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Attend classes and workshops offered by the library to improve your research skills, use information resources more effectively, and learn about new technologies and tools.

All classes are free and open to students, faculty, and staff. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held in IC-120 and will last for approximately 30 minutes.

If you’re not able to attend a workshop, but would like to learn about the topic, please feel welcome to contact us. We can schedule additional workshops for groups, or plan one on one meetings.

For more information please email cud-ref@luc.edu.

Current Semester Calendar

Full Schedule (PDF)

Instruction Calendar

Upcoming Events

Title:Election Research (VoxGov)
Date:Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time:4:00pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Ben Aldred
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lake Shore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

VoxGov is an incredibly powerful aggregator of political information, combining legislative information, official press releases and even social media postings for the US government.  This workshop will show how to use VoxGov for election research, how to learn what the candidates are saying, how it compares to their records and how to follow candidates in the long haul.Questions may be sent to Ben Aldred (baldred@luc.edu).

Title:PsycINFO: Introduction to Effective Searching
Date:Monday, October 3, 2016
Time:3:30pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Stephen Macksey
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lake Shore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

Learn about PsycINFO, the premier database for psychology research.  This session will provide a basic overview of PsycINFO search techniques.  This workshop will be of most interest to those who are new to the PsycINFO database, but it may also provide a useful review for those wishing to update their PsycINFO search skills. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu)

Title:Be a Webmaker
Date:Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time:3:30pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Will Kent
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lake Shore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

So you use the internet all the time, but do you ever make the internet? Get acquainted with Mozilla’s Webmaker and learn the basics of HTML and CSS. Even if you are not interested in making websites this course will give you a better understanding of how the internet works and what you can do with it. Questions may be sent to Will Kent (wkent@luc.edu).

Title:Digital Archive Collections
Date:Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time:4:00pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Niamh McGuigan
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lake Shore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

The University Libraries provides access to online collections that contain digitized copies of a variety of materials, from massive newspaper databases to the complete run of Vogue magazine.   These digital collections can be used to chart the history of a topic over time, to identify essential primary sources, and for basic data mining. Discover which collections are best suited to your research and learn advanced search techniques for finding and using information.   Please contact Niamh McGuigan (nmcguigan@luc.edu) with questions. 

Title:Become a Wikipedian
Date:Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time:3:30pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Will Kent
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lake Shore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

Join us for a class that will teach you how to contribute to Wikipedia. You will learn how to edit pages, start new ones, and leave meaningful comments on the most popular open access website on the internet.Questions may be sent to Will Kent (wkent@luc.edu).

Title:Election Research (US Political Stats)
Date:Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time:3:00pm - 3:30pm
Presenter:Ben Aldred
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lake Shore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

Want to dig into statistical information for better election decisions, use US political stats!  USPS has data on demographics, campaign finances and past election notes.  This workshop will explore some of the useful policy data available in this powerful resource. Questions may be sent to Ben Aldred (baldred@luc.edu).

Title:Public Health Data
Date:Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time:4:30pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Will Kent
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lake Shore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

More and more governments, companies, and organizations are opening up their health data to the world. This session will explore some of the most useful online repositories with free health data. From there you can analyze, cite, and share the data for your research needs.Questions may be sent to Will Kent (wkent@luc.edu).

Title:Digital Humanities Introduction
Date:Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time:3:30pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Will Kent
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lake Shore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

If you love the humanities and technology, or if you’re wondering how technology connects to the humanities, then this is the workshop for you. We’ll learn about how technology and computing intersect with the humanities, and we’ll discover exciting new projects and ways to get involved in digital humanities work.Questions may be sent to Will Kent (wkent@luc.edu).

Title:JSTOR: Advanced Searching and Data Mining
Date:Monday, October 17, 2016
Time:4:00pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Niamh McGuigan
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lake Shore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

You’ve probably used JSTOR to read articles online, but did you know that JSTOR has introduced new tools for searching and analyzing the JSTOR corpus? This workshop will teach you how to perform advanced searches in JSTOR and provide an introduction to Data for Research, JSTOR’s new platform for data mining the JSTOR corpus. Please contact Niamh McGuigan (nmcguigan@luc.edu) with questions. 

Title:Citation Management
Date:Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time:3:30pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Will Kent
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lake Shore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

Lost in a sea of citations? Are you interested in organizing them so you can easily insert them into your next great research paper? Take charge of your citations and come to this session to learn about RefWorks and Zotero, two citation management programs.Questions may be sent to Will Kent (wkent@luc.edu).