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Jan
26
2023

Keeping Current with Scholarly Literature (In Person)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

While the research literature grows at an exponential rate, the time available to graduate students to discover, read, and evaluate the importance of literature in one’s field of study remains fixed.  Through discussion, mini-lecture, and hand-on activities participants in this workshop will explore strategies to keep current with the literature in their field of study as well as to use their time effectively to accomplish that goal.  Those studying in the social sciences, humanities, the sciences, and technology will be able to incorporate at least one of these strategies into their ongoing practice.  This workshop is intended for Northwestern University students, staff, and faculty. This workshop will be presented in person by Anne Zald, Government Information Librarian.

Jan
27
2023

Can I Use This? Copyright and Fair Use in Practice (Online)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Online

Copyright is a growing concern among researchers, who may have questions like “When can I use someone else’s copyrighted work?” or “What rights do I have in my own research?” This workshop will cover basic copyright principles, as well as taking a deeper dive into how exceptions to the law like fair use apply in an academic setting. Expect large-group discussion of real-life fair use case studies. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of texts, images, and other copyrighted materials they would like to incorporate into their work for the group to discuss. This workshop is intended for Northwestern University students, staff, and faculty. This workshop will be online via Zoom by Liz Hamilton, Copyright Librarian at Northwestern University Libraries.

Jan
31
2023

Literature Review Basics for Undergraduates: From Research Question to Writing (Online)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Online

This workshop will introduce undergraduates to strategies for completing a literature review. The workshop will include tips and guidance on scoping, developing the research question, choosing databases and searching, organizing materials, and constructing a review. This workshop is geared toward Northwestern undergraduate students, but anyone can attend. It will be presented via Zoom by Lauren McKeen McDonald, Open Education Librarian; and Jason Kruse, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian.

Jan
31
2023

Your Dissertation and Copyright: What You Need to Know (Online)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Online

As you prepare your dissertation, you may have questions about copyright. Can you use articles you’ve published during your time at Northwestern? What about images and texts by other creators? This workshop will help you understand copyright as it applies to your dissertation, from the basics of copyright ownership to exceptions like fair use. No matter where you are in your program, come to discuss real-life examples – and feel free to bring your own. This workshop is intended for Northwestern University students, staff, and faculty. This workshop will be online via Zoom by Liz Hamilton, Copyright Librarian at Northwestern University Libraries.

Jan
31
2023

Cite Smarter and Manage Your Research: EndNote Workshop (Online)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Online

In an increasingly complex and fractured information landscape keeping track of your research can be an overwhelming task. Fortunately, tools are available to help. In this session we will introduce you to the bibliographic tool EndNote that can help you organize your research materials and save you countless hours in the course of your reading and writing. EndNote can help you gather information from remote databases, organize and sort records and notes, and automatically format citations and bibliographies in a finished paper.

Feb
1
2023

Text Analysis with the HathiTrust Research Center: Advanced Features (In Person)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evanston

Text analysis is the use of computational algorithms on unstructured text. It is used in the humanities and social sciences to extract interesting data from historical resources, such as books, newspapers, plays, or poetry. The HTRC (HathiTrust Research Center) enables beginner-to-advanced text analysis on the HathiTrust Digital Library collection, an online library of over 17 million digitized items. This workshop will focus on the more advanced algorithms in the HTRC: the Extracted Features download and the Topic Model Explorer. It is recommended (but not required) you take Introduction to Text Analysis with the HathiTrust Research Center prior to attending this workshop. This workshop is intended for Northwestern University students, staff, and faculty. This workshop will be led by Jamie Carlstone, Authority Metadata Librarian at Northwestern University.

Feb
2
2023

Literature Review Basics for Graduate Students: From Research Question to Writing (Online)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Online

This workshop will introduce graduate students to strategies for completing a literature review. The workshop will include tips and guidance on developing and refining a research question, choosing databases, advanced searching techniques, using citation management tools for organizing materials, and tips on constructing a review. The content will apply to literature reviews for short papers to articles to dissertations. This workshop will be presented virtually over Zoom by Lauren McKeen McDonald, Open Education Librarian; and Jason Kruse, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian. Register to receive connection information.

Feb
3
2023

Text Analysis with the HathiTrust Research Center: Advanced Features (Online)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Online

Text analysis is the use of computational algorithms on unstructured text. It is used in the humanities and social sciences to extract interesting data from historical resources, such as books, newspapers, plays, or poetry. The HTRC (HathiTrust Research Center) enables beginner-to-advanced text analysis on the HathiTrust Digital Library collection, an online library of over 17 million digitized items. This workshop will focus on the more advanced algorithms in the HTRC: the Extracted Features download and the Topic Model Explorer. It is recommended (but not required) you take Introduction to Text Analysis with the HathiTrust Research Center prior to attending this workshop. This workshop is intended for Northwestern University students, staff, and faculty. This workshop will be led by Jamie Carlstone, Authority Metadata Librarian at Northwestern University.

Feb
8
2023

Keeping Current with Scholarly Literature (Online)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Online

While the research literature grows at an exponential rate, the time available to graduate students to discover, read, and evaluate the importance of literature in one’s field of study remains fixed.  Through discussion, mini-lecture, and hand-on activities participants in this workshop will explore strategies to keep current with the literature in their field of study as well as to use their time effectively to accomplish that goal.  Those studying in the social sciences, humanities, the sciences, and technology will be able to incorporate at least one of these strategies into their ongoing practice.  This workshop is intended for Northwestern University students, staff, and faculty. This workshop will be presented online via Zoom by Anne Zald, Government Information Librarian.

Feb
10
2023

Cite Smarter and Manage Your Research: Zotero Workshop (Online)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Online

In an increasingly complex and fractured information landscape, keeping track of your research can be an overwhelming task. Fortunately, tools are available to help. In this session we will introduce you to the bibliographic tool Zotero that can help you organize your research materials and save you countless hours in the course of your reading and writing. Zotero is a freely available citation management software that works through a web browser. Zotero is easy to use and allows you to collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Feb
21
2023

Introduction to Evidence Synthesis: Systematic Reviews (In Person)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

This session will introduce you to what evidence synthesis is, steps in the systematic review process, and the support services that Northwestern Libraries provides. Topics covered include different types of reviews, what to do before starting a review, software & tools, and scaling down projects using systematic review techniques. This workshop is restricted to Northwestern faculty, students, and staff. This workshop will be presented by Lauren McKeen McDonald, Open Education Librarian; and Jason Kruse, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian.

Feb
21
2023

Research is Non-Linear (In Person)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Evanston

Research is often portrayed as a linear process of discrete parts to be followed in sequential order. In practice, the components of the research process overlap, are interconnected, and repeat. This session will explore the messiness of research and highlight tools, services, and tips to help you navigate the process. Drawing on real-world examples, the presenters will discuss pitfalls and opportunities to help normalize potentially stressful experiences and help you mitigate them.

Feb
22
2023

Cite Smarter and Manage Your Research: EndNote and Zotero Drop-In Assistance

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

In an increasingly complex and fractured information landscape, keeping track of your research can be an overwhelming task. Fortunately, citation management tools like EndNote and Zotero are available to help. These tools can help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. No registration needed. Drop by any time during these hours for help getting started using EndNote or Zotero, if you're already using the software and need help, or if you're just curious how a citation management tool can work for you!

Feb
23
2023

Research is Non-Linear (Online)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Online

Research is often portrayed as a linear process of discrete parts to be followed in sequential order. In practice, the components of the research process overlap, are interconnected, and repeat. This session will explore the messiness of research and highlight tools, services, and tips to help you navigate the process. Drawing on real-world examples, the presenters will discuss pitfalls and opportunities to help normalize potentially stressful experiences and help you mitigate them.

Feb
23
2023

Introduction to Evidence Synthesis: Systematic Reviews (Online)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Online

This session will introduce you to what evidence synthesis is, steps in the systematic review process, and the support services that Northwestern Libraries provides. Topics covered include different types of reviews, what to do before starting a review, software & tools, and scaling down projects using systematic review techniques. This workshop is restricted to Northwestern faculty, students, and staff. This workshop will be presented by Lauren McKeen McDonald, Open Education Librarian; and Jason Kruse, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian.

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