Grad Navigate Workshop: Social Media & Your Research

This workshop will look at some ways in which you can use social media to advance your research profile or even your research itself. The focus will be on Twitter and blogging, but we’ll look at other social media platforms where a profile could be beneficial. We’ll also talk about some possible downsides to using social media professionally.

  • Who: for graduate students
  • When: Thursday, February 18, 2016
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: MacOdrum Library, Room 252
  • Cost: free

Register through FGPA

CANCELLED Grad Navigate Workshop: Know Your (Copy)Rights!

The Know Your (Copy)Rights workshop has been cancelled. We are looking at rescheduling sometime in March. Apologies for any inconvenience.

 


This workshop will look in more detail at copyright, and in particular your rights as an author/creator and user of copyrighted material.

  • Who: for graduate students
  • When: Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: MacOdrum Library, Room 252
  • Cost: free

Register through FGPA

Grad Navigate Workshop: Making Maps: Intro to GIS

In this 2-hour session, participants will learn some core concepts of GIS (geographic information systems) followed by a hands-on component with ArcMap GIS software which will result in a map of 2011 census data.

  • Who: for graduate students
  • When: Thursday, February 4, 2016
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: MacOdrum Library, Room 252
  • Cost: free

Register through FGPA

Grad Workshop: Research Data Management

The Library is offering a number of Grad Navigate workshops in collaboration with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. A specialized workshop for graduate students on managing research data will be offered on October 28. Details are below.

Workshops on NVivo and on Citation Management are also offered as part of Grad Navigate, but are open to all Carleton students.

Grad Navigate Workshop: Research Data Management

The Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) is in the process of drafting a statement of principles on Digital Data Management.  To comply with the conditions of the statement, it is important to understand Research Data Management (RDM). This workshop will give you an overview of RDM and how you will benefit from it.

When: October 28, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: MacOdrum Library, Room 252
Cost: free

Register through FGPA

Grad Navigate Workshops

The Library is offering a number of Grad Navigate workshops, in collaboration with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Specialized workshops for graduate students on measuring research impact and managing research data will be offered on October 21 and 28, respectively. Details are below.

Workshops on NVivo and on Citation Management are also offered as part of Grad Navigate, but are open to all Carleton students.

Grad Navigate Workshop: Measuring your Research Impact

Who is looking at your research and how can you measure it?  Find out more about research impact – what it is, how to measure it and how to leverage it.

When: October 21, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: MacOdrum Library, Room 252
Cost: free

Register through FGPA

Grad Navigate Workshop: Research Data Management

The Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) is in the process of drafting a statement of principles on Digital Data Management.  To comply with the conditions of the statement, it is important to understand Research Data Management (RDM). This workshop will give you an overview of RDM and how you will benefit from it.

When: October 28, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: MacOdrum Library, Room 252
Cost: free

Register through FGPA

Citation Management Workshops

We’re offering citation management workshops this fall to help you learn how to manage all of the references or citations that you collect while doing research. Register for a workshop by emailing citation@library.carleton.ca.

Managing research citations is an essential part of the research process. Citation management tools can help you to:

  • organize your research all in one place
  • avoid plagiarism by tracking your research path
  • create in text citations with the click of a button(s)
  • easily format - and re-format - bibliographies

We support Endnote, Mendeley and Zotero. Find out more about citation management tools.

Workshop: Measuring your Research Impact

Who is looking at your research and how can you measure it?  Find out more about research impact – what it is, how to measure it and how to leverage it.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand what is meant by research impact
  • Become familiar with the different types of research impact metrics
  • Know the tools available to calculate research impact
  • Learn to devise a strategy to increase the impact of your own research activities

This session counts toward voluntary paid training hours for TAs provided the student is working as a TA in the term when the training takes place.

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: MacOdrum Library, room 252

Registration in advance is required.

Citation Management Workshops are Back!

Our Citation Management workshops are back. Come and find out how online tools like RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero, Wizfolio... can help keep your research work organized and save you time when you need to prepare properly formatted bibliographies and in-text citations. See Full schedule for details.

Professional Skill Workshops for Graduate Students - Introduction to Data Management

Professional Skill Workshops for Graduate Students - Introduction to Data Management

Wednesday October 17, 2012
9:00 am - noon
Room 252 ML

Cost: FREE

Space is limited.  Please register here.

Course description:

Research data are the building blocks of knowledge and understanding of the world around us.  As graduate students, data will likely be an important part of your research endeavour, whether you collect it yourself or reuse existing data.  Increasingly granting institutions such as SSHRC, CIHR and NSERC will require you to have a Data Management Plan in place as part of your grant application.

The workshop will begin by examining what we mean by research data management, why it is important to your work as a graduate student and how research data management is becoming an essential professional skill.  We will then introduce you to tools and exercises that will familiarise you with the process of creating a data management plan and equip you with on-line tutorials that you can use to further your knowledge at your own pace.

This course was offered during the winter term in 2012 and the most frequent comment we heard from participants was: “We wish you had given this early in the fall term.”

Register for a citation management workshop

Come and discover a variety of tools that can help you organize and manage your citations and documents, as well as create bibliographies and papers formatted in a variety of styles (APA, MLA, Chicago...). Tools covered include RefWorks, WizFolio, and Mendeley.

Workshops begin on Sept 22, see full schedule for details

New to Carleton? New to the Library?

Learn all about the library by taking a library tour.  Check out the Fall 2011 Tour Schedule.  No registration required - just show up on the main floor of the library near the Research Help Desk.

On the tour, you’ll learn where to go for help with:

  • Doing library research for assignments and essays (Research Help Desk)
  • Computer problems and printing (IT Help Desk)
  • Signing out books and getting reserve items (Circulation Desk)

It’s also a great opportunity to explore the building, find “your” study spot and buy some fantastic coffee!