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Workshop and Tour Calendar
February 2014
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Workshops and Tours for March 2014
2/4/2014
Managing Information
Description: Organizational skills are critical to success in research. This session will present tips for staying organized, not getting overwhelmed with information, and approaching research methodically. This runs from note taking to citation management with programs like Zotero and Mendeley.
Prerequisites: Grad student status
Type: Workshop
Instructor: Michael Bowman
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Millar Library - Room 160
2/5/2014
Keep your author rights and increase the impact of your scholarship: open access practices and PDXScholar
Description: This workshop will discuss strategies for retaining the rights to your publications, open access concepts, and how to use PDXScholar, Portland State University's Institutional Repository, to create global visibility for your scholarly work and address open access mandate requirements.
Type: Workshop
Instructor: Sarah Beasley, Scholarly Communication Coordinator Karen Bjork, Digital Initiatives Coordinator
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Millar Library - Room 170
2/12/2014
Zotero for Beginners
Description: Bibliographies made easy! Learn to use the citation management system Zotero to collect, organize and cite research sources. Bring a laptop if you want to use Zotero in-class and visit http://guides.library.pdx.edu/managecitations for info on installing and using Zotero.
Type: Workshop
Instructor: Michael Bowman
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Millar Library - Room 160
2/13/2014
Publishing Your Work
Description: This workshop will cover resources to help you determine where to place your articles, open access publishing, as well as your author rights.
Type: Workshop
Instructor: Sarah Beasley
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Millar Library - Room 170
2/19/2014
Online: Power Searching in Ovid MEDLINE
Description: Creating power searches in Ovid MEDLINE will save you time, energy, and frustration as you complete that research project, literature review, or other school work. This session will cover the ins and outs of finding appropriate subjects to search, constructing searches using the "explode" and "focus" features, and general tips.
Prerequisites: Graduate Student
Type: Workshop
Instructor: Emily Ford
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online
 
Mendeley for Beginners
Description: Bibliographies made easy! Learn to use the citation management system Mendeley to collect, organize and cite research sources. Bring a laptop if you want to use Mendeley in-class and visit http://guides.library.pdx.edu/managecitations for info on installing and using Mendeley.
Type: Workshop
Instructor: Michael Bowman
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Millar Library - Room 160
2/21/2014
Online: Enrich Your Research with Data: Data Sets for the Social Sciences
Description: You've read the theories and articles, and you know it must be true, but sometimes finding concrete data to back it up can be difficult. This hour-long workshop will cover where and how to find data sets for social sciences research.
Prerequisites: Grad Student
Type: Workshop
Instructor: Emily Ford
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online
2/26/2014
Beyond the journal impact factor: introduction to altmetrics, new ways of measuring scholarly impact on the social web
Description: Learn about alternative measurements for the impact of your publications, and how they fit into the scholarly landscape.
Type: Workshop
Instructor: Sarah Beasley, Scholarly Communication Coorindator
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Millar Library - Room 170
2/28/2014
Advanced Zotero User Group
Description: A workshop to discuss your usage of Zotero and to get help with issues you're encountering with Zotero. Bring your own laptop if you need specific help or want to show something.
Type: Workshop
Instructor: Michael Bowman
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Millar Library - Room 160
 
Advanced Mendeley User Group
Description: A workshop to discuss your usage of Mendeley and to get help with issues you're encountering with Mendeley. Bring your own laptop if you need specific help or want to show something.
Type: Workshop
Instructor: Michael Bowman
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Millar Library - Room 160

Upcoming Workshops


We do not have any upcoming scheduled workshops at this time. Please check back soon.
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