Saturday, April 6, 2013

Upcoming Library Workshops

Learn how Union’s online resources can work for you!

Union Institute & University’s library is completely online and provides access to a growing collection including:

  • 50,000 + electronic full-text periodicals via 150+ online licensed research databases
  • 150,000 + e-books
  • 1,000,000 + doctoral dissertations from colleges and universities worldwide
  • 5,000 dissertations produced by UI&U students


Learn how to navigate and use this extensive online collection at our April and May Library Workshops. These informative sessions are open to the Union community including faculty, students and staff. To sign up, visit Upcoming Workshops in the online Library Help Center. Attendees will receive a confirmation email with the meeting details after registering.

Library Orientation

  • Thursday, April 4 | 7:00-8:00pm EST/4:00-5:00pm PST
  • Thursday, May 16 | 6:00-6:50pm EST/3:00-3:50pm PST

This online workshop provides a basic introduction to the multiple resources and services provided by the UI&U Library, followed by a tour of the library website. This session is highly recommended for new users, those unfamiliar with online databases, and those looking for a quick library refresher.

Basic Research Skills

  • Thursday, April 4 | 5:00-5:50pm EST/2-2:50 PST
  • Thursday, May 2 | 7:00-8:00pm EST/4:00-5:00pm PST

The UI&U Library contains millions of resources—including 130,000+ e-books—that are available for free to the UI&U community. While the seemingly endless supply of information may seem overwhelming, this online workshop will demonstrate how to easily navigate our catalog and various databases so that you can locate exactly what you need for your assignments. Dissertation, article, and e-book searches will be touched upon. Recommended for anyone looking to increase their research skills and/or familiarize themselves with the UI&U Library website.

Advanced Research Skills

  • Thursday, April 4 | 6-6:50:00pm EST/3:00-3:50pm PST
  • Thursday, May 16 | 7:00-8:00pm EST/4:00-5:00pm PST 

This online workshop for experienced researchers will explore simultaneous database searches, reverse-citation searches, database alerts, search design, and other research strategies. This session is recommended for those who have completed “Basic Research Skills,” or those with previous online research experience.

Faculty Collection Development

  • Thursday, May 2 | 6-6:50:00pm EST/3:00-3:50pm PST 

The UI&U Library believes that faculty participation is an essential component of library collection development. We invite you to help us by recommending specific e-books for purchase. This online workshop will demonstrate the various collection development resources available, including Choice Reviews Online, Ulrich's Periodical Directory, and the ebrary Title Preview website. Presentation content will focus on faculty needs, but staff and students are also welcome to register.

APA, Chicago & MLA Citations Made Simple
  • Thursday, May 30 | 7:00-8:00pm EST/4:00-5:00pm PST 

The UI&U Library provides resources to help you to create, format, and manage bibliographies, citations, footnotes, and endnotes. This online workshop for new and experienced researchers will demonstrate the three citation formatting tools available in the UI&U Library: WorldCat, RefWorks, and Zotero. We'll also visit the APA, MLA, and Chicago style pages.

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