David Lam Library’s Great Reads collection of popular business books was launched in late August, 2013. The books began getting signed out almost immediately.

The following books were the most frequently circulated during the fall term:

Look for the green Great Reads sign on the Canaccord Learning Commons’ main floor to check out more books in Lam’s popular business collection.

Visit the Great Reads website to find popular books in business, as well as other disciplines.

Robyn Urback, columnist for the National Post argues that math isn’t hard, but teaching it is.

Click here to read the article. 

Research Commons Holiday Hours: Closed from December 14th to January 5th!

The Research Commons will be closed for holidays from Saturday December 14th  2013 to Sunday January 5th 2014. This includes workshops, in-person consultation services, and email or phone consultations.

Reminder: The upcoming Grad Studies thesis submission deadline is January 3, 2014. If you would like to book a one-on-one consultation or email questions to our thesis formatting team (research.commons@ubc.ca) please do so before our last service day on Friday, December 13th, 2013.

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.

Thursday, December 5th, 3-5pm:  http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4468

Wednesday December 11th, 3-5pm: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4569

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, December 5th,1-3:00pm: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4302

Citation Management Using Zotero:

Wednesday, December 11th 10- 12pm: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4303



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.

Wednesday December 4th, 2-330pm: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4311

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!

Monday, December 9th, 10:00 – 11:30pm: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4315

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/.

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