Library Workshops Archives

The Library provides a series of university-wide, open workshops to teach how to find, evaluate, organize, and analyze information and data. The Library also provides instructional workshops of academic databases, citation management tools, and data and visualization analysis tools.

Below is a list of workshops offered by DKU Library. Links to recordings (if available) will be updated or removed periodically to ensure the currency of the contents. NetID sign-in is required in order to view the recordings. 

Research Literacy

Research Literacy Series – Search Strategies

Session: September 1, 2023

This workshop helps students acquire knowledge of the creation and organization of information and skills to search for appropriate information for academic research.

Slides: https://duke.box.com/s/9dku4rbiqojl9hhxl31gf1cquerzq9wq
Recording: https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/jdUHAA/

Research Literacy Series – Evaluating Information

Session: September 8, 2023

This workshop helps students learn how to identify different types and formats of sources, how these sources are created and published, and how they can be used for other purposes.

Slides: https://duke.box.com/s/imgr0v04lj3j68z4d62qmdkbs8s8amy8
Recording: https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/I9kHAA/

Research Literacy Series – Using Information Effectively, Ethically, and Legally

Session: September 15, 2023

This workshop helps students learn how to use relevant sources they have found to create a bibliography and/or annotated bibliography and organize sources of multiple perspectives into a literature review.

Slides: https://duke.box.com/s/rhsbanrtbojseflyisj6kxaerz1gn3b1
Recording: https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/F94HAA/

Research Literacy Series – Navigating Truth, Bias, and Ethics in Data and Visualization

Session: November 10, 2023

This workshop helps students navigate our increasingly data-driven world and learn the difference between correlation and causation and how research structure affects the questions that data can answer. 

Recording: https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/-wIIAA/

Grey Literature: What it is & how/where to find it

Session: February 9, 2024

This workshop introduces what gray literature is, why it is needed in research, and where/how to find it. Grey literature is usually produced and distributed by organizations, corporates, government agencies, etc. Grey literature includes technical reports, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, etc.

Slides will be available after Session 3, 2024.

Introduction to Copyright for Creators

Session: January 26, 2024

This workshop covers what copyright is, what types of works have copyright, and to what extent creators are protected by copyright law. Participants can learn how to license their works to others and use someone else’s copyrighted works.

Slides will be available after Session 3, 2024.

Subject Databases

Introduction to Business Databases

Session: January 19, 2024

This workshop introduces users to several useful business databases for international company research, industry research, and finance information. Users will learn about resources where they can find global and regional market reports and multinational companies’ financial statements.

Slides will be available after Session 3, 2024.

Explore Wind Financial Terminal

Session: February 17, 2023

This training workshop teaches users how to use Wind Financial Terminal to understand China’s complex capital markets and economy. The terminal integrates the most comprehensive and accurate market data, fundamental data, research, news, and analytics tools across all asset classes in China.

Recording: https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/6YMHAA/ 

Citation Management Tools

Introduction to Zotero – Citation Management Tool Training

Session: November 10, 2023

This workshop teaches students to manage their scholarly sources using Zotero, a powerful citation management tool. Students will learn to install, add sources, and create bibliographies using the software, and more.

Slides: https://duke.box.com/s/ylbvf3mkev5ck46tx4qzxgxksiu2h720

Introduction to EndNote

Session: November 17, 2023

This workshop introduces users to the basic functions of EndNote 20, a powerful citation management tool that can help users organize their research references and build their bibliography. This session is for users with no or little experience with EndNote.

Slides: https://duke.box.com/s/yh5skzytf0elopn3popdmt4vz9bqaxb6

Intermediate EndNote

Session: December 1, 2023

This workshop introduces users to intermediate functions of EndNote 20, including how to effectively use EndNote 20 to manage a large amount of unsorted references, read and annotate PDFs, and share their bibliography with teammates.

Slides: https://duke.box.com/s/mza084be0vxen8binbu9ipz5ljialhyi

Data Tools and Programming

Intro to Excel – Creating and Editing Datasets

Session: September 8, 2023

This workshop will quickly introduce basic functions and skills in Excel to those who are unfamiliar with the program before demonstrating several useful skills for working with data.

Slides and practice books: https://duke.box.com/s/pnqdn58l2kya3ewl9rvchdd9yqqos9yp
Recording: https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/P9kHAA/

Creating Dashboards and Enriching Datasets: An Intermediate Excel Workshop

Session: October 27, 2023

Go beyond your basic formulas and day-to-day uses of Excel and learn how to create dashboards to share and interact with your data. Learn skills like Lookup, If statements, and conditional formatting.

Slides and practice books: https://duke.box.com/s/f0oce2funnq0bm5tsony48szb1e84nsd
Recording: https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/3_oHAA/

Introduction to Python

Session: September 22, 2023

This workshop includes an introduction to how to install an environment swiftly to run Python, programming basics, and how to create and run simple programs. Recommended for users with no previous exposure to Python.

Slides and sample scripts: https://duke.box.com/s/et2ss2vnakzdy0ftq4frt86gzx0hetwt
Recording: https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/zeUHAA/

Introduction to Python – Visualization for Data Science

Session: November 18, 2022

This workshop will walk you through the process of using Python to deal with a dataset, clean the data and visualize it. It is recommended for students with some or a little experience with Python or other programming languages.

Recording/slides are currently unavailable.

Intro to GIS: Exploring the World with Google Earth and ArcGIS Online

Session: November 24, 2023

This workshop will teach you how to use two popular tools – Google Earth and ArcGIS to create your own maps which you can use for study, research or just personal exploration of the world.

Recording: https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/uwsIAA/

Intro to Tableau for Data Visualization

Session: February 23, 2024

Tableau is a powerful, professional tool for turning datasets into interactive data visualizations. This workshop will work with a practice dataset to explore some basic visualization tools in Tableau and see how to upload it on Tableau Public to share with the world.

Slides will be available after Session 3, 2024.