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Introduction to Bloomberg

Wednesday, March 4, 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.

Tips about ArcGIS

Friday, March 13, 2015
Register Now2:00 pm4:30 pm

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Whether you have just started using ArcGIS or are coming back to it after a while, there are ten things you should know if you are an ArcGIS user. Some experience with ArcGIS is required. With very short (10-15 minute) exercises you will learn about: using ArcGIS Help; map document settings that simplify moving your data; packing your data up for sharing; creating and using a geodatabase; accessing a GIS service to add data to your maps; pulling data from ArcGIS Online; adding a referencing grid to your map layout; using layer files; mapping x,y data; project vs define projection; and running a tool in batch mode. We will add more if time permits. Participants should be familiar with ArcGIS.

Power Searching in PubMed

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Do you use PubMed to find articles? Did you know that PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books? Did you also know that PubMed has its very own search terminology? In this workshop, we’ll cover MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), how they help you do more powerful searching (and get better results), and practice searching PubMed for your topics. You’ll leave with articles on your topic that you can use in your presentations and in your research.

Spatial Analysis using Raster Data

Friday, March 27, 2015
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If you have some experience with ArcGIS then you have likely come across raster (or grid cell) datasets that you need to work with. An introduction to using and manipulating raster datasets will present the common raster processing tools through hands-on exercises. Using raster tools such as: raster calculator; reclass; zonal statistics; and surface generation to perform spatial analysis. Participants should be familiar with ArcGIS and the ArcToolbox.

Poster Design- Part 1

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Register Now4:00 pm5:00 pm

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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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Register Now5:00 pm6:00 pm

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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.

Using ArcScene and 3-D Analyst

Friday, April 10, 2015
Register Now2:00 pm4:30 pm

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Have you ever made a map and wished you knew how to display it in 3-D? It really isn't that hard and with hands-on exercises you'll become familiar with 3-D Analyst and ArcScene. Using these two ArcGIS extensions you will create 3-D surfaces; perform visibility analysis; create viewsheds; visualize data and navigate over the surface in ArcScene. Participants should be familiar with ArcGIS and the ArcToolbox.

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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.