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August 2021

ONLINE: Library 101: Using the Libraries website and databases effectively

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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New to the UMN Libraries? Want to get more familiar with the library website? Want to be more efficient and effective in your online searching? Join us in Zoom and learn tips and tricks for finding high-quality sources efficiently through the U Libraries website (lib.umn.edu). Register now!

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

August 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn how to use Zotero to create your own database of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video and audio files and more. Then create citations in a large number of styles and add them to Google Docs, Microsoft Word and Libre Office. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered the week of the workshop. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also talk about using EndNote with EndNoteWeb, a Web-based version of EndNote available for free. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register now

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ONLINE: Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote)

August 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs. These tools create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write in MS Word or Google Docs. This workshop will talk about how to use these tools and the pros and cons of each, including Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered the week of the workshop. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to UMN Libraries website and search tools for new graduate students

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Meet online with fellow graduate students and get an overview of the Library website (lib.umn.edu) and online search features. Find out about getting to online full text and tools to be more productive for any type of research you are doing. Your future self will thank you for attending. A zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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September 2021

ONLINE: Introduction to UMN Libraries website and search tools for new graduate students

September 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:15 am

Meet online with fellow graduate students and get an overview of the Library website (lib.umn.edu) and online search features. Find out about getting to online full text and tools to be more productive for any type of research you are doing. Your future self will thank you for attending. A zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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IN PERSON: Bullet Journaling for Motivation

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Start the new semester out right! Learn how to use a bullet journal to increase your motivation, stay organized, set daily goals, and reflect on challenges and accomplishments. Have a notebook/journal and some writing utensils ready, as we'll be starting our journals during the workshop! This workshop will be ON CAMPUS in the Walter Library Breakerspace located in the Basement level. Register

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ONLINE: Virtual UMN Library Website Tour

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

The Library website is the place to check for your textbooks, and to find sources for papers and projects like online journals, magazines and newspapers. Your tuition dollars pay for sources you can't get from Google. Get an online tour of the Libraries website. We will send a zoom link to those who are registered. Register

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ONLINE: Start strong: Early semester planning

September 6 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 am

Learn new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for fall semester. We will talk about semester planning, Canvas course tips, and go on virtual visits to the UMN Libraries and Success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Get ideas for keeping up the motivation and staying on track in your courses. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register now!    

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ONLINE: Bullet Journaling for Motivation

September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Start the new year and new semester out right! Learn how to use a bullet journal to increase your motivation, stay organized, set daily goals, and reflect on challenges and accomplishments. Have a notebook/journal and some writing utensils ready, as we'll be starting our journals during the workshop! This workshop will be ONLINE via Zoom. You will receive a link to the Zoom on the day of the workshop. Register

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ONLINE: Managing Your New In-Person and Online Classes

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Whether you are studying at home or on campus, learn some strategies for creating your best possible study environment and maximizing your time. We'll introduce you to some time management apps, discuss ways to communicate your needs to family and roommates, and share some tips for handling email, Canvas, and schedules. This workshop will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent to your email prior to the start of the workshop. Register now!

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ONLINE: Start strong: Early semester planning

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Learn new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for fall. We will talk about semester planning, Canvas course tips, and go on virtual visits to the UMN Libraries and Success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Get ideas for keeping up the motivation and staying on track in your courses. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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ONLINE: Start strong: Early semester planning

September 12 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for fall. We will talk about semester planning, Canvas course tips, and go on virtual visits to the UMN Libraries and Success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Get ideas for keeping up the motivation and staying on track in your courses. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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ONLINE: Tips for Taking Notes (IRL and in Zoom lectures)

September 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Watching and listening to lectures is an important part of college. Learn tips and tricks to get the most out of them whether they are IRL (in real life) or online. Become more efficient with your class time and learn how to organize materials to help prepare with quizzes and tests. We will send a Zoom link to those who are registered. Register

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IN PERSON: Tips and Tools for fall semester planning

September 17 @ 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Now that Fall semester is underway, plan the rest of your semester and get organized. Fill out a semester calendar, learn about peer tutoring, explore tools to be more productive and connect with other students. Register

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IN PERSON: Try the Pomodoro technique (with snacks)

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Tomato shaped analog timer

Finish the semester strong by learning how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy.

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