Learn RefWorks Now! Workshops on October 18th, 19th & 20th

The Bentley Librarians are offering opportunities for students to learn about RefWorks.

RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (e.g. APA, MLA).

Learn to export citations, create bibliographies, and save and organize sources for all your research papers and projects – all in one place.

Have sources you’re not sure how to cite? Bring them with you and we’ll help you get them right.

When:

  • Wednesday, October 18th, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 19th, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 20th, 11:00 a.m. – noon

Where:

Research Instruction Center (RIC), Room 11, on the lower level of the library.

How to sign up:

Register by sending an e-mail to refdesk@bentley.edu indicating which session you’d like to attend. (Since seating is limited, you must register.)

If you don’t already have a RefWorks account, we strongly recommend that you “Sign up for a New Account” before coming to the workshop – you can do so at the RefWorks’ website.

Learn About Downloadable Books at Our OverDrive Clinics

overdriveclinicHave you checked out our OverDrive collection recently?  We’ve been busy adding downloadable ebooks and audiobooks – including current bestsellers Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, The Widow by Fiona Barton, Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg and perennial favorites by authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, Bill Bryson and John Irving, and classics by Jane Austen and Bram Stoker.

Simply click into OverDrive to view our Newest Additions or to browse the ebook and audiobook collections by genre or check out the Getting Started Guide.

If you haven’t already set-up your laptop, Kindle, iPad, NOOK, smartphone or other device, we’d love to help you get started. We are holding two drop-in clinics this week to answer questions about Overdrive:

OverDrive Downloadable Books Clinics

Tuesday, April 12
2:30PM – 3:30PM
and
Thursday, April 14
4:30PM – 5:30PM

No RSVP is required – just come to our classroom (lower level, room 11) and we’ll be there to lend you a helping hand! If you bring your device with you, we can help you with the initial set-up or troubleshoot any problems you’ve been having. We hope to see you there.

Learn to Use RefWorks in 20 Minutes


Want to learn how to use Refworks and missed our workshop? These video clips are available to help.

RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (e.g. APA, MLA). Learn to export citations, create bibliographies, and organize sources for all your research papers and projects – all in one place.

If you decide you’d like to use Refworks, just visit RefWorks and look for the link to “Sign up for a New Account”. It is important to use your Bentley University e-mail address when creating this account. Help using RefWorks is also available at the Bentley Library. Just ask a librarian.

Learn RefWorks Now!

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The Bentley Library is offering a workshop for students about RefWorks.
RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (e.g. APA, MLA).
Learn to export citations, create bibliographies, and save and organize sources for all your research papers and projects – all in one place.
Have sources you’re not sure how to cite? Bring them with you and we’ll help you get them right.

When:

Wednesday, October 14, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where:

Research Instruction Center (RIC), Room 11, on the lower level of the library.

How to sign up:

Register by sending an e-mail to library@bentley.edu (Since seating is limited, you must register.)

If you don’t already have an RefWorks account, we strongly recommend that you “Sign up for a New Account” before coming to the workshop – you can do so at the RefWorks’ website.

Streaming Films and MediaCore Workshop

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The Bentley Library and the Academic Technology Center will be jointly hosting a workshop on streaming film databases and a new resource, MediaCore. The session will be held on Wednesday September 30th from 2:00-3:00 pm in the Research Instruction Center (RIC) on the bottom floor of the library.

The library has recently added two new streaming films databases to our collection, Swank Digital Campus and Kanopy. Swank Digital Campus specializes in popular feature films, both classic and contemporary. Many of the films accessible through Swank Digital Campus have been placed on reserve in the past, and, as such, this is a great curriculum resource for Bentley faculty. Kanopy focuses on critically acclaimed feature films and award-winning documentaries on political,social, and cultural topics. MediaCore is a cloud-based video solution that will allow faculty to upload videos to their course sites in Blackboard without worrying about storage space and permission issues.

Librarians will be going over how to access and  best use the streaming film databases, specifically how to easily place films from these resources in Blackboard for use in courses. Gaurav Shah and Steve Salina from the ATC will go through the process of uploading films to Blackboard using MediaCore and answer any questions about this resource.

Click here to register for the workshop.

Please see this In the Know post for more information on these new resources.

Quality Sources Workshop

EvalImageHaving trouble finding quality sources? Come to a workshop developed specifically with you in mind!

The Bentley Library is offering a workshop to help students find and identify quality sources.

Highlighted tools and resources include:

  • The Library’s “Journal Finder”
  • Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory
  • Browzine

You have two opportunities to attend:

Tuesday, October 6th, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Both workshops take place in the library’s Research Instruction Center (RIC), Room 11, on the lower level of the library.

Since seating is limited, please register by sending an e-mail to library@bentley.edu indicating which day you prefer.

Popular Drop-in Workshop This Week

Have a paper or project due soon, and need information to complete it?  Due to the overwhelming popularity last week, we are offering this opportunity again.ResearchHelpDrop in to:

“I just need three sources by tomorrow” – a research workshop.

Bring whatever you are working on and get immediate expert assistance in finding the information you need, whether it be articles, statistics, company information, or books. You will walk away with the source or two (or three) that you need!

You have two opportunities to attend this week:

  • Monday, April 6th – 2pm-3pm
  • Wednesday, April 8th – 1pm-2pm

(No RSVP necessary; come in anytime during the hour)

These sessions will take place in the Research Instruction Center (Room 11) located on the library’s lower level. (Coffee, Tea & Snacks are available).

Have a paper or project due soon, and need information to complete it?

Here is an opportunity that is just perfect for you.

ResearchHelp

Drop in to:

“I just need three sources by tomorrow”- a research workshop.

Bring whatever you are working on and get immediate expert assistance in finding the information you need, whether it be articles, statistics, company information, or books. You will walk away with the source or two (or three) that you need!
You have two opportunities to attend this week:

  • Monday, March 30th – 1pm to 2pm
  • Wednesday, April 1st – 3pm-4pm

(No RSVP necessary; come in anytime during the hour)

These sessions will take place in the Research Instruction Center (Room 11) located on the library’s lower level. (Coffee, Tea & Snacks are available).