Get Help! Upcoming Library Workshops

Now that you’re back from spring break, you may be staring down that research paper due at the end of the semester. The library has your back with a series of workshops on different parts of the research process. Keep reading to see which one may be right for you. (You can also view all our workshops at once in our events calendar.) All workshops will take place in the Research Instruction Center (Room 11) on the library’s lower level.

Wondering why it matters if you cite your sources? Come to:

Citing Sources Workshop (presented jointly with the Writing Center)

Why do your professors spend so much time talking about citations? Does it feel like busywork? Come learn how to cite sources for any format. We’ll show you how to do it, where to find resources, and why you should care.

Have sources or a bibliography you need help with? Bring it with you!

Two sessions:

  • Monday, March 28, 2:15 to 3:15 (during activity period)
  • Tuesday, March 29 from 5:00 to 6:00

(Please RSVP to library@bentley.edu for this workshop)

Having trouble keeping track of those sources you’re supposed to cite? Victim of a second-rate citation generator? Come to:

RefWorks Workshops for Students

These workshops for students will provide an introduction to RefWorks, an online bibliographic management tool. 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.

Three sessions:

  • Wednesday, March 23, 12:45 to 1:45 (during activity period)
  • Thursday, April 7, 1:00 to 2:00
  • Tuesday, April 12, 11:00 to 12:00

(Please RSVP to library@bentley.edu for this workshop. We also strongly recommend that you create a RefWorks account before attending, at RefWorks’ website. This works best when you are on campus.)

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

“I Just Need 3 Sources By Tomorrow!” Drop-In Research Help

Bring whatever you are working on to a reference librarian 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!

Four sessions:

  • Monday, April 4, 2:00 to 3:00 (during activity period)
  • Tuesday, April 5, 5:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 6, 1:00 to 2:00 (during activity period) AND 5:00 to 6:00

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

Get a Jumpstart on Papers: Learn RefWorks Now!

The Bentley Library is offering three workshops for students this October on RefWorks. RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (e.g. APA, MLA).  You can easily compile, edit and format bibliographies by importing references directly from the  library’s online databases – including ProQuest and EBSCO – or by entering them manually.

These workshops will provide an introduction to RefWorks and how to use it. They will take place:

Wednesday, October 6, 1:15 – 2:00

Saturday, October 9, 11:00-12:00

Monday, October 18, 2:15 – 3:00

All workshops take place in the library’s Research Instruction Center (RIC), Room 11, on the bottom floor of the library.

Since seating is limited, please register by sending an e-mail to library@bentley.edu. We also strongly recommend that you create an account before coming to the workshop – you can do so at the RefWorks website. This works best when you are on campus.

To learn more about RefWorks, including creating your account, please visit our RefWorks research guide.

EndNote X3 Now Available! Learn More at EndNote Workshop on 1/25

The Bentley Library is pleased to announce EndNote X3 is now available via the VLAB.  X3 offers users more online resources and publishing styles – now totaling over 3,900. This latest version of Endnote also includes over 700 import filters. EndNote X3 users will also be able to create a personal EndNote Web account to quickly move references from the web to their personal desktops.   To download EndNote X3 simply visit the VLAB and click on the link titled “Install Endnote X3. 01″.

The library will be offering a workshop to introduce EndNote X3’s newest features – including EndNote Web – on Monday, January 25 at 2:10pm (Activity Period). If you are interested in attending this workshop please contact librarian Stephen Tracey at stracey@bentley.edu or 781-891-2302.

You Write It, RefWorks Will Cite It!

Are you struggling with formatting your research papers?  Try RefWorks! RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (e.g. APA, MLA).  You can easily compile, edit and format bibliographies by importing references directly from the  library’s online databases – including ProQuest and EBSCO – or by entering them manually.

So what are you waiting for? Create your personal RefWorks Account and you’ll have access to it from anywhere in the world.

For information about creating your RefWorks account please visit our RefWorks research guide.  To get more help with RefWorks please take a look at the RefWorks quick online tutorial, enroll in one of Refwork’s complimentary training webinars, view a pre-recorded webinar session, or contact the Reference Desk.