Make This A New Year's Resolution ! Attend a Workshop.

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Free workshops from the Libraries for January! 
Below is a sample of workshops we offer. To see the complete list and register go to:

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. Their features will be compared so you can decide which citation manager best meets your needs. Note: Recorded workshop available.

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Learn how these two databases offer unique ways to retrieve and analyze academic research. Explore their broad subject coverage to do effective interdisciplinary research.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Literature Review 101

Get an overview of the literature review in the context of a research paper, thesis or dissertation. Learn advanced search techniques and tips for organization. 


Optional: Bring your laptop.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: STSS 220 (Science Teaching and Student Services). 

Formatting Your Dissertation or Thesis in *Microsoft Word*
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. We will be using a template and not be working with individual dissertations. 

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Creating a Data Management Plan For Your Grant Application
In January 2011, the National Science Foundation (NSF) began requiring a data management plan for all new grant proposals. This workshop, geared toward graduate students, faculty and researchers, will provide an overview of the questions to consider when creating a data management plan with a focus on data preservation issues and tools for sharing your data, like subject-based repositories. See the Managing your Data Web page for more resources. Satisfies RCR continuing education awareness/discussion requirements.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: 314 Walter Library

Mendeley: Get Organized

This hands-on class will cover how to use the free software Mendeley to better organize and access your electronic article library. Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your PDFs. It includes a fast PDF reader and your library can be synced to the cloud and easily shared with others. It can even create bibliographies in any of hundreds of styles. Come and learn more about this great tool.

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

RefWorks: Basics
Learn the basics of using RefWorks, the web-based citation manager that is available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff. Learn to add citations to RefWorks and create in-text citations and bibliographies in your Word documents using different citation styles (MLA, APA, etc.). Note: This class is also available online.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Grant Funding for Graduate Students
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. Resources for the course are listed under Searching at the Office of the VP for Research.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Zotero: Basics
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. This class is also available online.

Wed, 02/01/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Engineering: Find Better Information Faster
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.

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library


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Workshops have taughtme so many lesson, improved my professional skills and even influenced my thinking, making me more well-organized that I naturally was.

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