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Research Essentials

A General Guide to Research: how to research, where to look for sources, how to evaluate work, and where to get research help in the Iona University Libraries.

Library Workshops for Spring 2024 (Coming Soon!)

Library Workshops for Fall 2023

Discover helpful library resources, learn research skills, and connect with Iona University librarians in an exploratory environment by attending library workshops. Dates for the current semester are listed below; no RSVP required.


Library Workshop: Research and Scholarly Articles
Description: Learn best practices for reading and integrating scholarly articles into your research.
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023 
Time: Noon – 12:40 p.m. 
Location: Ryan Library Classroom 201 
Contact: dkaye@iona.edu 


Library Workshop: Researching Current Events
Description: How do you find resources on current events? When researching for a speech or a paper, there are several strategies to use to identify relevant and reliable sources. Join this workshop to learn about these strategies.
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 
Time: Noon – 12:40 p.m.  
Location: Ryan Library Classroom 201 
Contact:  nsawchuk@iona.edu 


Library Workshop: Manage your Research and Citations with RefWorks
Description: Learn how to gather and organize your research with RefWorks.  RefWorks can be used to create citations in MLA, APA, Chicago and ACS format.   
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 
Time: Noon – 12:40 p.m. 
Location: Ryan Library Classroom 201 
Contact: nsawchuk@iona.edu


Library Workshop: Best Practices for Presentations
Description: Are you creating a PowerPoint presentation for a project, meeting, or job interview? This workshop will offer tips and strategies for designing a presentation that is accessible, professional, and will keep your audience's attention.  
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023 
Time: Noon – 12:40 p.m. 
Location: Ryan Library Classroom 201 
Contact: dkaye@iona.edu


Library Workshop: Research and Journal Design
Description: Learn how journal article authors format their research to meet publication requirements. This workshop will focus on American Chemical Society guidelines, but concepts can be applied to most disciplines.
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023 
Time: Noon – 12:40 p.m. 
Location: Ryan Library Classroom 201 
Contact: dkaye@iona.edu  


Library Workshop: Introduction to Company Research
Description: This workshop will introduce attendees to the basics of researching companies using library resources. 
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Time: 5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 
Location: Ryan Library Classroom 201 
Contact: nsawchuk@iona.edu


Library Workshop: Integrating and Citing Scholarly Sources in Research
Description: Learn how to integrate scholarly articles into your research by summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting. Explore techniques and guidelines for creating in-text citations and full-text citations.  This workshop will focus on the basics of MLA, APA, Chicago, and ACS formats.  
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023 
Time: Noon – 12:40 p.m. 
Location: Ryan Library Classroom 201
Contact: dkaye@iona.edu


Library Workshop: Manage your Research and Citations with RefWorks
Description: Learn how to gather and organize your research with RefWorks. RefWorks can be used to create citations in MLA, APA, Chicago and ACS format.
Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 
Time: 5 p.m.  – 5:45 p.m. 
Location: Ryan Library Classroom 201 
Contact: nsawchuk@iona.edu