Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa

Library Research and Critical Thinking Workshops

Get the scoop from OSU-Tulsa librarians on how to get the information you need to put together a stellar thesis or dissertation. Librarian Tom Thorisch will instruct you on best practices in online and database searches and how to analyze your findings to ensure optimum results. These free workshops will save you valuable time and enable you to get the sources and information you need quickly. Attendance at both sessions of each workshop is recommended, but not required.

Available Workshops

Beyond Google

  • Tuesday, Feb. 14, 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

Location: OSU-Tulsa Library Instruction Lab

Find out how to uncover academic information and research that can’t be found with Google. Discover the variety of information formats – from peer-reviewed journals to popular magazines – and how to determine what suits your needs best. Explore the pros and cons of general versus specialized search engines and become proficient in the processes needed to locate even the most elusive full text documents.

Digging Deeper

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5 p.m.
  • Monday, March 6, 7 p.m.

Location: OSU-Tulsa Library Instruction Lab

Building on the basic search techniques covered in Beyond Google, learn to refine your search queries to discover the most relevant research and information for your project. Find out how to use the latest search engines and database search platforms to zero in on the most useful data. Learn to refine those strategies and to successfully interpret search results to reach your ultimate goal of writing a compelling and effective research paper.

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