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UNB Libraries’ Research Toolkit

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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 - under 'Libraries' Research Toolkit'.

•  UNB Libraries’ services, including course reserves and document delivery
•  UNB WorldCat, including finding e-books
•  Research Guides, including discipline-specific databases and other e-resources
•  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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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)

GEAR: Graduate Essentials for Academic Research

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.

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

cover of book How Learning Works

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.

Digitization Basics Workshop – Feb. 18th

Instructors: Mike Meade and Erik Moore

Date: 18 February 2017, 1pm – 4pm

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

Why digitize a photograph, historic primary text, or a collection of objects? Join Erik Moore and Mike Meade, of UNB Libraries’ Centre for Digital Scholarship, in exploring some fundamental tools and skills of digitization. Whether you’re an undergraduate assigned a digitization project, a grad student augmenting a thesis or dissertation, or a researcher fulfilling part of a Tri-Agency grant, this workshop will help you consider numerous aspects of artifact digitization, including identifying your intended audience, dealing with limitations of available equipment, producing high-quality images for the web, developing metadata, using and re-using your digitized work, and considering your digital project’s life cycle. We’ll also give you an inside look at digital imaging operations in the Centre for Digital Scholarship, and provide you with some resources for further exploration.

To register, visit //www.unbtls.ca/events/

Fundamentals in Digital Scholarship is a new series of free workshops hosted by UNB Libraries’ Centre for Digital Scholarship, and aimed at introducing the UNB community to current topics, tools, and techniques in digital scholarship. For more information on the series, please contact Erik Moore (ecmoore@unb.ca).

Introduction To R: A Language For Statistical Computing

introtorR is an environment for statistical computing and graphics.

This one-day workshop, organized by the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit, will provide a brief introduction for new users, with a focus on practical applications:

  • R syntax and objects (e.g. matrices, data frames)
  • Importing, exporting, and manipulating data
  • Creating and using functions
  • Basic plotting and data analysis

Participants are not expected to have any previous experience working with R, but should have some familiarity with basic data manipulation and statistical analysis in other software, such as SAS, SPSS, S-PLUS, or STATA. Computers are available on-site; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.


Date & Time:
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 (9am-4pm)
Location:
Data/GIS Lab (Rm 310)
Harriet Irving Library [map]
UNB Fredericton campus
5 MacAulay Lane
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H5


REGISTER for this free workshop.

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