Library Workshops

Events

  • 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.
  • Friday, September 19, 2014
    Managing your Citations with Zotero
    12:00 pm
    Zotero is an open source citation manager and academic social networking tool. This workshop covers the basic features of using Zotero such as collecting references and files from online databases, sharing references, and formatting citations and bibliographies.
  • Wednesday, September 24, 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.
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Finding Funding for Your Graduate Education
    10:45 am-12:15 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 25, 2014
    Managing your Citations with Mendeley
    5:15 pm-6:30 pm
    Mendeley is a free citation manager and academic social networking tool. This workshop covers the basic features of using Mendeley such as collecting references and files from online databases, sharing references, and formatting citations and bibliographies. (Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at: http://bit.ly/1pL8RSF)
  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    Introduction to Text Mining with R
    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Learn the first steps for text mining in R. We will cover how to build a corpus and how to run some basic calculations and graphs. A basic familiarity with R is highly recommended. You are encouraged to bring your own device and/or texts to mine. Windows computers will be available to use with sample texts. (Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at: http://bit.ly/1sQW7vb)
  • Wednesday, October 1, 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.
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    Current Awareness: Tools to Stay Up to Date in Your Field
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Learn about several tools that can help you stay up-to-date in your field of research. Learn how to create a custom list of library databases in MyUW. Have tables 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. (Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at: http://bit.ly/VgaT1T)
  • Thursday, October 2, 2014
    Managing Your Citations with EndNote
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    EndNote is a desktop citation management software available for purchase from the DoIT Tech Store. This workshop covers basic and advanced features of EndNote, such as collecting references and files from online databases, sharing references, and formatting citations and bibliographies.

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