Advance Your Research: Databases for Graduate Students (Webinar)
Do you feel like you are not always finding the best sources, or that you are unfamiliar with the library resources related to your field? If you would like to learn more about the databases Gumberg library has related to your graduate research, consider attending this webinar. After the session, you will be able to:
After attending “Getting Started With RefWorks,” come learn more about additional features, adding in-text citations and footnotes with Write-n-Cite, and how to format a paper and bibliography from within RefWorks.
Art, Health, and Culture: A Panel Discussion (part of the Every Day Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos Exhibit)
The panelists will put ex-votos and the poster exhibit in context as they speak about spirituality in sickness, transcultural views of illness, and how individuals make meaning of suffering. Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and view the exhibit. The library will provide beverages and light snacks.
Assessing Information Literacy at the Program Level CTE
Information literacy is the set of abilities required to recognize when information is needed and then locate, evaluate, and effectively use the needed information. Although this concept might seem universal, teaching and assessing information literacy at the program level takes on many different forms in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The presenters will describe their work to document and assess undergraduate information literacy learning in the English, Psychology, and Biology programs. Each of these disciplines presents unique challenges in regard to incorporating information literacy into coursework as well as what information literacy means on a program level and how students apply it with the context of their majors. A panel discussion will follow the presentations.
Choosing Wisely: Deciding Where (and Where Not) to Publish
Choosing where to publish is critical because it can have a profound effect on the impact of your research. Choosing wisely will help you to reach your intended audience, get citations, and enhance your scholarly reputation. This hands-on workshop will focus on ways that to identify potential journals for publication and choose journals that align with your goals as a scholar. The presenters will discuss methods to evaluate the reach and reputation of journals using resources available through Gumberg Library. Using these approaches will also help you to recognize predatory practices and avoid them. Come prepared with a topic for a potential paper and with a laptop or other device that enables you to work through the resources presented. Co-Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence
If you were not able to attend the workshop but would like to request access to the video recording and slides, please complete the Video Request Form
Citation Management Software Sampler
Citation management software can save you time, help you keep your research organized, and sometimes even help you connect with others who have similar research interests. There are many citation managers available, either free or for a fee, each with its own strengths. This presentation will demonstrate four of the most widely used citation managers and help you decide which would best meet your needs. This is not a hands-on training session, but will review the basic features of RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero, and EasyBib and the audience for each.
Copyright Essentials @ Duquesne
A fundamental understanding of copyright is essential for both teaching and research. This 60 minute presentation will introduce Duquesne’s copyright policy and fair use guidelines. The presentation will also provide practical tips for posting course reserves material and for obtaining material for teaching and scholarship, including an analysis of the recent Georgia State e-reserves case.
Copyright for Instructors: Opportunities & Considerations
Basic understanding of copyright is essential for both online and classroom instructors. This 75 minute workshop will introduce Duquesne’s copyright policy and fair use guidelines.
Creating Effective Research Assignments CTE
Do you ask your students to use secondary research in their assignments, or are you interested in learning more about creating research assignments? This workshop will show what obstacles students experience in researching and how faculty can help students overcome those difficulties. We will focus on both assignment design and instruction that can create better results in the research assignments your students produce.
Discover Literati: A New Tool for Teaching
Uncover the secrets of Literati and unlock its potential for your students! This introductory session is tailored for those who teach, tutor or remain insatiably curious. Literati by CREDO presents as a modern and credible alternative to Wikipedia. Supported by excellent reference content, e-books, and topic pages, Literati is a great tool for any user and can be especially helpful for those students studying topics in English or Literature.
Documenting the Impact of Your Scholarship
The workshop's goal is to help faculty members applying for promotion and tenure to make the case for excellence in scholarship by using tools such as citation analysis, journal metrics, and other methods. Newer faculty who are just starting to publish can also benefit by using these tools to develop effective publishing strategies. Following the presentation, participants will have hands-on opportunities to use the tools and begin documenting the impact of their own scholarship. The workshop will conclude with a faculty-led discussion about using scholarship data in the promotion and tenure process. Cosponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and Gumberg Library.
eBook eVolution: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions for Teaching and Learning
Gumberg Library currently provides access to more than 85,000 electronic books. This list continues to grow, as more and more publishers choose to publish eBooks. The goal of this workshop is to provide an overview of the current eBook environment, showcase the Gumberg Library’s eBook collections, and demonstrate how you can use eBooks in your courses. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to search the Gumberg Library’s eBook collections as well as learn how to download eBooks. This workshop is open to all faculty, teaching assistants, and individuals who handle departmental technology support.
Get a basic overview of EndNote citation management software. This session will provide an introduction to EndNote desktop which works in conjunction with EndNote online. EndNote gives users the ability to import, store, and organize references and format them in thousands of different citation styles. It also allows users to store and annotate pdf files. EndNote includes a plug-in for word processing programs for formatting in-citations and bibliographies. This software is available at the DU computer store for personal and departmental license, and the university is currently considering a campus-wide license.
“Grab your research with a single click!” Come explore Zotero, a free online citation manager and research tool. This class will teach you the basics of Zotero, from grabbing citations off the web to creating bibliographies from a list of resources. A great alternative to RefWorks, learning the basics of Zotero will help you decide which citation manager is right for you.
Finding Funding Using SPIN [Webinar]
SPIN enables you to find information about grants from federal, non-profit, and corporate sources. This webinar will help you get started using SPIN including creating an account, searching, filtering, and creating alerts for new funding opportunities.
Special Instruction: If you have not already done so, we recommend you set up a SPIN account before the webinar.
Getting Started with R
R is an open source, free statistical programming environment that is widely used for data analysis and data visualization. Unlike other statistical programs that you might be familiar with, in order to use R you need to type commands into the program. This workshop is directed toward graduate students and faculty who are interested in learning basic functionalities of R. In this workshop you’ll learn basic programming skills that will help you import data, describe data and work with packages. If you wish to follow along with the exercises, please have R downloaded onto your computer ( link to cran R website ). A background in statistics is not necessary –come with your passion for data and a willingness to learn. Registration is required.
Getting Started with RefWorks
Keep track of your research and create bibliographies with RefWorks, an online bibliographic management tool that is FREE to all Duquesne users. We'll show you how to create an account, create and import references, and generate a bibliography.
Getting Started with SPSS
Are you curious about data analysis? In this entry level workshop you’ll become familiar with SPSS, user-friendly statistical software. You’ll learn how to run basic statistical procedures and how to create graphs. This workshop is open to undergraduates and graduates of all backgrounds who are interested in data analysis. Registration is required.
This session will focus on how to use Google Scholar as a supplement to library research through a demonstration of advanced search features. Participants will learn how to make their searching more precise and how to set up access to Duquesne’s resources through Google Scholar at home. We will also discuss some advantages and disadvantages of using Google Scholar for academic research.
GSRS Poster Design Consultation Workshop
Are you presenting a poster at the GSRS or a professional conference this year? Do you feel like your poster could use a little polish, or would you like some friendly feedback? The library is hosting a GSRS Poster Design Consultation workshop for grad students. Come with a digital version of your poster (it doesn’t have to be finished!) and get some tips and advice on best practices in poster design. Since we’ll be discussing everyone’s poster, this workshop is limited to 10 posters. Co-Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Gumberg for Graduate Students
Graduate students are invited to learn what services and resources your library has to offer in one of these 60 min. orientation sessions.
Archivist Tom White, author of many books focusing on the supernatural history of Pennsylvania, will share ghost stories and legends about Duquesne and the Pittsburgh area. Ghost stories and legends of the university and surrounding neighborhoods will not only be told, but discussed for their deeper historical, cultural and sociological meanings.
With over 70,000 full-text electronic books, ebrary can be a powerful tool for teachers and researchers alike. The session “Introducing ebrary” will demonstrate how to get the most out of ebrary whether you are using a personal computer, ipad, or personal e-reader.
Introduction to Scopus
Scopus is Gumberg Library's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research. Try Scopus if you need a comprehensive resource in the Life & Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, or Social Sciences & Humanities. Scopus enables you to do citation searching, determine author impact, and compare journal metrics. This presentation will cover the types and formats of literature indexed in Scopus, basic search techniques, and how to use the author and journal metrics available in Scopus.
iPad App-y New Year!
Did you just get a new iPad? Or, do you use your iPad mostly to play Words with Friends and Candy Crush? Want to begin the New Year by getting more organized? Get started using your iPad with a few popular and free productivity tools. We will look at Evernote and Dropbox in this hands-on workshop. Bring your own device or borrow one of the library’s iPads. Space is limited. RSVP by Jan. 31 and indicate whether or not you will be bringing your own iPad. Users will have an opportunity to share their favorite apps and learn more about the campus iPad Users’ Group.
Evernote - Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.
DropBox - Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox website.
LexisNexis Academic Overview
Learn the basics about this multidisciplinary database that can help you save valuable research time by offering quick, easy access to more than 17,000 of the most credible business, legal, and news sources. LexisNexis Academic provides access to legal-research sources including full text of articles from law reviews and journals, federal and state cases and statutes, U.S. Supreme Court Decisions since 1790, federal regulations, tax materials, and over 1,500 legal periodicals. It includes patents from 1790 forward. It offers full text business resources such as Securities Exchange Commission filings and reports. It also offers extensive news coverage from more than 2,500 newspapers, magazines, journals and newsletters, local, national, and international sources, wire services, transcripts from major television and radio networks, as well as premium blogs, video blogs and Twitter feeds.
Lunch and Learn: Every Day Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos
This presentation will give you a chance to learn more about the National Library of Medicine “Every Day Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos” exhibit being hosted at Gumberg Library this summer. Ex-votos are devotional paintings created to give thanks for miraculous healings. The event will include a brief presentation about ex-votos, and attendees will have the opportunity to review the exhibit. Attendees may bring their lunches and the library will provide beverages and cookies.
Open Access Week 2016: Open Access, Open Data, and the Institutional Repository: Panel and Q&A
An introduction to open access, open data, and institutional repositories, featuring panelists from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Lauren Collister (Pitt) will begin by discussing the Open movement in higher education and its benefits for
scholars. David Scherer (CMU) will focus on the role of the institutional repository in making research openly available. Gina Peirce (Pitt) will speak about the experience of using her university’s institutional repository to publish an open dataset to accompany her master’s thesis in Linguistics.
Open Access Week 2016: The Power of Open: A Presentation and Q&A with Heather Joseph (SPARC)
Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), will speak about the opportunities and challenges of opening up access to educational materials and research outputs, and discuss ways that libraries have been successful in this world of Open resources.
Predatory Publishing: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You...
A growing number of new publishers are inviting researchers and recent Ph.D. graduates to publish their work in journals of questionable value. These “predatory publishers” often present themselves as reputable publishers and then charge fees in order to get the author’s work published. Predatory publishers mimic the business models of well-respected Open Access journals, making them difficult to recognize. This workshop is aimed at faculty and graduate students looking to publish their research. Its goals are to help you understand predatory publishing and recognize predatory publishing inquiries. The presenters will discuss ways that you can investigate the reputations of publishers and journals as well as how you can combat predatory publishing in the context of your own discipline or profession.
Raising Your Scholarly Profile
This interactive workshop's goal is to help faculty members and graduate students raise their scholarly profiles and increase the impact of their work. Through a combination of brief presentations and group work, faculty will identify strategies to improve the discoverability of their research, publicize their scholarship to relevant stakeholders, take part in scholarly conversations using social media, and measure the impact of individual publications. (Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence)
RefWorks for APA Citation Style
Want to know more about using APA Citation Style in RefWorks? Attend this RefWorks session designed specifically for researchers who use APA Style. We will briefly review RefWorks basics (how to create an account, add references, and generate a bibliography), then demonstrate advanced features. You will learn how to format a paper with in-text citations and a reference list using Write-n-Cite. There will also be tips on how to locate DOIs and ensure citations are in proper APA style.
RefWorks for Chicago Style
Want to know more about using Chicago Citation Style in RefWorks? Attend this RefWorks session designed specifically for researchers who use Chicago Style. We will briefly review RefWorks basics (how to create an account, create and import references, and generate a bibliography), then demonstrate advanced features. You will learn how to format a paper and bibliography from within RefWorks, and how to add in-text citations and footnotes with Write-n-Cite, all using Chicago Style.
RefWorks for MLA Style
Want to know more about using MLA Citation Style in RefWorks? Attend this RefWorks session designed specifically for researchers who use MLA Style. We will briefly review RefWorks basics (how to create an account, create and import references, and generate a bibliography), then demonstrate advanced features. You will learn how to format a paper and bibliography from within RefWorks, and how to add in-text citations and create a bibliography with Write-n-Cite, all using MLA Style.
Research the Bible with Oxford Biblical Studies Online
This 60 minute workshop will be presented for members of the Duquesne community interested in learning more about the books of the Bible, their historical contexts and meaning. Oxford Biblical Studies Online contains five translations of the Bible published by Oxford, and study notes from six popular study Bibles. It also provides access to two concordances, a dozen well-respected works of biblical reference, and over 1,000 searchable images.
Research Data Management Essentials
Do you create data in the course of your research? Do you share data, or use others’ data? This hands-on workshop for faculty and grad students focuses on best practices for managing research data, from workflows and file naming to storage and preservation. We’ll also discuss data management plans and funder requirements for data sharing. Co-Sponsored by the Office of Research.
SciFinder Chemistry Database Training
SciFinder enables you to identify the latest, most relevant chemical research. More than 33 million chemical substances may be searched by chemical name, chemical structure, CAS Registry Numbers, and formula. SciFinder Mobile allows researchers to use smartphones to access CAS databases. SciFinder Mobile is not restricted by IP address and there are no special apps to download. You will learn about these features and more.
Social Media: Managing Your Online Identity
This workshop will help students recognize the potential pitfalls and perks of their social media use. Topics covered: Developing professional social media content – What’s appropriate, what’s TMI, and how to clean up your online image; Professional outlets for personal expression – send the right message!; Using social media to your advantage by promoting your personality and creativity to a wider online network; Expanding your professional network through such outlets as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or blogging; Making a good impression 24/7 – know your privacy settings, limitations, and what comes up when you’re searched.
Survey SOS: Finding Research Instruments & Tests Workshop
Do you use surveys, tests, or research instruments in your research? Do you have trouble finding these tools? Gumberg Library is holding an interactive workshop to provide graduate students and faculty with strategies for identifying, assessing, and obtaining research instruments. You will leave the workshop with approaches for tackling these research obstacles. Co-sponsored by CTE.
Search Like an Expert: Building Comprehensive Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews
Standards for systematic and other advanced reviews specify that you should search several databases, and that you should customize the search strategies for each database. This process can be quite challenging because databases have varying search options and syntax as well as sometimes disparate controlled vocabularies. This workshop will include demonstrations and hands-on activities to help you learn how to build comprehensive search strategies based on your research question. The workshop will also include guidance on how to “convert” a search created for one database into a search for other databases. The presenters recommend that you attend “Systematic Reviews: 5 Things You Need to Know” before attending this workshop.
Systematic Reviews: 5 Things You Need to Know
This workshop is designed for faculty and graduate students considering doing systematic reviews or using systematic reviews in teaching. The presenters will explain the differences between systematic reviews, other advanced reviews, and traditional literature reviews. This hands-on workshop will help you begin working on the process of preparing, planning, executing, and writing systematic reviews. The presenters will also address practical considerations including selecting databases and creating comprehensive literature searches as well as managing and reviewing large numbers of results. Co-sponsored by Gumberg Library and the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Systematic Reviews: 5 Things You Need to Know (Webinar)
This webinar is designed for faculty and graduate students considering doing systematic reviews or using systematic reviews in teaching. The presenters will explain the differences between systematic reviews, other advanced reviews, and traditional literature reviews. This webinar will help you begin working on the process of preparing, planning, executing, and writing systematic reviews. The presenters will also address practical considerations including, selecting databases and creating comprehensive literature searches as well as managing and reviewing large numbers of results. This webinar will include activities, but does not require a microphone or webcam. Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.
20 -- Choosing Wisely: Deciding Where (and Where Not) to Publish, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
23 -- GSRS Poster Design Consultation Workshop, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
27 -- GSRS Poster Design Consultation Workshop, 3:05 pm - 4:20 pm
12 -- Zotero Basics, 10-11:15 a.m.
15 -- EndNote Basics, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
18 -- EndNote Hands-On PC, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
22 -- EndNote Hands-On Mac, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
10 -- Zotero Basics, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
14 -- EndNote Basics, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
17 -- EndNote Hands-On PC, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
21 -- EndNote Hands-On Mac, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
5 -- Zotero Basics, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
11 -- EndNote Basics, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
14 -- EndNote Hands-On PC, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
18 -- EndNote Hands-On Mac, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
4 -- Documenting the Impact of Your Scholarship, 11-12:30 p.m.
14 -- EndNote Basics
17 -- EndNote Hands-On PC
18 -- Raising Your Scholarly Profile
21 -- EndNote Hands-On Mac
15 -- Zotero Basics
20 -- Zotero Basics
27 -- Haunted Duquesne
4 -- Zotero Basics
20 -- Zotero Basics
26 -- Predatory Publishing: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You…
27 -- EndNote Basics
24 -- EndNote Basics
31 -- EndNote Basics
28 -- EndNote Basics
7 -- Documenting the Impact of Your Scholarship