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Thursday, November 20, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Stay current in your field of research! Learn how to automate your searches for new and relevant research by having search results and journal tables of contents sent to you on a regular basis. Find out about the alerting services available in Web of Science and CSA databases, RSS feeds, and the library’s search tool, Primo.

Monday, November 10, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Hear briefly from the Office of Academic Integrity about why you need to reference your sources. Then learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles from a liaison librarian using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all UWaterloo students, faculty, and staff.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM EST

How can you be sure that you’re using scholarly (academic) resources effectively? This 50 minute workshop guides you through the process of critically evaluating your sources (including articles, websites, and multimedia), and determining how credible they are for university level assignments.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

This session provides you with an overview of ODESI, the platform for searching and downloading Statistics Canada datasets made available through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI). Basic knowledge of data analysis is presumed.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Hear briefly from the Office of Academic Integrity about why you need to reference your sources. Then learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles from a liaison librarian using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all UWaterloo students, faculty, and staff.

Friday, October 31, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Join us for Library Day celebrations on October 31 from 10 am to 2 pm. Stop by any of the Library's locations during this time for refreshments, to say hello to library staff, and take part in the day's activities.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

The workshop provides a hands-on learning environment to explore using RefWorks (or other bibliographic management software) and any research database, with citation tracking and search alert capabilities, to maintain an accurate list of your own publications and track and collect citations of your work. The process will help you to identify the best citation tracking sources for your field, uses multiple sources to ensure all your work is tracked and maximizes citation counts. The workshop does not delve into author focused impact factors (e.g. h-index etc).

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM EDT

Academic research is challenging because there is no one-size-fits-all solution for searching. In this 50 minute hands-on workshop, you’ll learn about and apply reliable tips and tools to help you find the best articles on your topic. You’ll also learn how to problem solve disappointing database search results.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Stay in the loop. This workshop will help you improve your literature searching and researcher monitoring abilities using Google Scholar, Web of Science, Scopus and other sources.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Got coordinates? Or maybe an aerial photo with no spatial reference? Come learn the basics of editing with Esri’s ArcGIS software. This workshop builds on “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience) and introduces users to simple methods for creating new data and editing existing data.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The third annual Research Data Management Conference, sponsored by the University of Waterloo Library, will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 9:00 am to noon, in DC 1302.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

This workshop provides you with an overview of the Statistics Canada website, including effective techniques for uncovering the vast amount of statistical information available.

Monday, October 20, 2014 — 10:00 AM to Friday, October 24, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT
International Open Access Week

International Open Access (OA) Week 2014 is fast approaching. This year's theme, "Generation Open," focuses on the impact that students and early career researchers can have in shaping the Open Access movement.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Stay current in your field of research! Learn how to automate your searches for new and relevant research by having search results and journal tables of contents sent to you on a regular basis. Find out about the alerting services available in Web of Science and CSA databases, RSS feeds, and the library’s search tool, Primo.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM EDT

How can you be sure that you’re using scholarly (academic) resources effectively? This 50 minute workshop guides you through the process of critically evaluating your sources (including articles, websites, and multimedia), and determining how credible they are for university level assignments.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Hear briefly from the Office of Academic Integrity about why you need to reference your sources. Then learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles from a liaison librarian using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all UWaterloo students, faculty, and staff.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Learn to navigate the world of government information! Improve your government documents searching skills and ability to find various formats of government publications. Discover how to access Canadian federal and Ontario provincial government paper and electronic documents.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM EDT

Academic research is challenging because there is no one-size-fits-all solution for searching. In this 50 minute hands-on workshop, you’ll learn about and apply reliable tips and tools to help you find the best articles on your topic. You’ll also learn how to problem solve disappointing database search results.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM EDT

How can you be sure that you’re using scholarly (academic) resources effectively? This 50 minute workshop guides you through the process of critically evaluating your sources (including articles, websites, and multimedia), and determining how credible they are for university level assignments.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Stay current in your field of research! Learn how to automate your searches for new and relevant research by having search results and journal tables of contents sent to you on a regular basis. Find out about the alerting services available in Web of Science and CSA databases, RSS feeds, and the library’s search tool, Primo.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM EDT

Academic research is challenging because there is no one-size-fits-all solution for searching. In this 50 minute hands-on workshop, you’ll learn about and apply reliable tips and tools to help you find the best articles on your topic. You’ll also learn how to problem solve disappointing database search results.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Hear briefly from the Office of Academic Integrity about why you need to reference your sources. Then learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles from a liaison librarian using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all UWaterloo students, faculty, and staff.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

You may have heard of GIS, but what exactly is it, and more importantly, how can you use it in your own research and academic work? This introductory workshop presents the basic concepts of GIS and will teach you the skills you need to find geospatial data, map it, and discover new dimensions of information.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM EDT

Learn how to find resources for your coursework and research by searching Primo, our Library catalogue. In this 50 minute hands-on workshop you’ll become familiar with Primo’s features, learn to improve your search results, and manage your references effectively.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Hear briefly from the Office of Academic Integrity about why you need to reference your sources. Then learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles from a liaison librarian using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all UWaterloo students, faculty, and staff.

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