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UBC Library Research Commons: Thesis/Dissertation Essentials

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.

Click on a Workshop Title to Learn More

For information on Systematic Reviews - a particular type of literature review used primarily in health sciences and expanding to other disciplines - please register for the Systematic Reviews workshop.

This 2 hour workshop shows you how to find the material you will read for your literature review. You'll learn how to select and search appropriate databases and how to keep track of your searches. There will be time for practice searching and individual questions.

Click on a date below to see a full description and to register.

**There are no upcoming workshops scheduled. 

 

This workshop is for students and other researchers working on Systematic Reviews - a specific type of literature review. 

This workshop will provide an introduction to the process of framing your search question with a tool like PICO or SPICE, and the process for  locating relevant studies and recording the methodology, as required by PRISMA 

Click on a date below to see a full description and to register.

**There are no upcoming workshops scheduled. 

 

Related Guide: Systematic Reviews Search Methodology

Recommended Citation Management Tool for Systematic Reviews: Refworks or Endnote

 

 

 

In this two hour introductory workshop you'll learn how to use Mendeley to  import and organize your research citations and format your bibliographies in the citation style of your choice. You'll leave the workshops with a basic database of research citations and the skills to build on it.

 

Visit our Mendeley page for workshop materials, handouts and guides.

Already an experienced Mendeley user but need some extra help? Book a one-on-one consultation.
 

Check out the full schedule of our upcoming workshops at the link below:

Upcoming Citation Management Workshops <-- Register here

 

In this two hour introductory workshop you'll learn how to use Mendeley to  import and organize your research citations and format your bibliographies in the citation style of your choice. You'll leave the workshops with a basic database of research citations and the skills to build on it.

 

Visit our RefWorks page for workshop materials, handouts and guides.

Already an experienced RefWorkds user but need some extra help? Book a one-on-one consultation.

 

Check out the full schedule of our upcoming workshops at the link below:

Upcoming Citation Management Workshops <-- Register here

 

In this two hour introductory workshop you'll learn how to use Mendeley to  import and organize your research citations and format your bibliographies in the citation style of your choice. You'll leave the workshops with a basic database of research citations and the skills to build on it.

 

Visit our Zotero page for workshop materials, handouts and guides.

Already an experienced Zotero user but need some extra help? Book a one-on-one consultation.

 

Check out the full schedule of our upcoming workshops at the link below:

Upcoming Citation Management Workshops <-- Register here

 

 

Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies? Would you like to know more about how to use the formatting features in Microsoft Word? This two hour workshop will help you with your questions about the nuts and bolts of formatting: page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more!

Check out the full schedule of our upcoming workshops at the link below:

Upcoming Thesis Formatting Workshops 

Visit our Thesis Formatting page for handouts and guides, including a thesis formatting template.

Already working on your thesis?  Running into trouble with the formatting? Book a one-on-one consultation.

We highly recommend a related, complementary, workshop: Submitting Your Thesis, presented by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Check the G+PS Events Calendar for dates and times.

 

 

(Presented by the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication)

Experience shows that it is easier (and more pleasant) to get your thesis written when you do two things:

  1. Write regularly
  2. Are part of a writing group or community

Our peer-facilitated writing community gives you the opportunity to do both; Monday meetings with a Peer Writing Consultant from the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication give you a chance to work out writing goals for the week, ask questions, share best practices, and connect with your peers. Throughout the week, engage in a facilitated online space that allows you to ask questions, keep each other accountable, and share your work for feedback if you wish. The goal of this community is to offer support, engagement with your peers in other programs, and extra accountability to keep you writing until your thesis is done.

Check out the full schedule of upcoming Writing Community sessions, and click to register, below. We encourage you to attend as many of the sessions as possible.

Upcoming Writing Community sessions

How are we doing? Let us know!

Did you attend one of our workshops or have a one-on-one consultation with a member of our team? We'd love to get your feedback!