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This is not an exhaustive list, but rather just some of the elements you might include in a library workshop.  If you have a specific activity or outcome in mind, please do not hesitate to let us know!

10 – 15 minutes

  • Introduction to the Library
  • Brainstorming a Topic
  • Developing a Search Strategy
  • Finding Books & Articles
  • Synthesizing Sources

15 – 30 minutes

  • Searching for Images
  • Understanding Call Numbers
  • What Makes an Article Scholarly?
  • Evaluating Websites
  • Concept Mapping
  • Refine a Topic
  • Citing your Sources

30 – 45 minutes

  • Specialized & Subject Databases
  • Working with Primary Sources
  • Hands-On Database Exploration
  • Flipped Learning Activities
  • Tracking the Literature

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For the Novice Researcher...

Introduction to the Library

Finding Books & Articles

What Makes an Article Scholarly?

Concept Mapping

Developing a Search Strategy

Hands-on Database Exploration

Citing Your Sources

> Searching as Strategic Exploration

> Information Creation as a Process

> Information Has Value

For Your Savvy Researcher...

Brainstorming a Topic

Specialized & Subject Databases

Working with Primary Sources

Refine a Topic

Tracking the Literature

Synthesizing Sources

> Scholarship as Conversation

> Research as Inquiry

> Authority is Constructed & Contextual