Instruction & Reference Services

NVivo Software Basics
Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
12-2:00pm
This will be a virtual session. The meeting link will be provided to registrants closer to the date of the session.

Register here: link coming soon

NVivo is a popular qualitative data analysis software application that can be used to analyze interview transcripts and textual survey responses. NVivo facilitates the storage and organization of data, and provides tools for text coding. NVivo also provides a suite of analytical tools such as word frequency analysis and cross-tabulation analysis. Attendees are asked to download and install NVivo prior to the workshop. Madison affiliates may download NVivo for free from the campus Software Library: https://it.wisc.edu/services/software/ Registrants will be emailed the link to the session a few days before the workshop.


Managing Your Citations with EndNote Basic
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This will be a virtual session. The meeting link will be provided to registrants closer to the date of the session.

Register here: email me at thomas.durkin@wisc.edu

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. Registrants will be emailed the link to the session a few days before the workshop.


Campus library workshops are usually found listed in the campus library events calendar.

Additional information about the Social Science Computing Cooperative training schedule.


The librarian (Tom Durkin) is available for both in-class and drop-in library instruction sessions. These sessions can be on any library-related topic and can be scheduled at a time and for a duration that best fits with your classroom schedule. Please contact Tom Durkin for more information, or call (608) 263-3283.

In-Class Library Instruction

Tom can visit your class to present on a variety of helpful topics, Past sessions have included short introductions or hour long in-depth training sessions on library databases or specific computer applications such as EndNote and NVivo.

Drop-In Library Instruction

Tom schedules drop-in library instruction sessions on a variety of topics every semester. These classes are usually held in the Social Work Library (room 236), the Social Science Computing Cooperative Lab (SSCC room 3218), or at Memorial Library in room 231. Past topics have included an overview of library services, demonstrations of library databases, how to set up publication alerts, how to use the EndNote Basic citation management application, and how to use the NVivo qualitative data management application.

Research Reference Assistance

Tom Durkin is also available to help with library research questions, including assisting with database searching and material requests. For more information, please contact Tom Durkin.

  • Available in the library Monday – Friday; may schedule ahead by calling 608-263-3283.
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