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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

Friday, October 9, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 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.

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

Thursday, October 8, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Research guides are created with students in mind, providing convenient and ready access to core resources in the discipline. Guides created for the Faculty of Environment include resource specific instruction, tips and techniques to help improve search efforts, help with citing and writing, and more. We want to make it even better! We need your input. Attend this workshop and learn how to:

Thursday, October 8, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 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.

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 — 9:30 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, staff, and alumni.

By the end of this workshop, you will

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

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

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

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 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. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to

Monday, October 5, 2015 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM 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

Thursday, October 1, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 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

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