Workshops

The library offers workshops on a variety of topics. Participants may sign up online through the links below.

Using Endnote

EndNote is software for creating & managing bibliographic information. It enables you to collect references from the library's licensed databases, provides ways to organize your references and integrates them into your writing process. In EndNote Basic I you will learn how to construct a library of references and how to organize them using custom and smart groups.

Using Endnote II

EndNote is software for creating & managing bibliographic information. It enables you to collect references from the library's licensed databases, provides ways to organize your references and integrates them into your writing process. In EndNote Basic II you will learn how to incorporate a library of references into your writing process, identify and import different bibliographic styles, as well as create cited-work lists.

Using Endnote, Special Topics

EndNote is software for creating & managing bibliographic information. It enables you to collect references from the Library's licensed databases, provides ways to organize your references and integrates them into your writing process. In EndNote Special Topics we will cover advanced features of EndNote, including: Creating and maintaining a journal terms list; syncing with EndNote Online; sharing references; adding tables, figures, and graphs.

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.

Patents and Trademarks

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is a designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The library holds workshops on basic patents searching, advanced patent searching, and trademark searching, every few months.

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!