Supercharge your semester with tools and resources from the Libraries

Supercharge your semester

Spring workshops offer tips, resources for success

As the spring semester enters its second week, the Libraries are back with a fresh series of free workshops designed to support student success. With sessions covering everything from citation styles to 3D printing, the series introduces a wide range of resources and tools and teaches essential academic skills. Several workshops are co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center, and pre-registration is available but not required. Students are welcome to drop in to any session..

The remaining schedule of workshops follows:

3D Printing

Monday, Feb. 18

5-6 p.m.  •  B.E.S.T. Library (Laws 116)

Learn about 3D printing technology in the Libraries in this popular workshop. This session will benefit you if you're interested in designing and printing your own 3D project.
Co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center

Using Genealogical Resources for Academic Research

Monday, Feb. 25

5-6 p.m.  •  King 110 (Kamm)

Beyond finding family members, genealogy techniques and resources can also be used for academic research. Learn how to use different kinds of sources commonly used by genealogists to find primary source documentation about people, places and time periods.

MLA格式引用中文讲座 (Citing in MLA Style -- Chinese language)

Monday, Feb. 25

5:30-6:30 p.m.  •  CDS Workshop (King Library 3rd floor)

第一次用MLA格式吗?对用MLA格式引用没有头绪吗?
欢迎参加在图书馆举办的中文讲座,简明教学解答你的疑惑。
New to using the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style? Join us for the Libraries' Citing in MLA Style (Chinese language) workshop.
This workshop will be taught in Chinese. Co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center

Research for Creative Writers

Wednesday, Feb. 27

4-5 p.m.  •  King 134 (AIS)

This workshop will introduce those interested in creative writing to key information resources to help with finding, creating, and publishing fiction, poetry and other creative writing.

APA格式引用中文讲座 (Citing in APA Style -- Chinese language)

Wednesday, Feb. 27

5:30-6:30 p.m.  •  CDS Workshop (King Library 3rd floor)

第一次用APA格式吗?对用APA格式引用没有头绪吗?
欢迎参加在图书馆举办的中文讲座,简明教学解答你的疑惑。
New to using the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style? Join us for the Libraries' Citing in APA Style (Chinese language) workshop.
This workshop will be taught in Chinese. Co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center

Citing in APA Style

Tuesday, March 12

5-6 p.m.  •  B.E.S.T. Library (Laws 116)

New to using the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style? Join us for the Libraries' "Citing in APA Style" workshop.
Co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center

Citing in MLA Style

Wednesday, March 13

5-6 p.m.  •  King 134 (AIS)

New to using the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style? Join us for the Libraries' "Citing in MLA Style" workshop.
Co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center

Power Tools: Business Resources for Engineering Careers

Tuesday, March 19

5-6 p.m.  •  B.E.S.T. Library (Laws 116)

Being successful in today's engineering careers involves not only technical skills but also a grounding in business research tools. This workshop is an introduction to those resources, including tools for evaluating potential employers, finding patents, understanding industries and more.

Poster Prep and Design

Monday, April 1

5-6 p.m.  •  King 320

Creating a poster for the Undergraduate Research Forum, a conference or a class but unsure how to get started? Join us for stress-relieving tips and step-by-step guidance.
Co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center

Zotero Basics: Citation Solutions for the Hard-Working Student

Tuesday, April 2

5-6 p.m.  •  B.E.S.T. Library (Laws 116)

Learn how you can cite your references with just one click! This free citation management software helps you quickly and accurately cite resources in the most common styles including APA, MLA, Chicago and more. Learn how to download citations, manage resources, cite in-text and in reference section, and more. Bring your laptop and be ready for hands-on practice. Please have your software fully up to date prior to class.
Co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center

Visible Body: Human Anatomy Atlas

Wednesday, April 3

5-6 p.m.  •  B.E.S.T. Library (Laws 116)

If you are studying anatomy, you will want to check out this resource! Visible Body—Human Anatomy Atlas is a 3-dimensional computer graphics (3DCG) resource that provides you with the opportunity to interactively study highly detailed and accurate representations of the human body. You can dissect the body, access definitions and common pathologies, and even view in augmented reality! Best of all, you can access the app anytime and anywhere for free. Come and see this useful and exciting technology for learning human anatomy. Bring your mobile device and be ready for hands-on learning.

Poster Prep and Design

Tuesday, April 9

5-6 p.m.  •  King 110 (Kamm)

Creating a poster for the Undergraduate Research Forum, a conference or a class but unsure how to get started? Join us for stress-relieving tips and step-by-step guidance.
Co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center

Preserving your Miami Memories: Creating Digital Scrapbooks with Free Scrapbook Software

Monday, April 22

5-6 p.m.  •  King 320

In this workshop, participants will gain hands-on experience using various freeware such as Canva and Scrapbook Flair to create engaging and impressive digital scrapbooks. The digital preservation of your photos is important! Learn fast, fun, and simple techniques to preserve your Miami memories today.