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.
IMPROVE YOUR RESEARCH
*New* Gauging Impact: How to Determine Impact Factors And What They Really Tell You
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
*New* 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. Find how to use of their broad subject coverage to do effective interdisciplinary research.
Thur, 08/25/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm, Location: Magrath Library
Google: Advanced Searching for Researchers
Learn advanced search techniques and tools such as Google Scholar, Google Books, Alerts and more that will help you access, evaluate, and share information.
Thu, 08/25/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Location: Magrath Library
ORGANIZE AND FORMAT YOUR RESEARCH
This hands-on class will cover how to use the free software RefWorks to better organize and access your electronic article library.
Tue, 08/23/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Location: Magrath Library
This hands-on class will cover how to use the software EndNote to better organize and access your electronic article library.
Wed, 08/24/2011 - 9:30am - 10:30am, Location: Magrath Library
This hands-on class will cover how to use the free software Zotero to better organize and access your electronic article library.
Wed, 08/24/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm, Location: Magrath Library
Formatting Your Dissertation or Thesis in *Word 2007*
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)
SEARCH FOR FUNDING
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.
Wed, 08/24/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)
EXPLORE YOUR REPUTATION
*New* What the World Knows About You: Privacy and Online Reputation Management with Social Media
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