Monday, October 28, 2013

Learn How To Use Research Tools Like a Librarian! Open Sessions Nov. 4-7

Do you face challenges finding vital research information for your class paper or project, the thesis, dissertation, article or book you are writing, or the workplace report you need to submit?  Dr. Seán Henry will host four library guidance sessions to help you with these, whether you are a student, faculty, or staff member!

When:   Monday – Thursday, Nov. 4-7, at 6-7:30 PM Where:  Ort Library Instruction Classroom (Library 316 – just inside the main entrance to the left) 
Light refreshments will be served!

These four sessions are open to the entire FSU community and will focus on the questions you bring to the sessions with you.  Even if you are a seasoned researcher at FSU, you might want to consider stopping by to see what’s new, because some library tools you may have relied on for the last decade -catalogUSMAI and Research Port - will be disappearing soon!

The 90-minute open sessions will cover:

  • Using expert tips to develop effective search strategies
  • Finding books, eBooks, articles, and more using the new library discovery tool OneSearch
  • Requesting books you need from other University System of Maryland libraries to check out here
  • Navigating databases in your discipline at Databases A-Z
  • Citing, saving, and managing  your sources with personalized database tools
  • Launching ILLiad, our interlibrary loan system,  to request articles and books outside the reach of FSU and the University System
  • Manipulating powerful Web search tools like Google Advanced and Google Scholar

RSVPs  are not absolutely necessary if you plan to attend any of these library guidance sessions on Nov. 4-7 (6-7:30 PM), but if you reply to and let Dr. Henry know you’re coming,  he’ll make sure there is plenty of room (classroom size capped at 31 people) and that there are enough refreshments on hand.

The Ort Library is here to help you succeed!

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