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Graduate Students Guide

This guide is intended to help graduate students at MSVU make the most of the library.

Academic Integrity Webinars

Academic integrity: Best practices for writing a paper

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

Building Research Skills Webinars

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

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.

Library research for distance students

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.

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

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.

Finding & Navigating Academic Articles

This is a joint session with a Librarian and the Learning Strategist. Learn how to search for journal articles via Mount Library and then strategies for effective reading and note taking of journal articles.

Business Information Webinars

Beginner's guide to business information

Go beyond searching for books and academic journal articles. This webinar will help you find business data, statistics, annual reports, SWOT analysis and more.

Canadian Content Webinars

Finding Canadian content

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

Copyright Webinars

Finding and Copying Images for your Assignments

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.

Data & Statistics

Finding Data and Statistics for Academic Research

Statistics and data: do you know the difference? Have you ever needed a quick number for your research paper to prove 'how many' or 'how much'? This webinar will introduce you to Mount Library resources in order to help you find, access, and use data and statistics. Don't worry, you won't need to know anything about statistics or SPSS to benefit from this session!

Evaluating Material: Wikipedia, Fake News and More Webinars

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

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.

Critically Evaluating Resources

While being able to find resources is an important research skill to have, being able to critically evaluate those resources is equally (if not more) important. This webinar will provide you with some of the strategies you need to be able to evaluate resources for use in your research.

PsychInfo Webinars

Beginner's guide to PsycInfo

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.

Open Access & OER

Finding Open Access Resources for Academic Research

Identifying and finding Open Access (e.g. free academic research sources) material can be challenging. This webinar will teach you about Open Access sources and search strategies to find them via the Mount Library website and through on the web. It will look at sources such as academic journal articles, books, and textbooks.