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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. Sessions will take place in the Learning Lab (Room #112), in the Harriet Irving Library.

Date Time Session
January 28 10:00am – 11:30am Zotero
February 7 10:00am – 11:30am Mendeley
February 28 10:00am – 11:30am Image Use and Copyright
March 14 10:00am – 11:30am Theses and Dissertation
March 21 10:00am – 11:30am Market Research

 

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

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.
Please RSVP
Instructor: Tatiana Zaraiskaya

Image Use and Copyright: Images are playing an increasingly prevalent role in every facet of our digital expression. This session will explore the effectiveness, sourcing and evaluation of images for personal and professional use. In celebration of Fair Dealing Week in Canada, we will practice the skills presented in the session for a few rousing rounds of the Canadian Copyright Card Game!
Please RSVP
Instructors: Josh Dickison, Marc Bragdon, and Kim Vose Jones

Theses and Dissertation: A primer on how you can make your life easier by utilizing thesis/dissertation templates provided by UNB Libraries and the School of Graduate Studies.
Please RSVP
Instructors: Mike Nason and Rob Glencross

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.
Please RSVP
Instructor: Sally Armstrong

 

Graduate Essentials for Academic Research (GEAR)

 

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

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.