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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.

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  • Webinars are facilitated online via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
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Winter 2022

Finding Books & eBooks at the MSVU Library

Monday, January 24th, 2022  4:30-5:30PM

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

Effective Database Searching for Finding Articles

Wednesday, February 9th, 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.

Critically Evaluating Resources

Tuesday, February 15th, 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.

Primary Resources & Where to Find Them

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022  4:30-5:30PM

Identifying and finding primary sources can be challenging. This webinar will teach you about primary sources and search strategies to find them via the Mount Library databases and through open sources on the web. It will look at a range of sources such as newspapers, photographs, sound recording and film.

Finding Data & Statistics Part 1 - Academic Research

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022  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!

One Source to Find Them All

Monday, March 14th, 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.

Finding Data & Statistics Part 2 - Business Research

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022  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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