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Library Workshops

Note: Our workshop series is designed with graduate students and faculty in mind.  Undergraduates who are pursuing research in areas related to the workshop content are also welcome to attend.  Undergraduates who are not doing related research but instead are trying to earn extra credit by attending a workshop should consider other options.  For example, the Writing Center offers a range of useful workshops for students working in all disciplines.

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Writing Effective Abstracts in the Sciences

Description: Provides tips on how to write abstracts and select keywords to optimize retrieval of your work in databases of scientific literature, thereby ensuring that your intended audience finds your research.

February 6, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Michael Luesebrink
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Identifying External Funding Opportunities

Description: Learn about resources and strategies to locate grant and fellowship opportunities that can support your education and research.

February 6, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Patrick Griffis
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ResearchGate Authors' Rights and You

Description: Questions about making your research articles available online on professional networking sites like ResearchGate or Academia.edu, university and disciplinary repositories, or your own website? Attendees will learn about: journal copyright transfer agreements; how to navigate journal policies for sharing articles online; and why authors may consider using multiple venues for sharing their articles.

February 7, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Andrea Wirth
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Introduction to Visualization with Tableau

Description: Tableau is an interactive data visualization software that makes it easy to create, analyze, and visualize your data. We will go through the software and make simple visualizations such as line graphs, bar charts, and maps.

February 8, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: James Cheng
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Writing Effective Abstracts in the Sciences

Description: Provides tips on how to write abstracts and select keywords to optimize retrieval of your work in databases of scientific literature, thereby ensuring that your intended audience finds your research.

February 14, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Michael Luesebrink
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RefWorks

Description: If you have used it in the past or are a new user, and want to see what RefWorks is like, join us, for this introduction on how to get started with this online bibilographic citation manager. Prior experience and knowledge of library databases required. Space limited to 12 participants.

February 15, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Rachelle Weigel
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Mendeley 101 - Reference and Citation Management Basics

Description: Get started with reference and citation management using Mendeley.com. Learn how to store references and generate citations within Microsoft Word documents that can be easily updated to a variety of citation styles.

February 23, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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Searching SciFinder

Description: Provides strategies for searching SciFinder, the premier chemical database. Includes both textual and structural searching to access the relevant chemical literature.

February 23, 2018, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Michael Luesebrink
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Crafting Your Poster Presentation Part 1

Description: Experts from the Writing Center and UNLV Libraries share document design and technical tips for crafting and presenting academic and professional posters. Registration required (limited to 20 participants).

February 27, 2018, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Amargosa Room (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: John Watts, Ariana Turiansky, and Mark Lenker
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Twitter Data for Research

Description: Learn to harvest Twitter data and structure it to support analysis. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

February 28, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: Thomas Padilla and Mark Lenker
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Strategies for Research in Archives and Special Collections

Description: Intended for anyone planning to use unique materials in library special collections and archives either at UNLV or at another library, archive or museum. Participants 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.

March 2, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Special Collections Reading Room (LLB 3rd Floor)
Instructors: Su Kim Chung and Priscilla Finley
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Finding Numeric and Spatial Data

Description: This workshop will focus on techniques for finding numeric and spatial data from numerous sources including government, open-access, and UNLV Libraries’ licensed databases.

March 6, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Patrick Griffis
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Creating Network Visualizations with Gephi

Description: Networks can help visualize connections between different things whether it is the connection between people, places, or concepts. This workshop will introduce basic ideas about understanding networks and how to visualize data using Gephi.

March 8, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: James Cheng
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Evaluating New Journals for Publication: What Authors Need to Know

Description: Provides practical advice and hands-on experience in evaluating unfamiliar and new journals. Attendees will leave the workshop with a better understanding of publishing terminology such as "open access," "article processing charges," and discuss the concept of "predatory publishers."

March 14, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Andrea Wirth
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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Description: Introduces the fundamental concepts and skills needed to begin using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software for the exploration and analysis of spatial data in ArcGIS. Topics will include: What is GIS? Spatial data models and formats; basic data management; The ArcMap user interface; and simple analysis using visualization software.

March 20, 2018, 10:30 am - Noon
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Hilla Sang
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Crafting Your Poster Presentation Part 2

Description: Practice presenting your poster in a low-stakes environment. We will present on the Amargosa classroom's large-screen monitors, so you can get feedback on your poster before you pay to print your final version. Registration required (limited to 20 participants).

March 20, 2018, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Amargosa Room (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: John Watts, Ariana Turiansky, and Mark Lenker
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Introduction to Text Analysis

Description: Text Analysis is a growing method of research that uses algorithms to quickly search through a large corpus to generate word clouds, identify major themes, recognize relationships between words, and more. We will utilize Voyant, an open source software, to learn the basics of text analysis and how it can be used in research.

April 19, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: Chelsea Heinbach and Priscilla Finley
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Theses and Dissertations: iThenticate Embargoes Uploading to ProQuest and More

Description: This workshop will cover the submission process for dissertations and theses, including iThenticate, embargoes, and will demonstrate the ProQuest upload process.

April 4, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: Andrea Wirth and Meg Wilson
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Creating a personal academic website on Github

Description: Create a personal academic website hosted on Github that showcases yourself and your work. Along the way, we will learn the basic process of version control using Github and editing your website with Markdown.

April 5, 2018, 10:00 am  - 11:30 am
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: James Cheng
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Mendeley Advanced - Academic Reputation Management

Description: Use your Mendeley.com reference management tool to enhance your academic reputation and career through networking, citation tracking, and job searching. Learn how author identifiers (ORCID iD, Scopus Author Identifier) can increase the quality of your Mendeley profile.

April 13, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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