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Library Research Workshops: Current Workshop Schedule

Library Research Workshops

research workshops

The Libraries have far more to offer than you may realize! Our Thursday Library Workshop Series explores resources and services that can help you with research, projects, citations and more. From online and in-person services, to new tools and apps, these workshops will teach you tips and tricks to make your work easier and more efficient. All sessions will be offered online. Visit the link below for a full list of sessions and descriptions.

Join us every Thursday at Noon on Zoom. Click here to register and get the Zoom link.

You must use your WSU Zoom account to access the workshop. Here are directions to create your WSU licensed Zoom account.


Winter 2022 Library Research Workshop Series Schedule

Click Here to Register and Get the Link to Connect to Workshop on Zoom. You must use your WSU Zoom Account

All workshops start at Noon on Thursdays.

January 20

Welcome Back (to the Libraries) with Veronica Bielat, Student Success Librarian

Welcome back to the libraries. Learn how to request and renew books, link to full text, find scholarly sources, organize your research projects for the semester, and more. Stay for the whole workshop and you'll be eligible to win a bag of library swag.

See our Library Access & Services guide for information on using the libraries, accessing articles and books, technology, how to get help and more.

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January 27

Using Google Drive to Manage Project Team Documents with Cheryl Ball, Director of the Digital Publishing Collaborative

In this introductory webinar, participants will learn some tips and tricks to keeping dispersed, collaborative teams (class or grant or writing projects) organized using Google Drive. If you work with a multi-person team and use Google Drive, and are constantly frustrated by where you left that document, this webinar will change your life! (These tips will also be useful if you use Microsoft Teams!)

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February 3

Understanding and Locating Impact Factors and Other Publishing Metrics with Veronica Bielat, Student Success Librarian

Impact factors and other publishing metrics are some of the criteria used to evaluate scholarly output. But what do they mean, and where can you find them? This introductory workshop, intended for an audience of faculty, staff and graduate students, will introduce a variety of publishing metrics and how to locate them for your own publications.

February 10 

Receiving email Solicitation from a Journal, What to do? with Ella Hu, Medical Librarian  

Researchers often receive email solicitations of manuscript submission. This workshop, intended for an audience of graduate students and faculty, will introduce some ways to check whether the journals are trustworthy for publishing.

February 17

To be announced

February 24

To be announced

March 3

To be announced with Meghan Courtney, Outreach Archivist and Taylor Henning, WSU Archivist


March 10

To be announced


March 24

Browser Extensions for Research with Gabby Bray, Graduate Student Assistant, School of Information Sciences


March 31

To be announced