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Blackwell Library Research Clinics

Feeling stressed about research assignments?

Struggling to format citations correctly?

Want to make better use of your library time via advanced search techniques?

Come by one of our 1-hour Research Clinics where we'll focus on one specific topic to get you the personalized research help you need. Stay for a few minutes or stay for the whole hour — it's up to you! All of the clinics will be held throughout the month of April. Please contact the instructor of each session you wish to attend to arrange a date and time at least 24 hours prior to the time you wish to attend.

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Spring 2014 Clinics

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Advanced Database Search Techniques

Gaylord Robb

Instructor: Gaylord Robb

Have you ever sat down in front of a computer and spent half an hour searching a database for a needed article on your topic and couldn't find what you were looking for? Well, if this has ever happened to you, this is the clinic for you! The clinic will include a number of time saving tips to help you narrow down your searches in a more effective manner — Come join me and let me show you how to save yourself time when you are doing library research.

Contact Gaylord at ggrobb@salisbury.edu to sign up!

Advanced Internet Searching

Stephen Ford

Instructor: Stephen Ford

Do you surf the web for research material? Are you uncertain of the quality of the material you find? Are you frustrated at sifting through page after page of useless results? If your answer is yes to any of these questions and you want to learn more effective methods of finding and evaluating information on the Internet, then this research clinic is for you.

Contact Stephen at saford@salisbury.edu to sign up!

Advanced Science Database Searching

Susan Brazer

Instructor: Susan Brazer

Science Direct, Web of Science, BioOne, and BioMed Central – some of the heavy hitters in the science database world! While all a bit different from each other in focus and scope, they have a number of similarities that makes becoming a searching expert in them a breeze! After this one hour clinic you’ll be able to use limiters, save citations, set up search alerts, and use all of the other powerful tools that these databases offer up to those in the know.

Contact Susan at sebrazer@salisbury.edu to sign up!

APA Citation Style

Mou Chakraborty

Instructor: Mou Chakraborty

DOI numbers, italics, multiple authors, direct quotes – find APA style confusing? No worries! This workshop will demystify the confusion and focus on formatting citations for books, articles, and electronic sources and will include hands on practice. We will discuss in-text citation and how to create a reference page. You can even bring a paper you’re currently working on!

Contact Mou at mxchakraborty@salisbury.edu to sign up!

ARTstor Image Database

Stephen Ford

Instructor: Stephen Ford

ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. This research clinic provides an introductory overview of the database.

Contact Stephen at saford@salisbury.edu to sign up!

The Big Bang Theory of Science Research

Susan Brazer

Instructor: Susan Brazer

Need a few primary sources to support your lab work, and have no idea what that actually means? Scientists "research" differently than other people do both in & out of the lab or the field - and that's okay! Consider this your "Library Methodology 101" class, and walk away after just one session knowing how to: search out primary sources; refine your searches to *exactly* the protocol that you are looking for; mine the "works cited" of other experts in your field of research to find related articles that you need to know about; and more! Contact Susan - the Science Librarian - to set up a one-one-one session at a time and day that works for you!

Contact Susan at sebrazer@salisbury.edu to sign up!

Business Databases

Sarah Loudenslager

Instructor: Sarah Loudenslager

Blackwell Library has access to numerous databases. How do you choose one to start with? Come learn which databases are best for finding articles and which are recommended for industry research, company information, financial data, or whatever your research need may be! Did you know some databases allow you to build reports, export data, or generate tables/graphs for certain information? Gain tips for searching, saving, and citing. Spend a little time at this session and save a lot of time with research in the long run!

Contact Sarah at seloudenslager@salisbury.edu to sign up!

Education Databases

Stephen Ford

Instructor: Stephen Ford

With over 700 undergraduates, three masters programs, two post-baccalaureate certificates and a doctoral program on the horizon, Education students make up a large portion of the student body and have a real need for reliable research materials. Our Education databases fill this need in a big way. Sign up for this research clinic where we will explore the Library's core Education databases, and more...

Contact Stephen at saford@salisbury.edu to sign up!

EndNote Basic Citation Software

Mou Chakraborty

Instructor: Mou Chakraborty

EndNote Web is a slightly less powerful, yet web-based version of the ever-popular End Note citation software. As part of our database access to Web of Science, all students and faculty at SU have access to EndNote Web, yet not many are aware of its power or abilities. Spend an hour getting to know the basics of this online citation powerhouse, and see what help it can provide you in managing and even taming your ever-growing list of references.

Contact Mou at mxchakraborty@salisbury.edu to sign up!

Health Sciences & Nursing Databases

Stephanie Fridie

Instructor: Stephanie Fridie

This clinic introduces search techniques for the databases CINAHL (Nursing & Allied Health Literature), Nursing & Allied Health Source, and MEDLINE with Full Text. The literature search process for finding research studies and professional literature in these databases will be demonstrated.

Contact Stephanie at smfridie@salisbury.edu to sign up!

Library 101

Susan Brazer

Instructor: Susan Brazer

Has it been too long since you've last stepped foot in a library? Or do you just feel unsure of yourself when you need to do library work, even though you just had a research project due last semester? Never fear! Like the Jackson 5 said - it's easy as A-B-C & 1-2-3 — and I can help to make it all crystal clear. After a basic workshop with me you’ll know the basics of how to tackle a research project from start to finish - and understand how the various components of library research come into play — all of the How & When & Why things that are so crucial! Contact Susan to set up a one-on-one session at a time & day that works for you!

Contact Susan at sebrazer@salisbury.edu to sign up!

Social Media Resources

Sarah Loudenslager

Instructor: Sarah Loudenslager

How are you currently using social media and social networking sites? To stay connected? To build your personal brand or to job hunt? To promote a business or organization? For news or market research? Social media and social networking sites can be used in MULTIPLE ways! Come check out some resources Blackwell Library has to offer on the topic, including new books, how to search databases for articles related to social media, key Internet sources and more!

Contact Sarah at seloudenslager@salisbury.edu to sign up!

"Tapping the Government Grapevine": Government
Information & Statistics

Gaylord Robb

Instructor: Gaylord Robb

People often overlook government information when they are looking for resources to enhance their research. But does this make sense? Not really! The federal and state governments put out information (much of it statistical) on just about any topic you can imagine. The range is vast going from population, economic and health statistics to safety specifications for children's toys. From country profiles to guides on how to stop smoking. You name it...there is probably a government publication on your topic. This workshop will get you started on the path to finding these often useful resources.

Contact Gaylord at ggrobb@salisbury.edu to sign up!

Zotero Citation Manager

Stephen Ford

Instructor: Stephen Ford

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension that helps you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work, in the web browser itself. SU has adopted Zotero as one of two such programs, so sign up for this research clinic to learn more.

Contact Stephen at saford@salisbury.edu to sign up!