Upcoming Events

Title:EndNote Basic
Date:Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Virginia Desouky
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Citation Management, Research, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

       EndNote 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.

Title:First Steps with Health Science Data Sources and ICPSR
Date:Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Data, Finding Resources, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will describe the data landscape and give you tools to learn how to efficiently find data sources to suit your needs. Workshop will be lecture-based with some hands-on exposure to general resources including the data repository, ICPSR. This workshop with be hosted online at https://wvu.zoom.us/j/93973417081.

Title:First Steps with Social Science Data Sources and ICPSR
Date:Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Data, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will describe the data landscape and give you tools to learn how to efficiently find data sources to suit your needs. Workshop will be lecture-based with some hands-on exposure to general resources including the data repository, ICPSR. This event will be hosted online at - https://wvu.zoom.us/j/95280506851. 

Title:Copyright Basics
Date:Monday, September 28, 2020
Time:3:00pm - 4:15pm
Presenter:Beth Royall
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Public, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Intellectual Property, Research Commons Workshop
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:Which one works best: Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar
Date:Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Barbara Hengemihle
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Literature Review, Research, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar allow you to get a landscape of a field of research. By comparing these three tools, you can discover the advantages and disadvantages for using these bibliographic databases.

Title:Data Management and Organization for Theses and Dissertations
Date:Friday, October 2, 2020
Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Data Management, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Data Management is the process of organizing, documenting, sharing, and preserving the data that is generated through the course of a research project. In this workshop, you will learn how to keep your data organized while you carry out a major research project, like a thesis or dissertation. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand options for data management and data organization
  • Gain exposure to techniques and resources you may use to make your data readable and understandable in the future
  • Understand where to look for field-specific standards, tools, and repositories  

 

Title:Open Pedagogy in the Humanities
Date:Monday, October 5, 2020
Time:1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presenter:Ian Harmon & Lynne Stahl
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Digital Humanities, Open Education Resources (OER), Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

The term "open" has become increasingly common in higher ed contexts: open access, open educational resources, open textbooks, and so on. But what does open mean for Humanities classrooms? 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:Software Carpentry | Basic Python Workshop (4 part series)
Date:Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Nick Frazee
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Data
Description:

This four week long hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation.  Participants are required to register for the event at https://ncf0003.github.io/2020-10-06-wvu/. Workshops will occur on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

Covered topics:

Python Basics and Visualizing Tabular Data

Loops and Lists

Visualizing Multiple Files and Conditional Statements

Functions and Errors

Title:A Primer on Data Visualization Using Tableau Desktop (Part 3)
Date:Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Time:4:00pm - 5:30pm
Audiences:Undergraduate Students
Categories:Data
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop is designed to teach users new to Tableau how to navigate the Tableau Desktop interface, create basic visualizations (i.e. bar chart, heat map, etc.), and combine visualizations into a dashboard. Participants will gain firsthand experience navigating the Tableau Desktop workspace. Using a publicly available secondary data set, participants will work in small groups to generate and format data-appropriate charts, create and format a dashboard, and share their end results with the full group.    

Learning Outcomes 

  • Describe how to connect to an Excel file and preview data in Tableau Desktop 

  • Use the Tableau Desktop workspace to build views and select chart types  

  • Combine visualizations into a dashboard  

  • Export and share visualizations using Tableau Reader and other common software applications, including Microsoft PowerPoint   

Students must complete Workshop Part 1 and 2 in order to register for this session. Registration restricted to students enrolled in HONR 450: EXCEL Project Development between August 17th and August 31st. Registration opens to Chambers’ students enrolled in the Career Readiness Program from September 1st to October 4th. 

 

Title:EndNote Basic
Date:Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Virginia Desouky
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Citation Management, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

  EndNote 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. 

Title:Zotero: A Free, Easy-to-use Citation Manager
Date:Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time:2:00pm - 3:15pm
Presenter:Jeff Werst
Library:Online
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.  

Title:Dispelling the Myths of Open Access: Making Informed Choices about Open Access Publishing Opportunities
Date:Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Susan J Arnold
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Open Access, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Are you considering publishing in an open access journal?  This workshop will define characteristics of open access vs. traditional publishing venues; define ways to evaluate open access journal quality, including the identification of predatory journals; present tools available to find an appropriate journal in which to publish; and talk about WVU open access memberships and the WVU Open Access Author Fund and how they affect article processing charges for WVU authors.

 

Title:Introduction to Election Data Resources
Date:Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Data, Government Information
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This introductory workshop will show attendees popular resources for data on electoral returns, and also data on voter turnout and administration of elections.

Title:Software Carpentary | Bash/Git Workshop (4-part Series)
Date:Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time:4:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenter:Nick Frazee
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Data
Description:

This four week long workshop hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants are required to register for the event at https://ncf0003.github.io/2020-10-08-wvu/. Workshops will occur on Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00pm.

Covered topics:

Introducing the Shell and Navigating Files and Directories

Working With Files and Directories and Pipes and Filters

Creating a Repository, Tracking Changes, Exploring History, and Ignoring Things

Remotes in GitHub, Collaborating, and Conflicts
 

Title:Trademarks: What's in a Name
Date:Monday, October 12, 2020
Time:6:00pm - 7:15pm
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Public, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Intellectual Property, Research Commons Workshop
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:Creating and Managing Your Online Scholarly Presence
Date:Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library:Online
Categories:Publication Impact, Publication Promotion, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Maintaining an online scholarly presence is an increasingly important component of being a successful researcher. By developing a strong identity online, you can make your scholarship visible to larger audiences and potentially make a larger impact in your field. During this workshop, you will learn how to build and manage your online scholarly presence. We will look at popular platforms for scholarly profiles, strategies for increasing the readership of your research, and tools for tracking the impact of your work.

Learning outcomes:

  • Attendees will learn how to register for an ORCID iD (a persistent digital identifier) to distinguish themselves from other researchers and get recognition for their scholarly contributions.
  • Attendees will create a Google Scholar Profile and add basic information to their profile.
  • Attendees will identify an open access repository used by researchers in their discipline

 

Title:Where Should I Publish? Using Library Resources for Manuscript Submission Decisions
Date:Thursday, October 15, 2020
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Virginia Desouky
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Research Commons Workshop
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 require an EndNote Basic account registration.  

Title:Text Mining with Python and Hathitrust
Date:Thursday, October 15, 2020
Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Data, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

An introductory text mining workshop that will demonstrate common methods and tools used in this area of scholarship. Participants will get hands on experience using the text analysis tools provided by the Hathitrust Research Center (HTRC) and using command line to run basic text analysis with Python. No knowledge of text mining, HTRC, or python necessary. Users should have downloaded and installed Python from https://www.python.org/ before the workshop. This workshop will be hosted online at  https://wvu.zoom.us/j/96638780507.

Title:OER - Exploring Open Educational Resources
Date:Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Martha Yancey
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty
Categories:Open Education Resources (OER), Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will introduce you to various open educational resources and repositories relevant for academic disciplines; provide evaluation standards and criteria for resource consideration, and provide a brief overview of the different OER permissions for adoption, attribution, and reuse.

Title:Measuring and Promoting the Impact of Your Research
Date:Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Susan Arnold & Virginia Desouky
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Publication Impact, Publication Promotion, Research Commons Workshop
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 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; and selecting publication venues.

Title:Understanding and Using Creative Commons Licenses in the Classroom
Date:Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time:10:00am - 11:00am
Presenter:Jessica Dai & Hilary Fredette
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Open Access, Open Education Resources (OER), Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Geared for faculty and graduate teaching assistants, this workshop serves as a primer on Creative Commons for use in the classroom. The session will guide understanding of the purpose and use of Creative Commons licenses, as well as differentiate between and understand how to choose appropriate licenses for educational products.

Title:Getting Started with a Literature Review
Date:Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time:3:00pm - 4:15pm
Presenter:Marian Armour-Gemmen, Martin Dunlap, Barbara Hengemihle & Martha Yancey
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Research Commons Workshop
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.

Title:Zotero: A Free, Easy-to-use Citation Manager
Date:Friday, October 23, 2020
Time:1:00pm - 2:15pm
Presenter:Virginia Desouky
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.  

Title:Patents: Learning how to Search
Date:Monday, October 26, 2020
Time:6:00pm - 7:15pm
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Public, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Intellectual Property, Research Commons Workshop
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:EndNote Basic
Date:Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Virginia Desouky
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

EndNote 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

Title:Zotero: A Free, Easy-to-use Citation Manager
Date:Thursday, October 29, 2020
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.  

Title:First Steps with R and R Studio for Data Analysis
Date:Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Data, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

R is a programming language that is popular for data exploration, visualization, and statistical analysis. This workshop will introduce participants to basic R tasks such as reading data into R, analyzing data, and plotting data. No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and folders. Please install R from r-project.org and the free version of RStudio Desktop from rstudio.com. This workshop will be hosted online at  https://wvu.zoom.us/j/99549119307.

Title:Dispelling the Myths about Open Access; Making Informed Decisions about Open Access Publishing Opportunities
Date:Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Susan J Arnold
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Open Access, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Are you considering publishing in an open access journal?  This workshop will define characteristics of open access vs. traditional publishing venues; define ways to evaluate open access journal quality, including the identification of predatory journals; present tools available to find an appropriate journal in which to publish; and talk about WVU open access memberships and the WVU Open Access Author Fund and how they affect article processing charges for WVU authors.

Title:Positioning Yourself for Scholarly Impact
Date:Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Time:10:00am - 11:00am
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Publication Impact, Publication Promotion, Research Commons Workshop
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 researchers build a strong reputation, increase the visibility of their work, and demonstrate their impact with appropriate metrics. This workshop, aimed at PhD students and early career faculty, provides an overview of these services so you can start building your plan for success and advancement in your career.

Co-sponsored by the Chambers Business Communications Center.

Title:Mendeley
Date:Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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:

 Mendeley is a free reference management program that helps you organize your citations, format bibliographies in MS Word, connect with other researchers in your field, discover trending articles in your area of interest, and collaborate with research teams. With both a desktop client and a web application, it's easy to access your research from anywhere in the world. Learn how to use Mendeley Stats and create your author profile.  Learn about Mendeley Data, where you can store, share, and manage your data.  This is an introductory level class, and no prior knowledge of Mendeley is needed. 

Title:Submitting your ETD to the Research Repository @ WVU
Date:Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Time:12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter:Debby Borrelli
Audiences:Graduate Students
Categories:Dissertation & Thesis, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

All graduate students who write a thesis, dissertation, or problem/project report (ETD) for their degree program are required to submit their ETD to the Research Repository @ WVU, West Virginia University’s institutional repository. 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 ETD submission a stress-free process.

Title:A Primer in Data Visualization with Tableau
Date:Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Time:1:30pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Elizabeth Tomlinson
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Data, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop if designed to teach users new to Tableau how to prepare their data, navigate the Tableau Desktop interface, create basic visualization (i.e. bar chart, heat map, etc.), and combine visualizations into a dashboard. Recommended for faculty, graduate and upper-level undergraduate students interested in data visualization and storytelling. No prior Tableau experience needed.

**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. Activation codes may take 5 to 7 days to receive. **

Zoom Link: https://wvu.zoom.us/j/94879669374?pwd=Zm5tamJwNDMwRnRwcE9IOVZSNlBzQT09

Meeting ID: 948 7966 9374

Password: 3RC=9Xt6

Title:New PubMed: PubMed Labs
Date:Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time:1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presenter:Virginia Desouky
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Research, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

A new version of PubMed has launched.  It has an updated, cleaner look, with an easy-to-use interface. The search engine has been modified to make it easier to find the articles that best match your query. The new PubMed still contains the same trusted citation data as the old database. And new PubMed runs in the cloud, to increase long term stability and sustainability of the platform.