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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

Has someone blogged about your research? Has someone tweeted about your work? Was your article mentioned on Facebook? Representing the concept alternate (or alternative) metrics, altmetrics encompass methods of evaluating and discovering scholarly work through the use of open data and social media sources.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 — 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST
GIS day banner

GIS Day is on November 18, 2015 and is a global event to educate people about how geography makes a difference in our lives through the technology of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

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.).

Monday, November 16, 2015 — 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, staff, and alumni.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

How can you be sure that the resources you’re using are appropriate for university-level assignments? This 50 minute workshop combines activities and discussions to guide you through the process of critically evaluating resources and authors to determine their credibility. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 — 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 10, 2015 — 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, staff, and alumni.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Veterans at the Library poster

With Remembrance Day approaching, the Library will be hosting a very special event on:

  • November 10, 2015
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Dana Porter Library lobby
Thursday, November 5, 2015 — 10:30 PM to 11:30 PM EST

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, November 4, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

Do you have a very common last name?  Do you use the same format for your name for all of your papers? Is your work being attributed to someone else? Can others find your work easily?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

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

Thursday, October 29, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Searching by subject is often the most common way to find relevant information on your topic. But there is more to subject searching than meets the eye. Delve deeper into discovering the relationships between subject, keywords, controlled vocabularies, and classification systems. By attending this workshop you will learn:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Is there a researcher whose work you would like to follow? Who else is interested in the research papers relevant to your research? Could they be potential collaborators or competitors? 

By the end of this workshop you will:

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

The Library is once again hosting a conference to share information about research data management in Canada and at Waterloo.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

How can you be sure that the resources you’re using are appropriate for university-level assignments? This 50 minute workshop combines activities and discussions to guide you through the process of critically evaluating resources and authors to determine their credibility. 

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

All peer reviewed papers resulting from NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR grants awarded from May 1, 2015 on need to be freely available within one year of publication. Attend this 50 minute session for an overview of the new policy and to learn about resources that can help you comply. Hear firsthand experience of making an article Open Access and bring your questions!

Register for this workshop.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 1:00 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, staff, and alumni.

By the end of this workshop, you will

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (all day)
International Open Access Week

International Open Access (OA) Week 2015 is fast approaching. This year's theme, "Open for Collaboration," focuses on the collaborative possibilities of Open Access. The University of Waterloo Library will be hosting a day of events on Wednesday, October 21st in the Davis Centre Library, Room 1568.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 — 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, staff, and alumni.

By the end of this workshop, you will

Monday, October 19, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Finding conference proceedings can be tricky! This hands-on session will introduce you to deciphering conference proceedings citations and provide you with the tools to navigate the often complicated search process.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to

Monday, October 19, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Searching by subject is often the most common way to find relevant information on your topic. But there is more to subject searching than meets the eye. Delve deeper into discovering the relationships between subject, keywords, controlled vocabularies, and classification systems. By attending this workshop you will learn:

Thursday, October 15, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

The Government Information Workshop will provide an overview of access to Canadian federal and Ontario provincial government paper and electronic documents. Come and improve your government documents searching skills and ability to find various formats of government publications. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 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.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

How can you be sure that the resources you’re using are appropriate for university-level assignments? This 50 minute workshop combines activities and discussions to guide you through the process of critically evaluating resources and authors to determine their credibility. 

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Whether it’s for a presentation or to manage a project, ArcGIS Online is being used by many to store and visualize information.  Learn how to create maps in this free online program, using tables, spatial data and images. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to

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