The Science Literacy Week theme this year is energy, and we have a high-powered lineup of events. It is our ninth year participating in this Canada-wide initiative, spreading our enthusiasm for science with tours, workshops, drop-ins, and talks.
Welcome to the Schulich Library summer edition of the MyResearch workshop series, restricted to McGill graduate and postdoctoral students. Choose the series that is designed for you, whether you are in health and biological sciences or physical sciences and engineering.
Register for each of the Zoom workshops in this series below.
MyResearch – Research Foundations
Take your research to the next level. Learn about the extensive library services that can support you throughout your research. Identify key resources you will need for your research, and learn advanced search strategies and techniques. Learn how to stay up to date on your topic by creating effective alerts.
Find out how to build your personal database of references using EndNote. Learn how to organize the references in groups, produce bibliographies, attach files to your references, insert bibliographic citations in your papers in your chosen style, and more.
Your article is written – now what? Learn about important issues and trends in scholarly publishing such as Open Access and predatory publishing. Gain practical tips on identifying where you can publish and understand the role of citation analysis tools and metrics (such as impact factor and h-index). Learn about different scholarly profiles and their impact on your presence as a researcher.
Are you a student in CIVE 432, CHEE 360, CHEE 462 or any other course in Engineering where you are writing a technical paper? If so, please join us for a hands-on workshop on Researching and Citing for Your Technical Paper! The sessions will be held on Mon. Sept. 16 from 2:30-4pm and Tues. Sept. 17 from 1-2:30pm in Room 313 of Schulich Library. The same workshop will be offered on both dates. You will learn how to:
Build an effective search strategy
Find journal articles and other sources (such as standards) appropriate for your research topic
Use EndNote to quickly cite your sources and automatically create the bibliography for your paper
McGill Library is offering two fantastic workshops this month, in celebration of Open Access Week. Sure, the workshops are next week, but we’re flexible like that. Mark your calendars and join us for one or both of these informative sessions:
1. Open Access Sources: your key to accessing free and reliable research beyond the university gates Workshop ● Monday, October 29th ● 12:00 -13:30 ● Redpath eClassroom
Are you wondering what will happen after you graduate and you no longer have access to your McGill subscriptions to online research materials? Come to this hands-on workshop and learn how to:
Access reliable research once you’ve graduated from McGill
Find and use a variety of Open Access resources that are available for free online
2. Connecting with reliable, open access health information on the Web Workshop ● Tuesday, October 30th ● 15:00 – 16:30 ● Redpath eClassroom
Do you and your family members have questions about health and wellness? Come to this workshop and learn how to:
Find reliable and free online consumer health information to answer your health and wellness questions
Assess the information and determine if it will be useful to you, your friends and your family
Access a collection of books, available at McGill, written specifically for consumers on health and wellness topics
To learn more about workshops offered by McGill Library, click here.