Second offering of beginner lessons in Python and R Series begin next week

Python Series These lessons allow learners to develop programming skills as part of a group of learners working through the curriculum together, or on their own and at their own pace. They are designed to get you started using Python in Jupyter notebooks and teach the basics of the Python language. Thursdays from 1-2 PM,… Keep reading

Student Success Tip: Brush up on Research and Writing Skills

It’s no secret that the Libraries provide access to A LOT of research sources, but how do you know the right ones to use or the best way to use them? Consider attending one of our Research Productivity Workshops every Tuesday in March at 2:10 p.m. Led by librarians, these workshops offer concise, engaging, and… Keep reading

Examining Statistics in Media – March 4, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Are the statistics and graphics in a news story fact-based and free from ideology and bias? Media sources use statistics and visualizations to support claims, but these elements can be abused to mislead the reader. Learn how statistics and graphics can be misrepresented and how you can detect deception with critical examination. Register for the… Keep reading

Zotero for Citation Management – March 2, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Keeping track of sources for a research project can be challenging. Citing your sources in the appropriate style required for your project can be confusing. This workshop will introduce you to the free research productivity tool Zotero that can help you collect, organize, and cite your research.  Register for the Workshop   Learn more about… Keep reading

March Calendar of Events

Demystifying Library Resources and Expenditures: Collecting Distinctive Collections  |  Tuesday, March 2, Noon – 1:00 p.m.  OR  Friday, March 5, Noon – 1:00 p.m. Join us for this lunchtime talk to learn more about how distinctive collections are acquired, the costs associated with making these collections accessible, and the role instruction and research play in… Keep reading

Critical Thinking about Data Visualization – February 25, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Data visualization is a valuable professional tool for conveying complex information quickly and clearly. Critically analyzing visual elements of charts, images, and infographics is vital to ensure that data is accurately represented and free from bias. Evaluating visualizations also differs significantly from evaluating text. In this workshop, we will discuss elements of data visualizations that affect the… Keep reading

Managing Your Research – February 23, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Streamlining your research and citation process can save you hours of frustration. Learn to enhance your ability to manage your research while ensuring responsible information sharing. This session will review the basics of citation managers and demonstrate how they can make you more efficient and productive in your research and writing. Special focus will be… Keep reading

Map Literacy: Evaluating Geospatial Data for Evidence-Based Discourse – February 18, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 18, 2:15-3:00 p.m. Register for Event Can you tell if there is bias or an agenda in a map’s data or presentation? This workshop will show you how to critically evaluate geovisualizations, maps, and spatial data for factual accuracy to foster evidence-based problem-solving and avoid the pitfalls of consuming data influenced by ideology. … Keep reading

Literature Searching in the Hard Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – February 16, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16  |  2:15-3:00 p.m. Register for Event Google Scholar is one of the most popular research databases, but it is not sufficient when you are seeking comprehensive field-specific literature. This workshop will focus on two key STEM databases—PubMed, which is an essential database for medical literature, and SciFinder, which is equally important for chemistry and biochemistry. The workshop will demonstrate both general search strategies and… Keep reading

Finding and Evaluating Open Resources: Copyright Basics – February 11, 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, February 11 |  2:15 – 3:00 p.m.  Register for Event Abundant scholarly materials are freely available online. Learn where copyright fits in when using these materials for educational or research purposes. This workshop will cover copyright basics in online research and how to verify when open research and media are fact-based and free from… Keep reading