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Feb
1
2022

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

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, No Location

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 will be presented by Lauren McKeen McDonald, Open Education Librarian; and Jason Kruse, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian.

Feb
1
2022

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research: EndNote Workshop (Virtual)

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. This workshop will be held online via Zoom.

Feb
2
2022

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

2:00 PM - 3:00 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 will be held over Zoom and is presented by Lauren McKeen McDonald, Open Education Librarian; and Jason Kruse, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian.

Feb
3
2022

Can I Use This? Copyright and Fair Use in Practice

1:00 PM - 2:00 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 presented by Liz Hamilton, Copyright Librarian at Northwestern University Libraries. This is a virtual event, held over Zoom.

Feb
9
2022

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research: Zotero Workshop (Virtual)

11:00 AM - 12:00 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 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. This workshop is hosted by Northwestern University Libraries and will be held online via Zoom.

Feb
22
2022

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research Zotero & EndNote Drop-In Help

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, tools are available to help. Zotero and EndNote are powerful bibliographic management software that can help you organize your research materials and save you countless hours in the course of your reading and writing. EndNote is available for free to current Northwestern students, staff, and faculty and Zotero is a freely available citation management software that works through a web browser. No need to register, drop by with questions anytime between 12pm and 1pm at the Northwestern University Library main corridor.

Mar
23
2022

The Fair Use Checklist: A Critical Thinking Tool for Copyright Evaluations

1:00 PM - 2:00 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 provide an overview of fair use (a right granted to users under copyright law) and how to apply fair use principles to uses in an academic context. We’ll talk in depth about how to use the fair use checklist to evaluate and document fair use decisions. 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 presented by Liz Hamilton, Copyright Librarian at Northwestern University Libraries. This is a virtual event, held over Zoom.

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