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Finding Info like a Pro

Library Event! Finding Info Like a Pro

 

All sessions include a 30 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute question and answer session.

Day 1:

August 19, 2021 

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Get to know your MCC library 2:00 PM

Led by Blaine Hamilton

What does the MCC Libraries website offer you? What services and tools are available to help you with classes? Blaine will lead you on a tour of the library website and show you how to access the library virtual chat, citation guides, database page, subject research guides and much more.

 

Finding articles in an academic database 3:00 PM

Led by Blaine Hamilton

Databases are a wonderful resource for finding information sources and the MCC Libraries have over 50 databases you can access (must be current student or employee). Come join Blaine as he shows you the proper way to search library databases to find journals, newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images and more.

 

Finding quality resources on the web 4:00 PM

Led by Pamela Galovich

Many online sources do not contain information that is accurate or fact checked. That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re using reliable websites for your research with government and educational websites being the most trustworthy. Join Pam as she reviews several options for free, credible resources for academic and personal research.


 

Day 2: 

August 20, 2021

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

How to evaluate information 10:00 AM

Led by Erin Roper

What characteristics do you want in your information? Erin will lead you through a discussion on what makes information “good” and give you tools for judging the quality of articles, reports, videos and more.

 

Avoiding plagiarism & using citations 11:00 AM

Led by Pam Galovich

You are a serious writer who wants to write well — and correctly! You have probably heard the word plagiarism and would like to understand it better. In this presentation, you will learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it, why and how we cite our sources, and see a brief overview of the two citation styles used at MCC - MLA and APA.

 

Physical Therapy Assistant Program Library Resources 12:00 PM

Led by Pamela Galovich

Are you a current or prospective Physical Therapy Assistant Program student? Join Pam for an overview of specific library databases and resources that will help you succeed as a PTA student.

 

Nursing Program Library Resources 1:00 PM

Led by Erin Roper

Are you a current or prospective Nursing Program student? Join Erin for an overview of specific library databases and resources that will help you succeed as a Nursing student.

 

Career & Technical Education Programs Library Resources 2:00 PM

Led by Erin Roper

Are you a current or prospective Welding, Automotive, HVAC or Electrical student? Join Erin for an overview of specific library databases and resources that will help you succeed as a CTE student.

Pamela Galovich is the librarian for the Lake Havasu City Campus and holds a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science and a Master of Arts in Education. Pam is committed to helping students develop the skills they need to realize their educational goals and ambitions.

Blaine Hamilton is the librarian for the Bullhead City Campus and holds a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science and a Master of Arts in History. Blaine enjoys database research and teaching others how to use them to find articles and other types of information.

 

Erin Roper is the librarian for the Neal Campus Kingman and holds a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science. Erin is dedicated to helping people learn to consume and produce information responsibly and ethically.