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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!

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Fall 2023 Webinar Offerings

Finding Books & eBooks at the MSVU Library 

Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 – 4:30-5:30PM 

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

Effective Database Searching for Finding Articles 

Wednesday, September 27th, 2023– 5:00-6:00PM 

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.

One Source to Find Them All 

*NEW DATE* Tuesday, October 24th, 2023 – 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.

Introduction to Business Resources

Wednesday, October 18th, 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.

Google Scholar 101: Finding Quality Scholarly Sources on the Internet

Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 - 4:30-5:30PM

Identifying and finding free academic research sources can be challenging. This webinar will teach you about Open Access sources and search strategies to find them via Google Scholar, the Mount Library website, and other online search tools and repositories. It will look at sources like academic journal articles, books, and textbooks.

Finding Data & Statistics Part 1 - Academic Research 

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 - 4:30-5:30PM

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!

Critically Evaluating Resources 

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 – 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.

Finding Data & Statistics Part 2 - Business Research 

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 – 4:30-5:30PM 

For the second part of this data & statistics series the focus will be on sourcing data & statistics when doing business research. You can still attend this session even if you didn't make it to part 1! Some of the things that will be discussed in this session are the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions and the Canadian Price Index.

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