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Library Webinars are offered on a wide range of topics to help you improve your research skills. Everyone Welcome!

Learning Passport & Library Webinars

Students must attend live Library Webinars to be Learning Passport eligible. 
Recordings of webinars are not passport eligible.

Learning Passport Stamp

  • For each eligible webinar you participate in, you must complete an LP Activity Survey to receive your LP booklet/Activity Page stamped or signed.
    • On-campus students can visit the Library any time during open hours. Students are encouraged to download and complete the relevant survey (each link is under the webinar description) before visiting the library.
    • Off-campus students, download and complete the relevant survey (each link is under the webinar description), and email the completed survey and passport documents to Library@msvu.ca. Your LP Activity Page will be stamped and returned to you via email.

Upcoming Winter 2018 Webinars

Library Webinars are completed for 2017! Thank you to everyone who participated.

Join us in 2018 for more webinars.

Past webinars can be viewed at your convenience or contact the library for one-on-one help.

Completed Fall 2017 Library Webinars

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

Thursday, September 28, 2017   4:00-5:00pm

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.

Beginner's guide to PsycInfo

Tuesday, October 03, 2017   6:30-7:30pm

A session for all students, particularly Psychology, Marketing, Business Administration, Tourism & Hospitality Management or Nutrition programs. An introduction to topics such as psychological research, health behaviour, organizational psychology, and consumer behaviour.

Using RefWorks for bibliographies

Thursday, October 26, 2017   6:30-7:30pm

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.

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

Monday, October 30, 2017   6:30-7:30pm

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.

Finding and copying images and media for you presentations

Thursday, November 02, 2017   6:30-7:30pm

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.

Using Google Scholar and finding quality resources from the Internet

Tuesday, November 14, 2017   6:30-7:30pm

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.

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2017   6:30-7:30pm

You have identified content that is related to your assignment but does not meet the scholarly criteria required by your professor. What do 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.

Beginner's guide to business sources

Monday, November 20, 2017   6:30-7:30pm

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.

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017   6:30-7:30pm

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.

Looking for more webinars?

Learning Strategist Services also offers a range of webinars, such as managing time, getting organized or preparing in advance to do well on an exam, effective reading and note taking strategies.

Check out the webinars they offer at www.msvu.ca/LS

Librarian for the Social Sciences

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Katie Puxley
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