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Upcoming Workshops

Engineering Village Research Skills

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Monday, March 18, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Engineering Village database provides engineers with a specialized search platform. Learn to exploit this comprehensive platform and discover newly-added features.

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.

Unleashing the Power of eBooks for Engineers

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come explore the Knovel, Access Engineering, and Safari eBook packages. Learn tips for enhancing your searches. Explore special features for each package including property values, videos, and cutting edge computer & technology information.

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.

Managing Your Rights to Your Published Research

Downtown Library, Room 104 | Wednesday, March 27, 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 Academia.edu. 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.

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.

Scopus Overview and Pizza Lunch

Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Monday, April 1, 2019 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Registration Form
Downtown Library, Room 104 | Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Registration Form
Health Sciences Library, Room LC-3 | Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Registration Form

This workshop for graduate, undergraduate, and postdoc students will cover the essentials of Scopus with an overview of searching, author profiles, and reference management. Lunch will be provided.

Evansdale Campus Scopus Training

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Monday, April 1, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop will cover setting up Scopus to receive publication information, managing your scholarly profile, integration with ORCID, how to find new collaborators or potential labs to continue research career. It is aimed at anyone interested in research at the Evansdale Campus (Faculty, Grads, Undergrads, PostDocs, Technicians, etc.). Registration Form

Scopus API Training

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop covers how to register for an API key, how Scopus' API works, differences between retrieval and search, and how to use API's with Python to fetch results related to West Virginia University. Registration Form

Downtown Campus Scopus Training

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop will cover setting up Scopus to receive publication information, managing your scholarly profile, integration with ORCID, how to find new collaborators or potential labs to continue research career. It is aimed at anyone interested in research at the Downtown Campus (Faculty, Grads, Undergrads, PostDocs, Technicians, etc.). Registration Form

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.

General Scopus Introduction

Health Sciences Library, Room LC-3 | Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 9:30 AM -10:30 AM

This workshop will cover an introduction to Scopus for Health Science researchers. This includes searching, bibliographic functionalities, field weighted citation impact, data sets, cited reference searching, and reference management. Registration Form

Mendeley Interoperability with Scopus

Health Sciences Library, Room LC-3 | Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will cover how to utilize Scopus with the citation management program Mendeley, along with additional reference managers. It will also cover how to operate the Mendeley Analytics Dashboard and its use in research work flow. Registration Form

Systematic Reviews and Other Questions on Scopus

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

The workshop will cover how to perform a systematic review with Scopus. Topics include how to use index terms to narrow searches, how to search medline data, and other questions not covered in previous workshops. Registration Form

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.

Humanities PhDs: Careers Beyond the Professoriate

Downtown Library, Room 104 | Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 11:30 AM -1:00 PM

Whether you're a new Humanities graduate student, ABD and contemplating the job market, or a faculty member seeking to support your advisees, we invite you to join us for what we hope will be an ongoing conversation about career paths both within and beyond academia for Humanities PhDs. This event will be highly interactive, prioritizing attendee questions and concerns. A group of Humanities PhD-holders in non-professorial positions will also share their experiences.