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Libraries offering Research Commons workshops this month

Library Research Skills Workshop

WVU Libraries Research Services are offering several workshops in April. These sessions aim to help participants enhance their abilities in citation management, research strategies, data analysis and management, scholarship and publishing, classroom resources, and discipline/subject-specific resources.

Workshops are free and available to registered WVU students, faculty and staff.

Learn how to submit your thesis or dissertation in the WVU Research Repository

In this online workshop, WVU librarians will explain the ETD formatting requirements, walk you through the submission process and answer all of your questions to help make your submission stress-free.

This workshop will be offered twice.

Register for the 10-11 a.m. workshop Wednesday (April 3).

Register for the 1-2 p.m. workshop Monday, April 8.

Data Cleaning and Analysis with R and RStudio 

Participants in this workshop will learn data cleaning concepts and functions using Base R and the open-source package Tidyverse. The workshop will also include basic data analysis functions built-in to the software. 

Register for this 3:30-5 p.m. workshop Wednesday (April 3). 

Getting the Most Out of Google Scholar

Google Scholar offers several powerful features that scholars may not be familiar with. This workshop will introduce key differences between searching in Google Scholar and library databases, techniques for increasing your access to full-text materials, and other more sophisticated features to improve your search results.

Register for this 5-6 p.m. workshop Thursday (April 4).

Copyright and your thesis or dissertation 

What do you need to know about copyright for your thesis or dissertation? Are you reusing published works, even those that you are the author of in your thesis or dissertation?

Join us for a workshop specifically about copyright and graduate student work. We'll cover copyright issues specific to theses and dissertations, including your rights as a user of others’ work, the permissions you need to gain, and your own rights over your ETD.

This workshop will include a 40-minute lecture followed by 20 minutes to answer questions.

Register for this 2-3 p.m. workshop Wednesday, April 8.

Data Visualization and Presentation with R and RStudio

Participants in this workshop will learn how to visualize data using the open-source package ggplot2 and how to present analysis and findings with the open-source package RMarkdown.

Register for this 3:30-5 p.m. workshop Wednesday, April 10.

Getting Started with Tableau

Tableau is a data visualization software that offers several models. In this workshop, participants will learn which version best suits their individual needs and will learn how to get started with the basics of creating data visualizations. We will walk through basic features of Tableau which will get the user started on their way to creating data visualizations of their own. Participants do not need to have a current license to Tableau to attend this event.

Register for this 1-2 p.m. workshop Monday, April 15.

Stay tuned for MOUNTAINEER E-News announcements promoting upcoming workshops or visit the Libraries’ workshop page for more information.