Using Data and GIS in Research

  • Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Graduate Student Workshop Series
      Koerner Library Research Commons Series
      Humanities and Social Sciences Workshops
  • Location: RM216
  •  Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description: The session covers an overview of electronic statistical resources available to UBC researchers, both statistical databases and micro-level survey data for secondary analysis from Statistics Canada, academics, media outlets, and governments around the world. The session also includes a brief introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) and how it can be applied to academic research. GIS is advanced software used for spatial data analysis and visualization.

Click here to register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3945

Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis: Little Things Mean a Lot!

  • Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 4:30PM – 6:30PM
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Koerner Library Research Commons Series
      Thesis Formatting Workshop
      Graduate Student Workshop Series
  • Location: RM217
  •  Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description: 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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3701

Citation Management Using RefWorks

  • Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 10:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Koerner Library Research Commons Series
      Thesis Formatting Workshop
      Graduate Student Workshop Series
  • Location: RM217
  •  Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description: If you 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.

    This hands-on workshop introduces briefly the main concepts of citation management and gives detailed instruction for using RefWorks, a popular citation management tool licensed by UBC Library.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3863

 

Citation Management Using Zotero

  • Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 1:00PM – 3:00PM
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Koerner Library Research Commons Series
      Graduate Student Workshop Series
      Citation Management
  • Location: RM217
  •  Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description: If you 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.

    This hands-on workshop introduces briefly the main concepts of citation management and gives detailed instruction for installing and using Zotero, one of the most popular citation management tools.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3866

  • Stay Alert! Keeping Current with Research
  • Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 1:00PM – 3:00PM
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Humanities and Social Sciences Workshops
      Graduate Student Workshop Series
      Koerner Library Research Commons Series
      Sciences Workshop Series
  • Location: RM216
  •  Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description: Keeping current with new research in your field can be a challenge. In this workshop, you’ll learn strategies and tools to help you stay up-to-date with the published literature. We’ll cover:

    - How to create saved search alerts for new articles and dissertations on your topic
    – How to set up Table of Contents alerts for your favourite journals
    – How to find out when a key article has been cited by someone else
    – How to use social media tools such as blogs and Twitter to hear the buzz around new research

    Note: This session is not held in a computer lab – please bring your own laptop to participate in this hands-on session. Laptops are also available for borrowing at Koerner Library circulation desk (subject to availability).

  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/13c88f81942105a7

Come out to learn how RefWorks allows you to do the following: 

  • Electronically collect, organize and manage your references in a personal database
  • Format bibliographies, footnotes and in-text citations into almost any output style
  • Conveniently link references to full-text articles, eliminating storage of paper copy
  • Access your personal database 24/7 anywhere you have Internet access
  • Share references from your RefWorks database with anyone who has Internet access

This workshop will be held on Monday, 6 February from 10:00-10:45 am in Scarfe 155 (computer room in the Education Library)

The National Film Board’s Education Team is facilitating a workshop that demonstrates how to use NFB.ca in an educational setting. They are currently touring their BETA (a testing prototype) NFB.ca online content offer. Educators will be granted preview access to our BETA site, in order to begin using the benefits and tools of our online content offer in their own classrooms. These workshops will highlight new films, functions, resources for educators, thematic learning modules and hands-on activities that are customized to the meet the needs of students of all ages and abilities.

National Film Board in Your Classroom Workshop Info here

Please join us on Monday, 23 January from 10:00-11:15 am in Room 155 at the Education Library.

The Vancouver Sun  January 11, 2012. 2:59 pm • Section: Report Card

A second public forum on child poverty will be held in Vancouver this month to discuss B.C.’s dismal performance on this front.

It’s a continuation of a discussion sparked in September by Seymour teacher Carrie Gelson when she wrote an open letter to the people of Vancouver on behalf of her disadvantaged students.

The forum will be held Jan. 25, 7-9:30 p.m. at Langara College. Panelists include Gelson, Clyde Hertzman of the Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC and Dr. Barbara Fitzgerald, a UBC pediatrician, among others.

Find full details here.

Fitzgerald is behind a movement called Mom-to-Mom, which sees professional women, mainly from the UBC area, helping mothers living in poverty. Read about that here.

By Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun 

jsteffenhagen@vancouversun.com

© Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun

Passport to the Internet, is a UBC Library licensed Internet literacy tutorial.  It is designed to help students in Grades 4 to 8 develop the critical thinking skills they need to apply to their online experiences by enabling them to use popular online tools and Web sites in a secure and ethical manner, and to their full potential.  Come to this session to learn more about this valuable teaching resource.

This session is taking place today (Thursday, 3 November) from 12:15-1:00 pm in Scarfe 155 (inside the Education Library). 

Managing your research begins with knowing where to search, how to save, name, store, and organize your resources. Useful advice will be offered along with references about academic writing.  

Please join us today in Scarfe 155 (inside the Education Library) from 1:00-1:45 pm for this workshop. 

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