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Research & Writing: Resources for Students

September 29 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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An event every week that begins at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until September 30, 2020


In this online series hosted by the Downtown Huntsville Library, students are given lessons on how to use resources to write research papers. All age groups are welcome, although the classes may best benefit middle school and high school aged students.

Class Schedule – Tuesday mornings in September at 10:30 a.m. CST:

September 1 – “So You Want to Write a Research Paper…”
Deciding on a research topic; narrowing your focus; and drafting a research plan.

September 8 – “Fantastic Resources and Where to Find Them”
Finding solid resources; and assessing resources, including analyzing author’s credentials and biases.

September 15 – “The Art of Using YOUR Words”
Discussing plagiarism and academic honesty; and keeping up with your sources and citing them.

September 22 – “Resource Librarians and the Mystique of Local History”
Introduction to the library’s resources and other online databases for local history research.

September 29 – “Like a PB&J, We’re Putting It Together”
Structuring a paper; pulling your research together; and Q&A.

Accessing Class:

No registration required. Free class series.
A camera and microphone are NOT necessary to join the class. Student mics will be muted. A chat window will be available for students to type questions.

All classes will be accessible through the GoToMeeting platform. Please make sure you download the application ahead of time (application download available at the below meeting link).
Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 399-553-589

You can access the class starting at 10:15 a.m. (15 minutes early). We suggest signing in early to make sure you don’t have any issues signing on to GoToMeeting.

All classes will be recorded. They will be made available online at a later date.

Meet the Presenters:

Shalis Worthy is the Special Collections Archivist at the Downtown Huntsville Library. She has a Master’s degree in Library Science and has taught at Athens State University. Shalis has worked at the library since 2015.

Heather Adkins is the Manager of the Special Collections Department at the Downtown Huntsville Library. She has a Master’s degree in Public History and has worked in archives for twelve years. Heather has worked at the library since 2018.

Both Shalis and Heather greatly enjoy research and are excited to share their knowledge with you!


September 29
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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