Turbo-charge your research skills with online workshops this fall! Whether you’re new to research or want to improve existing skills, we have a session for you. All sessions are approx. 20 minutes.
RSVP not needed – just sign in at http://scadconnect.scad.edu/libraryworkshops
Image Research Basics
Sunday, 9/25, 6:00pm EST
Are you sick of pixilated, poor quality images with inaccurate information? We will address why you would want to use SCAD’s image resources over other, less scholarly sources. We will then take a look at the features of both ARTstor and SCAD’s Digital Image Database and demonstrate how to navigate these image databases. This workshop is an introduction for SCAD researchers of all levels.
The CRAAP Test
Monday, 9/26, 4:00pm EST
Is your research resource C.R.A.A.P.? In this workshop you will learn 5 ways to evaluate any website, book or journal that you want to use as reference for your project to see if it’ll make you a star, or way below par! Appropriate for all research levels – best for those new to college research.
Word Up! Keyword Search Savvy
Tuesday, 9/27, 8:00pm EST
Sick of sifting through 1000’s of results every time you search? Feel like you’re using the “wrong” words? This session will present strategies for creating effective keyword search strings to help you find the best information sources without all the filler. Appropriate for all research levels – some knowledge of library databases is helpful but not required.
Searching Beyond SCAD’s Libraries
Tuesday, 9/27, 8:30pm EST
There’s a world of information out there – learn to navigate the info-verse with Worldcat, Google Books and Google Scholar. This workshop discusses when and how to broaden your research, including finding materials in other libraries and using Inter-Library Loan. Recommended for those working on advanced research projects, such as theses, as well as SCAD eLearners with any level of research experience.