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.

Current Semester Calendar

Full Schedule (PDF)

Instruction Calendar

Upcoming Events

Title:Research with the Internet
Date:Monday, February 15, 2016
Time:4:30pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Will Kent
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

Feeling overwhelmed by your work? Having trouble staying organized? This workshop will introduce you to tips, tricks, and a variety of online tools to help you stay productive. With this class under your belt, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a researching and productivity ninja.  Questions may be sent to Will Kent (wkent@luc.edu). 

Title:Public Health Data
Date:Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time:4:30pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Will Kent
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
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:How to Fill a Notebook: Techniques for Taking Useful, Organized Notes
Date:Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time:2:30pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Jane Currie
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

Research indicates that learning is most effective when notes are written by hand.  Discover strategies for creating a notebook that is well organized and notes that will help you succeed academically by attending this workshop.  Questions may be sent to Jane Currie (jcurrie@luc.edu).

Title:Journal Impact Metrics
Date:Monday, February 22, 2016
Time:3:30pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Stephen Macksey
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

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 metrics for measuring journal impact. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).

Title:Digital Humanities
Date:Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time:4:30pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Will Kent
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
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:Citation Management
Date:Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Time:4:30pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Will Kent
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
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).

Title:How to Read: Faster or Slower but Certainly Smarter
Date:Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time:2:30pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Jane Currie
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

Reading habits and styles are changing.  Academic work continues to require a carefully considered combination of effective skimming and careful in-depth reading.  Effective readers employ strategies to organize and retain their reading.  Discover strategies and solutions to reading dilemmas by attending this workshop.  Questions may be sent to Jane Currie (jcurrie@luc.edu).

Title:How to Fill a Notebook: Techniques for Taking Useful, Organized Notes
Date:Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time:2:30pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Jane Currie
Location:Adobe Connect
Campus:Lakeshore
Categories:Online Workshops
Description:

Research indicates that learning is most effective when notes are written by hand.  Discover strategies for creating a notebook that is well organized and notes that will help you succeed academically by attending this workshop.  Questions may be sent to Jane Currie (jcurrie@luc.edu).

Title:PsycINFO: Introduction to Effective Searching
Date:Monday, March 14, 2016
Time:3:30pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Stephen Macksey
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
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 anyone wishing to update their PsycINFO search skills. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).

Title:PsycINFO: Introduction to Effective Searching
Date:Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time:3:00pm - 3:30pm
Presenter:Stephen Macksey
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
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 anyone wishing to update their PsycINFO search skills. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).