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
Orientation to the Library for Graduate Students

Tue, January 21, 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/3528921

21 January 2020 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success
Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track

Wed, January 22, 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/3530858

22 January 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills, Writing and Communication
R Study Group

Wed, January 22, 2020 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!

All are welcome at this drop-in group. No registration is required.

22 January 2020 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool for Your Research (Beginner)

Thu, January 23, 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/3527260

23 January 2020 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills, Writing and Communication
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

Thu, January 23, 2020 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/3527259

23 January 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Using Government Publications as Primary Source for Researchers

Mon, January 27, 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/event/3529868

27 January 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Qualitative Data Analysis Work Along

Tue, January 28, 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/3527261

28 January 2020 - 10:00am Research Skills
Best Practices in Research Data Management

Tue, January 28, 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/3532934

28 January 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Introduction to SPSS for statistical analysis

Wed, January 29, 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/3527262

29 January 2020 - 10:00am Research Skills
R Study Group

Wed, January 29, 2020 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!

All are welcome at this drop-in group. No registration is required.

29 January 2020 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
R Study Group

Wed, February 5, 2020 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!

All are welcome at this drop-in group. No registration is required.

5 February 2020 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Citation Management using Zotero (Intermediate)

Thu, February 6, 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/3527264

6 February 2020 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

Thu, February 6, 2020 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/3527263

6 February 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
NVivo (Part 2) for PC - Classification and Datasets

Tue, February 11, 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/3527388

11 February 2020 - 10:00am Research Skills
Introduction to Python

Wed, February 12, 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/3527269

12 February 2020 - 10:00am Research Skills
R Study Group

Wed, February 12, 2020 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!

All are welcome at this drop-in group. No registration is required.

12 February 2020 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
R Study Group

Wed, February 19, 2020 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!

All are welcome at this drop-in group. No registration is required.

19 February 2020 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Introduction to Git and GitHub

Thu, February 20, 2020 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/git_github

20 February 2020 - 12:30pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track

Wed, February 26, 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/3530844

26 February 2020 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills, Writing and Communication
R Study Group

Wed, February 26, 2020 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!

All are welcome at this drop-in group. No registration is required.

26 February 2020 - 1:00pm 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

 Resources

Title Description Theme
Thesis Formatting Guides

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

Academic Support and Success