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The Library Instructional Services department offers a number of workshop series for the MSU community. All workshops are free to any member of the MSU community. To register (required for all sessions except the How to Use Your Library workshops), visit the library’s calendar of events.

New to the MSU campus? Want to learn more about what resources you can connect to remotely? The How to Use Your Library workshops cover the basics of finding books and journals in the Mississippi State University Libraries. These workshops are open, taught in the ELI electronic classroom (first floor of the Mitchell Memorial Library) to the public and do not require prior registration.

The Survival Skills for Graduate Workshops offer 12 sessions on such diverse topics as starting and finishing your thesis or dissertation, writing a literature review, conducting ethical research or developing your curriculum vitae. While specifically targeted toward graduate students, any member of the MSU community is welcome to attend! Prior registration is strongly encouraged.

The Practical Professor workshop series provides sessions designed to meet some of the needs of the MSU research community. Topics include copyright, tracking the impact of your research, and setting up alerts to save valuable research time. New this semester is a workshop on using Zotero, the free extension in the browser Mozilla FireFox. Zotero is a citation management program that allows you to harvest bibliographic data from the web.

Finally, the Databasics workshop series includes two timely topics: exploring digital archives and using Google Scholar (and other Google applications) in your scholarship.

For additional information about these and other library instruction workshops, please call (662) 325-0810.

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