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Introduction to Bloomberg

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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What do at least 250,000 investment professionals around the world have in common with each other? Bloomberg, the investment tool for finance professionals. The instructor will demonstrate the basics of Bloomberg navigation and research, as well as discuss how to gain a competitive advantage by completing the Bloomberg Essentials training program. Please plan to attend on time.

Introductory EndNote

Thursday, September 17, 2015
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Having trouble keeping track of the research that you find? Working on a long paper or thesis? Manage your own database of references using EndNote. This class focuses on developing hands-on skills using EndNote for creating bibliographies. Ideal for those who need to manage large numbers of citations. Prerequisite: MS Windows or Macintosh experience.

Introduction to Bloomberg

Monday, September 21, 2015
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What do at least 250,000 investment professionals around the world have in common with each other? Bloomberg, the investment tool for finance professionals. The instructor will demonstrate the basics of Bloomberg navigation and research, as well as discuss how to gain a competitive advantage by completing the Bloomberg Essentials training program. Please plan to attend on time.

Intro to QGIS

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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Learn the basics of QGIS, the popular open-source desktop GIS application: download and install the software, load vector and raster data, reproject and subset data, and use styles to make maps.

Introduction to Mendeley

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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This hands-on workshop will introduce you to Mendeley (www.mendeley.com, a popular citation management tool. No experience is necessary, and it should be of interest those who already are using a program like Endnote or Refworks -- and those who are completely new to such programs. This course will give you a good overview of the program, and how it can be used to manage your research and format your papers.

Bring your own laptop to this session, or check one out at Mann Circulation. This class will be held in Mann 160.

Introduction to Zotero

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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This hands-on workshop will introduce you to a freely available web-based citation management program: Zotero (www.zotero.org). No experience with the program is necessary, and it should be of interest those who already are using a program like Endnote or Refworks and those who are completely new to such programs. This course will give you a good overview of the similarities and differences between these programs and how they can be used to manage your research and format your papers. Bring your own laptop to this session, or check one out at Mann Circulation.
This class will be held in Mann 160. Please be sure to download and install Zotero before the workshop to follow along on your own computer. If you have any questions about this workshop, please email Jim Morris-Knower at jpk15@cornell.edu.

Introduction to Bloomberg

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Register Now3:00 pm4:00 pm

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What do at least 250,000 investment professionals around the world have in common with each other? Bloomberg, the investment tool for finance professionals. The instructor will demonstrate the basics of Bloomberg navigation and research, as well as discuss how to gain a competitive advantage by completing the Bloomberg Essentials training program. Please plan to attend on time.

Capital IQ

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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Capital IQ is a powerful and sophisticated company data and finance research tool. From private company information, to mergers and acquisitions, It provides a tremendous amount of information much of which is extremely difficult to find elsewhere. This workshop will introduce you to navigation and customization of the vast amounts of data and information that can be found in Cap IQ.

Introduction to Zotero via WebEx

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
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This interactive online workshop will introduce you to a freely available web-based citation management program: Zotero (www.zotero.org). No experience with the program is necessary, and it should be of interest to both those who already are using a program like Endnote and those who are completely new to such programs. This course will give you a good overview of Zotero and how you can use it to manage your research and format your papers. Please download and install Zotero (zotero.org) before the workshop in order to follow along on your own computer.

A url will be sent two weeks in advance for the session.
If you have any questions about this workshop, please email Jim Morris-Knower at jpk15@cornell.edu.

ArcGIS

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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Learn the basics of ArcGIS. Load tabluar data from Excel, join it to state boundaries, and create a thematic map.

Poster Design- Part 1

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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Learn best practices and useful resources for research poster design in this short interactive workshop! In part one of this session, we will judge some existing posters, review basic design principles, and cover the resources for poster printing at Mann Library. In part two of this hands on session, work on your poster in PowerPoint or other programs and get feedback from other attendees. For those who wish to attend only part two starting at 5 PM, attendance at part one or review of the guide at http://guides.library.cornell.edu/poster is encouraged but not mandatory.

Poster Design- Part 2

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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Learn best practices and useful resources for research poster design in this short interactive workshop! In part one of this session, we will judge some existing posters, review basic design principles, and cover the resources for poster printing at Mann Library. In part two of this hands on session, work on your poster in PowerPoint or other programs and get feedback from other attendees. For those who wish to attend only part two starting at 5 PM, attendance at part one or review of the guide at http://guides.library.cornell.edu/poster is encouraged but not mandatory.

Data Documentation: An introduction to science metadata

Monday, October 26, 2015
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How do you describe your digital data and document the steps you take to analyze it? Are your files sufficiently organized and have you created the metadata so that others can interpret what you’ve done? What about yourself, three months from now? This workshop will offer some best practices and strategies to adopt in order to organize and describe your science research data for yourself and others.

OpenRefine

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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OpenRefine is a free and powerful tool for exploring, cleaning up, and manipulating tabular data. This introductory workshop will teach you the basics of OpenRefine, including how to import data, discover and cleanup inconsistent values, reformat dates, expand values into multiple columns, and bring in additional data from other sources.

Data Publishing: How to get your data out there for others to find and use

Monday, November 9, 2015
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Data journals, data sharing policies, institutional and subject repositories… Are you confused about how to maximize your research data’s potential? In light of developing funder requirements around public access to data, researchers need to have a strategy for publishing their data. So what data should you share, where can you put it, and what should you think about when doing so? During this workshop, we'll discuss eCommons (Cornell's digital repository), some other sharing strategies, and will introduce a set of criteria upon which to base your decision.

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Past Workshops

This is a list of the typical workshops that are offered at the Mann Library. If you do not see the workshop in the current list expect these workshops to be offered in the following semester.  Check back at the beginning of the semester to reserve your spot.

  • Citation Management- When it comes to software to manage your citations, There are quite a few  programs out there.  We  offer workshops every semester on four of them: RefWorks, Endnote, Zotero, and Mendeley.  Each citation management workshop is designed to demonstrate how to use the program, help you troubleshoot any issues you might be experiencing and get lots of hands-on practice.
  • Bloomberg- What do at least 250,000 investment professionals around the world have in common?  Understanding of the complex and sophisticated research finance tool known as Bloomberg.  Give yourself a competitive advantage by learning the basics of how to navigate Bloomberg quickly and efficiently.  Also, learn how you can give yourself an edge in your job search by completing the Bloomberg Essentials Training Program.
  • Capital IQ- a powerful company data and finance research tool.  From private company information, to mergers and acquisitions, it provides a tremendous amount of information with limited availability elsewhere.  This workshop will introduce you to navigation and customization of the vast amounts of data and other information that can be found in Cap IQ.
  • PubMed- A powerful research tool for researchers in the sciences.  These workshops are designed to show you how to use PubMed, conduct basic and advanced searches, and discover how to use PubMed to store your searches.  Although it is simple to use to the basic researcher, there are some advanced functions that require a bit of training.  Attend these workshops to find out what you are missing.
  • Data Management- The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires a data management plan with all grant applications, and growing numbers of funders and publishers have data sharing requirements. Data management is equally important for the individual researcher trying to document, organize and evaluate empirical information. This series of workshops cosponsored by Cornell’s Research Data Management Service Group include an introduction to data management plans, metadata to document data, and best practices for sharing and archiving research data. Consultations are also available by contacting rdmsg-help@cornell.edu.
  • Using Excel with Research Data- Microsoft Excel is a commonly used and powerful tool for entering, analyzing, and storing many types of research data. This series of workshops covers tips, tricks, and best practices for using Excel to work with your data. Taught at an intermediate user level, topics include formulas and functions, pivot tables, macros, and more.
  • GIS- Geographic Information Systems allow you to visualize and analyze spatial data.  Introductory workshops are offered for specific GIS programs such as ArcGIS and QGIS.  By attending these workshops you can learn the basics of the GIS program, how to import data, and perform basic spatial analysis.
  • Poster making and printing-Poster making and printing-Anyone can make a poster, but how do you make it an effective presentation tool and how do you print at Mann?  Attend this workshop to learn more about the basic design process of effective poster making: layout, graphics, text, and more.  Additional information is provided about Mann poster printing services via the Stone Computing Center.