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Tutorials, Videos, and Workshops

We have a number of self-guided tutorials and videos for those who are looking to learn more about using the library and performing research. You can also find information below on our workshops, and download quick guides to some of the services available at the Library.

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Workshops and Seminars

The library offers a variety of programming for students, faculty, and staff throughout the academic year:

Ready, Set, Go: Library Research Workshops

The library's website provides students, faculty, and staff with a huge array of information for use in academic or personal study. Join Librarian Ian Fraser to explore the types of information sources in these great collections and see how to find them, discover how to use citation searching to quickly find relevant academic sources, discuss best practices for using Chat GPT in research, and more!

The library offers 4 Ready, Set, Go, workshops for this Spring Term. Join us in the Group Study - East Room or online to enhance your research skills! Registration is required.

  • Search Strategies (May 8, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.): Learn how to construct thoughtful searches so that you can find those 3-5 academic sources your professor is asking for.
  • Searching Google Scholar (May 22, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.): Discover the most useful features of Google Scholar, one of the most popular academic search engines.
  • Searching Web of Science (June 5, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.): Learn how to use Web of Science, an excellent database for exploring the academic literature across disciplines.
  • Citing and Referencing with Zotero (June 19, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.): Learn how to organize and cite your sources by using Zotero, a free citation management tool.

Faculty and Instructors Workshops

This Spring Term, join us for three workshops specifically tailored for Faculty and Instructors. During these one-hour online sessions, you'll discuss key topics such as Information Literacy, Generative AI and Academic Integrity with our librarian, Ian Fraser. Discover techniques and strategies to enrich your students' learning experience! Registration is required.

  • Information Literacy (May 15, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.): Learn about the tools and strategies you can use to integrate information literacy into your curriculum, fostering a positive learning environment for critical thinkers and proficient researchers.
  • Generative AI (May 29, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.): Discuss methods for using AI to enhance teaching and learning, as well as approaches that encourage students to use it effectively and with integrity.
  • Academic Integrity (June 12, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.): Join us for an honest and open discussion of what factors give rise to breaches in academic integrity and how faculty and instructors can design their courses to promote student learning and integrity.

Self-Guided Tutorials, Resources, and Videos

Get started with the Introduction to the Library Tutorial. Then expand your knowledge by selecting a topic below. Each link contains options for both textual and video content, and each can be covered either in sequence or on its own.

Getting Started 

Introduction to the Digital Library Tutorial: Learn the basics of Library research at UWinnipeg: how to find materials online, use ebooks, databases, and electronic journal articles, and expand your search with citations and references.

Doing Assignments, Searching, and Citing Sources

Understanding Research Assignments: Learn how to quickly analyze your assignment requirements and start building a great paper early.

Searching for Sources: Learn to conduct thoughtful searches, so you can find those 3-5 journal academic sources that your paper requires.

Finding Scholarly Sources: Strategies for identifying scholarly and academic sources, so you know you're using credible information in your paper.

Citing and Referencing Sources: Covers the principles of citing and referencing sources, so that you can be sure you're doing honest work.

Special Topics

Understanding the Scholarly Article: Learn more about peer review, how to tell peer-reviewed articles from other sources, and the role of theory in terms of the topics, purpose and methods used in academic research.

Academic Integrity: All members of the university community have a responsibility to perform honest, authentic work. Here you'll find guidance and policies for creating and contributing to a positive learning environment.

Downloadable Content

Below are Library-related tutorials and presentations that can be added as part of a Nexus course, shared, or printed for offline use. These are organized by topic, with download links for available formats below.

Pickup Service

Getting Help with Research

The Procrastinator's Handbook of Library Research

Academic Integrity

Library Help Chat