Library Webinars

Orientations iconHack the Library: Using Discover to Access Journal Articles, Books,​ and E-Books: Tuesday, October 22, 2 - 3:30 pm MT

Discover is one of AU Library’s most popular search tools. It can be used to search many of the Library’s electronic databases as well as our catalogue, but it can be challenging to use Discover effectively. In this webinar, AU Librarians will provide a detailed explanation of how Discover works, and will demonstrate how to use Discover to successfully find and access research materials.
 
The Adobe Connect link is: https://athabascau.adobeconnect.com/library/.

Questions or concerns? Get in touch with Jennifer Rempel (jrempel@athabascau.ca; 780-675-6257) for more information

Orientations iconLibrary Resources for Psychology: Tuesday, November 5, 5-6:30 pm MT

PSYC courses are some of Athabasca University’s most popular, and AU Librarians are now offering a webinar suited to the research interests of our PSYC students! This webinar will demonstrate navigating the Library homepage, generating database-searchable keywords from a research question, searching PSYC-related databases, and more. 

The Adobe Connect link is: https://athabascau.adobeconnect.com/library/

Questions or concerns? Get in touch with Jennifer Rempel (jrempel@athabascau.ca; 780-675-6257) for more information.

Orientations iconWikipedia and Academic Research: Thursday, November 20, 2 - 3 pm MT

Many students turn to Wikipedia, the collaborative online encyclopedia, when carrying out research for assignments and papers. Wikipedia is not an appropriate resource to rely upon when carrying out university course work, but it can be a launching-pad to quality scholarly research. This webinar will show you how to use Wikipedia as a basic guide to finding scholarly resources, and how to critically evaluate Wikipedia articles. 

The Adobe Connect link is: https://athabascau.adobeconnect.com/library/

Questions or concerns? Get in touch with Jennifer Rempel (jrempel@athabascau.ca; 780-675-6257) for more information. 
Feel free to suggest a topic for a webinar.

Recorded Webinars and Workshops

October 9, 2019: You Can't Get a Degree from "Google University": Critically Evaluating Internet Sources

To view the PowerPoint presentation for this workshop, as well as an Excel checklist of website evaluation criteria, please visit our Internet Searching Guide. You can find this material on the box on the right hand side of the page.

General Orientations and Discover:

AU Library Orientation Video Series
View our library orientation chapter-by-chapter in this series of short videos. Closed captioning is also available.

September 10, 2019: AU Has a Library?: An Introduction to AU Library Resources and Services
August 13, 2019: Hack the Library - Using Discover to Access Journal Articles, Books, and E-Books
July 10, 2019: Library Orientation
June 25, 2019: Searching with Discover
January 14, 2016: Library Orientation (with Closed Captioning)

Academic Integrity:

July 23, 2019: Academic Integrity at AU
February 13, 2019: Academic Integrity at AU

Citation Management Tools:

May 2, 2019: Zotero and Mendeley for Advanced Users
April 30, 2019: Zotero and Mendeley for Beginners
February 19, 2019: Zotero and Mendeley Citation Management Tools
November 17, 2015: Zotero and RefWorks


Research Tips:

October 3, 2019: Google Scholar
June 12, 2019: Keeping Organized As You Search
March 19, 2019: Google Scholar
January 23, 2019: Keeping Organized As You Search
December 4, 2018: Wikipedia and Academic Research
July 5, 2018: Wikipedia and Academic Research

Subject-Specific Library Webinars:

September 21, 2019: Nursing and Health Studies Library Orientation
September 21, 2019: Nursing and Health Studies Library Orientation PowerPoint Presentation (bottom of page)
May 25, 2019: Nursing and Health Studies Library Orientation
May 25, 2019: Nursing and Health Studies Library Orientation PowerPoint Presentation (bottom of page)
April 9, 2019: Library Resources for Psychology Orientation
April 9, 2019: Library Resources for Psychology Orientation PowerPoint (bottom right of page)
November 19, 2018: Psychology Resources Library Orientation