Workshops

Workshops for Undergraduate and Incoming Students

These sessions will be presented in Elearning Collaborate. To register for any of our Virtual Workshops Sessions please use our Workshop Registration Form. For any question please email [email protected]


 

Getting your Textbooks from the Library

Maybe you’re new here, or maybe you’ve always wondered: “Can I save money and get my textbooks from the library?”
The answer is “Often!” and “Maybe”… Meet with a UTD Librarian to learn about what is available, what isn’t available, and how to know for sure.

Go Comets!

Vitual Workshop Session 1:
Wednesday, May 27
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Vitual Workshop Session 2:
Wednesday, July 8
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.


How to Use e-Books

The university has gone all online. Fortunately, more than a million (and counting) Library books are available as eBooks! If you’ve never used e-books, you want to learn to navigate ebooks better, or you just want to know what is up, join a UTD Librarian to learn the ins and outs of virtual volumes!

Vitual Workshop Session:
Thursday, June 4
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.


Introduction to the “Discover” Library Search

The “Discover” search is the single biggest search option in the library… but what is it even searching? How can you use it to full advantage? These questions and more answered live by a UTD librarian, to help you master researching in the digital library landscape.

Vitual Workshop Session 1:
Tuesday, June 16
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Vitual Workshop Session 2:
Tuesday, July 13
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Introduction to Library Databases

“Just search in a database!” they tell you… but where are the databases? and how do you know which one is for you? Join a UTD Librarian to learn all about these resources to find articles, primary sources, company information, statistics, and more!

Vitual Workshop Session:
Wednesday, June 24
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Who is your Liaison Librarian, and how can they help you?

You have research to do. There are books you need. YOU HAVE QUESTIONS!! You don’t know where to start. Who ya gonna call? Your Liaison Librarian. Learn which librarian is your best contact based on your school or major and find out what services they offer.

Vitual Workshop Session:
Monday, August 17
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Workshops for Graduate Students

These sessions will be presented using the Office of Graduate Studies Zoom Account. For any questions about these sessions and how to register please email [email protected].


Orc-ID Accounts: What They’re For and Why You Should Register

Hosted by The Office of Graduate Studies, The librarians of the McDermott Library introduce you to ORC-ID, a universal ID to effectively claim your research and academic publishing. Learn about how the system works, how to sign up, and why major publishers are requiring an account.

Vitual Workshop Session:
Wednesday, June 3
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Register for the Orc-ID Workshop


All About H-Indexes

Hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies, the McDermott Library will introduce you to the h-index, a powerful metric for assessing academic impact.

Vitual Workshop Session:
Thursday, June 18
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.


What Is A DOI Anyway?

Hosted by The Office of Graduate Studies, The librarians of the McDermott Library will delve into the mysterious world of DOIs. Where do they come from? What do they mean? How can they make your life easier?

Vitual Workshop Session:
Tuesday, June 30
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Automate Your Searches: How To Make EBSCO and Scopus Work For You

Hosted by The Office of Graduate Studies, The librarians of the McDermott Library will show you ways you can make the database subscriptions of the library work. Instead of scrambling for sources, new articles and studies can come to you! Sound too good to be true? Join us and see for yourself:

Vitual Workshop Session:
Thursday, July 16
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Strategies for Managing Long Term Research Assignments

Hosted by The Office of Graduate Studies, The librarians of the McDermott Library talk to you about longer term research. How do you stay on track when your paper or article develops over the course of semesters rather than days? We have some tips to help!

Vitual Workshop Session:
Wednesday, July 29
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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