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Spring Workshops

7 February 2012 by Kate Zoellner

The Library is offering a series of workshops this semester. Learn about library research and databases in a small group environment. Topics to be covered include Business resources, Copyright, Foundation Center resources, the Literature Review process, and Managing Research with RefWorks. All workshops are open to the entire UM community.

Navigating Copyright for Teaching and Research
Learn about the impacts of copyright law on your instruction and scholarship.
February 7, Tuesday, 3-4pm, or February 17, Friday, 12-1pm

Identifying Funding with the Foundation Directory Online
Learn how to use Foundation Center resources to identify grant and scholarship opportunities. *This workshop is part of the COT’s brown bag faculty series and will be held at the COT in room HB08.
February 14, Tuesday, 12-1pm — Note this is a date change.

Managing Your Research with RefWorks
Hands-on workshop on how to utilize the bibliographic management tool RefWorks to organize your research, store citations, and create bibliographies.
March 6, Tuesday, 3-4pm, or March 16, Friday, 12-1pm

Conducting a Literature Review
Learn the components of and a strategic approach to the literature review process.
April 10, Tuesday, 3-4pm, or April 20, Friday, 12-1pm

Business Series

Business Resources I: Company Information
Hands-on workshop on the best databases for company information using LexisNexis Academic – for larger public companies, Mergent Business Online – for U.S. and International businesses, Reference USA – for small private companies.
February 8, Wednesday, 1:30-2:30pm

Business Resources II: Industry
Hands-on workshop on the best databases for industry information using Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage – industry analyses and reports, Value Line Research Center, and Business & Company Resource Center.
February 24, Friday, 1:30-2:30pm

Business Resources III: Marketing
Hands-on workshop on the best databases for marketing information. Learn how to use Business & Company Resource Center, Academic Search Complete, and some methods for finding demographics.
March 1, Thursday, 1:30-2:30pm

Business Resources IV: Free Government Information
Learn how to use some of the top government websites for financial reports from public companies, demographic information, public spending and more.
March 15, Thursday, 1:30-2:30pm


RSVP online at

*Except for the Identifying Funding session all workshops will be held at the Mansfield Library.

Contact Kate Zoellner ( 243-4421) with questions.


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