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Reference Online Services

Reference One to One

Faculty Requested Library Instruction/Computer Lab Reservation

Scheduled Workshops

Workshops by Appointment

Student Success Center Workshops



Reference Online Services



Reference One to One

  • Telephone Research Assistance: 626-571-8811 extension: 319
  • Walk-In Reference: We can help you with brief questions and point you in the right direction for your research.
  • Research Consultations: Get help to find the best resources for your topic. Request an appointment and get a personal consultation on your research.

    Your InformationRequest a Research Consultation Appointment
    UWest ID


    Your Name


    Email


    Department/Area of Study


    We will confirm the time/date with you (or reschedule) via email.

    Your research topic:


    Preferred Date: (i.e. 6/22/10)

    Preferred Time: (i.e. 3pm, check open hours)







Faculty Requested Library Instruction/Computer Lab Reservation

Your InformationYour Request
UWest ID


Your Name


Email


Department/Area of Study


We will confirm the time/date with you via email.

Type of Request

Topic (if requesting instruction by library staff):


Preferred Date: (i.e. 6/22/10)

Preferred Time: (i.e. 3pm, check open hours)







Online Tutorials

  • Library Orientation Lab *Under Revision


Scheduled Workshops

Workshops are free and open to everyone. Sign up forms are used to estimate the number of individual interested in the workshop and to notify you in case we changed the meeting time. You can confirm your registration by logging into your library account. All workshops are held at the computer lab and last 1 hour unless otherwise stated. To cancel your registration, please send us an email at library@uwest.edu.

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Spring 2012 Workshops

Library Survival Skills (1/18/12) - 2-3pm, WED
This is a hands-on guide on how to use the library and the library website. Perform actual searches on the library and its databases while your instructor is on hand and available for questions. New students are strongly encouraged to take this workshop to familiarize themselves with the library.

Zotero Citation Software (1/25/12) - 2-3pm, WED
Use Zotero to easily cite your papers and organize your research and resources. PowerPoint.

Business Databases (1/27/12) - 2:30-3:30pm, FRI
Learn how to utilize the library's business databases, ABI_Inform.



Designed Workshops by Appointment

Your InformationRequest a Workshop by Appointment
UWest ID


Your Name


Email


Department/Area of Study


Please choose a topic on the right side. We will confirm the time/date with you (or reschedule) via email.

Preferred Date: (i.e. 6/22/10)


Preferred Time: (i.e. 3pm, check open hours)


General Research | Subject Research | Computer Skills

General Research

Library Survival Skills
Learn how to use the library and the library website. Get an introduction to the databases. New students are strongly encouraged to take this workshop to familiarize themselves with the library.

Zotero Citation Software
Use Zotero to easily cite your papers and organize your research and resources. PowerPoint.

Access to Digital Dissertations
Learn how to access different open access dissertation sources.

Open Access Content
Learn how to access different open access sources

Online Research Tools
Learn how to use various online research tools such as RSS feeds, brainstorming graphs, surveys, Google Alerts, and more. PowerPoint

Turn It In
Learn how to use Turnitin.

Subject Research

Business Data
Learn how to utilize databases for business research such as ABI_Inform.

Psychology Resources
Get to know the psychology databases and resources the library has to offer.

Religion Research
Learn how to utilize databases and other resources for religious studies research.

Buddhist Materials

Computer Skills

MS Word 101
Learn how to format your documents, organize tables, create flyers and more. Instructions (Word 2007), Instructions (Word 2010)

Excel I
Learn the basics for Microsoft Excel. Instructions. Exercise worksheet.

Excel II
Learn the more advanced functions. Link multiple worksheets, create pivot tables, generate conditional formatting, and more. Instructions & Worksheet.

PowerPoint I
Get the crash course on creating PowerPoint presentations. Instructions

PowerPoint II
Learn how to make your Powerpoint presentations come alive with custom paths, custom animation, embedded sounds, and more. Instructions (Office 2010)

MS Access 101
Get the basics on utilizing the MS Access database application. Starter PowerPoint.

Photoshop I

Create a Website I
Learn the basic terminology and concepts for website creation. Basic Concepts.

Create a Website II
Learn to use the Google Sites platform to create your own website.

*****Please have a Google account or Gmail account ready*****. Sample & Resource Website.



Student Success Center Workshops