UofG Examples

Zotero Foundations

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, open source, easy-to-use tool that helps you to collect, organize, and manage your citations. Zotero lets you instantly pull bibliographic data from online catalogues, Google Scholar, academic databases, news sites, and much more. This data can then be stored and electronically formatted into any of the major citation styles.

This workshop is intended for individuals with little or no Zotero experience. In this workshop students will learn how to:

  • Import citations from Primo, Google Scholar, and an academic database into a Zotero library;
  • Edit references manually;
  • Create and organize collections in a Zotero library;
  • Insert and edit in-text citations;
  • Create a bibliography in APA format.

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Google Like a Scholar

Google can be a great research tool. To make the most of your searches learn how to Google Like a Scholar in 45 minutes!

In this short workshop you will learn about:

  • Google Advanced Tools
  • The difference between Google and Google Scholar
  • How to connect Google Scholar with University of Guelph Resources
  • How to Understand your Google Scholar results
  • How to use Google Scholar to find a reference
  • Google’s “My Library” where you can save and organize references

Google Like a Scholar Activity Handout

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Introduction to Infographics

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.

In this workshop you will:

  • Define an Infographic and know why they are used
  • Identify and apply the criteria to judge Infographics
  • Create a simple Infographic

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RefWorks Advanced

RefWorks is a web based reference manager and bibliography creation tool that is used to collect, save, and organize citations of your sources. You can use it with the Library’s PRIMO catalogue, other Library databases and Google Scholar. Use RefWorks to create your bibliography and in-text citations using Write-n-Cite.

This workshop is intended for those RefWorks experience. In this workshop, students will:

• Download the Write-n-Cite plugin to their own laptop
• Import citations accurately from a database of their choice (ask them to import a reference twice)
• Insert in-text citations into a given paper using Write-n-Cite
• Create a bibliography in order to properly format a given paper
• Use the de-duplication feature in RefWorks to eliminate supplicate citations

Choose Your Own Adventure (Optional Outcomes):
• Add an attachment to a citation
• Import citations from an RSS feed
• Share RefWorks folders

Choose your Own Adventure: RefWorks Advanced

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