J.W. Martin Library Staff Plans Upcoming Workshops

August 30, 2021

All Library Workshops

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s J.W. Martin Library staff will be hosting several upcoming workshops – all of which are free and open to the public.  

“University research can be a challenge, especially to new students,” Douglas Davidson, research and instructional services librarian and assistant professor of library science, said. “At the university level, looking up information through an Internet search engine is no longer adequate.”

All Northwestern students and employees are welcome to attend.

“Through these workshops, students can learn how to find appropriate resources for the research projects they will complete throughout their academic careers,” Davidson said.

Davidson will be conducting three different workshops titled, “Research Beyond Google,” “Secrets of APA Style” and “Master Microsoft Word.”  

He said learning the ins and outs of research, APA style and Microsoft Word can be frustrating and time-consuming. Participants who attend the workshops will gain tips to eliminate those frustrations.

Listed below are the upcoming workshops:

  • “Research Beyond Google”
    Introduction to research databases and the "Deep Web." Students will learn to find appropriate online content for academic research.

Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m., Enid campus, Room 212

Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m., Alva campus, Industrial Education 113

Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m., Woodward campus, Room 115

  • “Secrets of APA Style” 
    Learn how to create documents in APA style and cite sources correctly, especially sources from the web. Students will leave with an APA document template they can use for future papers.

Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m., Alva campus, Industrial Education 113


  • “Master Microsoft Word” This workshop will take the frustration out of using Word by demonstrating its under-utilized features, helping students and faculty craft documents with ease. Learn to use headings, keep text on the bottom of the page, number pages automatically and create reusable templates.

Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m., Alva campus, Industrial Education 113


“The workshops take a three-prong approach,” Davidson said. “How to find academic sources efficiently, how to cite those sources to meet academic standards and avoid plagiarism, and how to use Microsoft Word efficiently to avoid wasting time formatting documents.”

For more information about the workshops or the J.W. Martin Library contact Davidson at (580) 327-8572 or dgdavidson@nwosu.edu.


Erin Davis, University Relations Specialist

eedavis@nwosu.edu, 580-327-8480

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