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- Catalog Plus: A New Way to Search The Libraries - Recording - 5 minutes
With Catalog Plus, you can do a quick and comprehensive search across SCAD Libraries holdings — from books and DVDs to e-resources such as articles, theses, and digital collections. Learn how it works in this short tutorial.
- Research Survival - Recording - 14 minutes
New SCAD Library explorers, welcome! The knowledge you seek is within your grasp - let us be your guide. Learn how to launch a research assignment, track down books and articles with ease, and discover what a library search tool can do that Google can’t. This workshop is your expedition orientation!
- Introduction to Art Research - Recording - 18 minutes
SCAD Libraries offers many resources that are perfect for researching art and design topics. Participants in this session will gain an overview of important kinds of information needed when studying art – such as high quality images, reviews, exhibition catalogs and more – and demo several of the library’s online tools in order to find them.
- Popular, Trade and Scholarly Sources - Recording - 11 minutes
There is a vast array of literature available to general audiences, academics and everyone in between. Each kind of material has unique benefits and drawbacks. But which to choose? In this workshop, attendees will learn to identify and select different kinds of publications according to their need, and then put those skills to use with a demo of a database containing research articles.
- The CRAAP Test - Recording - 10 minutes
Is your research resource C.R.A.A.P.? In this workshop you will learn 5 ways to evaluate any website, book or journal that you want to use as reference for your project to see if it’s grade A prime, or not worth your time!
- Organizing Your Sources with Zotero - Recording - 25 minutes
Are you getting ready to write your thesis paper? Do you struggle with organizing all of your books, articles and web sources? This workshop will teach you how to collect and manage your research materials with Zotero, a Firefox add-on. Zotero is free, easy to use, and will even help you format your bibliography.
- Keyword Search Savvy - Recording - 16 minutes
Sick of sifting through thousands of results every time you search? Feel like you’re using the ‘wrong’ words? This session will present strategies for creating effective keyword search strings to help you find the information you need, without all the filler.
- Searching Beyond SCAD's Libraries - Recording - 27 minutes
There’s a world of research information out there – learn to navigate the info-verse with Worldcat, Google Books and Google Scholar. This workshop discusses when and how to broaden your research beyond SCAD’s collections, by finding materials in other libraries and using Inter-Library Loan.
- Using Images In the Real World - Recording - 9 minutes
Are you seeking images for your blog, website or creative project? This video addresses the potential perils of using someone else's images without their permission - and explains public domain and creative commons resources, which are a safer alternative to using copyrighted images.