Library workshops available for student success

Waiting area outside of the resource center (Sear Byrne)

Eric Gorman


The Saddleback College library offers eight in-house workshops geared to supplement student’s scholastic ability. These workshops range from “Do It Yourself” to “Reading for Research.”

Each workshop is specifically designed to focus on important study and research tactics, such as how to find relevant articles for papers, how to avoid plagiarism and how to organize your research. The workshops are:

“Do It Yourself,” which helps students learn research techniques that will prevent plagiarism and inspire your individually unique work.

“Evaluating Sources,” covers the ways that the academic world chooses source material for assignments, and what makes the information reliable.

“Books+Electronic Books,” focuses on how to utilize assigned reading material to gain the greatest benefit for it.

“Organize Your Research,” will demonstrate the use of online tools to maintain consistent access your research sources.

“Finding Articles,” emphasizes the way to productively use the Library’s online research databases.

“Internet Searching,” will guide students to search the internet for information with scrutiny using helpful hints from this workshop.

“Ready, Set, Research,” will help students maximize their time and energy by masterfully navigating the sea of information available.

“Reading for Research,” discusses how to mine those daunting articles you find for gems of data for your assignments.

The library webpage has a Spring 2013 schedule listed for all of the workshops and students are encouraged to sign up in person or call the Reference Desk to enroll. the schedule of times and dates for the in-house workshops is available at:

“We do offer one workshop, the ‘Finding Articles’ workshop that’s offered online through blackboard, which is self-paced so you basically have the semester to complete it,” Technical Services Librarian Lydia Welhan said.

To self-enroll in the online workshop, “Finding Articles,” and take it on blackboard, there are directions listed on the Library website at