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Dewey Instruction Class Registration Form

Register online here for these classes presented by the Dewey Graduate Library of the University Library. Openings are filled on a first come, first served basis. You will receive an automatic email confirmation showing that your registration has gone through.

You may also register in person at the Dewey Reference Desk or by calling 442-3691.

If you cannot attend a class for which you have registered, please contact us by telephone at 442-3691, or by e-mail to cancel.
You may also be interested in iLearn workshops@UAlbany Libraries which are offered on the main campus.  Workshops are offered on research strategies, web design, video editing and many Adobe applications.  For schedule and registration see:

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Orientation Tour of Dewey Graduate Library(Dewey Library Reference Desk)

Take a tour of the Dewey Graduate Library. Learn the basics about reserves, electronic databases, interlibrary loan, UA delivery and more. This session does not fulfill the MSW information/computer literacy requirement.
Wed. Jan. 21 4:30 pm
Thurs. Jan. 22 10:30 am
Wed. Jan. 28 4:00 pm
Thurs. Jan. 29 10:30 am

Introduction to Research Databases

Research databases can help find relevant information on almost any topic. This session will introduce important concepts needed to effectively search any database. Minerva, the online catalog as well as specific databases and platforms will also be demonstrated.
Wed. Feb. 18 3:30 pm
Wed. March 25 3:30 pm
Wed. April 15 3:30 pm

Social Welfare Research Seminar

Using Research Resources in Social Welfare. An introduction to using library databases, the library web page, and other Internet resources for research in social welfare. 90 minutes.
Wed. Jan. 28 3:00 pm
Wed. Feb. 4 3:00 pm
Thurs. Feb. 19 10:00 am
Fri. March 6 3:00 pm
Thurs. April 2 9:30 am
Wed. April 8 12:30 pm
Thurs. May 7 9:00 am
Mon. June 1 10:30 am
Weds. June 3 9:00 am
at capacity
Mon. June 8 11:00 am
Weds.  June 10 10:30 am
Mon. June 29 9:30 am
Weds. July 1 10:30 am

Nonprofit Organizations-Information Sources

This session will provide an overview to print, online and Internet sources of information regarding nonprofit organizations and their activities. 3/4 of the session will be hands-on use of electronic databases. Approximately 60 minutes.
Wed. March 4 4:30 pm
Thurs. March 12 4:30 pm
Wed.. March 25 10:00 am
Fri. March 27 10:00 am

Introduction to Federal Public Policy Research

This session will cover finding the legal authority for a policy, sources for legislative history, and sources evaluating federal public policies. The one hour session will be 1/2 lecture and 1/2 hands-on searching of electronic databases.
Wed. Jan. 28 4:30 pm
Wed. Feb. 11 4:30 pm
Thurs. Feb. 12 10:00 am
Fri. Feb. 20 10:00 am

Evidence Based Practice

This advanced research seminar will focus on how to find and evaluate research information for clinical social work practice. Prerequisite: Social Welfare Research Seminar. This is a one hour long class.
Tues. Feb. 10 1:00 pm
Wed. March 18 3:00 pm
Thurs. April 2 11:00 am
Thurs. May 7 10:30 am

Citation Managers

Zotero and EndNote are two powerful, web-based tools for collecting, organizing and citing documents. In this hour-long class, you will learn how to install both programs; import, organize and share references; and create in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation formats.
Wed. April 8 3:30 pm
Wed. April 29 3:30 pm