Geoffrey R. Weller Library Graduate Student Research Workshop Series

On behalf of the Geoffrey R. Weller Library….

 

Announcing the Geoffrey R. Weller Library Graduate Student Research Workshop Series. These workshops will count as hours towards the completion of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTLT) TA Certificate Program. Space is limited, register soon to secure a spot! Click this link to register: http://unbc.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/adowd/library-graduate-student-workshops/

 

Systematic Reviews and Literature Reviews Workshop 

March 13, 2018 – 1pm-3pm (10-2522)

 

What is the difference between a literature review and systematic review (or knowledge/evidence synthesis)? The objectives of this session are the following:

(1) Identify the different characteristics of literature reviews versus knowledge synthesis and (2) Identify the various approaches to knowledge synthesis. This session is for any graduate student who is working on their thesis and has questions about the scope and nature of a literature review and how those differ from a systematic review.

Data Management Workshop

March 15, 2018 – 1pm-3pm (10-2522)

 

Research data can take many forms, from the traditional spreadsheets to interview transcripts to images, and many things in-between. This workshop will cover the basics of good data management across the research lifecycle, including best practices for everything from variable naming to back-ups to data sharing. You will also be introduced to the Portage DMP Assistant, which will provide guidance for the creation of your own data management plans. Desktop computers will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own laptops if preferred.

 

Citation Management Tools Workshop

March 22, 2018 – 1pm-3pm (10-2522)

 

This workshop will provide the basics to key citation management tools EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley. Learn how citation management can save you time and effort by organizing and storing citations, preparing bibliographies, and sharing citations and data with collaborators. This will be a hands-on workshop. Desktop computers will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own laptops if preferred.

 

Advanced Research Workshop

March 20, 2018 – 1pm-3pm (10-2522)

 

This workshop will introduce advanced research strategies and essential tips for graduate students. Topics covered will include: optimizing Google Scholar features to improve search results and access our Library resources, using advanced search techniques in subject-specific databases to increase searching efficacy, and creating article alerts to keep up to date with the literature in your field. Key Library services relevant for graduate students will also be covered during the session. Desktop computers will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own laptops if preferred.

 

For additional information, please contact Annelise Dowd (Annelise.Dowd@unbc.ca) or Susie Wilson (Susie.Wilson@unbc.ca).

Annelise Dowd

Research and Learning Services Librarian

Geoffrey R. Weller Library

University of Northern British Columbia

250-960-5419

annelise.dowd@unbc.ca

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