Library workshops offer efficient techniques for RefWorks, EndNote, Google and more

Steenbock library offers many drop-in workshops in the next few weeks to help you work more efficiently. They are open to everyone in the UW community-faculty, staff and students. You’re invited to attend, or to recommend them to new students or others who may be interested.

Managing Your Citations with RefWorks
This workshop covers the basic features of using RefWorks, including organization of records, searching and sorting records, importing records electronically from MadCat and journal databases, and the preparation of bibliographies.

  • Friday August 31st, 11:00 – 12:30pm, Room 105
  • Wednesday September 12th, 12:00 – 1:30pm, Room 105

Managing Your Citations with EndNote and EndNote Web
This workshop covers the basic features of using EndNote, including organization of records, searching and sorting records, importing records electronically from MadCat, journal article databases, and Internet pages, and the preparation of bibliographies with a word processor (CWYW). We will also look at the EndNote Web version (free to campus users courtesy of UW-Madison Libraries). Learn how to set up your EndNote database initially to avoid later style formatting hassles.

  • Friday September 21st, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Room 105

Google for Academic Research
Power search with Google to remove clutter and quickly locate quality resources. Get hands on practice using Google, Google Scholar, Google Patents, and Google Book Search. Learn how to use Find It and RefWorks with Google Scholar and how to evaluate your search results to get the best information from the Internet.

  • Wednesday September 12th, 3:30 – 4:30pm, First floor Teaching Annex

MadCat: Find Books and More
MadCat, the library catalog for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, contains information about books, journal titles, government documents, videos, and other materials on campus. This hands-on workshop explores the various search options in MadCat and offers tips and strategies for finding materials on your research topic. It also covers services such as requesting library materials and viewing your library record online. Hands-on practice included.

  • Thursday September 13th, 4:00 – 5:15pm, Room 105

Libraries in a Nutshell
This workshop provides an introduction to the many things the UW-Madison libraries offer: MadCat (the library catalog), journal databases, other electronic materials, conveniences such as book retrieval and your online library account, and ways to get help finding and using campus library resources. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the libraries.

  • Wednesday September 5th 11:30 – 12:30pm Room 105
  • Friday September 14th 3:30 – 4:30pm Room 105

Can’t make a drop-in session?
To schedule an individual or small group appointment, use the request form at , or contact your liaison librarian

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