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Search Savvy Seminars

Join us for the University Libraries' series of hour-long workshops that cover tips and tricks for researching more efficiently!

Fall 2018 Search Savvy Seminars

Welcome to our Fall Search Savvy Seminar series! 

Sessions are 50 minutes long and open to all URI students, faculty, and staff. Sessions meet in the Robert L. Carothers Library, room 142, unless otherwise specified.

If you have questions, topic suggestions, or would like to request a session for your course, please contact Amanda Izenstark at amanda@uri.edu.

 

September

  • Getting Started @ the Libraries
    Friday 9/7 @ 11am and Tuesday 9/11 @ 3pm

    Are you a new student, staff, or faculty member? Would you like to learn more about the services and tools the University Libraries offer? In this short session, we’ll cover what the library can do for you, tips for efficient searching, how to get items the Libraries don’t have, and where to get help.
    Presented by:
    Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

  • Managing Research and Citations with RefWorks
    Tuesday 9/18 @ 3pm and Friday 9/21 @ 1pm

    The RefWorks reference manager helps you efficiently collect research, manage and share citations, and build bibliographies. The Microsoft Word and Google Docs plugins allow you to sync your citations and seamlessly insert them into your work. (If you’d like assistance in installing the Word plug-in, please bring a laptop with you to this session.)
    Presented by:
    Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

 

October

  • Plagiarism as Research Misconduct: What Faculty and Grad Students Need to Know
    Tuesday 10/2 @ 3pm and Friday 10/5 @ 1pm

    Literature reviews and proposals are frequently based on the published and unpublished work of other researchers in the field. But how do you know if you’re attributing work and citing it correctly? This session will cover common forms of plagiarism and strategies to avoid it.
    Presented by:
    Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

 

November

  • Save Time Searching with Database Search Alerts and Feed Readers
    Friday 11/2 @ 1pm and Tuesday 11/ 6 @ 3pm

    Do you find yourself searching for the same topics repeatedly in various databases and search engines? Do you want to know when a review of your book has been published or someone has cited you? This session will show you how to use search alerts to keep up on these and more, with a minimum of effort on your part!
    Presented by:
    Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian

December

  • Getting the Most from Google
    Friday 12/7 @ 1pm and Tuesday 12/11 @ 3pm

    Did you know that Google automatically ignores some of the search terms you type in, and changes the results based on your location, previous searches, and other factors? Learn how to dig deep in Google search results to get the best information for your professional and personal research.
    Presented by:
    Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

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