Winter GradSteps Workshops

The University of Manitoba Libraries is pleased to offer GradSteps workshops. GradSteps is intended to help graduate students with their education and offer skills and knowledge transferable to future workplaces.

For the Winter 2018 term, the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer the following sessions. Click on the session name to register:

 Date Session Name Session Info Location
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Types of Reviews Do you want to write a systematic or scoping review? Have you considered a narrative review? This session will examine the different types of reviews and what it is involved with searching the literature in support of those reviews. Rm. 232 (Ross Lab)
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Research Essentials The session examines the various components of conducting research in support of your studies. We will look at understanding your research question, information resources, databases, and bibliographic management strategies needed to complete your research/degree. Rm. 232 (Ross Lab)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 EndNote Basic The EndNote desktop version is a full-featured reference management program that you can purchase from the bookstore. This workshop will provide a basic introduction to EndNote. Learn how to automatically add references from databases, import and export references manually and use the online search feature in EndNote. Find out how to configure EndNote to use the EndNote Find Full Text feature and cite while you write. Rm. 232 (Ross Lab)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Keeping Current Learn strategies to keep up with new and relevant research in the social sciences and humanities. Learn how to use Google and Google Scholar alerts, saved searches in various research databases, citation alerts, Journal Table of Contents alerts and BrowZine to find journals and read articles on your iPad or tablet. Rm. 232 (Ross Lab)
Tuesday, February 27 2018 Basic Mendeley Do you struggle with organizing your PDFs? In this session you will learn how to use Mendeley, a free and easy to use program to quickly organize all your PDF articles, generate bibliographies in a variety of citation styles and cite while you write. Rm. 232 (Ross Lab)
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact An introduction to some popular tools for compiling impact factors, citation counts, and h-index scores. Understand more about how research metrics are used and how to evaluate the quality and impact of the scholarship. Rm. 232 (Ross Lab)
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Trends in Scholarly Communication, Open Access, and Open Data Canada’s grant agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) encourage researchers to publish in Open Access journals and develop data management plans and in some domains, require deposit of research data in an established publicly available archive or repository. In this workshop, we will look at the ins and out of publishing in Open Access journals and review the key components of data management plans and solutions for sharing your data. Rm. 232 (Ross Lab)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Systematic Reviews Thinking about undertaking a systematic review? This session will introduce you to some conceptual and organizational considerations. Rm. 232 (Ross Lab)

For more information about the GradSteps series, please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies’ website.

Please also note the NJM Health Sciences Library offers Researcher Workshops!

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