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October 2019

Picking a Citation Manager

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

Large research projects, especially theses and dissertations, involve extensive use of a variety of publications. It’s difficult to locate and organize these materials and their citations, and to represent these references in the required format. Citation managers can be a big help on this side of the research process. This semester, Fogler Library will host both general citation management workshops and workshops focused on specific citation managers (Zotero and Mendeley). For information about other workshops, visit our event calendar. If…

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Formatting a Manuscript with LaTeX

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop will provide an introduction to LaTeX typesetting. Participants will learn the basics of formatting a manuscript using LaTeX, including basic layout, tables, mathematical formulas, graphics, tables of contents, references, indices, and bibliographies. Time permitting, we will also go over putting together presentations using LaTeX and/or using multiple fonts and languages. We recommend bringing laptops with LaTeX already installed and a piece of writing that you would like to format. For Windows and Mac users, the free TeX Live…

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#FoglerReaders: Horror

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

Are you a UMaine student interested in books and reading? Would you like to meet and talk with other readers? Then come to #FoglerReaders, a group that meets in Fogler Library to discuss books and reading. Meeting topics and dates: 9/12:  Fantasy 9/26:  Science Fiction 10/10:  Readers' Choice 10/24:  Horror

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Zotero: Getting Started

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

Large research projects, especially theses and dissertations, involve extensive use of a variety of publications. It’s difficult to locate and organize these materials and their citations, and to represent these references in the required format. Citation managers can be a big help on this side of the research process. This semester, Fogler Library will host both general citation management workshops and workshops focused on specific citation managers (Zotero and Mendeley). For information about other workshops, visit our event calendar. If…

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Mendeley: Getting Started

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

Large research projects, especially theses and dissertations, involve extensive use of a variety of publications. It’s difficult to locate and organize these materials and their citations, and to represent these references in the required format. Citation managers can be a big help on this side of the research process. This semester, Fogler Library will host both general citation management workshops and workshops focused on specific citation managers (Zotero and Mendeley). For information about other workshops, visit our event calendar. If…

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Making the Most of Your Literature Review

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

How to Search for, Track, and Organize your Research Join us for an interactive workshop that will address: How to strategically search for literature in the library, in Google Scholar, and beyond When to stop searching for literature and start writing How to stay on top of literature in your field How to organize your literature to save time Not seeing what you hope to learn? Share any topics you'd like us to explore in the RSVP below. Space is…

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November 2019

Beyond “fake news”: Digging into media literacy and cognitive bias

November 4 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

In recent years, claims of "fake news," bias, and misinformation have become so common that many people have not only become tired of the news, but some avoid it altogether. However, staying well-informed is more important than ever. How do we move beyond charges of "fake news" to determine the reliability of news content? And, how do our personal preferences play a role in our news diet? Being a more informed 21st-century citizen requires a critical approach to the media.…

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Supervised Machine Learning Workshop

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

This workshop will provide an introductory overview of supervised machine learning as a general approach to building classification and regression models from a set of example observations. We will begin with an overview of the topic, highlighting a number of common algorithms. We will subsequently dive into some hands-on examples using the Python programming language and the Jupyter Notebook, a web application widely used for developing and sharing code, data visualizations, and analyses. Previous programming experience is not required. We recommend…

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Zotero: Getting Started

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

Large research projects, especially theses and dissertations, involve extensive use of a variety of publications. It’s difficult to locate and organize these materials and their citations, and to represent these references in the required format. Citation managers can be a big help on this side of the research process. This semester, Fogler Library will host both general citation management workshops and workshops focused on specific citation managers (Zotero and Mendeley). For information about other workshops, visit our event calendar. If…

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Mendeley: Getting Started

November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

Large research projects, especially theses and dissertations, involve extensive use of a variety of publications. It’s difficult to locate and organize these materials and their citations, and to represent these references in the required format. Citation managers can be a big help on this side of the research process. This semester, Fogler Library will host both general citation management workshops and workshops focused on specific citation managers (Zotero and Mendeley). For information about other workshops, visit our event calendar. If…

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