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January 2021

Open Access: A Comprehensive Look

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All members of the Graduate Center community are invited to join the library’s current cohort of Open Pedagogy Fellows for a two-hour workshop about open access on Wednesday, January 13th from 2-4pm. This interactive workshop will cover the motivations for open access, the different ways of achieving open access, and…

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February 2021

Public and Open Access Mandates from Funders

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Every month, CUNY's Office of Research is offering a faculty research development webinar in collaboration with the Research Foundation Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support and the Office of Library Services. While the Mina Rees Library is not the organizer of these webinars, we are pleased to share them with the Graduate Center community. Session Description: This webinar…

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Accessing Databases and Articles from Off-Campus

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will cover basic and advanced methods for accessing articles from on and off-campus. Topics covered will include, off-campus access, finding specific articles, searching entire journals, Google Scholar, Interlibrary Loan, and what to do when you can't find an article. This workshop is part of the Science Research Workshop…

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Open Pedagogy Fellowship Showcase

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As we conclude the Winter 2021 Open Pedagogy Fellowship, we're excited to invite a few Fellows to share their work and experience in converting a course to Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC). This program is generously supported by New York State Open Educational Resources (OER) Funding, and coordinated by the Mina…

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Scrivener for Scholarly Writing

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Word processor, notebook, research storage: Scrivener is the digital equivalent of welding a typewriter to a file cabinet. With Scrivener you can open PDFs, websites, image files, even videos within the same program you use to write, allowing you to move fluidly from research materials to manuscript. It can be…

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Citations To and Citations From: Following the Scholarly Conversation

February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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How do researchers put their publications and other works in scholarly context – how do they make clear whose work they’re building on and whose work is related to theirs? Citations! By referencing other works, scholars situate themselves in the scholarly conversation. Citations also allow readers to track scholarly conversations,…

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Fair Use in the Digital Humanities

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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A crash course on fair use, particularly for digital scholarship projects that use copyrighted works as data. We will look at the wiggle room built into the fair use clause of U.S. copyright law, and at what that wiggle room has allowed. We will also look at the increasing importance…

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Advanced Web of Science Searching

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop will go into detail on using Web of Science for citation searching and results analysis. These tools allow users to track the impact of articles and ideas through time, which is an efficient method of finding large amounts of relevant information. This workshop is part of the Science…

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Easy Citation Creation with Zotero

February 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

This workshop will walk users through the process of installing and setting up Zotero, then generating citations and bibliographies. Click here to sign up! The Zoom link will be emailed to you.

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Super Fast and Easy Web Archiving

February 24 @ 2:00 pm

Students are increasingly submitting born-digital components, such as websites, as part of their theses, capstones and dissertations, but websites pose a particularly  acute research challenge; most websites are at risk to impermanence and solutions that preserve websites are either out of reach for most website creators or are not sophisticated…

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Research Metrics: What They Mean and What They Don’t

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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How important is a certain article? How influential is a certain scholar? How good is a certain journal? These are complex questions that require nuanced answers. Nevertheless, there is widespread interest in, and reliance on, research metrics that attempt to answer these qualitative questions with simple numbers. In this workshop,…

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Open Knowledge Intensive: Presenting Abolition Science Radio

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a lively conversation featuring the Abolition Science Radio team, LaToya Strong, Aderinsola Gilbert, and Atasi Das. Abolition Science Radio envisions a science and math delinked from racial capitalism, imperialism, and oppression—a science and math that serves all people and is openly accessible online. During this interactive event,…

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