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Laptop Librarians: Library Workshops for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Laptop Librarian Webinars

  • Want to learn more about the research process?
  • Interested in discovering some of  the lesser known library databases and online collections?
  • Looking for a movie or documentary to pass the time?

Join the WilmU Laptop Librarians live online for our weekly webinars. Unless otherwise noted, webinars will be appx 30 minutes long and are open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Current offerings are listed below. Click on the link to join the session at the specified date/time. No registration required. If there is topic you would like to learn more about, or have any questions, just send us a message!

Can't attend one of our sessions? Please click on the tabs to your left to view library research and database tutorials at your convenience.

Drop-in Research Sessions - Offered every Tuesday & Thursday

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Get help with your research questions!

Drop-in to the virtual reference desk and get help with immediate research questions and concerns. Library staff will help you develop skills/strategies that will assist you in finding scholarly (peer-reviewed) research materials based on your specific needs.

During Summer Block II there is a session offered one time a week, every week!

Days and times:

 

Thursdays: 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST

Locating and Evaluating Resources

Using Graphic Novels for Fun & Learning

Locating Dissertations and Theses You Don’t Have to Pay For

After the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Be able to access Wilmington University capstones, dissertations, and theses online
  • Comprehend how to search ProQuest for abstracts and 20 page previews of these materials
  • Understand how to locate and use PQDT to find open access dissertations and theses from among the 800,000+ available digitally
  • Be able to request a dissertation or thesis via Interlibrary loan if it is not available full text online
Date: Watch the recorded Webinar below. If you have questions, contact the library or Lynda.K.Gillow@Wilmu.edu.

Streaming Videos to Support Education

    

After the workshop participants will:

  • Be able to locate videos that are free to use for personal and educational use and offered by Academic Video Online by Alexander Street
  • Understand how to embed these AVON videos into a Canvas course
  • Know which Kanopy and Films on Demand videos are available and know where to locate the current titles
Date: watch the recorded webinar below, contact Lynda.k.gillow@wilmu.edu with any questions you have.

Locate Those Classics (as eBooks) That You Always Intended to Read!

After the workshop participants will:

  • Be able to access the 25 classics offered by EBSCO including works by Dickens, Longfellow, and Melville.
  • Be familiar with how to locate free eBooks using HathiTrust, many published before 1930, including Pride and Prejudice, Call of the Wild, and The Scarlet Letter
  • Comprehend how to use ProQuest Ebooks to locate fiction titles including: Little Women; Mary Shelley’s The Last Man, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Red Badge of Courage, Kidnapped, Oscar Wilde in Context, Sons and Lovers by D.H Lawrence, etc.
Date: Watch the recorded Webinar below. If you have questions, contact the library or Lynda.K.Gillow@Wilmu.edu.

Tired of your TV options? Try these videos!

       

After the workshop participants will:

  • Be able to access the 20+ videos available from Swank including: Apollo 13, Casablanca, Precious, and Philadelphia
  • Understand how to locate the Ambrose videos offering a selection of Shakespeare plays and videos covering U.S. military history and Western art
  • Be able to search and watch AVON videos from the Royal Shakespeare company, CNN, 60 Minutes, PBS, and Sony Picture Classics, among others
  • Comprehend how to embed AVON videos in Canvas
Date: watch the recorded webinar below, contact Lynda.k.gillow@wilmu.edu with any questions you have.

Art and Design Online

After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Locate art and design videos in the library collection
  • Search for articles, books, and images
  • Discover online exhibits to view from around the world
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location:  Join here

Getting Started with RefWorks Citation Manager

After the workshop participants will:

  • Create a RefWorks account
  • Manage, edit, and organize citations
  • Import references
  • Create APA reference lists & in-text citations using Write-n-CIte
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Join online:

Company Research Using Mergent Intellect

After this session participants will be able to:

  • Access private and public U.S and international business data
  • Identify industry trends
  • Locate the latest news for industries and companies
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location:

Google Advanced Searching

After the workshop participants will:

  • Be able to narrow Internet searches and quickly locate authoritative information online
  • Use domains, file type, and usage rights filters
  • Locate free to use images
Date: TBD
Time: 
Location: Join online

Presentations: Tools, Tips, & Techniques

After the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Use best practices when presenting
  • Identify different options for slide presentations other than PowerPoint
  • Locate and use free images for presentations
Date: TBD
Time: 
Location: Join online