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Research Workshop
Student Learning Outcomes

Citing Sources: APA

Citations are road maps with directions to the source of your information in your research paper. Learning takes place within the context of what others have done before, and thatís why it is important to cite the resources you used in your research paper. We will discuss how to avoid plagiarism and you will learn the basic format of the APA style used by the social sciences.

Citing Sources: MLA

Citations are road maps with directions to the source of your information in your research paper. Learning takes place within the context of what others have done before, and thatís why it is important to cite the resources you used in your research paper. We will discuss how to avoid plagiarism and you will learn the basic format of the MLA style used by the liberal arts and humanities.

Evaluating Sources

There's so much information available to you that merely locating sources about your topic isn't good enough any more. Your professors want to see that you used the best source rather than the easiest one. Come to this workshop to learn about the ways that academics evaluate information and don't get fooled again.

Finding Articles

The most important source for your research will come from articles that are published in journals and magazines. Don't wander around the Internet hoping to find a few free articles. Come to this workshop to learn how easy it is to get exactly what you need when you use the library's online article databases. You'll also learn how to log in to these resources from home and make your research more effective.

Internet Searching

There's a lot of great information available for free when you search the Internet. Unfortunately you may not know where to find it. Come to this workshop to break out of your searching rut. There's more to life than the first few pages of results in Google.

Noodle Tools

This is the paper-free way to conduct your research easily, from taking notes, to outlining, to creating APA or MLA citations the quick and easy way. Learn how you can write and store your research paper in Google Docs. You can collaborate with classmates and you can share your drafts with your instructor, all electronically. Organizing your research has never been easier.

The Research Process

Research is the process of gathering, evaluating, and interpreting information in order to answer a particular question or problem. But where do you start, and how do you deal with anxiety and procrastination? Come to this workshop to learn about the research process that will make oceans of information easier to navigate and will explain how you can become the calm, cool and collected captain of your own research ship.

Contact Information

Phone: (949) 582-4314
Fax: (949) 364-0284
Circulation/Renewals:
(949) 582-4526
Computer Help Desk:
(949) 582-4363
Reference: (949) 582-4525 Location: LIB/LRC - Map LIB/LRC Floorplans

ONLINE Finding Articles Workshop

Self-Enroll by signing into Blackboard:
How to enroll in a online Library Workshop- Video

1. Click on the COURSES tab at the
    top right

2. Click BROWSE COURSE CATALOG

3. Search Catalog, type: Library
    Workshop, click GO

4. Under Course ID you will see
    20143_SBLIBWKSHOP:
    SADDLEBACK LIBRARY
    WORKSHOPS

5. Click the pull down menu
    and Click ENROLL

6. Click SUBMIT and OK

7. Find the workshop under your
    courses in Blackboard

Library Hours

Fall 2014
August 18 - December 20
Monday - Thursday:
8 am - 8 pm
Friday: 8 am - 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Fall Holidays:
September 1 - Labor Day
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 27-30 - Thanksgiving

Workshop Aids


Noodle Tools

Workshop Descriptions


For a printable workshop schedule click here

For a description of what is covered in the library workshops, click here. Sign up is now provided for Research Workshops at the Library Reference Desk however sign up is not required. Report to LIB/LRC 314 at the scheduled time. Workshops last about 50 minutes.

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