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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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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

Monday, April 30, 5 - 6pm
Online - Register for Link

Past Workshops

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

Tuesday, April 10, 4 - 5pm
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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, April 11, 4 - 5pm
AAC 275 - Herold Room

Data Visualization

Want to learn how to visualize text using Google N-Gram and Voyant? Bring a laptop for this hands-on text visualization workshop.

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Lead Instructor: Karna Southall

Tuesday, April 17, 2 - 3pm
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

Thursday, April 19, 2 - 3pm
AAC 275 - Herold Room

Literature Reviews

Do you need to write a literature review for a class project, capstone, thesis, or dissertation? Are you finding the process overwhelming? Learn how to take control of the literature with this workshop! Participants will learn about general search strategies, and the basic components of a literature review. This workshop does not cover writing style or formatting.

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Lead Instructor: Bridget Farrell

Monday, April 23, 4 - 5pm
AAC 275 - Herold Room

Manage Your Research with Refworks

Is trying to figure out how to make a bibliography or works cited page giving you a headache?  Come learn how to use RefWorks, a Web-based bibliography manager. Participants will be introduced to the basic functions of RefWorks including setting up an account, exporting citations from research databases, creating folders, organizing citations, and creating a bibliography or references list.

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Lead Instructor: Chris Brown

Wednesday, April 25, 5 - 6pm
ONLINE - Register for Link

Consultations