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

In case you missed this recent UBC Library event, Dr. Chu presented an exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries. The study examined reasons for using or not using social networking tools, the length of usage, and the perceived benefits and costs of using these tools. The study also offers insights for academic librarians to make informed decisions in applying social networking tools. Some examples of these social networking tools used by libraries included Facebook, Instant Messaging (IM), Twitter and LinkedIn. This presentation is now available in the Library Events collection at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42260.

To browse through other Library events in this collection, just click on the following link: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42260.

Did you know?

One of the most viewed items in the Library Events collection is a presentation that was part of UBC’s First International Open Access Day event back in October 2008. In support of the open access movement, the UBC Library joined with SPARC, PLoS (Public Library of Science), and Students for FreeCulture along with 65 other institutions in celebration of this worldwide event. You can listen to this presentation in cIRcle at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/2750.

UBC Library warmly welcomes Dr. Samuel Chu and his upcoming presentation, Social Networking Tools for Libraries: An exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries.

Dr. Chu is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. He will present his exploratory study, which examines reasons for using or not using social networking tools, the length of usage, and the perceived benefits and costs of using these tools. The study also offers insights for academic librarians to make informed decisions in applying social networking tools.

This free presentation takes place on Tuesday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lillooet Room (301), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Please register by Friday, April 6 at events.library.ubc.ca.

Excerpt in italics above is courtesy of the UBC Library blog

Did you know?

Dr. Chu is a UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) graduate as well as a former UBC Library employee. Take a moment to browse the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies’ collections in cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/588 by clicking on ‘Titles’ under ‘This Community’.

UBC Library warmly welcomes Dr. Samuel Chu and his upcoming presentation, Social Networking Tools for Libraries: An exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries.

Dr. Chu is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. He will present his exploratory study, which examines reasons for using or not using social networking tools, the length of usage, and the perceived benefits and costs of using these tools. The study also offers insights for academic librarians to make informed decisions in applying social networking tools.

This free presentation takes place on Tuesday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lillooet Room (301), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Please register by Friday, April 6 at events.library.ubc.ca.

About Dr. Chu

Dr. Chu, a graduate of UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and a former UBC Library employee, is the Deputy Director for the Centre for Information Technology in Education at the University of Hong Kong, where he is also the Program Director for the MSc (Library and Information Management). He has published more than 100 articles and books in the areas of IT in education, information and library science, and academic librarianship. 

For more information on Dr. Chu, please visit his University of Hong Kong profile page.

While still mocked in some quarters, the social networking service Twitter is gaining respect among B.C. educators and has even wormed its way into a few classrooms.Teachers who experimented with classroom tweeting during the last school year say it encourages concise writing because tweets are limited to 140 characters and opens a new channel for discussions, especially for students who are too shy to speak in class.

This Vancouver Sun article features opinions from teachers who have used Twitter to improve student learning outcomes.

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