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Research Workshops

Research Workshops

The UCLA Library offers researchers helpful workshops on a variety of topics. Unless otherwise noted, sessions are open; no advance registration is required.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Find out about the purpose, uses, and features of Zotero, a free, open-source application that helps researchers manage their references and notes and create formatted bibliographies.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Research Commons Classroom, room 11630F
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This workshop covers how to move from your own interests to a topic, determine a possible research question, and make a case for the significance of that question. You'll also learn the components of a strong argument and where to start searching for evidence.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Research Commons Classroom, room 11630F
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Windows and Mac OS might make command-line interfaces (like DOS) seem old-fashioned, but the command line is the only way to access some modern Digital Humanities tools. Getting the hang of the command line makes a larger set of tools available to you.

Rolfe Hall, Room 2118
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Already a Zotero user? Explore more features in this session, including working with groups, sharing bibliographies, generating reports, and more. Participants are encouraged to bring their own computers, but CLiCC laptops will also be available.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Research Commons Classroom, room 11630F
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

ASSIST - Application Submission System and Interface for Submission Tracking: This class will give an overview of the grant submission system that replaces paper applications for new collaborati

Biomedical Library
Classroom, 12-077X CHS
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

The catch-all term “digital project” can refer to a daunting array of technologies and methods. For a newcomer (or even an experienced practitioner), it can be hard to know where to start. In this presentation, we’ll examine a range of digital projects to get a handle on what’s out there.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Research Commons Classroom, room 11630F
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This hands-on session offers an overview of EndNote, a citation management software program that helps researchers manage and organize their references, and automatically create and format citations and bibliographies.

Charles E. Young Research Library
East Classroom, room 21536
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Did you know that there is such a thing as self-plagiarism? Both unintentional and
intentional misquotation is considered plagiarism? Brush up on your knowledge by
attending the plagiarism/citation workshop on Wednesday, May 7, from 3 - 5 p.m.
College Library
Powell Library Bldg, Inquiry Lab 1 Room 238 (2nd floor)
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

You can make your presentations more effective and memorable by applying a few simple techniques. In this workshop you will learn and practice strategies for creating visuals and verbal narratives that will help you accomplish your presentation goals.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Research Commons Classroom, room 11630F
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

If you create works such as original writing, images or video that incorporates others’ work, and/or if you distribute your work widely, you should know the basic workings of copyright so you can use others’ work appropriately and protect your own rights.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Presentation Room, room 11348
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Drop in with your assignment or research project in any stage of completeness. Librarians with expertise in a number of humanities and social science subject areas will be on hand to help you make the most of library resources to move your work forward.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Lobby
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Humanistic data presents special challenges when we’re designing databases: database software is created to store information that can be described precisely, while humanities data is fuzzy and complex.

Rolfe Hall, Room 2118
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Learn strategies for making the most efficient use of your research time. This workshop will cover major databases and useful research tools for students working in humanities and social sciences.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Research Commons Classroom, room 11630F
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm

This workshop combines online demonstrations and hands-on practice to show researchers how to find images in databases such as ARTstor and how to use these resources effectively.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Research Commons Classroom, room 11630F
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Drop in with your assignment or research project in any stage of completeness. Librarians with expertise in a number of humanities and social science subject areas will be on hand to help you make the most of library resources to move your work forward.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Lobby
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Do you have an idea for an application? Don’t know the first place to start? Making a prototype is an important step in defining what you want a website or mobile app to do -- how you want it to work for the user.

College Library
Powell Library Building InqLab 1, room 238
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Topic modeling is an automatic method for detecting groups of related keywords—or “topics”—in a text. MALLET is a tool that makes topic modeling accessible to everyone.

Rolfe Hall, Room 2118
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Did you know that there is such a thing as self-plagiarism? Both unintentional and
intentional misquotation is considered plagiarism? Brush up on your knowledge by
attending the plagiarism/citation workshop on Thursday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to
noon.
College Library
Powell Library Bldg, Inquiry Lab 1 Room 238 (2nd floor)
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Beyond the usual places for medical research, Scopus and Web of Science index many more interdisciplinary journals. Scopus is a new resource currently under consideration for licensing by the UC.

Biomedical Library
Classroom, 12-077X CHS
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Did you know that there is such a thing as self-plagiarism? Both unintentional andintentional misquotation is considered plagiarism? Brush up on your knowledge by
attending the plagiarism/citation workshop.
College Library
Powell Library Bldg, Inquiry Lab 1 Room 238 (2nd floor)