The Libraries offer a variety of workshops for students, faculty, and staff at UMBC.
If you are interested in a topic but cannot attend our scheduled workshops, UMBC librarians will schedule and customize workshops to meet the needs of small groups. Request a Workshop here.
Is writing the literature review a stumbling block? This workshop will help you to learn how to begin and advance your literature review, and how to connect your ideas to the literature in the field.
An academic research poster is a visual communication tool that allows you to present your research in a clear, concise, graphic format. Learn how to create a poster that stands out. In this workshop, learn the design principles and guidelines that will help you create an effective and aesthetically pleasing poster using PowerPoint. We’ll discuss layout, fonts, colors, graphics and more.
Feeling stuck with your final paper? Bring what you’ve got so far (even if it’s just the assignment description).
Are you wanting to sharpen your APA citation skills? Have you ever wondered how to appropriately paraphrase and use sources in a paper? Never fear- this practical workshop is designed to save you research and writing time by dealing with citation tough stuff. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Library, Writing Center, and Psychology Department, and is appropriate for all students needing to write and cite in APA style.
Cite right! Learn the conventions of proper citation in our library workshop.
Patent searching can be a daunting and overwhelming process. Come learn how to conduct preliminary patent searches of U.S. patents and published applications using free online resources of the USPTO.
What are some of the best strategies and tips for writing a literature review? Whether you are just starting out on your research or have been involved in your project for a while, this workshop is for you! This workshop will be Humanities focused, but all are welcome.
What are some of the best strategies and tips for writing a social science literature review? Calling all social science students! Whether you are just starting out with your research or have been involved in your project for a while, this workshop is for you. This workshop is co-sponsored by the campus Center for Social Science Scholarship, and snacks will be provided.
With the rising cost of textbooks, the use of open educational resources (OER) can significantly increase student learning and success. This workshop will introduce UMBC faculty to OER repositories of peer-reviewed course materials and simple strategies for incorporating them into your classes. Whether you have explored the open access movement before or are just starting out, this interactive workshop gives you practical tools and experience champion OER in the classroom with ease.
In this interactive workshop, we will define different types of research and think about why we do research. Additionally, you will have time to explore your own research interests and how these interests might be applicable to your studies at UMBC.
Have you ever wondered how to maximize your research time? Have you wished that you could magically wake up to a perfect Works Cited page? This workshop is designed to save you research time and make it easier for you to find sources for your papers and projects. Feel free to bring in a research assignment that you are working on- this workshop features practical research strategies that you can use right away!
Have you ever wondered if there is a better way to organize your citations? Have you used citation software in the past but have some lingering questions? This workshop provides an overview of setting up a free Zotero account, adding sources to your Zotero library, and generating a bibliography. This will be a practical, hands-on workshop, and it is recommended that you bring your laptop (laptops will also be provided).
MATLAB is a popular mathematical software package that combines efficient linear algebra operations and powerful graphics with an intuitive, interactive user interface. MATLAB can be useful for a wide range of applications from basic matrix and vector manipulations to full-color 2-D and 3-D visualization. For more information, please attend this interactive workshop to learn more about MATLAB.
In this interactive workshop, we will discuss presentation design and delivery from multiple perspectives, allowing participants to discover their own unique presentation style. Examples of presentations will be provided and discussed, and participants will be given time to experiment and collaborate with others on their own projects. Leave the workshop feeling more prepared for your next presentation!
MATLAB is a popular mathematical software package that combines efficient linear algebra operations and powerful graphics with an intuitive, interactive user interface. MATLAB can be useful for a wide range of applications from basic matrix and vector manipulations to full-color 2-D and 3-D visualization. For more information, please attend this interactive workshop to learn more about MATLAB 3D Graphics.
This workshop focuses on using images -- in particular, photographs -- in research. We will discuss tools for researching the source and history of photographs and how different contexts, from exhibitions to publications, shape the way we "read" photographs.
SPSS is a software for editing and analyzing data. SPSS for Windows provides a powerful statistical analysis and data management system in a graphical environment, using descriptive menus and simple dialog boxes to do most of the work for you. Most tasks can be accomplished simply by pointing and clicking the mouse. For more information, please attend this interactive workshop to learn more about SPSS.
Learn to tell your story using book arts.