Upcoming Events
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopConnecting your students to course resources has never been easier! Ball State University Libraries’ Reading Lists application gives students simple access to course reserve materials—full-text database articles, e-books, digitized chapters, streaming music and video, and more. Library staff work behind the scenes to add and activate the resources you select. The best part? The Reading Lists app connects directly with your Canvas course navigation menu. We received a number of positive comments from instructors who have utilized Reading Lists to provide resources to students taking on-campus and virtual courses. Join one of our upcoming sessions for an overview of how Reading Lists can enhance your teaching in Spring 2021 and beyond. If you’ve used Reading Lists before or attended a previous workshop, you’re welcome to join for a refresher!
1 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopPlease join us for this livestreaming presentation of the University Libraries’ resources and services for online students. As an online student at Ball State, you have access to the full range of library resources and services, including database access, course reserves, interlibrary loan, and research assistance.
7 p.m.
Leading Ladies of Muncie: Fascinating FirstsJoin us on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm via Zoom for this first panel discussion of 2022, featuring fascinating firsts in Muncie and Delaware County women’s history. Ring in the New Year by celebrating the innovative, cutting-edge, daring and glass ceiling-breaking women who boldly forged new paths. The program will include historic photographs and inspirational tales worthy of a toast!
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopInterested in learning how COVID-19 might impact the future of building materials in the built environment? We will cover how to research the latest findings on the impact of the built environment on the spread of COVID-19.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopFind articles, books, and more for your music history, theory, and other music papers and assignments. The Music Refresher Workshop is designed to help both graduate and undergraduate students review music databases and resources for coursework or thesis proposals and learn what's new. Lisa Jarrell, Head of Education, Music and Media, will answer your questions and share tips for successful searching.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopAre you new to built environment research, starting a new degree program, or just beginning a project and not sure where to start? Then this workshop is for you! Learn how to get started with research topics in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, construction management, or interior design. Tools covered will include OneSearch, article databases, interlibrary loan, and document delivery. There will also be time for questions.
9 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopConnecting your students to course resources has never been easier! Ball State University Libraries’ Reading Lists application gives students simple access to course reserve materials—full-text database articles, e-books, digitized chapters, streaming music and video, and more. Library staff work behind the scenes to add and activate the resources you select. The best part? The Reading Lists app connects directly with your Canvas course navigation menu. We received a number of positive comments from instructors who have utilized Reading Lists to provide resources to students taking on-campus and virtual courses. Join one of our upcoming sessions for an overview of how Reading Lists can enhance your teaching in Spring 2021 and beyond. If you’ve used Reading Lists before or attended a previous workshop, you’re welcome to join for a refresher!
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopInterested in exploring the world of building materials? We will cover tips and tricks for finding suitable materials for your purposes, and introduce you to tools and strategies to stay up-to-date on the latest material innovations.
3:30 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).
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 WorkshopAre you new to built environment research, starting a new degree program, or just beginning a project and not sure where to start? Then this workshop is for you! Learn how to get started with research topics in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, construction management, or interior design. Tools covered will include OneSearch, article databases, interlibrary loan, and document delivery. There will also be time for questions.
7 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThere are many resources available for doing library research in the field of speech pathology and audiology. Attend this session and save yourself time by learning how to make the most of the databases in your field, including best searching practices.
1 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopJoin us to hear from a panel of faculty members about getting published as a graduate student. They will cover advice, guidance for turning seminar papers into conference papers, the process for getting an article published in a journal and much more. Librarians from Bracken Library will share resources to help you identify outlets for publication of your work. Library resources will include Ulrichsweb, Current Contents Connect, and other useful sources. Be sure to bring your questions and join us.
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis workshop is packed with essential information about the research process to help you get started with your thesis project. Students are welcome to come to room BC 129 or join us remotely. Learn about research tools and strategies that will help you gather sources for your literature review.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis webinar will highlight online resources for elementary school lesson ideas, materials, and activities that incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion themes.
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis workshop is packed with essential information about the research process to help you get started with your thesis project. Students are welcome to come to room BC 129 or join us remotely. Learn about research tools and strategies that will help you gather sources for your literature review.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopJoin us for an introduction to accessing copies of television, radio, news, and web content with library databases and online resources. While these types of media can disappear unexpectedly from publishers’ websites, library databases and online archives make it possible to continue to discover these records. Learn about searching for TV news and radio transcripts with Nexis Uni, viewing historic newspapers with online databases, and accessing web archives from the Library of Congress and Internet Archive.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis webinar will highlight online resources for middle and high school lesson ideas, materials, and activities that incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion themes.
1 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopPlease join us for this livestreaming presentation of the University Libraries’ resources and services for online students. As an online student at Ball State, you have access to the full range of library resources and services, including database access, course reserves, interlibrary loan, and research assistance.
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopYou can get more out of your Google searches? Attend this webinar to learn advanced techniques for searching wisely in Google and Google Scholar, including how to personalize your search to simultaneously discover Ball State Library titles.
7 p.m.
Notable: Celebrating the African American Women of Muncie HistoryJoin us via Zoom for the celebration of Black History Month. This presentation will feature stories about some of the bold and amazing women who made history but didn’t make the history books. The program will include historic photographs, maps, and other resources from the local history archives.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis livestreaming presentation 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 webinar will highlight resources that elementary school teachers can use to find reliable lesson ideas, materials, and activities in a variety of content areas.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis class is an introduction to GIS terms, GIS dataset types, software options and coordinate system. The session is designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming sessions in this workshop sessions. Attendees will be given instructions for downloading ArcGIS Pro for upcoming sessions, if they plan on attending via zoom.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis webinar will highlight resources that middle and high school teachers can use to find reliable lesson ideas, materials, and activities in a variety of content areas.
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.
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 and its countries. Drawing from national statistical agencies, central banks, and other sources, this World Bank database provides information about poverty, wealth, health, education, economies, natural resources, and the environment – from big picture items like gross domestic product and access to drinking water, to details like the price of gasoline and the number of ATMs per 100,000 people. Learn about retrieving this data about the U.S., other nations, and world regions in this 30-minute workshop.
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 of interest to business students and faculty alike.
11 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 of interest to business students and faculty alike.
3:30 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.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopWhen someone says "government data," the agency that comes first to many minds is the Census Bureau. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a prolific collector and disseminator of data too, offering a wealth of information and insight into employment and the economy in the U.S. Come to this workshop to learn how to gather data about employment, unemployment, pay and benefits, consumer expenditures, time use, and more using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' online tools.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIn this hands-on session, attendees will learn how to open existing and new ArcGIS Pro projects, locate toolbars and windows within the software, set the appropriate coordinate system for maps, add base maps and provided feature layers, and save project files. If attending via zoom, attendees will need to have ArcGIS Pro installed on their computer. Contact asgibson2@bsu.edu for installation files and instructions.
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopLocating and securing project funding is becoming increasingly competitive. University Libraries and the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) are combining forces to provide an overview of searching for funding opportunities, resources for your search, ways to build collaborations, and how Library resources can be used to support your scholarly endeavors.Participants will join us remotely. These sessions are designed to be interactive. We encourage participants to follow along on their laptops or tablets, and ask questions in real time.
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 and its countries. Drawing from national statistical agencies, central banks, and other sources, this World Bank database provides information about poverty, wealth, health, education, economies, natural resources, and the environment – from big picture items like gross domestic product and access to drinking water, to details like the price of gasoline and the number of ATMs per 100,000 people. Learn about retrieving this data about the U.S., other nations, and world regions in this 30-minute workshop.
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopPlease join us for this in person and livestreaming workshop to see how EndNote Online allows co-authors to share a citation library while working on their article or book. The workshop may be of interest to Graduate Assistants working with faculty as well. You can download a copy of EndNote X9 before the session here (Ball State username and password required). You do not need to be a current EndNote user to benefit from this workshop.
10 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopPlease join us for this in person and livestreaming workshop to see how EndNote Online allows co-authors to share a citation library while working on their article or book. The workshop may be of interest to Graduate Assistants working with faculty as well. You can download a copy of EndNote X9 before the session here (Ball State username and password required). You do not need to be a current EndNote user to benefit from this workshop.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIn this hands-on session, attendees will complete exercises that include adding datasets from local servers and online portals, and creating their own feature layers from excel tables. Attendees will learn how to create new geodatabases and add/delete data from them.
1 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopWhen someone says "government data," the agency that comes first to many minds is the Census Bureau. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a prolific collector and disseminator of data too, offering a wealth of information and insight into employment and the economy in the U.S. Come to this workshop to learn how to gather data about employment, unemployment, pay and benefits, consumer expenditures, time use, and more using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' online tools.
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopLocating and securing project funding is becoming increasingly competitive. University Libraries and the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) are combining forces to provide an overview of searching for funding opportunities, resources for your search, ways to build collaborations, and how Library resources can be used to support your scholarly endeavors.Participants will join us remotely. These sessions are designed to be interactive. We encourage participants to follow along on their laptops or tablets, and ask questions in real time.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopWhen someone says "government data," the agency that comes first to many minds is the Census Bureau. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a prolific collector and disseminator of data too, offering a wealth of information and insight into employment and the economy in the U.S. Come to this workshop to learn how to gather data about employment, unemployment, pay and benefits, consumer expenditures, time use, and more using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' online tools.
1 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopAre you interested in designing an engaging online exhibit? Are you looking for a new, interesting assignment for your class? In this workshop, we will introduce Omeka, a free web archiving and publishing platform for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich exhibits. We will discuss its use, look at some example cases, and walk through the process of uploading items, crafting an exhibit, and adding engaging features.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIn this hands-on session, attendees will learn how to access and run basic geoprocessing tools within ArcGIS Pro to analyze datasets. Tools include buffering, filtering, cluster analysis, heat maps, and select by location/attribute.
11 a.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 and its countries. Drawing from national statistical agencies, central banks, and other sources, this World Bank database provides information about poverty, wealth, health, education, economies, natural resources, and the environment – from big picture items like gross domestic product and access to drinking water, to details like the price of gasoline and the number of ATMs per 100,000 people. Learn about retrieving this data about the U.S., other nations, and world regions in this 30-minute workshop.
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).
3:30 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).
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIn this hands-on session, attendees will learn how to access and run basic geoprocessing tools within ArcGIS Pro to analyze datasets. Tools include buffering, filtering, cluster analysis, heat maps, and select by location/attribute.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopLooking for a creative way to digitally publish an essay or monograph? Are you interested in creating dynamic scholarship? In this workshop, we will introduce Scalar, a free, open-source publishing platform for creating multimedia digital projects, editions, and monographs. We will discuss how Scalar came about, look at some example cases, and walk through drafting a dynamic Scalar project.