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Spring 2020 Workshops

Beginning R for Ecologists: Data Manipulation and Visualization

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

Electronic File Management

In today’s digital world, file management is essential to preserving digital content for the future. Join Professor Erin Baucom, Digital Archivist, to discuss strategies and best practices for organizing and preserving your personal digital archives. The workshop will cover archival file formats for digital photos, videos, audio files, and personal records. Professor Baucom will explain file naming techniques, folder organization, migrating your digital objects to new devices, backing up your files, managing your social media archive, and general data management.

  • Multiple sessions offered:
    • January 16, 10-10:50am, Social Sciences 127
    • February 20, 10-10:50am, Social Sciences 127
    • March 19, 10-10:50am, Social Sciences 127
    • April 16, 10-10:50am, Social Sciences 127
  • Register online for this IT Short Course.

Previous Workshop Descriptions

Cite It Right with RefWorks. Learn how to use RefWorks to organize, cite, and share your research.  RefWorks is a research tool that allows you to store your electronic articles and citations in one place for easy access.  It also creates citations and references automatically. It's like magic!

Conducting a Literature Review. Strategies for effectively researching and writing a literature review.  Co-taught by the Library and the Writing Center, topics include research strategies, literature appraisal methods, critical reading strategies, ways to organize and compare research, and methods of organizing and writing a literature review.

Grant Research 101: Using the Foundation Center Online. Do you need to find information on grants or nonprofits? Learn how to use the Foundation Center's database to locate grantmakers and their grants.

Jumpstart Your Research. Get to know your library and learn how to use the library's resources for academic research. This workshop will teach you how to use OneSearch, the library’s databases, e-journals, research guides, and much more.

Jumpstart Your Research at Missoula College. Get to know the Missoula College Library and learn how to use the library's resources for academic research. This workshop will teach you how to use OneSearch, the library’s databases, e-journals, research guides, and much more.

Search Strategies for Music Resources. This workshop will give you tips and tricks for searching music resources in the Mansfield Library, and help you interpret your search results.  Come make finding music your forte!

Who Can You Trust? This workshop will discuss decoding websites and social media, the importance of net neutrality, search engine bias, and provide tools for identifying clickbait, like-farming, viral news, miracle cures, and echo chambers.

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