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Library Workshops

The purpose of these workshop offerings is to meet Fresno State students' immediate needs, regarding their research assignments, and provide synchronized engagement with them.  Workshops are on a "first come, first served" basis. Therefore, registration is recommended to ensure accommodations.


Workshops Descriptions

Citation Guides

Not sure how to cite resources for your paper? Bring your questions and papers, and we’ll guide you through the styles for different formats.

  • Tickets: NOV 08 @ 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: NOV 10 @ 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: NOV 18 @ 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: NOV 22 @ 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: DEC 02 @ 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: DEC 06 @ 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 

Company and Industry Research Workshop

The Madden Library has some excellent databases to help you find detailed, up-to-date information and statistical data on industries and companies. Learn how to take advantage of these valuable tools.

  • Tickets: SEP 8 @ 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Consumer Research Workshop

Knowing your market is critical to the success of any business. The Library’s Business Team will show you how to identify and analyze your customers.

  • Tickets: SEP 29 @ 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Economic Data Research Workshop

Looking for ways to quickly find current and historical economic data, up-to-date information, and essential articles? Join this workshop and learn how to find what you need from various reliable resources.

  • Tickets: OCT 13 @ 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Effective Literature Searches

In this workshop, we will cover the basics of searching for literature using Henry Madden Library resources. This workshop will help you get started locating literature for your literature review, understand how to select keywords, and what resources will be best for your topic.

  • Tickets: SEP 14 @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Getting Started with Zotero

A hands-on workshop covering the ins and outs of getting started in citation management with Zotero. Key functions such as: installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography and insert citations from Zotero into your documents will be covered.

  • Tickets: SEP 21 @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Note: Create a Zotero account and download the installation package ahead of the workshop. Make sure you have permission to make software installations on your computer.


 

International Business Research Workshop

Not sure where to look up information about companies abroad, industry trends, or country profiles? The Library’s Business Team will show you essential resources and tips for successful research in international business.

  • Tickets: OCT 06 @ 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Investment Research Workshop: StockTrak Challenge

Learn how to find financial data on companies and make the right decisions on what to buy, when to buy, and when to sell! Professor K.C. Chen (Chair of the Finance Department) will show you how to search for investment ideas with a focus on the StockTrak Challenge. A Q&A session to follow the presentation.

  • Tickets: SEP 15 @ 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Investment Research Workshop: Technical Analysis

Professor Chen (Chair of the Finance Department) will demonstrate how to perform technical analysis of price and volume data. A Q&A session to follow the presentation.

  • Tickets: SEP 22 @ 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Literature Reviews & Google Tools

You found some great research on your topic but what do you do with it now? Join us to explore some solutions to organizing information for your literature review that utilize Google tools. You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of how to organize your literature review.

  • Tickets: SEP 28 @ 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Note: Come with at least one research paper you would like to use in your literature review. This is an interactive workshop that requires participation.


 

Scholarly Articles

Need to find scholarly or academic articles for your paper? Bring your questions and topics, and we'll help you to search the databases for journal articles.

  • Tickets: OCT 07 @ 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: OCT 11 @ 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: OCT 20 @ 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: OCT 21 @ 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: NOV 02 @ 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: NOV 03 @ 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 

Topic Exploration

Don’t know what to write your paper on? Bring your questions and ideas, and we’ll help you to narrow or broaden them.