Register for our Library Workshops through the Learn@ISU website.
Registration is encouraged to reserve a seat and opens 60 days before event.
Walk-ins are welcome, but you are not guaranteed a seat.
All workshops are presented by our librarians.
Please let us know if you require any accommodation.
This hands-on workshop uses the Overleaf editor to demonstrate the basics of LaTeX. LaTeX is a powerful typesetting language often used for writing theses, dissertations, peer-reviewed journal articles, and scientific documents. Attendees will work through examples, experiment with common features, and take away a list of additional resources that can be used after the workshop to explore further.
Are you a qualitative researcher? Does your research involve deep analysis? Working with text-based/multimedia information? The ISU Library has NVivo installed on all public computers; it can be a useful tool in any stage of the research process. Using NVivo as a Research Tool webinars are offered and cover a variety of topics: transcription, literature review, coding, analyzing data, findings and publishing.
Have you ever wondered what “Fair Use” really means? In this workshop, representatives from the University Library and University Counsel will use real-life scenarios to help you navigate topics such as Fair Use, the TEACH Act, copyright support on campus, and more! The workshop will focus on topics that are relevant to instructors, but it will be useful for anyone with questions about copyright on campus.
Lost the references you need for your research paper? Thesis & dissertation citations becoming unmanageable? This workshop for beginners introduces EndNote Web, a free bibliographic management program that helps you collect, organize, format, and use your collected citations in your writing projects.
Instructor led by Jeffrey Kushkowski and Sarah Huffman
Searching for publications for a literature review is a frustrating experience for many graduate students. If you dread finding material for your lit review, join us for this workshop where you’ll learn about search strategies, how to find and search subject databases, and how to keep up with literature in your field. You’ll also be introduced to citation chains and how they can streamline your search for relevant publications.
Instructor led by Sarah Huffman and Jeffrey Kushkowski
Many graduate students consider the literature review one of the most daunting parts of scholarly writing. If you're one of those students, join us for this workshop where we'll discuss purposes of the lit review, overview qualities of a successful lit review, and provide easy-to-apply techniques to help you craft an effective argument in your lit review with as little stress as possible.