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Library Workshops for Grad Students & Faculty

OSU Libraries Library Events for Graduate Students and Faculty

Spring 2019 Workshop Schedule

*Register for workshops via our new registration page. Registration is encouraged, but not required.
All workshops are in the Autzen classroom on the 2nd floor of the Valley Library, unless otherwise noted.*

Basic EndNote Workshop          (Uta Hussong-Christian)                                  

Thursday, April 11, 9:00 - 10:30 a.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, April 11, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.,  Autzen Classroom

  • Learn more advanced features of EndNote including retrieving full-text articles via EndNote, using PDFs to create references, editing/adding citation styles and using references in document sections. We'll also explore EndNote's library sharing option.

Introduction to Git - Beginner  (Clara Llebot Lorente)       **Registration Required**

Friday, April 12, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.,  Autzen Classroom

  • This workshop is an introduction to version control systems with Git. Version control systems are tools that keep track of the changes made on a document, and help version and merge files. They allow the user to decide which changes make up the next version, and keep useful data about them. Version control systems are usually used by developers and people who write code, but are very useful also for people working with documents in general. It is especially helpful for collaborative work with more than one person working on the same file. The Intro to Git workshop has two parts: beginner and advanced. Participants are welcome to come to only the beginner, only the advanced, or both. The beginner workshop is designed for people who have never used Git or a version control system before, and want to learn more about what version control systems can do for them and their research. It will be a hands-on workshop where we will create a repository, record changes to files, create a GitHub account, and synchronize the local and remote repositories. This workshop uses the command line to learn git, but no previous experience using command line is necessary. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own computer but classroom computers will be available. More information in https://osulp.github.io/workshop_intro_to_git/  

Introduction to Git - Advanced  (Clara Llebot Lorente)       **Registration Required**

Friday, April 12, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.,  Autzen Classroom

  • This workshop is an introduction to version control systems with Git for people with a little bit of experience with the basic commands of Git. Version control systems are tools that keep track of the changes made on a document, and help version and merge files. They allow the user to decide which changes make up the next version, and keep useful data about them. Version control systems are usually used by developers and people who write code, but are very useful also for people working with documents in general. It is especially helpful for collaborative work with more than one person working on the same file. The Intro to Git workshop has two parts: beginner and advanced. Participants are welcome to come to only the beginner, only the advanced, or both. The advanced workshop is designed for people who are still not very comfortable with Git but know the basic commands. Having completed the beginner workshop is a good way of preparing for the advanced workshop. During the advanced workshop we will work collaboratively in a repository, solve conflicts, create branches, forks, and pull requests. This workshop uses the command line to learn git, but no previous experience using command line is necessary. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own computer but classroom computers will be available. More information in https://osulp.github.io/workshop_intro_to_git/. If you come to the advanced lesson but not to the beginner lesson please follow the instructions in https://osulp.github.io/git-advanced/setup.html to come prepared before the workshop.

Intro to LaTeX  (Clara Llebot Lorente)      

Tuesday, April 16, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Autzen Classroom

  • LaTeX is a free high-quality typesetting system suitable for any form of publishing, but especially useful for technical or scientific documents. It is designed so that you won’t have to worry as much about the appearance of your document, and will be able to focus on getting the right content. We will talk about the basic structure of a document, the typesetting of complex mathematical formulas, inclusion of figures, and the generation of bibliographies with BibTeX. 

Intro to MATLAB         (Clara Llebot Lorente)

Thursday, April 18, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.,  Autzen Classroom

  • This is an introductory workshop to Matlab for beginners. We will follow a shortened version of the Software Carpentry lesson “Programming with Matlab” (https://osulp.github.io/intro_to_matlab/). We will talk about reading data with Matlab and organize it in variables, vectors, and matrices.  We will perform some basic operations on the data (mean, maximums, minimums) and will create some visualizations and save them. We will talk about writing Matlab scripts and functions, and we will write loops and conditional statements. You are encouraged to bring your own computer, but can use one of the class computers if needed. For information about setting up your computer for the workshop visit https://osulp.github.io/matlab-novice-inflammation/setup.html

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

Thursday, April 18, 1:00  - 2:00 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)       

Thursday, April 18, 18, 2:00 - 3:00 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.

Graduate Publishing Tips - Where, When & How  (Hannah Gascho Rempel)         

Wednesday, April 24, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • New to journal article writing? Learn some key publishing strategies and tips including how to get your story across, what to consider when choosing a journal to publish in, the value of impact factors, co-authorship considerations, and what to expect after you've submitted your article.

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

Monday, April 29, 4:00  - 5:00 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)       

Monday, April 29, 5:00 - 6:00 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.

Spreadsheet Best Practices for Research  (Clara Llebot Lorente)      

Friday, May 3, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • This hands-on workshop focuses on best practices for using spreadsheets as part of a researcher’s data collection strategy, including common errors in spreadsheet data management, recommendations for spreadsheet QA/QC, and introducing Tidy Data Principles. This workshop will not teach data analysis with spreadsheets. Instead, we will focus on data entry and organization, and on the data wrangling step that is so necessary before data analysis can begin.

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 hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu.