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Library Workshop Calendar: October 1st-7th 2016

workshops-grasshopper-feat-imageLoyola Libraries Workshop Calendar: October 1st-7th 2016

For more information please email cud-ref@luc.edu or visit: http://libraries.luc.edu/classes/calendar

Election Research (VoxGov)

• Saturday, October 1, 4:00pm – 4:30pm, Information Commons 120
VoxGov is an incredibly powerful aggregator of political information, combining legislative information, official press releases and even social media postings for the US government. This workshop will show how to use VoxGov for election research, how to learn what the candidates are saying, how it compares to their records and how to follow candidates in the long haul. Questions may be sent to Ben Aldred (baldred@luc.edu).

PsycINFO: Introduction to Effective Searching
Also offered online, via Adobe Connect Tuesday, October 4, 4:00pm – 4:30pm
• Monday, October 3, 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Information Commons 120
Learn about PsycINFO, the premier database for psychology research. This session will provide a basic overview of PsycINFO search techniques. This workshop will be of most interest to those who are new to the PsycINFO database, but it may also provide a useful review for those wishing to update their PsycINFO search skills. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).

Be a Webmaker
Also offered online, via Adobe Connect Thursday, October 6th, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
• Tuesday, October 4th, 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Information Commons 120
So you use the internet all the time, but do you ever make the internet? Get acquainted with Mozilla’s Webmaker and learn the basics of HTML and CSS. Even if you are not interested in making websites this course will give you a better understanding of how the internet works and what you can do with it. Questions may be sent to Will Kent (wkent@luc.edu).

PsycINFO: Introduction to Effective Searching
• Tuesday, October 4, 4:00pm – 4:30pm, Online, via Adobe Connect: https://connect.luc.edu/library-workshop/
Learn about PsycINFO, the premier database for psychology research. This session will provide a basic overview of PsycINFO search techniques. This workshop will be of most interest to those who are new to the PsycINFO database, but it may also provide a useful review for those wishing to update their PsycINFO search skills. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).

Digital Archive Collections
Also offered online, via Adobe Connect Wednesday, October 5, 4:00pm – 4:30pm
• Tuesday, October 4, 4:00pm – 4:30pm, Information Commons 120
The University Libraries provides access to a variety of online digital archive collections.  These digital collections can be used to chart the history of a topic over time, to identify essential primary sources, and for basic data mining. Discover which collections are best suited to your research and learn advanced search techniques for finding and using information. Please contact Niamh McGuigan (nmcguigan@luc.edu) with questions.

Become a Wikipedian
• Wednesday, October 5th, 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Information Commons 120
Join us for a class that will teach you how to contribute to Wikipedia. You will learn how to edit pages, start new ones, and leave meaningful comments on the most popular open access website on the internet. Questions may be sent to Will Kent (wkent@luc.edu).

Digital Archive Collections
• Wednesday, October 5, 4:00pm – 4:30pm, Online, via Adobe Connect: https://connect.luc.edu/libraryinfo/
The University Libraries provides access to a variety of digital online collections.  These digital collections can be used to chart the history of a topic over time, to identify essential primary sources, and for basic data mining. Discover which collections are best suited to your research and learn advanced search techniques for finding and using information. Please contact Niamh McGuigan (nmcguigan@luc.edu) with questions.

Be a Webmaker
• Thursday, October 6th, 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Online, via Adobe Connect: https://connect.luc.edu/libraryinfo/
So you use the internet all the time, but do you ever make the internet? Get acquainted with Mozilla’s Webmaker and learn the basics of HTML and CSS. Even if you are not interested in making websites this course will give you a better understanding of how the internet works and what you can do with it. Questions may be sent to Will Kent (wkent@luc.edu).

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