Drop-In & D2L Workshops

Drop-In Workshops are held in the library's Information Literacy Centers, either A or B.

Because of limited space, we recommend that students register for a seat at the Research Help Desk. Registration begins one hour before the session starts. The instructing librarian will take attendance and email the names of participants to professors who offer extra credit.

Faculty can request a workshop to be delivered during their classtime in-person or synchronously online.

APA Library Survivor Workshops

On our campus, the most commonly used style format is APA. In this workshop, you will get hands-on practice creating APA references and in-text citations, using our color-coded APA guide.

Fall 2021 In-Person APA Workshops:

  • Wednesday, October 20th @ 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 10th @ 10 - 11 a.m.

Please consider enrolling in our APA or Avoiding Plagiarism online workshops via Desire2Learn (D2L). These self-paced tutorial uses videos and quizzes to cover the same content as the workshops, but it can be taken at any time. Upon completion, you can share your quiz scores with professors.

D2L Workshops (Online, Self-Register)

We have several library workshops that are available in D2L under the Discover menu in which you may self-enroll. These workshops can be taken by anyone with access to Radford's D2L. Learn how to self-register for our D2L workshops.

Students: Learn how to screenshot your quiz grades as proof of completion, if your professor has assigned them to your class.

Faculty: learn how to assign an online workshop module to your students with our detailed instructions.

Finding Sources

  • SuperSearch: Learn how to use our largest database with effective search strategies to find sources that are relevant to your research.
  • Selecting Databases: Tips on how to select the subject-specific databases for your research topic.
  • PICO: Strategies for finding research on evidence-based practice in the health sciences.

Evaluating Sources

  • Identifying Original Research Articles: You've found a relevant source, but your professor has asked you to only use original or primary research articles. Learn the criteria for assessing your sources.

Citing Sources

  • APA 7th: One of the most popular citation styles on campus.
  • Avoiding Plagiarism: Understand what plagiarism is, how to identify it, and avoid.

Not finding an online workshop to meet your need? Browse through our Research Skills LibGuides or Ask a Librarian for help.