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Organize Your Research: Drop-In Help All Day at the Idea Lab, Friday, February 17

February 10, 2012
By Kristin Partlo

Keeping one's research organized can be a major challenge. There are myriad tools to help with citation, note-taking, organizing documents and PDFs, mapping ideas, tracking web sites, and communicating what you find with collaborators. How do you learn about them? How do you pick the tool that's right for you and your research habits? Drop by the IdeaLab on Friday, February 17 to talk with librarians and ATs about solutions for your work.

Librarians and ATs will be in the Idea Lab all day as well as offering several drop-in sessions:

  • 10:00-10:45. Mobile Reading. Join Susan Hoang, Kristin Partlo, and Liz Evison to share strategies for reading and annotating on mobile devices.
  • 11:15-12:15. VUE as Brain Food. Fiona MacNeill demonstrates a versatile mind-mapping and diagramatic free software from Tufts.
  • 1:00-2:00 Google Docs Workshop. Paula Lackie gives you the ins and outs of this flexible suite of tools.
  • 2:00-3:00 Research Entropy or Elegance: Ways We Keep Track. Join four librarians for an informal discussion of favorite tools and tricks for organizing information. Zotero, Mendeley, EverNote and more!
  • 3:30-4:30 EndNote Workshop taught by Carleton's own EndNote authority, Charlie Priore.

Join us at the end of week 7! No preparation needed. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome.

Organize Your Research