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Online Learning

Winter 2017: Online Library Workshops via Blackboard Collaborate  

All students welcomed! For Business and Tourism students, these count toward your Learning Passport Program!

No registration required. These instructional sessions are designed for distance and off-campus students but all are welcome! Access is available 30 minutes before the start of the session. Please click on the date/time of the session to open the Blackboard Collaborate session. If you have never used Blackboard Collaborate before please contact msvu.ca for support with attending your first session. All sessions are recorded. 

 Session Description

Library research for distance students

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Session begins at: 0:17:35

This workshop will introduce distance students to the many online resources and services offered by the Mount Library, including research article databases, ebook collections, online document delivery and books by mail, and research appointments and assistance.

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Searching deeper: Three steps for effective database searching in your subject area

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Session begins at: 0:15:00

Do you have a hard time finding journal articles that are relevant to your topic? This workshop will provide tips and tricks for choosing databases, generating keywords for your topic and using Boolean search techniques appropriately. Concepts and strategies learned are common to most search tools.

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Using RefWorks for bibliographies

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Session begins at: 0:20:30


Learn how to keep track of your citations while you do your research. Tired of formatting your bibliography manually? Let RefWorks do some of the preliminary work for you.

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Spotting fake news: Evaluating sources in a post-truth world

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Session begins at: 0:25:00

 In 2016 post-truth was Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the Year and   "fake news" became a news item. Learn tips and strategies for spotting fake news and for evaluating information in your news feeds and on the Internet.

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Getting started:
Finding and reading journal articles & eBooks at the Mount Library

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Session begins at: 0:22:23

Learn how to search for and access Mount Library journal articles and ebooks, including downloading them to your mobile devices and e-readers. We will also discuss strategies for effective reading and note taking.

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Academic integrity: Best practices for writing a paper

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Session begins at: 1:50:00

Learn simple, effective steps and practices to help you write excellent papers and avoid plagiarism or charges of academic dishonesty.

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Follow the breadcrumbs: The trail from Wikipedia, Twitter and Facebook to scholarly sources

Thur. Mar. 9
6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

You have identified content that is related to your assignment but does not meet the scholarly criteria required by your professor. What to you do? This session will provide tips and strategies to find the scholarly sources that may have given rise to the stories you find in the news and on social media.

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Making connections:
Using journal articles effectively in your assignments

Mon. Mar. 20
6:00- 7:00 p.m
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Finding information is just the first step to using it in an assignment. This session will provide tips and strategies for integrating the information from journal articles (or books, or websites) into your assignments in keeping with academic integrity principles.

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Copyright and your assignments

Tue. Mar. 21
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Uncertain about which images and media you are allowed to copy/download to show in your class and Moodle presentations? This session will provide strategies and guidelines for the type of images and media you can legally use with your academic work.

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Finding Canadian content

Mon. Mar. 27
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Tips and strategies for finding Canadian research, statistics and points of view.

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