Upcoming Lunch & Learn Library Workshop Series

Brookens Library will be presenting a number of workshops and informative sessions on research tools and various scholarly communication topics in the Library Learning Center (BRK 230A) from noon to 1:00 pm on the dates below.

These workshops focus on the most popular citation tools or bibliographic management applications designed to help researchers and scholars organize their personal libraries of important articles, books, etc. as well as creating bibliographies. 

Some of the informative sessions will cover such topics as OER (Open Educational Resources), author rights, copyright, using citation tools to determine impact of your scholarship, and related scholarly communication topics.

Workshop Topics, Dates and Descriptions

Faculty Author Rights and Copyright
Thursday, February 27, 12 – 1pm
Follow-up to the UIS Faculty Author’s Festival Open providing more in depth information on copyright and methods/strategies to help faculty retain certain rights to their scholarship.

Overview of Citation Tools and Bibliographic Management Applications
Wednesday, March 4, 12 – 1pm
This session will demonstrate the basic features of the various bibliographic management applications (EndNote/EndNote Web, Zotero, Mendeley, etc.) as well as discuss the similarities and differences in helping choose the application right for you. Then, you can attend a later specific session on the tool that best meets your needs.

Open Educational Resources and How to Locate Open Textbooks and OA Resources
Thursday, March 12, 12 – 1pm
This session will discuss Open Educational Resources, Open Textbooks, and the Open Textbook Network, including how to locate and use these resources in place of expensive commercial offerings saving students monies and improving educational outcomes.

Open Access and Creative Commons Licensing
Thursday, March 26, 12 – 1pm
This session will discuss Open Access including how to publish openly as well as how to locate open access materials.  It will also discuss the basics of Creative Commons Licensing. 

EndNote and EndNote Web
Wednesday, April 1, 12 – 1pm
This session will cover EndNote and EndNote Web including specifics related to getting citations into the application and demonstrate using this tool to create bibliographies and organizing the important papers related to your research and scholarship.

Using Citation Tools and Other Metrics and Tools to Determine the Impact of Scholarship/Publications
Thursday, April 9, 12 – 1pm
Using Web of Science and other tools to help determine the impact of your scholarship.  How to set-up citation alerts, create ORCID profiles, and related topics.

Zotero Bibliographic Management Tool
Wednesday, April 15, 12 – 1pm
This session will cover the Zotero Bibliographic Management tool to organize your citations and create bibliographies. 

UIS’s Institutional Repository IDEALS – How to Use IDEALS to Share Research/Scholarship
Thursday, April 23, 12 – 1pm
Increase the profile and visibility of your scholarship by using UIS Institutional Repository to increase availability.  How to deposit items and track usage.

Mendeley Bibliographic Management Tool
Wednesday, April 29, 12 – 1pm
The Mendeley Bibliographic Management tool was recently purchased by Elsevier and works with Scopus and other databases.  This session will demonstrate how this tool works for creating bibliographies and managing citations.

If none of these times work for you and you’d like to learn more about one of these topics, contact any of our librarians here.

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