Workshop Topics

SMU Libraries offers the following workshops regularly throughout the academic year. Request a specific workshop at a specific time.

General Research

How to Read a Scholarly Article - Sciences and Social Sciences Tips for saving time and being more engaged when reading articles 
Finding Balanced News in a Biased World Learn strategies for verifying news stories and discuss aspects of news media bias
Conducting a Literature Review Learn the steps for planning a literature review and strategies for finding and evaluating sources
MLA Made Easy A 30-minute overview for citation formatting and bibliography creation in MLA style 
APA Made Easy A 30-minute overview for citation formatting and bibliography creation in APA style 
Citation Management: RefWorks Learn how to gather, sort, and generate citations using RefWorks
Citation Management: Zotero Learn how to gather, sort, and generate citations using Zotero

Business Research

Bloomberg Basics First step in accessing vast amounts of financial markets data
Accounting Research Locate company financial information and accounting standards
International Business Research Locate country profiles, company information, and market research
Investment Research Research stocks, bonds, and mutual funds using workplace tools
Company Research Discover information for all sizes and types of companies
Demographic and Consumer Research Find demographic and psychographic data for geographic areas
Career Management Research Add impact to your interviews using company and industry insights
Industry and Market Research Access market research reports and industry overviews
Moving Beyond Google for Business Research Learn effective strategies to improve your search results
Company and Industry Research Find information on all types of companies and their industries

Theology Research and Writing

Surviving & Thriving at Perkins Tips for working efficiently & effectively in seminary
Introduction to Canvas Intro to SMU's Learning Management System
Tackling ALL that Reading How to get through the large volume of texts that seminary requires
Using SMU Library Search How to get books, ebooks, articles, films and more
Accordance Basics Intro to Accordance Bible Software for Exegesis
Writing Topic Sentences How to write topic sentences to keep your paragraphs on point
ATLA Religion Database How to find articles, essays, and more in the ATLA Religion Database
Using Turabian/Chicago Humanities When, where, why & how to cite using Turabian/Chicago Humanities
Writing That First Seminary Paper How scholarly writing differs from writing sermons
About Plagiarism What we mean by plagiarism at Perkins School of Theology
Preparing for Exams Strategies for coping with end-of-semester exams


Introduction to ArcGIS Online Basic introduction on using AGOL, the GIS industry standard
Introduction to Survey123 Basic introduction to a simple form-centric data gathering tool
Introduction to StoryMaps Basic introduction to a tool for digital story telling
Introduction to ArcGIS Pro Introduction to desktop ArcGIS software