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New Year, New Projects! Do you have a busy semester ahead of you, and you’re not sure where to start? Join us for our new ResearchxDesign workshop series on Fridays this semester from 11am to noon at the Fisher Fine Arts Library.

We’ll share a variety of resources and best practices to revitalize your research toolkit and get you feeling inspired and motivated to tackle your next significant project. The series kicks off this week on Friday 1/25 with Zotero for Citations and Images.

Additional information and registration available at Attendees are encouraged but not required to attend all four parts of this series:

Zotero for Citations and Images (1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4,19)

Zotero is a free tool that allows you to collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources as you find them. Zotero identifies a variety of item types, including books, articles, maps, images, videos, and more! Collect with a click in your browser, and your items will be synced across devices and ready for you to organize with collections, tags, and notes. Create your bibliography directly within Microsoft Word with your chosen citation style. Collaborate with colleagues and distribute bibliographies through shared collections.

Get It Together! Apps for Research, Creation, Productivity, and More! (2/1)

Revamp your research toolkit with several of our favorite apps that will streamline, refresh, and kickstart your workflow for the new year. Attendees will have the opportunity to demo these apps on the Fisher Fine Arts Library’s new lendable iPads.

Databases for Design-Centered Research (2/8, 3/1, 4/5)

Are you researching a topic that involves art and architecture info? Learn about library databases such as Art & Architecture Source, Artstor, and the Avery Index and how they can help you locate articles and images that are hard to find elsewhere. Please bring a laptop and your search ideas!

Participants will learn to:

  • Locate library databases
  • Experiment with search strategies
  • Evaluate resources found by searching

Making the Most of Archival Research in Collaboration with the Architectural Archives (2/15)

Demystify primary source research with the help of Penn archivists and librarians. Learn how to request and handle archives materials, and how to incorporate them into your project.

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