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Spring into Research 2022: Home

Spring into Research is set for the week of March 21, 2022. Here is the listing of virtual programs including registration links.

Schedule of sessions

All sessions take place online via Zoom. Please register for the session(s) you wish to attend using the individual registration links below.

If you have any questions, please contact Diana Hartle (dhartle@uga.edu).

Monday March 21. 2022

11:00a - 12:00p - Overview of Library Resources and Services. This session will provide an overview of the most popular services and resources available via the library website. Learn how to access ebooks, use the multi-disciplinary Multi-Search, and navigate our resources by subject area. Register

Tuesday March 22, 2022

10:00a - 11:00a - 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 Documents in one of 15,000 different citation styles. Register

11:00a - 12:00p - Using Formulas in Excel. Join our workshop to learn how to use some of the most useful Excel formulas for interpreting your data. Topics include how to count cells with specific content, how to find cells that match a string of text, and how to write if-then statements. Link to presentation

1:00p - 1:30p - Introduction to ScholarWorksUGA. In this session, discover ScholarWorksUGA, a repository for scholarly works produced by the University of Georgia community. Learn why you should submit your work, how you can submit documents like research outputs, datasets, white papers, and open-access articles, and if your work is a good fit for submission. Link to presentation

2:00p - 3:00p - Researching Federal Statutes Using Public Sources. Learn the ins and outs of using public government websites like Congress.gov, GovInfo.gov, and USCode.House.gov to research current and historical statutes. Link to presentation

Wednesday March 23, 2022

11:00a - 12:00p - Introduction to EndNote for PCs. This will be an introduction to EndNote for PCs. Class includes installation troubleshooting, enabling useful Endnote tools, downloading records from databases into your own Endnote library, and using it to format your citations in Word. There will be time for questions and answers. Recommended that you load the program on your computer ahead of time if you wish to follow along. Click here to download for free from the library website. New users requiring set up assistance can contact the speaker at dhartle@uga.edu in advance. Register

11:00a - 12:00p - Introduction to EndNote for Macs. This will be an introduction to EndNote for Macs. Class will highlight popular functions such as: importing references, exporting references, syncing, and inserting citations into Word. Differences between Macs (new M1 chips and before) will be mentioned. There will be time for questions and answers. Recommended that you load the program on your computer ahead of time if you wish to follow along. Click here to download for free from the library website. New users requiring set up assistance can contact the speaker at sriggs@uga.edu in advance. Link to presentation. Link to slides.

2:00p - 3:00p - Using Pivot to Find Research Funding. Introduction to using Pivot to find grant finding and research collaborators at UGA and beyond! Link to presentation

3:00p - 4:00p - Designing a Research Poster. A good research poster isn't a research article on a 4‚Äč'x3' piece of paper.  Learn design tips and tools to make your poster look professional and how to communicate through graphic elements such as maps, charts, and tables.  No artistic skill or knowledge of specialized software required! Register

Thursday March 24, 2022

11:00a - 12:00p - Making Pivot Tables in Excel. Do you know how to enter data into Excel, but have trouble organizing it to create tables and graphs? Learn how to use Excel's Pivot Table function, which allows you to quickly summarize your results and easily break them down into categories. Link to presentation

3:00p - 4:00p - Gather Citations Smarter, Not Harder: Setting up Search Alerts and Saved Searches. Automate the gathering of newly published research for long term projects. Search alerts and saved searches are a great time saving tool. Webinar will demonstrate how to use these resources in major databases. Register

Friday March 25, 2022

11:00a - 12:00p - Intro to Basic LaTeX Formatting. LaTeX provides a way to typeset documents in beautiful, clean ways. It can be used to create CVs, format journals, or input mathematics and tables of contents into documents. We will show you how to find LaTeX templates, input text, and handle common problems. To save time, create an Overleaf account before the workshop. Register