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Text Analysis Meetup

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Evanston

Join us to explore Constellate, a text analysis platform from the makers of JSTOR. Constellate includes both content from JSTOR and beginner-friendly tutorials and classes on doing text analysis with Python. Bring your project ideas, your research questions, or just yourself and your desire to learn. No prior coding experience is required—we’ll all learn from each other. Prerequisites: None 

Oct
10
2022

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research: EndNote Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:00 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.

Oct
11
2022

Research is Non-Linear

3:00 PM - 4:00 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. This workshop will be presented via Zoom by Gina Petersen, Assessment Librarian; and Jason Kruse, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian.

Oct
13
2022

Transportation Library Open House: Transportation and The City

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Evanston

Join us for the Northwestern University Transportation Library’s Fall Open House on Thursday, October 13 from 10am – 2pm. Transportation Library staff will be on hand to introduce a curated selection of library materials on the theme of Transportation & The City. This will include circulating items as well as rare and distinctive collections: books, journals, planning studies, reports, transit agency ephemera and maps, and more, all of which will touch on subjects including housing, urban planning, cities, and transportation. This Open House is open to all Northwestern students, faculty, and staff, as well as the public. Individuals and classes alike are welcome to drop in at any time during our open house hours. Questions? Email transportationlibrary@northwestern.edu.

Oct
14
2022

Research is Non-Linear

11:00 AM - 12:00 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. This workshop will be presented by Gina Petersen, Assessment Librarian; and Jason Kruse, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian.

Oct
18
2022

GIS: Introduction to ArcPro

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, 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. Prerequisites: None 

Oct
18
2022

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research: Zotero Workshop

2:00 PM - 3:00 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.

Oct
19
2022

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, 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.  Prerequisites: None 

Oct
25
2022

GIS: Introduction to QGIS

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Online

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. You will need to download the application and install it. It's available, for free, here. Prerequisites: None 

Oct
26
2022

Literature Review Basics for Undergraduates

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 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.

Oct
26
2022

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research: EndNote Workshop

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 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 presented online via Zoom.

Oct
26
2022

Introduction to Qualitative Analysis with NVIVO

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Online

This workshop will introduce you to NVIVO, a tool for coding and analyzing qualitative data (such as interviews, news articles, or open-ended survey responses). We’ll learn to use NVIVO’s core features and highlight some best practices for using software in qualitative analysis. Prerequisites: None 

Oct
27
2022

Literature Review Basics for Graduate Students

2:00 PM - 3:00 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.

Nov
4
2022

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research: Zotero Workshop

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 will be presented online via Zoom.

Nov
9
2022

Introduction to Evidence Synthesis: Systematic Reviews

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 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.

Nov
10
2022

Introduction to Evidence Synthesis: Systematic Reviews

2:00 PM - 3:00 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 via Zoom by Lauren McKeen McDonald, Open Education Librarian; and Jason Kruse, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian.

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