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Fall into Research 2023: Home

All sessions will be via Zoom except for the AI session on Tuesday @ 3p which will be at the McBay Science Library. Please register using the links below.

Check out our YouTube channel for past recordings of sessions!

Monday September 25

10a-11a. EndNote Basics for PCs. Need help managing your citations for your scholarly publications? EndNote can be the solution to all your citation formatting woes! In this session, learn what EndNote is, how to build your library of citations, syncing your library to the cloud, and how EndNote interfaces with Word to create in-text citations and bibliographic entries. Designed for novice users of EndNote. REGISTER

3p-4p. Going Open Access @ UGA. Are you curious about the Open Access movement? Is open publishing now required by your funding agency? Join us for a workshop on Open Access and learn about why and how to make your research open to all, and the resources available to support you at UGA. REGISTER

Tuesday September 26

10a-11a. EndNote Special Options. Learn about EndNote options you may not be utilizing. Find out how EndNote works with Google Docs. Take a look at EndNote Click and see how it can work with EndNote and other citation managers. Pick up some tips for Mac users. There will be a question-and-answer time at the end. REGISTER

11a-noon. Cut the Clicks: Using Plugins to Access Full Text. Frustrated by article paywalls and extra search steps? Want to get quick, direct access to full-text without using the library website? Browser plugins like LibKey Nomad and Endnote Click are here for you! REGISTER

2p-3p. Introduction to Python for Text Analysis. This workshop will introduce the basics of text analysis and processing with Python, including different Python libraries and their utilities. All levels are welcome. REGISTER

3p-4p. Research Journeys Using ChatGPT. ChatGPT is like a compulsive liar; sometimes it simply has to lie to satisfy its directive. In the academic realm this can result in ChatGPT entirely inventing imaginary publications out of whole cloth, disguising them with impeccably formatted citations. From college undergrads to courtroom lawyers, this tendency of AI to invent citations has already landed many users in hot water. In this session, learn from a variety of library professionals about their research journeys using ChatGPT and their process to verify citations generated by ChatGPT in areas of history, science, and contemporary news. In person @ the McBay Science Library

Wednesday September 27

10a-11a. Introduction to RefWorks. Learn how to use RefWorks, an incredibly helpful citation management software for researchers and writers provided by the UGA Libraries. RefWorks allows you to save citations from databases, organize them, attach PDFs, and then format and insert the citations into Word or Google Docs in one of 15,000 different citation styles. REGISTER

3p-4p. Create a Simple Map with Latitude/Longitude Data. Need to create a map of locations for your poster, paper, or project and all you have are latitude and longitude for each point? This workshop will help you to turn your data into a simple map. No experience necessary. Want to follow along? Download and install the Long Term Release (LTR) version of QGIS before the workshop Data Link: Lat/Long. REGISTER

Thursday September 28

10a-11a. Introduction to Legal Sources.  Learn the ins and outs of using public government websites like,, and to research legal sources. REGISTER

11a-noon. Grant Funding with Pivot. Use Pivot to find grants and other funding opportunities through local, state, federal, non-profit, and corporate sponsors. Based on your research profile, set up funding alerts and find potential collaborators at UGA and beyond. REGISTER

1:30p-2:30p. Introduction to the Command Line. This short workshop will serve as a gentle introduction to the Unix/Linux command line with a special focus on how it can be used to search and manipulate text. Attendees will be well-equipped to begin exploring how Unix/Linux tools might be useful for their own research in the humanities and beyond. REGISTER

3p-4p. Introduction to R for Data Science. Join us to learn how to upload, wrangle, and analyze data in R. No experience necessary. REGISTER

Friday September 29

3p-4p. Create a simple Map from Aggregated Data (like the census, or other data at the county/state/country level). Do you have data that is based on an area; like by city, county, state, or country? This workshop will help you join your data to the geometry of your area(s) so you can map them. No experience necessary (not even the previous workshop). Want to follow along? Download and install the Long Term Release (LTR) version of QGIS before the workshop Data Link: Aggregated Data. REGISTER