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Library Workshops

Library workshops teach you valuable skills that help you save time and find what you need.  These free workshops are offered every quarter and fill up fast. All library workshops are held in LIB 105. Library workshops are open to students, faculty and staff of South Seattle College and the Seattle College District, as well as to members of our surrounding community. Advanced sign up is encouraged, but all walk-ins are welcomed.  

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Winter 2015 Library Workshop Schedule

Tweet, Like and Follow: Using Social Media for Research
Wednesday January 28th 3-3:50pm
Instructor: Pamela Wilkins

Social media has become a game changer in its ability to empower individuals to reach a wider audience. But social media is not just for broadcasting, you can also use it to collect information for research. In this workshop, you’ll get a quick introduction to the world of social media and learn how to unleash its power for your research.

Business Information is Power
Thursday February 5th 2-2:50pm
Instructor: Randy Nelson

Whether you are researching a billion dollar start up, writing your first business plan, or working on a final paper, you will find that business information is powerful stuff. In this workshop, you will learn how to search for company information, demographics and business information on a variety of databases, including Simply Map, and Hospitality and Tourism.

Writing MLA Citations
Thursday February 12th 11-11:50am
Instructor: Esther Sunde

MLA citation is used for English and the humanities—do you have to write a Works Cited list for your research paper? Not sure when you need to cite your sources? Wondering how to write citations for online sources? Get answers to all your questions about writing MLA citations. 


Navigating Library Databases: A Research Primer
Thursday February 19th 2-2:50pm
Instructor: Patricia Naylor


Do you need to find articles for your upcoming project or research paper?  In this hands on workshop we’ll explore Library databases and learn how to find journal, newspaper, magazine and reference articles.   Bring your topic and leave with relevant articles and a list of databases that will work best for you. 


As Seen On the Web: Using Online Video for Research
Wednesday February 25th 3-3:50pm
Instructor: Pamela Wilkins

Sites like YouTube and Ted Talks have become standards for providing people with information. Depending on your information needs, a video can be far more useful and accessible than text based information.  But how do you find quality and authoritative content?  How do you share this media with others? And how do you cite videos in your research? In this workshop, you will learn the where and how of using online video for research.

Using Online Sources for Images, Art and Photographs
Thursday February 26th 2-2:50pm
Instructor: Randy Nelson

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but using them illegally could get you in a lot of trouble.  Interested in using images, art or photographs from the Internet? Join us as we learn about visual resources where you can legally and ethically utilize images, art and photographs.


Writing APA Citations
Thursday March 5th 11-11:50am
Instructor: Esther Sunde

APA citation is used for psychology, nursing and the social sciences—do you have to write a References list for your research paper? Not sure when you need to cite your sources? Wondering how to write citations for online sources? Get answers to all your questions about writing APA citations. 


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