I Just Need 3 Sources Workshop: March 4 & March 6

ResearchHelpHave 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!

Three sessions:

  • Monday, March 4, 2:30 to 3:30 (during activity period)
  • Wednesday, March 6, 1:00 to 2:00 (during activity period)
  • Wednesday, March 6, 5:00 to 6:00

(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.

Have You Heard About Our Research Guides?

What do you do when don’t have time to ask a librarian for help? Where do you turn when the Reference Desk is closed? We recommend you use our online library research guides.

Library research guides are available for a number of popular research topics, course assignments (like GB 214 and GB320), and common questions. The guides are designed to help you locate the best resources for your research. Research guides can answer questions like:

The entire collection of library research guides is available at http://libguides.bentley.edu/, or just look for the link on our homepage.

Library Research Guides
Look for the Research Guides link on our homepage.

If you’d like to suggest a topic for a library research guide please comment on this post. Don’t forget, you can Ask a Librarian for help 7 days a week! Visit us in-person at the library, send us an email (redesk@bentley.edu), use our chat widget, or give us a call  at 781.891.2300.

Drop-In Research Help: I Just Need Three Sources by Tomorrow!

In the library during activity period? Need help finding that scholarly article or deciding what information is okay to use for class?

This spring, the library will continue to offer drop-in workshops every Monday from 2:10 to 3:25 (during activity period) for students to get one-on-one help with finding sources for papers or projects.

Bring whatever you are working on to a reference librarian and get immediate, one-on-one, 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!

There is no RSVP or appointment needed. Just drop by the library’s Research Instruction Center (RIC) any Monday from 2:10 to 3:25, February 13th through April 30th. (Some holiday Mondays this workshop will not be offered – check our events calendar for the full list.)

Workshop Series This Fall: I Just Need 3 Sources By Tomorrow!

This fall, the library will offer drop-in workshops every Monday from 2:10 to 3:25 (during activity period) for students to get one-on-one help with finding sources for papers or projects.

Bring whatever you are working on to a reference librarian and get immediate, one-on-one, 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!

There is no RSVP or appointment needed. Just drop by the library’s Research Instruction Center (RIC) any Monday from 2:10 to 3:25, September 12 through December 5.

Library’s Tutorials Chosen as PRIMO “Site of the Month”

Earlier this year, the library’s Research Essentials tutorials were chosen for inclusion in PRIMO (Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online), a database of online tutorials and other instructional resources, maintained by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The library’s tutorials were recently featured as PRIMO’s May 2011 Site of the Month, for which reference librarian Elizabeth Galoozis, who created the tutorials, was interviewed. You can find the interview here.

PRIMO reviews materials twice a year for selection; the list of the other seven projects accepted during Fall 2010 can be found here, and includes projects from everywhere from Sacramento City College to the University of North Carolina. PRIMO’s goal is to showcase high-quality online learning resources; the PRIMO committee “hopes that publicizing selective, high quality resources will help librarians to respond to the educational challenges posed by still emerging digital technologies.”

The publicly posted Research Essentials tutorials are versions of three tutorials created for students taking GB112, and cover concepts of company and industry research. If you’d like a refresher or introduction on how to use the library’s resources to conduct company and industry research, take a look!

“Help! I Just Need 3 Sources By Tomorrow!” Drop-In Sessions This Week

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

“Help! 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 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)

Research Guides to the Rescue!

Although we encourage you to ask us for help with your research, we realize that there are times when this isn’t an option. So, we have created a great collection of online library research guides that you can consult if a librarian is not available.

These guides are designed to help you locate the best resources for your research.  In each guide we recommend specific books, journals, library databases and web sites.  Library research guides are available for a number of popular research topics and common questions, such as:

The entire collection of library research guides is available at http://libguides.bentley.edu/.  If you’d like to suggest a topic for a library research guide please comment on this post.