Library Researcher Series: Home

A drop-in workshop series offered by the University Library in Fall and Winter terms.

Schedule

Citation Manager Overview

Tuesday, January 19, 2:30 - 3:30 PM, Murray Library Room 161 Register

Are you interested in using a citation manager to handle all of your citations for a research project, but aren't sure which one to select?  We  will discuss RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero, and EndNote.  The session is meant to be informal, so come and bring your questions, and we'll try to answer them!

RefWorks 

Wednesday, January 20, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Education & Music Library Instruction Centre  Cancelled

This introductory session will introduce attendees to RefWorks, a reference management software that allows you to  import references/citations from online databases, organize them into topic folders, insert them in a variety of citation style formats (e.g. APA and MLA) into the body of your research paper, and generate formatted reference lists.  

BibTex Application with LaTex

Thursday, February 4, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Murray Library Room 161 Register

This session will be of special interests to graduate students in computer science, physics, and mathematics where LaTex is the preferred writing program. This hands-on session will provide an introduction to BibTex, demonstrate how to build BibTex databases from different resources, how to use JabRef to manage bib files and link bib file to PDF document, and how to cite and create bibliographies in LaTex. We will also introduce how to use the LaTex template for UofS thesis.

WestLaw… More than Just for Lawyers

Wednesday, February 10, 1:30 - 2:30, Murray LibraryRoom 161 Register

The University of Saskatchewan subscribes to WestlawNext campus wide. Greg Wurzer, the law librarian, will review the contents of this database that could be beneficial for answering law questions or for those who require access to a legal database. Other websites will also be covered for basic law questions, as well as contact information for library patrons seeking legal help.

Straight from the Source: Using Archival Material in Your Research

Thursday, February 11, 2:30 - 3:30,  Murray Library Room 145 (Collaborative Learning Lab) Register

University Archivist Tim Hutchinson will introduce participants to the joys and challenges of archival research, including understanding how archives are organized; tips and techniques for finding relevant collections (in Saskatoon and beyond); planning your visit; and online research. Presented as part of Archives Week activities.

Microform Resources in Humanities Research

Tuesday, February 23, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, Murray Library Room 145 (Collaborative Learning Lab) Register

This session will cover the access and use of microform resources for research in the humanities and is suitable for researchers in History, English, and other related areas of study.

EndNote

Thursday, February 25, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Health Sciences Library Register

This session offers attendees an introduction to EndNote X7 and how it may be used for library research. EndNote is a bibliographic citation management software available to purchase online (www.endnote.com) and from the U of S Campus Computer Store ($99.00)*.  This session will introduce you to the basic layout, and demonstrate how to import references from databases, manually add references, search databases from within EndNote, automatically find full text for your references, and use the Cite While You Write tool to aid in writing papers.

*A one-time free 30-day trial is available for users wanting to test out the product prior to purchasing.

iPortal and other Indigenous Research Tools

Wednesday, March 2, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, Murray Library Room 161 Register

This session will cover search tools specific to Indigenous Studies research.  For those who are unfamiliar with the Indigenous Studies Portal, and for those who are, new content in the iPortal will be featured.  The iPortal is a home-grown database that links to more than 50,000 full-text resources, such as scholarly and newspaper articles, e-books, government reports, book reviews, theses, oral histories, films, and archival documents (including photos, correspondence and transcripts from the RCAP Roundtable Hearings). In addition, this session will explore other lesser known but valuable databases available through the Library website, including the one from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Finding and Using Images

Thursday, March 3, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Murray Library Room 102 Register

Do you use images as part of your research or teaching? Go beyond Google Image Search and stock photography to find relevant, diverse, and accurate images and use them appropriately. This session will cover:

  • finding images you can use in archival and online collections ​
  • ​the basics of image copyright and licensing for common academic use basic image editing and formats for print and web

Data Visualization Literacy

Thursday, March 10, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Murray Library Room 161 Register

Infographics and visualizations of data are everywhere these days the popular media and in academic publications. They look great, but what are they actually telling us? How far do the creators stretch the truth for a great graphic? In this session we will talk about some data visualization basics and discuss examples of the good, the bad, and the outright deceitful.

Ovid MEDLINE

Wednesday, March 16, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Health Sciences Library Register

This session provides an introduction to Ovid MEDLINE, the esteemed life and biomedical sciences database covering topics such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and general health care. Attendees will learn how to build a search in MEDLINE effectively and efficiently using Medical Subject Headings, subheadings, limits, and more. Whether you are new to MEDLINE or simply in need of a quick refresher, this session will give you a chance to hone your skills and understanding of this database.

The Library Researcher Series (LRS) provides workshops on interdisciplinary topics of relevance to the research of graduate students and faculty. All sessions are free! If you wish to follow along with some of the sessions please bring your own laptop or borrow one from the Library. Questions or comments? Contact: carolyn.doi@usask.ca

In addition to these library researcher workshops, Student Learning Services also offers complimentary research workshops for students. These offer an opportunity to attend: