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Fall 2019 Workshops.
Straight to the Source: Pro tips for Grad Students
September 12, 3:30-5 p.m.
Workshop for Grad Students: Learn how to find dissertations, influential research articles and important journals in your subject area! Find out who is your subject librarian, and learn about Library services that can help facilitate your research and writing!
Artstor - What is it Good For?
October 10, 3:10-4:30 p.m.
Getting Started with LaTeX and Overleaf
October 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
LaTeX is a powerful typesetting language often used for writing theses, dissertations, or peer-reviewed journal articles. Unlike a traditional word processor, files are written in a markup language and then run through LaTeX to apply the formatting. This allows authors to focus on their document’s content, not its appearance. Switch from single- to double-column formatting by changing a toggle. Build your reference section automatically using the citation feature. Typeset beautiful mathematical equations. This hands-on workshop uses the Overleaf editor to demonstrate the basics of LaTeX. 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.
Open Access Publishing: Where do I Start?
October 21, 3:10-4:30 p.m.
Start exploring your options for Open Access publishing today! This workshop will walk you through the process of identifying and evaluating a publisher, locating funding, and exploring other options for making your research open. Whether you want to publish an article or share your research data, we'll get you started
Data Sharing 101
October 24, 3:30-5 p.m.
The sharing of research data is a vital component of open science. It is a process that works in tandem with publishing by providing access to the data that underlies and supports research results. This workshop covers the best practices for data sharing including how to prepare a dataset for sharing and what to expect during review. A hands-on introduction to Iowa State University's new data repository, DataShare, will be provided for participants.
EndNote Web Basics
November 7, 3:10-4:30 p.m.
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.
Data Management Planning: An Introduction
November 14, 3:10-4:30 p.m.
Ever wondered what makes a good data management plan? Have questions about data sharing & open data? Interested in learning how other researchers manage data? Want to know what resources are available to help you write a data management plan? Then this workshop is for YOU.