Library Workshops

Events

  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014
    UW–Madison Libraries: What You Really Need to Know
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    New to the UW-Madison community? Transferring from another college or university? This workshop provides an introduction to the many things the UW-Madison Libraries have to offer. You will learn about our new Libraries web site, the library catalog, article databases, conveniences such as book retrieval, interlibrary loan and citation managers, as well as ways to get help. There will be time to ask any questions you may have about the libraries.
  • Thursday, September 4, 2014
    UW–Madison Libraries: What You Really Need to Know
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    New to the UW-Madison community? Transferring from another college or university? This workshop provides an introduction to the many things the UW-Madison Libraries have to offer. You will learn about our new Libraries web site, the library catalog, article databases, conveniences such as book retrieval, interlibrary loan and citation managers, as well as ways to get help. There will be time to ask any questions you may have about the libraries.
  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014
    Managing Citations
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    This workshop provides an overview of four citation managers supported by campus libraries (EndNote, EndNote Web, Mendeley, and Zotero) and helps you decide which one is right for you based on your individual research needs. (Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at: http://bit.ly/1nJ25bZ)
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    UW–Madison Libraries: What You Really Need to Know
    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    New to the UW-Madison community? Transferring from another college or university? This workshop provides an introduction to the many things the UW-Madison Libraries have to offer. You will learn about our new Libraries web site, the library catalog, article databases, conveniences such as book retrieval, interlibrary loan and citation managers, as well as ways to get help. There will be time to ask any questions you may have about the libraries.
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    UW-Madison Libraries: What You Really Need to Know
    Memorial Library
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm
    New to the UW-Madison community? Transferring from another college or university? This workshop provides an introduction to the many things the UW-Madison Libraries have to offer. You will learn about our new Libraries web site, the library catalog, article databases, conveniences such as book retrieval, interlibrary loan and citation managers, as well as ways to get help. There will be time to ask any questions you may have about the libraries. http://www.wisc.edu
  • Thursday, September 11, 2014
    Intro to Finding Funding for Your Graduate Education
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm
    We will provide an overview of the external funding application process, including: important considerations for preparing to seek and apply for fellowships. Additionally, we will outline the types of grants available to graduate students, as well as important things to consider when preparing an application.
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    Researching the Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
    4:00 pm-5:30 pm
    This workshop focuses on the process of conducting literature searches in the social sciences and humanities for those beginning a research project, proposal, dissertation, or publication. You will learn key steps in conducting a literature search and be introduced to core databases that are important for thoroughly mining the academic literatures. (Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at: http://bit.ly/1r5yAJu )
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    Finding Funding for Your Graduate Education
    3:00 pm-4:30 pm
    We will demonstrate the benefits of using licensed search engines, as well as other advanced techniques to customize your search for funding. Please note: this workshop will take place in a PC lab, and will focus on getting hands-on experience with these funding databases. Attendance at the introduction session on September 11th is strongly encouraged. (Note, this workshop is held twice to allow for space in the computer lab, it is not necessary to attend both sessions).
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Teaching Outside the Box
    11:00 am
    Explore resource rich learning spaces both in and out of schools, and support for community partnerships. Contributors include UW Madison faculty conducting research and teaching in Makerspaces, and Madison leaders of community-based learning programs. Participants can expect to come away with lessons learned about what Make Culture teaches us about informal learning, community building, and the underlying bridge across disciplines including education, the arts, sciences, and service learning.
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Keeping Current with Chemical Literature
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Learn how to create a work flow that allows you to stay up-to-date with your favorite chemistry journals and websites. Have table of contents of the most recent journals sent directly to your email. Be alerted to the most recent articles on a topic. Monitor websites, blogs, and other important resources with ease. Keep track of citations and make bibliographies quickly. We will look at a variety of tools, including ACSChemWorx, Mendeley, Feedly, and BrowZine.

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