Classes & Workshops

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.

Print a list of of all library classes for Fall 2014 (PDF)

Fall 2014 Calendar

  • JSTOR: Old and New
    Wednesday October 1 • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm •
    JSTOR remains an essential database for finding and accessing journal articles in many disciplines, 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 text analysis. Questions may be sent to Niamh McGuigan (nmcguigan@luc.edu).
     
  • PsycINFO: Introduction to Effective Searching
    Wednesday October 1 • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm •
    Are you writing a research paper on a topic in psychology? Come 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 anyone wishing to update their PsycINFO search skills. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).
     
  • Citation Searching: Tracking Research over Time
    Thursday October 2 • 10:00 am - 11:00 am •
    Citation searching allows you to identify references that cite or are cited by other scholarly sources. Citation searching helps find new research based on earlier research, and can identify how many times and where an article has been cited. Discover how citation searching can assist you in your research, and compare results using the Web of Science database and Google Scholar. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).
     
  • PsycINFO: Beyond the Basics
    Thursday October 2 • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm •
    This workshop will focus on advanced features of the PsycINFO database, including Multi-Field Searching, establishing a Personal Account to save searches and projects, and creating AutoAlerts to receive regular updates on a research topic. This workshop will be of most interest to regular users of PsycINFO, though all are welcome. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).
     
  • First Year Workshop Series: Managing Your Research and Staying Organized
    Thursday October 2 • 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm •
    Feeling overwhelmed by your work? Not sure what to do with all your research? This class will introduce you to tips, tricks, and tools, from cloud storage to mind-mapping, to help you keep your work organized and under control. Questions may be sent to Sarah Morris (smorris4@luc.edu).
     
  • Water Tower Campus: RefWorks: Citation Management and Bibliography Creation
    Monday October 6 • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm •
    Join us for an informative program on RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic software that enables you to organize your research, include in-text citations while you write your paper, build a bibliography in a variety of citation styles, and Import references from many data sources. This workshop will be held in Corboy Law Center, Room 710. Questions may be sent to Kristina Schwoebel (kschwoe@luc.edu).
     
  • RefWorks: Citation Management and Bibliography Creation
    Tuesday October 7 • 9:30 am - 10:30 am •
    Join us for an informative program on RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic software that enables you to organize your research, include in-text citations while you write your paper, build a bibliography in a variety of citation styles, and Import references from many data sources. Questions may be sent to Kristina Schwoebel (kschwoe@luc.edu).
     
  • Public Sources for Health Data
    Tuesday October 7 • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm •
    Looking for free resources about health and health statistics? There are several national and international organizations that provide free data about public health. This session will cover where to find them and demonstrate some applications for the data. Questions may be sent to Will Kent (wkent@luc.edu).
     
  • RefWorks: Citation Management and Bibliography Creation
    Tuesday October 7 • 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm •
    Join us for an informative program on RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic software that enables you to organize your research, include in-text citations while you write your paper, build a bibliography in a variety of citation styles, and Import references from many data sources. Questions may be sent to Kristina Schwoebel (kschwoe@luc.edu).
     
  • Refworks: Citation Management and Bibliography Creation
    Wednesday October 8 • 9:30 am - 10:30 am •
    Join us for an informative program on RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic software that enables you to organize your research, include in-text citations while you write your paper, build a bibliography in a variety of citation styles, and Import references from many data sources. Questions may be sent to Kristina Schwoebel (kschwoe@luc.edu).
     
  • How To Read: Faster or Slower, but Certainly Smarter
    Wednesday October 8 • 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm •
    Reading habits and styles are changing. Academic work continues to require a carefully considered combination of effective skimming and careful in-depth reading with strategies to organize and retain content. Discover strategies and solutions to reading dilemmas by attending this workshop. Questions may be sent to Jane Currie (jcurrie@luc.edu).
     
  • Public Sources for Health Data
    Thursday October 9 • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm •
    Looking for free resources about health and health statistics? There are several national and international organizations that provide free data about public health. This session will cover where to find them and demonstrate some applications for the data. Questions may be sent to Will Kent (wkent@luc.edu).
     
  • JSTOR: Old and New
    Thursday October 9 • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm •
    JSTOR remains an essential database for finding and accessing journal articles in many disciplines, 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 text analysis. Questions may be sent to Niamh McGuigan (nmcguigan@luc.edu).
     
  • Water Tower Campus: RefWorks: Citation Management and Bibliography Creation
    Thursday October 9 • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm •
    Join us for an informative program on RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic software that enables you to organize your research, include in-text citations while you write your paper, build a bibliography in a variety of citation styles, and Import references from many data sources. This workshop will be held in Corboy Law Center, Room 710. Questions may be sent to Kristina Schwoebel (kschwoe@luc.edu).
     
  • RefWorks: Citation Management and Bibliography Creation
    Friday October 10 • 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm •
    Join us for an informative program on RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic software that enables you to organize your research, include in-text citations while you write your paper, build a bibliography in a variety of citation styles, and Import references from many data sources. Questions may be sent to Kristina Schwoebel (kschwoe@luc.edu).
     
  • Journal Impact Factor
    Monday October 13 • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm •
    The Journal Impact Factor is the most widely recognized measure of the relative research impact of individual journals. This workshop will include an overview of the Journal Impact Factor, as well as alternate approaches for measuring journal impact. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).
     
  • Zotero
    Tuesday October 14 • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm •
    Do you have many citations to manage? Working in a group with citations? Interested in a new way of keeping track of resources? Curious about Zotero? Come check out this class. Questions may be sent to Will Kent (wkent@luc.edu).
     
  • Beyond Loyola: Research Libraries and Collections in Chicago
    Wednesday October 15 • 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm •
    Discover how you may take advantage of the rich library collections found in the Chicago area. Included will be Northwestern University, the University of Illinois Chicago, DePaul University, the Chicago Public Library, and special collections such as The Newberry Library. Questions may be sent to Jane Currie (jcurrie@luc.edu).
     
  • Zotero
    Thursday October 16 • 1:40 pm - 2:10 pm •
    Do you have many citations to manage? Working in a group with citations? Interested in a new way of keeping track of resources? Curious about Zotero? Come check out this class. Questions may be sent to Will Kent (wkent@luc.edu).
     
  • PsycINFO: Introduction to Effective Searching
    Monday October 20 • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm •
    Are you writing a research paper on a topic in psychology? Come 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 anyone wishing to update their PsycINFO search skills. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).
     
  • PsycINFO: Beyond the Basics
    Monday October 20 • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm •
    This workshop will focus on advanced features of the PsycINFO database, including Multi-Field Searching, establishing a Personal Account to save searches and projects, and creating AutoAlerts to receive regular updates on a research topic. This workshop will be of most interest to regular users of PsycINFO, though all are welcome. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).
     
  • First Year Workshop Series: Avoiding Plagiarism
    Thursday October 23 • 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm •
    Wondering what you can do to avoid plagiarism? This session defines plagiarism, covers strategies for avoiding plagiarism, and introduces practical techniques for using sources correctly. Questions may be sent to Sarah Morris (smorris4@luc.edu).
     
  • Digital Archive Collections: Access Primary Sources Online
    Monday November 3 • 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm •
    The University Libraries provides access to digital collections that contain digitized copies of a variety of materials, from the earliest books printed in English to the complete run of Vogue magazine. Discover which collections are best suited to your research and learn advanced search techniques for finding and using information. Questions may be sent to Niamh McGuigan (nmcguigan@luc.edu).
     
  • Digital Archive Collections: Access Primary Sources Online
    Tuesday November 4 • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm •
    The University Libraries provides access to digital collections that contain digitized copies of a variety of materials, from the earliest books printed in English to the complete run of Vogue magazine. Discover which collections are best suited to your research and learn advanced search techniques for finding and using information. Questions may be sent to Niamh McGuigan (nmcguigan@luc.edu).