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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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

This 50 minute workshop introduces you to the extensive University Library system. Discover how the Library supports your university level research, and why the Library is the best starting point for your research needs.

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Welcome to UW Library! This 30 minute orientation will give you a fundamental introduction to the Library so that you can learn the basics right away. You’ll learn our ‘Top 5 Tips’ for using the Library and find out who is your subject specialist Librarian. By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

Thursday, September 24, 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:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

This 50 minute workshop introduces you to the extensive University Library system. Discover how the Library supports your university level research, and why the Library is the best starting point for your research needs.

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Welcome to UW Library! This 30 minute orientation will give you a fundamental introduction to the Library so that you can learn the basics right away. You’ll learn our ‘Top 5 Tips’ for using the Library and find out who is your subject specialist Librarian. By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

Thursday, July 9, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 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. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Do you need the highest, most accurate citation counts of your work for academic advancement documentation, job applications or grant proposals? Do you find one research database doesn’t capture all your publications or citations of your publications?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

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, June 23, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 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.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 — 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, staff, and alumni.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
  • Do you have interest in starting your own online open-access journal but don't know where to start?
  • Have you started a journal but need to develop some of the soft skills required to be successful?
  • Does the process seem overwhelming?
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 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.

Tuesday, June 9, 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? 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 10:50 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. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:20 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.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 — 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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 — 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, staff, and alumni.

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