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Feel free to attend the following Brown School Library sessions.
The sessions offer hands-on instruction.  No registration is necessary unless
stated in the description.  The sessions are held in the Goldfarb
building (East end of campus) unless noted otherwise.  
Feel free to schedule a one-on-one session if the times below are not
convenient for you.
A list of sessions with calendar icons is available at:
https://wustl.libcal.com/calendar/brownschoollibrary

American FactFinder Census & Social Statistics  (now called data.census.gov)
     Learn how to use American FactFinder for census and social statistics.  Overview of
     the 2010 census and the American Community Survey. Generate a tract map. 
     Produce reports for demographic and social statistics (age, race, education, housing,
     income, etc.).  Use the Community Facts, Guided, and Advanced search modes. 
     No registration needed.
          January by appointment
Canvas Tips for Using Course Reserves
     Learn how to find and use the Brown School course reserves located in
     the Canvas system. 
          Please email the Library Associate for a one-on-one or small group
          appointment. brownlibrary@wustl.edu
Catalog of Library Materials
     Learn how to search the catalog, request WUSTL items, set up a reading
     history, and renew checked out items.  No registration needed.
          January by appointment
Don’t Sign Your Rights Away: Author's Rights
     Hope to publish an article in the future? Learn how to retain your copyrights so you can freely
     use your own work for teaching, scholarly, and professional activities.  Otherwise, you may
     have to pay the publisher in order to use your own work.  Learn about WUSTL's open access
     repository for articles. No registration needed.
          January by appointment
EndNote Citation Manager
     Learn the basic features of EndNote for organizing citations.  Please
     schedule an appointment with Susan Fowler if you would like a one-on-one
     or small group session.  https://wustl.libcal.com/appointments/fowler
Evidence-Based Resources
     Learn about the evidence-based resources.  Covers evidence-based databases, 
     websites, and filters.  These resources should save you some time when doing 
     evidence-based assignments.  No registration needed.
          January by appointment
Finding Similar Phrases
     Learn how to find similar phrases in order to expand your database
     search.  Covers the research guide tab, database thesauri, database
     words, and a thesaurus.  No registration needed.
          January by appointment
GIS Week in November  (Geographic Information Systems)
     Expected November 2020
Library Resources After Graduation
     Learn about the library resources that are available to you after you graduate. 
     No registration needed.
          January by appointment
Medline via PubMed: A Fantastic, Free Health Database
     Learn how to effectively search PubMed for public health, psychological, and
     therapeutic information. Covers MeSH searching, applying limits, using the search
     history, changing the results display, accessing full text, using the evidence-based
     clinical queries, and more.  No registration needed.
          January by appointment
Practical Steps for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility
     There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and
     reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a day-long workshop, led by Ian
     Sullivan from the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps to increase
     the reproducibility of your work.The workshop will be hands-on and is aimed at
     graduate students, postdocs, and faculty across disciplines. No knowledge of
     programming or other specialized tools is required.  In the morning session
     participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent
     practices into their current workflows by creating a reproducible project from start to
     finish.  In the afternoon session participants will build on the knowledge gained in the
     morning session by examine case studies and designing appropriate open workflows
     for each situation.
          January 17,  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Olin Library, Level 1, Room 142.
          Please register: https://library.wustl.edu/data/projects/cos_ws/
Search Strategies for Database Searching    
     Learn about the basic search strategies and use them in a database search in order to
     find relevant articles. Covers Boolean Operators, truncation, phrase searching, field qualification,
     proximity operators, using the search history, and applying limits. No registration needed.  
          January 15,  6:15 - 7:15 p.m., room G359
          January 22,  6:15 - 7:15 p.m., room G359
Social Explorer Census & Social Statistics    
     Learn how to use Social Explorer for census and social statistics.  Generate
     maps.  Overview of the 2010 census and the American Community
     Survey.  Produce statistical reports through the Premade, Keyword, and table features
     (age, race, households, education, income, etc.).  No registration needed.
          January by appointment
Social Welfare/Policy Library Resources    
     Learn about library resources that may help you with your social welfare/policy assignments.
     Covers Congress.gov, ProQuest Congressional, CQ Researcher, PAIS, and more.
     No registration needed.
          January by appointment
Tour the Brown School Library    
     Take a walking tour of the Brown School Library and learn where the resources are located.    
     No registration needed.         
          January by appointment
What You Need to Know: Library 101 in 30 Minutes
     Learn about the library's most important services and resources in 30 minutes.
     Start the semester with helpful information!  No registration needed.
          January by appointment
Zotero Citation Manager
     Learn how to use Zotero to organize citations and create APA bibliographies.
     No registration needed.
          January 29,  6:15 - 7:15 p.m., room G359

Here is the above list in chronological order:
January 15, Search Strategies, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m., room G359
January 17, Practical Steps for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility,
     9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Olin Library, Level 1, Room 142
January 22, Search Strategies, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m., room G359
January 29, Zotero Citation Manager, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m., room G359

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