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Current Classes:

Alerting Services - Connecting you to the Latest Research
Date: September 28, 2009
Length: 48:14
Instructor: Cindy Fisher
Description: Stay current with newly published research in your area. Set up alerting services to notify you of new articles and get journal table of contents, and search results delivered to your email inbox or RSS reader. (This class is particularly useful to graduate students and faculty.)
Avoiding Plagiarism
Date: April 4, 2012
Length: 37:10
Instructor: Anna Fidgeon
Description: This session is for undergraduates interested in strategies to avoid mistakes that lead to plagiarism and practical techniques for using sources correctly.  

Become an Advanced Google Searcher
Date: October 15, 2010
Length: 01:01:29
Instructor: AJ Johnson
Description: Learn advanced search tricks and use this knowledge to become a savvier searcher.

Conducting a Literature Review
Date: October 21, 2010
Length: 54:00
Instructor: Janelle Hedstrom
Description: This class will cover tips, tricks and tools for conducting a literature review for a graduate level research paper, thesis or dissertation. For graduate students and research staff.

Find Articles
Date: September 3, 2009
Length: 49:43
Instructor: Michele Ostrow
Description: Learn how to find articles on any research topic using the databases and electronic journals available to the campus community. This introductory class is geared toward new library users.

Finding Books & Dissertations
Date: September 2, 2009
Length: 46:44
Instructor: Janelle M. Hedstrom
Description: This class will cover how to find print and online books for your research, including those in the UT Libraries and those from other university libraries. We will also cover how to find dissertations in your field from UT and other institutions. This class is especially useful for graduate students and faculty.

Get Started with Delicious
Date: October 27, 2009
Length: 34:53 (recording begins halfway through class)
Instructor: Matt Lisle
Description: Need to organize your bookmarks? Want to share them with others? Wonder what other people are bookmarking? Then delicious is the tool for you. Learn how to collaboratively collect and organize information found on the Web.

Get Started with Google Books and Google Scholar
Date: October 4, 2010
Length: 44:03
Instructor: AJ Johnson
Description: Learn how to use these two specialized Google searches in conjunction with library resources for researching and discovery.

Get Started with Google Docs
Date: October 8, 2009
Length: 1:05:33
Instructor: Matt Lisle
Description: Learn how to use Google Docs to share and collaboratively create documents, spreadsheets, and slide presentations online.

Get Started with Google Reader
Date: October 4, 2010
Length: 56:00
Instructor: Jennifer Flaxbart
Description: Learn how to use this tool that can help you stay current with blogs and other news sources on the Web.

Get Started with Wikis
Date: October 28, 2009
Length: 56:09
Instructor: Matt Lisle
Description: You’ve probably heard of Wikipedia, but did you know that you can create your own wiki to collaborate online? Learn how in this workshop.

Introduction to Endnote®
Date: September 9, 2010
Length: 1:02:30
Instructor: Roxanne Bogucka
Description: EndNote’s® publicity says, "Bibliographies made easy!" This introductory class covers some of our tricks for using this product with library databases such as Web of Science. We'll also touch upon our other databases, indexes and the Library Catalog.

Online Identity Management
Date: February 21, 2012
Length: 37:52
Instructor: Anna Fidgeon
Description: Learn tips and tricks to present yourself in the best light online, and use social networks to your advantage. Dos and Don'ts for sites like Twitter and Facebook, as well as general tips for managing personal information on the web.

Work Smarter: New Research Tools on the Web
Date: October 14, 2009
Length: 1:02:08
Instructor: Cindy Fisher
Description: Learn about free bookmarking, search, and citation tools that you can use during the research process to organize and share information with others.

Zotero - Manage Citations
Date: April 26, 2011
Length: 1:11:55
Instructor: Elise Nacca
Description: Learn how to use this free, web-based tool to collect, manage, and cite your sources.