Library Workshops

The Library provides a series of university-wide, open workshops to teach how to find, evaluate, organize, and analyze information and data. The Library also provides instructional workshops of academic databases, citation management tools, and data and visualization analysis tools.

Below is a list of previously offered workshops. Links to recordings will be updated or removed periodically to ensure the currency of the contents. NetID sign-in is required in order to view the recordings. 

Research Literacy

Research Literacy Series – Search Strategies

Session: September 2, 2022

This workshop helps students acquire knowledge of the creation and organization of information and skills to search for appropriate information for academic research.


Research Literacy Series – Evaluating Information

Session: September 9, 2022

This workshop helps students learn how to identify different types and formats of sources, how these sources are created and published, and how they can be used for other purposes.


Research Literacy Series – Using Information Effectively, Ethically, and Legally

Session: September 23, 2022

This workshop helps students learn how to use relevant sources they have found to create a bibliography and/or annotated bibliography and organize sources of multiple perspectives into a literature review.


Research Literacy Series – Navigating Truth, Bias, and Ethics in Data and Visualization

Session: November 4, 2022

This workshop helps students navigate our increasingly data-driven world and learn the difference between correlation and causation and how research structure affects the questions that data can answer. 


Citation Management Tools

Introduction to Zotero – Citation Management Tool Training

Session: November 11, 2022

This workshop teaches students to manage their scholarly sources using Zotero, a powerful citation management tool. Students will learn to install, add sources, and create bibliographies using the software, and more.


Introduction to EndNote

Session: November 25, 2022

This workshop introduces users to the basic functions of EndNote 20, a powerful citation management tool that can help users organize their research references and build their bibliography. This session is for users with no or little experience with EndNote.


Intermediate EndNote

Session: December 2, 2022

This workshop introduces users to intermediate functions of EndNote 20, including how to effectively use EndNote 20 to manage a large amount of unsorted references, read and annotate PDFs, and share their bibliography with teammates.


Data Tools and Programming

Intro to Excel – Creating and Editing Datasets

Session: November 18, 2022

This workshop will quickly introduce basic functions and skills in Excel to those who are unfamiliar with the program before demonstrating several useful skills for working with data.


Introduction to Python

Session: October 14, 2022

This workshop includes an introduction to how to install an environment swiftly to run Python, programming basics, and how to create and run simple programs. Recommended for users with no previous exposure to Python.


Introduction to Python – Visualization for Data Science

Session: November 18, 2022

This workshop will walk you through the process of using Python to deal with a dataset, clean the data and visualize it. It is recommended for students with some or a little experience with Python or other programming languages.


Intro to GIS: Exploring the World with Google Earth and ArcGIS Online

Session: October 28, 2022

This workshop will teach you how to use two popular tools – Google Earth and ArcGIS to create your own maps which you can use for study, research or just personal exploration of the world.