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Thursday, May 26, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Wondering how to make maps with field data? This session will give you a hands-on understanding of how GPS units gather data. Once you have the data, ensuring it is viable, we will plot a CEP (Circular Probability of Error) and correct the gathered data for presentation. This workshop builds on “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience) but isn’t absolutely necessary.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (all day) to Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (all day)

We heard you! In March we asked you to "have your say" about current library spaces. The results are now on display in Dana Porter and Davis Centre library foyers. Please come by to take a look and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Ever wanted to try Open Source GIS but didn’t know where to start? Here you will learn how Open Source compares to the “Big Guy’s”. This workshop builds on “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience) but isn’t absolutely necessary. This workshop introduces users to a different environment to create maps with GIS. 

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 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.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Not all information is created equally. Knowing how to research effectively is important for entrepreneurs in order to stand out from the competition. In this workshop, we will discuss how to harness information found online and in research databases to support your big idea.

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Monday, April 25, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

A series of three sessions on pursuing publication — covering issues of author's rights, research ethics, and a special presentation on getting started on your first paper from Dr. Leon Cheng, editor of the journal Materials Chemistry and Physics, courtesy of Elsevier Publisher Connect. Register for all the sessions, or choose those most relevant to you.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

GRADventure presents:

RESEARCH MATTERS: copyright, intellectual property, responsible research conduct, research ethics, and commercialization

A half day event for postdocs and graduate students only.

Register for all the sessions, or choose those most relevant to you and your research program.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

In January, Waterloo librarians Tim Ireland and Tony Tin presented Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) students in Paul Doherty’s Project Management class with a challenge: How can this tool for online information literacy be improved? (http://www.proprofs.com/training/course/?title=mobile-information-literacy).

Monday, March 28, 2016 (all day) to Saturday, April 23, 2016 (all day)

During the exam period colouring tables are available in Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM 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, February 29, 2016 — 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?

By the end of this workshop you will:

Friday, February 26, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 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? 

By the end of this workshop you will:

Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

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, February 24, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 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.

By the end of this workshop, you will

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

LIB 004: Evaluating Information

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, February 9, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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, February 8, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

GIS are powerful tools that can create “maps” quite quickly.  With great power comes great responsibility. This session will cover cartographic and design principals using ArcGIS in an effort to minimize bias and confusion when presenting spatial data. This workshop builds on “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience).

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

  • Create a map with all required elements for presentation

Monday, February 8, 2016 (all day) to Monday, February 15, 2016 (all day)

This Reading Week go on a literary adventure. The Library has arranged a selection of mysterious books for you to take out and unwrap.

Friday, February 5, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 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.

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

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Ever wanted to try Open Source GIS but didn’t know where to start? Here you will learn how Open Source compares to the “Big Guy’s”. This workshop builds on “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience) but isn’t absolutely necessary. This workshop introduces users to a different environment to create maps with GIS. 

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

  • Understand what QGIS is and it’s capabilities

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Learn to navigate the world of government information!  Improve your government information searching skills and ability to find various reports, policies, regulations, and more. In addition, we will show you how to discover research institutes and think tanks.

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

  • Find Canadian parliamentary and non-parliamentary government documents using library catalogue and the Canadian Research Index database

  • Find federal and provincial documents online

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM 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.

As an introduction to the still-evolving field of altmetrics, this workshop will explore:

Thursday, January 28, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 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.

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

Thursday, January 28, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

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:

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