Faculty Best Practices
- Review the list of workshops to determine which ones will best meet your students' needs.
- Let students know they need to sign up in advance.
- Make sure students understand how the workshops will help them complete the assignment.
- Some students wait until after their research assignments have been completed to attend. Give students a deadline for attending workshops. Instruction is most effective at the point of need.
Welcome to The Library Workshops Page!
Is research getting you down?
Do you get anxious and clammy at the thought of a research assignment?
Then our library workshops are perfect for you!
ELAC library workshops are a great place for you to learn about the library's resources or just brush up on your research skills. We offer several different hands-on workshops at both the Main Campus and South Gate Libraries.
- Find Books: Yes, the library has books and yes, you can find them! Through hands-on exploration, students learn the organization of library materials and how to use the library catalog to find books on a research topic.
- Find Articles: Research is all about finding and using popular and scholarly articles. The library has everything you need to find them, all for free! Students are introduced to our EBSCO databases and practice finding various types of articles.
- Go Digital with eBooks: Everybody’s going digital and you can too! Want to learn how to access ELAC’s electronic book collection like a pro? Then come join us as we explore our e-book catalog, as well as open e-book sources like Google Books & Project Gutenberg.
- Cite Right: You’ve found information, but how do you cite it? How do you know your paper is plagiarism free? Students are introduced to the concepts of plagiarism, academic integrity, and citation. Students practice creating MLA citations for a Works Cited page.
- Smart Google: What makes a website credible? How can you evaluate content found through Google to decide whether it is appropriate for college level research? Take this workshop and find out!
Workshop Policies and Best Practices for Students
- Students must enroll at least one day in advance.
- Workshops are limited to 20 students, so sign up early!
- Workshops start on time. Late students will not be admitted.
- Students practice hands-on research skills in each workshop. Keyboarding skills and basic familiarity with computers are recommended.
- Verification of attendance is provided upon completion of a worksheet/assignment, which is reviewed by the workshop instructor.
- Students will not receive a verification form for a workshop he/she has already attended in the same semester, but students are welcome to retake a workshop to refresh research skills.