Library Workshops

Events

  • Friday, September 8, 2017
    Graduate Student Funding Resources Panel
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Learn more about the funding process for graduate students by attending a short presentations followed by a panel discussion from the Grants Information Collection and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding, as well as other offices on campus. Come with your questions! Other participants may include: The Writing Center, the Delta Program, the Financial Aid Office, and the IRIS Awards office. Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/AUgCWdYiNmDgbI8h1
  • Monday, September 11, 2017
    Orientation to UW-Madison Libraries
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    New to UW-Madison? Transferring from another college or university? This workshop provides an introduction to the many resources and services the UW-Madison Libraries have to offer. You will learn about the library web site, the library catalog, article databases, finding the full text of items, interlibrary loan and requesting items, citation managers, and ways to get help with your research. Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/gZJhrExmYPlG7Wek2
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    Managing Your Citations: An Overview of Citation Managers
    4:00 pm-5:15 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: https://goo.gl/forms/buo4s5or1cQf0ESj2)
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
    Current Awareness: Tools to Stay Up to Date in Your Field
    4:00 pm-5:15 pm
    Learn about several tools that can help you stay up-to-date in your field of research. 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: https://goo.gl/forms/ffl8iY4hqxmgd3lh1)
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    A Crash Course in Citation Management and Zotero
    12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    This workshop will be a 2-hour crash course in Zotero, a popular citation management program, designed to get you up and running quickly. The first half of the workshop will be the basics (getting started, configuring to work with library resources). The second half will build on the basics, and present Zotero’s advanced features, settings, and customizations. Come for the first half only, or stay for the entire thing! Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/DwP9ZMhpls1fhes42
  • Friday, September 29, 2017
    Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    This is the first Fall 2017 offering of the Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and ArcGIS 10.4 workshop. Students will map demographic data from the US Census using ArcMap software. To secure 1 of the 20 seats in this workshop, students must pre-register by emailing Jaime Martindale in the UW Map Library: jmartindale@wisc.edu
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017
    Managing Your Rights as an Author: Graduate Students and Copyright
    4:00 pm-5:00 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: https://goo.gl/forms/t2aYPp74puDk76bI3
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    Finding Social Science Data for Research
    4:00 pm-5:30 pm
    Need to find and obtain social science data for your research? This workshop provides an introduction to using campus resources, government agencies, and consortia like ICPSR for finding and obtaining data. It also addresses how data is analyzed and interpreted into scholarly publications. Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/uTT4T82jq9TEjhTv1
  • Friday, October 27, 2017
    Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    This is the second Fall 2017 offering of the Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and ArcGIS 10.4 workshop. Students will map demographic data from the US Census using ArcMap software. To secure 1 of the 20 seats in this workshop, students must pre-register by emailing Jaime Martindale in the UW Map Library: jmartindale@wisc.edu
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017
    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 as we discuss strategies for focusing your topic, searching for papers and publications, reading critically, developing themes and organizing your material. Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/pWPABniMUvFJMDM13