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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 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 10 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 16 - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 22 - 4:00 p.m.

Efficient Reading
Overloaded with assigned readings and research? Getting bogged down in the books? Come learn some strategies to make the most of your time and get the most out of the material.
Wednesday, September 16 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 29 - 3:30 p.m.

Crafting Questions
Good research comes from good questions. Learning and creativity are driven by good questions. This session will go through a simple technique for developing questions, which you can use to help guide your learning and focus your writing.
Thursday, September 17 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 30 - 4:00 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.
Tuesday, October 6 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 14 - 5:00 p.m.

Finding Information: Databases 101
Need to find articles for a paper? Never used or can't remember how to use periodical databases? This workshop will showcase a range of the library's databases from general to subject-specific, and provide searching strategies to help you better use them.
Wednesday, October 7 - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 8 - 4:00 p.m.

Understanding Plagiarism: What You Need to Know
Are you unsure as to what constitutes plagiarism? Plagiarism is an academic integrity violation that may result in expulsion from the University. Learn how to avoid it and stay in school!
Thursday, October 15 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28 - 5:00 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!
Wednesday, October 21 - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 22 - 3:30 p.m.