Western Libraries hosts Research Skills Workshops that offer an introduction to many of the research services and supports offered at the library. Most workshops are held on Zoom; more information provided on the event pages (linked below). Follow the links to register!
- June 1 (10am-11:30): Telling Stories with Maps: an Introduction to StoryMaps
- Story Maps are a great way to combine your maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content to create compelling, user-friendly web apps. In this workshop, you’ll follow along with a demonstration of building a Story Map from the planning stage to the publishing stage. Story Maps are a great way to feature your research project and share data, project descriptions, photos, videos, audio, and maps in an interactive and digital platform and can be embedded on department web-pages or shared as stand-alone URLs. Examples of Story Maps.
- June 8 (1pm-2:30): Finding and Evaluating Scholarly Sources
- June 13 (1pm-2:00): Leveraging Covidence: Learning to Use Systematic Review Software
- Jun 22 (1pm-2:30): Organizing Research with Reference Management Tools
- June 27 (1pm-2:30): Telling Stories with maps: an Introduction to StoryMaps* (in-person)
- June 28 (10am-11:30): Creating Explorable, Interactive, Data Dashboards
- Learn how to turn static spreadsheets and datasets into interactive data dashboards. These data visualization tools can be used to highlight research in an explorable web-based platform. This workshop will walk through how to create a dashboard using research data from the Northern Tornadoes Project. Participants will be introduced to the ArcGIS Online platform, and the Dashboards application. Examples of Dashboards.
- June 29 (1pm-2:30): Diversifying Citations (and Perspectives)
- July 7 (1pm-2:30): Creating Explorable, Interactive, Data Dashboards* (in-person)