Events at the NCSU Libraries You can register for these events at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/registration/ Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:23:00 -0500 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.11.5 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/rss D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Dec 14, 2017 Description:


Only currently affiliated NCSU students, faculty, and staff may attend and gain access to the Makerspace. An NCSU ID is required for this orientation.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites: Attendees must be currently affiliated NCSU students, faculty, or staff, and must present a current NCSU ID (Wolfpack One Card). 

Status: open

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Literature searching and Citation Management using Refworks Jan 5, 2018 Description:

In this workshop you will learn how to conduct and manage your research effectively using several online tools and the Libraries' website. Topics of discussion include:

*  How to optimize your topic keywords and maximize your use of the specific databases tailored to your field of research. 
*  Tips and tricks, such as customizing Google Scholar settings, using interlibrary loan, managing your research with RefWorks, and making use of library services. 
*  Connecting you to the reference librarians and collection managers in your subject area for more in-depth research help later.

* How to use the citation management tool, RefWorks, which helps to keep your information saved and organized, as well as help you share references with colleagues and generate bibliographies automatically.

Time: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:23:00 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1443 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1443
Literature reviews Jan 8, 2018 Description: Join NCSU Librarians and campus partners to learn about important research skills for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and undergraduates doing research.

In this session, you will have an opportunity to think about the purposes of conducting literature reviews.  Along the way, you will learn about library services, workshops, and reference management tools you may not know about. The information will help you to connect with librarians in your subject area for more in-depth help finding information later.

Want to know more? Watch a short video here: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/lit-review

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: Available to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, or undergraduates working on research projects.

Status: open

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A LaTeX Primer Jan 31, 2018 Description:

LaTeX is a powerful typesetting program for creating all kinds of documents.  Its “what you see is not what you get”' structure makes it very different from programs like Word.  This code-based approach means users can quickly create standard documents from templates or have access to complete customization and scripting for more advanced projects.  Simply put, LaTeX is a tool that enables the creation of beautiful documents; from manuscripts to dissertations, resumes to research posters.


This workshop requires no prior knowledge of LaTeX nor any programming experience.  We'll walk through getting started using Overleaf, a browser-based LaTeX tool.  We’ll cover how to create documents such as reports and letters with features like equations, figures, and tables.   The workshop will also include discussion on how to use and hack advanced templates (e.g., the NCSU thesis template or the IEEE journal standard), as well as tips for successful collaborative editing using Overleaf.


Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:23:00 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1438 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1438