Upcoming Events

Title: Zotero: A Free, Easy-to-use Citation Manager
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter: Virginia Desouky
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Citation Managers
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 online 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.  This workshop will be held on Zoom.

Title: Introduction to the Engineering Village Database
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Martin Dunlap
Location: G16
Library: Evansdale Campus Library
Audiences: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Research Skills
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will focus on finding better ways to use the Engineering Village Database. It can be used as an OCE.

Title: Copyright Basics & Fair Use
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Presenter: Marian Armour-Gemmen & Beth Royall
Library: Online
Audiences: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Students, Public, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Intellectual Property
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Come learn the fundamentals of U.S. copyright, what fair use allows, and the benefits of the Creative Commons.

Title: [Canceled] Search Strategy Design for Biomedical Systematic Reviews
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter: Anna Crawford
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Research Commons Workshop, Research Skills
Description:

Explore the basics of conducting a systematic literature review, including how to frame a research question, developing a search strategy and searching the biomedical literature databases.

Title: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Time: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Presenter: Andres Santana
Location: Classroom -- 130
Library: Evansdale Campus Library
Audiences: Graduate Students
Categories: Dissertation and Thesis, Research Commons Workshop
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Doing dissertation research?  This presentation explores the tools ProQuest DTG provides. It will also cover how to access and link search results to our WVU library website.

Title: Introduction to the IEEE Database
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Martin Dunlap
Location: G16
Library: Evansdale Campus Library
Audiences: Undergraduate Students
Categories: Research Skills
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will focus on finding better ways to use the Engineering Village Database. It can be used as an OCE.

Title: The 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Presenter: Faythe Thurman
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Data Services, Love Data Week, Research Commons Workshop
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

The new 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy will go into effect starting January 25, 2023. Find out how it will impact applying for and complying with NIH grants and learn more about important considerations when creating a Data Management and Sharing Plan for your grant application.

Title: Introduction to Research Data Management
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presenter: Jonah McAllister-Erickson & Jeff Werst
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Data Services, Dissertation and Thesis, Research Commons Workshop, Scholarly Communication
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

In this workshop, participants will learn how to manage research data throughout its lifecycle: creation, processing, analysis, preservation, and reuse. Topics covered include organizing data, using file naming conventions, writing a data management plan, and preparing to share data.

Title: Zotero: A Free, Easy-to-use Citation Manager
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Martin Dunlap
Library: Online
Categories: Citation Managers
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 online workshop.  Just follow this easy guide

Title: [Cancelled] No license, no problem! Free qualitative data analysis using QualCoder
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Time: 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Presenter: Catherine Fonseca
Library: Downtown Campus Library
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Data Services, Love Data Week, Research Commons Workshop
Description:

This event has been cancelled

In this workshop, we will explore the free and open source qualitative research software, QualCoder. This no-cost tool can help qualitative researchers manage, transcribe, organize, code, analyze, and visualize field data to yield insights. Through hands-on work with sample texts, participants will learn to apply powerful features of QualCoder to a variety of source material—including text, image, and video files.

No prior knowledge of QualCoder is needed, though some familiarity with the qualitative research lifecycle is recommended. Installation of software will be guided during the first portion of the workshop. 

Participants will need to bring a personal laptop to participate in the workshop. 

Title: Licensing Your Data for Open Science
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Jonah McAllister-Erickson & Jeff Werst
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Data Services, Love Data Week, Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Research Commons Workshop, Scholarly Communication
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

If I deposit data from my own experiment, can I control how other people use it? Can data be copyrighted? Why should I openly license my data? In this online workshop, we will explore questions such as these, and give suggestions on data sharing and reuse. As well as why openly licensing your data can avoid copyright issues for international collaboration

Title: Introduction to writing a Data Management Plan with DMPTool
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Library: Online
Categories: Data Services, Love Data Week, Scholarly Communication
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Many research funder are requiring Data Management and Sharing Plans (DMPs). This workshop with go over the basics of a Data Management and Sharing Plan and introduce participants to DMPTool, an open-source, online application that helps researchers create DMPs that comply with funder requirements, such as the NIH and NSF.

Title: Introduction to EndNote Basic
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter: Virginia Desouky
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Citation Managers, Research Commons Workshop
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

EndNote Basic is a companion web version of the desktop EndNote, provided as part of the Web of Science database. It is used to collect and organize references as well as cite them while writing a paper. It can also be a powerful collaboration tool. Learn how to quickly and easily collect reference information from online databases via direct export, or importing as text files. Use Cite While You Write to insert references and format citations and bibliographies. This is an introductory level class, and no prior knowledge of EndNote Basic is needed.  This is an online workshop via Zoom.

Title: Writing about Data: A Scientific Writing Workshop
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Presenter: Marian Armour-Gemmen; Nathalie Singh-Corcoran
Location: 2nd floor -- 228/229
Library: Evansdale Campus Library
Audiences: Graduate Students
Categories: Data Services, Love Data Week, Research Skills, Scholarly Communication
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Are you a graduate student with a technical report or data-heavy thesis in your future?  This in-person workshop will explain the conventions of writing about data, including integrating tables and graphs and writing successful summaries.  Registration is required.

Title: Getting Started on a Literature Review
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Presenter: Marian Armour-Gemmen, Martin Dunlap, Beth Royall & Martha Yancey
Library: Online
Audiences: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Research Skills
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Do you have a literature review in your future? Come learn the steps of a lit review and practice database search strategies. Registration required.  This workshop will be held on Zoom.

Title: First Steps with R and RStudio
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Classroom 2036 (2nd floor)
Library: Downtown Campus Library
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Data Services, Love Data Week
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to using R and RStudio. No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and folders. Participants will need to download and install R (https://cran.r-project.org/) and RStudio (https://rstudio.com/) prior to the workshop. Both software items are open-source and free to download. Participants will also need to bring their own laptop to the workshop.

Title: Special Topics in R and RStudio: RMarkdown for Publication
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Location: Classroom 2036 (2nd floor)
Library: Downtown Campus Library
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Data Services, Love Data Week
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

R Markdown makes it possible to work on a whole research project from within R Studio in an easily reproducible manner: from data upload, cleaning, and analysis, to writing your paper, adding figures, citations, and bibliography with proper formatting. No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and folders. Participants will need to download and install R (https://cran.r-project.org/) and RStudio (https://rstudio.com/) prior to the workshop. Both software items are open-source and free to download. Participants will also need to bring their own laptop to the workshop.

Title: Special Topics in R and RStudio: Exploratory Data Analysis with Tidyverse
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Classroom 2036 (2nd floor)
Library: Downtown Campus Library
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Data Services, Love Data Week
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to using the Tidyvese package in R to perform tasks such as reading data, 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. 
  • Participants will need to download and install R (https://cran.r-project.org/) and RStudio (https://rstudio.com/) prior to the workshop. Both software items are open-source and free to download.
  • Participants will also need to bring their own laptop to the workshop.
Title: Special Topics in R and RStudio: Quarto for Authorship and Publication
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023
Time: 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Location: Classroom 2036 (2nd floor)
Library: Downtown Campus Library
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Data Services, Love Data Week
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Quarto is a scientific and technical publishing system built that makes it possible to work on a whole research project from within R Studio in an easily reproducible manner: from data upload, cleaning, and analysis, to writing your paper, adding figures, citations, and bibliography with proper formatting. No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and folders. Participants will need to download and install R (https://cran.r-project.org/) and RStudio (https://rstudio.com/) prior to the workshop. Both software items are open-source and free to download. Participants will also need to bring their own laptop to the workshop.

Title: Getting the Most Out of Google Scholar
Date: Monday, February 20, 2023
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Presenter: Catherine Fonseca
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: ENGL102, Research Commons Workshop, Research Skills
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Google Scholar offers several powerful features that scholars may not be familiar with. This workshop will introduce key differences between searching in Google Scholar and library databases, techniques for increasing your access to full-text materials, and other more sophisticated features to improve your search results.

 

By the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

• Understand the strengths and limitations of Google Scholar
• Personalize Google Scholar accounts by creating alerts, claiming an author profile, and linking to WVU Libraries holdings
• Apply advanced search techniques for creating focused search strategies in Google Scholar

 

Title: Trademarks: What's in a Name
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Presenter: Marian Armour-Gemmen
Library: Online
Audiences: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Students, Public, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Intellectual Property
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

If you have a new business name or a new product, attend this free Research Commons workshop. “Trademarks: What’s in a Name?” will cover how to protect your name and avoid counterfeiting someone else’s.

Title: Introduction to U.S. Census Data
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Classroom 2036 (2nd floor)
Library: Downtown Campus Library
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Data Services, Research Skills
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Participants will be introduced to the various U.S. Bureau of Census surveys and how to access the available demographic data from the surveys using the data platform, census.data.gov. Additionally participants will learn how to use the library GIS tool, Social Explorer, for demographic mapping and IPUMS to retrieve public use microsample data samples (PUMS).

Participants will need to bring a laptop or check a laptop out from the Front Desk.

Title: Where Should I Publish? Using Library Resources for Manuscript Submission Decisions
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter: Virginia Desouky
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
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 workshop will be held on Zoom.

Title: Using HathiTrust
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Presenter: Andres Santana
Location: Classroom -- 130
Library: Evansdale Campus Library
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Research Commons Workshop
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

HathiTrust provides fulltext to items out of copyright protection, selected from large libraries like Harvard and U of Michigan.  This presentation will cover the specific tools found in HathiTrust and how to use them. Navigation of the site, understanding the search results, and linking the database to the WVU library website will  be explained in detail.

Title: Chicago Notes-Bibliography Style
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Presenter: Terra Rogerson & Beth Royall
Location: G16
Library: Evansdale Campus Library
Audiences: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Research Skills
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Are you dealing with a Chicago Style paper?  Many arts and humanities disciplines, including history and political science, require the use of the Chicago Notes-Bibliography style.  This in-person workshop will provide an understanding of how and why to cite in Chicago Notes-Bibliography style.

Title: Chicago Notes-Bibliography Style
Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Time: 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Presenter: Terra Rogerson & Beth Royall
Library: Online
Audiences: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Research Skills
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Are you dealing with a Chicago Style paper?  Many arts and humanities disciplines, including history and political science, require the use of the Chicago Notes-Bibliography style.  This workshop will provide an understanding of how and why to cite in Chicago Notes-Bibliography style.

Title: Introduction to writing a Data Management Plan with DMPTool
Date: Monday, February 27, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Data Services, Scholarly Communication
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Many research funder are requiring Data Management and Sharing Plans (DMPs). This workshop with go over the basics of a Data Management and Sharing Plan and introduce participants to DMPTool, and open-source, online application that helps researchers create DMPs that comply with funder requirements, such as the NIH and NSF.

Title: Introduction to American College Libraries for ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) Students
Date: Monday, February 27, 2023
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Celia Shi
Audiences: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

In this 50-minute workshop, students will learn the characteristics of academic libraries in the United States and how they apply them to their academic careers. This workshop is designed to help ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) students to become familiar with U.S. academic library culture and resources. This workshop is part of the course ULIB293: ULIB 293: Information Literacy and Research Skills for ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) Students

 

Title: Reading Academic Articles Like a Pro
Date: Monday, February 27, 2023
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library: Online
Audiences: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: ENGL102, Research Skills
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Reading academic papers is a skill. Just like any skill, you can master academic reading through targeted techniques and practice.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate what scholarly articles are and how they are generally structured
  • Apply strategies for maximum reading efficiency and retention in academic contexts

 

Title: Zotero: A Free, Easy-to-use Citation Manager
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Time: 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Presenter: Jeff Werst
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
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 online workshop.  Just follow this easy guide.  If you run into difficulties, the Zotero Documentation is very good, or feel free to contact Jeffrey Werst for help.  Chromebook users will need to follow these instructions for installing Linux and running Zotero from there.  

Zoom link will be emailed the date before the workshop.

Are you a Zotero user who would like to go beyond the basics? Click here to request a one-on-one consultation to explore Zotero’s power to format annotated bibliographies, accommodate different citation styles, import sources from other reference managers, create shared Zotero libraries for collaborative research, and more.

Title: EndNote Desktop for Thesis/Publications Writing (Windows)
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter: Virginia Desouky
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Citation Managers
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

EndNote is a powerful reference management tool that can save you time and frustration.  Its ability to handle large numbers of references makes it the ideal choice for large projects such as theses or systematic reviews. Learn to use more advanced features such as journal terms lists, combining libraries, merging chapters, chapter reference lists, using the traveling library, and options for library recovery.  This workshop will be held online via Zoom.

Title: Introduction to Federal Policy and Legislative Resources
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Classroom 2036 (2nd floor)
Library: Downtown Campus Library
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Research Skills
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

In this workshop participants will learn how to locate and utilize resources for policy and legislative resources. In addition to resources for 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.

Participants will need to bring a laptop or check a laptop out from the Front Desk.

Title: Introduction to Open Education
Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Presenter: Jonah McAllister-Erickson
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Open Education Week
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “open education?” Do you think of open educational resources (OER)? Textbook affordability? Saving students money? You’re right. Open education can help make higher education more affordable, yet there’s more to open education than the affordability aspect or even the resources themselves. Attend this introductory workshop to learn more about open educational practices that can provide you with even more strategies and approaches to remove barriers to student learning. This workshop uses a social justice approach to open education. 

Title: Applying for the WVU OER Grant
Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Faythe Thurman
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Open Education Week
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Learn more about the WVU Libraries/TLC Open Educational Resources Grant that supports instructors looking to incorporate, innovate, or create OER materials for one of their courses. Hear from past awardees about their experiences participating in the program. Attendees will be given advice on applying for the grant as well as time to work on their own application, if they wish to do so.

Title: Introduction to Open Pedagogy
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Presenter: Jeff Werst
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Open Education Week
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This introductory workshop will cover a range of “open” topics, from locating openly licensed texts to fostering opportunities for creative, collaborative scholarship in the classroom. Learn how adopting principles of Open Pedagogy can help you remove barriers to education and create a more inclusive learning environment.

Title: Create, Reuse, ReMix, Creative Commons and other Open Licenses for Open Education
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presenter: Jonah McAllister-Erickson
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Open Education Week
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Creative Commons (CC) licenses allow for uses beyond those typically allowed under copyright law. Most OERs use and are licensed with a Creative Commons license. This workshop will introduce you to Creative Commons and other open licenses, as well as teach you how to find CC licensed works and license your own works.

Title: Patents: Learning how to Search
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Presenter: Marian Armour-Gemmen
Library: Online
Audiences: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Students, Public, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Intellectual Property
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Knowing how to search patents is helpful for inventors to see what similar items already exist. It can also help in researching older technologies and figuring out how a new technology works. Attend this free Research Commons workshop to learn how searching patents using classification will assist you.

Title: Creating OER: Adapting Materials for Your Course
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Presenter: Virginia Desouky
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Open Education Week
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Adapting OER means making changes to already existing open content (Revise and Remix) so that you can tailor the content to your specific needs. It can be as basic as editing the content or finding other OER content that you can combine and integrate with the original OER content. This workshop will discuss criteria to consider when planning to adapt, common forms of adaptation, ways to modify an open textbook, how to ensure accessible design, and related topics. 

Title: Finding OER
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Faythe Thurman
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Open Education Week
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Have you had students ask if they need to buy the textbook you assigned for class? Are you concerned that the cost of learning materials keeps students from buying them and their grades suffer for it? Amidst efforts to lower the expenses of higher education, open educational resources (OER) are a set of no-cost open access learning tools in various formats used by instructors to augment student learning. Learn how to locate and evaluate OER for use in your courses.

Title: Publishing OER
Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Jonah McAllister-Erickson, Jessica McMillen
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Open Education Week
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

The state of WV recently passed legislation about textbook affordability. One way to make textbooks more affordable is to create open educational resources or open textbooks for your classes.  If you are interested in the “Create” category of the OER grant application process or about learning how the library can help support your plans to create open content, attend this session to learn more about completed projects via the institutional repository and OmekaS platform. Also, help us to understand better the kinds of materials you would like to publish for your students and beyond as we explore software publishing platforms to support your work.

Title: The 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenter: Faythe Thurman
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Data Services, Research Commons Workshop
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

The new 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy will go into effect starting January 25, 2023. Find out how it will impact applying for and complying with NIH grants and learn more about important considerations when creating a Data Management and Sharing Plan for your grant application.

Title: First Steps with R and RStudio
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Presenter: Faythe Thurman
Location: LC-1
Library: Health Sciences Center Library
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Data Services
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to using R and RStudio. No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and folders. Participants will need to download and install R (https://cran.r-project.org/) and RStudio (https://rstudio.com/) prior to the workshop. Both software items are open-source and free to download. Participants will also need to bring their own laptop to the workshop.

Title: EndNote Basic
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter: Virginia Desouky
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Citation Managers
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

EndNote Basic is a companion web version of the desktop EndNote, provided as part of the Web of Science database. It is used to collect and organize references as well as cite them while writing a paper. It can also be a powerful collaboration tool. Learn how to quickly and easily collect reference information from online databases via direct export, or importing as text files. Use Cite While You Write to insert references and format citations and bibliographies. This is an introductory level class, and no prior knowledge of EndNote Basic is needed.  This is an online workshop via Zoom.

Title: First Steps with R and RStudio
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Classroom 2036 (2nd floor)
Library: Downtown Campus Library
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Data Services
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to using R and RStudio. No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and folders. Participants will need to download and install R (https://cran.r-project.org/) and RStudio (https://rstudio.com/) prior to the workshop. Both software items are open-source and free to download. Participants will also need to bring their own laptop to the workshop.

Title: Zotero: A Free, Easy-to-use Citation Manager
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 11:15am
Presenter: Beth Royall
Library: Online
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: Citation Managers, ENGL102
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 online 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. 

Are you a Zotero user who would like to go beyond the basics? Click here to request a one-on-one consultation to explore Zotero’s power to format annotated bibliographies, accommodate different citation styles, import sources from other reference managers, create shared Zotero libraries for collaborative research, and more.

Title: From Page to Database: Finding Scholarly Articles from Popular Sources
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Martin Dunlap & Jeff Werst
Library: Online
Audiences: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: ENGL102, 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: Special Topics in R and RStudio: Quarto for Authorship and Publication
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: LC-1
Library: Health Sciences Center Library
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Data Services
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Quarto is a scientific and technical publishing system built that makes it possible to work on a whole research project from within R Studio in an easily reproducible manner: from data upload, cleaning, and analysis, to writing your paper, adding figures, citations, and bibliography with proper formatting. No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and folders. Participants will need to download and install R (https://cran.r-project.org/) and RStudio (https://rstudio.com/) prior to the workshop. Both software items are open-source and free to download. Participants will also need to bring their own laptop to the workshop.

Title: Special Topics in R and RStudio: RMarkdown for Publication
Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Classroom 2036 (2nd floor)
Library: Downtown Campus Library
Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: Data Services
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

R Markdown makes it possible to work on a whole research project from within R Studio in an easily reproducible manner: from data upload, cleaning, and analysis, to writing your paper, adding figures, citations, and bibliography with proper formatting. No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and folders. Participants will need to download and install R (https://cran.r-project.org/) and RStudio (https://rstudio.com/) prior to the workshop. Both software items are open-source and free to download. Participants will also need to bring their own laptop to the workshop.

Title: Publishing your thesis or dissertation in the WVU Research Repository
Date: Monday, March 27, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Library: Online
Categories: Dissertation and Thesis, Research Commons Workshop
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: Copyright and your thesis or dissertation
Date: Monday, March 27, 2023
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Library: Online
Audiences: Graduate Students
Categories: Dissertation and Thesis, Intellectual Property, Research Commons Workshop, Scholarly Communication
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

What do you need to know about copyright for your thesis or dissertation? Are you reusing published works, even those that you are the author of in your thesis or dissertation? 

Join us for a workshop specifically about copyright and graduate student work. We'll cover copyright issues specific to theses and dissertations, including your rights as a user of others' work, the permissions you need to gain, and your own rights over your ETD. This workshop will include a 40 minute lecture followed by 20 minutes to answer questions.