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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.)

Graduate Essentials For Academic Research (GEAR)

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This graduate student workshop, hosted and led by UNB Libraries, features Instruction sessions that include how to:

* Optimize citation management tools, including Mendeley and Zotero, and how to leverage them to discover new research

* Manage and share your research data, including information on the new Tri-Agency requirements

* Navigate the world of scholarly publishing, from accessing content from peers to publishing your own work

Date: Thursday, October 11th

Time: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Harriet Irving Library, Milham Room (Rm 100)

RSVP: bit.ly/2xRvKyZ

Light lunch provided.

Please contact Jeannie Bail, jbail@unb.ca  or Jamie MacKenzie, jmackenz@unb.ca for further information.

UNB Libraries’ Research Toolkit

UNB Libraries: Research Toolkit

A self-paced, interactive set of modules for learning the basics of library use and academic research. Housed in D2L Brightspace, the Toolkit introduces students to library services and the academic research process at UNB.

Find it in the ‘Free Course Registration’ section in D2L.

•  UNB Libraries’ services and spaces, including course reserves
•  UNB WorldCat, including how to locate items on the shelves
•  Subject Guides, including discipline-specific databases and other eresources
•  Academic research vocabulary, including peer review
•  Academic publication cycle from idea to published findings
•  Research tools, including how to choose the most effective ones
•  Academic integrity, including the mechanics of citing and paraphrasing
•  Strategies for shaping research topics and evaluating sources
Searching UNB Libraries’ databases
•  Keywords, phrase searching, and synonyms
•  Boolean operators
•  Subject headings
•  Citation management via Zotero
Benefits for Instructors: Benefits for Students:
• incorporate content relevant to course requirements
• assign modules for course marks
• focus on subject specific instruction with your librarian
• learn effective use of UNB Libraries’ resources
• recognize markers of quality for academic sources
• discover library services and spaces

For more information contact us:
askus@unb.ca
(506) 453-3546

Zotero Workshop (SJ) – Feb. 28th

Want to learn how to organize your research and manage citations? We can help! UNB Libraries invites students, faculty, and researchers to a Zotero workshop on February 28, 2018 at 10:30am in Hans W. Klohn Commons room G16.  Zotero is a free research organization tool that includes citation management.

The workshop will consist of two parts:

10:30 – 11:30 Getting set up with Zotero and learning its basic functions
11:30 – 12:00 Setting up and using Zotero Groups (feel free to only come to this session if you’re already familiar with Zotero)

We encourage everyone to bring a laptop, however we will have some computers available.

Contact Alex Goudreau at alex.goudreau@unb.ca for further information.

Zotero Workshop – Feb. 14th

Richelle Witherspoon, from UNB Libraries, is holding an open Zotero workshop in the Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab ( Room #112) on February 14th at 2:00 pm.  The workshop will consist of two parts:

2:00 – 3:00          Getting set up with Zotero and learning its basic features

3:00 – 3:30          Setting up and using Zotero Groups

If you are already a Zotero user and would just like to learn about Groups, feel free to skip the first hour and come at 3:00.  If you are not a Zotero user but would like to learn about Groups, you are welcome to stick around for the second part.

Academic Integrity: How Not To Plagiarize

In this session we will define plagiarism, explain the importance of citations in academic work, introduce you to different citation styles, teach you how to properly paraphrase, and give you useful tips for using sources with integrity.

You have two chances to do this session:

  • Nov. 7th, 1:00pm
  • Nov. 9th, 10:00am

in the Milham Room, Harriet Irving Library.

Movies, Pictures And Readings In Your Classroom: Copyright Basics

Tuesday, September 26, 11:00am OR
Thursday, September 28, 2:30 pm
Milham Room (Room #100)
Harriet Irving Library
UNB Fredericton Campus

Each session includes a brief overview of the UNB Copyright Guidelines and provides an opportunity for Staff and Faculty to ask specific or general questions about distributing content to students in the classroom or online.

Copyright sessions with an emphasis on the needs of course instructors continue to be offered periodically. Additional sessions will be added in response to demand. Please let us know if you or your department or faculty has an interest in having an additional session scheduled.

For further information about copyright issues or sessions, please see Copyright at UNB or contact Josh Dickison (447-3378).

Winter Warmer Series In The HIL

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7 principles – 7 presenters – 7 faculties


The Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL) is offering a new series of 7 sessions based on the book How Learning Works – Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan A. Ambrose et al. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010).

Each session features one of the 7 principles. The 7 presenters come from 7  faculties, and each presenter is free to design the session as s/he wishes.

Find full details about the sessions, including descriptions and times.

All sessions will be in the Milham Room of the Harriet Irving Library.

Sessions are open and free, but pre-registration is required.