04/06/2010 - April Workshop Schedule

All workshops are scheduled for one hour (with the exception of Native American websites) and held in the Room 149D of Bizzell Memorial Library (Instruction Room). No pre-registration necessary for one-hour workshops.  Questions?   Email a librarian,, or call (405) 325-4142.

Introduction to Web of Science

Web of Science is a multidisciplinary index to scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In addition to basic searching, this session will include cited reference searching and a brief introduction to Journal Citation Reports. Tuesday, April 6th @ 10 a.m. & Wednesday, April 21st @ 2 p.m.

Native American Websites through U.S. Federal Government Documents

This three-hour workshop will cover federal websites that contain information about Native Americans as well as the “Collection Search” search engine of the National Museum of the American Indian. Please contact Jeffrey Wilhite, or call (405) 325-3141 to register. Tuesday, April 6th @ 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Government Documents Basics

Join Government Documents Librarian Jeffrey Wilhite for an overview of the historic OU Government Documents Collection. Originating in 1893, the Documents Collection is a 90% Federal Depository and houses 2.8 million items, including US Federal, State of Oklahoma, and international documents. As part of this overview, the LexisNexis Congressional database and the Congressional Quarterly databases will be reviewed. Wednesday, April 7th @ 10 a.m. & Tuesday, April 20th @ 2 p.m.

Searching Factiva

Factiva delivers the world's best news and business information, with more than 28,000+ leading sources from 157 countries in 23 languages.  Factiva offers charts and graphs that give you the big picture around your search results. This session will provide basic search strategies as well as tips on searching Factiva. Thursday, April 8th @  10 a.m. & Wednesday, April 14th @ 2 p.m.

JSTOR by the Numbers

JSTOR archives approximately one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. This session will demonstrate JSTOR’s advanced searching capabilities and take a close look at the database’s content, special features, and limitations. Tuesday, April 13th @ 10 a.m. & Thursday, April 22nd @ 2 p.m.

Literature Research

This session will focus on using the MLA International Bibliography online, the most comprehensive bibliography of literary criticism written from 1926 to the present. There will also be a brief discussion and demonstration of some of the digitized primary source material available through the University Libraries’ website. Thursday, April 15th @ 2 p.m. & Thursday, April 22nd @ 10 a.m.

Introduction to Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a freely available search engine that indexes a wide range of scholarly content.  This session will provide basic search tips, show how to retrieve full-text articles, and examine some of Google Scholar's features and limitations. Tuesday, April 27th @ 10 a.m. & Thursday, April 29th @ 2 p.m.

Historical Research using Gale Full-Text Databases

OU Libraries subscribes to several Gale databases that provide full-text access to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century newspapers, books, and periodicals published in the UK and the US. Julie Pepera from Gale will show you how to navigate these vast collections to enhance your research. Friday, April 30th @ 10 a.m. - noon & 2-4 p.m.