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Library Instruction Services: Research Workshops Schedule

The reference librarians at University Libraries offer many different instructional workshops, guides, and tutorials to help the DU community learn about library research. Please take a look at our guide to see what we have to offer!

Research Workshops Description

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Each quarter the reference librarians at the library offer a number of free workshops on a variety of topics and resources.

The workshops are open to current DU students, faculty, and staff.

Workshops take place in AAC 275 (The Herold Room) or online through Adobe Connect or Zoom.
The location of each workshop is noted in the description
. If you sign up for an online workshop, you will receive information via email on how to access the virtual classroom on the morning of the workshop.

Registering for Workshops

To register for a research workshop, please use the button in any of the workshop descriptions or below. You will receive a registration confirmation via email.

If you have any questions about the research workshops, please contact Bridget Farrell at bridget.farrell@du.edu or call (303) 871-3445.

 

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Library 101

Need an introduction or a refresher on the resources and services available at University Libraries? Come learn about the most popular library resources and services. Participants will learn how to find books in the library, request materials from other libraries, and locate online journal articles.

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Lead Instructor: Elia Trucks

Monday,September 24, 5pm - 6pm | ONLINE​
Online - Link will be shared on day of workshop

 

Three Googles

Tired of getting so many irrelevant hits when you search the Web? Come find out how to leverage three Google tools to find relevant information.  Participants will learn how to use Google Web, Google Scholar, and Google Book search to uncover primary materials, scholarly journal content, and to search deep within books that the library owns.

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Lead Instructor: Chris Brown

Tuesday, October 2, 5pm - 6pm​
Online -
Link will be shared on day of workshop

Research Data Management

They say the road to hell is paved with Excel spreadsheets. To avoid this terrible fate, join us for a basic overview of data management best practices. Topics include file organization and naming; data security and backups; data publishing and archiving; and how to avoid the biggest pitfalls that make your Excel files difficult to share and/or export into data analysis software.

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Lead Instructor: Meg Eastwood

Wednesday, October 3, 4pm - 5pm​
AAC 275 - Herold Room

Funding Your Research - Grants

Looking for funding for a research or creative project? Come learn about Pivot and other potentially useful resources for identifying funding resources, such as grants from private foundations, corporations, and public charities. The workshop will cover strategies for searching Pivot and for locating additional grant information on the Internet. Participants will also be introduced to various directories of available at the library. In the registration form, we will ask for specifics about your funding needs, so that the workshop can be tailored to the interests of the attendees.

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Lead Instructor: Peggy Keeran

Tuesday, October 9, 3PM - 4PM​
AAC 275 - Herold Room

Choosing Your Citation Tool

Is trying to figure out how to make a bibliography or works cited page giving you a headache?  Bibliography management tools (also known as citation or reference management tools) help you organize your research sources and generate bibliographies in multiple formats. With so many tools available, how do you pick the best citation manager for your needs? Come to this workshop to learn about the basic features of citation managers and get an overview of four major tools- RefWorks, Endnote, Mendeley, and Zotero.

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Lead Instructor: Chris Brown

Tuesday, October 16, 2pm - 3pm 

Thursday, October 18, 5pm - 6pm​

OFFERED SIMULTANEOUSLY ONLINE and in-person at Herold Lab, AAC 275

Link will be shared on day of workshop

Consultations

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