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

Titlesort descending Description Date Theme
Academic Publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Strategies and Considerations for Graduate Students

Mon, November 15, 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/3619638

15 November 2021 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Advanced Unix Shell usage

Tue, November 16, 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-shell2

16 November 2021 - 2:00pm Research Skills
Basics of Data Visualization

Thu, October 21, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3637252

21 October 2021 - 10:00am Research Skills
Building a website with Github Pages and Jekyll

Tue, September 28, 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/intro-jekyll

28 September 2021 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Choosing the right citation management tool for your research

Mon, October 4, 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/CM-choose-your-tool

4 October 2021 - 4:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Copyright and Licensing for Open Educational Resources

Tue, November 9, 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/3619631

9 November 2021 - 11:00am Teaching Development, Writing and Communication
Copyright for Graduate Students

Thu, November 25, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3619623

25 November 2021 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Creating and Managing Your Academic Profile - Author IDs

Wed, November 17, 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/3614803

17 November 2021 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Career Exploration, Community and Network Building
Creating and Managing Your Academic Profile - Profile Tools

Thu, October 7, 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

7 October 2021 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success
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
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
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
Finding Open Educational Resources

Fri, October 1, 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/3631855

1 October 2021 - 1:00pm Research Skills, Teaching Development
Getting started with Jupyter and other Computational Notebooks

Thu, October 7, 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/computational-notebooks

7 October 2021 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Indigenous Data Panel

Thu, October 7, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3615117

7 October 2021 - 10:00am Community and Network Building, Professional Effectiveness, Research Skills
Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education Symposium

Fri, October 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3623290

22 October 2021 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Teaching Development, Writing and Communication
Intro to visualization with Tableau

Mon, November 8, 2021 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/3637254

8 November 2021 - 2:00pm Research Skills
Introduction to blockchain research skills

Tue, October 19, 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/blockchain-research-skills

19 October 2021 - 1:00pm Research Skills
Introduction to Docker

Tue, October 5, 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/intro-docker

5 October 2021 - 1:00pm Research Skills
Introduction to Docker

Tue, November 23, 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/intro-docker2

23 November 2021 - 1:00pm Research Skills

Pages

 Services

Titlesort descending 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

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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
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
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
Thesis Formatting Guides

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

Academic Support and Success