Teaching & Learning

EndNote Online or Zotero? Selecting the Best Citation Manager: online workshop

When: Wednesday, November 19, noon – 1 p.m.
Friday, November 21, noon – 1 p.m.
Where: online workshop
Description: Citation managers are powerful, time-saving tools that help you manage your research. They can also help you format your papers in MS Word by creating bibliographies, citations, and footnotes automatically in the style you choose, such as APA or Chicago.

This webinar will compare how EndNote Online and Zotero — two popular citation managers — allow you to save, share, and cite information. In order to provide a side-by-side comparison of tools, the format of this workshop is demonstration rather than hands-on training.

Registration is required. Please click the event URL below to learn more and register.

Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1455
Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685
Tag: Graduate StudentsStaffWorkshopsTraining
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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The Library for Instructors and TAs: workshop

When: Wednesday, November 19, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description:

You may use the Library’s resources for your research, but do you know how the Library supports teaching? Learn about the Library services available to you as an instructor or TA for a course, including: 

• How to set up course reserves in Chalk
• Requesting Library instruction or training programs
• Setting up your Library Chalk module
• Using Special Collections for your teaching
• Reserving Library classrooms and equipment

In addition, the program will provide an overview of some little-known services available for your students, including reference consultations, statistical software support, and citation managers.

Registration is requested. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1541
Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685
Tag: Graduate StudentsStaffWorkshopsTraining
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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Introduction to Zotero: workshop

When: Wednesday, November 12, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 13, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including MLA, Chicago and APA. This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero such as: installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents. 
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1010
Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685
Tag: Student EventsTrainingWorkshopsGraduate Students
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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Introduction to Data Visualization, Nov 5, 1-3 PM

Simon Jacobs, Research Programmer, Research Computing Center

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 1:00–3:00 p.m. | Kathleen A. Zar Room, John Crerar Library

Data visualization techniques allow researchers to display their data in ways that help to communicate research results in a visually appealing manner. With the large amounts of data that are now being collected or generated, researchers’ needs quickly outgrow what is provided by Excel or Graphviz. This workshop will discuss basic principles of data visualization as applied to D3, a commonly-used Javascript framework for data visualization. In a hands-on session, participants will build several sample visualizations for an example dataset.

Prerequisites: Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to participate in the hands-on session. Familiarity with HTML and Javascript will be helpful, but not required.

Register here.

Introduction to Library Research – SSA: workshop

When: Monday, November 10, noon – 1 p.m.
Where: School of Social Service Administration, Room E-I 
969 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL
Description: Workshop for SSA students on Library Databases: how to find the most appropriate databases for your research and how to take advantage of all the bells and whistles built into them. Plus, time for questions and answers about any Library matters you would like to discuss. 
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1562
Contact: Paul Belloni
Social Service Administration Librarian
Bibliographer for Psychology, Education, & Social Service Administration
Tag: WorkshopsTraining
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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Introduction to EndNote (Online Version): workshop

When: Wednesday, November 5, noon – 1 p.m.
Thursday, November 6, noon – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, November 11, noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Crerar Library, Computer Classroom (November 5)

TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160 (November 6 & 11)

Description: EndNote offers an online version of its popular citation manager that is available to the University of Chicago community freely through the Library. The online version offers the key features of the popular EndNote software, but with added enhancements of cloud storage, syncing, and the ability to easily share and collaborate. Come to this workshop and see if EndNote’s online version works for you.
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1339
Contact: John Crerar Library
773-702-7715

Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685

Tag: WorkshopsTrainingGraduate Students
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Library offers new Catalog workshops

Would you like to learn more about the new Library Catalog? The University of Chicago Library is holding several 30-minute workshops outlining its many features.

Library Catalog: Basics
Get up to speed on searching the new Library Catalog. You’ll learn how to:

  • Search for specific books, ebooks, DVDs & more
  • Find a journal from a citation
  • Search for sources on a topic

Library Catalog: Advanced
Learn advanced searching techniques for the Catalog, including:

  • Searching in non-Roman scripts
  • Using Advanced Keyword Search and applying search limits
  • Constructing searches with Boolean operators and wildcards
  • Searching for exact terms and phrases
  • Indexing, relevance ranking, and boosting of search terms
  • Uniform titles, analytics, and other details in Catalog records

All programs are held in the TECHB@R in Regenstein Library, Room 160. Space is limited, and registration is strongly encouraged. Register for Library Catalog: Basics or Library Catalog: Advanced.

October 6

  • Basics: 5:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Advanced: 6:00 – 6:30 PM

October 10

  • Basics: 10:30 – 11:00 AM
  • Advanced: 11:00 – 11:30 AM

October 13

  • Basics: 3:00 – 3:30 PM
  • Advanced: 3:30 – 4:00 PM

October 14

  • Basics: 1:00 – 1:30 PM
  • Advanced: 1:30 – 2:00 PM

October 15

  • Basics: Noon – 12:30 PM
  • Advanced: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Questions about this program can be directed to Rebecca Starkey at rstarkey@uchicago.edu or 773-702-4484.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance. Information on Assistive Listening Devices.

College students: get ready for Library research

Now that you’ve attended the Aims of Education address, it is time to put those goals into practice. The Library is offering several orientation programs to help you get started using our collections and services for your classes and assignments.

Library Boot CampGet in shape for College research by attending the Library Boot Camp on the A-Level of Regenstein Library on Wednesday and Thursday (September 24 and 25) at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Library Boot Camp will provide you with a fast-paced overview of key library services and research tools essential to success in your first quarter of classes.  Along with toning your Library skills, you’ll get a Library mug at the end—perfect for visiting the Ex Libris Café when classes start.

Don’t get lost in the bookstacks! Tour Regenstein Library From Top to Bottom on Friday and prepare to navigate the largest library on campus. The tour will cover all the key points of interest. Plus our librarians will also show you how to work the mysterious moving shelving on the B-Level. Tours start in the Regenstein Lobby at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Photo of Jenny Hart Giving a Library Tour

A Crerar orientation tour with Jenny Hart, Bibliographer for Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics. Photo by Jason Smith.

Are you a Pre-Med or majoring in the sciences? Science Research: An Introduction to the John Crerar Library is an orientation program that highlights services for the biological and physical sciences, and focuses on using journal literature (very important for science research). Programs will be held at Crerar Library on Thursday at 10:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m., along with Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Can’t make an orientation event? The Library will be on hand at the Student Activities and Resources Fair on October 3rd. Visit our table to meet some of our librarians, ask questions, and pick up some Library giveaways, like our Library pins—collect them all!

Reception and book signing for Andrew Abbott’s ‘Digital Paper’ on Oct. 1

Cover of "Digital Paper"To celebrate the publication of Andrew Abbott’s Digital Paper, the University of Chicago Press and the University of Chicago Library will host a reception and book signing at the Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122, on October 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Abbott is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Sociology and the College at the University of Chicago. He is also a past Chair of the Board of the University of Chicago Library.

Learn more about Digital Paper: A Manual for Research and Writing with Library and Internet Materials on the University of Chicago Press website.

Regenstein Library is located at 1100 East 57th Street in Chicago.

Workshop: The Library for Instructors and TAs

Librarian teaching a class

Library instruction for courses is just one of many services available to faculty and TAs to support their teaching. Photo by Jason Smith.

You may use the Library’s resources for your research, but do you know how the Library supports teaching? 

Attend our new workshop and learn about the Library services available to you as an instructor or TA for a course, including:

  • How to set up course reserves in Chalk
  • Requesting Library instruction or training programs
  • Setting up your Library Chalk module
  • Using Special Collections for your teaching
  • Reserving Library classrooms and equipment

In addition, the program will provide an overview of some little-known services available for your students, including reference consultations, statistical software support, and citation managers. Registration is requested. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

The Library for Instructors and TAs
Friday, September 26, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Regenstein Library, Room A-11
Register now

Questions about this program can be directed to Rebecca Starkey at rstarkey@uchicago.edu or 773-702-4484.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance. Information on Assistive Listening Devices.