Take advantage of our free research skills workshops. The Library is offering 7 different workshops in October on topics such as how to stay current in your field of study, how to track and collect citations of your work, and how to create tours using Google Earth!
See the workshop descriptions below and sign up on the Library's workshop registration page.
Here is a secret: better searching can lead to better marks. In this hands-on session, you will learn advanced search strategies for effectively locating books, journal articles, and internet resources. Discover how to make better use of your time and find good sources for your papers and assignments.
Learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all Waterloo students, faculty, and staff.
Stay current in your field of research! Learn how to automate your searches for new and relevant research by having search results and journal tables of contents sent to you on a regular basis. Find out about the alerting services available in Web of Science and CSA databases, RSS feeds, and the Library’s search tool, Primo.
Learn to navigate the world of government information! Improve your government documents searching skills and ability to find various formats of government publications. Discover how to access Canadian federal and Ontario provincial government paper and electronic documents.
Had fun with Google Earth but want to learn more? This workshop will teach you how to create and share a tour showing several campuses of the University of Waterloo. You will learn how to write a KML file, overlay images, create a tour and share the tour with others.
Interested in making an interactive map to showcase your study or research locations online but don’t know how to start? This workshop will show how easy it is to create an interactive map online. You will learn how to import a CSV file into Google Drive and display it on ArcGIS.com.
The workshop provides a hands-on learning environment to explore using RefWorks (or other bibliographic management software) and any research database, with citation tracking and search alert capabilities, to maintain an accurate list of your own publications and track and collect citations of your work. The process will help you to identify the best citation tracking sources for your field, uses multiple sources to ensure all your work is tracked and maximizes citation counts. The workshop does not delve into author focused impact factors (e.g. h-index etc).
For more information, contact:
Chair, Library Instruction Committee