Workshops on Demand

Zotero - Basics

"Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources." This workshop will cover how to download and install Zotero to your laptop, saving citations and full text in your Zotero library, and generating a bibliography with click of the mouse.

Zotero with MS Word

Learn how Zotero and MS Word integrate to streamline the process of citing sources in your research papers.

Zotero for Groups

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, and cite your resources but did you know that it can also facilitate sharing and collaboration when you are working on a group project. In this workshop you will learn how to create a Zotero group, share resources in a group, and use Zotero with Google Docs.

Advanced Zotero

Get the most from Zotero. This workshop demonstrates some of the more advanced features of Zotero including the library lookup tool, placing an interlibrary loan request, using the notes feature, extracting quotes from PDF files directly into a note, renaming files with Zotfile, and more.

Advanced Powerpoint

Learn how to use transitions, timing, audio recording, and annimations to enhance your Powerpoint presentations and also convert your presentation to a video.

Library resources for theological studies

Provides an introduction to the standard reference works and databases that serve research in Christian theology. This workshop can be modified to focus on a particular period of theology (e.g. Reformation, Early Church).

NT Backgrounds: Survey of primary and secondary sources

This workshop is designed to acquaint you with the most important collections of ancient Greek and Latin texts in the original languages and in English translation and in both print and online versions. This workshop can be modified to according to the needs of the group.

Medieval & Reformation: Survey of primary and secondary sources

This workshop highlights the key print and online sources for theological texts from the Middle Ages and the Reformation and the key databases for searching contemporary scholarship. This workshop can be modified in focus according the needs of the group.

Writing a literature review

Learn how to extract and organize information to help you write a better literature review. Templates and tools that can be used will also be presented.

Avoiding plagiarism

Learn when to quote vs. paraphrase, how to incorporate sources into a paper (synthesis), and some general guidelines for citing your sources.


Learn the basics of the NVivo qualitative analysis software package.

Excel Charts and Graphs

Learn the basics of creating charts and graphs for your reports and presentations using Excel.

Citation Searching - How to use Web of Science

Science research builds on the research of others. In this workshop you will learn how to use the Web of Science citation search features to trace the flow of scientific research on a topic.

Research for international students

This workshop offers an overview of the library and teaches the basic concepts and skills for the effective and efficient use of the library's resources and services including borrowing books from others libraries and choosing where to start one's research.

Researching at a distance

This workshop is designed mainly for graduate students who live 50 0r more miles from campus. Learn the extent of library resources in your academic discipline that are accessible remotely, how you can obtain items that are not available online, and how to determine accurately if the full text is available.

All things BrowZine

BrowZine is an online tool that provides an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across disciplines. Learn the benefits of using this software, using both the mobile version and the web version. See how BrowZine integrates with reference managers such as Zotero and Mendeley.