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A drop-in workshop series offered by librarians in Fall and Winter terms.

Library Researcher Series - Fall 2014

 

All sessions from 12 - 1pm

Unless otherwise noted, sessions will be in the

Collaborative Learning Lab (Rm 145), Murray Library 

 Free! No registration necessary
All are welcome

 


Tues Sept 23 - Why and How to Do a Comprehensive Literature Review – Part A (*Murray Library Rm 161)

This session will describe the reasons for doing a comprehensive literature review, and will focus on designing a search strategy for keyword databases such as Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar.  We will briefly cover saving your search, and writing up your literature review.

Thurs Sept 25 - Why and How to Do a Comprehensive Literature Review – Part B (*Murray Library Rm 161)

This session will describe the reasons for doing a comprehensive literature review, and will focus on designing a search strategy for databases with subject headings such as Medline, ERIC, and PsycINFO.  We will briefly cover saving your search, and writing up your literature review.

Tues Sept 30 - Literature Searching for Systematic Reviews

This session describes how a systematic review differs from other types of reviews (e.g. narrative reviews), how the literature searching process is unique, essential search skills, and how to document the search.

Thurs Oct 2 - What is Plagiarism?

Develop knowledge that will prevent you from inadvertently misusing resources while writing your research paper.

Thurs Oct 9 - Why and How to Do a Comprehensive Literature Review – Part A

This session will describe the reasons for doing a comprehensive literature review, and will focus on designing a search strategy for keyword databases such as Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar.  We will briefly cover saving your search, and writing up your literature review. (Repeat offering of Sept 23 session).

Thurs Oct 16 - Why and How to Do a Comprehensive Literature Review – Part B

This session will describe the reasons for doing a comprehensive literature review, and will focus on designing a search strategy for databases with subject headings such as Medline, ERIC, and PsycINFO.  We will briefly cover saving your search, and writing up your literature review. (Repeat offering of Sept 25 session).

Thurs Oct 23 - Finding and Using Open Resources for Teaching and Research

Many research and educational materials are now freely available online. But how do you find high quality resources? And how do you adapt them for use in the classroom? This session will introduce you to Open Educational Resources (OERs), Open Textbooks, Creative Commons licences, and how to find Open Access literature for teaching and research. Join experts from the University Library, the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, and the University Learning Centre for a discussion of this quickly growing area.

Thurs Oct 30 - Getting the Most Out of Google

Description to come!

Thurs Nov 6 - Introduction to Critical Appraisal

Description to come!

Thurs Nov 13 - Fall Break - no session

Thurs Nov 20 - Creating your Scholarly Identity Online

Is it hard to distinguish your research activities from others with similar names?  Are there multiple versions of your name out there? Come and learn how to create a unique scholarly identity and presence for yourself online. Gathering together your publications under one ID, and using it in grant applications, will improve the impact of your research and also ensure you get credit for all of your work.

Thurs Nov 27 - Indigenous History Resources

Description to come!

Thurs Dec 4 - TBD

 


If you wish to follow along with some of the sessions please bring your own laptop or borrow one from the Murray Library check-out desk.

Planning Team Members

Please contact any of these librarians if you have comments or suggestions for this series: