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University Libraries offers a variety of free workshops to support research and teaching at the university. Choose a workshop title to learn more and register.

Classroom and Teaching Tools

You'll feel more comfortable using copyrighted material when you know what you can and can’t do. Come explore how to use copyrighted materials in instruction, including posting copyrighted materials to Blackboard. We will also discuss the practical application of "Fair Use" and examine how the library can assist you with posting materials for your class.

Presenter: Amie Freeman

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Open Educational Resources (OER), teaching tools that can be customized by faculty and freely-accessed by students, have proven to positively impact student success. This interactive workshop will provide an overview of OER and other affordable course materials. Participants will practice locating OER, evaluating free resources, and interpreting re-use permissions. In addition, attendees will discover techniques and resources for modifying and creating open course content and for incorporating open pedagogy into the classroom. This workshop will conclude with an overview of affordable learning services offered through the library and will include time for discussion.

Presenter: Amie Freeman

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Research Support Workshops

Is a Data Management Plan required to obtain funding for your research? Would you like to plan for the management of your research data to make life easier down the road? Learn about Data Management Plans and get hands-on experience using DMPTool, an online wizard for creating DMPs that meet specific funder requirements.

Presenter: Stacy Winchester

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Did you know that when you publish in traditional journals, you are typically required to transfer your copyright to the publisher? The publisher then decides how you may share your research with colleagues, students, and others. Join us to learn how to manage your works by scrutinizing publication agreements, negotiating your rights to make your research more widely available, and finding publishers with unrestrictive copyright policies.

Presenter: Amie Freeman

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Citation Management Tools

This workshop is for individuals who have purchased a subscription to EndNote. You will learn how to import resources from PubMed and other databases, locate full-text articles, organize your references, and create bibliographies using the Cite While You Write tool. 

Bring your laptop with EndNote and your questions.

Presenters: Amy Edwards, Kristina Schwoebel

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Organize your research with Zotero and you’ll never have to track down a missing source again! Zotero lets you save and edit citation information, save files and create bibliographies right from your browser. It even works with Word to incorporate citations into the text of your paper. Learn the basics of this free tool including setting up a library, collecting citations and citing as you go in Word.

Bring your laptop for hands-on practice. Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera browser required.

Presenters: Marilee Birchfield, Kathy Snediker

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