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Free workshops from the Libraries for Spring

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.


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.
Mon, 1/14/2013- 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Location: Wilson Library S30C
Thurs, 1/31/2013- 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Location: Magrath Library 81

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.
Tues, 1/15/2013- 3:00pm - 4:00pm, Location: Walter Library 310

Formatting Your Dissertation or Thesis in *Word 2011*
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.
Tues, 1/15/2013- 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Location: Walter Library 310
Wed, 1/16/2013- 10:00am -12:00pm, Location: Magrath Library 81

*NEW* Tools for Organizing Your PDFs
There are a variety of new tools that allow you to annotate and organize your collection of PDFs. This workshop will familiarize you with some of the options for doing so and suggest best practices for organizing and maintaining your PDF collection.
Wed, 01/16/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am, Location: 310 Walter Library

Note: We offer more workshops on RefWorks, Zotero and EndNote!

Presenting your Research

Showcasing your skills with an online portfolio
This workshop will get you oriented to using eFolio as a platform for showcasing your skills to future employers and collaborators. Get hands on experience for customizing an online portfolio, with practice adding images and files to exhibit the accomplishments you've achieved while at the U of M.
Fri, 1/18/2013- 10:00am-11:00am, Location: Walter Library 310

Creating Posters Using PowerPoint
Getting ready to do a poster for your course or at an upcoming conference? Learn pointers about using PowerPoint and tips for large-scale printing.
Wed, 1/16/2013- 1:00pm -2:30pm, Location: Magrath Library 81

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. Please contact us to request a custom session for your department, lab, work group and more.

Please let us know if you have any questions (meye0539@umn.edu) or comments.
Thank you,
Kristen Mastel