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Free workshops from the Libraries, Aug. 20-Sept. 5!

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Free workshops from the Libraries, Aug. 20-Sept. 5!

Below is a sample of workshops we offer. To see the complete list and register go to: http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/registration.

Intro for Graduate Students Mini-Workshop Series

New grad student? New to campus? Get an overview of the University Libraries in a series of short sessions. Come to one or come to all.
  • 9-9:50: Sherlock Holmes, Caverns and Ninjas: What you need to know about the University Libraries - Mini Get an overview of the University Libraries and our top research tools.

  • 10-10:50: Literature Review 101 - Mini 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.

  • 11-11:50: Introduction to Citation Managers - Mini Learn about tools to organize citations and create bibliographies. This workshop will compare three common citation managers: RefWorks, EndNote and Zotero.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm,  Location: Science Teaching and Student Services (STSS) 230

IMPROVE YOUR RESEARCH

PubMed: Optimizing Your Search Results

Do you feel like your PubMed searches are good, but not great? Be sure you're getting the best results possible from this crucial resource!
Tue, 08/28/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm, Location: 2nd Floor Computing Area - Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall

Google Scholar and Web of Science: Complementary Tools for Finding Academic Content

Learn how these two databases offer unique ways to retrieve and analyze academic research. Explore their broad subject coverage to do effective interdisciplinary research.
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Location: 310 Walter Library


GRANT FUNDING & DATA MANAGEMENT

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. Resources for the course are listed under Searching at the Office of the VP for Research.
Thu, 08/30/2012 - 10:00am - 11:30am, Location: Learning and Environmental Sciences Building 220, in St. Paul (next to Magrath Library)

Introduction to Data Management for Graduate Students

The digital research data that we generate is complex, messy, in obscure formats, and, there is a lot of it! In this workshop we will identify data management resources available to you at the UMN and discuss key considerations and best practices to help you manage the data deluge.
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Location: 310 Walter Library

Managing Your Academic Identity

Managing your professional identity goes beyond making sure the Facebook party photos from your undergrad years are private. We'll talk about separating your online personal and professional identities and bringing all your professional work together in a place people will find it.
Mon, 08/20/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Location: 310 Walter Library


LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR TEACHING & LEARNING

Moodle: Integrating Library Resources

The Libraries are full of interesting materials that can supplement your course and your Moodle sites such as images, articles, e-books, videos, music and more. At this hands-on workshop, explore a variety of materials and learn how to add them to your Moodle.
Wed, 08/29/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Location: 310 Walter Library


ORGANIZE AND FORMAT YOUR RESEARCH

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. We will be using a template and not be working with individual dissertations. Class materials can be found on the Moodle page and this class is also available online.
Mon, 08/27/2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am, Location: Learning and Environmental Sciences Building 220, in St. Paul (next to Magrath Library)

Introduction to Citation Managers

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, 08/20/2012 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm, Location: Learning and Environmental Sciences Building 220, in St. Paul (next to Magrath Library)
  • Mon, 08/20/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm, 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, 08/22/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm, Location: Learning and Environmental Sciences Building 220, in St. Paul (next to Magrath Library)

Get Organized with Mendeley

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 can even create bibliographies in any of hundreds of styles.
  • Tue, 08/21/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Location: 310 Walter Library
  • Thu, 08/23/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Location: Learning and Environmental Sciences Building 220, in St. Paul (next to Magrath Library)
  • Wed, 09/05/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Location: 2nd Floor Computing Area - Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall

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 and has Handouts in Moodle.
Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am, Location: Learning and Environmental Sciences Building 220, in St. Paul (next to Magrath Library)

EndNote: Basics

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. Note: Access self-paced online version of this course and Handouts in Moodle.
Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:00am - 11:30am, Location: 310 Walter Library

If these times are inconvenient or you can't get to campus, we also have a number of recorded workshops and tutorials at http://z.umn.edu/ultutorials.

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