Workshops at the Library for September


The Sci-Eng librarians teach 50-min workshops in Walter Library through-out the year. Here are this months free learning opportunities. All you have to do is sign-up to attend.

These workshops take place in Room 310 Walter Library. Contact Jody Kempf ( if you have questions. View the full list at

Introduction to Citation Managers
Sept 14 1:30 - 2:30pm | October 6 11:15 - 12:15pm
Learn why you should use a citation manager. This workshop will
look at three common citation managers, RefWorks, EndNote and
Zotero. Their features will be compared so you can decide which
citation manager best meets your needs. Register Here

RefWorks Basics
Sept 15 2:30 - 3:30pm
Learn the basics of using RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager
that is available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff. Adding
references to RefWorks will be covered, as well as exporting them to
Word, and selecting a style (MLA, APA, etc) for your bibliography. Register Here

EndNote Basics
Sept 21 1:30 - 2:30pm
An introduction to using EndNote. Learn to import citations,
customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text
citations. We'll also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with
EndNoteWeb, a web-based version of EndNote available for free to
current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. Register Here

Grant Funding for Graduate Students

Sept 22 3:30 - 4:15pm
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. Setting up
e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as
how to find internal U of M funding sources. Register Here

Zotero : Basics
Sept 23 1:30 - 2:30pm
Zotero is a *free* Firefox extension that helps you collect citations and
website information from within your Firefox browser. We'll show
you how to install Zotero and use it to capture citations, organize
your research, and format bibliographies and in-text citations. Register Here

Create Posters Using PowerPoint

Sept 28 1:30 - 2:15pm
Getting ready to do a poster at an upcoming conference? Learn
pointers about using PowerPoint to create the poster as one giant
slide, and send it to a large-scale printer. Register Here

Web Tools for Working Collaboratively
Sept 29 1:30 - 2:30pm
Whether working with your colleagues across the University or
around the world, it can be challenging to collaborate when you are
in separate locations. Learn about web-based resources, both at the
University and freely available on the web, that can help you to
effectively collaborate. We will include resources such as Google
Docs, and UThink. Register Here

Engineering : Find Better Information Faster
Sept 30 2:30 - 3:30pm
A quick tour of the resources available for finding the best
information for your engineering research. We'll demonstrate how
to find journal articles and conference papers using Engineering
Village and Web of Science, show how to access reference books
online using Knovel, and discuss best practices in patents and
standards searching. Register Here

Formatting Your Dissertation in *Word 2007*

October 5 1:30 - 3:30pm
Learn how to use Word features effectively and efficiently, including:
inserting images and page numbers, generating tables of contents
and figures; and more! Participants should have basic experience
using MS Word. This workshop covers the basic formatting you'll
need to comply with Graduate School guidelines. For advanced
formatting questions, please consult the Writing Center. Register Here