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Need help with your research?

Research is difficult, and finding the right information can be frustrating. The good news is that the Library can help make it easier. We offer a variety of programs, including general library orientation, tours and workshops with an emphasis on improving your research skills. 

This term, we will be offering two formats of workshops: 

  • Synchronous virtual workshop which can be recorded. 
  • On-campus workshops 

Your questions and feedbacks are welcome!  Email us at [email protected] 

Workshop Series

Topic Date Description

Literature Searching in the Life Sciences

Zoom presenters: Nicholas Dehler / Valentina Ly

October 20, 2022
Time: 10 a.m.
Duration
: 60 mins

Location: Zoom


 
This workshop will introduce you to library resources for effectively searching the life sciences literature. You will learn how to define your research question and then use it to build a search strategy. We will use PubMed and Web of Science as databases to demonstrate different ways to search for life sciences literature and show you tips and tools to help you find relevant articles.

How to Tell what’s true online

Presenter: Mish Boutet

October 20, 2022
Time: 1 p.m.
Duration: 60 mins

Location: Tinkering Lab CRX 220


 

This workshop reveals how to quickly fact and source-check online information.

Please register to How to Tell what’s true online

Covidence

Zoom Presenters: Evan Sterling / Valentina Ly

November 3, 2022
Time: 10 a.m.
Duration: 60 mins

Are you planning to do a systematic review, scoping review, meta-synthesis or other evidence synthesis project? Covidence is a web-based tool available to uOttawa students that streamlines the process and supports group collaboration. This workshop will cover getting access to Covidence, importing and deduplicating references, screening, working with full text studies, and extracting data.

How to use Zotero

Presenter: Mish Boutet

November 3, 2022
Time: 1 p.m.
Duration 60 mins

Location: MRT308


 

Zotero is a free citation manager that helps you collect, organize, and cite journal articles and other information sources. This presentation explains how to install and use the main features of Zotero. If you are unable to attend, or if you prefer to learn at your own pace, the content of this presentation is also available as a self-paced online course: How to use Zotero.

Please register for How to use Zotero

Using NVivo to analyze qualitative data

Zoom presenter: Alain El Hofi

November 15, 2022

Time: 10 a.m.
Duration: 2 hours

Location: Zoom


 
This workshop introduces basic features of NVivo for preparing, managing and analyzing qualitative data. Topics covered include how to import data, code various data formats and run different types of queries. (Note, NVivo for Windows will be used during this workshop)

Tricks for Advanced Google searching

Cancelled

November 15, 2022
 

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Wikipedia 101 and Women's Archives

Presenter: Albe Gilmore

November 16, 2022
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Archives and Special Collections MRT 039 and Zoom

By the end of the workshop, you will have the basic knowledge to be a Wikipedia contributor, and you will have gained familiarity with uOttawa’s Women’s Archives.

This is a hybrid event. Please register for Wikipedia 101 and Women's Archives

Getting Started with Digital Creation

Presenter: Mish Boutet

November 17, 2022
Time: 1 p.m.
Duration
: 90 mins

Location: Tinkering Lab CRX 220


 

This workshop covers the very first steps to creating simple videos and podcasts. We also present software and tech available through the Library to help with creative assignments.

Please register for Getting Started with Digital Creation

Submitting your Thesis to uO Research

Zoom presenters: Nathalie Léonard / Jolene Hurtubise

 

 

November 23, 2022
Time: 10 a.m.
Duration
: 60 mins

Location: Zoom



 
Learn how to prepare your Master's or PhD thesis for final submission to uO Research. This workshop will cover the thesis submission process and what you need to know about embargoes, formatting, accessibility, and copyright for a successful final deposit.

How to Navigate the Textbook Market and Save Money

Zoom presenter: Mélanie Brunet

Dec 1, 2022
Time: 1 p.m.
Length: 60 mins

Location: Zoom


 
The high cost of textbooks can come as a shock. Attend this workshop to learn how to navigate the textbook market, find affordable (and even free!) alternatives, and other tips to access quality course materials while saving money.

How to find full-text like a librarian

Zoom Presenter: Mish Boutet

December 1, 2022
Time: 1 p.m.
Duration
: 60 mins

Location: Zoom


 
Do you often hit paywalls while searching for full-text articles? In this workshop, we share a librarian’s workflow for tracking down full-text articles through the Library and open access sources

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