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September Workshops at Olin and Uris Libraries

Below is the list of workshops being offered by Olin and Uris Libraries this month.  Please sign up in advance from the linked titles.

Manage Citations with RefWorks – Friday, 09/13/2013 – 10:00am – 11:00am in Uris Library Classroom B05

Free to Cornell students and faculty, RefWorks is a Web-based tool that helps make library research and paper writing easier. It retrieves and organizes citations from online databases, then correctly formats citations for bibliographies. Join us for a small, hands-on workshop. Class outline

Limited to the Cornell University community.

Essential Research Tools – Thursday, 09/19/2013 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm in Olin Library 106G Classroom

Join us for a small group workshop, and learn to navigate through electronic articles, databases, and citation management tools. We will show you tips for improving research efficiency, how to search for citations, when and how to request items through Interlibrary Loan, and introduce ways to keep track of the research you find. Get the most out of your research time!

Google Maps – Friday, 09/20/2013 – 10:00am – 11:30am in Uris Library Classroom B05

This workshop introduces the “My Maps” feature of Google Maps. Learn to record the locations of features such as houses, schools, and trails; change display styles, using a variety of icons and colors. We’ll demonstrate some other free Web sites that you can use to bring in data from other sources, such as a GPS unit or a list of addresses. We’ll also show how to share your maps and data with others.

Finding Images and Visual Media – Tuesday , 09/24/2013 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm in Uris Library Classroom B05

An introduction to finding and using images and visual media from Cornell’s digital image collections and other resources. We will survey Flickr, image search engines and other free image resources, as well as the image collections and databases available on campus.

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Google Earth – Wednesday, 09/25/2013 – 10:00am – 11:30am in Uris Classroom B05

An introduction to using the Google Earth software, including navigation, tours, flight simulation, layers, and 3D visualization.

Zotero – Thursday, 09/26/2013 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm in Olin Library Classroom 106G

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the free, popular citation management tool Zotero ( No experience is necessary, and it should interest those who already are using a program like Endnote or Refworks — and those who are completely new to such programs. This course will give you a good overview of the program, and how it can be used to manage your research and format your papers.

Bring your own laptop to this session. Please download Zotero onto your laptop before the workshop.

For a full list of Olin/Uris workshops for the fall semester please visit:


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