Register for a Library Workshop—Start the Semester Right!

Check the Library events calendar for all workshops being offered in the spring semester and find one that meets your needs. There are courses geared to all levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned researchers, each taught by an expert instructor. Take advantage of information that can make your research extraordinary!

The Library will post the workshop schedule for each month here in News & Announcements, so check back, and visit the Library’s Facebook page every Monday to see the workshops being offered for that week.


Introduction to R—A gentle introduction to R and RStudio, a friendly interface for viewing graphs, data tables, R code, and output all at the same time.

Introduction to Python—Learn fundamentals of Python, a popular general purpose, high level programming language.

Visualize Data Using Tableau—Learn about presenting data or making dynamic and interactive visualizations.

Arduino—Go through the very basics of electricity, how to setup the Arduino, and building a first circuit; an LED nightlight.

Literature Reviews with Publish or Perish: Science/Engineering—Learn about and use Publish or Perish, a free (and powerful) tool developed for academics to survey scholarly literature in their discipline and use it to their own advantage.

Literature Reviews in the Social Sciences—Learn how to situate your argument in relation to other research that’s been done on your topic.  Develop strategies for finding, evaluating, and organizing sources for your literature review.

Data Preparation/Tidy Data in R—Learn about data preparation using dplyr, a library defining a grammar of data manipulation, and tidyr, a library for reshaping and tidying data.

Data & Excel: A Love Story—Explore the interface, formulas, charting, visualization tools, and pivot tables.

Organizing Your Research with Zotero—Capture, organize, search and share your research materials; drop footnotes, citations, and bibliographies into your written work with just a few clicks.

Introduction to the Command Line—Learn how to use commands to perform basic operations in the terminal. Create or navigate directories, list and display files, move or copy files, search files, manage file permissions, and create symbolic links.

Funding Discovery Tools—Learn how to create an account, search the databases, share funding opportunities with others, as well as save search strategies for email alerts regarding new opportunities.

Qualitative Data Analysis + Intro to Dedoose—Learn how to analyze and visualize a variety of information, including text articles, audio, video, and still images.

Literature Reviews in the Humanities: Joining the Scholarly Conversation—Develop strategies for finding, evaluating, and organizing sources for your literature review.

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