UBC Library Research Commons Workshops May 2014

The Research Commons is Hiring!

The UBC Library Research Commons is seeking 3 graduate students to take on the following roles in the Research Commons in the coming academic year:

Student Coordinator

Graduate Academic Assistants for Thesis Formatting and Citation Management Support

Graduate Academic Assistants for Qualitative Software Support


Please check out our RC home page for job descriptions, terms of appointment, and application deadlines:  http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/

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 Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis: Little Things Mean A Lot!

Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies? Would you like to know more about how to use the formatting features in Microsoft Word? Research Commons staff will help you with your questions about the nuts and bolts of formatting: tables of contents, page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more! As well, find out more about the resources that are available to help you in writing your thesis/dissertation. Graduate students at any stage of the writing process are welcome; some prior knowledge of Microsoft Word will be helpful.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 10:30AM – 12:30PM http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4940

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 3:00PM – 5:00PM http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4941

Monday, June 9th, 2014 at 2:00PM – 4:00PM http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4942


Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? See our Consultations page to book a session: http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/.


Citation Management Using RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley

Need to manage large numbers of references and citations as part of your research, teaching or administrative work? Citation management tools are for you. These tools provide a simple way to store, organize and retrieve your citations in an effective manner, and can also help you in formatting in-text citations and bibliographies in your work.

Sign up for a tool specific hands-on workshop about the core concepts of citation management and detailed instruction for use of either RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley.

Are you new to citation management tools entirely, or do you have advanced-user questions? See our Consultations page to book a one-on-one session: http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/.

Citation Management Using RefWorks: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 1:00PM – 3:00PM http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4972

Citation Management Using Mendeley: Thursday, May 30th, 3-5pm


Citation Management Using Zotero Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 1:00PM – 3:00PM    Location: Koerner Library, RM217 http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4975



Workshop 1- Basic SPSS

Do you wonder what SPSS is and how it can be useful to manage and analyze your data? Would you like to learn how to work with SPSS just by clicking a few keys? Let us help you learn the basics.

No previous knowledge of SPSS is required for the first workshop:

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 12:00PM



Workshop 2- SPSS Data Management

Do you know how to edit your data using effective data management software? Do you want to work with user-friendly software without going through a hassle of writing code? SPSS can do this for you with a few clicks. Attend this workshop and learn how to manage your data fast.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 1:00PM – 3:00PM Location: Koerner Library, RM217 http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4952

Workshop 3 – Descriptive/Graphing Analysis with SPSS Do you have trouble summarizing your data? Do you want to analyze your data with t-test, ANOVA, Pearson-test, etc. using SPSS? Do you have trouble graphing and presenting your data with SPSS? Well, we can help you with all of these questions. Enroll in this workshop and learn how to analyze your data hassle-free!

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 10:00AM – 12:00PM http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4950

Workshop 4 Regression Analysis Regression analysis is a statistical process for estimating the relationships among variables. We can use regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another. Do you wonder how to do linear and logistic regression analysis with SPSS? Do you want to learn about simple and multivariate regression modeling? Register for the SPSS Regression workshop to get a sense of it all!

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 1:00PM – 3:00PM http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4953

Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? See our Consultations page to book a session: http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/ __________________________________________________________________


Kelsey Blair
Student Coordinator Koerner Library Research Commons


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