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
Library Orientation for Graduate Students

Thu, September 24, 2020 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/3566091

24 September 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success
Copyright for Graduate Students

Thu, September 24, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3572421

24 September 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track

Fri, September 25, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3563533

25 September 2020 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills, Writing and Communication
Introduction to Research Data Management

Mon, September 28, 2020 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/3566016

28 September 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Building a website with GitHub Pages and Jekyll

Mon, September 28, 2020 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/intro-jekyll

28 September 2020 - 1:00pm Research Skills
Library Orientation for Graduate Students

Mon, September 28, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3566092

28 September 2020 - 6:00pm Academic Support and Success
First Steps in Data Management Planning

Tue, September 29, 2020 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/3566017

29 September 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Open Pedagogy with Omeka: Creating Digital Exhibits

Tue, September 29, 2020 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/3566872

29 September 2020 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Teaching Development
Introduction to the DMP Assistant

Wed, September 30, 2020 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/3566018

30 September 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Systematic & Scoping Review Workshop Series: Getting Started and Structured Searching ONLINE

Wed, September 30, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/SRSept302020

30 September 2020 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Re-Introduction to the Data Life Cycle

Thu, October 1, 2020 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/3566019

1 October 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool for Your Research

Thu, October 1, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/citationmanager2020

1 October 2020 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success
RDM Fall Series 2020 Office Hours

Fri, October 2, 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/3566027

2 October 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Orientation to the Library for Graduate Students

Fri, October 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/event/3566903

2 October 2020 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success
Introduction to Open Science Framework

Mon, October 5, 2020 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/3566020

5 October 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Introduction to Docker

Mon, October 5, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3580894

5 October 2020 - 1:00pm Research Skills
NVivo part 2: classification and datasets

Mon, October 5, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3577373

5 October 2020 - 4:00pm Research Skills
Introduction to Data Repositories

Tue, October 6, 2020 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/3566021

6 October 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Citation Management for Researchers Using Multilingual Materials

Tue, October 6, 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/jurism

6 October 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Dataverse as an Institutional Repository

Wed, October 7, 2020 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/3566022

7 October 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills

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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
Drop-in Advising: Research Ethics

Get expert answers to your questions about your research ethics application or research ethics in general. 

Book an online consult with staff from the Office of Research Ethics (BREB) by emailing:

Wendy Bond, Research Ethics Coordinator – Compliance & Outreach
wendy.bond@ors.ubc.ca

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

*Due to COVID-19, UBC Library branches across the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses remain closed until further notice.*

Academic Support and Success