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Workshop Recordings

A complete listing of workshop recordings arranged by topic and presentation date.

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Spring 2021 Workshops

Understanding MLA 8th Edition ( ~ 30 Minutes) This 30 minute video teaches you to make proper citations in MLA 8th Edition. Recorded March 11, 2021.

Avoiding Plagiarism: When to Cite, When to Paraphrase ( ~ 30 Minutes)  This 30 minute video guides through what plagiarism is, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to maintain academic honesty in your work. Recorded March 9, 2021

Manage Your Research with RefWorks (~ 1 Hour) RefWorks is an online citation manager, organizing your sources in one location to help you with your academic work. Recorded February 26th, 2021

Choosing a Citation Management Tool (1 Hour) Compare the features of three popular citation management tools: Zotero, Mendeley, and RefWorks to find the one that is a good fit for your work. Recorded February 23, 2021

Using Zotero to Manage Your Research (50 Minutes) Learn how to use the online tool, Zotero, to organize research, collaborate with fellow researchers, and create citations in many styles. Recorded February 8, 2021

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Spring 2021 Workshops

Three Strategies for Searching (~ 13 Minutes) Learn three helpful strategies to locate the information you need in our Library databases for your academic work. Recorded February 23, 2021

Start Your Research Smart: Three Searching Strategies (~ 18 Minutes) Part of the Start Your Research Smart 20-Minute Workshop Series, this video will guide you through three important tips for finding academic journals in the Academic Search Complete database. Recorded February 2, 2021

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Spring 2021 Workshops

Introduction to Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) (~ 15 Minutes) This short introduction to digital object identifiers or DOIs, will provide insight into what a DOI is, why they can help you locate articles, and why they may be preferred in your citations. Recorded March 4, 2021

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Spring 2021 Workshops

Introduction to Locating Secondary Data & Searching Data Repositories: Social Sciences Edition (~1 Hour) This workshop was recorded as part of #UCLoveData week. Learn how to navigate social sciences data repositories to find relevant information and data. Recorded February 9, 2021

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Spring 2021 Workshops

Access The New York Times-Web Version (~18 Minutes) As a UC Merced affiliate, you have access to a free, online subscription to the New York Times web version. Learn how to set up your account, search articles, and set-up alerts. Recorded March 4, 2021

Introduction to JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments (~ 28 Minutes) Faculty and instructors are introduced to JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments. This brief overview demonstrates how to search subject areas for videos, textbooks, and full experiments to support undergraduate education through classroom experiments, LTI integration with CatCourses, and customizable quizzes. Recorded June 30, 2021

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Spring 2021 Workshops

Faculty Author Series- Dr. Sidra Goldman-Mellor (Public Health) (~ 1 Hour) Part of the Faculty Author Series, this presentation focuses on the work of UC Merced Associate Professor of Public Health, Dr. Sidra Goldman-Mellor. She discusses the affects of emergency department presentation and suicide and mortality amongst various populations in the U.S. and specifically, California. Recorded April 29, 2021.