Libraries offer free seminars in online research, citation management

January 07, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Free seminars in a wide range of library research skills are available this semester for students, faculty and staff. For more information on each class and for links to register online, go to

The schedule is as follows:
Library Research Basics (302 Paterno)
10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 9.
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17
Instructions on how to find books and other materials in the library catalog, and how to use popular online databases. This class is also open to the public. Individuals not affiliated with Penn State can register by calling 814-865-9257.

Introduction to LionSearch (W315 Pattee)
10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 8
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 16
How to use the libraries' powerful search engine, including how to save results and export citations.

Advanced LionSearch (W315 Pattee)
2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 12
This session features a more in-depth exploration of LionSearch and includes a discussion of Google Scholar versus LionSearch.

Introduction to Mendeley (locations vary)
10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17, 302 Paterno
1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 211 Davey
2 to 3:30 p.m. March 20, 302 Paterno
10:30 a.m. to noon April 8, 211 Davey
This seminar demonstrates how to use Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network.

Introduction to EndNote (W315 Pattee)
1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30
10 to 11:30 a.m. March 12
2 to 3:30 p.m. April 4
Learn how to search online bibliographic databases and organize references, PDFs and images with EndNote.

Zotero (W315 Pattee):
1:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 22
10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28
2:30 to 4 p.m. April 3
This session will feature Zotero, a free Firefox extension used for citation management.

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Rachelle Eisenhower, 814-865-9257, in advance of your participation.



Last Updated January 10, 2013