Workshops

Research Data 101

Looking for research data for your assignments? Don't know what to do when you have some research data? We will cover effective strategies for finding research data and the best ways to save and visualize your data. Data citation tips will also be discussed in the workshop.

to 13:00
FactSet Intermediate

This workshop is designed for students who have completed the FactSet Basics workshop or for students with some experience using FactSet. This workshop will feature some of the advanced functionality in FactSet, including the Excel plug-in and templates.

to 17:00

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Bloomberg Basics

This workshop will introduce students to the Bloomberg terminal. Students will learn how to access Bloomberg terminals remotely; create a Bloomberg account; navigate and search the terminal to find company information, including company financials, as well as analyst reports and business news. Students will also learn about how to get certified with Bloomberg Market Concepts.

to 13:00

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FactSet Basics

This workshop will introduce students to FactSet. Students will learn how to access FactSet and search the database to find company information, including company financials and filings, as well as to perform relative valuation using the Comps tool. Students will also learn about how to complete the FactSet certifications.

to 13:00

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Journal of Forensic Sciences Style Citations Basics

You have to cite using the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Style for your upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session, you will be comfortable applying style basics, from in-text citation placement to formatting the most common bibliography entries.

Learning outcomes: 

  • locate the JFS Style guide and our online guides to the style
  • practice in-text citation placement
  • format a bibliography based on common reference types, including journal title abbreviation look-up
to 11:00
Chicago Style Citations Basics
You have to cite using the Chicago Style for your upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session, you will be able to format basic in-text citations and bibliography entries.

Learning outcomes: 
  • differentiate between the Author-Date and Notes-Bibliography formats
  • compare and contrast the roles of the Notes to the role of the Bibliography
  • prepare the first and subsequent in-text citations using both formats
  • create bibliography entries
to 18:00
Citation Management
A hands-on session during which participants create an account in at least one citation manager (EndNote Web, RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley), and import references from the catalogue and at least one database, then create a basic bibliography.

Learning outcomes: 
  • select the most useful citation manager(s) based on your needs; 
  • create at least one citation manager account; 
  • populate the account with references from the most frequently used information environments; 
  • make a brief bibliography in a relevant style. 
to 10:00
Research Posters 101

Need to make a poster to show off your research? Presenting your poster to classmates or at a conference? We will cover step-by-step instructions and best practices for poster-making using Powerpoint.

to 13:00
Research Data 101

Looking for research data for your assignments? Don't know what to do when you have some research data? We will cover effective strategies for finding research data and the best ways to save and visualize your data. Data citation tips will also be discussed in the workshop.

to 13:00
Fake News

This session will provide you with the tools to critically evaluate social media and mainstream news sources.

 

to 13:00