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  Events
  Library Classes
  Data Classes
  Multimedia Classes
  Software Classes
  Multiple Events
Wed - May 23
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - May 25
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Wed - May 30
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management
Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Thu - May 31
9:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Tue - Jun 5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jun 6
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)
This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now
Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series
Wed - Jun 6
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Citation Searching: Using Articles You Know to Find Ones You Don't
Have you ever found a great article and wondered if someone else has used it in their research?  Citation searching is the tool you need.  It allows you to find articles that reference (or cite) a specific article.  This can be a very useful tool, especially if regular searching isn’t finding all you need.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211, Email: william.baer@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Jun 7
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Using Presentation Creation Software (Powerpoint/Prezi)

Graduate students are often called on to present their research. In this class, we cover the basics of creating visuals to accompany an oral presentation. This class will help you outline and plan your visuals. We will explore different software packages that could help you in creating a presentation, such as Powerpoint and Prezi.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Jun 11
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Tue - Jun 12
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jun 13
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver CS5

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

Set up a website and create multiple linked webpagesModifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc.Formatting text with html and basic CSS stylesAdding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rolloversCreating tablesAdding internal and external hyperlinksAdding video and audio filesUploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jun 13
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Where to Get Your Article Published

This session covers finding journals in your research area, determining how to select the best one to submit your article to, and how to find that journal's author guidelines.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Jun 26
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jun 27
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Data Visualization: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types and the best way to visually represent those types. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Jun 29
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management
Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Tue - Jul 10
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)
This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now
Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series
Wed - Jul 11
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Jul 12
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Mon - Jul 16
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  FASET Registration
The Library will be busy this afternoon! The West Commons computer cluster will be closed for FASET registration but Library Service Desk will remain open.
Tue - Jul 17
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Finding Data

Finding data is becoming an essential research skill.  This workshop will introduce the basics in finding data in your academic discipline.  Sources covered include the LexisNexis Statistical databases, science and engineering databases, government agencies, and intergovernmental (IGO) and nongovernmental (NGO) agencies.  Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/finddata.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Jul 17
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Photoshop CS5 : Session I

Photoshop Basics Session I:

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite.
The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators,and regular people like you. Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines,and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop. In this workshop we experiment with various photoshop tools and will cover things such as : Liquify, blending images using layer mask, examples of portrait retouching and adjusting image brightness/contrast.

Please Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Wed - Jul 18
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Using Presentation Creation Software (Powerpoint/Prezi)

Graduate students are often called on to present their research. In this class, we cover the basics of creating visuals to accompany an oral presentation. This class will help you outline and plan your visuals. We will explore different software packages that could help you in creating a presentation, such as Powerpoint and Prezi.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jul 18
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jul 18
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  InDesign CS5

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will create a basic poster and familiarize you with the interface. Additionally, the instructor will provide InDesign templates for the students to take with them and practice.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Thu - Jul 19
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Jul 19
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management
Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Fri - Jul 20
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  FASET Registration
The Library will be busy this afternoon! The West Commons computer cluster will be closed for FASET registration but Library Service Desk will remain open.
Mon - Jul 23
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  FASET Registration
The Library will be busy this afternoon! The West Commons computer cluster will be closed for FASET registration but Library Service Desk will remain open.
Mon - Jul 23
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Intro to Dreamweaver CS5

This beginning workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. Working with Text, links ,images and background layouts are some of the basics covered.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Tue - Jul 24
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Adobe Illustrator CS5 : Session I

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing tool, commonly used by graphic designers. In this beginning workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce to handy features within the package, as we create a basic logo / label. Exercises may include things like: typing on a path, extrude and bevel, working with text, blending, scaling, adjusting gradients and experimenting with the new shape builder tool. Illustrator is a must have in your arsenal of software for professional looking results.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Wed - Jul 25
1:20 PM - 3:20 PM
  Student Views on TSPLOST
Two classes will present their work on Atlanta transportation. Students in Lauren Curtright's ENGL 1101 will present on the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) on which Georgia residents will vote on July 31, 2012. The students in Doris Bremm's ENGL 1101 (on Public Art) will present on their service-learning projects with Living Walls and Art on the BeltLine.
Thu - Jul 26
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Intro to Dreamweaver CS5

This beginning workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. Working with Text, links ,images and background layouts are some of the basics covered.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Tue - Jul 31
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Data Visualization: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types and the best way to visually represent those types. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Aug 6
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  FASET Registration
The Library will be busy this afternoon! The West Commons computer cluster will be closed for FASET registration but Library Service Desk will remain open.
Thu - Aug 9
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  OIE Check In

The West Commons computer cluster is closed today to accomodate the Office of International Education's student check in process.

Fri - Aug 10
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  OIE Check In

The West Commons computer cluster is closed today to accomodate the Office of International Education's student check in process.

Mon - Aug 13
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  OIE Check In

The West Commons computer cluster is closed today to accomodate the Office of International Education's student check in process.

Mon - Aug 13
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  FASET Registration
The Library will be busy this afternoon! The West Commons computer cluster will be closed for FASET registration but Library Service Desk will remain open.
Tue - Aug 14
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  OIE Check In

The West Commons computer cluster is closed today to accomodate the Office of International Education's student check in process.

Tue - Aug 14
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  FASET Registration
The Library will be busy this afternoon! The West Commons computer cluster will be closed for FASET registration but Library Service Desk will remain open.
Wed - Aug 15
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  OIE Check In

The West Commons computer cluster is closed today to accomodate the Office of International Education's student check in process.

Thu - Aug 16
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  OIE Check In

The West Commons computer cluster is closed today to accomodate the Office of International Education's student check in process.

Thu - Aug 16
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  FASET Registration
The Library will be busy this afternoon! The West Commons computer cluster will be closed for FASET registration but Library Service Desk will remain open.
Fri - Aug 17
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  OIE Check In

The West Commons computer cluster is closed today to accomodate the Office of International Education's student check in process.

Fri - Aug 31
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Sep 4
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  MATLAB: Data Analysis and Visualization for Scientists and Engineers

This workshop will introduce MATLAB's interactive tools and command-line functions. Special emphasis will be placed on MATLAB's data analysis and visualization capabilities. While everyone is welcome to join us for this hands-on training, examples will focus on engineering and scientific data.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Sep 4
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Crash Course Dreamweaver CS5

This beginning workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. Working with Text, links, images and background layouts are some of the basics covered.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Wed - Sep 5
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Sep 7
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Fri - Sep 7
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  InDesign CS5- Overview

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will familiarize you with the interface while going over some of the basic tools necessary to create a poster or brochure. Topics may include working with text, text wrap on images, document setup, alignment, and importing images and text. The instructor will provide students with templates for practice outside of class.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

 

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Tue - Sep 11
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.


Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Sep 13
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Data Visualization: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types, the best way to visually represent those types, and discuss best practices. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Sep 13
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  Company Information

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company.  We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Featured databases: Morningstar; Mergent Online; Hoover’s Company Profiles; Reference USA, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Fri - Sep 14
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Sep 14
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Photoshop CS5: Session I

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators,and regular people like you. Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines,and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop. In this workshop we experiment with various photoshop tools and will cover things such as: Liquify, blending images using layer mask, examples of portrait retouching and adjusting image brightness/contrast.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Mon - Sep 17
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX Training Sessions for Science & Engineering

Have you ever asked: “Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?” Then this class is for you!
LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. The LaTeX Training sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies.  

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz  (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Mon - Sep 17
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. Featured databases: ABI/Inform Complete; Business Source Complete; Business Abstracts with Full-Text; LexisNexis Academic; Mergent Online; Factiva; Passport GMID (new database); Reference USA and Viewswire.

Tue - Sep 18
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Sep 18
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. Featured databases: ABI/Inform Complete; Business Source Complete; Business Abstracts with Full-Text; LexisNexis Academic; Mergent Online; Factiva; Passport GMID (new database); Reference USA and Viewswire.

Wed - Sep 19
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Citation Searching: Using Articles You Know to Find Ones You Don't

Have you ever found a great article and wondered if someone else has used it in their research? Citation searching is the tool you need. It allows you to find articles that reference (or cite) a specific article. This can be a very useful tool, especially if regular searching isn’t finding all you need.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Sep 19
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver CS5

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

  • Setting up a website and create multiple linked webpages
  • Modifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc.
  • Formatting text with html and basic CSS styles
  • Adding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rollovers
  • Creating tables
  • Adding internal and external hyperlinks Adding video and audio files Uploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Sep 20
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Sep 20
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Crash Course Dreamweaver CS5

This beginning workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML/CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. Working with Text, links ,images and background layouts are some of the basics covered.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Fri - Sep 21
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  Company Information

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company.  We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Featured databases: MorningstarMergent OnlineHoover’s Company ProfilesReference USA, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Tue - Sep 25
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Productivity Tools for Graduate Students

Graduate students and researchers are bombarded every day with an overwhelming collection of information that they need to be able to synthesize and retrieve on demand. This class will introduce tools to improve the planning, organizing, leading, and managing of information. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/getresearchdone.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Sep 25
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
  Company Information

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company.  We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Featured databases: MorningstarMergent OnlineHoover’s Company ProfilesReference USA, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Tue - Sep 25
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Wed - Sep 26
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. Featured databases: ABI/Inform Complete; Business Source Complete; Business Abstracts with Full-Text; LexisNexis Academic; Mergent Online; Factiva; Passport GMID (new database); Reference USA and Viewswire.

Thu - Sep 27
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Finding Data

Finding data is becoming an essential research skill. This workshop will introduce the basics in finding data in your academic discipline. Sources covered include the LexisNexis Statistical databases, science and engineering databases, government agencies, and intergovernmental (IGO) and nongovernmental (NGO) agencies. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/finddata.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Sep 27
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Blended Research @ the Library: "Humanizing Machines: Robotics at Georgia Tech"

Humanizing Machines: Robotics at Georgia Tech

While we may not live in the robot-mediated world envisioned by previous generations, robots have replaced humans in many situations where size is a limiting factor and where extremely repetitive or dangerous tasks must be performed. Join us and find out what researchers at Georgia Tech are learning about moral reasoning and emotions in robots and how this relates to the ethical behavior of robots in war; collaborative exploration, mapping, and sensing by micro autonomous systems in terrestrial and aerial environments and how this can help first responders; and robot agility on complex terrestrial substrates and how this can lead to more effective search and rescue missions.

Humanizing Machines: Robotics at Georgia Tech is the seventh panel in the Blended Research @ the Library series organized by the Faculty Engagement Department of the Georgia Tech Library.

Blended Research @ the Library is a panel discussion series focusing on multidisciplinary research. At each session faculty and graduate students from various departments present research in an area that crosses over several disciplines.

Information about previous panels can be found here.

Fri - Sep 28
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Using Presentation Creation Software (Powerpoint/Prezi)

In this class, we cover the basics of creating visuals to accompany an oral presentation. We will explore different software packages, such as PowerPoint and Prezi. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/powerpoint-prezi

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Oct 2
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Adobe Illustrator CS5 : Session I

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing tool, commonly used by graphic designers. In this beginning workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce to handy features within the package, as we create a basic logo / label. Exercises may include things like: typing on a path, extrude and bevel, working with text, blending, scaling, adjusting gradients, live trace and experimenting with the new shape builder tool. Illustrator is a must have in your arsenal of software for professional looking results.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Wed - Oct 3
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 3
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Where to Get Your Article Published

This session covers finding journals in your research area, determining how to select the best one to submit your article to, and how to find that journal's author guidelines.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Oct 8
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Basic Web Page Design: WordPress

This hands-on class will cover the basics of launching a WordPress site. The WordPress Dashboard will be introduced as well as using themes, plug-ins and widgets.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Oct 8
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  InDesign CS5- Overview

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will familiarize you with the interface while going over some of the basic tools necessary to create a poster or brochure. Topics may include working with text, text wrap on images, document setup, alignment, and importing images and text . The instructor will provide students with templates for practice outside of class.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Tue - Oct 9
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. Featured databases: ABI/Inform Complete; Business Source Complete; Business Abstracts with Full-Text; LexisNexis Academic; Mergent Online; Factiva; Passport GMID (new database); Reference USA and Viewswire.

Tue - Oct 9
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 10
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
  Company Information

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company.  We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Featured databases: MorningstarMergent OnlineHoover’s Company ProfilesReference USA, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Wed - Oct 10
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Thu - Oct 11
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Oct 16
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 17
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Productivity Tools for Graduate Students

Graduate students and researchers are bombarded every day with an overwhelming collection of information that they need to be able to synthesize and retrieve on demand. This class will introduce tools to improve the planning, organizing, leading, and managing of information. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/getresearchdone.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 17
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Data Visualization: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types, the best way to visually represent those types, and discuss best practices. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Oct 18
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Crash Course Dreamweaver CS5

This beginning workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML/CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. Working with Text, links, images and background layouts are some of the basics covered.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Thu - Oct 18
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Manipulating Cells: Innovative Research at Georgia Tech

 

Current research at Georgia Tech involving the manipulation of cells and cellular components may hold the key to several notable advances. These innovations in protein engineering, neuroscience, and gene targeting and gene therapy increase the potential for research, industrial and medical applications.

Join us to find out how Georgia Tech researchers are:
• engineering nuclear hormone receptors to control the expression of genes in response to small molecule hormones,
• characterizing the molecular mechanisms involved in the repair of broken DNA to develop more effective and safe technologies of genome modification, and
• Investigating how neural groups encode information from the outside world and neural circuits balance plasticity and stability.

This session will feature the following panelists:
• Dr. Donald Doyle – Associate Professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
• Jonathan Newman – PhD Candidate; Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
• Dr. Francesca Storici – Assistant Professor, School of Biology

Manipulating Cells: Innovative Research at Georgia Tech is the eighth panel in the Blended Research @ the Library series organized by the Faculty Engagement Department of the Georgia Tech Library. Blended Research @ the Library is a panel discussion series focusing on multidisciplinary research. At each session faculty and graduate students from various departments present research in an area that crosses over several disciplines.

For more information, see http://libguides.gatech.edu/cells

Mon - Oct 22
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Google Sketch Up: Intro

SketchUp is a 3d modeling program developed by Google and designed for use by a wide spectrum of disciplines, from engineers to filmmakers & game developers. Come explore some of the many uses of this powerful tool, in this beginning level workshop.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Tue - Oct 23
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Oct 23
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Open Access Week 2012 - "Open Notebook Science: Transparency in Research"

For additional information: Open Access Week 2012

Date: October 23, 2012
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Klaus Advanced Computing Building, 1116 Seminar Room

This event is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited, so arrive early.

Jean-Claude Bradley

“... there is a URL to a laboratory notebook that is freely available and indexed on common search engines. It does not necessarily have to look like a paper notebook but it is essential that all of the information available to the researchers to make their conclusions is equally available to the rest of the world.”
  - Jean-Claude Bradley

ABSTRACT: This presentation will outline strategies for collecting, processing, and disseminating chemical information as Open Data. Bradley will discuss melting point and solubility datasets and models. In his talk, Bradley will show how Open Notebook Science can be used to maintain full provenance information between the original lab notebook pages and associated raw data up to the point of use. Specifically he will explain in detail the use of web services, allowing for data access and querying through a browser interface or Google Spreadsheets using Google App Scripts.

Tue - Oct 23
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. Featured databases: ABI/Inform Complete; Business Source Complete; Business Abstracts with Full-Text; LexisNexis Academic; Mergent Online; Factiva; Passport GMID (new database); Reference USA and Viewswire.

Wed - Oct 24
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Photoshop CS5: Session I

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators,and regular people like you. Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines,and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop. In this workshop we experiment with various photoshop tools and will cover things such as: Liquify, blending images using layer mask, examples of portrait retouching and adjusting image brightness/contrast.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Thu - Oct 25
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Citation Searching: Using Articles You Know to Find Ones You Don't

Have you ever found a great article and wondered if someone else has used it in their research? Citation searching is the tool you need. It allows you to find articles that reference (or cite) a specific article. This can be a very useful tool, especially if regular searching isn’t finding all you need.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Oct 26
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Using Presentation Creation Software (Powerpoint/Prezi)

In this class, we cover the basics of creating visuals to accompany an oral presentation. We will explore different software packages, such as PowerPoint and Prezi. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/powerpoint-prezi

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Oct 26
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. Featured databases: ABI/Inform Complete; Business Source Complete; Business Abstracts with Full-Text; LexisNexis Academic; Mergent Online; Factiva; Passport GMID (new database); Reference USA and Viewswire.

Fri - Oct 26
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver CS5

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

  • Setting up a website and create multiple linked webpages
  • Modifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc
  • Formatting text with html and basic CSS styles
  • Adding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rollovers
  • Creating tables Adding internal and external hyperlinks
  • Adding video and audio files
  • Uploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.


Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Oct 26
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  LaTeX Training Sessions for Science & Engineering

Have you ever asked: “Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?” Then this class is for you!

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. The LaTeX Training sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies.  

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz  (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Tue - Oct 30
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 31
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Nov 2
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  LaTeX Training Sessions for Science & Engineering

Have you ever asked: “Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?” Then this class is for you!
LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. The LaTeX Training sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies.  

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz  (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: if you need additional information.

Mon - Nov 5
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.


Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Mon - Nov 5
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Data Management Planning

Applying for a grant through NIH or NSF? This class will discuss how to write a data management plan (DMP) that can be included with a grant proposal. In addition to covering the various components of a DMP and the best practices for each section, the class will also include instruction on how to use the DMPTool, a web application built to help researchers construct a DMP that could be submitted to a variety of funding agencies.

 

Contact: Lizzy Rolando - lizzy.rolando@library.gatech.edu - 404.385.3706

Tue - Nov 6
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Where to Get Your Article Published

This session covers finding journals in your research area, determining how to select the best one to submit your article to, and how to find that journal's author guidelines.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Nov 8
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  English 1102 Service Learning Jumpstart presentations

Sponsoring Organization: Literature, Media, and Culture (LMC)
Purpose: To showcase the projects the students have been working on as part of their service-learning projects for Jumpstart.
Description: Presentations to Jumpstart representatives and to campus members about projects that will support the work that Jumpstart does in pre-school classrooms.

Fri - Nov 9
12:50 PM - 3:00 PM
  The Future of Art

Students in ENGL 1102 will participate in speeches and debates about Art in Paris during a role-playing unit.

Tue - Nov 13
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Nov 14
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  Art in Paris: Traditionalism vs. Modernism

Wed - Nov 14
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Nov 14
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX Training Sessions for Science & Engineering

Have you ever asked: “Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?” Then this class is for you!
LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. The LaTeX Training sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies.  

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz  (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Thu - Nov 15
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Italian Film Studies, Film Screening

International Education Week (November 12 - 16, 2012) is a joint initiative of the US Dept. of State and Dept. of Education.  The Governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal, has also recognized the International Education Week in the state of Georgia through an official proclamation! Throughout the week, Georgia Tech has planned events to highlight the growing importance of international education and exchange from both inbound (international students in the US) and outbound (study abroad) perspectives.  Join us for this film screening of student-made videos from the Italian Film Studies 2012 summer study abroad program.

Thu - Nov 15
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Photoshop CS5: Session II

Attended the first photoshop session and looking for more tips....? This session picks up where the first session left off and introduces you to more creative tools in Adobe Photoshop. Detailed class topics to be announced at a later date.

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators,and regular people like you. Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines,and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information

Fri - Nov 16
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: WordPress

This hands-on class will cover the basics of launching a WordPress site. The WordPress Dashboard will be introduced as well as using themes, plug-ins and widgets.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Nov 16
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Data Visualization: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types, the best way to visually represent those types, and discuss best practices. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Nov 27
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Adobe Illustrator CS5: Session II

Attended the first illustrator session and looking for more tips....? This session picks up where the first session left off and introduces you to more creative tools in Adobe Illustrator. Detailed class topics to be announced at a later date.

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing tool, commonly used by graphic designers. In this beginning workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce to handy features within the package.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Wed - Nov 28
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  MATLAB: Data Analysis and Visualization for Scientists and Engineers

This workshop will introduce MATLAB's interactive tools and command-line functions. Special emphasis will be placed on MATLAB's data analysis and visualization capabilities. While everyone is welcome to join us for this hands-on training, examples will focus on engineering and scientific data.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Nov 28
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Open Source Alternatives: Joomla! for Website Creation

An introduction to Joomla! Joomla! is a popular open source CMS (content management systems). The software is used by individuals, small & medium-sized businesses, and large organizations worldwide to create & build a variety of websites & web-enabled applications.

For full list of multimedia class offerings and additional details visit our main registration form.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Thu - Nov 29
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Nov 30
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Thu - Dec 6
8:05 AM - 4:25 PM
  ENG 1102 Final Project Exhibition

Students will display their final projects, which will involve creating the "book of the future."

Wed - Jan 16
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jan 16
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/litreviews.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Jan 17
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Data Management Planning workshop

Are you interested in managing, sharing, or preserving your research data? Are you required by a funding agency, such as NSF or NIH, to include a data management or sharing plan in your grant proposal? Are you interested in learning more about what services are offered at Georgia Tech to help support your research data needs?

Please attend the Data Management Planning workshop to learn about the various requirements of funding agencies, how to comply with these requirements, and how to take advantage of resources already offered by the Georgia Tech Library. In addition to examining data management plan requirements, this workshop will also cover how to use the DMPTool, a web application designed to walk researchers step-by-step through data management planning.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. http://datamanagementplanning.eventbrite.com/

Please contact Lizzy Rolando at lizzy.rolando@library.gatech.edu with any questions.

Thu - Jan 17
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Mechanisms of Liberty: Law, Technology, and Freedom in the World of Lincoln

Born on the western frontier in 1809, Abraham Lincoln entered a world alive with experiment. As new technologies such as steam and the telegraph transformed their material circumstances and reach, Americans of Lincoln’s generation conducted a grand experiment in constitutionally-based, democratic self-governance.

For Lincoln, technology held both promise and peril for the tenuous democratic experiment. The country lawyer and politician embraced the regulating mechanism of law as a tool for shaping technology in ways that preserved the new nation and secured genuine liberty for its citizenry. Lincoln’s efforts to reconcile the mechanisms of law and technology and achieve his vision of a just and free society met stiff resistance in the North and ultimately brought him into conflict with slave holders, who looked for the same instruments of law to secure their own vision of liberty and social justice. With the constitutional crisis of secession and Civil War, the shaping power of law loomed larger than ever, as did the transforming potential of technology. President Lincoln grappled with these dual mechanisms for social transformation, even as he dealt with the pressing issues of war and slavery.

Professor Steven W. Usselman is Chair of Georgia Tech’s School of History, Technology, and Society. A past- president of the Society for the History of Technology, he is the author of Regulating Railroad Innovation: Business, Technology, and Politics in America, 1840-1920, which won the Ellis Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians and was a finalist for the J. Willard Hurst Prize in legal history.

Reception to follow.

Tue - Jan 22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Productivity Tools for Graduate Students

Graduate students and researchers are bombarded every day with an overwhelming collection of information that they need to be able to synthesize and retrieve on demand. This class will introduce tools to improve the planning, organizing, leading, and managing of information. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/getresearchdone.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Jan 23
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.
Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Jan 24
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Undergraduate ECE Student Library Orientation

Library orientation sessions customized for ECE undergraduate students provide a review of selected Library databases that are useful to undergraduate students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Inspec). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Please contact Bette Finn for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled) or would like a class customized for your lab group. Most classes last an hour to an hour and a half.

Thu - Jan 24
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  InDesign CS5- Overview

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will familiarize you with the interface while going over some of the basic tools necessary to create a poster or brochure. Topics may include working with text, text wrap on images, document setup, alignment, and importing images and text . The instructor will provide students with templates for practice outside of class.

View Multimedia class offerings

OR

 Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Thu - Jan 24
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Lincoln and Atlanta

Charlie Crawford, president of Georgia Battlefields Association, explores the significance of the fall of Atlanta to Lincoln’s re-election as President and examines George Barnard’s photographic documentation of the battlefields around Atlanta. Crawford will discuss how land that is now a part of Georgia Tech’s campus was once the site of Confederate and Federal fortifications.

As president of Georgia Battlefields Association, a non-profit battlefield preservation group, Mr. Crawford has made over 95 presentations and led over 35 tours relating to the Civil War in Georgia.

Mr. Crawford grew up near Philadelphia and has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Tech. He served as an Air Force officer, retiring as a colonel in 1996. In addition to being a member of Georgia Battlefields Association and the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, Charlie is a life member of the Civil War Trust.

Reception to follow.

Wed - Jan 30
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  MATLAB: Data Analysis and Visualization for Scientists and Engineers

This workshop will introduce MATLAB's interactive tools and command-line functions. Special emphasis will be placed on MATLAB's data analysis and visualization capabilities. While everyone is welcome to join us for this hands-on training, examples will focus on engineering and scientific data. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/matlab.

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Jan 31
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  EndNote X6 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/EndNote

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Thu - Jan 31
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Citation Searching: Using Articles You Know to Find Ones You Don't

Have you ever found a great article and wondered if someone else has used it in their research? Citation searching is the tool you need. It allows you to find articles that reference (or cite) a specific article. This can be a very useful tool, especially if regular searching isn’t finding all you need.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Jan 31
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  The Civil War as the First American Revolution

We are accustomed to talking about the events of 1776 as “revolutionary” and the conflict of 1861-65 as a “civil war” involving a legalistic disagreement (whether the Union is dissolvable). Both were very violent.  It is possible however that neither description fits the subject. In fact, we may have the terminology exactly backwards.  This lecture will look briefly at the American Revolution as a legalistic event (a deadly one, to be sure) and then turn to the Civil War as an international revolutionary movement that the U.S. public, until Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” has been slow to grasp. Just why this is so also will be discussed.

Dr. Jamil Zainaldin is President of the Georgia Humanities Council. He received his PhD in 1976 from   the University of Chicago, and has taught at Northwestern University and Case Western Reserve University, focusing on U.S. History and Law. Zainaldin has also worked in Washington in a variety of roles, including Deputy Director of the American Historical Association. He is author and co-author of two books  on American History, and has written many articles on humanities, history, and the public.

Reception to follow.

Fri - Feb 1
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: WordPress

This hands-on class will cover the basics of launching a WordPress.org site. The WordPress Dashboard will be introduced as well as using themes, plug-ins and widgets. Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/wordpressintroduction.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Feb 5
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Dreamweaver CS5: Web Design

This beginning workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. Working with Text, links, images and background layouts are some of the basics covered.

View Multimedia class offerings

OR

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Thu - Feb 7
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Where to Get Your Article Published

This session covers finding journals in your research area, determining how to select the best one to submit your article to, and how to find that journal's author guidelines. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/publish.

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Feb 7
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Adobe Illustrator CS5: Session I

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing tool, commonly used by graphic designers. In this beginning workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce to handy features within the package, as we create a basic logo / label. Exercises may include things like: typing on a path, extrude and bevel, working with text, blending, scaling, adjusting gradients, live trace and experimenting with the new shape builder tool. Illustrator is a must have in your arsenal of software for professional looking results.

View Multimedia class offerings

OR

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Fri - Feb 8
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Feb 12
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Wed - Feb 13
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Data Visualization: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types, the best way to visually represent those types, and discuss best practices. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more. Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/dataviz

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Feb 13
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Feb 13
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX Training Session

Have you ever asked:
Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?


Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.


The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies. 
 

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

 

 


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz  (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Wed - Feb 13
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX Training Session

Have you ever asked:
Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?

Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.

The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies. 
 

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz  (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Thu - Feb 14
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/litreviews.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Feb 15
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver CS5

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

  • Setting up a website and create multiple linked webpages
  • Modifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc.
  • Formatting text with html and basic CSS styles
  • Adding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rollovers
  • Creating tables
  • Adding internal and external hyperlinks
  • Adding video and audio files
  • Uploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Feb 18
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  InDesign CS5: Overview

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will familiarize you with the interface while going over some of the basic tools necessary to create a poster or brochure. Topics may include working with text, text wrap on images, document setup, alignment, and importing images and text . The instructor will provide students with templates for practice outside of class.

View Multimedia class offerings

OR

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Tue - Feb 19
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  MATLAB: Data Analysis and Visualization for Scientists and Engineers

This workshop will introduce MATLAB's interactive tools and command-line functions. Special emphasis will be placed on MATLAB's data analysis and visualization capabilities. While everyone is welcome to join us for this hands-on training, examples will focus on engineering and scientific data. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/matlab.

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Feb 19
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Blended Research @ the Library Series ñ Manipulating Light: From Design to Application

 

 

 

Manipulating Light: From Design to Application is the ninth panel in the Blended Research @ the Library series organized by the Faculty Engagement Department of the Georgia Tech Library, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Young Professionals Group.

Blended Research @ the Library is a panel discussion series focusing on multidisciplinary research. At each session faculty, postdocs and research scientists, and graduate students from various departments present research in an area that crosses over several disciplines.

Speakers:
Jennifer Curtis – Assistant Professor School of Physics
Joel Hales – Research Scientist School of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Perry Research Group
Canek Fuentes Hernández – Research Scientist School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Kippelen Research Group

Information about previous panels can be found here

Wed - Feb 20
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: WordPress

This hands-on class will cover the basics of launching a WordPress.org site. The WordPress Dashboard will be introduced as well as using themes, plug-ins and widgets. Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/wordpressintroduction.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Feb 20
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.
Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Feb 21
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Finding Data

Finding data is becoming an essential research skill. This workshop will introduce the basics in finding data in your academic discipline. Sources covered include the LexisNexis Statistical databases, science and engineering databases, government agencies, and intergovernmental (IGO) and nongovernmental (NGO) agencies. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/finddata.

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Feb 21
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Data Management Planning workshop

Are you interested in managing, sharing, or preserving your research data? Are you required by a funding agency, such as NSF or NIH, to include a data management or sharing plan in your grant proposal? Are you interested in learning more about what services are offered at Georgia Tech to help support your research data needs?

Please attend the Data Management Planning workshop to learn about the various requirements of funding agencies, how to comply with these requirements, and how to take advantage of resources already offered by the Georgia Tech Library. In addition to examining data management plan requirements, this workshop will also cover how to use the DMPTool, a web application designed to walk researchers step-by-step through data management planning.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.

Please contact Lizzy Rolando at lizzy.rolando@library.gatech.edu with any questions.

Fri - Feb 22
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  EndNote X6 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/EndNote

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Tue - Feb 26
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Photoshop CS5: Session I

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The  software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual  communicators,and regular people like you. Pictures in things such as  posters, books, magazines,and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop.

Get some hands on time with this professional software!

In this workshop we experiment with various photoshop tools and will cover things such as : Special filters,Liquify, blending images using  layer mask, adjusting hue and saturation, examples of portrait retouching and adjusting image  brightness/contrast.

Look for a follow up session to this class on April 23rd.

View Multimedia class offerings

OR

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Thu - Feb 28
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX Training Session

Have you ever asked:
Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?


Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.


The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies. 
 

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

 

 


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz  (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Tue - Mar 5
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Mar 5
11:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Mar 6
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Dreamweaver CS5: Web Design

This beginning workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. Working with text, links, images and background layouts are some of the basics covered.

View Multimedia class offerings

OR

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Thu - Mar 7
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Data Visualization: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types, the best way to visually represent those types, and discuss best practices. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more. Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/dataviz

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Mar 12
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Citation Searching: Using Articles You Know to Find Ones You Don't

Have you ever found a great article and wondered if someone else has used it in their research? Citation searching is the tool you need. It allows you to find articles that reference (or cite) a specific article. This can be a very useful tool, especially if regular searching isn’t finding all you need.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Mar 12
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: WordPress

This hands-on class will cover the basics of launching a WordPress.org site. The WordPress Dashboard will be introduced as well as using themes, plug-ins and widgets. Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/wordpressintroduction.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Mar 13
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.
Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Mar 13
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote X6 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/EndNote

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Thu - Mar 14
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Productivity Tools for Graduate Students

Graduate students and researchers are bombarded every day with an overwhelming collection of information that they need to be able to synthesize and retrieve on demand. This class will introduce tools to improve the planning, organizing, leading, and managing of information. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/getresearchdone.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Mar 14
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Dreamweaver CS5: Web Design

This beginning workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. Working with text, links, images and background layouts are some of the basics covered.

View Multimedia class offerings

OR

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Mon - Mar 25
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Tips and Tricks in Photoshop CS5: Session I

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual  communicators,and regular people like you. Pictures in things such as  posters, books, magazines,and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop.

Get some hands on time with this professional software!

In this workshop we experiment with various photoshop tools and will cover things such as : Special filters,Liquify, blending images using  layer mask, adjusting hue and saturation, examples of portrait retouching and adjusting image  brightness/contrast.

Look for a follow up session to this class on April 23rd.

View Multimedia class offerings

OR

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information.

Mon - Mar 25
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/litreviews.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Mar 26
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver CS5

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

  • Setting up a website and create multiple linked webpages
  • Modifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc.
  • Formatting text with html and basic CSS styles
  • Adding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rollovers
  • Creating tables
  • Adding internal and external hyperlinks
  • Adding video and audio files
  • Uploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Mar 27
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Where to Get Your Article Published

This session covers finding journals in your research area, determining how to select the best one to submit your article to, and how to find that journal's author guidelines. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/publish.

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Mar 28
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  MATLAB: Data Analysis and Visualization for Scientists and Engineers

This workshop will introduce MATLAB's interactive tools and command-line functions. Special emphasis will be placed on MATLAB's data analysis and visualization capabilities. While everyone is welcome to join us for this hands-on training, examples will focus on engineering and scientific data. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/matlab.

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Mar 29
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  LaTeX Training Session

Have you ever asked:
Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?


Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.


The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies. 
 

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

 

 


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz  (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Tue - Apr 2
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote X6 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/EndNote

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Mon - Apr 8
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  LaTeX Training Session

Have you ever asked:

Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?


Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.


The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies.  The use of Beamer for creating slides for presentations and posters will be included in this session.
 

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

 

 


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz  (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Tue - Apr 9
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Basic Web Page Design: WordPress

This hands-on class will cover the basics of launching a WordPress site. The WordPress Dashboard will be introduced as well as using themes, plug-ins and widgets. Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/wordpressintroduction.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Apr 9
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Apr 10
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  MATLAB: Data Analysis and Visualization for Scientists and Engineers

This workshop will introduce MATLAB's interactive tools and command-line functions. Special emphasis will be placed on MATLAB's data analysis and visualization capabilities. While everyone is welcome to join us for this hands-on training, examples will focus on engineering and scientific data. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/matlab.

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Apr 11
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Apr 16
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.
Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Apr 18
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Blended Research @ the Library: "Moving Toward a Sustainable Future"

 

Wilby Room, Ground Floor West of the Georgia Tech Library [ map ]

 

Please join us as our panel presents research on such sustainability topics from climate change to saving trees by making paper from grains.

 

Moving Toward a Sustainable Future is the tenth panel in the Blended Research @ the Library series organized by the Faculty Engagement Department of the Georgia Tech Library. 

 

Blended Research @ the Library is a panel discussion series focusing on multidisciplinary research. At each session faculty and graduate students from various departments present research in an area that crosses over several disciplines.

 

Information about previous panels can be found here.

Fri - Apr 19
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/litreviews.

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Apr 22
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  EndNote X6 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/EndNote

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Tue - Apr 23
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips & Tricks Photoshop CS5 : Retouching

Attended the first photoshop session and looking for more tips....?  This session picks up where the first session left off and introduces you to more creative tools in Adobe Photoshop. This class will focus primarily on ways you can retouch photographs to improve how they look.

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The  software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual  communicators,and regular people like you. Pictures in things such as  posters, books, magazines,and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop.

Register for or View Multimedia class offerings.

Click to REGISTER:


Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information

Wed - Apr 24
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  InDesign: EPUB

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic  production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media.  It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures,  magazines, newspapers and books.This workshop will focus on features related to EPUB .

Adobe InDesign CS5 software includes new and enhanced EPUB file export features that improve production and provide greater control for creating compelling eBooks that can be read on a wide range of eBook reading devices.

This session is an intermediate follow up session to our intro-overview workshop. Although having attended the intro workshop is not necessary,  a basic familiarity with InDesign or what the software is used for will assist you.  This session will focus on preparing existing InDesign files for EPUB /Kindle format.(ebook)-

Topics may include

  • Understanding ebooks and ebook publishing
  • Creating linked navigational TOCs
  • Formatting with paragraph, character, and object styles
  • Optimizing graphics for the EPUB and Kindle formats

Register for or View Multimedia class offerings.

Click to REGISTER:


Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information

Wed - Apr 24
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series