Upcoming Research Workshops!

reseach workshops

Crown Library not only brings you one but THREE accredited free research workshops available to all current Dominican students, faculty and staff this week!

The research workshops are as follows: 

Monday, September 15th, 4:00-5:15 p.m. (Zotero)

During this workshop you will engage and learn how to use the Zotero free online resource, which allows you to manage all your research sources by automatically collecting citations on the web, create bibliographies as well as share references with your fellow team members.

Wednesday, September 17th 4:00-5:15 p.m. (Google) 

Learn how Google works and how it customizes search results, use the advanced search to find reliable information more quickly, explore Google Scholar and Google Books, and discover alternative search engines.

Thursday, September 18th 4:00-5:15 p.m. (Prezi) 

Engage with Prezi where you will learn how to create interactive online presentations from Prezi templates.

Saturday, September 19th, 4:00-5:15 p.m. (Zotero Webinar) 

Collect citations automatically on the web, store citations on your own computer as well as on the web, create bibliographies and share references with your co-author(s) or team members.



Please register at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled research workshop and arrive promptly to Crown 111 to be amazed. 

Future opportunities to attend a workshop this semester visit here. 


Welcome Back to Campus!

Rebecca Crown Library has greatly missed seeing all the studious and smiling faces of our students, faculty/staff, alumni, sisters and guests this summer! But we are happy to have you all back on campus and are ready for this up coming semester.

With that said, we wanted to remind everyone of the Rebecca Crown Library’s hours and locations in addition to our Research Workshops concentrating on Zotero, Google and Prezi this semester!

Lastly, we wanted to invite everyone to become more acclimated with the Rebecca Crown Library Website so we set up a few tutorials for using the library, accessing the library services off campus and many more. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the Rebecca Crown Library please do not hesitate to contact us at 708-524-6875 or  simply pay us a visit!

Please note: The library is closed Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. We are open on Saturday 8am-8pm and Sunday 8am-12am.


Online Zotero Workshops July 15 and August 2nd

Crown Library is offering two more online Zotero workshops this summer, perfect for off-campus students.

  • Zotero is a free, online tool that lets you manage all your research sources—articles, books, and web sites—in one place and easily create bibliographies and in-text citations.
  • It lives in your browser so you can quickly add sources as you find them.
  • Final workshops of the summer are:

Tuesday, July 15, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Register using the links above and you will get an email with the link to the online classroom two days before your workshop.


1893: End of the Trolley Line

The featured picture above is of the end of the trolley line from Oak Park, Illinois composed by Fredrick Childe Hassam. This canvas painting was completed with an impressionistic style dated back to 1893, of what is currently the end of the CTA Green Line.

Living in today’s society with all the hustle and bustle, there is no question as to why during our commutes from point A to point B we occupy time by listening to music, clearing our minds or making list of things to do. Sometimes, taking a step back and embracing the surroundings or to imagine how bus stops and intersections looked like a decade or even a century ago is not always first on our lists. Thanks to Melody O., Class of 2015, she helped those previewing this painting to take a step back to over a century ago to 1893.  Boy how times have changed!

Image from: http://www.wikiart.org/en/childe-hassam/end-of-the-trolley-line-oak-park-illinois


There’s still time to register for this Saturday’s Online Zotero Workshop!

  • If you’re writing papers this summer, you need Zotero.
  • It’s a free, online tool that lets you manage all your research sources—articles, books, and web sites—in one place and easily create bibliographies and in-text citations.
  • It lives in your browser so you can quickly add sources as you find them.

The next workshop is Saturday, June 21, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

This online workshop is free but registration is required.

Register here and you will get an email with WebEx log in information on Friday.


Google’s Homepage Features Brazil’s Painted Streets

From Google – “Every four years, Brazilians come together to show their love for soccer by painting their streets. This year, they’re sharing it with the world. You can create photo spheres of where you’re celebrating the World Cup with the new Google Camera app for Android.”

View the Painted Streets of Brazil

From a library standpoint– this is a fun example of the value of properly aggregated/indexed crowdsourcing.

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