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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.

 

March

Program Details Date

APA Drop-In
Nervous about your APA citations for that paper or thesis? Bring your reference list to this session. A librarian will look over your work and help with any nagging questions. Save time and email your reference list ahead of time to, Tony Joachim, joachima1@wpunj.edu.

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Tony Joachim

Tuesday,
March 31

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

Sociology Research
Need articles about sociology or criminal justice topics? Or just getting started with your research? This workshop will provide an overview of social science databases and offer tips for effective searching. All sessions are customized to meet your needs.

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and anyone interested in an introduction to sociology research.

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Tony Joachim

Thursday,
April 9

5:00PM - 6:00PM

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. A librarian will look over your work and help with any nagging questions. Save time and email your reference list ahead of time to, Tony Joachim, joachima1@wpunj.edu.

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty

Location: Library, Amy Job Classroom, Room 114A

Presenter: Tony Joachim

Tuesday,
April 14

12:30PM - 1:30PM

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