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Researcher Workshops are Back!

Tools and resources for graduate students, researchers, and faculty members

November 5, 2019 — 

November is Research Month and the UM Libraries are offering a number of workshops on both the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.

These popular workshops provide tools and resources needed by graduate students, researchers, and faculty members.

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

Here is the line-up of sessions, dates, and locations:

Data Deposit

This informative session focuses 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.

Endnote: Advanced

This hands-on session focuses on advanced features of Endnote – a citation management tool – and assumes attendees are already familiar with the basic functions of Endnote.

Introduction to ArcGIS Online

Get your University of Manitoba ArcGIS user license to create and share online maps and presentations using map coordinates or with addresses. Become familiar with ArcGIS Online and the MS Office plug-in. Specify a coordinate system and use geospatial data types.

Zotero Basics

Zotero is an open-source reference management tool. Does Zotero work for managing your research sources? Does it work for your research and study flow? In this session, the student will find out how Zotero works as a citation management tool through the combination of demonstrations and hands-on exercises.

Know Your Rights: Permissions and Use Rights in Teaching and Research

When someone mentions open access and licensing agreements, most of our minds turn to journals, but, don’t forget about data!  Remember that just because you have data saved to your computer or sitting on a drive that you can access doesn’t mean you can disseminate or do whatever you want with it. Learn more about data sharing, licenses, and rights with Althea Wheeler, Copyright Officer and Andrea Szwajcer, Acting Coordinator RSDS.

Data Management Plans

This informative session will discuss data management plans – formal documents that outline how data/scholarly products of research are to be handled both during and after a research project.

Create Edit and Visualize Data Using ArcGIS Online
Mendeley Basics

Do you struggle with organizing your PDFs? In this session you will learn how to use Mendeley, a free and easy to use program to quickly organize all your PDF articles, generate bibliographies in a variety of citation styles and cite while you write.

Managing Your Research Profile using ORCID

This hands-on session introduces you to ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) – an international not-for-profit organization and registry to help researchers establish and maintain their scholarly identity.

Data Sharing & Licenses – Essentials

This informative session focuses on data sharing and usage. As stipulations for data deposit by publishers and funders become more common, it is important that data sharing agreements are clearly outlined at the beginning of a project, such as what data is going be shared and how the data will be used.

Use Web Mapping Applications to Compare Maps in ArcGIS Online
EndNote Basics

The EndNote desktop version is a full-featured reference management program that you can purchase from the bookstore. This workshop will provide a basic introduction to EndNote.

GIS in the Health Sciences

This hands-on session provides an overview on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how it can be used in the health sciences.

In addition, for graduate students in the Sciences, connect with UM professionals who can help you throughout your thesis-writing life cycle at the Graduate Student Open House, November 13, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Engineering Library.

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