Did you know that the online library offers live online classroom based workshops? We use a live online classroom so you can attend the workshop from the comfort of your own home.
You can learn how to use the library more effectively and save time and effort doing research and citations for your assignments. You can learn more about our workshops and register to take any of the library workshops by going to the library homepage at www.esc.edu/library and clicking on Library Workshops.
In Research Skills 1, you will learn how to efficiently navigate the library site, create a search strategy from a research topic, search for journal articles, and use powerful search results page options.
Research Skills 2 is the next level up from Research Skills 1. It is a hands-on workshop that will tackle advanced search strategies and introduce tools and techniques to make gathering the most relevant information on your topic more efficient and effective.
Citing Your Sources covers why you need to cite, what is a citation, the parts of a citation, MLA vs APA style, knowing your source and documentation tips.
In Books, Reference & Multimedia you will learn how to use the library e-book catalog, search the full-text of specific e-book collections, use special features for e-book collections and locate print books (and journals) at nearby libraries using WorldCat and how to search in our video and image collections.
In Managing Your Citations with RefWorks 1 you learn what RefWorks is, how it can be used and create your own RefWorks account. Get an introduction to navigating RefWorks, features available and the basics of how to import References into your RefWorks account. Essential for those who are new to RefWorks and want to learn what it is and how to use it.
Managing Your Citations with RefWorks 2 is the next level up where you learn how to use advanced features in RefWorks such as importing resources into RefWorks from multiple library databases and e-book collections and creating a bibliography for your assignments.