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Friday Workshop, Feb. 23

Preserving and Promoting Your Research: Theses and Dissertations in MOspace
February 23  1 – 2 pm
Ellis Library, Room 213 and online

Providing online access to your thesis or dissertation makes it more visible and available to fellow researchers around the world. But what about copyright and other publishing agreements? Do you need to get permission to include images? Learn about all the options, logistics, and complications of promoting your work with MOspace, the online repository for all MU theses and dissertations issued since 2006.

Felicity Dykas, Head of Digital Services
Anne Barker, Research & Instructional Services Librarian

Most workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Friday Workshop, Feb. 16

Endnote
February 16 1-2pm
Ellis Library, Room 213 (in person only)

EndNote is a powerful program for storing citation data and producing in-text citations and bibliographies in thousands of standard and journal-specific formats. Learn how to put this tool to work for your academic writing.

Michael Muchow, Research & Instructional Services Librarian

To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

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LibWIS Wednesday: Research Strategies, Part 1

Research Strategies, Part 1
February 14
3:15-4:15 pm
Ellis Library Room 4D11

Learn how to find books in our library and how to request books from other libraries. Learn how to do basic research to find peer-reviewed journal articles.

For more information on LibWIS, see the Spring 2018 schedule.

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LibWIS Wednesday: Open Lab

LibWIS Open Lab
February 7
3:15-4:15 pm
Ellis Library Room 4D11

This open lab is a come-and-go session to help you with any library or research questions you have.

Bring in your assignments and questions, and library staff will be on hand to assist you as needed.

For more information on LibWIS, see the Spring 2018 schedule.

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Friday Workshop, Feb. 9

Zotero
February 9  1 – 2 pm
Ellis Library, Room 213 (in-person only)

Zotero is a free, simple, open-source tool for organizing, managing and formatting bibliographic citations. Learn to extract citations from PDFs and web pages at the click of a button, and create in-text references and bibliographies.
Rachel Brekhus, Research & Instructional Services Librarian

To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops)

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LibWIS Week, Spring 2018: Library Workshops for International Students

What is LibWIS?

LibWIS means Library Workshops for International Students. These no-registration sessions are open to anyone, but international students are particularly encouraged to attend. All workshops will be in Ellis Library, Room 4D11 during the week of January 29 – February 2, from 3:15-4:15 pm. The workshops, along with open labs, will also be offered throughout the semester (see the LibWIS Wednesdays schedule for dates). Come to one or all of the workshops! You may bring your own laptop or use the desktops located in the classroom.

LibWIS Week

Research Strategies, Part 1
Monday, January 29
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

Learn how to find books in our library and how to request books from other libraries. Learn how to do basic research to find peer-reviewed journal articles.

Using Google for Research (New in the LibWIS series!)
Tuesday, January 30
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

How is the best way to use Google for research purposes?  What is Google Scholar, and how does it differ from the various research databases in the Libraries? What are other features in Google that can assist me as a student?

We encourage you to bring your own laptop to this session. We will show you how to adjust your Google settings to locate Mizzou resources more easily.

Plagiarism: What Is It & How to Avoid It
Wednesday, January 31
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

Your class syllabus has a statement about “academic dishonesty” and “academic integrity.” What does this mean at MU? Plagiarism is an important—but sometimes confusing—issue for domestic and international students alike. Many people unknowingly commit plagiarism when writing their papers. Join us to learn how to identify and avoid plagiarism in your academic writing. We will look at common errors in citing resources, paraphrasing, and summarizing research as well as how to correct those errors and prevent plagiarism in your academic work.

Research Strategies, Part 2
Thursday, February 1
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

Discover which library resources are best for YOUR specific research. Learn time-saving tips for effective searching to find the research articles, reports, and other materials you need.

Zotero  
Friday, February 2
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

Zotero is a free, open source computer program that provides space to store your citations and then formats them in hundreds of different citation styles as you write your paper, article, or dissertation. Join us as we discuss how to use Zotero in your writing.
We encourage you to bring your own laptop to this session and have Zotero downloaded on your laptop before coming. (Ask for assistance downloading Zotero at the Research Help and Information Desk.)     

 

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home Workshops LibWIS Wednesdays, Spring 2018: Library Workshops for International Students

LibWIS Wednesdays, Spring 2018: Library Workshops for International Students

What is LibWIS?

LibWIS means Library Workshops for International Students. These no-registration sessions are open to anyone, but international students are particularly encouraged to attend. Be sure to check out the workshop descriptions. Bring your research problems and questions to the Open Labs, where librarians will be available to assist you. You may bring your own laptop or use the desktops located in the classroom, Ellis Library, Room 4D11.

LibWIS Wednesdays
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

February 7: Open Lab
February 14: Research Strategies, Part 1
February 21: Open Lab
February 28: Using Google for Research
March 7: Open Lab
March 14: Research Strategies, Part 2
March 21: Open Lab
April 4: Plagiarism: What Is It & How to Avoid It
April 11: Open Lab
April 18: Zotero*
April 25: Open Lab

*We encourage you to bring your own laptop to this session and have Zotero downloaded on your laptop before coming. (Ask for assistance downloading Zotero at the Research Help and Information Desk.)

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Friday Workshop, February 2, 1 pm

BINDERS: Measuring Broader Impacts and Public Engagement
February 2  1 – 2 pm
Ellis Library, Room 213 and online
Evaluation is a crucial part of public engagement activities, but high costs and a lack of expertise can result in researchers leaving evaluation out of their proposals. This workshop will introduce the user-friendly BINDERS tool, which helps UM System researchers create projects with broad impact goals and collect granular data to align with project goals and activities.
Dr. Susan Renoe, Executive Director, The Connector

Most workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Friday Workshop, February 2, 11 am

Mendeley
February 2  11 am – Noon
Ellis Library, Room 213 (in-person only)

Mendeley is a free reference manager that produces citations and bibliographies. It organizes your PDFs into a fully searchable database, allows you to annotate those PDFs, and share them with colleagues. Mendeley is also a social network, helping you discover researchers who share interests and see the papers that interest them.
Michael Muchow, Research & Instructional Services Librarian

Most workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Friday Workshop, January 26

Finding Government Statistics for Your Research Project
January 26  1– 2 p.m.
Federal and state governments are an excellent source for statistical data. Review strategies for finding statistics compiled by governments, as well as statistics from non-governmental sources that are reported in federal documents.
Marie Concannon, Head of Government Information

Most workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)