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Student Survival Series - Student Workshops

Visit this guide for information on library workshops for students!


Writing a research paper and don't know where to begin? Confused about MLA or APA Format? ‚ÄčSimply overwhelmed each time you come into the library?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, these workshops are for you!

Pease join us in one of these fun and informal workshops. All Students are Welcome!! 

No need to Register, just show up!

WHERE: LB245 on the 2nd floor of the MCC Library at Southern & Dobson

WHEN: Times vary - click HERE to view the fall 2016 workshop calendar


WORKSHOP I:  Library Lowdown

In this basic library refresher workshop, you will learn:

  • Library services available to you at the MCC libraries
  • Resources available in the library and how to find them
  • How to search the library catalog and find books in the library

This workshop is great for students who are new to using the MCC libraries. 

WORKSHOP II:  Search Strategies: Best Practices for Database Searching

In this database searching basics workshop, you will learn:

  • How to select the best database for your topic
  • Choosing the best search terms for your topic and creating a search strategy
  • Identifying tools and limiters for effective database searching
  • How to locate scholarly (peer-reviewed) and popular resources

This workshop is great for students who need help getting started with searching library databases.

WORKSHOP III:  Avoiding Plagiarism: MLA & APA Made Easy

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • The basics of plagiarism, academic integrity and MLA and APA format
  • How to determine when and when not to cite
  • When to use direct quotations vs. paraphrasing
  • Tips and tricks for creating MLA and APA citations

WORKSHOP IV:  Ramp up Your Google Research!

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Advanced tools and settings for better search results using Google
  • Tips & tricks for narrowing your search results
  • How to recognize reliable sources
  • Citing open web sources