Research on the Run Workshops are back & more timely than ever for 2023!

The Elihu Burritt Library presents Research on the Run for CCSU Students – Quick-Paced (30-minute) Learning Opportunities on Topics You Need to Succeed

Runs are held simultaneously in the Library (EB 30201) & online.
Attend either way. You will be sent a link when you register at

Each Run attended = an entry into a grand prize drawing for an Amazon gift card!

  • Ready – Set – Research! (Wednesday, Sept. 13, 3:05 pm, Joy Hansen) An intro to the library’s website, resources and services – get up to speed quickly in finding reliable info for papers and other assignments. Quick-Paced (30-minute) Learning Opportunities on Topics You Need to Succeed ~ Fall 2023 ~
  • Getting Real about Artificial Intelligence (AI) (Wednesday, Sept. 20, 3:05 pm, Sharon Clapp) A framework for evaluating when and how to use artificial intelligence as part of your learning & research process.
  • Tech Tips for Student Researchers (Wednesday, Sept. 27, 3:05 pm, Martha Kruy) Learn a few simple technology tips to minimize stress as you work on research and other course assignments.
  • All about Open: OER, Open Access, & Library Databases (Wednesday, Oct. 4, 3:05 pm, Jillian Maynard) A look at how the process of creating and sharing information is changing in academia and what it means for you.
  • Seeking the Truth: It’s More than Face Value (Wednesday, Oct. 11, 3:05 pm, Susan Slaga-Metivier) How to evaluate online information beyond using a checklist shown through examples incorporating lateral reading.
  • “Trust Me”: Evaluating Claims in News & Political Speech (Wednesday, Oct. 25, 3:05 pm, Brian Matzke) How to evaluate claims in popular news media, political speeches, and advertisements.
  • Pain Relief: Using Zotero to Create Citations & Bibliographies (Wednesday, Nov. 1, 3:05 pm, Ann Crawford) Set up and use this free tool for tracking research sources and creating properly-formatted citations and bibliographies.
  • Becoming Privacy Literate (Wednesday, Nov. 15, 3:05 pm, Joy Hansen) A discussion about how private information is stored, used, and distributed and ways we all can do more to safeguard it.
  • Who Wrote That? Equity & Diversity in Scholarly Publishing (Wednesday, Nov. 29 *(rescheduled from 11/8), 3:05 pm, Susan Slaga-Metivier) A review of the scholarly publishing ecosystem and how it affects minoritized scholars, including tips on generating more inclusive searches.

Details about this and previous year’s workshops (including recordings of prior sessions) are available at: