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Jan
28
2021

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research: EndNote Workshop

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, No Location

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
2021

Hidden in plain sight: HathiTrust Digital Library and Emergency Access

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, No Location

This session will introduce the HathiTrust Digital Library and the special provisions Hathi has put in place to help researchers during the Covid-19 crisis. The HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research libraries, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. In addition to the access Hathi regularly provides to over 5 million volumes held in the public domain, Northwestern faculty, students and staff now, through the Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS), have digital access to in-copyright works that the Northwestern libraries physically hold. Workshop leaders will provide an overview of ETAS and what this means for researchers as well as background on the types of materials that can be found in the HathiTrust; tips on accessing Hathi, downloading materials, creating and saving collections, and more. This workshop is limited to Northwestern University users with a current NetID. Presented by Geoff Morse, Interim Head of Research Services, and Liz Hamilton, Copyright Librarian

Feb
2
2021

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research: Zotero Workshop

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, No Location

In an increasingly complex and fractured information landscape keeping track of your repertoire lists and 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 repertoire/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
3
2021

GIS: Introduction to QGIS

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, No Location

QGIS is a free and open-source cross-platform desktop geographic information system (GIS) application that supports viewing, editing, and analysis of geospatial data. This workshop is targeted at new users with little to no GIS experience. QGIS runs on both Windows and MacOS. In QGIS , we will cover the basics of QGIS along with plotting XY data from a spreadsheet. Prerequisites: None.  You will need to download the application and install it. It's available, for free, here: https://qgis.org/en/site/

Feb
8
2021

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research: EndNote Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, No Location

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
10
2021

GIS: Introduction to ArcPro

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Online

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. In this workshop we will cover how create a project and do some basic map making and spatial analysis. Prerequisites: None.

Feb
17
2021

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research: Zotero Workshop

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, No Location

In an increasingly complex and fractured information landscape keeping track of your repertoire lists and 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 repertoire/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
17
2021

GIS: Introduction to ArcGIS Online

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Online

ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based mapping platform that enables users within an organization to access, create and share maps, analyze and visualize data, and build web applications, and more. This workshop is targeted at new users with little to no GIS experience. We will begin with the basics of making a web map, explore the main components of the user interface and their interactions. By the end of the workshop you will have the ability to create and publish a simple web map.

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