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March 18, 2014

Data Management Workshops - RCR Credit

The University Libraries are here to assist you with research data management issues including data sharing and digital curation. These workshops offer tools and solutions for creation, storage, analysis, dissemination, and preservation of your research data.


More info and signup links at https://www.lib.umn.edu/datamanagement/workshops


Managing Your Research Data

Remember when all our data could fit on a flash drive and if you lost it on the bus, no problem, you can just start over? Those days are over! The digital research data that we generate is complex, messy, in obscure formats, and, there is a lot of it! How can we ensure that the data we create for our research will be usable in 5, 10, or 20 years? 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.


Creating a Data Management Plan

Federal funding agencies (NSF, NIH, etc.) now require a data management plans with all new grant proposals. This workshop 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 the University's digital repository, the University Digital Conservancy. This workshop is discussion-based and we work through each of the data management topics via group and paired activities.


Primarily intended for faculty, researchers and graduate students engaged in the scholarly writing and publishing process. Satisfies RCR continuing education awareness/discussion requirements.

January 6, 2014

Jumpstart Your Spring Semester with Time-saving Tools and Techniques

Was your New Year's resolution to be more organized, or finish that paper or thesis? Let the Libraries help you will a full slate of workshops next week:


  • Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources Mon, 01/13/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:15pm

  • RefWorks: Basics Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

  • Introduction to Citation Managers Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

  • Zotero: Basics Wed, 01/15/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

  • EndNote: Basics Thu, 01/16/2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

  • Mendeley: Get Organized Fri, 01/17/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

To register for these and see a full list of workshops, please visit: https://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/registration.

February 25, 2013

Grant Funding Tutorials Available

The University Libraries offers online workshops on searching Pivot, SciVal Funding, and the Foundation Directory Online (FDO). Setting up e-mail updates and finding internal U of M funding sources are also covered. The workshops are co-sponsored by Office for the Vice President for Research (OVPR).

Access online versions of the Grant Funding workshop:


January 8, 2013

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.


ORGANIZE AND FORMAT YOUR RESEARCH

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

September 10, 2012

Fall Copyright Workshops for RCR Credit

Copyright In The Classroom - http://z.umn.edu/copyrightinclassroom
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Magrath Library Rm 81

Know Your Rights: Copyright Essentials for Authors and Creators - http://z.umn.edu/knowyourrights
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Magrath Library Rm 81

Can I Use That? Copyright in Everyday Life
- http://z.umn.edu/caniusethat
Thu, 11/01/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Magrath Library Rm 81

August 20, 2012

Register now for free fall workshops

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

ORGANIZE AND FORMAT YOUR RESEARCH
Introduction to Citation Managers
Mon, 08/20/2012 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tue, 09/11/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
EndNote: Basics
Wed, 09/19/2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Mendeley: Get Organized
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mon, 09/17/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
RefWorks: Basics
Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Zotero: Basics
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Formatting Your Dissertation or Thesis in *Microsoft Word*
Mon, 08/27/2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Creating Posters Using PowerPoint
Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

IMPROVE YOUR RESEARCH
Google: Advanced Searching for Researchers
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
How do I Know I Found Everything?
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mon, 11/05/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

WORKING COLLABORATIVELY
Team Skills : Library Tools for Collaboration
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

SEARCH FOR FUNDING
Grant Funding for Graduate Students
Thu, 08/30/2012 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Please note that this session will take place the the Learning and Environmental Sciences Building in St. Paul, next door to Magrath Library, in room 220.

January 10, 2012

Free workshops from the Libraries for January!

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.

Moodle: Integrating Library Resources Wed, 01/11/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Grant Funding for Graduate Students Wed, 01/11/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Formatting Your Dissertation or Thesis in *Microsoft Word* Thu, 01/12/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mendeley: Get Organized Thu, 01/19/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

EndNote: Basics Wed, 01/25/2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Zotero: Basics Thu, 01/26/2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

RefWorks: Basics Tue, 01/31/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

To see the complete list and register go to: http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/registration.
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.

August 15, 2011

Research Jumpstart workshops August 22-26

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

RefWorks Basics
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

EndNote Basics
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

Zotero Basics
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

February 8, 2011

RCR Credit: 3 Library Workshops

Did you know the Libraries offer 3 workshops for RCR credit? (and more being developed!)

Getting Acquainted with Copyright
Tue, 02/08/2011 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)

Creating a Data Management Plan For Your Grant Application
Fri, 02/11/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Room 2 Magrath Library

Can I Use That?: Fair Use in Everyday Life
Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)

Register today for these workshops and others!

January 3, 2011

Jumpstart your Research Week Jan 10-14

The week of January 10th-14th the Libraries are offering a suite of workshops from citations managers to productivity tools to jumpstart a New Year of research and study. Open to all students, staff and faculty! To view Magrath Library's offerings and others, click here.

August 26, 2010

Jumpstart for Graduate Students Workshops

8/23-8/27 Workshops: Jumpstart for Graduate Students, covering topics from grants to Google

To register for any of the following workshops and more, visit http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/registration

  • Formatting Your Dissertation or Thesis in *Word 2007*
  • Introduction to Citation Managers
  • Grant Funding for Graduate Students
  • RefWorks: Basics
  • EndNote: Basics

June 4, 2010

Summer Workshops at Magrath

To register for a workshop, visit: Workshops Page


CREATING POSTERS USING POWERPOINT
Tue, 06/08/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tue, 06/22/2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wed, 07/07/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

ENDNOTE: BASICS
Wed, 07/07/2010 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

EXTREME GOOGLING: COLLABORATION TOOLS

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tue, 06/22/2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wed, 06/30/2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

FORMATTING YOUR DISSERTATION OR THESIS IN *WORD 2007*
Mon, 07/12/2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wed, 07/28/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

GRANT FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Tue, 07/20/2010 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm

REFWORKS: BASICS

Wed, 06/16/2010 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Tue, 08/03/2010 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Wed, 08/25/2010 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm

September 18, 2009

Falls Arrival Brings a Bounty of Workshops

This fall semester Magrath Library is offering a suite of new and revised workshops, including: Personal Information Management Tools, EndNote: Basics, Formatting Your Dissertation in *Word 2007*, Extreme Googling: Collaboration Tools, SciFinder Scholar, and many others. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/magrath

February 23, 2009

Demystify the Publishing Process

This spring the Libraries are offering a series of workshops dedicated to publishing your research. To register for these and other workshops, visit: http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/

Literature Search Techniques and RefWorks - Health Sciences Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11:30 AM -- 1:00 PM
The Publication Process Tuesday, March 3, 2009 11:30 AM -- 1:00 PM
Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article Thursday, March 5, 2009 11:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
Some Rights Reserved: An Introduction to Creative Commons Thursday, March 12, 2009 10:00 AM -- 11:00 AM OR Wednesday, April 8, 2009 1:00 PM -- 2:00 PM
The Publication Process Tuesday, March 3, 2009 11:30 AM -- 1:00 PM

You might also be interested in attending Surviving Academic Publication in the Humanities and Social Sciences, hosted by the Graduate School. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.grad.umn.edu/career/workshops/default.asp?list=grad

January 28, 2009

Register Today for February Workshops!

Magrath Library is offering a variety of workshops this February. Register for these and others, at: http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/

Create your Poster in PowerPoint
• Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Extreme Googling: Collaboration Tools
• Wednesday, February 4, 2009 2:00 pm -- 3:00 PM
• Friday, February 13, 2009 2:00 pm -- 3:00 PM
How do I Know I Found Everything?
• Thursday, February 19, 1:00-2:00PM - KM
Formatting Your Dissertation in *Word 2007*
• Friday, February 27, 2009 1:00 PM -- 3:00 PM
Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources
• Thursday, February 12, 2009 3:00 PM -- 4:15 PM
Some Rights Reserved: An Introduction to Creative Commons
• Wednesday, February 11, 2009 2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM
SciFinder Scholar: Web Access to Chemical Abstracts
• Wednesday February 25, 2:00-3:00PM
Web Of Science
• Wednesday February 18, 2:00-3:00PM

December 18, 2008

Jumpstart your Research workshops starting 1/12

Take advantage of the quiet time during the winter break to learn how to use some of the free resources that can help you save time. The workshops will include, Habits of Effective Searchers, How Do I Know I Found Everything?, Grant Funding for Graduate Students, Formatting Your Dissertation in Word 2007 and more!

For more information on the workshops visit the Magrath Library workshops' page.

March 4, 2008

Finding Gene Information

Annotated gene information tools provide links to gene and chromosome maps, nucleotide and protein sequences, exons and introns, genetic disorder information, supporting research literature citations, and more. This class will introduce several online tools - available from the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Biotechnology Information and other organizations - for finding annotated gene information.

Instructor:Peter Kirlew
Time: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 10:00 AM -- 11:00 AM
Location: AHC Learning Commons, 535/545 Diehl Hall

Register online

January 15, 2008

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. Adding references to RefWorks will be covered, as well as exporting them to Word, and selecting a style (MLA, APA, etc) for your bibliography. See http://www.lib.umn.edu/refworks/ for more details about RefWorks.

Instructor:Julie Kelly
Time: Thursday, February 7, 2008 3:00 PM -- 4:15 PM
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room - St. Paul

Register online here.

January 10, 2008

Search workshop: Habits of Effective Searchers (St. Paul)

Learn tips to help you focus your searches in the journal indexes and on the Web. Spend less time and retrieve better results!

The handout for the class is at http://courses.lib.umn.edu/page.phtml?page_id=462

Instructor:Julie Kelly
Time: Monday, January 14, 2008 9:15 AM -- 10:15 AM
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room - St. Paul

Register here.

January 2, 2008

Gather news and updates in one place with Web feeds like RSS

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) allows you to "subscribe" to updates from Web resources such as e-journals, newspapers, blogs and other regularly updated sites. Learn how to send your selections to a single "aggregator", and save yourself from having to visit many Web sites to keep up on your favorite sources. Class handout is at http://courses.lib.umn.edu/page.phtml?page_id=2297

Time: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 10:30 AM -- 11:30 AM
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room - St. Paul

Register online here.

December 11, 2007

How do I Know I Found Everything?

Working on a new research project, a thesis or dissertation? Need to be comprehensive in your literature search? Learn techniques to improve your searches.

Instructor:Julie Kelly
Time: Monday, January 14, 2008 10:30 AM -- 11:30 AM
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room - St. Paul

Register online

October 29, 2007

Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources

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 on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/

Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 2:00 PM -- 3:15 PM
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room - St. Paul

Register online: http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/#eventidXX18

Create your Poster in PowerPoint

Getting ready to do a poster at an upcoming conference? Learn pointers about using PowerPoint to create the poster as one giant slide, and send it to a large-scale printer.


Instructor:Julie Kelly
Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 1:30 PM -- 2:15 PM
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room - St. Paul

To register: http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/#eventidXX148