Library Research Commons

 

 Events

Title Description Date Theme
Diving deeper with Esri StoryMaps

Esri StoryMaps are a map-based presentation tool from the GIS software distributor Esri. Anyone with an ArcGIS Online account can create a StoryMap, and they are a good way to tell a story with maps, pictures, videos, and text.

30 January 2023 - 10:00am Research, Writing and Communication
Using Mendeley for citation management

Mendeley is a reference-management tool that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word-processed documents. This workshop is meant for those using or considering Mendeley as a citation-management tool.

Before the workshop

Please ensure you have done all of the following:

30 January 2023 - 4:30pm Academic, Research
Relational data in R

There are many cases where it’s helpful to combine data from multiple sources or tables. This workshop will introduce how to work with multiple data frames in R. Participants are expected to already be familiar with R and RStudio. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

1 February 2023 - 1:00pm Research
Introduction to the Unix Shell

This workshop will introduce the Unix shell, a powerful way to communicate with your computer more directly through a command line interface. There are many ways to interact with a computer. Most of the time we click on things and select options with a cursor through a graphical user interface (GUI).

2 February 2023 - 12:00pm Research
Introduction to Voyant Tools

We will introduce Voyant, a free suite of visual tools for text analysis. Participants will get hands-on experience applying common tools within Voyant to a corpus. No prior experience with text analysis is required.

6 February 2023 - 10:00am Research
Choosing a citation-management tool

New to citation management, don’t know where to start, or trying to get familiar with the free tools supported at UBC? This workshop compares the two citation-management tools supported at the Research Commons, Zotero and Mendeley, including a discussion of the similarities and unique features of each tool.

6 February 2023 - 4:30pm Academic, Research
Visualization with R

R is a popular, free software program. This workshop will introduce concepts and tools for visualizing data in R, with emphasis on the ggplot2 package. Participants are expected to be familiar with R and the RStudio environment. (If you are new to R, consider attending Introduction to R and RStudio first.)

9 February 2023 - 11:00am Research
Introduction to Docker

This workshop is meant to introduce you to the set of virtualization tools referred to as Docker, which allow you to use, create, and share container images. Containers create small reproducible computing workspaces on your computer.

9 February 2023 - 12:00pm Research
Literature reviews: Searching and keeping track

New to literature reviews? Looking to brush up your skills? This is the workshop for you!

15 February 2023 - 12:00pm Academic, Research, Writing and Communication
Introduction to Git and GitHub

Learn the basics of using Git and GitHub for version control and collaboration. Git is widely used version control software that tracks changes to a group of files, referred to as a repository. GitHub is a popular website for hosting and sharing Git repositories, making it easier to collaborate and share your work.

22 February 2023 - 10:00am Research
Version control of scientific datasets with DataLad

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24 February 2023 - 1:00pm Research
Using Zotero for citation management

Everyone who is using Zotero or thinks they might like to use Zotero is welcome at this workshop.

Before the workshop

27 February 2023 - 4:30pm Academic, Research
Introduction to web mapping with Leaflet

The past decade has witnessed some revolutionary technologies that have paved the way for web maps and location-aware applications we see today: Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, and many other websites and services that include interactive maps. These applications have become so ubiquitous that we almost take them for granted.

6 March 2023 - 10:00am Academic, Research
Using Mendeley for citation management

Mendeley is a reference-management tool that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word-processed documents. This workshop is meant for those using or considering Mendeley as a citation-management tool.

Before the workshop

Please ensure you have done all of the following:

6 March 2023 - 4:30pm Academic, Research
Diving deeper with Esri StoryMaps

Esri StoryMaps are a map-based presentation tool from the GIS software distributor Esri. Anyone with an ArcGIS Online account can create a StoryMap, and they are a good way to tell a story with maps, pictures, videos, and text.

13 March 2023 - 10:00am Academic, Research
Designing web maps with Mapbox

This workshop is intended for anyone with a basic understanding of web mapping who wishes to expand their skillset and design more customizable maps. There are 3 main sections: an introduction to Mapbox and its products, a guided developer environment set-up, and a hands-on portion where we will modify given code to design an interactive map powered by Mapbox and Leaflet.

14 March 2023 - 10:00am Research
Creating digital exhibits: A survey of tools

This workshop will cover an assortment of digital-exhibit and storytelling tools, such as Omeka, Scalar, static-site generators (CollectionBuilder and Wax), and narrative tools, such as Timeline.js and Storymaps from Knight Lab.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

14 March 2023 - 10:00am Academic, Writing and Communication
Literature reviews: Searching and keeping track

New to literature reviews? Looking to brush up your skills? This is the workshop for you!

15 March 2023 - 12:00pm Academic, Research, Writing and Communication
Machine Learning: Finding pre-trained models for transfer learning

Abstract:

17 March 2023 - 1:00pm Research
Using Zotero for citation management

Everyone who is using Zotero or thinks they might like to use Zotero is welcome at this workshop.

Before the workshop

20 March 2023 - 4:30pm Academic, Research

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 Services

Title Description Theme
One-to-One Assistance

Consultations are available for Citation Management, NVivo, SPSS, R, Digital Scholarship, and GIS. Appointments are available in 30-minute or 1-hour increments. To request an appointment, please complete form.

Academic, Research

 Resources

Title Description Theme
Thesis Formatting Guides

Templates and How-to-Guides for Formatting your thesis in PC and MAC

Academic
Bookable Project Rooms: Koerner Library Research Commons

The Research Commons’ in Koerner Library (1958 Main Mall) has several project rooms, bookable through the Library Room Booking System.   Groups of two or more UBC graduate students, faculty, or librarians can book these Project Rooms (Rm 454, 456, 496, 499, 553, and 555) in Koerner Library for research-related work.  Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control an

Academic
Open Education Resources, Workshop Materials

Check out this page for handouts and materials from sessions on citation management, Data Analysis and Management, Literature Reviews, NVivo, R, GitHub, GIS, Dissertation/Thesis Formatting, Copyright, and more.

Academic, Research, Writing and Communication