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Be strategic with new! UM Libraries webinars for faculty, grad students and researchers

Deepen your data and research skills, register now for these useful workshops

The UM Libraries are offering a new series of online workshops for Spring.

These workshops provide tools and resources that are particularly helpful for faculty members, grad students, and researchers.

Attending one or even several of the webinars offered can help you discover the best tools, techniques, and strategies to benefit your work and remain on track with current goals and projects.

Now is the time to register

Types of Reviews
Wednesday, April 22 from 1:00 – 2:00pm

  • Push beyond the systematic review to explore a variety of other review types in the health and social sciences, such as scoping reviews, rapid reviews, meta-analyses, umbrella reviews.

Data Deposit
Thursday, April 23 from 11:00am-12:00pm

  • Focus on developments in the academic publishing and research data management realm, which are changing rapidly with large funders and publishers now stipulating accountability to public stakeholders by requesting researchers deposit their data and/or their manuscripts in repositories such as our own MSpace and Dataverse.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews
Wednesday, April 29 from 11:00am-12:00pm

  • What is really involved in completing a systematic review? Explore the role that systematic reviews play in in the evidence-based decision-making process while also discussing other knowledge synthesis products.

Data Management Plans: A How-To

Wednesday, April 29 from 1:00-2:00pm

  • Learn about data management plans, which are documentation that outlines how data/scholarly products of research are to be handled both during and after a research project, and the major concepts to complete them.

Predatory Publishing

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

  • Participants will be given an overview of the history and nature of predatory journals and publishers, a discussion of the problems associated with predatory practices, and tools to identify and avoid predatory journals.

Search Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, from 11:00am – 12:00pm

  • Learn some universal search strategies and shortcuts to make looking for information more efficient. This webinar will include learning about Boolean operators, search symbols, and more.

Data Sharing: How to do it Right

Thursday, May 7, 2020, from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

  • Participants will delve into data sharing agreements that have been established for institutional repositories (which would inform individual researcher agreements).

Data Essentials: Intro to Finding, Using and Sharing

Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

  • Data sharing in the age of COVID19 has highlighted its importance and its benefits. Learn the data sharing ecosystem, processes that may be required (e.g. data sharing agreements), and how licenses should be considered when sharing or using data.

Keeping Current, Keeping Alert

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 11:00am – 12:00pm

  • Learn strategies to keep up with new and relevant research. Learn how to use Scopus and Google Scholar to create topic and citation alerts and set up table of contents alerts for key journals in your field.

Navigating Open Publishing

Monday, May 25, 2020, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

  • Learn the definitions and concepts regarding open publishing, how open publishing fits within the open scholarship ecosystem (and what that is), global trends that are influencing commercial publishers and scholars alike, and a checklist to guide considerations when planning or about to publish.

Citation Management Software Overview: Which one is right for you?

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 11:00am – 12:00pm

  • This webinar will introduce citation management software options for managing your references. Pros and cons of Mendeley, Zotero, and EndNote will be discussed.

Know Your Rights as Creators and Users

Thursday, May 28, 2020, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

  • As a researcher, teacher or student, you are both a user and producer of materials that have rights attached. This session reviews issues related to copyright and licenses.


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