Workshops, Classes & Events

Events

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
      Finding Funding for your Graduate Education: Hands-on
      10:00 am-11:00 am
      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. Prior attendance at the Graduate Student Funding Fair is recommended but not required. Register at: http://bit.ly/2ihffqb
    • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
      Measuring the Impact of Your Research
      4:00 pm-5:00 pm
      Learn about the different measures for ranking journals and how to find them such as the Eigenfactor, SJR Indicators, and JCR Impact Factors. Also learn how to analyze citations as well as find the h-index of an author, a measure of his or her research output. These measures can help in targeting journals for publication, authors for collaboration and research partnerships, as well as tracking your own impact on the scholarly world. Please register at: http://bit.ly/2ikzX3E
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
      Citation Manager: Zotero
      12:00 pm-1:00 pm
      Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add 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.
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    • Wednesday, March 1, 2017
      Current Awareness Tools: Keeping Up With Everyone and Everything
      12:00 pm-1:00 pm
      Need ideas to stay on top of your professional discipline, research interests, etc.? Does what little time you have seem to be spent learning new tools only to never use them? Then attend our Current Awareness Tools makeover! We can offer suggestions and consult with you on how to maximize your efficiency with the limited time you have. Good old fashioned RSS feeds and readers such as Feedly as well as BrowZine, the new journal browsing program for mobiles or desktops, will be covered.
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017
    • Thursday, March 2, 2017
      Improving Your Workflow: Intermediate/Advanced EndNote
      4:00 pm-5:00 pm
      This session will focus on improving your workflow when using EndNote, sharing references with groups, and other advanced topics. New features of version X8 will be discussed. For current EndNote users who want to increase their knowledge of the product. Individuals may contact the instructor ahead of class with topic suggestions. Please register at: http://bit.ly/2jAGkkx
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    • Tuesday, March 7, 2017
      Managing Your Rights as an Author
      12:00 pm-1:00 pm
      Have you given any thought to managing your own copyrights? Would you automatically sign a publishing agreement without reading the fine print? What are the implications of public access to your thesis or dissertation after deposit or of delaying release? This session will address common authors' rights issues encountered by graduate students. Please register at: http://bit.ly/2jAuA1e
    • Tuesday, March 7, 2017
      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.
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    • Wednesday, March 15, 2017
      Grants for Your Research and Projects
      2:00 pm-3:30 pm
      Aimed at faculty and researchers from UW-Madison departments who are interested in identifying grant opportunities, but all researchers are welcome. Materials will be provided but are also available below.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
      Introduction to Finding Grants: Part 1
      10:00 am-11:00 am
      Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants for your non-profit organization, complete with a brief demonstration of the Foundation Directory Online.Workshop materials will be available in person and online below.