Drop-In & D2L Workshops

Workshops give you time to improve your library research skills outside of class. Drop-in workshops meet live (synchronous); D2L Workshops are self-paced (asynchronous).  

Drop-In Workshops @ McConnell Library

Our drop-in workshops are open to all Radford U students and meet in one of the library's Information Literacy Centers, ILC A or B. The instructing librarian will take attendance and email the names of participants to professors who offer extra credit.

If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact the Research Help Desk at least three days prior to the workshop. Faculty can request a workshop to be delivered during their classtime in-person or synchronously online.

APA Citation Style

Get hands-on practice using the most popular citation style on campus by creating APA references and in-text citations, using our color-coded APA 7th guide.

  • Thursday, February 16th: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. online via Zoom
  • Wednesday, March 29th: Noon - 1 pm in-person in ILC B

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.

Chicago Citation Style

Get hands-on practice creating Chicago references and in-text citations, using our color-coded Chicago 17th guide. We also have a subscription to the Chicago Manual of Style Online, available for Radford U students, staff, and faculty.

  • Wednesday, February 22nd: Noon - 1 p.m. in person in ILC B

D2L Workshops (Self-Paced)

We have several library workshops that are available in D2L. Self-enroll under the Discover menu. 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.