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June Workshops at Olin and Uris Libraries

Essential Research Tools – Wednesday 06/11/2014, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Join us for a small group, hands-on 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!

 Finding Images and Visual Media – Thursday 06/19/2014, 10:30am – 11:30am

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 – Friday 06/20/2014, 10:00am – 11:30am

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

Zotero – Monday 06/23/2014, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

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.

Show Me the Money: Funding Beyond Cornell – Wednesday 06/25/2014, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Trying to identify funding sources for dissertation research and writing? Learn how to find opportunities offered by foundations and other granting organizations and research the grants themselves. The class emphasizes U. S. funding sources. Registration limited to Cornell University graduate students.

Class Outline

Manage Citations with RefWorks – Friday 06/27/2014, 10:00am – 11:00am

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.

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