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Tours & Workshops

Check back soon for our Spring 2014 schedule.

Our Winter 2014 workshops are now over.

Register for any of these workshops

Please contact your subject librarian or Ask a Librarian if you have any questions!

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Find Books and More

This workshop is your starting point for conducting research at the library. Learn how to find books, journals, electronic resources, and more. Discover hands-on how to locate resources, access course reserves, manage your library account, collect and export references, and set up alerts for search results.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to

Held in the Davis Centre Library (DC 1568).

Find Books and More are now over.

Better Searching - Better Marks

Make smart use of your time: better searching can lead to better marks. Learn to construct searches that provide the information you need, rather than a million useless hits. In this hands-on session learn advanced techniques to locate books, journal articles, and web resources.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to

Held in Davis Centre Library (DC 1568).

These workshops are now over.

Keep Current with Research Alerts

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.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to

Held in Davis Centre Library (DC 1568).

This workshop is now over.

Citing Properly with RefWorks

Hear briefly from the Office of Academic Integrity about why you need to reference your sources. Then learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles from a liaison librarian using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all UWaterloo students, faculty, and staff.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to

Co-sponsored by the library and the Office of Academic Integrity.

Held in the Multimedia lab (MM), Carl Pollock Hall (CPH 1346); Waterloo Engineering Endowment Foundation lab (WEEF), Engineering 2 (E2 1310); and the Davis Centre Library (DC 1568).

Citing Properly with RefWorks sessions are now over.

RefWorks Drop-in Sessions

Are you using RefWorks but are encountering difficulties such as:

Drop-in sessions are available Tuesday afternoons 2:30 - 4:30 in February to provide help using RefWorks.

These sessions offer you one-on-one assistance with our knowledgeable staff. If possible, bring the device you are using.

Held in the Flex lab, Dana Porter Library (LIB 329). Registration is not required.

RefWorks Drop-in sessions are now over.

Research Competencies

Would you like to learn how to use other sources of information besides Google? Come prepared with 3 – 5 research questions and learn how to match up the information you need with the library’s resources.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to

Held in Davis Centre Library (DC 1568).

This workshop is now over.

Register for this workshop

Accessing Government Information

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.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to

Held in Davis Centre Library (DC 1568).

This workshop is now over.

Mapping with Esri ArcGIS Desktop 10.2

Would you like to create a map for your course assignment or research project but don’t know where to start? This workshop will teach you the basics with the popular Esri ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 program. You will learn how to add GIS data, how to create simple maps, and where to find GIS data and resources.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to

Held in Davis Centre Library (DC 1568).

This workshop is now over.

Demystifying the StatsCan Website

This workshop provides you with an overview of the Statistics Canada website, including effective techniques for uncovering the vast amount of statistical information available.

By the end of this hands-on workshop, you will be able to

Held in Davis Centre Library (DC 1568).

This workshop is now over.

Online Map Making Made Easy

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 create dynamic maps in both ArcGIS Online and GeoCommons.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to

Held in Davis Centre Library (DC 1568).

This workshop is now over.

Accessing StatsCan Data with ODESI

This session provides you with an overview of ODESI, the platform for searching and downloading Statistics Canada datasets made available through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI). Basic knowledge of data analysis is presumed.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to

Held in Davis Centre Library (DC 1568).

This session is now over.

Power Search

When you need critical reviews, peer-reviewed articles, authoritative data or stats and time is of the essence, then power searching is a well-earned skill to learn. By the end of this workshop you will be able to

Held in Davis Centre Library (DC 1568).

Power Search is now over.

Register for this workshop

Finding Conference Proceedings

Finding conference proceedings can be tricky! This hands-on session will introduce you to deciphering conference proceedings citations and provide you with the tools to navigate the often complicated search process.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to

Held in Davis Centre Library (DC 1568).

Finding Conference Proceedings is now over.

Calculating Your Academic Footprint

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).

This workshop will be useful for those preparing academic advancement documentation, grant proposals and sabbatical applications.

By the end of this hands-on workshop, you will be able to

Held in Davis Centre Library (DC 1568).

Calculating Your Academic Footprint is now over.


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March 20, 2014