University Libraries offer classes

The University Libraries are offering a wide range of free seminars this semester to help students get a head start on their research projects. For more information and to register, go to and select the "classes" link. The dates and times are as follows:

Library Research Basics (Note: No registration is required for these seminars.)
This seminar will help you find books, articles and other materials in the library catalog and selected online databases, including ProQuest. It will also teach you the basics of MLA and APA citation styles.
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-noon, 302 Paterno Library
Thursday, Sept. 20, 1-2 p.m., 302 Paterno Library
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2-3 p.m. (This class will be held online via Adobe Connect. Go to and follow instructions.)
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 302 Paterno Library

Registration is required for the following classes.
Mendeley (classes are held in 315 Pattee Library, west)
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your work.
Thursday, Sept. 20, 1:30-3 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 11, 3-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 10-11:30 a.m.

EndNote (classes are held in 315 Pattee Library, west)
EndNote can be used to search online bibliographic databases, organize references, image and PDFs, create bibliographies instantly and much more.
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2-3:30 p.m.

Zotero (classes are held in 315 Pattee Library, west)
This is a free Firefox extension that helps you collect, manage, cite and share research.
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 9:30-11 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10-11:30 a.m.

Advanced LionSearch for Graduate Students and Faculty (315 Pattee Library, west)
Monday, Sept. 17, 1-2 p.m.
This session will help you get started with the Libraries' powerful search engine, LionSearch. The seminar will cover the LionSearch interface and how to search, refine and secure quality resources.

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

Last Updated August 21, 2012