Library Workshops

Events

  • Friday, October 24, 2014
    Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    This 2-hour workshop is offered by the UW Department of Geography's Robinson Map Library. Learn the fundamentals of geographic information systems (GIS) and how to apply the technology in your research and teaching. The workshop includes a hands-on mapping exercise using ArcGIS 10.2.2 and demographic data from the US Census. Attendees MUST pre-register. There is a seat limit of 20. Email Jaime Stoltenberg (Map & GIS Librarian): jstoltenberg@wisc.edu
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    Noon TechTalk: Evernote
    12:30 pm-1:00 pm
    Need to organize your notes and online research? Evernote--a free online note taking & web clipping tool--can help! Learn more in this half-hour power introduction and hands-on practice session.
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    Citation Manager: EndNote Desktop
    3268 Ebling Library
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    EndNote, a citation management database, is designed to help you import (from journal databases, etc.) collect, organize, and save bibliographic citations/references, and to insert citations directly into research papers using any one of hundreds of style formats. We will demo some of EndNote Web's features too.
  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    Introduction to Oral History
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Troy Reeves, Head of the UW-Madison's Oral History Program, will discuss the key points of the art and science of oral history, such as interviewing, transcribing, and presenting the interviews for public consumption. Plus, he'll talk about the current use (or mis-use) of the term, oral history in popular culture. (Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at: http://bit.ly/1vyxfNh)
  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    Funding: A Grants Overview
    3268 Ebling Library
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Participants search for government and private funding opportunities for health sciences and medical research using a variety of databases; set up accounts; use resources to track funding outcomes.
  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    Researching and Writing Literature Reviews in the Sciences
    12:00 pm
    If you need to write a review that brings together many different research publications, this workshop is for you! Join the Writing Center and Steenbock Library/Wendt Commons as we discuss strategies for focusing your topic, searching for papers and publications, reading critically, developing themes and organizing your material. (Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at: http://bit.ly/1vyyoEs )
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    Citation Manager: EndNote Basic (web version)
    3268 Ebling Library
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    EndNote Basic is a web-based citation manager free to all UW-Madison staff and students! EndNote Basic can be used as a stand-alone citation manager OR in conjunction with EndNote Desktop. In this workshop learn how to collect and share your references and create a bibliography in your manuscript.
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Intro to Foundation Grants for Non-Profit Organizations
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm
    Sessions will include an orientation to the Collection, background on the world of grantmaking, information on how to build a credible nonprofit organization, as well as general grantseeking tips. This workshop is suitable for staff of nonprofit organizations outside of the university. Consider taking this with Part 2: Finding Funders. Printed materials will be available; online versions are available at the website below. No registration is required.
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Intro to Foundation Grants for Non-Profit Organizations
    2:45 pm-4:00 pm
    Gain hands-on experience using the Foundation Center’s flagship database, the Foundation Directory Online. There will also be hands-on training on 1-3 other databases, including: Foundations in Wisconsin, COS Pivot, and Philanthropy In/Sight. Those new to grants research should consider taking the session with Part I. No registration is required.
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    Citation Manager: Zotero
    3268 Ebling Library
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Zotero, a citation manager, collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add references, PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. It lives right where you do your work - in the web browser itself.

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