Fall workshops at UGA Libraries

October 12, 2011 – 10:55 AM

The UGA Libraries will be hosting several workshops this fall – all interested persons are welcome to attend.  These events are also eligible for “Blue cards” from the Franklin College Cultural & Academic Events Program.  Workshops last no longer than an hour.

Maximizing Google
Tuesday October 18, 7 p.m.
Science Library, Instruction Lab

Google provides a varied suite of resources which can support scholarly research. Learn how to use these resources effectively and some tricks to turn even the commercial web version of Google into a reliable source for accurate information. This class will introduce Google’s Book Search and Scholar tools as well as covering some advanced searching techniques in the general search interface. Learn how to use these powerful (and free!) tools to quickly and efficiently get the information you need.

Libraries 101
Tuesday, October 18, 7 p.m.
Main Library, Lab A

Whether you’re new to the campus or just new to the library, this session will introduce you to the basics of how to find an article online, how to find an article in print, and how to find books.  Unravel the mysteries of Library of Congress call numbers and library floor maps in a hands-on activity.  (Pssst, we may even have some small prizes.)

Refworks
Wednesday, October 19, 7 p.m.
Main Library, Lab A

Learn how to manage your “Works Cited” page with web-based software that allows you to store references, insert them in your paper, and generate a bibliography in the style of your choice. All online and all free for the UGA community.

History of Information
Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m.
Miller Learning Center, Room 370

How did we get from cave paintings to the Internet? What are the implications of how we find, store and retrieve information? This session will discuss major innovations in our information infrastructure throughout history and explore the implications these structures have on modern (and future) societies.

Libraries 101
Monday, October 31, 5 p.m.
Miller Learning Center, Room 369

What’s scary about the research process? Not much after this Halloween session. Learn your way around GIL and GALILEO to find articles and books available through the UGA Libraries. What’s the difference between GIL and GALILEO? What’s your PIN? How do you use a call number? These mysteries and more solved in 45 minutes or less.

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