Library Workshops


Butte College Library offers a wide range of 50-minute drop-in workshops for students and faculty throughout the semester. Scheduled workshops are held at Chico Center Library and no appointment or previous registration is needed. Students will receive an attendance slip and may get extra credit (with prior approval) from their instructors. Faculty can always earn Flex hours by attending.

For more information, please contact Louise Lee about Chico Center workshops at 879-4398. Print the CHC drop-in workshop schedule, here.

You can also make an appointment with a librarian at Main Campus Library for a one-on-one session that covers any of the topics from these workshops.  Call the Main Campus Reference Desk at 879-4024 for an appointment, or stop by the desk. Short instruction videos are also available online, as is the Research Paper Learning Module, a self-paced, step-by-step guide to researching,forming a thesis, and citing in a paper.

 

Chico Center Library Workshops SPRING 2015
(Fall 2015 schedule announced soon!)
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2/23/15
12 noon
CHC 238
Introduction to Research Databases 

 Learn how to locate full-text scholarly journal articles on a specific topic. Learn which databases to use, plus techniques for searching the various databases effectively.

3/3/15
2 PM
CHC 238
Search Like a Pro 

 Learn how to effectively search for information. This workshop covers search techniques for library books, online databases, and Web resources. You'll also learn truncation, wild card, and Boolean logic search techniques, as well as search commands for search engines.

3/11/15
11 AM
CHC 238
  Term Paper Research

Learn the process of writing a research paper, including where to get topic ideas and how to find appropriate sources for your research paper.

3/26/15
12 noon
CHC 238
 e-Books at
Butte College Library

Butte College Library has over 28,000 electronic books in our collections and provides access to over 600,000 eBooks via our catalog. Learn how to locate, search, navigate and read eBooks in our collection. You will be able to set up your account, learn to take digital notes, use bookmarks, get citations, and more.

4/7/15
1 PM
CHC 238
Finding Scholarly Journals and Academic Sources

Need to use articles from scholarly journals for your paper but don't know where to find them? This workshop is for you! You will learn what scholarly journals are, how to identify and where to find scholarly sources for your research. Research databases, Google Scholars, tips and tricks for using scholarly journals will also be covered.

4/20/15
1 PM
CHC 238
Libraries at Your Fingertips

Want to download free audio books & eBooks, use reference tools, find statistics, historical images and documents using your computer or mobile devices? Join us for a virtual tour that takes you to special digital collections from different libraries.

4/27/15
11 AM
CHC 238
Extreme Googling 

Learn how to use Google more effectively, how to find relevant and 'hard-to-get' information through limiting, filtering, expanding, and cache. Also learn about Google's special tools and products, such as Drive, Translate, Books, Scholar, Voice, SpeakIt, and more.

5/5/15
2 PM
CHC 238
 Evaluating Information and Citing Sources

Learn how to evaluate information, especially the information found on the Internet. Learn how to cite sources according to professional formats such as APA, MLA, etc.