Getting ready to do a poster for your course or at an upcoming conference? Learn pointers about using PowerPoint to create the poster as one giant slide, and send it to a large-scale printer.
Focus on your research instead of your formatting! Learn how to use Microsoft Word features effectively and efficiently to insert images and charts, get page numbers in the right place, generate tables of contents and figures; and more. This workshop covers the basic formatting you'll need to comply with Graduate School guidelines and uses Office 2007. We will be using a template and not be working with individual dissertations. Class materials can be found on the Moodle page and this class is also available online.
Find out more about funding opportunities available to new researchers. Learn how to use Pivot (from Community of Science), SciVal Funding and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources. Resources for the course are listed under Researcher Support.
Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at four common citation managers: Mendeley, RefWorks, EndNote and Zotero. Their features will be compared so you can decide which citation manager best meets your needs. Note: Recorded workshop available.
This hands-on class will cover how to use the free software Mendeley to better organize and access your electronic article library. Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your PDFs. It includes a fast PDF reader and your library can be synced to the cloud and easily shared with others. It can even create bibliographies in any of hundreds of styles. Come and learn more about this great tool.
Zotero is a research tool that collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and more. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes. You can also use Zotero to easily create citations and bibliographies in a variety of different styles. This class is also available online and has Handouts in Moodle.
To request disability accommodations, please contact the instructor at least one week prior to the workshop.