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Online Learning

Fall 2016: Online Library Workshops via Blackboard Collaborate  

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

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

Wed. Sept. 28
Recorded Session

Tue. Nov. 22
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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.

Please click on the date/time of the session to open the Blackboard Collaborate session.


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

Mon. Nov. 14

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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

Please click on the date/time of the session to open the Blackboard Collaborate session.

Using RefWorks for bibliographies

Tue. Nov. 15
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


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.

Please click on the date/time of the session to open the Blackboard Collaborate session.

Finding and copying images and media for your presentations

Wed. Nov. 16
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.

Please click on the date/time of the session to open the Blackboard Collaborate session.

Using Google Scholar and finding quality resources from the Internet

Thur. Nov. 17
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Tired of finding promising articles on the Internet that then request a fee for access? This workshop will show you how to use the Google Preferences to link from Google Scholar to the Mount's online resources, or order it using the Mount's document delivery form. Unsure if what you've found on the Internet is appropriate for use in your academic paper? This session will also provide tips for finding and evaluating what you need on the Internet.

Please click on the date/time of the session to open the Blackboard Collaborate session.
Beginner's guide to business sources

Mon. Nov. 21
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

  A session for students in the Business Administration or Tourism & Hospitality Management programs. 

An introduction to finding company, industry and market research using the Mount Library's research guides.

Please click on the date/time of the session to open the Blackboard Collaborate session.