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Check back to see the list of workshops for fall term.  Schedule details will be posted by mid-September.


Summer 2014 Workshop Schedule

*Click on the date link 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.*

Mendeley     (Margaret Mellinger)               

Tuesday, July 22, 2:00 - 3:30 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 Qualtrics - Making Great Surveys          (Stefanie Buck)                              

Tuesday, July 29, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • If you will be doing research that involves collecting survey data, then you'll want to learn about Qualtrics. Qualtrics is a powerful survey research tool (think Survey Monkey on steroids) available to all OSU faculty and students. It's easy, powerful and, best of all, IRB compliant.

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

Wednesday, July 30, 3:00  - 4:00 p.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)       

Wednesday, July 30, 4:00 - 5:00 p.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)                                  

Thursday, July 31, 1:00  – 2:30 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)

Thursday, July 31, 2:30 - 3:30 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.

3D Printing Workshop  (Margaret Mellinger)       

Monday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Have you been curious about how 3D printing works?  If you are a complete beginner and want a dead simple introduction to 3D printing, come to this workshop. We’ll use some simple software to play with existing 3D files, learn what makes a good 3D file and send a 3D file to the Valley Library’s printer.  For those of you who know CAD or other modeling software, this is not the workshop for you!

Using Social Media to Judge Your Scholarly Impact - **Cancelled** (Hui Zhang)

Tuesday, August 12, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn about altmetrics - an emerging way to measure scholarly impact - and how you can use altmetrics to measure the impact of your work via your personal profile, OSU's institutional repository, and more!

NIH and OSU Open Access Policies - **Cancelled**   (Michael Boock)

Tuesday, August 12, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn the basic terms and conditions of the NIH public access and OSU open access policies, the deposit requirements for each policy and how to submit your articles.

Digital Humanities for Teaching & Research: a 3-part Workshop  **Cancelled**      (Jane Nichols, Anne Bahde, Maura Valentino)                                  

Monday, August 18, Autzen Classroom - Attend one, two or all three parts! Click the workshop time to register for each individually.

  • 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. - Learn about the major forms of Digital Humanities including Digital Collections, Digital Editions, Texts and Text Encoding, Text Mining and Analysis, and Data Analysis and Visualization. You will also learn key aspects to all great projects and we will consider pedagogical approaches to incorporating digital humanities.
  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. - Tour a series of flexible, easy-to-use Digital Humanities tools that you can easily integrate into your teaching and research. This will be a hands-on session exploring how tools such as ViewShare, Neatline, Omeka, and more can be used to create engaging visualizations and to work with content in dynamic new ways.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. - Create a virtual trip to the archives for your students. Rare documents, photographs, maps and other objects have been digitized by institutions worldwide including Oregon State University.  Learn how objects from various collections can be used to highlight a time or place in history and allow your students to interact with primary source materials.

Intro to Data Management Workshop          (Maura Valentino)                                  

Tuesday, August 19, 10:00 – 11:30 a.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.

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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