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
Powerful searching with Regular Expressions

Tue, August 3, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/regular-expressions

3 August 2021 - 2:00pm Research Skills
Geocoding & Web Mapping with Python

Thu, August 5, 2021 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/3614100

5 August 2021 - 10:00am Research Skills
Using RefWorks for Citation Management

Thu, August 5, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3600273

5 August 2021 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Understanding Spatial Data: Map Projections

Fri, August 6, 2021 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/3614104

6 August 2021 - 10:00am Research Skills
Build and customize a website with Jekyll

Fri, August 6, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/building-websites-with-Jekyll

6 August 2021 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Community and Network Building
Visualizing Data in ArcGIS Online

Mon, August 9, 2021 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/3614103

9 August 2021 - 10:00am Research Skills
Introduction to Web Scraping with Python

Mon, August 9, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/web-scraping-with-python

9 August 2021 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
GIS Data Normalization and Classification

Tue, August 10, 2021 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/3614102

10 August 2021 - 10:00am Research Skills
Using Mendeley for Citation Management

Thu, August 12, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3600274

12 August 2021 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Finding, Using, and Creating Open Educational Resources

Thu, August 12, 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/3606220

12 August 2021 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Teaching Development, Writing and Communication
Introduction to ArcGIS Pro

Mon, August 16, 2021 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/3596060

16 August 2021 - 10:00am Research Skills
Geospatial Analysis & Visualization with Python

Tue, August 17, 2021 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/3614101

17 August 2021 - 10:00am Research Skills
Research Data Management

Tue, August 17, 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/3615098

17 August 2021 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Using Zotero for Citation Management

Thu, August 19, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3600275

19 August 2021 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Statistical analysis with R

Thu, August 19, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3612120

19 August 2021 - 2:00pm Research Skills
Creating XML files from Newspapers in Oxygen

Thu, August 19, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/xml-from-newspapers

19 August 2021 - 2:00pm Research Skills
Setting Up a Development Environment

Mon, August 23, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/setting-up-dev-env

23 August 2021 - 2:00pm Research Skills
Advanced Unix Shell usage

Tue, August 24, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/advanced-unix-shell

24 August 2021 - 2:00pm Research Skills
Creating and Managing Your Academic Profile - Profile Tools

Thu, September 30, 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/3614758

30 September 2021 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Career Exploration, Community and Network Building
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

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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

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

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