Online Microsoft Word workshops (Fall 2015)


In addition to the Microsoft Word workshops scheduled for Gorgas Library, two sessions will be offered online on Sunday, August 30, 2015:

  • 5:00-6:00 p.m.: Academic Paper Formatting in Microsoft Word
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m.: References in Microsoft Word

Part of the Microsoft Office suite of applications, Microsoft Word is a popular word processing program used to compose, edit, format, and print documents. It is available on computers throughout the University Libraries and provided free of charge for home use to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff.

The Academic Paper Formatting workshop will provide an overview of Word’s styles and templates as well as other tools and tips for academic paper formatting. Attendees will learn shortcuts that will allow them to meet assignment requirements and focus on research and writing rather than fixing formatting problems in Microsoft Word.

The References workshop will provide an overview of Word’s References functionality. Attendees will learn how to add and customize footnotes and endnotes, add and edit citations and sources, create bibliographies, and automatically format bibliographies in APA, MLA, and Chicago style.

Both sessions are offered online via Blackboard Collaborate. Registration is required, and registrants should have a stable and reliable internet connection, a microphone, and speakers, and should ensure their computers meet the system requirements for web conferencing.

As with the sessions on campus, these workshops are a particularly good fit for undergraduate students, and First-Year Writing Program students are especially encouraged to attend. Register here:

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