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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 maw244@pitt.edu or stop by the Library Circulation Desk.

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, January 28 – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 3 – 3:30 p.m.

Crap Detection 101
Don't be misled by unreliable information! Learn how to use the CRAAP Test to critically evaluate the information you find.
Thursday, February 5 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11 – 3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 16 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, February 24 – 4:00 p.m.

Picturing American History
Look beyond the books - find out about all the primary and secondary sources for historical information in images and multimedia.
Monday, February 9 – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 12 – 1:00 p.m.

Excel Basics
Not just for accounting majors - Keep track of where your money goes. Prepare budget reports for grant proposals, campus organizations, clubs, and other groups.
Tuesday, February 10 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 18 – 3:00 p.m.

There’s an App for That! Using Apps for Research
There are numerous iPhone, iPad and Android apps out there for learning on the go. Apps for notetaking, reference, research and more! This session offers an overview of some of the more popular tools that are available.
Thursday, February 19 – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 25 – 3:00 p.m.

Government sources for science
Come find out about all the public sources of information and data for the sciences available from the federal government
Tuesday, March 3 – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4 – 3:00 p.m.

Saving Citations and Building Bibliographies with EndNote Web
Learn to manage your research, citations and references with EndNote Web. See how it can automatically extract citation information from library databases and generate a references page!
Thursday, March 5 – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17 – 3:30 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, March 23 – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26 – 4:00 p.m.