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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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All workshops will be held online until further notice.

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


Upcoming Workshops

To register, select a workshop:


Handouts & Recordings

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

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

For slides and recordings to specific library programs or courses, please visit our Program/Course Presentations page.


Database Vendor Education Series:

This workshop series has been designed for librarians, faculty, staff and students. Vendor trainers will share tips and tricks to using the library’s database resources, including special features, search strategies, and other useful information that will increase the quality of your research. The recordings are listed below in alphabetical order by database name:


“Gear Up” Workshop Series

Gear up for optimal success in research, publishing, grants, and copyright by viewing the workshop series recordings (listed in reverse chronological order):



  • Gear-up: Grant Writing for Faculy
    Not available (April 2018)



  • Power Publishing Breakout Sessions (Jan. 2019):
    • When, Why, and How-To Peer Review Like a Pro (Clarivate)
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • Leveraging Course Material Affordability Options and Library-Subscribed Materials for Classroom Success (Barnes & Nobles)
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • Making Sense out of Journal Rankings (Emerald)
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • Publishing Your Research with IEEE (IEEE)
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • Why Research Manuscripts are Rejected and Best Practices to Get to “Accepted” (Wiley)
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • Hard Work Preys Off: Recognizing & Avoiding Predatory Publishing (CAHSS)
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon


  • Power Publishing Breakout Sessions (Jan. 2018):
    • Evolution of Scholarly Publishing (Elsevier)
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • Getting Your Technical Book Published: Tips to Help You Succeed (Taylor & Francis)
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • How to Publish Your Thesis or Dissertation (NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Writing and Communication)
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • Options in Becoming a Peer Reviewer (SAGE Publishing)
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • Scientific Literature, Tips on How to Publish… The Role of IEEE (IEEE)
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • Where Should I Publish?: Make data-driven decisions with tools from Clarivate Analytics (Clarivate)
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • Why and How to Prepare a Compelling Book Proposal (Emerald Publishing)
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
  • NSUWorks and Your Online CV:
    Description/Recording (Feb. 2017)
    View the PowerPoint, the full video of the Faculty Testimonials, and presentation in NSUWorks.
  • Power Publishing Breakout Sessions (Jan. 2017):
    • “How to Publish Your Thesis or Dissertation” – NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Writing and Communication
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • “A Guide to Getting Published” – Emerald Group
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • “An Introduction to Publishing” – Elsevier
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • “Getting your Scientific Literature Published” – IEEE
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • “Non-traditional Venues for Publishing in the Social Sciences” – Sage Publications
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
    • “Selecting the Best Journal to Publish Your Research” – Cabell Publishing
      Slides | Session Recordings: Morning or Afternoon
  • Power Publishing Breakout Sessions (Jan. 2016):
    How to Write a Technical Paper for Publication with IEEE Recording | Slides
    Crash Course into Open Access Publishing with Taylor & Francis Recording | Slides
    How to Write and Publish a Case Study with Emerald Recording | Slides
    Workflow Tools for Discovery, Citation and Publication with Thomson Reuters Recording | Slides
  • Visit the Gear Up webpage for more information and updates.


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.

Request a Library Training

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

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