Zotero Workshop

Would you like to manage your research and create bibliographies with ease? Pitts is offering two workshops on Zotero, a citation management software, on Wed. Sept. 28 at 12, and Tues. Oct. 4 at 3.

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Zotero is a great, free online tool for gathering, organizing, and citing sources. Zotero enables you to create a personal library of journal articles, books, websites, and more, and to cite your sources in a variety of styles. Come learn about how Zotero can make your life easier!

For more information, and to sign up, visit http://www.pitts.emory.edu/ww.

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Citation and Copyright Workshop

Would you like to strengthen your knowledge of citation and copyright? Come to our Weekly Workshop this Wednesday, September 21 from 12 – 12:50 pm or next Tuesday, September 27 from 3:00 – 3:50 pm. In each workshop, we will learn about copyright law and how it affects research and writing at Emory. We will then look at why, when, and how to cite in Chicago style, and will end with a citation race with prizes! Find out more and register at http://pitts.emory.edu/ww

 

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Save Time, Use Research Guides!

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-8-43-00-amDid you know that Pitts Theology Library creates guides to save you time and help you with your research? These “guides” are web pages that contain suggested resources for researching a particular topic. Each guide includes general resources and a more focused bibliography, so they are useful for beginners as well as more advanced researchers.

The most popular research guides include Biblical Greek and Theological Research for Beginners. You can search for guides on topics of interest by clicking on the Research Guides link on the left hand side of the Pitts homepage.

Other popular guides include:

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Thursday Honors

Thursday afternoon has become a highly anticipated time of the week at Candler. From 2:00 – 3:00 pm on Thursdays from September 15 – November 17, the library will be holding the Thursday Honors event: a coffee and refreshment break for all library patrons. Funding for the event is provided each week by donors, who choose to honor individuals or groups from the community. Past honorees have included Candler staff members, student groups, and alumni. Honorees’ photos are featured on the welcome screen at the library entrance throughout the week.

The response to the event has been overwhelmingly positive, and the Pitts staff is excited about continuing to provide and develop this weekly opportunity for recognition, conversation, and refreshment. To sponsor a Thursday Honors event, please contact Rebekah Bedard at rebekah [dot] bedard [at] emory [dot] edu.

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Pitts Closed for Labor Day

The Pitts Theology Library will be closed from Saturday, September 3, through Monday, September 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The library will re-open on Tuesday, September 6, at 7:30am. All information about library hours, including holiday closings, can be found by visiting http://pitts.emory.edu/hours. If you have any questions, please contact a Pitts reference librarian. Happy Labor Day!

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Fall Workshops Are Here!

Evernote Snapshot 20150821 133909Welcome back to campus for what we hope is a superb Fall 2016 semester! As you are looking at your calendars, consider attending one of the Pitts Weekly Workshops on Wednesday (12-12:50) and Tuesday (3-3:30). These workshops are the perfect way to get oriented to the process of research and writing at Candler.

The current workshop schedule represents a wide array of topics, including introductions to research, searching best practices, citation, and digital humanities. We also offer workshops on how to use the citation management software Zotero, as well as sessions on creating amazing presentations and on Advent resources.

The first 12 students to sign up for the Wednesday sessions will receive lunch from Panera, and coffee will be served on Tuesdays.  To read more about these offerings, and to sign up for individual sessions, visit: www.pitts.emory.edu/ww

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Welcome New Students!

Honors4Pitts Theology Library would like to extend a very warm welcome to all new Candler students! We look forward to seeing you at the library sessions during orientation and encourage you to sign up for a tour.

We hope you will also take a moment to come and explore the library beyond these scheduled meetings. During the bustle of the school year, the library offers weekly workshops, spaces for quiet study, group study rooms for collaborative work, exhibitions, and a welcoming community in support of your academic journey. Pitts staff members are here to assist you with doing research and navigating the library. Come visit us at the circulation and reference desks, both now and throughout the year!

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Upcoming Event: Reading Erasmus’ Bible

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The Pitts Theology Library invites you to an hour-long exploration of its newest exhibit, “A Most Perilous Journey: Erasmus’ Greek New Testament at 500 Years,” on Tuesday, August 16, at 5pm at the library.  The exhibit curator and faculty of the Candler School of Theology illuminate the importance of Erasmus’ Greek New Testament and its relevance for reading the Bible today. Library docents will be available for guided tours of the exhibition. We encourage you to register for the event in advance. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://pitts.emory.edu/erasmus .

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Research Carrels

researchcarrelsPitts Theology Library provides a limited number of assigned research carrels to Candler students writing theses or independent studies, Emory ABD PhD students doing a dissertation that draws upon Pitts’ collections, visiting faculty, and emeriti faculty. Online applications for carrels and lockers open on August 1, and carrels will be assigned by September 1. We invite you to find out more and apply for a carrel today.

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Welcome Course of Study Students!

The Candler School of Theology and the Pitts Theology Library welcome students for Course of Study for the next three weeks. We look forward to having them use the library’s space and the library’s collections, and we encourage them to get to know their librarians! Course of Study students, you have borrowing privileges while you are here, so stop by the circulation desk if you’d like to check something out. Please don’t hesitate to find a reference librarian if you you have questions about resources (books, journals, or databases), if you want to learn more about the the current Erasmus exhibit and the Digital Image Archive, or if you want to know more about the library in general. Welcome and enjoy Candler and Emory!

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