"Jumpstart Your Research" Workshop Series

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The University Libraries will be offering workshops all across campus to help returning students, faculty and staff jump back into the research process!

Here are the workshops at Walter Library:

Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at three common citation managers: RefWorks, EndNote and Zotero. 
Tue, 08/23/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Location: 310 Walter Library

Learn how these two databases offer unique ways to retrieve and analyze academic research. Find how to use of their broad subject coverage to do effective interdisciplinary research.
Wed, 08/24/2011 - 10:30am - 11:30am, Location: 310 Walter Library

Learn how to compute an individual's h-index using Web of Science and Google Scholar and how to find a journal's impact factor. 
Wed, 08/24/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm, Location: 310 Walter Library

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm, Location: 310 Walter Library

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm, Location: 310 Walter Library

Thurs, 08/25/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Location: 310 Walter Library

The Libraries are full of interesting materials that can supplement your course and your Moodle sites such as images, articles, ebooks, videos, music and more. At this hands-on workshop, explore a variety of materials and learn how to add them to your Moodle.
Tue, 08/30/2011 - 1:00PM - 2:00pm, Location: 310 Walter Library

And here are the workshops at other libraries:

@ Biomed Library (Diehl Hall):
This hands-on class will cover how to use the free software Mendeley to better organize and access your electronic article library.
Mon, 08/22/2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am, Location: 2nd Floor Computing Area - Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall

@ Wilson Library (West Bank):
New to the University? Just beginning your life as a grad student? This workshop is intended to give you a head-start on learning the essential information that every grad student needs to know to succeed here at the University.
Mon, 08/22/2011 - 10:00am - 11:30am, Location: S30B Wilson Library (sub-basement)

Ever "Googled" yourself? Ever wondered just how much information about you is out on the web? So do your future employers and professors! Learn how to configure your profile to protect the information you want to keep private and expose the information that will help you market yourself to employers.
Tue, 08/23/2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Location: S30C Wilson Library

@ Magrath Library (St. Paul):
Find out more about funding opportunities available to graduate students. Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. 
Wed, 08/24/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)

Focus on your research instead of your formatting! Learn how to use Microsoft Word features effectively and efficiently to insert images and charts, get page numbers in the right place, generate tables of contents and figures; and more. This workshop covers the basic formatting you'll need to comply with Graduate School guidelines and uses Office 2007.
Fri, 08/26/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm, Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)

We also have many online tutorials to assist you getting started, if you can't attend the in person workshops.




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