Events - November 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 — 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
  • Questionable publisher practices, and how to avoid them
Monday, November 19, 2018 — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Take a break from your studies and have a visit with some therapy dogs at Dana Porter Library!

Stop by the Learning lab from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to relieve some stress.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
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GIS Day is a global event to educate how geography makes a difference in our lives through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology.

To celebrate GIS Day, the Library's Geospatial Centre and the Faculty of Environment’s Mapping, Analysis and Design will be hosting activities at the Dana Porter Library.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Are you an undergrad trying to create a well-researched and well-written essay? Attend the “Turbo Charge Your Term Paper” workshop to help you get started!

The Library and Writing and Communication Centre present a 30-minute lesson on addressing the most common problems in the researching and writing process, followed by time to work through your own assignment and receive one-on-one help, regardless of where you are in the researching/writing process. Attend the lesson, drop in for a consultation, or both!

Register ahead of time or when you arrive.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

How do you choose a quality journal? What are predatory journals? How do I avoid publishing in a predatory journal? If you are curious about answers to these questions, this workshop is for you.

By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Understand what makes a journal predatory
  • Have tips and tricks to use to identify quality and predatory journals
  • Know who to reach out to for help
Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

This eCampusOntario webinar, facilitated by James Skidmore, Associate Professor and Director, Waterloo Centre for German Studies, and Open Education Fellow at the University of Waterloo, panelists will identify signs of progress and discuss where open educators might best concentrate their efforts to make a difference in institutional policy.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
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Join our Library Ambassadors for an afternoon that is way more fun than potions class. Drop by the new lounge on the third floor of Dana Porter Library to:

Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Take your literature review one step further.  This workshop is geared towards graduate students and researchers who wish to conduct a systematic review for either a thesis, coursework or journal publication.  A ‘systematic review’, as opposed to a traditional literature review, uses a structured methodology to answer a focused research question.  It is transparent, reproducible, and involves an exhaustive search of the literature using explicit criteria for study selection.  By the end of this workshop you will have gained an understanding of systematic review methods in the social science

Monday, November 5, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

This Library information session, hosted by the Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research, will cover resources and best practices related to research data management and open access including: 

  • data storage options
  • repositories for data and articles
  • metadata
  • digital object identifiers (DOIs)
  • data ownership rights
  • meeting Tri-agency grant obligations

All are welcome.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
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The Library will be at the 5th annual Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP), along with the Writing and Communication Centre, the Arts Faculty, Academic Integrity, Counselling & Health Services, MATES, and Student Success Office.

The Library will be providing research assistance, stress relieving activities and games, and prizes!

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