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
Literature Reviews: "Searching and Keeping Track"

Tue, October 22, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3514475

22 October 2019 - 12:00pm Research Skills, Writing and Communication
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources - ONLINE

Tue, October 22, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3506180

22 October 2019 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
R Study Group (Every Wednesday from 1PM to 2PM - Sept 18, 2019 to Nov 27, 2019)

Wed, October 23, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. We are a group that meets weekly to bring together different areas of data science and scientific computing, with a focus on the programming language, R. Bring your problems and enthusiasm to the group!

23 October 2019 - 1:00pm Research Skills
Citation Management using "Mendeley" (Intermediate)

Thu, October 24, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3506118

24 October 2019 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Literature Reviews: "Analyzing (with NVivo)"

Tue, October 29, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3506137

29 October 2019 - 10:00am Research Skills, Writing and Communication
Introduction to "R" for statistical analysis

Wed, October 30, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3506133

30 October 2019 - 10:00am Research Skills
R Study Group (Every Wednesday from 1PM to 2PM - Sept 18, 2019 to Nov 27, 2019)

Wed, October 30, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. We are a group that meets weekly to bring together different areas of data science and scientific computing, with a focus on the programming language, R. Bring your problems and enthusiasm to the group!

30 October 2019 - 1:00pm Research Skills
Best Practices in Research Data Management

Tue, November 5, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3510910

5 November 2019 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

Tue, November 5, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3512076

5 November 2019 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
R Study Group (Every Wednesday from 1PM to 2PM - Sept 18, 2019 to Nov 27, 2019)

Wed, November 6, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. We are a group that meets weekly to bring together different areas of data science and scientific computing, with a focus on the programming language, R. Bring your problems and enthusiasm to the group!

6 November 2019 - 1:00pm Research Skills
Graduate Student Orientation to the Library in 30 minutes

Thu, November 7, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3506891

7 November 2019 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
ONLINE - Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool for Your Research (Beginner)

Thu, November 7, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3506097

7 November 2019 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Intro to Web Maps

Fri, November 8, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3511791

8 November 2019 - 1:00pm Research Skills
NVivo Part 1: (PC or MAC) - Getting Started with NVivo ONLINE

Tue, November 12, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3511785

12 November 2019 - 10:00am Research Skills
Introduction to SPSS for statistical analysis

Wed, November 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3506136

13 November 2019 - 10:00am Research Skills
R Study Group (Every Wednesday from 1PM to 2PM - Sept 18, 2019 to Nov 27, 2019)

Wed, November 13, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. We are a group that meets weekly to bring together different areas of data science and scientific computing, with a focus on the programming language, R. Bring your problems and enthusiasm to the group!

13 November 2019 - 1:00pm Research Skills
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

Tue, November 19, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3512087

19 November 2019 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
R Study Group (Every Wednesday from 1PM to 2PM - Sept 18, 2019 to Nov 27, 2019)

Wed, November 20, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. We are a group that meets weekly to bring together different areas of data science and scientific computing, with a focus on the programming language, R. Bring your problems and enthusiasm to the group!

20 November 2019 - 1:00pm Research Skills
Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool for Your Research (Beginner)

Thu, November 21, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3512957

21 November 2019 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Literature Reviews: "Searching and Keeping Track"

Fri, November 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3518269

22 November 2019 - 10:00am Research Skills, Writing and Communication

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 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

 Resources

Title Description Theme
Thesis Formatting Guides

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

Academic Support and Success