Winter quarter workshops at the UCR Library

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 12:00
UCR Library
January 8, 2020

Digital Author Identifier - Benefits of Its Use
Instructor: Swati B.
Thursday, January 23
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Orbach 122
Description - Though the term "author identifier" may imply an unique number for an author of a scholarly paper, increasingly the identifier is being used in many areas of academic life. We will discuss different author identifiers, benefit of each of them. We will also provide information on various systems that already require/going to require the use of such systems. Know the benefits and applications of author identifier systems and start using as an early career researcher.

Comparing PolicyMap and Social Explorer
Geospatial Series

Instructor: Janet R.
Wednesday, January 29
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rivera 140
Description - If you need to analyze or compare social science or business data on a map, join us as we look at the features of PolicyMap and Social Explorer. Both of these web-based applications are freely available through the library. You’ll come away with an understanding of how the tools are similar and how they differ.

Endnote Desktop - Making Writing Easier
Citation Series

Instructor: Kat K.
Thursday, January 30
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Orbach 122
Description - If you are looking for a robust tool to help you manage your references and seamlessly create in-text citations and bibliographies, the full EndNote Desktop application might be for you. We will create and build libraries, search and sort records, study and alter styles and finish off with inserting sources into Word documents. Note: EndNote Desktop is not a free product, but it does offer some robust customization that might be invaluable to advanced researchers.

Using Pivot to Find Funding Opportunities
Instructor: Kat K.
Wednesday, February 5 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rivera 140
Description - Pivot is a service that allows faculty, staff, and students to identify funding opportunities. In this hands-on workshop, participants will search for funding opportunities, set up alerts, establish their profile and search for collaborators. Participants should bring their laptop.

Copyright for Dissertation/Thesis Writers
Instructor: Swati B.
Thursday, February 6
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Orbach 122
Description - The workshop will introduce copyright related issues that a dissertation/thesis writer should know. We will discuss copyright-related questions received earlier and also new questions that participants will bring to the workshop.

Introduction to GIS
Geospatial Series

Instructor: Janet R.
Wednesday, February 12
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Orbach 122
Description - This workshop is for anyone who is new to GIS or who needs a refresher about the basic principles and functions of a GIS. The workshop will focus on ArcGIS, the industry leader in software, but alternatives such as QGIS and Google Earth will also be discussed. Hands-on exercises and resources for further learning will be offered.

Citation Management Using Zotero
Citation Series
Instructor: Brianna M.
Thursday, February 13
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Orbach 122
Description - Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool that assists in gathering, organizing, and integrating sources into research papers. This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero, including creating libraries and importing and organizing citations from a variety of locations.

Introduction to Story Maps
Geospatial Series

Instructor: Janet R.
Wednesday, February 19
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rivera 140
Description - A story map allows you to combine maps with text, images, and multimedia content to share your story with online users. Workshop attendees will learn the basics of creating a story map using software from Esri: what you need in order to get started, design tips, and online resources.