Upcoming Events

Title:Where Should I Publish? Using Library Resources for Manuscript Submission Decisions
Date:Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time:12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter:Virginia Desouky
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: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 Research Data Management
Date:Tuesday, October 4, 2022
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:Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time:3:00pm - 4:15pm
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. 

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:Search Strategy Design for Biomedical Systematic Reviews
Date:Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Anna Crawford
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Research Commons Workshop, Research Skills
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
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:Getting the Most Out of Google Scholar
Date:Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time:5:30pm - 6:15pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories: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
• Articulate some of the privacy concerns related to Google and methods to mediate them

 

Title:First Steps with Python for Data Analysis
Date:Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time:5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location:Classroom 2036 (2nd floor)
Library:Downtown Campus Library
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Data Services, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to using Python for data analysis. No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and folders. Participants will need to bring their own laptop with Python and Anaconda downloaded and installed. This workshop will be held at the Downtown Library in room 2036.

Title:Finding Social Science Datasets
Date:Monday, October 10, 2022
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library:Downtown Campus Library
Audiences:Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Research Commons Workshop, Research Skills
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Social scientists use data to trace, understand, and make predictions about the social world. This workshop will introduce two of the leading repositories of Social Science research data: the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. By the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply searching and browsing techniques to identify relevant datasets for secondary analysis
  • Understand a dataset record and other data documentation
  • Perform downloads of full datasets
Title:Preparing for a Poster Session
Date:Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Anna Crawford
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Research Commons Workshop, Scholarly Communication
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Learn how to develop a poster presentation, including best practices for design and engagement. Researchers of all levels are welcome.

Title:Open Science Licensing Your Data
Date:Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Jonah McAllister-Erickson & Jeff Werst
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Data Services, 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:Writing about Data: A Scientific Writing Workshop
Date:Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Time:5:30pm - 7:00pm
Presenter:Marian Armour-Gemmen; Nathalie Singh-Corcoran
Location:2nd floor -- 228/229
Library:Evansdale Campus Library
Audiences:Graduate Students
Categories:Data Services, 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 workshop will explain the conventions of writing about data, including integrating tables and graphs, using the passive voice, and writing successful summaries.  A light pizza supper will be provided.  Registration is required.

Title:Introduction to EndNote Basic
Date:Thursday, October 13, 2022
Time:1:00pm - 2:00pm
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:Special Topic in Python: Exploratory Data Analysis using Pandas
Date:Thursday, October 13, 2022
Time:5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location:Classroom 2036 (2nd floor)
Library:Downtown Campus Library
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Data Services, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to Python tasks such as reading data, analyzing data, and plotting data. Participants are expected to have attended the First Steps with Python workshop or to have some basic knowledge of using Python. Participants will need to bring their own laptop with Python and Anaconda downloaded and installed. This workshop will be held at the Downtown Library in room 2036.

Title:Patents: Learning how to Search
Date:Friday, October 14, 2022
Time:10:00am - 11:30am
Library:Online
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:Special Topic in Python: Exploratory Data Analysis using Pandas
Date:Friday, October 14, 2022
Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location:Classroom 2036 (2nd floor)
Library:Downtown Campus Library
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Data Services, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to Python tasks such as reading data, analyzing data, and plotting data. Participants are expected to have attended the First Steps with Python workshop or to have some basic knowledge of using Python. Participants will need to bring their own laptop with Python and Anaconda downloaded and installed. This workshop will be held at the Downtown Library in room 2036.

Title:Introduction to Engineering Village - ONLINE
Date:Monday, October 17, 2022
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Martin Dunlap
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:Introduction to the IEEE Database - ONLINE
Date:Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Martin Dunlap
Audiences:Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Research Skills
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will focus on using the IEEE database more efficiently. This will count as an OCE

Title:Introduction to Engineering Village - IN PERSON
Date:Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:Classroom -- 130
Library:Evansdale Campus Library
Audiences:Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will focus on using the Engineering Village Database
It will count as an OCE

Title:Copyright Permission: Who Can Grant it, and How to Ask for Them
Date:Thursday, October 20, 2022
Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Intellectual Property, Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Research Commons Workshop, Scholarly Communication
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Want to re-publish a journal article you have written as part of a new book? Ever needed to use someone else’s figure or image? Want to reproduce another researcher’s data as part of your study?  Join us for a workshop on these and other questions about copyright.  This workshop will include a 30 minute presentation, a discussion using some real examples, and plenty of time for questions. 

Title:Introduction to the IEEE Database - In Person
Date:Thursday, October 20, 2022
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:Classroom -- 130
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 using the IEEE database more efficiently. It will count as an OCE

Title:Locating Journals to Publish Educational Topics
Date:Thursday, October 20, 2022
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty
Categories:Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Teaching and Pedagogy
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Have you written great article or abstract about teaching but you don't know where to publish? Explore journal rankings in Web of Science and explore publishing opportunities in Open Access journals.

Title:Open Access Primer
Date:Monday, October 24, 2022
Time:10:00am - 11:00am
Library:Online
Categories:Intellectual Property, Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Research Commons Workshop, Scholarly Communication
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Get up to speed with the Open Access movement in this one-hour workshop. We will start with a definition and cover the latest updates such as Transformative Agreements at WVU, Plan S, hybrid publishing, and new journals and publishing platforms for Open Access. We will also demonstrate tools and services that make Open Access work for scholars such as Unpaywall, the Open Access Button, SHERPA/RoMEO, and more.

Title:Introduction to Open Education
Date:Monday, October 24, 2022
Time:1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presenter:Jessica Dai
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Research Commons Workshop, Teaching and Pedagogy
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 education and its associated practices that can provide you with more strategies and approaches to remove barriers to student learning. This workshop will use a social justice lens approach to open education.

Title:Finding Open Educational Resources (OER)
Date:Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Time:10:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Jessica Dai
Location:Classroom 136 (LL)
Library:Downtown Campus Library
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Research Commons Workshop, Teaching and Pedagogy
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 purchasing the required texts 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:English 102 Drop-in Help
Date:Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
Audiences:Undergraduate Students
Categories:ENGL102
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Title:Place-based research; how to find local and regional news
Date:Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Alyssa Wright
Library:Online
Audiences:Undergraduate Students
Categories:ENGL102
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Learn how to use the America's News Database and other resources to find regional and local news articles. This workshop is designed for students doing English 102 place based research assignments.

Title:English 102 Drop-in Help
Date:Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time:1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Undergraduate Students
Categories:ENGL102
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Title:Finding Social Science Datasets
Date:Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Research Commons Workshop, Research Skills
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Social scientists use data to trace, understand, and make predictions about the social world. This workshop will introduce two of the leading repositories of Social Science research data: the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. By the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply searching and browsing techniques to identify relevant datasets for secondary analysis
  • Understand a dataset record and other data documentation
  • Perform downloads of full datasets
Title:Finding Open Educational Resources (OER)
Date:Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time:1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presenter:Jessica Dai & Faythe Thurman
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Research Commons Workshop, Teaching and Pedagogy
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 purchasing the required texts 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:Which one works best: Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar
Date:Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time:4:00pm - 5:15pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories:Research Skills
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:Reading Academic Articles Like a Pro
Date:Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time:5:00pm - 6:00pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Undergraduate Students
Categories:ENGL102
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:Special Topic in Python: Scrape Twitter
Date:Friday, October 28, 2022
Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location:Classroom 2036 (2nd floor)
Library:Downtown Campus Library
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Data Services, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to using Python to scrape twitter. Participants are expected to have attended the First Steps with Python workshop or to have some basic knowledge of using Python. Participants are expected to have attended the First Steps with Python workshop or to have some basic knowledge of using Python. Participants will need to bring their own laptop with Python and Anaconda downloaded and installed. This workshop will be held at the Downtown Library in room 2036.

Title:Submitting Your Thesis or Dissertation to the Research Repository
Date:Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Time:1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library:Online
Categories:Dissertation and Thesis, Scholarly Communication
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 in your thesis or dissertation
Date:Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
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? 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.  Please note that this workshop is immediately after the Submitting Your ETD to the Research Repository workshop.

Title:Red Flags, Green Flags: Avoiding Fake Journals When Publishing
Date:Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter:Faythe Thurman
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Research Commons Workshop, Scholarly Communication
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Concerned about fake, predatory or low-quality journals when you want to publish? Learn about strategies and resources to help you evaluate journal quality before publishing.

Title:Finding funding for faculty and graduate students
Date:Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Chelsea Jacobs
Location:Viewing Room -- Classroom 104
Library:Downtown Campus Library
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: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: Pivot and Foundation Directory Online Professional. 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:Introduction to EndNote Basic
Date:Thursday, November 3, 2022
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:Special Topic in Python: Using APIs to Scrape Government Information
Date:Friday, November 4, 2022
Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location:Classroom 2036 (2nd floor)
Library:Downtown Campus Library
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Data Services, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to using Python to bulk scrape official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government from the resource govINFO. Participants are expected to have attended the First Steps with Python workshop or to have some basic knowledge of using Python. Participants are expected to have attended the First Steps with Python workshop or to have some basic knowledge of using Python. Participants will need to bring their own laptop with Python and Anaconda downloaded and installed. This workshop will be held at the Downtown Library in room 2036.

Title:The Public Domain and Other Important Exemptions To Copyright
Date:Monday, November 7, 2022
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Public
Categories:Intellectual Property, Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Research Commons Workshop, Scholarly Communication
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Have you ever wondered how works enter the public domain? Or what the public domain is? What rights do you have to use someone else work for face-to-face teaching? Why do different rules apply to online education? Can you digitize something to make it accessible to a student with a disability? This workshop is designed to help answer these and other questions related to the public domain. The workshop will include a 40 minute presentation followed by some interactive examples.

Title:Measuring and Promoting Your Research Impact
Date:Thursday, November 10, 2022
Time:12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter:Virginia Desouky
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students
Categories: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 workshop will provide an overview of traditional and nontraditional scholarly metrics and will discuss tools to promote your research impact.  Topics covered include:  Citation analysis; Journal impact factor; h-index; and altmetrics.  

Title:Special Topic in Python: Text Mining with HathiTrust
Date:Friday, November 11, 2022
Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location:Classroom 2036 (2nd floor)
Library:Downtown Campus Library
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Data Services, Research Commons Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Hathitrust is a large digital collection of books and documents that can be analyzed using their text mining tools. In this workshop participants will learn how to do moderately advanced text mining analysis approaches using the Extracted Features datasets generated from the HathiTrust Research Center and apply Python scripts to the data. Participants are expected to have attended the First Steps with Python workshop or to have some basic knowledge of using Python. Participants will need to bring their own laptop with Python and Anaconda downloaded and installed. This workshop will be held at the Downtown Library in room 2036.

Title:Submitting Your Thesis or Dissertation to the Research Repository
Date:Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Library:Online
Categories:Dissertation and Thesis, Scholarly Communication
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:Preparing for a Poster Session
Date:Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Anna Crawford
Library:Online
Audiences:Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categories:Research Commons Workshop, Scholarly Communication
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Learn how to develop a poster presentation, including best practices for design and engagement. Researchers of all levels are welcome.

Title:The 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
Date:Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm
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:Submitting Your Thesis or Dissertation to the Research Repository
Date:Thursday, December 1, 2022
Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library:Online
Audiences:Graduate Students
Categories:Dissertation and Thesis, Scholarly Communication
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.