Owen Library Workshops
These 1-hour workshops are free & everyone is welcome!
All workshops held in Owen 209
RSVP at least one week in advance. Contact Mandy Waters at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Library Circulation Desk.
Tips for Navigating the Academic Library
Don’t get lost in the Library! Learn how to find and access various resources & services available at Owen Library or through Pitt’s University Library System that can help you achieve academic excellence.
Thursday September 11 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday September 16 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday September 24 5:00 p.m.
Be the Google Ninja
Find out how to use advanced search techniques to unlock the real power of Google, and take a look at some of the other parts - Google Scholar, Google Translate, Google Books and more.
Wednesday September 17 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday September 23 3:30 p.m.
Thursday October 2 3:30 p.m.
Psychology Resources: Not Just for Head Shrinkers
Psychology resources are good for more than psychology. You can use them in nursing, education, criminology, or other social sciences as well. Discover how to find and use some of these resources.
Thursday September 18 4:00 p.m.
Monday September 22 5:00 p.m.
Need to find articles for a paper? Never used or can't remember how to use periodical databases? This workshop will showcase some of the library's multidisciplinary databases and provide searching strategies to help you better use them.
Thursday September 25 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday September 30 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday October 8 5:00 p.m.
All About E-Books
Curious about electronic books? Want to read a book but don’t have room on your book shelf for one more? Consider using some of our electronic books. E-books are never overdue and never go missing.
Wednesday October 1 5:00 p.m.
Monday October 6 5:00 p.m.
Brainstorming for Research with Mind Maps
What's the hardest part of research? Getting started. Getting organized. Mind mapping is a way of brainstorming ideas and visualizing connections. In this session we will look at some tools to spark your creativity and ease your research process.
Tuesday October 7 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday October 15 5:00 p.m.
Open Access Health Resources
Come learn about the many freely available health science resources from the NIH—from MedlinePlus to PubMed to genetics databases
Tuesday October 14 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday October 22 4:00 p.m.
Look at Literature Online
Explore the various resources for online literary texts, criticism, reference works, theatrical videos and audio presentations.
Thursday October 16 4:00 p.m.
Thursday October 30 3:30 p.m.
Saving Citations and Building Bibliographies with EndNote Web
Learn to manage your research, citations and references with EndNote Web. Learn how it can automatically extract citation information from library databases and generate a references page!
Thursday October 23 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday October 29 4:00 p.m.