Library Webinars

Orientations iconWikipedia and Academic Research: Thursday, November 20, 2 - 3:30 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. 

Orientations icon"AU Has a Library?" - An Introduction to Library Resources and Services: Wednesday, December 4, 4 - 5 pm MT

Make the most of your Athabasca University education! Enhance your research skills by joining AU Librarians for a free webinar that will introduce you to our Library. Topics will include the basics of the academic research process, navigating the Library’s resources, and where to go for help with writing, citing, and research. 

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 iconYou Can't Get a Degree from "Google University" - Critically Evaluating Internet Sources: Tuesday, December 10, 2  - 4 pm MT

The Internet can be an excellent tool for carrying out research, and for finding reliable information and up-to-the minute news and data. But the information you find online has not always been written by an expert, nor has it always been vetted through a traditional publishing or editing process. This means that information found online can be very difficult to verify and to trust, and so must be looked at with a critical eye. 

This workshop from AU Library will teach you how to evaluate internet resources through a combination of instruction and interactive web-based activities. 

Please register for this webinar here: https://tinyurl.com/googleudec10    

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

October 22, 2019: Hack the Library - Using Discover to Access Journal Articles, Books, and E-Books
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
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:

November 5, 2019: Library Resources for Psychology Orientation
November 5, 2019: Library Resources for Psychology Orientation PowerPoint (bottom right of page)
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)