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Pre-registration is encouraged for all our Library Workshops in order to reserve a seat. Registration opens 60 days before event.
Register for our Library Workshops online through the Learn@ISU website. Please let us know if you require any accommodation.

Here's how to register:

  • Visit Learn@ISU and login with your ISU Net-ID and password (see "User Name" and "Password" area in upper right corner)
  • Locate the Keyword search box (see upper left corner).  Type in LIB and then click the Search button
  • Find Library Workshops on the list, then find your workshop. Note current Workshops have a List Events link - click the link for your workshop.
  • Click Enroll - a pop-up window gives workshop info and a Register button - click that button to register for the Workshop. You're done!

You will receive an email with the subject: Enrollment Confirmation.  You may also receive periodic reminders that you have registered for the Workshop.

Library Workshops @ Parks Library

Register for our Library Workshops through the Learn@ISU website. 
Registration is encouraged to reserve a seat and opens 60 days before event.
Walk-ins are welcome, but you are not guaranteed a seat.
All workshops are presented by our librarians.
Please let us know if you require any accommodation.


Spring 2021 Workshops

Check back soon for updates on workshops to be held this spring semester!

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Library Instruction Services
150 Parks Library
(515) 294-2408

Center for Communication Excellence/ Library - Literature Review Workshop Series

Literature Review Workshop Series

Part I: Conducting a lit review: A Citation Here, a Citation There. . .Pretty Soon You’ll Have a Lit Review  - Click link to register

February 27, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., 134 Parks Library

Instructor led by Jeffrey Kushkowski and Sarah Huffman

Searching for publications for a literature review is a frustrating experience for many graduate students. If you dread finding material for your lit review, join us for this workshop where you’ll learn about search strategies, how to find and search subject databases, and how to keep up with literature in your field. You’ll also be introduced to citation chains and how they can streamline your search for relevant publications.

Part II: Lit Review Without Tears: Tangible Strategies for Writing a Pain-Free Literature Review - Click link to register

March 5, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., 134 Parks Library

Instructor led by Sarah Huffman and Jeffrey Kushkowski

Many graduate students consider the literature review one of the most daunting parts of scholarly writing. If you're one of those students, join us for this workshop where we'll discuss purposes of the lit review, overview qualities of a successful lit review, and provide easy-to-apply techniques to help you craft an effective argument in your lit review with as little stress as possible.