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Upcoming Workshops

Copyright Basics

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Come learn the fundamentals of U.S. copyright, what fair use allows, and the benefits of the Creative Commons.

Web of Science Advanced Workshop

Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Monday, February 11, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you a Web of Science database user? Would you like to take full advantage of all the available features? Come to this hands-on workshop and learn about citation alerts, cited reference searching, visual and tabular results analysis, and more.

How to Prepare for a Poster Session

Downtown Library, Room 104 | Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Poster sessions at conferences and professional meetings present excellent opportunities to visually convey your research findings. At this workshop, you will learn everything you need to know to be prepared for a successful poster session, including best practices for poster design, how to effectively engage with attendees, and guidelines for creating informative handouts. You will also learn where you can print your poster at the WVU Libraries and how to archive your poster in the Research Repository.

EndNote Basic

Health Sciences Library, Room LC-2 | Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

EndNote Basic is a companion web version of the desktop EndNote, provided as part of the Web of Science database. It is used to collect and organize references as well as cite them while writing a paper. It can also be a powerful collaboration tool. Learn how to quickly and easily collect reference information from online databases via direct export, or importing as text files. Use Cite While You Write to insert references and format citations and bibliographies. This is an introductory level class, and no prior knowledge of EndNote Basic is needed. To register, email Virginia Desouky at or call 304.293.1921.

Finding Funding for Faculty and Graduate Students

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This workshop will cover two tools available to WVU scholars for finding external funding: The Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online Professional, and Pivot. Participants will learn basic search strategies for both databases as well as how to set up their profiles in Pivot and how to create funding alerts. Participants will also learn internal procedures for applying for funding and how WVU Sponsored Programs can help them in their funding search.

Engineering Village Advanced Workshop

Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Friday, February 15, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

You may have your keyword searching down pat, but Engineering Village can do so much more. Come learn how to take advantage of the advanced features of this valuable engineering resource. (Rescheduled from snow days.)

Scopus, it’s back!

Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Monday, February 18, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Did you miss the Scopus database last year? Well, it’s back! Scopus covers research topics across all scientific and technical disciplines, ranging from medicine and social sciences to arts and humanities. Come learn how to take advantage of this valuable resource.

Measuring & Promoting Your Research

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to:

  • Promote and measure the impact of your research.
  • Choose high-impact journals to publish in.
  • Identify collaborators.

Data and Donuts: First Steps with SPSS

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Friday, February 22, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

An introductory data analysis workshop. The session will be hands-on and intended for beginners, no previous knowledge of data analysis and/or SPSS is required. Will cover data transfer, data preparation, descriptive statistics, introduction to data visualization, and introduction to linear regression.

Donuts will be provided.

Google Scholar Workshop

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Is Google Scholar a favorite in your research strategy? Come learn to take advantage of advanced features such as search alerts, metrics, and more.

Consumer Research Workshop

Business and Economics Building, Room 347 | Friday, March 1, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

This workshop will provide participants will an introductory overview of Simmons OneView. Collected from national household surveys, Simmons data includes consumer demographics (age, gender, income, etc.), consumer psychographics (behavior, attitudes, etc.), brand and product usage, spending behavior, and media habits. Marketing, Entrepreneur, and Communications students (upper undergraduate, Master, or PhD level) who would like to learn how to use Simmons to inform their marketing strategies, advertising choices, and other business decisions are encouraged to attend.

Managing Your Rights to Your Published Research

Downtown Library, Room 104 | Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In addition to producing scholarship, researchers need to understand how to manage the distribution of their work through publishing and other forms of sharing, such as personal or departmental websites, digital repositories like SSRN and arXiv, and academic networking sites like ResearchGate and In this one hour workshop, you will learn about your rights as an academic author, and how these rights can change through the course of publishing your work. You will acquire experience scrutinizing author-publisher agreements, and learn how these agreements impact your ability to lawfully share your work online and elsewhere. You will also learn about strategies for retaining the rights that enable you to share your work in the places that are most important to you.

Technical Writing 1: Clarity & Concision

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This free workshop for both undergraduate and graduate students will cover strategies for achieving clear and concise technical writing.

How to use the Research Repository @ WVU

Downtown Library, Room 104 | Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Research Repository is WVU's open access institutional repository and online home for the scholarship, creative work, and research of WVU faculty, students, and researchers. In this workshop, you will learn how you can use the repository to archive your work, share your posters and presentations, publish digital projects, and make your articles open access without any publication charges.

Digital Humanities: A Gentle Introduction

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Monday, March 25, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

What are the digital humanities, and what can you do with them? This workshop will provide an introduction to the field, debates within it, and sample tools/projects across a variety of platforms. Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage in hands-on exploration. Neither prior experience nor technological expertise are required.

Technical Writing Workshop II: Ethics

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This free workshop for both undergraduate and graduate students will cover ethical issues related to technical writing.

Submitting Your ETD

Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Library, Room 136 | Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All graduate students who write a thesis, dissertation, or problem/project report (ETD) for their degree program are required to submit their ETD to the Research Repository @ WVU, West Virginia University’s institutional repository. In this workshop, we will explain the ETD formatting requirements, walk you through the submission process, and answer all of your questions to help make your ETD submission a stress-free process.

Data and Donuts: First Steps with Data Sources and ICPSR

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Friday, March 29, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Having trouble finding the data you need for your project? This workshop will describe the data landscape and give you tools to learn how to efficiently find data sources to suit your needs. Workshop will be lecture-based with some hands-on exposure to general resources, ICPSR, WorldBank, UNData, etc.

Donuts will be provided.

Data and Donuts: Text Mining with HathiTrust and Python

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Friday, April 5, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

An introductory text mining workshop that will demonstrate common methods and tools used in this area of scholarship. Participants will get hands on experience using the text analysis tools provided by the Hathitrust Research Center (HTRC) and using command line to run basic text analysis with PythonAnywhere. No knowledge of text mining, HTRC, or python necessary.

Donuts will be provided.