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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM EST

This quick workshop will introduce you to the basics of copyright and licensing for your teaching. By the end of this workshop you will be better prepared to:

  • Use copyright and licensed works in the classroom, LEARN, or through Course Reserves
  • Find and select Creative Commons images for your slides
  • Choose alternate options for using copyright or license-protected works, if necessary

 There will be 15 minutes for questions following the presentation, so feel free to bring a question or two!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

In this session, participants will be introduced to copyright and licensing and what rights and responsibilities they have when publishing their research. This session includes an introduction to:

  • Copyright and licensing as they apply to publication,
  • Your rights as an author, and tips on how to keep them,
  • Suggestions of helpful resources for publication, and
  • Questionable publisher practices, and how to avoid them.

As part of GRADventure, this workshop is open to graduate students and post-docs only.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

The Library will host a viewing of the live streamed conversation titled "Envisioning a World Beyond APCs (Article Processing Charges)".

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

The workshop is hands-on and explores using RefWorks, and any research database having citation-tracking capabilities, to:

1) maintain an accurate list of your own publications, and

2) track citations for your publications.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 — 10:30 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. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • use <odesi> to locate and subset and/or download datasets,
  • access and work with products available in Excel and B2020 format, and
  • access survey documentation.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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, join the Bibliometrics & Research Impact Librarian to gain insight into:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This workshop provides you with an overview of the Statistics Canada website, including effective techniques for uncovering the vast amount of statistical information available. By the end of this hands-on workshop, you will be able to:

  • search the Statistics Canada website efficiently,
  • locate statistics by subject,
  • search and retrieve data from CANSIM, and
  • find current and historical Canadian Census statistics.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

This workshop will provide tips and practical experience on how to write an annotated bibliography, including using RefWorks to assist in its creation. A RefWorks account and basic knowledge of/experience with RefWorks is expected.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Library will host two webinars on the topic of Open Science. After the webinars, there will be time for discussion. Come for both webinars, or just the one that suits your interest.

Monday, October 24, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Library will host two webinars on the topics of funding for Open Access. After the webinars, there will be time for discussion. Come for both webinars, or just the one that suits your interest.

Monday, October 24, 2016 — 9:30 AM to Monday, October 31, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT

Attention students! Test your knowledge and learn about all the University of Waterloo Library offers by completing your passport!

Friday, October 21, 2016 — 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.

Co-sponsored by the library and the Office of Academic Integrity.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Do you have a common last name? Is the same format of your name used for all of your publications? Has your work ever been accidentally attributed to another author? Can others find your work easily? Join this workshop to learn more about the challenges and possible solutions for author ambiguity.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 — 9:45 AM to 11:45 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.

Co-sponsored by the library and the Office of Academic Integrity.

Monday, October 17, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Build a better research essay by using the Library’s resources and databases to explore a topic, develop a research question, write a thesis, and build an argument. Research-based essay planning and development will help you create a more complex argument and essay structure.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 — 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? Join this workshop to learn more about how to track other researchers (including yourself!) and their work.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

This workshop will provide tips and practical experience on how to write an annotated bibliography, including using RefWorks to assist in its creation. A RefWorks account and basic knowledge of/experience with RefWorks is expected.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

This workshop will provide tips and practical experience on how to write an annotated bibliography, including using RefWorks to assist in its creation. A RefWorks account and basic knowledge of/experience with RefWorks is expected.

Friday, September 23, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM 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.

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

  • Understand what QGIS is and it’s capabilities

Thursday, September 22, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

This tutorial is designed to introduce you to the basic editing tools used in ArcMap for the both the creation and modification of geospatial data. Editing is an essential skill for GIS users that helps build spatial awareness and a broader understanding of topological relationships. This tutorial will cover several common editing functions and workflows using the Feature Template editing environment in ArcGIS 10.x.

Monday, September 19, 2016 — 10:30 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:

Friday, September 9, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Take a photo with Scholar the Goose to showcase your UWaterloo spirit and get a chance to win a $20 gift card to the Waterloo store!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

In this session, participants will be introduced to copyright and licensing and what rights and responsibilities they have when publishing their research. This session includes an introduction to:

Thursday, June 9, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

International Archives Day (IAD) is celebrated around the world to help people understand why it is important to support archives and the archival profession. People can be confused about what an archives is and there is a misconception that the material we hold is for internal use only, is difficult to access and is only for historians.[1] IAD helps to demystify archives and dispel these misconceptions.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 — 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

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