UMKC LIBRARIES RESEARCH WORKSHOPS: Get Help, When You Need It
UMKC Libraries provide free workshops geared to students seeking help using library services and resources. Workshops are single, 60 minute sessions, typically comprised of 5-10 students. Preregistration is required.
Workshops are open to all UMKC students and include:
Library Basics – Did you know you can reserve a room for group study? Text or chat with a librarian? Do research and read articles and books from your dorm or apartment in your fuzzy slippers at 3:00 AM? Come learn about these services and more, and take a short library tour!
Library Research – Is your paper due? Learn how to select and narrow your topic, develop a search strategy, and save time by using the library efficiently and effectively!
Managing and Formatting Citations – Two separate workshops, for Zotero or EndNote Web users, teach you how to begin using these tools. Import, organize, and manage references. Create a bibliography, change style formats, and learn how to incorporate citations into your paper!
Microsoft Office – Ask Gloria – Gloria provides individualized, one-on-one instruction helping you to use MS Office programs effectively. Workshops include:
- MS Word
- MS PowerPoint
- MS Excel
Workshops especially for graduate students include:
How to Write a Literature Review – You may never have written a literature review. This session gets you ready to succeed!
How to Do a Poster Presentation – Learn the elements of effective presentation and be ready for your first conference poster session!
Using WorldCat to Expand Your Research – Find resources beyond UMKC Libraries using this important research tool, and learn how to access them!
Conducting Interdisciplinary Research – Literature searching across multiple fields can be daunting. Let us help you get started!
Multiple sessions of each workshop will be offered throughout the term. For workshop dates, locations, and to preregister visit the Research Workshops page. For more information, contact UMKC Librarian Gloria Tibbs or 816-235-1540.