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

Demystifying Library Resources and Expenditures: Collecting Distinctive Collections

The acquisition of library resources for scholarship and teaching known as “collection development,” is a complicated process that strikes a balance between access and ownership. Factors, such as price, budget, availability, and licensing, increasingly impact the libraries’ abilities to provide the most relevant and useful set of resources for our campus community. We seek creative… 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

Demystifying Library Resources & Expenditures: A Faculty Discussion Series

Demystifying Library Resources & Expenditures: A Faculty Discussion Series The acquisition of library resources for scholarship and teaching known as “collection development,” is a complicated process that strikes a balance between access and ownership. Factors, such as price, budget, availability, and licensing, increasingly impact the libraries’ abilities to provide the most relevant and useful set… Keep reading

Management Library Spring 2021 Workshops

The Walker Management Library is presenting a selection of workshops for the Owen community this spring on Capital IQ Certification, Tableau, Internship Prep, and Alumni Resources. No experience is necessary for these workshops, all of which will be presented virtually. RSVP to managementlibrary@vanderbilt.edu for meeting links.   Capital IQ Certification, February 11th 1:30 p.m. –… Keep reading