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Workshops & Programs

 

2014 - 2015

The library offers workshops to help students, faculty and staff learn how to research, reference and access library resources from their office or home computer. Library workshops are available throughout the semester, both in the Library and at Valley Road. Dates, times, and location are listed below.

 

Research Assistance

Need extra help? Don't wait until the last minute. Make an appointment with a member of the reference staff to review Library resources. Fill out a Research Assistance Request Form and we will contact you to set up a meeting.

 

February

Program Details Date

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Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students. Professional Enrichment Points available.

Location: 1600 Valley Road, Room 1021

Presenter: Cara Berg

Thursday,
February 26

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Streaming Video for Courses
Learn how to incorporate online, streaming video into your classroom or online course, using NJVID (http://www.NJVID.net/). Search the Library's collection of nearly 4000 full-length films and clips. These videos can be viewed in the classroom or on your student's computers without ever having to make a trip to Media Services for check-out or return. Also learn how to upload and stream videos you may have created on your own, copyright permitting. *Co-sponsored by IRT.

Audience: Faculty and staff, using technology (Blackboard, etc.) in their instruction. Particularly of interest to online course instructors.

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Tom Nemeth, IRT

Thursday,
February 26

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Legal Resources Online: Westlaw Campus Research and Lexis-Nexis Academic
Where did the law books go? During the last year the Cheng Library has moved most of its remaining legal reference materials from paper to an online format. In this workshop, we'll cover the new access points to legal materials using a custom-made web portal designed to help you through the thicket of federal and state statutes and codes, regulations, court cases, treaties, patents, legal forms, law reviews, and more. We'll cover our main subscription services (Lexis-Nexis Academic and Westlaw Campus Research) as well as freely accessible web-based resources, with a focus on the types of sources and questions most often used in assignments and research at WPUNJ.

Audience: Students, Faculty, and Staff

Location: 1600 Valley Road, Room 1020

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Thursday,
February 26

12:30PM - 1:45PM

March

Program Details Date

Get a Grip on Your Research Paper
Worried about how to get started on your research paper? We’ll walk you through the steps to a successful product! Using 6 basic steps, you can make it easy:

  1. 1. Define the task.
  2. 2. Develop your information strategy.
  3. 3. Locate source.
  4. 4. Use the information.
  5. 5. Synthesize and present the information.
  6. Evaluate and integrate the information into something all your own!
Co-sponsored by the Academic Support Center

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students

Location: Library, Instruction Classroom (Room L-01)

Presenter: Contact Us For More Information

Tuesday,
March 3

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Introducing RefWorks and RefShare: Building, Generating, and Sharing Bibliographies
RefWorks is a web-based, personalized system for managing citations and notes for research projects of any size. This session covers creating an account, adding citation records from online catalogs, databases and other sources, using RefWorks to produce bibliographies formatted in any major style, and using the software's "RefShare" feature to make your bibliographies available to classmates and professors on the web.

Audience: Students and faculty writing a research paper, literature review, thesis, or scholarly article.

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Wednesday,
March 4

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Locating Grant Funding Opportunities and Collaborators with the PIVOT Database
PIVOT is the name of the University's recently acquired portal to grant funding opportunities, research expertise, and collaboration opportunities for faculty and other researchers in every subject discipline. This workshop is designed to introduce faculty to PIVOT's major features. Through the creation of a personal account, faculty can access and edit their own individual profiles in the system, identify funding opportunities tailored to their own research interests, and locate potential collaborators at other institutions with similar research interests. PIVOT's powerful automated features are designed to support faculty in their research endeavors, so all faculty members are invited to participate in this workshop to find out how PIVOT can help. PIVOT is funded by the University Office of Sponsored Programs.

Audience: Faculty

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Thursday,
March 19

12:30PM - 1:45PM

Writing the Business Research Paper
This workshop will be divided into two parts. The first part will discuss how to find articles using library databases: Business Source Premier, ABI Inform, and Lexis Nexis. The second part will discuss how to cite those articles using APA, as well as how to format your paper and do in-text citations.

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students. Professional Enrichment Points available.

Location: 1600 Valley Road, Room 1020

Presenter: Cara Berg

Tuesday,
March 24

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Advanced RefWorks: Customizing Bibliographies and Formatting Papers
This session, intended for those with a basic knowledge of RefWorks, covers how to use the Output Style Editor to modify the content and appearance of bibliographies and how to use RefWorks to format a paper.

Audience: Graduate students and faculty writing a research paper, literature review, thesis, or scholarly article.

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Wednesday,
March 25

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Using SCOPUS for Science and Social Science Research
SCOPUS is the Cheng Library's comprehensive database for science, providing access to the published research literature in the natural and physical sciences and the social sciences. The database contains over 49 million citation records from over 19,500 journals, over 400 trade publications, and over 360 book series. The database also provides access to over 5.3 million conference papers, over 24 million patent records, and over 350 million scientific web pages. This workshop will provide you with an overview of SCOPUS and its many research tools, including citation tracking, links to full-text content, journal analysis, and methods for constructing personalized search alerts and RSS feeds to stay current with your own research.

Audience: Undergraduates, Graduate Students, Faculty

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Thursday,
March 26

4:00PM - 5:00PM

April

Program Details Date

Researching Company and Industry Information
Do you need to find company and industry information? We will go through library databases IBIS World, Hoover's, and RefUSA. We will also look at individual company websites and see annual reports.

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students. Professional Enrichment Points available.

Location: 1600 Valley Road, Room 1020

Presenter: Cara Berg

Thursday,
April 2

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Introducing RefWorks and RefShare: Building, Generating, and Sharing Bibliographies
RefWorks is a web-based, personalized system for managing citations and notes for research projects of any size. This session covers creating an account, adding citation records from online catalogs, databases and other sources, using RefWorks to produce bibliographies formatted in any major style, and using the software's "RefShare" feature to make your bibliographies available to classmates and professors on the web.

Audience: Students and faculty writing a research paper, literature review, thesis, or scholarly article.

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Tuesday,
April 7

12:30PM - 1:45PM

Advanced RefWorks: Customizing Bibliographies and Formatting Papers
This session, intended for those with a basic knowledge of RefWorks, covers how to use the Output Style Editor to modify the content and appearance of bibliographies and how to use RefWorks to format a paper.

Audience: Graduate students and faculty writing a research paper, literature review, thesis, or scholarly article.

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Thursday,
April 9

3:00PM - 4:00PM

APA Drop-In
Nervous about your APA citations for that paper or thesis? Bring your reference list to this session. Education librarian, Yvonne Roux will review your citations.

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students

Location: 1600 Valley Road, Room 4124

Presenter: Yvonne Roux

Monday,
April 13

4:00PM - 5:30PM

APA Drop-In
Nervous about your APA citations for that paper or thesis? Bring your reference list to this session. Education librarian, Yvonne Roux will review your citations.

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students

Location: 1600 Valley Road, Room 4124

Presenter: Yvonne Roux

Wednesday,
April 22

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Locating Grant Funding Opportunities and Collaborators with the PIVOT Database
PIVOT is the name of the University's recently acquired portal to grant funding opportunities, research expertise, and collaboration opportunities for faculty and other researchers in every subject discipline. This workshop is designed to introduce faculty to PIVOT's major features. Through the creation of a personal account, faculty can access and edit their own individual profiles in the system, identify funding opportunities tailored to their own research interests, and locate potential collaborators at other institutions with similar research interests. PIVOT's powerful automated features are designed to support faculty in their research endeavors, so all faculty members are invited to participate in this workshop to find out how PIVOT can help. PIVOT is funded by the University Office of Sponsored Programs.

Audience: Faculty

Location: 1600 Valley Road, Room 1020

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Thursday,
April 23

12:30PM - 1:45PM