Upcoming Events

Title:EndNote Basic
Date:Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Virginia Desouky
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Citation Management, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

EndNote Basic is a citation manager that is used to collect and organize references as well as cite them while writing a paper. It can also be a powerful collaboration tool. In this workshop learn how to create an EndNote Library, how to download results from a literature search into EndNote, how to organize your EndNote Library, and more. This is an introductory level class, and no prior knowledge of EndNote is needed.  You will need to create an EndNote Basic account for this online class.

Title:Data Analysis and Visualization using R and Tidyverse
Date:Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Data, Research Commons Workshop, Statistical Software
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to R tasks such as reading data into R, analyzing data, and plotting data. Participants are expected to have attended the First Steps with R and RStudio workshop or to have some basic knowledge of using R. Please download and install R from https://cran.r-project.org/, the free version of RStudio Desktop from https://rstudio.com/, and Git from https://git-scm.com/downloads

Title:Measuring and Promoting the Impact of Your Research
Date:Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Susan Arnold & Virginia Desouky
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Publication Impact, Research Commons Workshop, Scholarly Communication
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Measuring your impact is an important step in the research process for gathering evidence of how your research will impact society. It is also important when applying for positions, for promotion and tenure, and for grant funding. This introductory online workshop will provide an overview of traditional and nontraditional scholarly metrics and will discuss tools to measure research impact. Topics covered include: Citation analysis; Journal impact factor; h-index; altmetrics; promoting your research; and selecting publication venues.

Title:Zotero: A Free, Easy-to-use Citation Manager
Date:Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Time:2:00pm - 3:15pm
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Citation Management
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Zotero is a free, online citation manager that can help you collect, organize, format, and share citations.  Please download and install Zotero before the workshop.  Just follow this easy guide.  If you run into difficulties, the Zotero Documentation is very good, or feel free to contact Beth Royall for help.  Chromebook users will need to follow these instructions for installing Linux and running Zotero from there. 

Title:Working with Tableau: Part 2
Date:Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Time:1:30pm - 3:00pm
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Data, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

 

In the second part of the Tableau Workshop Series, participants (who have some familiarity with the basics of connecting to data and creating simple visualizations) will learn about more advanced visual analytic functions (i.e. sorting, grouping, and filtering) as well as  more complex visualization types and formatting features. Recommended for faculty, graduate and upper-level undergraduate students interested in data visualization and storytelling. Some Tableau experience required.  

**Participants are strongly encouraged to request and download Tableau Desktop prior to the session. Students may request a free one-year license here and faculty here. A 14-day free trial is also available. Activation codes may take 5 to 7 days to receive. **

Audience: faculty, staff, graduate students, upper level undergraduate students

Title:Introduction to Federal Policy and Legislative Resources
Date:Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Government Information, Research Skills
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will show users how to locate and utilize resources for locating policy and legislative resources. In addition to resources for locating bills and laws, users will also be provided with an introduction on how to find supporting documents including current and historical legislative histories, hearings, documents, and prints.

Title:EndNote Basic
Date:Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time:1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presenter:Virginia Desouky
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Citation Management, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

EndNote Basic is a citation manager that is used to collect and organize references as well as cite them while writing a paper. It can also be a powerful collaboration tool. In this workshop learn how to create an EndNote Library, how to download results from a literature search into EndNote, how to organize your EndNote Library, and more. This is an introductory level class, and no prior knowledge of EndNote is needed.  You will need to create an EndNote account for this online workshop.

Title:Introduction to U.S. Census Data
Date:Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library:Online
Categories:Data, Government Information
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will give participants a general understanding on how to use census.data.gov, Social Explorer, IPUMS to retrieve census data. Participants will be introduced to the available Census surveys, and their strengths and weaknesses, as well as how to access the available data.

Title:From Page to Database: Finding Scholarly Articles from Popular Sources
Date:Friday, March 26, 2021
Time:2:00pm - 3:30pm
Presenter:Martin Dunlap & Jeff Werst
Library:Online
Audiences:Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Finding Resources, Literature Review, Research Skills
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Do you want to be able to identify quality articles, and find scholarly sources from articles you might see in casual reading? This online workshop will help alleviate the stress of research by bolstering your skills in both of those fields. Be prepared for some interactive participation in evaluating articles!

Title:Zotero: A Free, Easy-to-use Citation Manager
Date:Monday, March 29, 2021
Time:3:30pm - 4:45pm
Presenter:Jeff Werst
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Citation Management
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Zotero is a free, online citation manager that can help you collect, organize, format, and share citations.  Please download and install Zotero before the workshop.  Just follow this easy guide.  If you run into difficulties, the Zotero Documentation is very good, or feel free to contact Beth Royall for help.  Chromebook users will need to follow these instructions for installing Linux and running Zotero from there. 

Title:Submitting your ETD to the Research Repository@ WVU
Date:Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Time:12:00pm - 1:00pm
Categories:Dissertation & Thesis
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

In this workshop, we will explain the ETD formatting requirements, walk you through the submission process, and answer all of your questions to help make your submission stress-free.

Title:RESCHEDULED: Using a Literature Review Matrix to Organize Your Research
Date:Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Time:1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presenter:Martha Yancey
Audiences:Graduate Students
Categories:Research Commons Workshop, Research Skills
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will explain features of a literature review matrix – what is it, how to use it, and how to make it work for you to organizing your research. 

Title:Where Should I Publish? Using Library Resources for Manuscript Submission Decisions
Date:Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Time:1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presenter:Virginia Desouky
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Publication Impact, Research Commons Workshop, Scholarly Communication
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Find the right journal to publish your article in using library resources such as the Web of Science Core Collection, InCites Journal Citation Reports, and EndNote Match.  Bring your completed or partial journal manuscript title/abstract and keywords to search and analyze the literature.  This online workshop will require an EndNote Basic account registration.  

Title:Introduction to Finding Funders
Date:Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Time:12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter:Alyssa Wright
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Funding, Research Commons Workshop, Scholarly Communication
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will cover two tools available to WVU scholars for finding external funding: The Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online Professional, and Pivot. Participants will learn basic search strategies for both databases as well as how to set up their profiles in Pivot and how to create funding alerts. 

Title:EndNote Basic
Date:Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Virginia Desouky
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Citation Management, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

EndNote Basic is a citation manager that is used to collect and organize references as well as cite them while writing a paper. It can also be a powerful collaboration tool. In this workshop learn how to create an EndNote Library, how to download results from a literature search into EndNote, how to organize your EndNote Library, and more. This is an introductory level class, and no prior knowledge of EndNote is needed.  You will need to create an EndNote Basic account for this online workshop.

Title:Submitting your ETD to the Research Repository @ WVU
Date:Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Audiences:Graduate Students
Categories:Dissertation & Thesis
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

In this workshop, we will explain the ETD formatting requirements, walk you through the submission process and answer all of your questions to help make your submission stress-free.

Title:Positioning Yourself for Scholarly Impact: An overview of the WVU Libraries’ Scholarly Communications and Publishing Services
Date:Monday, April 12, 2021
Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ian Harmon
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Data Management, Open Access, Publication Impact, Research Commons Workshop, Scholarly Communication
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

While your discipline has established norms and guidelines for success, how do you go about developing a plan to ensure you meet these standards? What do you want to have in hand when you go on the job market, or apply for tenure or promotion? The WVU Libraries’ Scholarly Publishing Program offers a number of services to help you build a strong reputation, increase the visibility of your work, and demonstrate your impact with appropriate metrics. This session provides an overview of these services so you can start building your plan for success and advancement in your career.