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Workshops and Instruction

Workshops on a variety of topics are offered throughout the year face to face at all campuses and online. If you don’t see a workshop on a topic you need, you can always make an appointment with a librarian.

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Upcoming Workshops

All times are Eastern.

“It’s a jungle out there” – cliché is truth. The writing/publishing world is more complicated as the numbers of predators increase. Writers need to be proactive, and know their responsibilities and rights. It’s fine to be a tiger, but you must balance fierceness and safety. | Adult Programs

The SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) database has search and discovery tools to help you find books, chapters, videos, journal articles, and case studies that focus on the design of research projects. Learn about locating quantitative and qualitative research studies. | Adult Programs

This workshop provides an APA Style refresher on the basics of in-text citations in the body of a paper, and formatting journal articles, websites, documents, and books in the reference list. Bring your questions about particular sources you want to reference and cite. | Workshop

Library Workshop — Part 1: Organizing Sources for Projects / Part 2: Endnote Software Attend for either or both of the workshops. Part 1 serves as a great introduction to organization tools from basics to software. Part 2 highlights one of those tools, Endnote. | Adult Programs

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Online library workshops use GoToTraining. For more information about using GoToTraining, refer to this information from the NSU Computing Help Desk.

NSU Campus Workshops

Not on main campus? No problem. You can still take advantage of library workshops. Attend one of our online workshops, or, even better, attend a face-to-face workshop when a librarian visits your campus! Workshops have a library research and APA component. Look for more details from your site coordinator.

If you attend classes fully online but would like to attend a workshop at an NSU campus, please contact us.

A librarian from the Alvin Sherman Library will be conducting a workshop on APA style citation formatting. Contact the Student Affairs representative to reserve a spot. The APA session begins at 12:15pm at the Kendall Campus. | Workshop

Library Boot Camp

Strengthen your library skills at these quick, topic-focused trainings! Sessions are offered in person and online at 12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
For more information, schedule, and recordings of past sessions, visit

Past Workshops

Most workshops are recorded and available below. If you’re looking for a specific workshop that you don’t see in the list, please contact the library.

Recordings are hosted in GoToTraining and require name and email address to access.

Library Workshops

APA (Presentation) (Recording)
EndNote (Presentation) (Recording)
Library Introduction (Recording)

Dissertation Prep Series
Organizing Sources for Your Literature Review (Recording)
Finding Tests, Measurements, and Surveys (Recording) (Presentation)
Finding Theories and Landmark Studies (Recording)

If you don’t have time for the workshop recording, we also have short video tutorials at Library Learn.


Need more information? Access handouts below.

APA Quick Reference (PDF)
Creating Database Accounts in ProQuest & EBSCO Databases (PDF)
Cross-Searching ProQuest & EBSCO Databases (PDF)
Locating Grants & External Funding (PDF)
Make a Research Plan (PDF)
SAGE Research Methods (PDF)
Using AND, OR and NOT (Boolean Operators) in Database Searches (PDF)

For Instructors

We offer instruction sessions on how to use Alvin Sherman Library resources. Sessions range from tours and orientations to in-depth, topic-specific research resources and can be tailored specifically for your group and assignments. Please choose the best option below to request a librarian.

Middle School, High School, and Other Public Groups