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UBC Library Research Commons: Maximize your Research Impact

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Consultation Hours

For more personalized assistance, you can request a 1-on-1 consultation with one of our grad student assistants for any of the services listed below: 

Consultations are available ONLY during the following times, for the FALL 2017 term:

Thesis Formatting:

  • Tuesdays 10 am - 11:30 am
  • Tuesdays, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10 am - 11:30 am
  • Wednesdays, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Fridays, 9 am - 1:30 pm


Citation Management:

  • Mondays, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Tuesdays, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Fridays, 12 pm - 1:30 pm


SPSS:

  • Mondays, 11 am - 12 pm
  • Tuesdays, 10 am - 12 pm
  • Wednesdays, 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Wednesdays, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


NVivo:

  • Thursdays, 10am - 1pm

 

GIS:

  • Thursdays, 2pm - 4pm

For assistance with literature and systematic reviews, research data, etc. contact the liaison librarian for your subject.

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Publishing a Journal Article

Learn how to find journals in your discipline, how to choose among them, and how to avoid predatory publishers. You'll leave this 1 hour workshop with a list of credible journals in your area.

This workshop is offered by request only. Please contact Erin Fields to request a workshop.

 

You’ve finally finished your research and now you’re looking to publish. We'll show you what you need to know about copyright to make sure your work has the protections you need.

To see a list of workshops and to register, enter "Copyright for Authors and Creators' into the search box on the Library's instruction calendar.

 

Learn how to use select among tools and services like ORCID, ResearcherID, Academia.edu, and ResearchGate. You'll make it easier for people find you and your research. Discover potential colleagues or collaborators and increase citations to your work.

 This workshop is offered by request only. Please contact Sheryl Adam or Irina Trebec to request a workshop.

Related Guide: Creating & Managing an Academic Profile

This workshop builds on creating an academic profile and expanding your network. It introduces ways to share your research (and publications) with scholars and the wider community. The workshop deals with non-traditional media such as open education resources, and social tools such as Twitter, podcasts and open bibliography.

This workshop is offered by request only. Please contact Erin Fields to request a workshop.

Related Guide: Creating & Managing an Academic Profile

There's more to citation metrics than the Journal Impact Factor!  Many different citation metrics are in use to evaluate the quality of individual articles and books, individual scholars, research teams, and entire institutions. Learn how the most common citation metrics work, how metrics vary by discipline and how to calculate your own or someone else's.

 This workshop is offered by request only. Please contact Dean Giustini or Sheryl Adam.

Related guide: Citation Metrics

 

Under Canada's Tri-Agency Open Access Policy, all journal publications funded by CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC must become freely accessible online within 12 months of publication. Attend a workshop to learn how to make your research comply, including Open Access options, self-archiving, and protecting your copyright when signing publisher agreements.

Registration information here.

 

 

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