Workshops

Introduction to Citation Management Tools

Tuesday, January 21, 1:00 pm, Room 309 and via ZOOM
with Raquel Horlick
Citation management tools such as Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote and Mendeley can help you to store the citations you find during your research. They all make it incredibly easy to format a reference/works cited list. Which is best for you? This workshop will provide a brief overview of each tool so you can be aware of your options before deciding what tool is best for you.

Introduction to Citation Management Tools

Wednesday, January 22, 10:00 am, Room 309 and via ZOOM
with Raquel Horlick
Citation management tools such as Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote and Mendeley can help you to store the citations you find during your research. They all make it incredibly easy to format a reference/works cited list. Which is best for you? This workshop will provide a brief overview of each tool so you can be aware of your options before deciding what tool is best for you.

Introduction to Cleaning Data

Wednesday, January 22, 10:00 am (1.5 hours), ZOOM only 
with Tillay and Courtney Kearney PhD
In this beginners hands-on workshop, attendees will clean a sample data set in Excel using tools such as formating, find and replace, filtering, and flash-fill. Attendees will hopefully learn what clean data looks like and how to get there. Computers with Excel are highly recommended.
o Stream online only: https://bit.ly/2S3pwY2; Meeting ID: 984 506 225; Password: 019607  

Introduction to EndNote X9

Thursday, January 23, 11:00 am, Room 308 
with Amy Corder
EndNote X9 is the citation management software that not only frees you from the tedious work of manually collecting and curating your research materials and formatting bibliographies, but also gives you greater ease and control in coordinating with your colleagues. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to create an EndNote library, import search results from databases, and automatically create a bibliography in Microsoft Word.

Organize and Cite Your Research Using Zotero

Thursday, January 23, 12:00 pm, Room 308
with Sean Knowlton
Zotero is a free tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. In this workshop, you will install Zotero, add sources to your library, learn the basics of organizing and managing, and create a bibliography in the citation style of your choice.
Participants are encouraged to use their own laptops. Library-laptops will also be available.
Offered on demand throughout the semester. Schedule a consultation with Sean Knowlton at sean@tulane.edu.

Introduction to Python for Data Visualization

Friday, January 24, 9:00 am (3 hours), Room 308
with Raquel Horlick, Courtney Kearney PhD, and PhD Bioinformatics graduate student, Pete Lawson
This interactive workshop will introduce data visualization in Python for researchers with little or no previous programming experience. A gentle introduction to Python will be followed by an introduction to best practices in data visualization. Those techniques will then be applied to the visualization of a real-world dataset. By the end of the workshop participants should be able to ingest a new data source using Python, and produce a series of visualizations of that data. This workshop is domain agnostic, and is open to researchers from the sciences, social sciences, or humanities.

Finding Grants or Funding Opportunities in Research

Tuesday, January 28, 10:00 am, Room 308 and via ZOOM
with Raquel Horlick
Tulane University provides a lot of specialized resources and services to identify funding opportunities to support your projects, research, and job. In this workshop we will use some of the more “traditional” to investigate funding opportunities relevant to your field. We will also go outside the box and investigate creative ways to find relevant funding and grant opportunities that you may never have considered!

Text Analysis Using Voyant

Tuesday, January 28, 10:00 am (1.5 hours), Room 309
with Jane Pinzino PhD
Before you choose a tool or determine an approach for your digital scholarship project, there are several considerations to make and questions to answer. This session will connect you with experts who can offer critical guidance and support, as well as provide a checklist approach for each step along the way.
During the first hour we will focus on general considerations for developing a digital scholarship project. The last half hour will allow for one-on-one consultations and discussion.

Personal Digital Archiving

Wednesday, January 29, 10:00 am, Room 308
with Agnes Czeblakow PhD and Michelle Gibeault
Learn about personal digital archives best practices such as archiving personal digital photographs, social media, web content, AV materials, research and creative projects.

Finding Grants or Funding Opportunities in Research

Thursday, January 30, 1:00 pm, Room 308 and via ZOOM
with Raquel Horlick
Tulane University provides a lot of specialized resources and services to identify funding opportunities to support your projects, research, and job. In this workshop we will use some of the more “traditional” to investigate funding opportunities relevant to your field. We will also go outside the box and investigate creative ways to find relevant funding and grant opportunities that you may never have considered!

Rapid Response Research—Nimble Tents for a Mobilized Humanities

Monday, February 3, 9:00 am (3 hours), Lavin-Bernick Center, Room #203, Stibbs
with Alex Gil (Columbia University Libraries)
In this hands-on (3hr) workshop participants will learn the general contours of working on a rapid response research project. RRR is a form of working in teams that allow us to combine our existing skills as librarians, faculty and students in order to respond to urgent matters in real time. For this workshop we will work with a pre-selected dataset of topical interest.

Organize and Cite Your Research Using Zotero

Wednesday, February 5, 10:00 am, Room 308
with Sean Knowlton
Zotero is a free tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. In this workshop, you will install Zotero, add sources to your library, learn the basics of organizing and managing, and create a bibliography in the citation style of your choice.
Participants are encouraged to use their own laptops. Library-laptops will also be available.
Offered on demand throughout the semester. Schedule a consultation with Sean Knowlton at sean@tulane.edu.

Introduction to Data Management

Thursday, February 6, 10:00 am, Room 308 and via ZOOM
with Courtney Kearney PhD
Are you curious to know what resources Tulane has to offer for research data management? Do you tend to lose track of versions of your documents or data? Are you concerned that you might one day lose all of your work? In this workshop we will provide guidance and best practices for managing, safeguarding and sharing your working and archived data. Topics will include (not limited to): the research data life-cycle, file organization, version control and suggestions for data sharing and storage.

Introduction to Research with ICPSR

Thursday, February 6, 11:00 am, Room 309
with Melissa Chomintra
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an international consortium of more than 750 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields. This workshop will cover: Data Exploration -– Finding Data, Website Orientation, “Download” – A Definition, MyData Account, Search Strategies.

Introduction to Twitter Archiving for Text Analysis and Visualizations

Tuesday, February 11, 11:00 am (2 hours), Room 309 -- RSVP Here
with Sean Knowlton

In this hands-on introductory workshop for researchers in all disciplines, participants will create an application to get live Twitter data, capture it via a Google Sheet, and explore options for text analysis and visualizations. No coding experience is necessary or required. Participants must have a Google account and a Twitter account.
Participants are encouraged to use their own laptops. Library-laptops will also be available.
Offered on demand throughout the semester. Schedule a consultation with Sean Knowlton at sean@tulane.edu.

Intermediate Data Cleaning Using Basic Programming

Wednesday, February 12, 10:00 am (1.5 hours), ZOOM only -- RSVP Here
with Tillay and Courtney Kearney PhD
In this hands-on intermediate workshop, attendees will explore possibilities for more advanced data cleaning using a free, open-source tool (OpenRefine). The workshop will also cover basic OpenRefine functionality and the use of Jython scripts and regular expressions. Pre-loading Openrefine prior to the workshop is highly encouraged.

Planning to Archive your Student Organization Materials with Tulane University Archives

Thursday, February 13, 11:00 am, Room 308 -- RSVP Here
with Ann Case & Erin Kinchen-Addicks
This workshop will introduce members of Tulane-recognized student organizations to University Archives and provide information on how to transfer materials to UA. The workshop will cover why archiving student produced material is important, what kinds of materials can be archived, how material should be organized, and what can be done with student organization archival collections through Tulane University Special Collections.

Caulfield’s Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers

Wednesday, February 19, 10:00 am, Room 309 -- RSVP Here
with Michelle Gibeault
What do your emotions have to do with fact-checking? What are some best practices for evaluating information using the web? This workshop introduces Mike Caulfield’s open textbook Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers and provides tips for practicing and improving your own information evaluation skills (before you assist others).

Create a Digital Exhibit

Wednesday, March 4, 10:00 am (1.5 hours), Room 309 -- RSVP Here
with Sean Knowlton and Agnes Czeblakow PhD
The workshop will walk participants through the steps of creating a digital exhibit for personal, community, or classroom use. We’ll start with the initial big idea, create an exhibit in WordPress, and describe digital objects.

Introduction to the New PubMed

Tuesday, March 10, 10:00 am(30 minutes), Room 308 and via ZOOM -- RSVP Here
Tuesday, March 10, 3:00 pm(30 minutes), Room 308 and via ZOOM -- RSVP Here
with Laura Wright and Raquel Horlick
PubMed, the largest database of biomedical research is undergoing a large redesign which will be made live this Fall. In these brief hands-on sessions, we will explore the changes to PubMed such as the search interface, results algorithm, navigation, and more. This session would be useful for either the new or experienced PubMed user.
Participants are encouraged to use their own laptops. Library-laptops will also be available.

Planning a Digital Scholarship Project

Thursday, March 12, 11:00 am (1.5 hours), Room 308 -- RSVP Here
with Jacque Howard PhD (Newcomb College Institute) and Sean Knowlton
Before you choose a tool or determine an approach for your digital scholarship project, there are several considerations to make and questions to answer. This session will connect you with experts who can offer critical guidance and support, as well as provide a checklist approach for each step along the way.
During the first hour we will focus on general considerations for developing a digital scholarship project. The last half hour will allow for one-on-one consultations and discussion.

Creating Poster Presentations

Tuesday, March 17, 10:00 am, Room 308 -- RSVP Here
with Raquel Horlick
This workshop discusses how to prepare a poster in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Sciences.

Writing a Data Management Plan for Grant Proposals

Tuesday, March 17, 10:00 am, Room 309 -- RSVP Here
with Laura Wright
Need to write a data management plan? Join this workshop to learn about DMPTool, an online resource that can help you articulate your data management plan to meet your funder’s requirements. This workshop is open to all researchers and scholars interested in meeting the data management requirements of various federal funding agencies. Step-by-step demonstrations will be given of how to use the DMPTool to ensure your grant proposal addresses federal guidelines. In addition, the workshop will explore some of the other tools and resources offered through Tulane University to facilitate your research data needs.
Participants are encouraged to use their own laptops. Library-laptops will also be available.

Advanced Features of EndNote X9

Thursday, March 19, 11:00 am, Room 308-- RSVP Here
with Amy Corder
This interactive workshop will show participants who are already familiar with EndNote X9 how to get the most out of this powerful citation management tool. Participants will learn how to share references with other researchers, import PDFs, find and change citation styles, and more.

Scholarly Identity and Reputation Management

Thursday, March 19, 1:00 pm, Room 308 and via ZOOM -- RSVP Here
with Raquel Horlick and Courtney Kearney PhD
Take control of your online scholarly presence and reputation. This workshop will focus on how to manage your online professional identity in order to increase your visibility and impact. Attendees will learn about author identifiers, academic networking cites, and ways to efficiently manage their online presence.

CryptoParty: Strengthen Your Digital Privacy Toolkit

Friday, March 20, 2:00 pm (1.5 hours), Room 308 -- RSVP Here
with Michelle Gibeault
It’s easy to find a list of tools to boost your digital privacy; it’s harder to evaluate and choose the right tools for your situation, then install and troubleshoot them. This informal workshop will offer attendees handouts and hands-on assistance with virtual private networks (VPNs), password managers, secure messaging, and anonymous web browsing. Scenarios involving personal devices and border crossing, vulnerable research subjects, online dating and shopping will contextualize these tools.

Archival Research and Digital Productivity Tools

Tuesday, March 24, 11:00 am (1.5 hours), Room 308-- RSVP Here
with Agnes Czeblakow PhD and Sean Knowlton
Learn best practices on conducting archival research with special attention to digital research tools to manage images, digitize text, and create timelines and maps.

Finding Archival and Manuscript Collections Outside of Tulane

Tuesday, March 31, 10:00 am, Room 603-- RSVP Here
with Agnes Czeblakow PhD and Rachel Stein PhD
Workshop introduces participants to locating archival resources locally (non-Tulane), nationally and internationally. The session will be geared towards graduate students preparing for their dissertation work.

 

Organize Your Research Images Using Tropy

Offered on demand throughout the semester.
with Sean Knowlton
Take control of your research photos with Tropy, a tool that shortens the path from finding archival sources to writing about them. Spend more time using your research photos, and less time searching for them. From the creators of Zotero (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media), Tropy is a free and open-source tool for organizing and describing your research photos.
Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops so that they can download and begin managing their own library.
Offered on demand throughout the semester. Schedule a consultation with Sean Knowlton at sean@tulane.edu.

 

Tulane Libraries Facilitators

Ann Case
University Archivist, Tulane University Special Collections

Melissa Chomintra
Scholarly Engagement Librarian for the Social Sciences

Amy Corder
Research Support Librarian at Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences

Agnes Czeblakow PhD
Head of Research Services, Tulane University Special Collections

Michelle Gibeault
Scholarly Engagement Librarian for the Humanities

Elaine Hicks
Research, Education, & Public Health Librarian at Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences

Raquel Horlick
Coordinator for Scholarly Resources, Sciences & Engineering

Courtney Kearney PhD
Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Physical Sciences and Data Management

Erin Kinchen-Addicks
Associate, Tulane University Special Collections

Sean Knowlton
Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Digital Scholarship

Jane Marie Pinzino PhD
Coordinator for Scholarly Resources, Humanities

Rachel Stein PhD
Research and Instruction Librarian, The Latin American Library

Tillay
Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Laura Wright
Research Support Librarian at Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences