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Jan
16
2019

GIS Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

ArcGIS Professional (ArcGIS Pro) is the latest desktop geospatial analysis software from Esri. ArcPro makes it easier to visualize, edit and analyze your geographic data. This application is different from ArcMap which you have previously used. In this workshop we will cover how create a project and do some basic map making and spatial analysis.

Jan
17
2019

Data Workshop: Introduction to R

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Learn how to use this free tool for statistical computing. This workshop will cover setting up R, importing data, descriptive statistics and running linear regression models. Basic knowledge of statistics is recommended.

Jan
18
2019

Data Workshop: Introduction to R

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Learn how to use this free tool for statistical computing. This workshop will cover setting up R, importing data, descriptive statistics and running linear regression models. Basic knowledge of statistics is recommended.

Jan
22
2019

GIS Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

ArcGIS Professional (ArcGIS Pro) is the latest desktop geospatial analysis software from Esri. ArcPro makes it easier to visualize, edit and analyze your geographic data. This application is different from ArcMap which you have previously used. In this workshop we will cover how create a project and do some basic map making and spatial analysis.

Jan
23
2019

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research - Zotero

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

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.

Jan
23
2019

GIS Workshop: Introduction to QGIS

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

QGIS is a free and open-source cross-platform desktop geographic information system (GIS) application that supports viewing, editing, and analysis of geospatial data. In QGIS we will cover the basics of QGIS along with plotting XY data from a spreadsheet.

Jan
24
2019

Data Workshop: Intermediate R

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

For those that have competed the Introduction to R workshop and want to move past of basics of R and work on using some of the most used packages like ggplot2 and dplyr.

Jan
25
2019

Data Workshop: Intermediate R

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

For those that have competed the Introduction to R workshop and want to move past of basics of R and work on using some of the most used packages like ggplot2 and dplyr.

Jan
29
2019

GIS Workshop: Introduction to QGIS

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

QGIS is a free and open-source cross-platform desktop geographic information system (GIS) application that supports viewing, editing, and analysis of geospatial data. In QGIS we will cover the basics of QGIS along with plotting XY data from a spreadsheet.

Jan
29
2019

Researcher's Toolkit Workshop: Copyright and Fair Use in Practice

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

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. 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. No laptop required. Bring your lunch!

Jan
29
2019

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research - EndNote Online Workshop

5:00 PM - 6:00 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. This one-hour EndNote session will be offered over the BlueJeans desktop videoconferencing software available to all Northwestern affiliated faculty, students, and staff. Attendees must establish a BlueJeans account BEFORE the start of this workshop. Visit http://www.it.northwestern.edu/conferencing/bluejeans/ to get started.

Jan
31
2019

Data Workshop: Introduction to STATA

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Learn how to use this tool for statistical computing. This workshop will cover an overview of the interface, importing data, descriptive statistics and running linear regression models. Basic knowledge of statistics is recommended.

Feb
1
2019

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research - Mendeley

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Evanston

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 Mendeley that can help you organize your research materials and save you countless hours in the course of your reading and writing.

Feb
1
2019

Data Workshop: Data Manipulation with Excel

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Learn the useful functions and techniques for data manipulation and cleaning using Microsoft Excel such as vlookup, index, functions with series and more.

Feb
5
2019

Copyright: What you need to know

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Evanston

Copyright law is confusing. Can I use copyrighted materials in my course? What are the appropriate channels to acquire and distribute copyrighted materials? This session will go over copyright basics and also give you additional help resources. The first portion of the session is an overview of copyright essentials and helpful resources.The final 20 minutes of the workshop is devoted to answering your questions. This workshop is a partnership between the University Libraries, the Media and Design Studio, and Northwestern IT Teaching & Learning Technologies.

Feb
6
2019

Researcher's Toolkit Workshop: Finding Chemical Information: Substances and Reactions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

This session teaches substance and reaction searching techniques in Reaxys and SciFinder. You will learn how to build effective structure, substructure and reaction queries, and analyze and refine your answer sets. Some of the techniques that we will discuss include controlling substitution (defining generics and R groups, locking atoms and rings, adding variable points of attachment), mapping atoms, and forbidding transformations. We recommend basic familiarity with chemical structure searching. Please bring your laptop. Bring your lunch! No laptop required. Bring your lunch!

Feb
6
2019

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research - EndNote

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Evanston

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. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops to the workshop.

Feb
12
2019

Researcher's Toolkit Workshop: Data Storage Options

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

Data storage is a requirement for most researchers, but with so many available options, it’s hard to know which one is the right type for your data and research. This short workshop will give an overview of the data storage options at Northwestern, covering storage types, use cases, costs, and security & compliance considerations. We'll cover: The types of data storage that Northwestern supports How each type of data storage is accessed The costs associated with each type of data storage Example use cases for each type of data storage No laptop required. Bring your lunch!

Feb
13
2019

Collectors as Researchers: The Library & Indigenous Studies Explorations

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Did you know librarians conduct original research? This showcase and reception will highlight a few research efforts by librarians that have explored topics in indigenous studies. It will also feature some newly acquired rare materials. Remarks at 3:30pm.

Feb
19
2019

Researcher's Toolkit Workshop: Scholarly Blogging with Markdown, Jekyll, and GitHub

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

GitHub is a free online platform for sharing source code for computational research, open source software, and collaborative coding projects in a version controlled environment. GitHub users can also use the platform for hosting personal blogs, technical documentation, and project websites. These websites are built using Markdown, a simple plain-text formatting language, and Jekyll, an open source static site generator. This interactive workshop will cover the basics of Markdown, Jekyll, and GitHub in a scholarly or scientific context. Please bring your laptop. Bring your lunch!

Feb
26
2019

Researcher's Toolkit Workshop: Introduction to Accessing and Using Social Science Data

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

There is a vast amount of open and freely available social science data for use in your research. In this session we examine the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and National Historical Geographical Information System (NHGIS) resources and how you can put the thousands of datasets available through these resources to use using a range of analytical tools such as R, STATA, or geospatial software (QGIS or ArcGIS). ICPSR is the world's largest archive of digital social science data; they archive many surveys and exit polls. NHGIS provides free online access to summary statistics and GIS boundary files for U.S. censuses from 1790 through the present, as well as other georgraphical data files and surveys. We will cover how to download sample data from each website, as well as how to load that downloaded data into either statistical software (R & STATA) or GIS software (ArcGIS & QGIS). Please bring your laptop. Bring your lunch!

Mar
5
2019

Researcher's Toolkit Workshop: Introduction to Literary Analysis

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Text analysis is fundamental task in both the humanities and journalism. Traditional approaches to generating concordances, determining text topics, and mapping locations can now be performed speedily using freely available software such as Tapor, WordHoard, and TextServices that do not require extensive programming skills. We’ll look at several tools to see how they can help automate the analysis of literary texts, as well as blog and newspaper articles. We’ll also look at locating digital copies of literary texts you might want to analyze. Bring your lunch and laptop!

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