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Library Workshop Series - Sign up now!

Library Workshop Series - Sign up now!

Library Workshop Series - Sign up now!

 
The following one hour workshops are available at the UCR libraries.  To reserve your place and help us plan, we encourage you to register on the class signup sheet.

 

Dates / Locations

Business 10 Workshops: Finding Company Information
Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 11 - Noon
Thursday, January, 25, 2007, 3:15 -4:15
Monday, January 29, 2007, 2 - 3pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2007, 12- 1pm
Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 10-11am
Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 9-10 am
Thursday, February 22, 2007, 3:15 - 4:15 pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 10-11am
Rivera Library, Room 140
Instructor: Peter Bliss
This workshop is for students enrolled in Business 10 and Business 115.

Research Methods for Graduate Students
Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 11:10 - Noon
Science Library, Room 122
Instructor:  Marty Nemeth

Getting Information (including search tips/tricks and cited reference searching); Keeping Up with the literature (how to get automatic updates); Managing and Including References in your Thesis (Endnote overview).
 
The Real Deal: Finding relevant materials on the Internet
Wednesday, February 7, 10:10 - 11 am
Rivera Library, Room 140
More and more information is being published on the web, from scholarly articles and newspapers to commercial enterprises, personal pages, and web blogs. Learn how to identify authoritative, trustworthy, and relevant websites when searching for information on the Internet.

Hot Topics: Researching Controversial Issues
Thursday, February 8, 1:10 - 2 pm
Rivera Library, Room 140
Need to find information on a current or controversial topic, including editorials, pros and cons, articles, or statistics? This hands-on workshop will cover the new database Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, as well as CQ Researcher.

Help! My paper is Due Tomorrow
Tuesday, February 20, at 3:10 - 4 p.m.
Science Library, Room 240
Instructor:  Julie Mason
This workshop is for students seeking personalized help with research. Bring your paper topic and a librarian will help you find books, articles, and websites appropriate for your research topic.

EndNote Basics 
Thursday, February 22, 10:10 - 11 am
Science Library, Room 122
Instructor:  Marie Bronoel
Learn how the bibliographic management software tool, EndNote, can organize your references and save you time.  This is a basic hands-on workshop.  Practice four different methods of adding references into an EndNote Library which you create.  Learn to search and sort these references, insert citations into a Word document, and instantly format a bibliography in any style.

Book Collecting Workshop
Thursday, February 22, 2:10 - 3 pm
Rivera Library, Room 140
This workshop is for students interested in applying for the Adam Repan Petko Memorial Student Book Collection Competition. Rules, guidelines, and tips will be discussed.

Help! My paper is Due Tomorrow
Wednesday, February 28 at 1:10 - 2 p.m.
Science Library, Room 122
Instructor:  Julie Mason
This workshop is for students seeking personalized help with research. Bring your paper topic and a librarian will help you find books, articles, and websites appropriate for your research topic.

Impact factors, journal rankings, and citation lists:  using Journal Citation Reports and Web of Science wisely
Thursday, March 1 at 11:00 - Noon 
Science Library, Room 122
Instructor:  Lizbeth Langston 
Get a picture of a researcher's work as reflected in the ISI databases Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports.  We will learn how to gather data on authors, articles, and journals.  How should we use this data to evaluate impact and quality?
 
The Gist of GIS
Friday, March 2 at 1:00 - 2 pm
Science Library, Room 122
Instructor:  Wendie Helms, Map Curator and GIS Coordinator, and Marie Bronoel, Science Reference Librarian
Get the “Gist of GIS” by doing interactive exercises in Arc Explorer, a lightweight educational Geographic Information Systems program. This beginning level workshop is an introduction to GIS and library GIS related services and data.  

Web EndNote
Tuesday, March 6 at 1:00 - 2:30pm
Science Library, Room 122
Instructor:  Michele Potter
If you are looking for a way to store your research references online so that you can get to them from anywhere, EndNote Web may be a useful application for you.  We recently added EndNote Web to our suite of tools and databases and it is available to all UCR students, faculty and staff.  EndNote Web  allows you to store references (information about useful books, journal articles etc...) in a handy online database that you can use to create reference lists in your research papers.   We will discuss how to get it, how it works, useful features of the product and what its limitations are, compared to the full EndNote product. 

 



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