Library Workshops



Spring 2020 Graduate Workshop Series

 

RefWorks 101: Citation Management
Learn how to use RefWorks to keep track of the many sources you find. This workshop will help you create a personal library of references that you can use to organize, annotate, and cite these sources more efficiently.
February 6, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Samantha Godbey
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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.
February 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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Research Data Management (RDM) 101
Have you ever been working on a project and your computer crashed, causing all of your data and work to disappear? Data is fragile - it can be lost, it can be changed. In RDM 101, participants will learn best practices for organizing, storing, preserving, and sharing research data.
February 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Halle Burns
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Identifying External Funding
Learn about resources and strategies to locate grant and fellowship opportunities that can support your education and research.
February 14, 3:00 -4:00 pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Patrick Griffis
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RefWorks Advanced: Working with Your References
Bring a RefWorks account with citations already in it, and learn how to use the advanced features of your account.
February 20, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Samantha Godbey
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#AcademicTwitter: connect, share, learn
This workshop is for people who want to start or increase their use of Twitter in order to connect with colleagues, share their work, and learn more about the scholarly conversation happening in their subject area. No previous Twitter experience is necessary, but participants should already have a Twitter account created and bring a smart device with the Twitter app installed in order to participate in this hands-on workshop.
February 21, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Brittany Paloma Fiedler
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PubMed Across the Disciplines
Learn some practical tips for using the National Library of Medicine's premier biomedical database to support your research, including: basic and advanced search strategies; working with results in various formats; and take advantage of special features such as Related Articles, Citation Matcher, Clinical Queries and how to incorporate your NCBI account into your literature search workflow. Emphasis will be on directed, hands-on practice.
February 26, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: Aidy Weeks and Xan Goodman
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Strategies for Research in Archives and Special Collections
This workshop is 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 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Special Collections Reading Room, 3rd floor
Instructors: Su Kim Chung & Priscilla Finley
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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 not involve coding or use of the command line.
March 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Halle Burns
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Introduction to Systematic Reviews
Have you heard about systematic reviews and are not sure where to start? In this introductory session, you will learn what a systematic review is and is not, learn about the systematic review process, and consider reporting standards commonly applied to those reviews.
March 26, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Samantha Godbey and Aidy Weeks
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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.
March 27, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: Mark Lenker and Dave Beasley
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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.
April 2, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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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 UNLV Libraries’ licensed databases. Examples of local data include but are not limited to the employment rate of the local population, the proportion of the local population with insurance, and the educational attainment of the local population.
April 3, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: Patrick Griffis and Susie Skarl
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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.
April 9, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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How to Effectively Create Research Posters
Join us for a workshop focusing on design basics for poster presentations. Learn to make a poster that attracts your audience, engages them in discussion, and showcases your research.
April 10, 2:30 – 3:45 pm
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Carrieann Cahall
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Introduction to Tableau (Public)
Meant to familiarize users with one of the most popular visualization tools, Introduction to Tableau (Public) will give novices guided, hands-on experience creating visualizations and dashboards.
April 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Halle Burns
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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.
April 16, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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Introduction to Text Analysis
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 17, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: Chelsea Heinbach and Halle Burns
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Identifying Scholarship, Internship and Fellowship Opportunities
Learn about resources and strategies to locate scholarship, internship and fellowship opportunities in your field.
April 17, 3:00 -4:00 pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Patrick Griffis
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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.
April 23, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: Sue Wainscott and Jongyun Jung
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