Workshop Descriptions

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The following workshops are available as short Canvas Workshops. Students will receive e-badges upon successful completion of each workshop, which can be forwarded to instructors as certification of completion.

A preview of each of our Tampa workshops is available within the “Information and Data Literacy” Canvas course. If you are a faculty member, instructor, or staff who would like to view the entire collection of available workshops, see below.

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USF Tampa campus library:  Faculty and instructors, please contact Maryellen Nash to request enrollment in the preview course in Canvas.

Below, you will find our individual workshop descriptions with a link to “more info” to view learning objectives and an “enroll” link to self-enroll in the corresponding Canvas course.

It’s a TRAAP! Evaluating Information Sources (more info.)

Do you know how to tell good information from bad? Sometimes it’s challenging. Join us and help learn how to effectively evaluate the sources you find for your research.


Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? Interpreting Graphs, Tables, & Charts (more info.)

Understanding how to read and interpret data that is visually represented can be difficult. This workshop will help you learn how to make sense of those graphs, tables, and charts that you often see when you’re gathering information for your research or project.


Eavesdropping on Researchers: Discovering the Many Modes of Scholarly Communication (more info.)

When you conduct research, you’re participating in a scholarly conversation, and those conversations can happen in unexpected places! Let us help you learn to follow academic or scholarly conversations and discover how their modalities can affect the research cycle.


Going Down the Rabbit Hole: Finding Relevant Information for Your Paper
(more info.)

Having trouble finding that “perfect” article to support your research? This interactive session will help you determine which resources will support your research efforts, and which ones might just lead you down the wrong path.


Every Issue Has Two Sides: Discovering Evidence for Opposing Claims (more info.)

There’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes even the most reliable sources can make a case for opposing claims. We can help you better understand how to navigate the landscape of conflicting information.


That Changes Everything! Seeing Shifts in Scholarly Perspectives (more info.)

Our understanding of our world is always changing as we uncover new information and re-evaluate our existing beliefs. Discover how perspectives in disciplines have shifted over time, and learn about some of the drivers behind those shifts.


Researching Like Goldilocks: Creating a Topic that is Neither Too Broad Nor Too Narrow (more info.)

Do you struggle with finding a great research topic? Lots of students do.  Let us help you identify workable topics and provide you with the tools to recognize if your topic is manageable or not.



Avoiding Plagiarism (more info.)

How can you make sure you’re not plagiarising? Plagiarism is a serious offense, but many students struggle to understand it. Do you know the difference between direct quotes and paraphrasing? Common knowledge versus information that needs citation? Learn what you need to know to avoid plagiarism and ensure you’re researching ethically.


Help, I Need This! How Do I Find It? (more info.)

What is this citation and where do I find it? Learn some simple guidelines to help you identify the type of material needed, where to search to discover if the library has it, and where to go to request a copy if the library does not have it.



Conducting a Literature Review (more info.)

You’ve been assigned a literature review….Now What?! Learn the essential elements of a literature review and how you can employ effective search strategies and organize your resources to write a great review.



Find History(more info.)

Researching history can be a daunting task! Learn the best library resources and strategies to make finding history YOUR story!