Workshops for Faculty and Graduate Students

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Workshops for Faculty and Graduate Students

Published on November 30 2010

The Library will be hosting a morning of workshops for faculty and graduate students at Brock University on Wednesday, December 8.  From discovering the Library's Ebook collections to the research support your liaison librarian can offer in Sakai, these workshops will help you in your research and teaching!  To register, please visit:

  Classroom A Classroom B
9:00 - 9:30

Finding Online Images to Enhance your Teaching (Pamela Jacobs)

Visual information is an effective way to communicate with students in many disciplines.  Add ARTstor and open access image sites to your teaching toolbox

Turnitin: More than just Plagiarism (Troy Brooks)

Discuss what Turnitin is not; what it is, and explore how to used it to advance your pedagogy.

9:35 - 10:25

Get Organized: Using RefWorks to Manage your Research (Jennifer Thiessen & Justine Cotton)

In this 50-minute hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to RefWork's basic functions as well as advanced features that can help to make your research process more efficient.  Beginners and experienced RefWorks users are welcome!  If you can, please bring a USB key/memory stick to this session.

Sakaibrary (Matt Clare, Silvia Vong & Laurie Morrison)

Embedded video tutorials; lists of the best databases for the course; links to class readings; citation guides, and tips for research strategies: all at your students' fingertips!  Learn how your liaison librarian can offer students research support embedded in your course Sakai page

 10:25 - 10:50  Coffee Break in ST 211  
 10:50 - 11:40

 Publish or Perish (Marcie Jacklin, Doug Suarez & Silvia Vong)

Are you familiar with ISI Web of Science or the h-Index to get citation metrics to support grant proposals and P & T applications?  This presentation will introduce you to another citation metrics software tool: Publish or Perish.  This free software helps you find citation metrics by author, journal, and article through Google Scholar.

Get Online with the War of 1812 (Colleen Beard & David Sharron)

This workshop will highlight the efforts of the Map Library and Special Collections & Archives to digitize records, maps, and artefacts relating to the 1812 era.  From a letter from Isaac Brock, to a plan of Fort Niagara, to a betty lamp used by settlers, there are many amazing resources available.

 11:45 - 12:15

Online Chemistry Tools for Applied Health Science Researchers (Ian Gordon)

A presentation on how chemistry databases and online tools can supplement your research.  A demonstration of how to use PubMed, SciFinder, Reaxys, PubChem and other online tools to mine vast sources of bibliographic and biochemical data.  Excellent for AHS researchers and graduate students in the lab.

Byte by Byte: Making Sense of Ebooks and Ereaders   (Tim Ribaric & Pamela Jacobs)

Come discover the Library's extensive ebook collections. Are you thinking about buying an ebook reader?  Learn about the strengths and limitations of different readers such as the Kobo, the Kindle, and the iPad.




Ebooks and EReaders will be featured in one of the workshops.