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Muskingum University Library Events

Author Talks

Spring 2015

Author Talks showcase campus and local authors. They are held on Thursday afternoons at 3:30, in Boyd Science Center, room 336. Light refreshments are provided.

Thursday, Jan. 15: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Jim Burson, Professor Emeritus

Coach Burson’s recent book, The Golden Whistle: Going Beyond: The Journey to Coaching Success is written from his many years of experience and expertise in working with young athletes. Reviews suggest that this is a wonderful book for coaches and educators alike! Join us as we listen to Coach Burson share about his book and his experiences.

 
Thursday, Feb. 19: 3:30-4:30 p.m. First Circle Writers

We have invited First Circle writers to come and share some of their work with us. We will have readings and a discussion about what First Circle means to Muskingum.

First Circle, a magazine dedicated to literature and the arts, is an annual student publication of Muskingum University. It has been a tradition of creativity at Muskingum since 1968. First Circle collects poetry, short stories and artwork of students, alumni and faculty and publishes annually in the spring.”

 
Thursday, Mar. 19: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Scott Navicky

Born in Cambridge, Scott Navicky returns to the area to share his book, Humboldt Or, The Power of Positive Thinking.

 
Thursday, Apr. 16: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Muskingum University Education Professors,
including Joy Cowdery and Ky Davis
This panel discussion with several education professors will be taking on the topic of the importance of research and publishing in the education field.

Student Workshop Series

Our Student Workshops are held in the Chess Center and Student Success Center.

Spring 2015

Jan. 25 (Sun): Beyond the Database Basics 8:00 PM CHESS CENTER
Databases provide access to a wealth of information, but using a database can be confusing and intimidating if you aren’t sure where to start. Join us for this special workshop and learn how to select keywords, limit your searches, and find full text articles. We’ll take you through the many features of databases like Academic Search Complete and JSTOR.
Feb. 8 (Sun): Better Googling 8:00 PM CHESS CENTER

There are thousands of solid, authoritative sources available online today. We can teach you to tell the bad from the good, and how to get to the best sources even faster. Learn how to find online sources your professors will love!

Feb. 12 (Thurs): Zotero 3:00 PM Student Success Center
 
Feb. 26 (Thurs): Avoiding Plagiarism 3:00 PM Student Success Center

Plagiarism is a growing problem across the nation. In many cases plagiarism is committed because of a lack of knowledge. Want to know how you can easily avoid plagiarism and its consequences? Join us for our Plagiarism workshop to learn about Muskingum's plagiarism policies and how you can easily avoid the mistakes that lead to plagiarism.

Mar. 1 (Sun): Developing Research Questions 8:00 PM CHESS CENTER
Moving from a general topic idea to usable, researchable research questions can be one of the most difficult steps students face in the research process. We'll be talking about what research questions are, how to develop them, and how to use them to formulate a research plan!
Mar. 22 (Sun): Avoiding Plagiarism 8:00 PM CHESS CENTER
 
Mar. 29 (Sun): Intro to APA 8:00 PM CHESS CENTER
Are you sometimes confused about how to cite resources using the APA style? Do you wonder how to format your papers correctly according to APA guidelines? If so, a special Chess Center workshop is being offered especially for you! At the workshop you will learn how to format research papers, cite your sources and create a works cited page. The presentation will focus on putting you in contact with useful tools, not memorizing formats.
Apr. 12 (Sun): Intro to MLA 8:00 PM CHESS CENTER
Are you sometimes confused with how to cite resources according to MLA guidelines? Do you wish you knew where to find information on citations? Join us for our Library Student Workshop and learn how! We'll teach you when to cite, how to cite the most common types of sources and show you were to find citation references.


 

 

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