UBC Education Library has created a series of library video tutorials to help you get started and advance your skills when conducting research and using library resources.

These videos will give you the information you need to search for books and journal articles in a variety of information sources such as UBC Library, subject databases, and Google Scholar.  These videos also delve into how to access library research guides, citation managers, and information for distance students.

Learn more: guides.library.ubc.ca/edlibvideotutorials

cooltext1594438588Tips 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.

Monday, June 9th, 2014 at 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 12:00PM


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.

Citation Management Using Zotero

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 1:00PM – 3:00PM

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/.


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:

Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 12:00PM – 2:00PM

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.

Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 3:00PM – 5:00PM

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!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 12:00PM – 2:00PM

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!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 3:00PM – 5:00PM

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/.

Copyright Workshops and Events

Ongoing Copyright & Course Reserves Drop-in Clinic

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: The CTLT Resource Room (214), in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Staff from the Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office will be on-hand to help you work through your copyright and library course reserves questions one-on-one. Bring your reading lists, presentation slides, articles, websites, theses and dissertations, or other work you need guidance on. Registration is not required.

Held in conjunction with the weekly Connect Drop-in Clinic.

Author Rights, Funder Mandates, and Open Access Publishing

June 10, 2014

Tue, June 10, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM WALTER C. KOERNER LIBRARY. Curious about managing copyright in academic publishing, locating funder open access policies, and the different options available for open access publishing? Come to this workshop to learn about these topics and more!

Register here.

Copyright and Conference Presentations

June 18, 2014

Wed, June 18, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM WALTER C. KOERNER LIBRARY. This session will provide information on: using copyrighted materials in conference presentations, conference proceedings and prior publication, and copyright basics for conference organizers.

Register here.

Copyright for the Classroom

June 24, 2014

Tue, June 24, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM WALTER C. KOERNER LIBRARY. Have questions about screening films in class, distributing readings to your students, or using someone else’s images in your presentation slides or online course pages? What about your students’ use of copyrighted materials in their assignments and online postings? Come to this workshop to get answers to these questions and more!

Register here.

Introduction to PsycINFO

  • Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Sciences Workshop Series
      Graduate Student Workshop Series
  • Location: Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25
  •  Woodward Library – Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description: An introduction to searching PsycINFO. PsycINFO contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books,technical reports, and dissertations, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines – medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, sport, business, and law. Nearly 500 new references are added each month.

Click here to register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3930

Currently, there is a known problem with exporting citations directly from various ProQuest databases to RefWorks. This is being worked on, and we hope for a resolution soon. The problem seems to occur more often on campus and less often to off-campus folks working via EZproxy.

In the meanwhile, there are a couple work-arounds for exporting citations. If you need a work-around, please contact the RefWorks Help Group here in the Library at :  lib-refworks@interchange.ubc.ca

Koerner Library’s Humanities and Social Sciences Department is offering a workshop series geared to graduate students in the Faculty of Arts. These workshops cover advanced research, staying current in your area of study, publishing and author’s rights.

Upcoming topics include:

•       Citation management

•       Current awareness tools

•       How to do research for a literature review

•       Finding and using data from the Census of Canada

•       Finding Statistics Canada data using CANSIM

•       Getting published in the Humanities and Social Sciences

•       Scholarly rights and responsibilities

•       Increasing the impact of your research

The workshops run throughout the fall 2011 term and are open for registration.

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