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Current Workshops

Introductory EndNote

Monday, February 2, 2015
Register Now10:00 am11:30 am

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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 Mendeley

Thursday, February 5, 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.

Intro to QGIS

Monday, February 9, 2015
Register Now2:00 pm4:00 pm

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Learn the basics of QGIS, the popular open-source desktop GIS application: download and install the software, load data, re-project and subset data, and use styles to make maps.

Introduction to Zotero

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Register Now3:30 pm5:00 pm

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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. If you have any questions about this workshop, please email Jim Morris-Knower at jpk15@cornell.edu.

ArcGIS

Friday, February 27, 2015
Register Now2:00 pm4:00 pm

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Learn the basics of ArcGIS. Load tabular data from Excel, join it to state boundaries, and create a thematic map.

Intro to PubMed

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Register Now12:00 pm1:00 pm

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It is increasingly important that scientists are aware of how to manage research data in order to facilitate their research. The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires a data management plan with all grant applications (including dissertation improvement grants!), but data management is just as important for the individual researcher trying to document and organize files, track scientific output, and perform quality control. Many of these skills are learned by trial and error, or passed on by peers. We will speed up that process, focusing on the best practices of scientists and institutions that provide a framework for managing your research data.

Poster Design

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

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.

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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.