Database Hacks Workshop

Sponsor: Digital Commons Presenter: Pam Morgan, Central Library Librarian Facilitator: Cazembe Kennedy, Assistant Director, Digital Commons Date and Time: Tuesday, August 9, 11:00am to 12:00pm Location: Zoom Research takes a lot of time, especially keeping track of sources, finding them again, and learning about new ones. Did you know that many of the VU databases have… Keep reading

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Covidence: Systematic Review Management Tool

Sponsor: Digital Commons Presenters: Kayce Gill, MSIS, Health Sciences Collections Librarian, Eskind Biomedical Library and Rachel Lane Walden, MLIS, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Eskind Biomedical Library Facilitator: Cazembe Kennedy, Assistant Director, Digital Commons Date and Time: Tuesday, August 2, 10:00am to 11:00am Location: Zoom Covidence is a web-based tool that can be used to conduct your reviews… Keep reading

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Software Carpentries Bootcamp March 10–11

Software Carpentries are designed to teach faculty and students introductory research computing skills, reproducible research, and data visualization and analysis. These 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. full-day, in-person sessions are hands-on in nature, as participants follow live-coding exercises that progressively build. The March 10–11, 2022 Carpentries will focus on introductory R and R Studio, followed by Geographic… Keep reading

How to Train Research Assistants to Clean Data March 2

After data collection and before data analysis lies the all-important step of data cleaning. This is an integral, yet time-consuming part of any data-focused research project, and it is often delegated to research assistants (RAs). Unfortunately, data cleaning is not typically taught formally in the statistics courses our RAs have taken. As a result, many… Keep reading

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Join us Feb. 21 for Digital Project Management Workshop

With all of the data and collaboration involved in research, knowing how to effectively and efficiently manage your projects is essential. The Digital Commons and the Data Science Institute are co-sponsoring this event on February 21st to help Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff learn how to clean up their digital research environments. Join us at… Keep reading

Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn and Twitter February 17

Come learn some professional development skills at a Digital Commons’ sponsored workshop on Thursday, February 17, 2–3 p.m. Open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, grad students, and postdocs, the workshop will present strategies for boosting your LinkedIn and Twitter presence to raise awareness of your scholarly work. Connect with us so you can connect with academic… Keep reading

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Citations Made Easy: Introductions to Endnote and Mendeley

Finding, organizing, and sharing research can be frustrating, but there are tools that can make the process substantially easier. Citation managers like Endnote and Mendeley are tools for collecting, searching, and formatting references that integrate with web browsers and word processors. In these practical and time-saving workshops, Librarians Rachel Walden and Francisco Juarez will walk participants through all… Keep reading

Workshops and Training – Let us customize a session for you!

Vanderbilt librarians teach customized workshops on a variety of research topics, from ethically responsible research to literature reviews to citation management to contextualizing data. Knowing how and why scholarship and digital media is produced, organized, and distributed is critically important for life-long learners, engaged citizens, and critical consumers of information. The topics below and others… Keep reading