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Welcome to the Library 101 Workshops Research Guide!
Library 101 Workshops
Meet Your Librarians
Come meet the Cal Poly Pomona University Library librarians! Find out which librarians specializes in your major and department. This event is open to all.
Come join us for a tour of the library. The guided tour will take you throughout the library to learn about the various services, departments, history, and hidden secrets of the library! Meet at the Concierge Desk (next to Starbucks).
Explore the Library's Website
Learn about the Library’s diverse online collections that support research success and discovery. Get pro tips for using library databases.
Advanced Google Searching & Google Scholar
Learn how to successfully search and evaluate website sources. Learn how to use Google Scholar to find articles.
Finding Credible Sources
Learn how to choose sources for college-level research. We will discuss the research process and how to use the web and library databases in your papers and projects.
Finding Articles using the Library's Website
Learn how to find academic articles using the library’s databases as well as using Google Scholar.
Finding and Understanding Scientific Research Articles
Scientific research articles can be intimidating to work with. This workshop will go over basic concepts, tactics, and tools for tackling them.
Introduction to Primary Sources
Join us to learn about primary sources - how to identify, locate, and use them in your research.
Finding & Locating Books
Can’t find the book? Learn how to find and locate books and eBooks. You'll also learn the basics on how to create an MLA citation for the book you find.
Business Research: Learning the Basics
New to business research? Join us to learn how to use ABI/INFORM and other business databases to find sources for your business assignments. This workshop will include a hands-on activity so feel free to bring your topics/assignments with you.
Engineering Research: Learning the Basics
Learn how to effectively conduct research using the Engineering resources provided by the University Library.
PubMed is a powerful and free tool for searching the life sciences literature. Learn best practices for using the new PubMed.
Cite Your Sources-APA edition
Learn the basics concepts on how to properly cite your sources using APA style citation.
Cite Your Sources-MLA edition
Learn the basic concepts on how to properly cite your sources using MLA style citation.
Cite Your Sources-Citation Tools
Learn how to collect, organize, and share citations using citation tools like Zotero.
Come join us for a Research Party! Consult with a librarian and get help as you gear up for your final papers. Plus, snacks!
Attendance at each workshop enters you into a gift card drawing. Winners will be notified via email. You do not need to be present to win.