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Thesis Research: Getting Started

This workshop is packed with information about the research process to help you get your thesis project off the ground. Learn about research tools and strategies that will help you gather sources for your lite...
Date:
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
BL225,
Categories:
Research Skills Scholarly Publishing
Register! - 20 seats left

Thesis Research for Music Topics

Music Students: Learn about specialized resources for your literature review and techniques specific to music searching.
Date:
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time:
12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location:
BL225,
Categories:
Music Research Skills Scholarly Publishing
Register! - 24 seats left

Adobe Premiere Basics for Students

This workshop will provide an overview of the tools available in Adobe Premiere that can help you edit video for your classroom projects. Best for students new to video projects.
Date:
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time:
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location:
BL 008,
Categories:
Technology Tools
Register! - 13 seats left

Adobe Premiere Basics for Students

This workshop will provide an overview of the tools available in Adobe Premiere that can help you edit video for your classroom projects. Best for students new to video projects.
Date:
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time:
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location:
BL 008,
Categories:
Technology Tools
Register! - 17 seats left

Thesis Research: Getting Started (Online)

This will be a workshop packed with suggestions about the research process to help you get your thesis project off the ground. It will provide an opportunity to ask questions regardless of your location. Stude...
Date:
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time:
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
LB 131 or Online,
Categories:
Research Skills Scholarly Publishing
Register! - 16 seats left

Reference Resources: Making Sense and Exploring Topics

It's easier to understand the academic tone and vocabulary of scholarly articles when you have a guide--but where can you find one? Luckily for you, Ball State University Libraries have a vast collection of...
Date:
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time:
11:00am - 11:50am
Location:
BL 225,
Categories:
Research Skills
Register! - 22 seats left

College of Architecture & Planning Thesis Research: Getting Started

Come to this workshop and find out about the research process for creative projects or theses in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and historic preservation. Learn about research tools and s...
Date:
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time:
12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location:
AB 116,
Categories:
Architecture Research Skills Scholarly Publishing
Register! - 25 seats left

College of Architecture & Planning Thesis Research: Getting Started

Come to this workshop and find out about the research process for creative projects or theses in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and historic preservation. Learn about research tools and s...
Date:
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Time:
5:00pm - 5:50pm
Location:
AB 116,
Categories:
Architecture Research Skills Scholarly Publishing
Register! - 25 seats left

The Literature Review

What is a literature review and why do I need one? If you will be working on a literature review for your project or papers and have questions, come and learn from the experts. A faculty panel will share ideas ...
Date:
Friday, February 3, 2017
Time:
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
BC 129 or Online,
Categories:
Research Skills Scholarly Publishing
Register! - 25 seats left

Getting Started with EndNote (MAC or PC)

Need to manage lots of citations? EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA. If you are affiliated with Ball ...
Date:
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time:
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:
BL 225,
Categories:
Citation Management Research Skills
Register! - 22 seats left

"Adam Sandler Has Ebola": Spotting Fake News in the Internet Era

Feeling less than confident about your ability to ascertain the legitimacy of an online news article? Join the club! These days it is increasingly difficult to find credible information in an online landscape o...
Date:
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time:
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:
BL 225,
Categories:
Research Skills
Register! - 25 seats left

"Adam Sandler Has Ebola": Spotting Fake News in the Internet Era

Feeling less than confident about your ability to ascertain the legitimacy of an online news article? Join the club! These days it is increasingly difficult to find credible information in an online landscape o...
Date:
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Time:
1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location:
BL225,
Categories:
Research Skills
Register! - 25 seats left

Reference Resources: Making Sense and Exploring Topics

It's easier to understand the academic tone and vocabulary of scholarly articles when you have a guide--but where can you find one? Luckily for you, Ball State University Libraries have a vast collection of...
Date:
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time:
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location:
BL 225,
Categories:
Research Skills
Register! - 22 seats left

Getting Started with EndNote (MAC or PC)

Need to manage lots of citations? EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA. If you are affiliated with Ball ...
Date:
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time:
11:00am - 11:50am
Location:
BL 225,
Categories:
Citation Management Research Skills
Register! - 15 seats left

Open Access Resources for K-12 Teaching

How do you determine the credibility and reliability of teaching materials online? Where do you look for authoritative resources to build your lesson content and activities? Your librarian, Lisa Jarrell, will h...
Date:
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time:
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
BL 008,
Categories:
Education Research Skills
Register! - 22 seats left

Online Portfolios for Students

Learn the basics of Weebly, a free tool for creating websites. You’ll get an overview of the tools available in Weebly that can help you create an effective online portfolio to save and showcase your work.
Date:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time:
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location:
BL 008,
Categories:
Technology Tools
Register! - 25 seats left

Online Portfolios for Students

Learn the basics of Weebly, a free tool for creating websites. You’ll get an overview of the tools available in Weebly that can help you create an effective online portfolio to save and showcase your work.
Date:
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time:
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location:
BL 008,
Categories:
Technology Tools
Register! - 25 seats left

Publishing as a Graduate Student

Join us to hear from a panel of faculty members about getting published as a graduate student. They will cover advice, guidance for turning seminar papers into conference papers, the process for getting an arti...
Date:
Friday, February 24, 2017
Time:
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location:
BC 129 or Online,
Categories:
Research Skills Scholarly Publishing
Register! - 25 seats left

In Their Own Words: Manuscripts, Letters, and Other Primary Sources about Literary Lives

Authors, poets, and playwrights are known for their writing, but not all of them leave behind a handy autobiography or memoir. However, you can still read their own reflections on their lives and times. Come to...
Date:
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time:
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location:
BL225,
Categories:
Research Skills
Register! - 25 seats left

IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Ball State University Libraries recently acquired the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. This database contains almost one-third of the world’s current literature in electrical engineering, communications, and ...
Date:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time:
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:
BL 225,
Categories:
Library Resource Spotlight
Register! - 25 seats left

Hot Topics in K-12 Teaching: Exploring the Issues

Keeping current with trends and issues is important to K-12 teachers. Join your librarian, Lisa Jarrell, and explore resources for keeping up with trends and learning about the latest research to support your t...
Date:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time:
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
BL 009,
Categories:
Education Research Skills
Register! - 22 seats left

Publishing with IEEE

Identifying where to publish your research can be a daunting task. Should you do a poster, a presentation, a conference paper, a journal article or all of the above? What is double-blind peer review, a green op...
Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time:
10:30am - 11:30am
Location:
BL225,
Categories:
Research Skills Scholarly Publishing
Register! - 25 seats left

Piktochart for Students

Join us for an overview of the tools available in Piktochart that can help you create effective infographics to communicate your research.
Date:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time:
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location:
BL 008,
Categories:
Presentation Tools Technology Tools
Register! - 25 seats left

Piktochart for Students

Join us for an overview of the tools available in Piktochart that can help you create effective infographics to communicate your research.
Date:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time:
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location:
BL 008,
Categories:
Presentation Tools Technology Tools
Register! - 25 seats left

BrowZine for Scholars

BrowZine is a popular service that allows current Ball State University students and employees to browse, discover, read, and optimize thousands of the University Libraries' scholarly journals. Built to com...
Date:
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time:
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:
BL225,
Categories:
Library Resource Spotlight
Register! - 25 seats left