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Workshops

Research Workshops

Each semester the library hosts a series of workshops where students can learn about a variety of topics that will enhance their ability to conduct effective research, such as using research citation methods (APA, MLA, etc.). All workshops are in the Active Learning Classroom in the Jerry Falwell Library, Room 171. They are Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

Workshops may be attended in person or via streaming video in cooperation with Liberty University Online.  Register at www.liberty.edu/webinars for the specific workshop to receive login information.  The password is luo1.  Faculty and staff may also register on the Library tab of the ProDev portal to receive Liberty continuing education credit for attending.

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Upcoming Workshops:

Summer workshops are only available online. Register using the links provided under each workshop.

Tues., June 16

  • Basics of Turabian Formatting in Word, 7-8 p.m.
    Join us for a workshop to teach you how to create properly formatted bibliographies in the Chicago/Turabian: Humanities style (footnotes/bibliography).  We’ll discuss sources for suggested citations as well as how to use Word to create hanging indents and change capitalization. This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. 
    Register to attend this webinar.

Tues., June 30  

  • Basics of APA Formatting in Word, 7-8 p.m.
    Join us for a workshop to teach you how to create properly formatted reference lists in APA.  We’ll discuss sources for suggested citations as well as how to use Word to create hanging indents and change capitalization.  This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend.
    Register to attend this webinar.

Wed., July 8

  • How do I use that Summon thing? 3-3:45 p.m.
    This workshop will help you learn how to use Summon to search most of the library’s resources at once as well as how to search the JFL Catalog. We will also show you how to use search limits to focus your search.

Tues., July 14

  • Where can I find sources for my topic? 3-3:45 p.m.
    This workshop will take you on a tour of Research Guides found on the library website. You will learn how to locate, choose, navigate and use the Research Guides.

Tues., July 21

  • Using Google Scholar 7-8 p.m.
    Google Scholar is a free resource that gives citations for scholarly articles and books.  This search engine can be tied to the Jerry Falwell Library’s subscription databases to find materials that are not available for free online.  Tips and tricks will be given to make your research easier.  This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend.

Past Workshops

Tues., January 6

  • Using the Library Website for Research & Getting Help with Your Research, 8-9 p.m.
    This session will introduce the Jerry Falwell Library website and how to use it for your research needs. It will also present ways to get help from the library.
    View a recording of this webinar

Wed., January 7

  • Using the Library Website for Research & Getting Help with Your Research, 12-1 p.m.
    This session will introduce the Jerry Falwell Library website and how to use it for your research needs. It will also present ways to get help from the library.
    View a recording of this webinar

Tues., January 20

  • Help! How do I use APA?, 2:10-3 p.m.
    Join us for a workshop on how to find journal articles, books, essays, dissertations, and websites for your topic and how to cite them in APA format. This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. It's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).

Thurs., January 22

  • Finding and Using Dissertations, 7-8 p.m. 
    This workshop will discuss finding dissertations, including  how to learn from their bibliographies and research methodologies as well as how to identify gaps in the literature.  This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. It's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
    View a recording of this webinar

Wed., January 28

  • Help! How do I use Turabian?, 3-3:45 p.m.
    Does the thought of using Turabian formatting for your bibliography scare you because you're not even sure how to pronounce the word? Then this is the workshop for you. We will discuss how to put together your bibliography and footnotes using the current Turabian manual's instruction. Moreover, we will show you how to find the necessary bibliographic information in the library's resources along with some tips and tricks that will make your research a breeze.
    View a recording of this webinar

Thurs., January 29

  • Introduction to Graduate Theological Research, 7-8 p.m. 
    Join us for a workshop to increase your awareness and effective use of theological and biblical studies resources. We will discuss finding sources on specific Scripture passages including both journal articles and books.  This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. It's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
    View a recording of this webinar

Tues., February 3

  • How do I use the History Research Guide?, 2:10-3 p.m.
    This workshop will help you learn how to use the library's History Research Guide to find the best places to go for your research. We will find journal articles, primary sources, print books, and electronic books.
    View a recording of this webinar

Thurs., February 5

  • Basics of Turabian Formatting in Word, 7-8 p.m. 
    Join us for a workshop to learn how to create properly formatted bibliographies in the Chicago/Turabian: Humanities style (footnotes/bibliography). We’ll discuss sources for citations as well as how to use Microsoft Word to create hanging indents and change capitalization. This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. It's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
    View a recording of this webinar

Tues., February 10

  • Where do I find sources for my English paper?, 6-7 p.m.
    This workshop will take you on a tour of English and Modern Languages Research Guide found on the library website. You will learn how to locate, navigate, and use the Research Guide to find sources for you paper.
    View a recording of this webinar

Thurs., February 12

  • Introduction to Graduate Counseling Research, 7-8 p.m. 
    Join us for a workshop to increase your awareness and effective use of counseling resources. We’ll discuss APA databases, the online DSM-V, and how to find scholarly articles on any topic.  This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. It's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device.)
    View a recording of this webinar

Tues., February 17 (CANCELLED due to inclement weather.)

  • How can I focus on psychology resources?, 2:10-3 p.m.
    Learn how to navigate the library's website to focus on special psychology resources. We will cover Research Guides, APA PsycNet, and other research tools that are specifically for psychology faculty and students. We will also discuss how to find resources not found in our library and how to request them through InterLibrary Loan (ILL).

Thurs., February 19

  • Basic of APA Formatting in Word, 7-8 p.m. 
    Join us for a workshop to teach you how to create properly formatted reference lists in APA. We’ll discuss sources for citations for journals and books. We’ll also cover how to use Microsoft Word to create hanging indents and change capitalization. This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. It’s BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
    View a recording of this webinar

Tues., February 24

  • How do I use the Religion Research Guide?, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Learning how to use the Religion Research Guide will help you to efficiently and effectively find relevant resources for your course assignments in biblical studies, church history, church ministries, evangelism, pastoral leadership, and more! This workshop steps you through the research guide and highlights the use of key resources.
    View a recording of this webinar

Tues., March 3

  • Help! How do I use MLA?, 2:10-3 p.m.
    Having difficulty finding articles or citing plays, stories, or poems? Come out and participate in the MLA workshop. The MLA workshop will feature library databases and resources relevant to English and the Humanities. We will provide you with a breakdown of how to identify and use MLA on research assignments and projects.

Thurs., March 12

  • Copyright in the Classroom, 3:30-4:30 p.m.  
    Copyright can be intimidating! We want to help you understand the copyright laws that apply to classroom instruction. Participants will leave the workshop with a greater understanding of fair use, obtaining permission, and image copyright.
    View a recording of this webinar
     
  • Introduction to Graduate Education Research, 7-8 p.m. 
    Join us for a workshop to increase your awareness and effective use of education resources. We’ll discuss finding scholarly journal articles and testing instrument reviews.  This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. It's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device.)
    View a recording of this webinar

Wed., March 18

  • How do I use that Summon thing?, 3-3:45 p.m.
    This workshop will help you learn how to use Summon to search most of the library's resources at once as well as how to search the JFL Catalog. We will also show you how to use search limits to focus your search.

Thurs., March 19

  • Using Google Books and WorldCat to Find Books, 7-8 p.m. 
    Google Books contains scanned books, many of which can be previewed and used as a research resource. WorldCat is a catalog of books in libraries around the world. Together, these two resources provide full-text access to millions of books which can be cited in your research. This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. It's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
    View a recording of this webinar

Tues., March 24

  • Where do I find what I need?, 2:10-3 p.m.
    You will learn to navigate the Jerry Falwell Library website and all the places you can access resources suitable for research. Come learn how to locate an article, book, e-book, and research guides. You will also learn what InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is and how it can benefit you during the research process.
    View a recording of this webinar

Thurs., March 26

  • Finding and Using Open Educational Resources, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    Thousands of professors from prestigious universities have been making their curricular materials freely available online for other teachers to redesign and reuse. Participants will leave this workshop understanding how to discover, evaluate, and use these open educational resources.
    View a recording of this webinar
     
  • Using Primary Sources for Historical Research, 7-8 p.m.
    Liberty has several subscription databases that contain primary historical sources.  This workshop will cover searching ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Early American Imprints, and Early English Books Online.  We’ll also discuss open access resources such as the Christian Classics Ethereal Library.  This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. It's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
    View a recording of this webinar

Wed., April 1

  • How do I use databases to find information?, 3-3:45 p.m.
    Learn tips and tricks for using library databases to accurately retrieve information resources that are relevant to your research needs.
    View a recording of this webinar

Thurs., April 2

  • Publishing Your Research (Journal Submissions, Publishers, Copyright, etc.), 7-8 p.m.
    This workshop will talk about publishing opportunities for your research.  We will discuss submitting items to Liberty’s Digital Commons as well as resources to find places to submit scholarly journal articles.  We’ll also cover the publishing process and copyrighting your work.  This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. It's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
    View a recording of this webinar

Tues., April 7

  • Submitting your Thesis or Dissertation to the Library, 8-8:45 p.m.
    Are you finishing your thesis or dissertation this semester?  This webinar will explain the process of submitting your final draft to the library for publication in Liberty University’s Digital Commons.

Wed., April 8

  • Submitting your Thesis or Dissertation to the Library, 1-1:45 p.m.
    Are you finishing your thesis or dissertation this semester?  This webinar will explain the process of submitting your final draft to the library for publication in Liberty University’s Digital Commons.

Thurs., April 9

  • How do I use the Health Professions Research Guide?, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    This workshop will take you on a tour of the Health Professions Research Guide found on the library website. You will learn how to locate, navigate, and use the research guide to find sources for your research.
    View a recording of this webinar
     
  • Becoming a Google Power Searcher, 7-8 p.m. 
    Join us for a workshop on using Google to make your research easier and more efficient. We’ll cover domain searches, site searches, file type searches, and more! This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. It's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
    View a recording of this webinar

Wed., April 15

  • Where can I find content in other languages and formats?, 3-3:45 p.m.
    You will learn which databases you can search using non-English interfaces, that have non-English content, and that provide other formats, such as audio for text and text for video. You will also see how the resources are grouped and where to find the lists.
    View a recording of this webinar

Thurs., April 16

  • How to Self-Publish an E-book, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Need a way to make your book available to the world? Participants will leave this workshop understanding the pros and cons of self-publishing, how to self-publish, and how to market their own e-books.
    View a recording of this webinar
     
  • Using Google Scholar, 7-8 p.m. 
    Come learn how to use Google Scholar to find scholarly articles and books. Tips and tricks will be given to make your research easier. This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. It's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
    View a recording of this webinar

Tues., April 21

  • How can I access free e-books?, 2:10-3 p.m.
    Come learn how to find and download library e-books. You will also discover some other venues for free e-books as well as get answers to your questions about using the library's e-books. 
    View a recording of this webinar

Thurs., April 23

  • Using EndNote to Manage Your Citations, 7-8 p.m. 
    EndNote is a bibliographic citation manager available free to current Liberty students, faculty, and staff that allows you to store book and article citations.  Come learn how to install the program, export citations from databases into EndNote, and use it within Microsoft Word while writing your research papers. This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. It's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). 
    View a recording of this webinar

Thurs., April 30

  • Introduction to Graduate Business Research, 7-8 p.m. 
    Join us for a workshop to increase your awareness and effective use of business resources. We’ll discuss finding scholarly journal articles and researching specific companies and industries.  This session is especially designed for faculty and graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. It's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device.)
    View a recording of this webinar
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