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February Workshops at Olin and Uris Libraries

Sign up now for the January and February Workshops being offered by Olin and Uris Libraries.

Wednesday, 02/05/2014  3:00pm – 4:30pm

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the free, popular citation management tool Zotero ( No experience is necessary, and it should interest those who already are using a program like Endnote or Refworks — and those who are completely new to such programs. This course will give you a good overview of the program, and how it can be used to manage your research and format your papers.

Manage Citations with RefWorks
Friday, 02/07/2014  10:00am – 11:00am

Free to Cornell students and faculty, RefWorks is a Web-based tool that helps make library research and paper writing easier. It retrieves and organizes citations from

Designing Effective Presentations
Monday, 02/24/2014  12:00pm – 1:00pm

Learn the basics of creating dynamic visual presentations in any discipline, whether you use PowerPoint or Keynote as your presentation software.

In this workshop we will show you where to find images that can be used legally and ethically, and give tips to design visually compelling slides that will get your points across effectively and boost your confidence as a presenter.

Essential Research Tools
Wednesday, 02/26/2014  12:00pm – 1:00pm

Join us for a small group, hands-on workshop, and learn to navigate through electronic articles, databases, and citation management tools. We will show you tips for improving research efficiency, how to search for citations, when and how to request items through Interlibrary Loan, and introduce ways to keep track of the research you find. Get the most out of your research time!

Introduction to ArcGIS I
Friday, 02/28/2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

This workshop will familiarize you with some of the basic concepts and features of ArcGIS and some fundamentals of GIS mapping and analysis. You will work with map layers and attribute data tables for U.S. states, counties and cities.

You will learn where and how to get the necessary data. You will also learn how to build a map from existing GIS data.


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