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

  • 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).
     
  • First Year Workshop Series: Managing Your Life Online
    Thursday November 6 • 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm •
    If you were to Google yourself, do you know what you would find? Learn ways to present yourself in a positive light online, and learn how to use online tools, from social media networks to cloud storage, to your advantage. This class introduces tips and tricks to help you manage your personal information and stay organized, efficient, and in control of your identity online. Questions may be sent to Sarah Morris (smorris4@luc.edu
     
  • How To Read: Faster or Slower, but Certainly Smarter
    Tuesday November 11 • 4:00 pm - 4:30 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).
     
  • Journal Impact Factor: Concepts and Sources
    Tuesday November 11 • 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).
     
  • First Year Workshop Experience: Avoiding Plagarism
    Thursday November 13 • 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).