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Fall 2020 Workshop Series

All workshops will be offered online. RSVP for login information.

 

Citation Manager Showdown: Comparing Mendeley, RefWorks, and Zotero

When you just need an APA or MLA style citation for a few articles, you can grab one from the Libraries website or zbib.org. But for larger projects, when you want to collect and organize PDFs and automatically make formatted bibliographies, citation management software might save you some work. Come to this workshop to find out whether RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley will be the best fit for your needs. Librarians who use each program will demonstrate strengths and weaknesses and answer your questions.

August 28, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Instructors: Priscilla Finley, Rachelle Weigel, and Sue Wainscott
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Mendeley 101: Citation Management

Have you found so many articles, books, reports, and other information resources that it is a challenge to find and use them them all in your own writing? This workshop will help you create a personal library of information that will enable you to organize, annotate, and cite those items more efficiently.

September 4, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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Getting Started With ORCID

Have you heard about ORCID, or created a profile, but are not sure what to do next? This hands-on workshop will help you understand the benefits of ORCID, and how to populate your profile and maximize its impact.

September 10, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Christina Miskey
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Mendeley For Networking

Maximize your Mendeley account to seek out colleagues with similar research interests, grant opportunities and job postings. Create a robust Mendeley user profile that will allow others to find you and your publications.

September 11, 10:00 -11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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Strategies For Research In Special Collections And Archives

This workshop is for anyone planning to use unique materials in library archives or special collections at UNLV or another library, archive or museum. You will learn to locate where collections are held, use collection descriptions and finding aids to discover relevant material, and share tips on collecting and organizing the historical gems they uncover.

September 16, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Instructors: Su Kim Chung & Priscilla Finley
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Using Zotero To Store Your Sources And Find Them Again Later

Learn how you can use Zotero to organize your notes, keep track of your research sources, and format citations.

September 21, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Priscilla Finley
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Social Media Branding For Professionals: LinkedIn For Building Your Network

In this workshop we will discuss strategies to ensure you are using LinkedIn to its full potential.

September 29, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Instructors: Kathryn Houk
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Mendeley For Collaborating

Learn how to use your Mendeley library of information resources to work more efficiently with your research teams. Share folders and files, and collaboratively annotate articles to improve group communications.

October 9, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Instructors: Sue Wainscott
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Mendeley Citation Style Editing

Mendeley has hundreds of citation styles for journals and conference proceedings, but sometimes you need a unique style for your product. Learn how to modify an existing style to suit your need using Mendeley's Citation Style Language (CSL) Editor.

October 9, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Instructors: Jongyun Jung and Sue Wainscott
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Finding Statistics For The Social Sciences

Social Science has a bad rap for being the 'soft' science. That doesn't mean social scientists don't believe in crunching numbers! Join Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian Brittani Sterling for an exploration of databases where you can get your number needs met!

October 12, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Brittani Sterling
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Research Data Management 101: What Is Research Data Management?

In this overview workshop, learn about the basics of managing your research data and why it’s important. The presenters will cover recommended practices, what not to do, and provide some tools and resources for your current and future research.

October 22, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructors: Halle Burns, Christina Miskey, and Rebecca Orozco
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Eating Bacon Will Kill You! Learning To Read And Better Understand Health News

Every day, we're inundated with news stories about the latest research study on healthy and unhealthy foods, fad diets, diseases, and other health trends. It can be contradictory, confusing, and information overload for anyone who reads or watches health news. This workshop will help you learn how to critically analyze news reports, discover resources to help you understand your own health, and learn about the statistics that can cause confusion (no math degree required!).

October 23, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Kathryn Houk
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Evaluating New And Unfamiliar Journals For Publication

This workshop provides practical advice and hands-on experience in evaluating unfamiliar and new journals. You will have a better understanding of publishing terminology such as "open access," "article processing charges," and discuss the concept of "predatory publishers."

October 27, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Andrea Wirth
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Research Data Management 101: Introduction To GitHub

Have you ever needed to work collaboratively on an assignment, delegate tasks, or track changes made to documents? This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of GitHub, a popular website used to share projects, work collaboratively with peers, and display programmers’ coding processes. Note: This workshop will focus on the browser application and not involve coding or use of the command line.

November 2, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Halle Burns
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Finding Local Data

This workshop will focus on techniques for finding local data from numerous sources including government, open access, and licensed databases.

November 4, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Instructors: Patrick Griffis and Susie Skarl
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Mendeley 101: Citation Management

Have you found so many articles, books, reports, and other information resources that it is a challenge to find and use them in your own writing? This workshop will help you create a personal library of information that will allow you to organize, annotate, and cite those items in your own writing more efficiently.

November 6, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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Responding To Reviewer Comments

This workshop will focus on the academic peer-review process with an emphasis on responding to reviewers' comments and developing revision strategies based on reviewer comments.

November 6, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Lenker & Dave Beasley
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Research Data Management 101: Data Storage And Sharing Basics

Learn about the essentials of storing your research data, in the short term during collaborations and analysis, and in the long term when you’re ready to publish your research. We’ll explore free and paid versions of storage options, including open data repositories, and the recommended practices for file sharing.

November 10, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Instructors: Halle Burns, Christina Miskey & Rebecca Orozco
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