Workshops

The library offers workshops on a variety of topics. Check the calendar below for this semester's workshop schedule. No registration is required!

Citation Searching

Discover where and how many times a publication has been cited. This workshop will cover how to search for citing publications across a variety of resources and databases. We will also touch on how to estimate impact factor.

Copyright in the Classroom

Instructors often enhance their teaching by using copyrighted material including films/videos, art, publications, charts, graphs, and more. U.S. Copyright Law, including the TEACH Act, guide use in the classroom including provision for Fair Use. Join us as we review the basic parameters of effective and legal use of copyrighted materials and familiarize you with the services available from the library when you need them.

View our library guide on Copyright

Copyright and Your Thesis or Dissertation

This workshop will examine the roles U.S. Copyright law play in the thesis or dissertation writing and publishing process. The use of copyrighted material, publishing agreements and the role of the Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech will be explored.

View our library guide on Copyright

Data Management

Do you feel like you're drowning in data? Having trouble sorting through all your files? Join us to explore best practices for bringing order to your data. This workshop will address the basics of file structure and organization, writing and maintaining a data management plan, and finding a long-term repository for your data.

EndNote Basic

Save lots of time by using EndNote software to manage your citations. No prior knowledge of EndNote is required for this workshop. During the session, we will cover how to create and build an EndNote "Library," add and annotate full-text documents, and best practices for organizing your references.

View our Library Guide on Using EndNote

EndNote Cite While You Write

Learn how to incorporate your EndNote Library citations into a MS Word document in the particular style your manuscript requires. Attendees will also learn how to locate and import specialized output styles. Attending EndNote Basic, or prior knowledge of building and managing an EndNote library, is recommended.

View our Library Guide on Using EndNote

Incorporating Information Literacy (CTL)

Google Power Users

Google is a powerful search engine, but finding the most relevant information can be a challenge. Focusing on Google, Google Scholar, and Google Books, this workshop will explore more complex searching techniques and special features to turn you into a Google power user!

Library Resources for Staff

Michigan Tech staff have full access to all of the library's resources and services. Join us to learn about the many technology tools available in the library, as well as finding and borrowing books and other materials, library research tutorials online, and some basic search tips and tricks for finding what you need online!

Library Skills Refresher

Has it been a year or two (or longer!) since you have had to do any library research? Feel like your information-finding skills are a little rusty? Join us for one of our Library Skills Refresher sessions to brush off the dust. We will cover services specific to Michigan Tech as well as a variety of searching techniques and strategies to help you get the most out of your research!

Patent Searching

There are many reasons you may want or need to search for patents: because they contain a wealth of technical information, they can help you discover whether your invention is patentable, or they can tell you about the intellectual property of a company. After learning some basics about patents, we will explore ways to search for United States and International patents using both basic and advanced searching strategies.

Trademark Searching

This workshop will cover the basics of trademarking a product or service, as well as searching both word and image trademarks to ensure your trademark is unique.

View our library guide on Patents & Trademarks 

Workshop Cancellation Policy

At the discretion of the workshop instructor, library workshops will be cancelled 48 hours in advance if there are fewer than 3 people registered. If a workshop must be cancelled due to low enrollment, the instructor will contact the registrants promptly by email to offer to make an appointment to meet with them individually to cover the workshop content and answer questions.

In very rare cases a workshop may also be cancelled due to emergency circumstances. When a workshop is cancelled for emergency reasons, registrants will be contacted promptly by email and the workshop will be rescheduled for as soon a date as possible.