April 2016 Learning Commons Undergraduate Workshop Series!

March 31st 2016


Confused about the different sources you’re supposed to find for your research papers and projects? Unsure of what a database is, and how it’s any different from Google?  Have a research topic, but stumped on how to find sources? Trying to find books and articles for your project but not finding what you need? Wondering when to cite something or how to cite different books and articles?

During these 30 minute workshops trained graduate students will help you answer these and other questions you might have in regards to starting and completing research papers and projects that are due soon!

Each workshop will be available at two different times to meet your needs and all workshops will be held in the Learning Commons in Room W138. Not sure where that is? Just ask at any service desk!


Finishing the Spring Semester Strong:

A Survival Workshop Series

*All Sessions take place in Learning Commons Room W138*

1.      Lost in Lingo: Understanding Library Sources

Date: Monday April 11th

Times: 2:30pm & 7:00pm

Better understand your research requirements, learn about different library resources such as databases, web resources, and primary sources, and how to look for them in this 30 minute workshop.


2.      On the Hunt: Finding the Best Sources for your Research Paper or Project

Date: Tuesday April 19th

Times: 2:30pm & 7:00pm

In this 30 minute workshop, we’ll share a few tips and tricks for finding the sources you need quickly and effectively. There will even be a bonus 15 minute practice session for you to try out these search tips with a research assistant on hand to help!


3.      Who’s Afraid of Citation and Plagiarism?

Date: Wednesday April 27th

Times: 2:30pm & 7:00pm

This 30 minute workshop will explain when you need to cite sources, how to avoid plagiarism, and where to find all the information you need on different citation styles.


*All Sessions take place in Learning Commons Room W138*


  • Group Collaboration RoomsMultiple first-come, first-serve rooms accomodating 4-6 people equipped with workstation & whiteboards. Group Collaboration Rooms
  • Computer WorkstationsNumerous workstations available for use by students (Windows) Computer Workstations

Contact Info

Herman B Wells Library, West Tower 1st Floor
1320 East Tenth Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Meg Meiman
Meg Meiman - Head, Teaching & Learning
(812) 855-9850

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