Library Workshops and Tutorials

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Workshop Series

The School of Theology Library hosts a weekly workshop series Wednesdays at 1pm in the Library Instruction Room (209). These workshops, hosted by several of our library staff, are designed to assist our users with locating and accessing resources vital for their research, mastering use of software like Bibleworks, and properly citing sources and avoiding instances of plagiarism. Check out our Fall 2016 Library Workshop Calendar!

Plagiarism Workshops

Plagiarism is a serious concern and one that the university takes very seriously. Plagiarism involves using the work of someone else and failing to give proper credit or acknowledgment, thereby claiming the information as your own. While professors will expect you to use outside sources when doing your research, they will also expect you to acknowledge the work of those authors you have chosen to use in your paper. At Boston University, all students are expected to have read or be familiar with the university policy on plagiarism. Check out our following resources below and our slideshow here.

Representing the work of another as one’s own.  Plagiarism includes but is not limited to the following: copying the answers of another student on an examination, copying or restating the work or ideas of another person or persons in any oral or written work (printed or electronic) without citing the appropriate source, and collaborating with someone else in an academic endeavor without acknowledging his or her contribution.  Plagiarism can consist of acts of commission-appropriating the words or ideas of another-or omission failing to acknowledge/document/credit the source or creator of words or ideas (see below for a detailed definition of plagiarism).  It also includes colluding with someone else in an academic endeavor without acknowledging his or her contribution, using audio or video footage that comes from another source (including work done by another student) without permission and acknowledgement of that source. -From the BU School of Theology Code of Academic Conduct

Any attempt by a student to represent the work of another as his or her own. This includes copying answers of another student on an oral or written examination or copying or substantially restating the work of another person or persons in any oral or written work without citing the appropriate source, or collaborating with someone else in an academic endeavor without acknowledging that person’s contribution. -From the BU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Academic Conduct Code

Twice each semester the School of Theology Library hosts a workshop on plagiarism. Can’t make it to one of these workshops or need a refresher? No problem! We are happy to provide a recording of one of Stacey Battles’ plagiarism workshops right here!

My Words or Theirs? Citing References Correctly to Avoid Plagiarism: Plagiarism Workshop slides.

If you are having difficulty deciding when or how to cite sources, please contact your professor or the Reference staff at the School of Theology Library.

Guides, Videos, and Tutorials

Library staff is frequently creating and sharing new guides, videos, and tutorials to our website for the benefit of our users, both at the point of need and here!

Research Guides

Avoiding Plagiarism: Scholarly Conversation as Dinner Party via Haikudeck

Using BU WorldCat Local to Find Books

Records Management at Local Churches and accompanying handout.

Guide to Adding MyPrint Printer to Personal Laptop

Conducting Archival Research

Requesting Resources Not at BU: Using ILLiad to Place ILL Requests

Registering for Interlibrary Loan with ILLiad

Critical Thinking Workshop

Master Library Research with this slideshow tutorial, hosted on Haikudeck.

Helpful non-BU Tutorials

There are countless resources available to the BU community beyond what we have online. Mugar Library is very active in posting videos to its YouTube page, including many tutorials. Check them out here!

To supplement the workshops offered at here at the School of Theology Library, we provide links to tutorials for these citation managers from their website. Click on the link to expand!

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