laptopTips 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.

Monday, June 10, 10am-12pm http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4166
Thursday, June 20, 1-3pm http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4172
Thursday, June 27, 2-4pm http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4167

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 coreconcepts 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 Zotero:
Tuesday, June 18, 10am-12pm
Citation Management Using RefWorks:
Wednesday, June 26, 2-4pm http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4188
Citation Management Using Mendeley:
Friday, June 28, 10am-12pm http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4186
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Do you need an orientation or refresher session on managing your citations or tips for your literature reviews? Do you need some assistance with formatting your thesis? Or do you want to learn more about the Library’s current and historical newspaper collections from BC, Canada, US and beyond?

See the latest Library workshops being offered through the Koerner Library Research Commons Series, Undergraduate Student Workshop Series and Graduate Student Workshop Series listed below:

All the news that’s fit to print – http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3766

Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis: Little Things Mean a Lot! – http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3733

Citation Management Using Mendeley – http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3869

Citation Management Using Zotero – http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3700

Did You Know?

You can cite an unpublished work, such as a thesis or dissertation in cIRcle by using the format provided in this example below:

Blackman, M. J. (2008). Achieving economic and social sustainability in the inner city: The role of business improvements districts. cIRcle: UBC’s Digital Repository: Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) 2008+. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/2445.

Above photo: Walter C. Koerner 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: 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.

December 4, 2012, 9:00 – 11:00 am: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3295 

December 10, 2012, 9:00 – 11:00 am: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3298

December 13, 2012: 2:00 – 4:00 pm: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3296

 

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 an introductory workshop for an overview of citation management tools, or for a tool specific hands-on workshop to a brief introduction to the main concepts of citation management and detailed instruction for use of either RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendely.

Zotero: December 3, 2012, 4:00 – 6:00 pm: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3318

RefWorks: December 11, 4:00 – 6:00 pmhttp://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3314

Mendeley: December 13, 10:00 am – 12:00 pmhttp://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3326

 

Scholar, Blogger, Tweeter, Author: Building Your Academic Profile

Thinking about publishing your research? There are more ways to communicate your scholarly ideas than ever before. Learn about skills and tools for discussing, interacting, presenting, writing, commenting, and finally publishing your research. In this workshop you will:

  • develop a scholarly/publication profile using both traditional and social tools,
  • build knowledge of formal and informal modes of publication, and
  • identify ways to broadly participate in your field (e.g., webinars, blogs, open education resources)

December 4, 2012, 1:00 – 4:00 pm http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3422

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