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Library Webinars

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

Joining Library Webinars

Open to everyone.

No registration necessary.

Click here to join our library research webinars.

Please login to the session 5-10 minutes in advance to check audio settings using the audio set up tool.

  • Webinars are facilitated online via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
  • For assistance before a session please contact Meagan.Pottie@msvu.ca

Fall 2022 Webinar Offerings

Finding Books & eBooks at the MSVU Library

Monday, September 19th, 2022 - 4:30-5:30PM

Learn how to search for and access Mount Library journal articles and eBooks.

Effective Database Searching for Finding Articles

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 - 4:30-5:30PM

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.

Graduate Thesis Deposit Info Session (For Graduate Students)

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022 - 3:00-4:00 PM

Are you a graduate student writing a thesis or dissertation? This session is an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about:

  • copyright as a user and author (including tables & images);
  • citation, plagiarism, & academic integrity;
  • the thesis deposit process; and
  • what to do if you're planning to publish your thesis.

*Please note that this session is not eligible for Learning Passport credit.

One Source to Find Them All

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 - 4:30-5:30PM

Have you ever been frustrated because you've found one really good source for your research, but are unable to find others? Sometimes one good source is all you need! This session will discuss strategies you can use to find new sources using the references listed in a source you've already found.

Literature Reviews for Honours & Graduate Students

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022 - 3:00-4:00 PM

Are you preparing a literature review for your honours or graduate thesis? This workshop will explore the basics of conducting a literature review, including tips and tools for developing a search strategy, effectively searching the databases, keeping up with current research, and managing and evaluating your results. All disciplines welcome!

*Please note that this session is not eligible for Learning Passport credit.

Introduction to Business Resources

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 - 4:30-5:30PM

This session will cover three key resources beneficial to students taking business classes - Business Source Premier, Mergent Online, and IBISWorld. Business Source Premier is a database containing peer-reviewed journals, and also contains full text market and industry reports including SWOT Analysis. Mergent Online & IBISWorld are also useful tools when doing market and industry research. This webinar will provide an introduction to these tools, giving an overview of useful features and how to best utilize them for your needs.

Critically Evaluating Resources

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 - 4:30-5:30PM

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.

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