyze the Biblical text in the original language and in any number of translations. With power, though, comes complexity. Come to this session for a basic introduction to Bibleworks and some hints on how you can use this tool to make more productive and efficient your reading of Scripture. No prior knowledge is assumed, and laptops with the program installed will be made available for the session. 

Presenter: Bo Adams, Systems and Reference Librarian

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Accordance: Software for Biblical Exegesis

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:00-12:50

Accordance is a powerful Bible software package for reading, comparing, and searching biblical texts. Originally designed for MacOS, Accordance is now available for Windows as well. In this workshop, we will look at some of the most helpful resources and exegetical tools that Accordance offers. If you have a laptop with Accordance on it, please bring it with you. No prior experience is required.

Presenter: Rebekah Bedard, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator

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EndNote: Managing Research and Citations

Wednesday, February 18, 2014, 12:00-12:50

Are you looking for a tool to help you manage your research and make citation easier? EndNote is a powerful citation management tool that is available to Emory faculty, students, and staff. In this session, we will introduce you to the basics of EndNote, and then we will explore searching for resources, tracking and sharing research results, and generating bibliographies and citations. No prior experience is assumed, and laptops with the applicaiton will be provided for the session.

Presenter: Bo Adams, Systems and Reference Librarian

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Writing an Exegesis Paper

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:00-12:50

Monday, March 2, and Tuesday, March 3, 3:00-4:00

Approaching an exegesis for the first time can be daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Pitts Theology Library offers a wealth of materials to help you with your exegetical needs. This workshop will present an array of word tools, commentaries, concordances, and database tips to help you along the path of determining and supporting your exegetical thesis.

Presenters: Tracy Powell Iwaskow, Head of Public Services

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Doing Theological Research: A Panel of Candler Faculty

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 12:00-12:50

What resources do the Candler faculty turn to in their research and writing? If they are confronted with a theological question, where do they turn? In this roundtable discussion, several Candler faculty members will speak about their process of reading and writing, and they will take questions on how to do the best work in the field of theological education.

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Zotero: Managing Research and Citations

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 12:00-12:50

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. 

Presenters: Rebekah Bedard, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator

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