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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: 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.

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Room 217, Koerner Library
Register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4674

Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? Email research.commons@ubc.ca for an appointment

Innovative Dissemination of Research Award (Deadline Extension)

Established by the UBC Library in 2010, this Award focuses on new and innovative ways of communicating and disseminating knowledge. The Award honors UBC faculty, staff and students who are expanding the boundaries of research through the creative use of new tools and technologies that enhance the research findings being disseminated. The nomination deadline is 5pm on November 29, 2013.

What is meant by research findings?

“Research findings” is meant to be interpreted broadly and to encompass a range of scholarly activity including educational, knowledge translation and other research tools such as altmetrics. The committee will focus on the innovative vehicle used for dissemination, specifically on how that vehicle enhances the impact of the research findings.

Who is eligible?

All faculty, staff, and students of the University are eligible.

Criteria

Given the nature of the award, the committee will consider nominees by reviewing each in light of a series of questions.

  • How is this format different from what has happened in your discipline in the past?
  • Does the dissemination model for the information significantly enhance the audience experience?
  • Does the dissemination model suggest new ways of applying the knowledge by the manner in which it is packaged?
  • Does the dissemination model for the information engage/attract a different audience in the use of material?
  • Does the vehicle merge forms of communication in new ways to give the recipient enhanced options? – video, text, images, software manipulations etc.

Award

The award consists of a framed certificate of recognition and a $2,000 cash prize.

Nomination Procedure

All UBC faculty, staff, and students may nominate themselves or others as candidates for the Library Innovative Dissemination of Research Award. Complete the attached form. Add any additional information which you believe the committee would find helpful. Ensure that you have included a mechanism for reviewing the actual material such as a URL or copy of the research vehicle.

Visit the Award website for additional information.

August Grad Student Workshops at UBC Library

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.

Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? Email research.commons@ubc.ca for an appointment.

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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? Email research.commons@ubc.ca to set up a one-on-one appointment with one of our citation management experts

Citation Management Using RefWorks:

Citation Management Using Mendeley:

Citation Management Using Zotero:

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Advanced Medline Searching

Conducting a literature or systematic review on a health or medical topic? Dive into the complexities of Medline and learn more about Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), subheadings, keyword searching, limits, and filters with this practical, hands-on workshop.

Introduction to Medline

If you’re doing health science research you need to know how to search in Medline, the premier database for the health sciences. This workshop provides a broad introduction to Medline, including what content is included, the difference between Medline, Pubmed, and OvidSP, and searching using keywords and subject headings (MeSH). The format will Include both a short lecture and time for hands-on practice.