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Events happening this semester at the Library

Announcing the return of the Library Workshop Series!

The workshops are taught on the second floor of the Library, HLRC 218. No need to sign up, just come on in for hands-on practice in a small group learning environment! Questions? Stop by the Reference Desk or call 310-287-4269. 

Library Workshop Series

Database Searching

Why Should I Use Library Databases?

Good question! Come to this workshop and discover the resources available to you through Library databases and how they can help you complete your assignments. You'll learn to narrow your results using search terms, filtering options and more. After a little practice, students usually say they prefer database searching to general Internet searching!

Tuesday, April 11, 11am
Thursday, May 25, 11am

Cite Right!

Cite Right! MLA

What is citation? What is is so important to academic writing? Is there an easier way? Discover the answers to these questions and more, including how to cite different resources, such as books, journal articles, and websites. Learn how to format your paper in MLA style and gain practice in writing a citation.

Wednesday, April 19, 11am
Wednesday, May 17, 11am

Cite Right! APA

What is citation? What is is so important to academic writing? Is there an easier way? Discover the answers to these questions and more, including how to cite different resources, such as books, journal articles, and websites. Learn how to format your paper in APA style, including how to insert a running head, how to insert page numbers, etc.  

Wednesday, April 26, 1pm

Introduction to Research

Get Your Research On!

Not sure what a thesis statement is? Stuck finding a topic for your research paper? Don't know where to even start your finding information for your topic? Come to this workshop and start your research off right!

Thursday, March 23, 5:30pm

Google It!

So you have a research assignment and you're allowed to use a variety of sources, including your favorite: Google. Yay!  But your Google search produces millions of results. Boo! Come to this workshop in which we'll explore tips and tricks to make your Googling more productive. Tame the Google!

Wednesday, May 31, 1pm

Evaluating Internet Sources

Lucy, you got some researchin' to do!

You need to find credible, reliable sources, but how can you tell whether a site is suitable for your research?  Come to this workshop and find out. Impress your professors with your terrific sources!

Monday, May 1, 6pm
Tuesday, May 16, 11am