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Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to Mendeley

Health Sciences Library, Room LC-2 | Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Health Sciences Library, Room LC-2 | Monday, September 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mendeley is a citation manager that helps you collect, organize, format, and share citations. It’s available at no charge to WVU faculty, staff, and students. Come learn the basics. To utilize all the features, please bring your own laptop. To register, email Virginia Desouky at Virginia.Desouky@mail.wvu.edu or call  304.293.1921.

Get to Know the WVU Libraries

Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Monday, September 9, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The WVU Libraries offer many convenient services for graduate students and faculty -- so convenient, in fact, that you don’t even need to be in the library to use most of them. Come learn how to use e-reserves, e-journals, databases, interlibrary loan, and more.

Introduction to Zotero

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Friday, September 6, 2019 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Monday, September 16, 2019 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Downtown Library, Room 2036 | Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Health Sciences Library, Room LC-2 | Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Zotero is a citation manager that helps you collect, organize, format, and share citations. Come learn the basics.

Data and Donuts: Introduction to Research Data Management

Health Sciences Library, Room LC-1 | Monday, September 9, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn the fundamentals of keeping your data secure and organized through brief introductions to the core areas of data management: file storage and organization, file documentation, data preservation, and data sharing.

Introduction to Intellectual Property

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Monday, September 9, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

This introduction to intellectual property gives you an overview of copyright, trademarks, trade secrets and patents. Find out about these types of property and how to protect them.

Advanced PubMed: Beyond Basic Searching

Health Sciences Library, Room LC-2 | Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Health Sciences Library, Room LC-2 | Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This intermediate level workshop will help to improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed. Topics covered include MeSH, filters, and My NCBI including applying filters, email alerts of new citations, creating tables of contents alerts through the NLM Catalog. To register, email Virginia Desouky at Virginia.Desouky@mail.wvu.edu or call 304.293.1921.

Introduction to EndNote Basic

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Friday, September 13, 2019 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Health Sciences Library, Room LC-3 | Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Monday, September 23, 2019 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Health Sciences Library, Room LC-2 | Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

EndNote Basic is an online citation manager that helps you collect, organize, format, and share citations. It’s available at no charge to WVU faculty, staff, and students. Come learn the basics. To utilize all the features, please bring your own laptop.

To register for the sessions at the Health Sciences Library, email Virginia Desouky at Virginia.Desouky@mail.wvu.edu or call 304.293.1921.

Owning Your Research: Copyright and Publishing Agreements

Downtown Library, Room 104 | Monday, September 16, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this workshop we will cover common elements of publishing agreements and options for leveraging your rights as an author. You will also have a chance to ask questions about copyright that you may have encountered in your work.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Health Sciences Library, Room LC-1 | Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Explore the basics of conducting a systematic literature review, including how to frame a research question, and tips on developing a search strategy and searching the medical literature databases.

Getting Started on Literature Review

Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Do you have a literature review in your future? Come learn the basics steps and how to get started. No registration required. Bring your own laptop or use a library computer.

Data and Donuts: First Steps with SPSS

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Friday, September 20, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The session will be hands-on and intended for beginners, no previous knowledge of data analysis and/or SPSS is required. Will cover how to perform data entry and descriptions for quantitative and qualitative statistics in a data set as well as data transfer (import/export), data cleaning, and data preparation.

Trademarks: What’s In a Name?

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Monday, September 23, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Do you have a new business name? Do you have a new product? Learn about trademarks: how to protect your name and avoid counterfeiting someone else’s.

Dispelling the Myths about Open Access

Health Sciences Library, Room LC-3 | Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library, Room 2036 | Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop will define characteristics of open access vs. traditional publishing venues, discuss ways to evaluate open access journal quality, including the identification of predatory journals; list tools available to find an appropriate journal in which to publish, and discuss ways in which the WVU Libraries are supporting WVU authors to publish in open access journals.

Measuring & Promoting Your Research

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Health Sciences Library, Room LC-3 | Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Come learn how to: promote and measure the impact of your research; find out what the H-Factor, i10-index, and Altmetrics mean; choose high-impact journals to publish in; identify collaborators.

To register for the session at the Health Sciences Library, email Virginia Desouky at Virginia.Desouky@mail.wvu.edu or call 304.293.1921.

Data and Donuts: Next Steps with SPSS

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Friday, September 27, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This workshop will cover how to preform data analysis and data visualization for quantitative and qualitative statistics in a data set using SPSS. Attendees will get hands-on experience with running and exporting descriptive statistics, one sample t-tests, confidence intervals, correlations, and regressions. The session will be hands-on and intended for beginners.

CV to Résumé: Framing Humanities Skills for Diverse Markets

Downtown Library, Room 2036 | Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Graduate students in the Humanities develop a broad, valuable range of skills and experiences, but translating them for other markets can be daunting. Learn how to frame (and reframe) your skill set wherever you are in the job search process. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring a current CV.

An Introduction to the Literature Review Using Web of Science

John Chambers College of Business and Economics, Business Communications Center | Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

During this workshop, we will discuss the purpose of the literature review and a strategy to get you started and to keep you organized along the way. In particular we will explore how to best leverage Web of Science using sophisticated techniques to locate key business publications. Participants are asked to bring their own device.

Patents: Learning How to Search

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Monday, October 7, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Do you have an invention? Do you want to research older technologies? Do you want to figure out how a new technology works? Learn how searching patents using classification will assist you.

Increasing the Visibility of Your Research

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this workshop, we will discuss some commons tools for increasing the visibility and impact of your research, and go over some steps you can take to streamline the management of your online scholarly presence. This session is open to researchers at all career stages.

Where Should I Publish? Library Resources for Submission Decisions

Health Sciences Library, Room LC-2 | Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Find the right journal to publish your article in using library resources such as the Web of Science Core Collection, InCites Journal Citation Reports, and EndNote Match. Bring your completed or partial journal manuscript title/abstract and keywords to search and analyze the literature. To register, email Virginia Desouky at Virginia.Desouky@mail.wvu.edu or call 304.293.1921.

Open Educational Resources (OER) 101

Evansdale Library, Room 228/229 | Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Evansdale Library, Room 228/229 | Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This session explores how to ease some of the financial burden your students face by adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) and open textbooks in courses you teach. The session also explores how these materials can benefit you, too, by providing new instructional possibilities and freedom to rethink your curriculum.

Preparing for a Poster Session

Health Sciences Library, Room LC-1 | Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library, Room 104 | Monday, October 14, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Health Sciences Library, Room LC-1 | Friday, November 8, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In this workshop, we’ll cover everything you need to know to develop a successful poster presentation, including best practices for poster design, how to engage with attendees, and tips for creating effective handouts. Researchers from all levels and disciplines are welcome.

Finding Funding for Faculty and Graduate Students

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 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.

Introduction to Engineering Village

Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Data and Donuts: First Steps with Data Sources and ICPSR

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Friday, October 18, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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 including the data repository, ICPSR.

Open Pedagogy and the Humanities

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Monday, October 21, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This introductory workshop will cover a range of "open" topics, from locating openly licensed texts to fostering opportunities for creative, collaborative scholarship in the classroom. Learn how adopting principles of Open Pedagogy can help you remove barriers to education and create a more inclusive learning environment.

Creative Commons

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Geared for faculty and graduate teaching assistants, this workshop serves as a primer on Creative Commons for use in the classroom. The session will guide understanding of the purpose and use of Creative Commons licenses, as well as differentiate between and choose appropriate licenses for educational products.

Data and Donuts: First Steps with Tableau Public

John Chambers College of Business and Economics, Business Communications Center | Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 4:00 PM -5:00 PM

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of Tableau Public, including how to: import data into Tableau, design simple worksheets, combine worksheets into an interactive dashboard, and share visualizations with others. You're asked to bring your own device and download Tableau Public prior to the workshop. Session is intended for beginners with no previous knowledge of data visualization or Tableau.

Check Out the Evansdale Library Multimedia Equipment

Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you have a multimedia project in your future? Come learn about the still and video camera kits and microphones available to check out from the Evansdale Library.

Copyright Basics

Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

Submitting your ETD to the Research Repository @ WVU

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Monday, November 11, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Health Sciences Library, Room LC-2 | Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this workshop, we will explain the ETD formatting requirements, walk you through the submission process using the Research Repository @ WVU and answer all of your questions about submitting an ETD.

Data and Donuts:Text Mining with HathiTrust and Python

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Friday, November 8, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 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.