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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

There are no upcoming at this time.

All times are Eastern. Online library workshops use GoTo Training. For more information about using GoToTraining, contact NSU’s Help Desk.

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Gear Up  Workshop Series:

Gear up for optimal success in research, publishing, and copyright by attending one of the 2016-2017 workshops. These sessions are open to faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.

Access recordings of past Gear Up workshops on topics such as copyright, publishing, and grants.

NSU Campus Workshops

Not on main campus? No problem! Attend one of our online workshops or attend a face-to-face workshop when a librarian visits your campus! 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.

There are no programs currently scheduled.

Handouts & Recordings

Most workshops are recorded and are made available on this webpage (below) within one week of the live session. If you’re looking for a specific workshop that you don’t see on the list, please contact us. Recordings are hosted in GoToTraining and require your name and email address to access.

Library Introduction:
Recording (August 2016)
Creating Database Accounts in ProQuest & EBSCO Databases (PDF)
Cross-Searching ProQuest & EBSCO Databases (PDF)
Using AND, OR, NOT (Boolean Operators) in Database Searches (PDF)

Presentation | Recording (May 2016) | APA Quick Reference (PDF)

Presentation | Recording (Feb. 2016) | Recording (Mar. 2016)

Finding Scholarships:
Recording (Mar. 2016) | Locating Grants & External Funding (PDF)

Dissertation Prep Series:

Organizing Sources for Your Literature Review:
Presentation | Recording (Mar. 2016) | Make a Research Plan (PDF)

Finding Tests, Measurements, and Surveys:
Presentation | Recording (Oct. 2015) | PsycTESTS (PDF)

Finding Theories and Landmark Studies:
Recording (Mar. 2016) | SAGE Research Methods (PDF)


Database Trainings:

Access World News (Sept. 2016)

  • This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse sources include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos.


In addition to full-length workshop recordings, short video tutorials are available in Library Learn.

For Instructors

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

Faculty Request for Class Visit
High School & Other Public Group Visits
Preschool, Daycare Center, Home School, or Elementary/Middle School Visits