Make Research Extraordinary—Register for a Library Workshop!

Want to know the best methods in research? How to compile and analyze data? The Library has the answers you’re looking for! Go to the events calendar on the Library’s homepage and register for any of the workshops being offered through April 13. The Library has workshops geared to your needs, whether you’re an undergrad or a graduate, a novice or an expert. Below are a few of the hands-on classes that can help make your research extraordinary.

General Research

  • Research: Foundations for Success—for those just getting started, learn how to choose a topic and find the best sources on the Library’s website.
  • Cite it Right: Using RefWorks Software—a program that helps you cite sources and keeps your research organized.
  • Picture This! Using Images in Research—the basics of finding, evaluating, and citing images in your research.
  • Wikipedia Editing for Beginners—Wikipedia from the inside out. Contribute new content and edit existing pages.
  • What is an Annotated Bibliography?—expert instruction in quickly evaluating sources and creating concise annotations.
  • Organizing Your Research with Zotero—for faculty and grad students, a program that will interface with word processing software to capture, organize, cite sources, and share research.
  • Tableau for Beginners—present data and make dynamic and interactive visualizations.

Data Analysis

  • Help! I need to use the Census—the basics of how and why to use Census data.
  • Text Analysis in R with Quanteda—compile statistics from text, analyze keywords and phrases, apply dictionaries.
  • Introduction to Qualtrics—an online survey package that makes sophisticated research simple.
  • Data Visualization with Tableau—add data sources to interactive visualizations on the web.
  • Data Sharing & Archiving for the Physical Sciences—best practices for data sharing and archiving for the physical sciences.

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