Get Research Savy with Help from the Bush Library Team

The Center for Teaching and Learning CTL is announcing a series of new workshops created by the Bush library staff for the new academic year.  Every second Tuesday of the month, a reference professional will offer a workshop that promotes research and access to electronic resources at Hamline University. Check out the topics that will be covered and RSVP your interest directly to the presenter. In addition, several of these workshops will now be offered at a distance using Elluminate Live, Hamline’s synchronous teaching platform. Please express your interest in a workshop held in Elluminate Live to the presenter. Workshop listings will remain posted on the CTL Workshop calendar, so be sure to bookmark this page.

Bush Library presents:

October: Online Ordering in Three Easy Steps

Bush Library’s Online Ordering Form or “what happened to the yellow book order cards”?  Online ordering is 3 easy steps! Upon request, this workshop can also be facilitated at a distance via Elluminate Live! Please express your interest in a distance held workshop to Barb Brokopp.

Please RSVP directly to Barb Brokopp at bbrokopp@hamline.edu and use “ Online Ordering Workshop” in the subject line.

November: RefWorks

Start using the bibliographic management system, RefWorks. In particular, we will show how to use the software within the article databases CLICnet and Google Scholar.  Attention will also be given to organizing your citations and formatting them into a bibliography.

Please RSVP directly to Kristofer Scheid at kscheid@hamline.edu and use “RefWorks Workshop” in the subject line.

December: e-books

Librarian Amy Sheehan will demonstrate accessing Bush Library’s ebooks collections, and discuss options for faculty wishing to expand those collections or link to them.

Please RSVP directly to Amy Sheehan at asheehan@hamline.edu and use “e-books Workshop” in the subject line.

January: Blackboard Linking

Learn how to create links to articles and books in databases. Place these links into Blackboard to provide your students with one-click access to scholarly content.

Please RSVP directly to Kate Borowske at kborowske@hamline.edu and use “Blackboard Linking Workshop ” in the subject line.

February: Not Your Everyday Databases

Learn about several of the more specialized databases in our collection, including–but not limited to: LexisNexis, Academic Universe, Literature Resource Center, and Ethnic Newswatch.

Please RSVP directly to Kate Borowske at kborowske@hamline.edu and use “Database Workshop” in the subject line.

March: Advances Database Features

Want to get more out of your favorite databases? This session will introduce advanced features including saving searches, journal alerts and search alerts via email and RSS feeds.

Please RSVP directly to Kimberly Feilmeyer at kfeilmeyer@hamline.edu and put “Advanced Database Workshop” in the subject line.

April: Free Video Resources

Several free video websites provide front row seats to history for your students.  The C-SPAN Video Library, the Minnesota Video Vault, and PublicResource.org include videos as varied as Anita Hill’s testimony, live coverage of Jesse Ventura’s Inaugural Ball, and eyewitness interviews from the Roswell Reports.

Please RSVP directly to Kate Borowske at kborowske@hamline.edu and use “Video Resources Workshop” in the subject line.

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