Library Workshops


  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015
    Managing Your Citations with EndNote Basic
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    EndNote Basic (formerly EndNote Web) is an online, web-based citation management tool that can be used to format and print a bibliography for a class paper. It is free to use by UW-Madison faculty, students, and staff. In this workshop we will demonstrate how to set up a free account, import and add citations to your personal citation lists, and then print out a formatted bibliography for a paper. The class is offered by the Social Science Reference Library, Rm 8432, Sewell Social Science Bldg.
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015
    Library Tools for the Publication Cycle – Humanities and Social Sciences
    4:00 pm-5:30 pm
    Are you planning to publish your research? If so, campus librarians can acquaint you with the resources available for finding funding opportunities, deciding where to publish, protecting your author rights, managing your citations and data, and measuring the impact of your publications.(Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at: )
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    Noon TechTalks: Collaborating with GoogleDrive
    12:00 pm-12:30 pm
    Get organized for collaborative writing: Join Steenbock librarians for a half-hour power introduction to and hands-on practice session with free cloud service Google Drive -- focusing on its web-based office suite, Google Docs.
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    CINAHL database
    3268 Ebling Library
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    This session will review the CINAHL database and focus on effective search techniques, understanding/using CINAHL Headings, using limits, creating alerts, saving citations into EbscoHost folder, transferring items into citation managers, accessing full text, and creating alerts or saved searches with a personalized folder.
  • Friday, March 6, 2015
    Intro to Foundation Grants for Non-Profit Organizations: Part 1: Grantseeking basics
    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 and volunteers of nonprofit organizations. Printed materials will be available; online versions are available below.
  • Friday, March 6, 2015
    Intro to Foundation Grants for Non-Profit Organizations : Part 2: Finding Funders
    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 and COS Pivot. Those new to grants research should consider taking the session with Part I. Printed materials will be available; online versions are available below.
  • Friday, March 6, 2015
    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):
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    MERIT Library Workshop
    11:00 am-12:30 pm
    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.
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    Researching and Writing Literature Reviews in the Sciences
    12:00 pm-1:30 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: )
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    Noon TechTalks: Leveraging iCloud
    12:00 pm-12:30 pm
    Explore the Apple iCloud ecosystem to learn about creating, organizing, and managing research information and synchronizing data across electronic devices.

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