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Dewey Library offers free information literacy workshops throughout the academic year. Take a workshop to learn how to expertly navigate library and internet resources.
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Dewey Library offers information literacy workshops

Every semester, Dewey Library offers free information literacy workshops .  These workshops are designed to help students, faculty and staff use library resources effectively and efficiently.   Most of the workshops offer hands on practice and cover subject specific and general information resources

 

Fall 2014 Dewey Library Information Literacy Workshop Schedule

  • Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 to Thursday, Sep 4, 2014: Orientation Tour of Dewey Graduate Library
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    Take a tour of the Dewey Graduate Library. Learn the basics about reserves, electronic databases, interlibrary loan, UA delivery and more. This session does not fulfill the MSW information/computer literacy requirement.
  • Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 to Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014: Social Welfare Research Seminar
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    An introduction to using library databases, the library website and other Internet resources for research in social welfare.
  • Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 to Friday, Oct 10, 2014: Introduction to Federal Public Policy Research
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    This session will cover finding the legal authority ofr a policy, sources for legislative history, and sources for evaluating federal public policies. The one hour session will be 1/2 lecture and 1/2 hands-on searching of electronic databases.
  • Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 to Monday, Dec 15, 2014: Evidence Based Practice
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    This advanced research seminar will focus on how to find and evaluate research information for clinical social work practice. Prerequisite: Social Welfare Research Seminar. This is an hour long class.
  • Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 to Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014: Introduction to Research Databases
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    Research databases can help find relevant information on almost any topic. This session will introduce important concepts needed to effectively search any database.
  • Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 to Friday, Nov 21, 2014: Nonprofit Organizations-Information Sources
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    This session will provide an overview to print, online and internet sources of information regarding nonprofit organizations and their activities. 3/4 of the session will be hands-on use of electronic databases. Approximately 60 minutes.
  • Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 to Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014: Citation Managers
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    Zotero and EndNote are two powerful, web-based tools for collecting, organizing and citing documents. In this hour-long class, you will learn how to install both programs; import, organize and share references; and create in-text citations and bibliograp
 
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