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Library Workshops

 

 

Bronx Community College Library Workshops

SPRING 2018

 

eSearch for Research: In this workshop, participants will gain exposure to the research databases available through the BCC Library. Using these databases promotes Information Literacy as students learn how to retrieve scholarly and peer-reviewed journal articles efficiently and effectively. Participants will also learn how to: access the library’s resources when off campus; create bibliographies using APA and MLA citation styles; and identify credible resources for the research they will be required to do throughout their academic careers.

Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday March 7, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday April 11, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday May 16, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210

Librarian: Prof. Carl Andrews

PrepSTEP (Learning Express):   Are you planning to major in Criminal Justice? Do you hope to become a certified teacher one day? Will you need to take the ACT exam sometime this semester? Then take the LearningExpress PrepSTEP workshop. Available through the BCC Library, Learning Express Library is a database that allows users to practice for civil service job exams; strengthen reading, writing, and math skills; and access the resources needed for continued education and workplace readiness. Learning Express Library is one of the best test preparation databases a college library can offer its students. Improve your academic skills, access math, reading, and writing tutorials, learn about in-demand careers, and prepare for occupational exams.

Wednesday January 31, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday February 28, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday May 2, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210

Librarian: Prof. Carl R. Andrews

RefWorks: This workshop will introduce RefWorks, a citation management tool that collects, organizes and stores articles, book citations and more. Learn the basics such as making an account, exporting article citations and creating folders. Attendees will also learn how to generating a completed reference page in the style of their choice (MLA, APA, Chicago). Remaining organized throughout the research process is challenging. Let RefWorks keep you on track.

Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm – 12:50pm Room 210
Monday May 7, 2018 12:00pm – 12:50pm Room 210
Thursday May 10, 2018 2:00pm – 2:50pm Room 210

Librarian: Emma Antobam-Ntekudzi

Think like a Fact Checker: It has become increasingly important to examine the information we consume and the sources we expose ourselves to. The use of social media as a news outlet has made information evaluation more necessary. To uncover the truthfulness of a story we sometimes use fact checking websites that we trust. However, have you wondered how fact checkers verify the facts? In this workshop you will learn about ways fact checkers ascertain a story’s credibility. Understand how information is more than simply bad sources vs. good sources. In addition, you will learn the art of lateral reading and place those skills to the test!

Tuesday April 10, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm Room 210

Librarian: Emma Antobam-Ntekudzi