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Workshops for Future Teachers (from the University Libraries)

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 21 September 2018 8:00 AM
Ball State University Libraries' Educational Technology & Resources Collection is offering several great workshops for future teachers! Check out our offerings and register online for the sessions that suit your schedule. Learn more.

"I Only Found One Source": A Library Workshop

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 20 September 2018 8:00 AM
"I Only Found One Source": Uncovering More with Subject Terms and Citation Chains

As you start your research, finding that one great article can be a critical jump start. A single source can be the path that leads to many more. Join Ball State University Libraries at this workshop to learn how to use citation chaining and information describing an article to find other relevant sources. Feel free to bring an article to work with!
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"A Legacy of Beneficence": Exhibit on Display

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 19 September 2018 8:00 AM
A Legacy of Beneficence: Celebrating Ball State University's History of Community Engagement
On display until Saturday, December 15, 2018, on the second floor of Bracken Library
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The Power of Place: An Exhibition

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 17 September 2018 7:30 AM
The Power of Place: 100 Years of Architecture at Ball State University
On view Thursday, September 27 through Friday, December 21, 2018

Ball State University's centennial anniversary brings to light the power of place in shaping the university environment and the student experience. The Power of Place: 100 Years of Architecture at Ball State University is a collaborative exhibition organized by the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA), Ball State University Libraries' Drawings and Documents Archive, and the College of Architecture and Planning. The exhibition examines three key buildings for the teaching of the arts and architecture and their impact on the campus and community. Take a walk back in time for a glimpse into the university's architectural transformation, which points toward a future of limitless opportunities. Join us on Friday, September 28 starting at 6 p.m. for DOMA's Final Friday event, when the exhibition will be celebrated and enjoyed as part of the free extended hours event.
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Identifying Sources for Funding and Research: Faculty Edition

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 14 September 2018 7:30 AM
Identifying Sources for Funding and Research: Faculty Edition

Ball State University Libraries and the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) are combining forces to help you find funding sources for your research and creative work. Augusta Isley, Proposal Manager, will give a tutorial on COS Pivot, the largest funding opportunity and researcher expertise database, review internal grant opportunities for faculty, as well as other resources SPA has to offer. Brenda Yates Habich, Information Services Librarian, will share strategies for using Web of Science, a powerful database helpful in crafting necessary research in preparing literature reviews for grant proposals. Instruction will be provided, followed by time for Q&A and resource exploration.
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Video Editing for Students: Adobe Premier Basics

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Tuesday, 11 September 2018 7:30 AM
Video Editing for Students: Adobe Premiere Basics

This workshop offered by Ball State University Libraries will provide an overview of the tools available in Adobe Premiere that can help you edit video for your classroom projects.
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The Literature Review: A Workshop

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 07 September 2018 8:00 AM
The Literature Review
What is a literature review and why do I need one? If you will be working on a literature review for your project or papers, come to this workshop hosted by Ball State University Libraries and learn from the experts. A faculty panel will share ideas and information about developing this critical research element. Participants are welcome to come to Ball Communication room 129 OR join us remotely. You will receive instructions for accessing this online workshop shortly before the event begins.

Tuesday, September 25
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Ball Communication room 129 OR online
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EndNote and Mendeley (Citation Management) Workshops

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Tuesday, 04 September 2018 7:30 AM
Join Ball State University Libraries for EndNote and Mendeley workshops to learn how to use software to manage your citations. Learn more.

Thesis Research: Getting Started (Library Workshops)

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 31 August 2018 8:00 AM
Thesis Research: Getting Started
This workshop offered by Ball State University Libraries is packed with essential information about the research process to help you get started with your thesis project. Learn about research tools and strategies that will help you gather sources for your literature review. You'll learn how to get the most out of databases such as Dissertations & Theses, WorldCat, and Web of Science (covers science, social sciences, and humanities content).
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Library Workshops about Technology Tools

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 24 August 2018 4:00 PM
Ball State University Libraries' Educational Technology & Resources Collection is offering a variety of workshops about technology tools. Choose the sessions that work for your interests and schedule, and register online! Learn more.

Improvements to University Libraries Search Tools/CardCat Changes

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 16 April 2018 10:30 AM
Ball State University Libraries is improving the ability to discover and locate library resources to best meet the needs of our students, faculty, and community of learners.

Early this summer, CardCat (our online catalog of print and electronic book/journal subscriptions) will merge with OneSearch (a vast collection of materials that already encompasses CardCat offerings, plus full-text articles and citations from databases and online collections).
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