Two new interactive tutorials on the USC Libraries website help USC faculty teach their students how to avoid plagiarism and correctly cite sources. Librarians Elizabeth Galoozis, Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, and Rebecca Halpern partnered with the USC Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards office to produce the updated tutorials. Both include printable certificates of completion.
Writing in the Winter 2014 edition of Society of California Archivists Newsletter, USC librarians Elizabeth Namei and Michaela Ullmann profile "a unique collaboration" that incorporated materials from the libraries' Special Collections into orientation sessions for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Held in fall 2013, the sessions introduced the wealth of library services and collections available to the students. They also included a "petting zoo" portion during which students could see rare books and other library materials up close. Click through for the full text of Namei's and Ullmann's article.
RefWorks is an online research-management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers easily gather, organize, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies. Keep reading to learn how to join in on a 60-minute RefWorks webinar, conducted by training specialist Jason High.
Learn how to locate social science data and statistics through a series of upcoming workshops to be held in Leavey Library on Tuesdays in October. Keep reading to learn more about the workshops.
The USC Graduate School recently honored the USC Libraries' Avril Cunningham for her expertise in library instruction with a professional development award. The award recognized Cunningham's contributions to the USC Doctoral Student Summer Institute, which supports doctoral students with their ongoing dissertation research, scholarly pursuits, and academic professional development. Keep reading to learn more about Cunningham and the USC Libraries' instructional services.
On Tuesday, September 27, the USC Libraries and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) will present a one-hour workshop, "The Digital Grad Student: Multimedia & Productivity Tools for Scholarship" at 1:00 p.m. in the Forum at the Tutor Campus Center (TCC 450). Keep reading to learn more about the workshop, which will introduce a variety of graduate research tools, or RSVP now if you plan to attend.
Over the next few months, Jade Winn and Melanee Vicedo of the USC Libraries will be offering a series of live webinars on library services, evaluating scholarly articles, and APA Style. The webinars, offered over the Adobe Connect platform, are especially useful for distance learning students and faculty but are accessible to all. Keep reading for a list of the webinars.
USC's Norris Medical Library will offer a one-day workshop later this month on the bioinformatics resources available to USC researchers. The workshop—presented by the USC Libraries and USC Vice President of Research Randolph Hall—will be held July 27 on USC's University Park Campus (UPC) and then repeated July 29 on the Health Science Campus (HSC). Eight bionformatics tools, including five newly-acquired resources, will be covered. Keep reading to learn more about the workshop, or register online.
On Tuesday, May 24, Jade Winn of the USC Libraries will present a live webinar on the library services available to USC's distance learners. The online instruction session, designed for new MSW@USC students earning their degrees through the School of Social Work's Virtual Academic Center, begins at 12:00 noon and is accessible here through Adobe Connect. The webinar is part of a pilot series of online seminars about library services organized by Winn, head of education and social work library services, and Nancy Silver, the libraries' director of information technology.
Librarian Ed Tinoco of USC's Crocker Business Library was the featured guest at a March 18 meeting of USC advancement officers, where he provided an overview of the USC Libraries' extensive collection of business-related resources.
In a 90 minute presentation, Tinoco showed the officers how to navigate both company-specific and industry-specific databases to find information on potential research sponsors and corporate partners. He also discussed how the assembled officers could access electronic journals and other publications through the USC Libraries to stay current with industry trends.