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Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 3:20 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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:20 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.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

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.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM 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, February 26, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 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, February 24, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM 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.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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, February 11, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 2:50 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, February 11, 2015 — 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, staff, and alumni.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

According to geographer Waldo Tobler, “Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things”. But how? Come discover the various relationships among your data and see how new information and insights are derived. This workshop builds on the skills learned in “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience) and introduces users to several common methods of data analysis using ArcGIS.

Monday, February 9, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM 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.

Thursday, February 5, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM 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?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:20 PM EST

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.

Monday, February 2, 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.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 2:50 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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM EST

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.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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, January 21, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 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, January 20, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM EST

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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:20 PM EST

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.

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