We're debuting some brand new classes this semester, as well as bringing back our regular roster of workshops and a couple of new ones that debuted just this past Fall. Here are the highlights (for a full listing and to register, visit our new online calendar):
Government Information for Public Affairs & Policy Students
This session will look at accessing government information using free and subscription resources. We will focus on federal government information with a briefer look at New York State resources.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Resources for Criminal Justice Students
This session will focus on library databases for criminal justice students including some tips and tricks when using databases. We will also look at federal government criminal justice resources.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Introduction to PolicyMap
For those of you who've wished for an easier way to incorporate the power of geospatial data into your research projects, PolicyMap will prove to be a very powerful too. PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping resource. It's fast, efficient and captures data in visually powerful ways through custom demographic maps, tables, reports and our analysis tool, Analytics. Researchers and students can even use our GIS mapping services to easily incorporate your own data and leverage it against the thousands of indicators already available in PolicyMap.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016: 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Introduction to Sage Research Methods
Learning research methods? The comprehensive introductory content in SAGE Research Methods covers all the basics. Doing a research project? SAGE Research Methods content will help you design and conduct your own research.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016: 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Managing Citations with Zotero
Tired of painstakingly constructing citations for papers and juggling endless stacks of article printouts? Are the inconsistencies of database-generated citations bogging you down? Streamline your research and citation process with Zotero! This hands on workshop will get you started with collecting and organizing research right from your web browser, as well as generating citations for your works cited or reference lists with this free citation management tool.
Note: Zotero is a free citation management tool for the Firefox web browser on Mac and PC. There is also a standalone version for use with other web browsers. We will experiment in class with the Firefox browser using library computers. Please feel free to bring your personal laptop to class – the instructor will be available to assist students with setting up Zotero on personal devices immediately after class.
Monday, February 8, 2016: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday, March 1, 2016: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Getting Organized with Evernote
Are you swimming in sticky notes? Drowning in paperwork, class notes, and printouts? Trying to juggle a zillion different personal, work, and school responsibilities? If so, this hands on workshop is for you! We'll explore all the major functions of Evernote, a popular free organizational app, and see how its flexible feature set will allow you to manage projects and to do lists more effectively, collect ideas/inspiration/articles in a useful, searchable format, streamline note taking, collaborate easily with others on projects, and organize all the odds and ends of your life into a meaningful structure, accessible from anywhere.
Note: Evernote is a cloud application that works on nearly all mobile and computing devices (Mac, PC, iOS, Android, etc.)! During class, we will experiment with the Evernote web interface on library computers. Please feel free to bring your personal device(s) to class (laptops, tablets, smartphones) – the instructor will be available to assist with obtaining and setting up the app immediately after class.
Monday, February 22, 2016: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
There's plenty more where these came from! Check out the calendar to register for any sessions of interest and to see the full list of workshops available! Willing to take a jaunt Uptown? Don't forget to check out the IMC schedule for an even wider array of classes!
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