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Tutorials & Workshops: Home

Guide to database tutorials, workshops, and training sessions - live and recorded.


This guide is intended to help researchers locate tutorials or workshops on a specific database orinterface - basic and advanced. Links are provided to each database as well as links to training sessions, tutorials and/or live workshop opportunities.

If you need additional assistance - please contact us! Use our Ask Us! service or Find Your Subject Librarian to contact a specific librarian.

Off-Campus Access

Most of our online indexes, ejournals, and full-text articles can be accessed off-campus using your ISU Borrower ID and password. See Set your Library password for more information.

Distance Learning students: Can't find your ISUCard number? Login to AccessPlus. Choose ISU IDs in the left sidebar to find your ISUCard number. Your Borrower ID is the last 11 digits of your ISU ID number. (Problems? Contact See also our DL Guide.


Library Workshops @ Parks Library

Registration opens approximately 3 weeks before each event.
Watch this page for details and registration information.
Pre-registration is required for all hands-on workshops.


Fall Workshops

Grad Students: Everything you need to know about the Library ... but were afraid to ask!

Learn how to find dissertations, influential research articles and important
journals in your subject area! Find out who is your subject librarian, and learn
about Library services that can help facilitate your research and writing!

September 17, Thursday, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Personalizing NCBI
October 1, Thursday, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Altmetrics - New Metrics for Your Research Impact!
October 8, Thursday, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Stand out from the crowd: get read, cited and hired!
October 23, Friday, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Getting Started with EndNote Web!
October 30, Friday, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Finding Funding: Using Campus Resources!
November 5, Thursday, 3-4:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Mendeley!
November 12, Thursday, 3 - 4:30 p.m.


Watch for mailings, flyers, and e-Library news! Contact Jody Kalvik with registration questions.


Past Spring 2015 Workshops:

Selected workshops are offered as simultaneous webinars. Archived Spring past workshops without webinars are listed below.

Past Fall 2014 Workshops:

Selected workshops are offered as simultaneous webinars. Archived Fall 2014 webinars and past workshops without webinars are listed below.

Videos from Past Library Seminars

The Library at Iowa State University offers a variety of seminars and workshops for the ISU community each fall and spring semester. Topics include: Copyright & Fair Use, Open Source Software: Its Impact on Higher Education, What WorldCat Can Do For You, Niche Social Network Sites, Zotero, Endnote, Endnote Web, Cited Reference Searching, Getting Your Grant, Social Networking & Facebook. Video episodes from Spring 2008 & 2009 are viewable at:

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