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SPAN 300: Intermediate Spanish Readings

Introduction

Welcome to the course guide for SPAN 300: Intermediate Spanish Readings

This guide includes resources that will assist you in completing your class assignments and research. Most of these resources are available online; however, only WSU students, staff and faculty may access resources with the  icon. If you need any further assistance, please contact your librarian, Rachel Crane by email at Rachel.Crane@wichita.edu or by phone at 316-978-5078. For more information on other language-related issues, please explore the WSU Libraries subject guide for Spanish.

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MALIC

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Sedgwick County Stay-at-Home order MALIC is closed until the beginning of the fall semester (August 17, 2020).

Please consult the library COVID-19 guide for further updates: https://libraries.wichita.edu/covid19

 

Visit the Music and Languages Innovation Center (MALIC)!

 

Located in Jardine Hall, room 313, the Center houses both the Savaiano-Cress Language Lab and the Thurlow Lieurance Music Library. The Language Lab provides technical assistance for language study, a reference collection of international language dictionaries, as well as audio and video resources held in the University Libraries. It's also a wonderful place for study between classes.

Fall 2020 (August 17 - December 11)

Mondays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. * 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.**
Fridays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.**

Closed Saturdays and Sundays

*Closed Spetember 7, in celebration of Labor Day
**Closed November 26-27, in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday

The Savvy Researcher Workshop Schedule Fall 2019

WSU undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff are all invited to attend the Undergraduate Research Workshops. All workshops are held in 217 Ablah, unless otherwise indicated in the WSU Libraries Events calendar. This semester, we are trying Wednesday as well as Friday workshops for more opportunities for students to attend. We are also trying early semester and late semester workshops for better point-of-need timing. Click on the date/time link to RSVP for each event.

September Workshops

Writing a Literature Review Learn all the steps to create a literature review, from conducting comprehensive research to synthesizing perspectives to presenting your findings.

  • 4-5:00 pm Wednesday, September 4

Tour Ablah Library See the VR Zone, the One-Button Studio and other multi-media project development tools, as well as study rooms, collections, and other spaces. We will also get a brief introduction to article databases other off-campus access to library resources.

  • 12-1:00 pm Friday, September 6

Using Library Databases: Tips and Tricks Save time and get better results in your research utilizing techniques like proximity searching, setting filters and limits, and using thesauri and wildcards. 

  • 4-5:00 pm Wednesday, September 11

Introduction to Endnote Learn to use Endnote to upload citation data from library databases, create new citations in various citation styles, organize citations, and insert citations into a MS Word document.

  • 12-1:00 pm Friday, September 13
October Workshops

Avoiding Plagiarism Learn to identify unintentional plagiarism and identify strategies to avoid plagiarism. Co-taught with the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards

  • 4-5:00 pm Wednesday, October 2

Comparing Citation Management Software Explore citation management software, which keeps track of research, generates references and bibliographies, and organizes resources to share in collaborative team projects. EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley will be compared.

  • 12-1:00 pm Friday, October 4

Discovering Historical Newspaper Articles Take a deep dive into the past through newspapers! This workshop will give you the tools to find newspaper content that fits your research needs. 

  • 4-5:00 pm Wednesday, October 9

Treasures of Special Collections and University Archives (held in Special Collections, Lower Level) Examine artifacts and other treasures housed in Special Collections and University Archives with the curator. 

  • 12-1:00 pm Friday, October 11

Discovering Demographic and Social Data Unlock a wealth of social data to better understand demographic groups, large population, and pressing social issues. 

  • 12-1:00 pm Friday, October 25

Comparing Citation Management Software Explore citation management software, which keeps track of research, generates references and bibliographies, and organizes resources to share in collaborative team projects. EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley will be compared. 

  • 4-5:00 pm Wednesday, October 30
November Workshops

Endnote Optimization Strategies Customize citation styles, edit parenthetical citations, and sync multiple devices. 

  • 12-1:00 pm Friday, November 1

Writing a Literature Review Learn all the steps to create a literature review, from conducting comprehensive research to synthesizing perspectives to presenting your findings.

  • 4-5:00 pm Wednesday, November 6

Writing a Literature Review for Engineering Engineering researchers will learn to create a literature review, from locating conference proceedings, standards and other primary resources to presenting findings. 

  • 12-1:00 pm Friday, November 8

Writing Papers in APA Style Learn and practice using the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition style to write and format research papers and citation lists. 

  • 4-5:00 pm Wednesday, November 13

Avoiding Plagiarism Learn to identify unintentional plagiarism and identify strategies to avoid plagiarism. Co-taught with the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. 

  • 12-1:00 pm Friday, November 15

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