Graduate Students

GEAR – Free Workshops For Graduate Students

All graduate students are welcome to attend GEAR [Graduate Essentials for Academic Research] a series of free workshops hosted by UNB Libraries.

Date Time Session Location
Oct. 17 2pm - 3:30pm Zotero Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab #112
Oct. 29 10am - 11:30am Library Research Tools for STEM Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab #112
Nov. 5 10am - 11:30am Mendeley Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab #112
Nov. 21 2pm - 3:30pm Market Research Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab #112
Nov. 28 6pm - 7:30pm Issues in Scholarly Publishing UNB Grad House, Windsor Street

Zotero: An intro to Zotero, which is a free, easy-to-use citation management tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.
Instructor: Richelle Witherspoon and Aggie Sliwka  [RSVP]

Library Research Tools for STEM: This session will review how to effectively use a variety of databases for patents and standards research. Topics include an overview of the advanced Scopus features and functions, such as journal analytics and metrics,  author profile, research trends, PlumX metrics, alerts, and export citations to Mendeley and other programs.  We will compare Google Scholar and Scopus, and demonstrate how to set up off-campus access to full-text publications in Google Scholar. Please bring your laptop with you if you wish to follow along!
Instructor: Tatiana Zaraiskaya  [RSVP]

Mendeley: Learn how to optimize Mendeley for your research projects. By the end of this session, you will be able to create your first bibliography, network with colleagues and peers, and discover new research in your field! You’re encouraged to bring your own laptop.
Instructor: Tatiana Zaraiskaya [RSVP]

Market Research: Discover UNB Libraries market research databases. Learn how they can help validate a business idea, lead you to competitors, provide information on emerging technologies, and more.
Instructor: Sally Armstrong
[RSVP]

Issues in Scholarly Publishing: Scholarly Publishing is increasingly evolving. Navigating these shifts can be overwhelming. Researchers are being asked to consider open access. Bad faith publishers and vanity presses are preying on folks under pressure to publish. Funding bodies are requiring more public access to publications and research data. And, on top of it all, researchers have more ways to connect with their communities of practice than ever before. There are an overwhelming amount of ways to share your work. This session addresses some of these trends in publishing, intellectual property, and scholarly profiles.
Instructors: Mike Nason [RSVP]

 

 

Systematic Review Bootcamp

Learn how to write a systematic review from beginning to end.

Graduate students & Faculty you’re invited to this free 8-session workshop series. It will teach you everything you need to know to write a high-quality, publishable systematic review by the end of the summer.

Sessions will be from 9:00 AM – Noon (1/2 instruction and 1/2 hands-on application).

May 15: Getting started with your systematic review
May 22: Developing a search strategy (Part 1)
May 29: Developing a search strategy (Part 2)
June 5: Unstructured*
June 12: Article screening and grey literature
June 26: Unstructured*
July 17: Critical appraisals and their tools
July 31: Data extraction and synthesis

*Unstructured sessions will allow for additional in-person guidance and/or time to expand on any topics of interest.

If there is a session that you are unable to attend, we will record our lectures and make them available on D2L. Classes will not be live-streamed.

Please Register: Eventbrite √
(Course offer is based on a minimum number of registrants.)

Imposter Syndrome Party – Jan. 26th

Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are welcome to the I.U.C. Building Atrium outside the Science & Forestry Library for an opportunity to get to know other graduate students in an inclusive and positive environment. Discover each other’s strong points and give encouragement!

Tea and coffee will be provided.

Thursday, January 26th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
IUC Building, Science Concourse

Graduate Study Carrels

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Graduate study carrels are small offices that can be used by full-time graduate students who require quiet study space to prepare theses/dissertations. The Harriet Irving Library is pleased to offer two options–bookable graduate carrels and private graduate carrels.

Bookable Graduate Carrels

Ten study carrels on the 5th floor of the Harriet Irving Library have been designated “bookable graduate carrels” that can be booked only by full-time graduate students, free of charge, in advance, for a period of one week (Monday @ 10am until the following Monday @ 9am). A refundable $30 key deposit is required to claim the carrel key.

Book online!

Private Graduate Carrels

Twenty study carrels on the 5th floor of the Harriet Irving Library have been designated “private graduate carrels” that can be rented by graduate students for either one term or one academic year; the cost to rent a private graduate carrel is $50/term, plus a refundable $30 key deposit. Preference will be given to PhD students who are working on their dissertations and who are in greatest need of this space.

Download the application form and submit your completed form to the Commons Service Desk at the HIL.


Please consult the Conditions of Use for Graduate Study Carrels.

RA Library Sessions

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Are you a Research Assistant who could benefit from some not-so-obvious research tips?

Come to learn about various strategies that you could use in your work as a Research Assistant.

What could you do when you cannot find an item? What services are currently available to support your research? How could RefWorks help you organize and share your results?

You are welcome to bring your own questions.

Registration is NOT required for this 30-minute drop-in session.


Where:

HIL Seminar Room (HIL 417)

Session Times:

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 (10:30am) or
Thursday, 8 May 2014 (3pm) or
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 (6pm)

Grad Student Session

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Services for Graduate Students

Drop in to learn about the many ways in which UNB Libraries can support your graduate research & writing!

Free, 30-minute session!


Harriet Irving Library Seminar Room (417)

  • Wednesday, February 26 (3pm)
  • Thursday, February 27 (6pm)
  • Tuesday, March 4 (10:30am)

Ask Us logo for more info at the HIL Research Help Desk.