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Research Smarter: JSTOR Tips and Tools, March 19

JSTOR is a full-text database with thousands of journals relevant to the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and mathematics. In this webinar, we will discuss the content of the database, tips for advanced searching, using subject guides, and other tools for research available in JSTOR.

Hosted by Bradley Fuller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Missouri Libraries.

Registration for March 19, 1 p.m.

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home Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Workshops HathiTrust, Google Books and Chronicling America: Quick Tips for Primary Source Searches

HathiTrust, Google Books and Chronicling America: Quick Tips for Primary Source Searches

Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 1:30pm
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Need primary sources on an arcane topic? Join Marie Concannon, head of Government Information at MU Libraries, for this half-hour presentation on power-user tips for finding information in three major online digital libraries: HathiTrust, Google Books and Chronicling America.

Marie was at the State Historical Society for 10 years and has worked in government information for the last 20. As creator of the Prices & Wages by Decade online resource, she has done a lot of digging around in free online libraries and is pleased to share her most effective strategies.

home Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Workshops Exploring Oxford Reference: Ready Reference in a Digital World

Exploring Oxford Reference: Ready Reference in a Digital World

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Time:10:30am – 11:30am
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In a world where free online encyclopedias and dictionaries are abundant and accessible, using subscription-based reference materials could feel cumbersome at best. This workshop will highlight the key benefits and features of using Oxford Reference Online for your academic endeavors. Together we will explore everything from traditional dictionaries and encyclopedias to historic quotations and timelines. In doing so, we will learn how best to navigate and explore reference materials in a digital world.

 

home Workshops Workshops @ Your Library: Choosing a Citation Manager

Workshops @ Your Library: Choosing a Citation Manager

A citation manager helps organize PDFs and notes as well as format citations in thousands of styles. Unfortunately, there is no best citation manager. The three citation managers the library teaches–Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley–all have different strengths and weaknesses. This class previews each citation manager and explains the differences between them.

Date: Wednesday, February 24
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom

Click on links to register.

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I Saw It on Social Media: How to Evaluate Social Media Content

When you’re mindlessly scrolling your phone, it’s not uncommon to see an ad for a new skincare line or a multivitamin that seems “too good to be true.” While social media offers us a great way to connect with others and consume content, it can also be very overwhelming. This workshop will cover tips and tricks on how to research efficiently and effectively and how to determine information validity on social media.

Date: Thursday, March 4
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom

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home Workshops Upcoming Workshop @ Your Library: Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact

Upcoming Workshop @ Your Library: Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact

For a complete schedule of workshops, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops.

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact
Learn how to effectively use researcher profiles and scholarly communications networks to develop and manage your online scholarly presence. Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOspace, h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact.

11 a.m.-Noon Thursday, February 18

Click on the link to register. You will receive a Zoom link and password by email. The workshops will be recorded, edited and posted online for anyone who can’t attend live.

home Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Gateway Carousel HSL, Workshops Upcoming Workshops: Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry

Upcoming Workshops: Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry

Looking to add programming, scripting, automation, and data management skills to your research toolbox? Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops return online for Spring 2021! These hands-on workshops will focus on basic concepts and skills to help researchers perform their work in less time and with less pain with code (Python or R), version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Pre-registration is required.

Specific tools covered (no prior experience necessary) include:

  • Bash/Unix shell
  • Git
  • Python
  • R
  • Data Organization with Spreadsheets
  • Data Cleaning with OpenRefine

*Scheduling note: a full Software Carpentry workshop is usually 2 days face-to-face, covering Shell, Git, and Python or R. We have temporarily moved these workshops online and have separated the lessons into shorter sessions. To receive the content equivalent to a full workshop, please register for a session of each lesson (Shell, Git, and Python or R) from the workshop calendar.

Please visit https://libcal.missouri.edu/calendar/workshops/?cid=35&ct=48115 for dates, information, and registration.

More topics and workshop dates will be added, so watch the workshop calendar or subscribe to the MU-CARPENTRIES-L email listserv for information and announcements.

home Workshops Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library: Demystifying the Literature Review

Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library: Demystifying the Literature Review

For a complete schedule of workshops, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops.

Demystifying the Literature Review
Explore the world of literature reviews through this webinar highlighting different types of reviews, the process involved in creating each one, and an overview of best practices. Interactive searching and writing activities will give you the practical skills and resources needed to structure literature reviews for your discipline, while saving you time and effort.

Thursday, February 11: 3 to 4 pm

Click on the links to register. You will receive a Zoom link and password by email. The workshops will be recorded, edited and posted online for anyone who can’t attend live.

home Gateway Carousel HSL, Workshops Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library: Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact

Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library: Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact

For a complete schedule of workshops, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops.

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact
Learn how to effectively use researcher profiles and scholarly communications networks to develop and manage your online scholarly presence. Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOspace, h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact.

Click on the links to register. You will receive a Zoom link and password by email. The workshops will be recorded, edited and posted online for anyone who can’t attend live.

home Workshops Getting Started with O’Reilly for Higher Education

Getting Started with O’Reilly for Higher Education

Tuesday, October 27
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Online Workshop

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O’Reilly for Higher Education (formally Safari Books Online) is a collection of resources and provides full-text access to thousands of online books covering technology, digital media, business, health, travel, personal and professional development and many other areas. Contains proven learning paths, case studies, expert playlists, audio books, and more.

Tune into this workshop to learn about O’Reilly for Higher Education and how curate it to fit your own specific research needs. Learn how to locate resources, create playlists and utilize learning paths.

Presented by MU Libraries Graduate Assistants Emma Fernandez and Logan Rodriguez.

Visit library.missouri.edu/workshops for a complete list of workshops, videos of recorded workshops, and a form for requesting a workshop.