Library Workshops for Undergraduates

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 17 Hillhouse - 07
Campus: Central Campus

EndNote helps you to organize your research and easily create bibliographies while writing a paper. With the online version of EndNote you can import references from research databases and web pages, attach PDF files, create shared groups, and insert citations into a document from any computer with access to the Internet.

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Bass L06-A
Campus: Central Campus

A fast overview of advanced search tricks in Google Scholar in 30 minutes, including how to think about search queries and find things (or not) via Yale Links.

This workshop is offered three times, in January, February, and April.

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: 17 Hillhouse: Library classroom, 07
Campus: Science Hill

Do you use (La)TeX? Do you want to make citation as simple as possible when you're writing? Have a bit of time over spring break? This workshop covers the basics of citing sources in TeX, along with packages such as natbib that add functionality that you may be missing in basic BibTeX. A basic understanding of (La)TeX is expected.

We will cover:

  • Using BibTeX and natbib.
  • What a .bib file is and how it is structured and used by your software.
  • Using two up-and-coming tools, biblatex and biber.
  • How to get .bib file entries without having to type in Google Scholar, library databases, and in reference/PDF article management software.

The 17 Hillhouse room 07 classroom is on the lower level of the 17 Hillhouse building. After 5 PM, the building requires a Yale ID for entry.

Please note that this workshop is also offered over spring break — on 14 March at 5:00 PM.

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 17 Hillhouse: Library classroom, 07
Campus: Central Campus

An updated version of the reference management software EndNote X8, available free from the Yale Software Library, was just released with improved features for sharing. EndNote helps you to organize your research and easily create bibliographies while writing a paper. Learn how to import references from research databases, attach PDF files, insert citations into a document, and format a bibliography for that document.