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This is a list of the typical workshops that are offered at Mann Library. If you do not see the workshop in the current list expect these workshops to be offered in the following semester.  See our Workshop & Classes Calendar for currently scheduled workshops.

If you’d like to request a workshop that you don’t see listed below, please fill out our instruction request form.

  • Citation Management – When it comes to software to manage your citations, There are quite a few programs out there. We offer workshops every semester on three of them: Endnote, Zotero, and Mendeley. Each citation management workshop is designed to demonstrate how to use the program, help you troubleshoot any issues you might be experiencing and get lots of hands-on practice.
  • Introduction to Bloomberg – What do at least 250,000 investment professionals around the world have in common? Understanding of the complex and sophisticated research finance tool known as Bloomberg. Give yourself a competitive advantage by learning the basics of how to navigate Bloomberg quickly and efficiently.
  • PubMed – A powerful research tool for researchers in the sciences. These workshops are designed to show you how to use PubMed, conduct basic and advanced searches, and discover how to use PubMed to store your searches. Although it is simple to use to the basic researcher, there are some advanced functions that require a bit of training. Attend these workshops to find out what you are missing.
  • Data Management – The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires a data management plan with all grant applications, and growing numbers of funders and publishers have data sharing requirements. Data management is equally important for the individual researcher trying to document, organize and evaluate empirical information. This series of workshops cosponsored by Cornell’s Research Data Management Service Group include an introduction to data management plans, metadata to document data, and best practices for sharing and archiving research data. Consultations are also available by contacting
  • Using Excel with Research Data – Microsoft Excel is a commonly used and powerful tool for entering, analyzing, and storing many types of research data. This series of workshops covers tips, tricks, and best practices for using Excel to work with your data. Taught at an intermediate user level, topics include formulas and functions, pivot tables, macros, and more.
  • GIS – Geographic Information Systems allow you to visualize and analyze spatial data. Introductory workshops are offered for specific GIS programs such as ArcGIS and QGIS. By attending these workshops you can learn the basics of the GIS program, how to import data, and perform basic spatial analysis.
  • Poster Design – Anyone can make a poster, but how do you make it an effective presentation tool and how do you print at Mann? Attend this workshop to learn more about the basic design process of effective poster making: layout, graphics, text, and more.

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