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December 2021

ReproducibiliTea (journal club)

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Health Sciences Library, Phillips-Wangensteen, 516 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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University of Minnesota's chapter of ReproducibiliTea will be meeting via Zoom and in-person this semester. The in-person option is in the new Health Sciences Library. ReproducibiliTea is a journal club that was first launched at Oxford University in 2018 where reproducibility-themed literature is discussed while sipping tea. The ReproducibiliTea journal club model and theme has been adopted by many locations worldwide. This semester we'll be meeting on select Fridays starting October 1st. The dates and readings are all available here.…

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ONLINE: #ICanHazPDF: Tips and Tricks for accessing materials after you graduate

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you graduating soon? As you transition from UMN, your access to library resources will change. This workshop will review library privileges for alumni and introduce you to research sources available in your next chapter. Register now

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ONLINE: Searching for literature in non-health databases (LWTL)

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Public health is inherently interdisciplinary. Sometimes your research question can be best answered with literature published in journals outside the health field. For this, you need to turn to unfamiliar databases. This workshop will teach you how to locate an appropriate database, best practices for searching non-health databases, and how to use an interdisciplinary database. Please note that during this workshop we will be discussing topics that are specific to public health. Register now!

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Pajama Study Night

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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The UMN Libraries Student Advisory Board invites you to study for your finals in your favorite pajamas or cozy clothes on Monday 12/13 from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in Walter Library - SMART Learning Commons (204D). Grab a cup of coffee or cocoa and study! Bring a friend! Get cozy!

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January 2022

Online: Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote)

January 11, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs, and create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write. This workshop will talk about how to use these tools and the pros and cons of Mendeley, EndNote, and Zotero. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered the week of the workshop. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

January 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also discuss using EndNote along with EndNoteWeb, a Web-based version of EndNote available for free to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register now

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

January 13, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Learn how to use Zotero to nake your own collection of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video and audio files and more.  Zotero can also be used to create citations in a large number of citation styles which can be added to Google Docs, Microsoft Word and LibreOffice. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered before the session. Register Today

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ONLINE: Library 101: Using the Libraries website and databases effectively

January 14, 2022 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

New to the UMN Libraries? Want to get more familiar with the library website? Want to be more efficient and effective in your online searching? Join us in Zoom and learn tips and tricks for finding high-quality sources efficiently through the U Libraries website (lib.umn.edu). We will send a zoom link to students who are registered. Register now!

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ONLINE: Preregistering Your Research 101 (Bonus: Demo of OSF Registries!)

January 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Are you curious about what it means to register your research? Come learn about the benefits of pre-registering your research methods and analysis plans in registries such as Open Science Framework (OSF). Learn about questionable research practices (QRPs) and why preregistration is thought to be one way to thwart QRPs such as Hypothesizing After Results are Known (HARK). Additionally participants will leave with an understanding of the Registered Reports journal submission process.  A demo will walk-thru how to use OSF…

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ONLINE: Start strong: Early semester planning

January 21, 2022 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for spring. We will talk about semester planning, Canvas course tips, and go on virtual visits to the UMN Libraries and Success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Get ideas for keeping up the motivation and staying on track in your courses. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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ONLINE: Start strong: Early semester planning

January 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Learn about new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for spring. We will talk about semester planning, Canvas course tips, and go on virtual visits to the UMN Libraries and Success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Get ideas for keeping up the motivation and staying on track in your courses. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote)

January 24, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meet with fellow students online and learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs. These tools create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write in MS Word or Google Docs. This workshop will talk about how to use these tools and the pros and cons of each, including Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero. We will also share tips for planning time for work and research this summer. We will send a Zoom link to students who are…

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

January 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to use Zotero to create your own collection of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video and audio files and more. Zotero can then be used to create in-text citations and bibliographies as you write. We will send a zoom link to students who are registered. Register

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ONLINE: Increase your reading efficiency

January 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Reading ramping up this semester? Having trouble staying focused? Let's talk about strategies to read more efficiently -- we'll cover reading strategies in the sciences and humanities. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

January 26, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with EndNoteWeb, a Web-based version of EndNote available for free to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register now!

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ONLINE: Posting & Discovering Preprints (Bonus: A Demo of depositing in OSF’s preprint repositories)

January 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Are you curious about preprints? Maybe you would like to make an open access version of your work available but are not sure about your preferred journals' policies regarding preprints? Would you like to rapidly release your findings as opposed to waiting for the peer review process and copy-editing delays? Come to this virtual workshop to learn about the pros and cons of posting preprints in repositories such as Open Science Framework (OSF), arXiv, medRxiv, and bioRxiv. Learn about why…

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