Upcoming Events
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopAre you interested in learning more about Omeka, online exhibits, and content management systems? In this workshop, we will discuss the foundational principles behind the Omeka platform, best practices, and how various organizations have used it. Attendees will also receive a tutorial walk-through of the platform, importing and organizing collections, exhibit building, additional plugins for expanded features, and other significant resources.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopWhen is it o.k. to use an image in a paper, thesis, artwork, or creative project, and when do you need to seek permission from the copyright holder? How do you cite an image? In this workshop we’ll define “public domain” and “Creative Commons,” discuss what counts as fair use, and describe best practices for image captions. We’ll also highlight online collections where you can find high quality photography and images that are free to use.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis session will explore ESRI Business Analyst. Business Analyst is a cloud-based mapping solution that provides simple and easy-to-use GIS capabilities for analyzing and comparing communities. By using the thousands of variables available in Business Analyst, including United States Census datasets, you can analyze specific locations, geographic areas, or custom regions you create on the map, then share and analyze the data using shared maps and reports.
1 p.m.
Preserving Local History: Community Scan Day Oct 2022Ball State University Libraries, Delaware County Historical Society, Minnetrista Museum & Gardens, and Muncie Public Library have teamed up again and invite you to bring your local photographs and documents to a Community Scan Day! We will scan your items for possible inclusion in our digital community archives. Keep your original items and gain a digital copy on a free flash drive.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopCopyright and access are critical components of digital scholarship. In this workshop, attendees will learn how copyright and access apply to digital scholarship in an academic setting. We will discuss the copyright of existing digital projects and define your rights as digital scholarship practitioners. We will address concepts including fair use, CC-BY, and others.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopFinding full text articles on publishers’ websites and Google Scholar just got easier thanks to University Libraries and LibKey Nomad. Once installed, the Nomad plugin will display an icon on webpages when it detects citation information. The icon will allow you to download the full text or direct you to an Interlibrary Loan form when full text isn’t directly available. This brief workshop will demonstrate the installation process for Chrome and Firefox and show how LibKey Nomad works.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopLearn effective search techniques and explore sources for scholarly, professional, or newspaper articles on topics in architecture, construction management, historic preservation, interior design, urban design, or urban planning.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis workshop for music education students, will explore search strategies and resources useful for research into the teaching and learning of music. Resources discussed will include research databases ERIC and APA PsycINFO, as well as resources from the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) website.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopTake your search strategies to the next level with these tips and tricks. We will explore bibliographies, discographies, journal browse, Library of Congress Subject Headings, WorldCat, Google Scholar, and Ball State University Libraries’ newest resource, LibKey Nomad.
2 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIf you will be working on a literature review for your project or papers and have questions, come and learn from the experts. Find out how to locate resources and develop a literature review. A faculty panel will share ideas and information about putting together one of the most important parts of research.
2 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopFinding full text articles on publishers’ websites and Google Scholar just got easier thanks to University Libraries and LibKey Nomad. Once installed, the Nomad plugin will display an icon on webpages when it detects citation information. The icon will allow you to download the full text or direct you to an Interlibrary Loan form when full text isn’t directly available. This brief workshop will demonstrate the installation process for Chrome and Firefox and show how LibKey Nomad works.
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis workshop will explore helpful research tools at the University Libraries for graduate students in educational psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and other psychology-related fields. Find out about specialized search options in the University Libraries’ largest psychology database, APA PsycInfo. Discover research from your peers at Ball State and other institutions with thesis and dissertation databases, and learn about options for finding test reviews and the full text of tests and measures.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis webinar will highlight collections and services available from the University Libraries that support teachers in Muncie Community Schools. Learn about our Teacher Totes program designed to provide preselected library resources you need to create active and engaging lessons for students in all grade levels.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopTake your search strategies to the next level with these tips and tricks. We will explore bibliographies, discographies, journal browse, Library of Congress Subject Headings, WorldCat, Google Scholar, and Ball State University Libraries’ newest resource, LibKey Nomad.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIn this workshop, attendees will learn about digital scholarship in the classroom. First, we will explore using existing digital scholarship in course readings, including examples. We will discuss various concepts, including digital native, literacy, and multiple learning styles. Then, we will look at digital scholarship production as a class assignment. Attendees will hear examples from other scholars and students about their experience with digital scholarship in the classroom and what advice they may give to others looking to incorporate it into future courses.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopSurvey 123 is a simple drag and drop form-based software application for creating, sharing and analyzing surveys. Create private invitation-only surveys, or go public with crowd-sourced surveys. Learn how to create a beginning-to-end workflow for designing and implementing surveys in the field, conducting them, and geotagging the results to incorporate into your GIS.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis webinar from the University Libraries is aimed at the graduate student in Applied Behavior Analysis who wants to improve their searching skills beyond the basics. Join us and explore topics like getting the most out of a database thesaurus, best practices for searching effectively and efficiently on your topic, and how to save searches so you can repeat them later. Databases covered include APA PsycInfo, ERIC, and Web of Science.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis workshop for music education students, will explore search strategies and resources useful for research into the teaching and learning of music. Resources discussed will include research databases ERIC and APA PsycINFO, as well as resources from the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) website.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis webinar will highlight collections and services available from the University Libraries that support teachers in Muncie Community Schools. Learn about our Teacher Totes program designed to provide preselected library resources you need to create active and engaging lessons for students in all grade levels.
6 p.m.
Back again for a third year in a row, "Eerie Muncie: Tales for the Dark Side of Local History". Join us on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:00 pm at the Ball State Alumni Center, Assembly Hall A for this panel discussion about some scary happenings and hauntings in Muncie and Delaware County history. This program is being hosted by the E. B and Bertha C. Ball Center and in collaboration with Delaware County Historical Society, Muncie Public Library, and the University Libraries Archives and Special Collections. The presentation will feature historic photographs, maps, newspaper articles, and ghost stories of Muncie's past. Refreshments served after program.
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopDiscover how to find company and industry information for assignments or investing purposes using subscription databases available to Ball State University students, faculty, and staff. Sources include articles and company, stock, and industry reports. Participants will learn about creating lists of company data as well as finding articles and reports. This workshop may be of interest to business students and faculty alike.
10 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIf you already use EndNoteX9, join us for a brief introduction to EndNote 20 which will highlight some of the new features and differences between the two versions. You can download a copy of EndNote before the session here (Ball State username and password required).
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIf you have an assignment which requires legal research this semester, this workshop may save you some time and frustration. It will introduce you to Nexis Uni and other sources for finding statutes, cases, legal encyclopedias, and law review articles.
10 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIf you have an assignment which requires legal research this semester, this workshop may save you some time and frustration. It will introduce you to Nexis Uni and other sources for finding statutes, cases, legal encyclopedias, and law review articles.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopNetwork analysis is an essential tool in many disciplines and fields. It brings to light complex relationship patterns and provides a new perspective to research and scholarship. This workshop will discuss the foundational principles of Network analysis, identify best practices, and provide compelling examples. We will also introduce attendees to digital tools to generate and analyze networks.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopArcGIS Story Maps allow you to create online applications that combine interactive maps, narratives, images and videos to tell your story. Hosted in the cloud, this updated template for Story Maps from ESRI is becoming increasing popular to show case immersive learning and other classroom and individual research projects.
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIf you already use EndNoteX9, join us for a brief introduction to EndNote 20 which will highlight some of the new features and differences between the two versions. You can download a copy of EndNote before the session here (Ball State username and password required).
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis webinar will highlight collections and services available from the University Libraries that support teachers in Muncie Community Schools. Learn about our Teacher Totes program designed to provide preselected library resources you need to create active and engaging lessons for students in all grade levels.
10 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopPlease join the University Libraries for a livestream presentation on EndNote, a free citation management software. If you need to manage lots of citations, EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA. You can download a copy of EndNote X9 before the session here (Ball State username and password required).
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopPlease join University Libraries for this introduction to World Development Indicators, an outstanding resource for finding data about human development and standards of living throughout the world. Drawing from national statistical agencies, central banks, and other sources, this World Bank database provides information about poverty, wealth, health, education, natural resources, and the environment. Learn about retrieving this data about the U.S., other nations, and world regions in this 30-minute workshop.
10 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopDiscover how to find company and industry information for assignments or investing purposes using subscription databases available to Ball State University students, faculty, and staff. Sources include articles and company, stock, and industry reports. Participants will learn about creating lists of company data as well as finding articles and reports. This workshop may be of interest to business students and faculty alike.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIn the final workshop of the series, we will explore the field of digital scholarship publication. We will discuss Ball State’s resources for hosting and supporting digital scholarship publication, examples of digital scholarship publishing from select journals, and the use of informal platforms (example: DHNow). Finally, we will discuss longevity and legacy projects within digital scholarship and how best to manage projects with ongoing publishing.
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopPlease join the University Libraries for a livestream presentation on EndNote, a free citation management software. If you need to manage lots of citations, EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA. You can download a copy of EndNote X9 before the session here (Ball State username and password required).
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopContemporary music composition poses different challenges to researchers than most Western classical music. Those interested in new music must make use of non-traditional sources like composers’ websites, program notes, discographies, news articles, and various community-sourced databases. This workshop will provide researchers with strategies to locate information about contemporary composers and compositions.
10 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIf you have an assignment which requires legal research this semester, this workshop may save you some time and frustration. It will introduce you to Nexis Uni and other sources for finding statutes, cases, legal encyclopedias, and law review articles.
1 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopPlease join University Libraries for this introduction to World Development Indicators, an outstanding resource for finding data about human development and standards of living throughout the world. Drawing from national statistical agencies, central banks, and other sources, this World Bank database provides information about poverty, wealth, health, education, natural resources, and the environment. Learn about retrieving this data about the U.S., other nations, and world regions in this 30-minute workshop.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopContemporary music composition poses different challenges to researchers than most Western classical music. Those interested in new music must make use of non-traditional sources like composers’ websites, program notes, discographies, news articles, and various community-sourced databases. This workshop will provide researchers with strategies to locate information about contemporary composers and compositions.
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIf you have an assignment which requires legal research this semester, this workshop may save you some time and frustration. It will introduce you to Nexis Uni and other sources for finding statutes, cases, legal encyclopedias, and law review articles.