Library Research Commons

The UBC Library Research Commons  is an interdisciplinary, research-driven learning environment for graduate students that provides research support services by graduate students, for graduate students. It offers workshops and one-to-one assistance with citation management tools; two data analysis tools, for both quantitative and qualitative data; and thesis formatting to help students meet UBC’s thesis formatting requirements.  It is located in the Walter C. Koerner Library on Levels 2, 4, and 5.

UBC Library provides a variety of workshops throughout the year. The workshops can be subject specific (e.g. searching health databases), general awareness (e.g. orientation to the library), or focused on building a scholarly profile (e.g. getting published, scholarly rights).  For an updated list of events, please visit the Research Commons.

 

 Events

Title Description Date Theme
Choosing the right Citation Management Tool for your Research (ONLINE)

Thu, April 2, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/intro-citationmanagement

2 April 2020 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Introduction to Cloud Computing

Wed, April 8, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3540389

8 April 2020 - 10:30am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) (ONLINE)

Wed, April 8, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/intro-hpc

8 April 2020 - 10:30am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Using RefWorks for citation management ONLINE

Thu, April 9, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/refworks

9 April 2020 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Dissertations and Theses Formatting: Tips For Successful Submission (ONLINE)

Thu, April 9, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/dissertationformatting

9 April 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
NVivo Part 1: (PC or MAC) - Getting Started with NVivo (ONLINE)

Tue, April 14, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3545798

14 April 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Introduction to "R" for statistical analysis (ONLINE)

Wed, April 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3545799

15 April 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Using Mendeley for citation management ONLINE

Thu, April 16, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/intro-mendeley

16 April 2020 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Pixellating Mixer: Introduction to Digital Humanities (DH) support at UBC (ONLINE)

Wed, April 22, 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3545990

22 April 2020 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Using Zotero for citation management ONLINE

Thu, April 23, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/zotero

23 April 2020 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Introduction to the Compute Canada Cloud (ONLINE)

Wed, May 6, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/intro-cc-cloud

6 May 2020 - 10:30am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills

 Services

Title Description Theme
One-to-One Assistance

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

Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Drop-in Advising: Research Ethics

Bring your questions to members of UBC’s Office of Research Ethics

When: every Wednesday (8:30 - 16:00)

Where: Room 495, 4th floor Koerner Library in the Research Commons

Drop ins welcome or contact wendy.bond@ors.ubc.ca to book a meeting.

Office of Research Ethics | VP Research & Innovation

Academic Support and Success, Research Skills

 Resources

Title Description Theme
Thesis Formatting Guides

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

Academic Support and Success
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 [https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/reserve/research_commons].   Groups of two or more UBC graduate students, faculty, or librarians can book these Project Rooms (Rm 454, 456, 496, 499, 553, and

Academic Support and Success