During Spring Break, the University of Chicago Library and IT Services are hosting a series of workshops geared towards graduate students. Spring Break could be a convenient time to take advantage of these resources when you’re not constrained by the programming of the academic quarter. Programs include choosing and using citation managers, new apps, introductions to data tools like Excel and Stata, overview of news databases, using special collections, setting search alerts and using RSS, and using the UChicago wiki.
For more information, check out the Essential Skills Graduate Workshop Series at the Regenstein Library. You’ll need to register for the workshops, so sign up now!
Reminder! The Visual Resources Center has partnered with the Center for Teaching and Learning to offer the following workshop:
Visual Literacy in the Classroom: How to Find, Create, and Display Images
Friday, November 18, 10:30AM – 12:00 PM
Images in the classroom go beyond Google and PowerPoint: students are expected to be visually literate (according to the Association of College and Research Libraries, “able to find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media”). This 90-minute session offers an introduction to the Visual Resources Center and a starting place for instructors seeking quality images for teaching in a visually literate classroom. The session will also cover techniques to engage students with image resources. Graduate instructors and Post-Docs are encouraged to attend.
Registration is Required. Please Register in advance for the session by clicking here.
Are you interested in learning how to manage your research? Feeling bogged down by bibliographies? Try Zotero! Learn how at a workshop on Friday, November 4th, at the Regenstein Library:
With a single click, Zotero saves citations and allows you to create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including MLA, Chicago and APA. This hands-on workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero such as: installing the Zotero extension in your web browser, 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.
Workshop is from 12-1pm in Regenstein 127.