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Spring 2015 Workshop Schedule

*Click on the workshop date to register for a workshop. Registration is encouraged, but not required.
All workshops are in the Autzen classroom on the 2nd floor of the Valley Library, unless otherwise noted.*

Intro to Zotero: A Web-Based Way to Manage Your Citations   (Hannah Gascho Rempel)       

Monday, April 6, 4:00  - 5:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom


Thursday, April 30, 9:00 -  10:00 a.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn the basics about this free web-based citation management tool, which you can use to save citations and pdfs, as well as incorporate citations into a Word document.  In this session we will cover how to set up a Zotero library, how to put citations into your library, how to use Word to cite as you go, and how to sync Zotero across multiple computers.

Intermediate/Advanced Zotero (Hannah Gascho Rempel)       

Monday, April 6, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom


Thursday, April 30, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn more advanced features of this free web-based citation management tool.  In this session we will cover how to store PDFs in Zotero, how to import and export from EndNote, how to add in more citation styles, how to use Zotero Groups and the options for using Zotero on mobile devices.

Basic EndNote Workshop          (Uta Hussong-Christian)                                  

Tuesday, April 7, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Love the writing but hate formatting those citations?  Wrapping up your thesis or dissertation this spring or summer?  Learn to use basic but powerful features of the reference management tool, EndNote.  In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn to setup an EndNote library, save references and pdfs, automatically create and edit a bibliography, and prepare a document for publishing.  This workshop is intended for novice EndNote users and is intentionally slow-paced and very interactive.

Intermediate/Advanced EndNote         (Uta Hussong-Christian)

Tuesday, April 7, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn more advanced features of EndNote including searching for full-text articles via EndNote and using your own collection of PDFs to create references. We will address syncing your local EndNote library to EndNote Web for roaming access to your references. This session will also provide an EndNote for iPad demo.

Mendeley     (Margaret Mellinger)               

Wednesday, April 15, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn to use Mendeley a "free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

Intro to Data Management Workshop          (Amanda Whitmire and Steve Van Tuyl)                                  

Monday, April 20, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Collecting data for your thesis or dissertation?  Learn to manage your data effectively and efficiently!   This seminar will provide an introduction to capturing, storing, and describing research data throughout the life of the research project and after.   This is intended for those researchers who need help with a data management plan or for those who are just beginning a data management plan.  The discussion will cover granting agencies’ requirements, how to fulfill them and how it is to the researcher’s advantage to do so.

3D Scanning Workshop  (Margaret Mellinger)       

Tuesday, April 21, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • 3D Scanning, presented by Alex Nyers, Pacific Slope Archeology Lab,  will take participants through the process of creating a digital file from a physical object using a 3D scanner. Attendees will learn the characteristics of 3D files, and discuss how to create watertight, 3D printable files. This workshop is linked to the 3D Printing Workshop that follows - participants are welcome to sign up for one or both parts.

3D Printing Workshop  (Margaret Mellinger)       

Tuesday, April 21, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • 3D Printing, presented by Dan Rockwell, Mathematics, will take a 3D scanned file and show the process for translating the digital file into code that a 3D printer can use to build a model.  Attendees will learn how a consumer 3D printer works and discuss the parameters for creating good printable models on these machines. 

Intro to Qualtrics - Making Great Surveys          (Stefanie Buck)                              

Thursday, April 23, 1:00 –  2:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • If you are doing program/event assessment or research involving data gathering, then you'll want to learn about Qualtrics. Qualtrics is a powerful survey research tool available to all OSU faculty and students. It's easy, powerful and, best of all, IRB compliant. This session will be an introduction to Qualtrics and will provide you with a basic overview of Qualtrics’ tools including how to create a basic survey and the different survey question types. We will learn about skips and display logic. We will also cover some different options for distributing surveys and getting reports out of Qualtrics.

Advanced Qualtrics                                            (Stefanie Buck)      

Thursday, April 23, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn how to create more sophisticated surveys and data gathering strategies using Qualtrics. We will cover survey flow (branching), piping text, using panels to distribute a survey to a specific group of people, triggers and using  libraries to store and reuse questions and surveys. Requirement: Introduction to Qualtrics or significant experience.

SciFinder Scholar - Become a Chemistry Research Pro       (Andrea Wirth)

Wednesday, April 29, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., **Barnard Classroom** - Fifth Floor

SciFinder is a chemistry research database that provides access to references, substances and reactions.  Discussion and demonstration will include: topic searching, reaction searching, structure searching, ordering chemicals with ChemCATS, setting up research alerts, and using SciPlanner.

All workshops are in the Autzen Classroom on the 2nd floor (main floor) of the Valley Library (unless otherwise noted).

If you have any questions about these workshops, contact Hannah Gascho Rempel at


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