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Research & Technology Workshops

Spring 2021 

February 12, 2021

  • Title of Workshop: Telling Your Story with ArcGIS Storymaps
  • Presenters: Bill Winston
  • Information about Workshop: This video was recorded during an online workshop on using the ArcGIS Storymaps platform to create a Storymap. The session was held as part of the Washington Univeristy Olin Library's Research and technology Workshop series; fall 2020.
  • RECORDING: Telling Your Story with ArcGIS Storymaps

February 22, 2021 - 12:00 pm

  • Title of Workshop: Zotero: Find It, Save It, Cite It
  • Presenters: Kris Helbling
  • Information about Workshop: This workshop will cover how to use Zotero to gather references, organize references, and generate formatted citations.
  • RECORDING: Zotero: Find It, Save It, Cite It

February 22, 2021 - 2:00 pm

  • Title of Workshop: Zotero Simplified - Two Choices
  • Presenters: Kris Helbling
  • Information about Workshop: This workshop will highlight the features and strengths of two “Zotero Lite” options: ZoteroBib and the Zotero Web Library.
  • RECORDING: Zotero Simplified - Two Choices

February 23, 2021 - 12:00 pm

  • Title of Workshop: A Picture Says 1,000 Words: Exploring Visual Collections
  • Presenters: Jennifer Akins and Andrea Degener
  • Information about Workshop: This workshop will be an introduction to using visual collections for research. We will review methods and tools for using both physical and digital collections available through the University Libraries’ databases.
  • RECORDING: A Picture Says 1,000 Words: Exploring Visual Collections

February 23, 2021

  • Title of Workshop: Knowledge is Power: Fighting Misinformation, Disinformation, and Junk News
  • Presenters: Melissa Vetter
  • Information about Workshop: Discover terminology that can help us be more precise in talking about "fake news" - Learn to spot unreliable news and control the spread - Understand the role that bias plays in media manipulation - Locate reputable news media sources available at WashU. Accompanying guide
  • RECORDING: Knowledge is Power: Fighting Misinformation, Disinformation, and Junk News

February 24, 2021 - 12:00 pm

  • Title of Workshop: Data is Lit
  • Presenters: Jennifer Moore and Dorris Scott
  • Information about Workshop: This workshop will give an overview of data literacy, which is the ability to find, evaluate, understand, analyze and make or assess arguments with data.

February 25, 2021 - 12:00 pm

  • Title of Workshop: Doing Data Management
  • Presenters: Jennifer Moore and Dorris Scott
  • Information about Workshop: This workshop will focus on best practices, resources, and practical tools for data management throughout the research lifecycle.

February 25, 2021 - 2:00 pm

  • Title of Workshop: Newspapers and eJournal Articles: Never Pay $39.95 Again
  • Presenters: Kris Helbling
  • Information about Workshop: Through our extensive collection of e-journal and online newspaper subscriptions, this workshop will cover how to avoid the “paywall” barriers of many publications.

February 26, 2021 - 12:00 pm

  • Title of Workshop: Sharing your Data
  • Presenters: Jennifer Moore and Dorris Scott
  • Information about Workshop: This workshop will focus on sharing your data for long-term access and reuse based on the principles of FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data.

March 16, 2021

  • Title of Workshop: Accessing Affordable Course Materials During Covid-19
  • Presenters: Cheryl Holland
  • Information about Workshop: This session is designed to help students find textbooks, course books and other course materials using the Libraries online catalogs and databases. Topics covered will include: eBooks, electronic reserves/Ares, borrowing books through curbside pickup, and scanning book chapters.
  • RECORDING: Accessing Affordable Course Materials During Covid-19