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/
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.
IMPROVE YOUR RESEARCH
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
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
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)
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 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
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
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)
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
Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm, Location: Learning and Environmental Sciences Building 220, in St. Paul (next to Magrath Library)
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
Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am, Location: Learning and Environmental Sciences Building 220, in St. Paul (next to Magrath Library)
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.