Library Workshops for Undergraduates

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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.

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenter: Kayleigh Bohémier, Erin Wachowicz, Andy Shimp
Location: KBT C27 (Computer Classroom) Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)
Campus: Science Hill

Are you ready to take the plunge and use reference management software? Are you on the fence about which is best for you? This one-hour workshop compares three reference management systems: Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote. You will learn the basics of what reference managers are and how they assist you in controlling the massive number of articles, books, and other documents that you must consult for your research. Our goal is to demonstrate the best features of these tools so you make a decision about which one is right for you.