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; digital scholarship, GIS, and data services.  The space includes a Digital Scholarship Lab for research, experimentation, and collaboration as well as a welcoming space, including bookable rooms, for projects and presentations. 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
Using Zotero for Citation Management

Mon, October 25, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/Zotero-Workshop-Oct-25

25 October 2021 - 4:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Open and Equitable Publishing: Get to Know ICER Press!

Tue, October 26, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3623293

26 October 2021 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills, Writing and Communication
Metadata basics: describing research data

Tue, October 26, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/metadatabasics

26 October 2021 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Introduction to Markdown digital workflows

Tue, October 26, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/markdown

26 October 2021 - 1:00pm Research Skills
Open 101 Workshop

Tue, October 26, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3634105

26 October 2021 - 2:00pm Teaching Development
OA Myth Busting Workshop

Wed, October 27, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3623299

27 October 2021 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Systematic and Scoping Review Workshop Series: Getting Started and Structured Searching ONLINE

Wed, October 27, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/2710

27 October 2021 - 1:00pm Research Skills
UBCO OER Grant Project Showcase

Thu, October 28, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3623288

28 October 2021 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Teaching Development
Introduction to Text Analysis with the Hathi Trust Research Center

Fri, October 29, 2021 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/htrc

29 October 2021 - 9:30am Research Skills
Creative Commons and Open Licensing in Practice

Fri, October 29, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3619619

29 October 2021 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Using RefWorks for Citation Management

Mon, November 1, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/RefWorks-Workshop-Nov-1

1 November 2021 - 4:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Creating Digital Exhibits: A Survey of Tools

Tue, November 2, 2021 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/digital-exhibits-survey

2 November 2021 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Publishing In the Open: A Discussion on Open Access in Canada

Tue, November 2, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3637545

2 November 2021 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Creative Commons and Copyleft Trolls

Wed, November 3, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3618806

3 November 2021 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills, Writing and Communication
Open Scholarship in Practice - Faculty Lightning Talks

Wed, November 3, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3615473

3 November 2021 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills, Writing and Communication
Systematic and Scoping Review Workshop Series: Translating Database Searches and Finding Grey Literature ONLINE

Wed, November 3, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/SR0311

3 November 2021 - 1:00pm Research Skills
Basics of Project Management for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

Wed, November 3, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/dh-project-management

3 November 2021 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
An Introduction to OSF

Wed, November 3, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3637979

3 November 2021 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Past, Present, and Future: A Conversation on Open Access with Leslie Chan

Thu, November 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3641573

4 November 2021 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Preparing and Preserving Your Research Outputs: Basics and Beyond

Thu, November 4, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3637415

4 November 2021 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills

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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 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.   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 Support and Success
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 Support and Success, Research Skills, Writing and Communication
Library Orientation for Graduate Students in 30 minutes_Links, Materials

This library GitHub page , called "Graduate Student Orientation to the Library in 30 minutes" , includes information on library resources and services such as the reseach commons, guides and events as well as links to electronic resources such as databases and open access resources.

Academic Support and Success, Research Skills