Workshops

The library hosts regularly scheduled workshops on specific topics to help UTD students, faculty, and staff improve their library and research-related skills.

Please register to attend one or all of our workshops.

 

“Library Basic Skills” is a workshop series designed to assist student with learning how to find research resources..

 

Introduction to Discover

Discover is the single biggest search option at McDermott Library, which can get you started finding articles, books, DVDs, streaming media, and tons of other formats. If you don’t know where to look, or what you need yet, Discover can get you started!

 

Date: Monday, September 11, 2019
Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Questions? Email Library Instruction Services


Evaluating Sources, “How do I know this is good?”

With ever-changing information sources and fast-paced research, sometimes we all struggle to know if the article or book we are reading is the right information for our needs. In this workshop, learn some basic techniques you can use to evaluate information sources so you aren’t tripped up by false leads.

 

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Questions? Email Library Instruction Services


Read/Watch/Play; Getting the Most Out of Your Library Access

Learn about all of the many resources at McDermott Library for personal finance. Learn surprising facts about investing and saving and try your luck at winning a savings bank in the shape of a pig.

 

Date: Wednesday, November 13
Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Questions? Email Library Instruction Services

 


 

Maximizing Discover

Building on the knowledge learned in “Introduction to Discover,” this workshop will demonstrate how to get the most out of Discover. Topics include using your account to streamline your research process, advanced searching and getting full text.

 

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019
Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Please Register to Attend


Advanced Evaluation Skills

More complex research topics may require additional skills to find and evaluate information sources. It’s not just black and white. This workshop will build on previous evaluation workshops and teach you some of the more advanced resources available to ensure that the information you are using is the best available.

 

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Please Register to Attend


Read/Watch/Play Advanced

This advanced skills workshop will add to your knowledge of library resources that go beyond books and articles.

 

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Time: 3 p.m – 4 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Please Register to Attend

 

Click here to see the full list of our workshops offered this fall.


 

Finding Grant and Fellowship Funding Today

The Office of Research, The Office of Graduate Studies and the Eugene McDermott Library will host a demonstration of Pivot, a ProQuest database provided by the University of Texas at Dallas to assist researchers in finding funding opportunities. During this demonstration, you will have the opportunity to create your personalized profile which will automatically send you targeted funding opportunities via e-mail.

This class is open to all UTD students, faculty and staff interested in researching funding opportunities: New faculty, post-docs, grad students and Principle Investigators/administrators.

 

Date: Thursday, Sep. 12
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Registration Required. To register for the workshop, please contact Loreen Henry.


Finding Grant and Fellowship Funding Today

The Office of Research, The Office of Graduate Studies and the Eugene McDermott Library will host a demonstration of Pivot, a ProQuest database provided by the University of Texas at Dallas to assist researchers in finding funding opportunities. During this demonstration, you will have the opportunity to create your personalized profile which will automatically send you targeted funding opportunities via e-mail.

This class is open to all UTD students, faculty and staff interested in researching funding opportunities: New faculty, post-docs, grad students and Principle Investigators/administrators.

 

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Registration Required. To register for the workshop, please contact Loreen Henry.


Finding Grant and Fellowship Funding Today

The Office of Research, The Office of Graduate Studies and the Eugene McDermott Library will host a demonstration of Pivot, a ProQuest database provided by the University of Texas at Dallas to assist researchers in finding funding opportunities. During this demonstration, you will have the opportunity to create your personalized profile which will automatically send you targeted funding opportunities via e-mail.

This class is open to all UTD students, faculty and staff interested in researching funding opportunities: New faculty, post-docs, grad students and Principle Investigators/administrators.

 

Date: Thursday, Nov. 14
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: MC 2.524

Registration Required. To register for the workshop, please contact Loreen Henry.


 

Meet MANGO, an online language learning software offering your choice of 71 different languages along with specialty courses in culture and etiquette. McDermott Librarians will show you how to access Mango! and get started learning on your own.

If you would like to learn how to use this amazing tool click here to schedule a one-on-one hands on tutorial with one of our librarians.

 

Page Last Updated: October 25, 2019